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Chris Packham

My Teenage Diary
  • My Teenage Diary

  • Various

    Forty-five episodes from Series 1-8 of the Sony Award-winning BBC Radio comedy show, hosted by Rufus Hound.

    In this hilarious and revealing show, host Rufus Hound invites his guests to revisit their formative years by dusting off their intimate teenage diaries and reading them out in public for the very first time. From terrible poetry, musings on pop music and cringeworthy crushes, to fond recollections of schooldays and exotic holidays, to poignant and searingly honest confessions, these extracts reveal the secret thoughts, feelings and experiences of a host of well-known celebrities – before they became famous.

    Among the contributors are Richard Herring, Shappi Khorsandi, Sheila Hancock, Meera Syal, Arabella Weir, Robert Webb, Caitlin Moran, Ken Livingstone, Terry Wogan, Alex Horne, Lionel Shriver, Michael Rosen, Ian Rankin, Debbie McGee and John Finnemore.

    As they delve into the past and reflect on their youth, will they be filled with nostalgia, or embarrassment? What would they say to their younger selves? And what song will they choose to sum up their teenage years? Find out all this – and a lot more besides – in these surprising, insightful and hugely entertaining shows.

    Produced by Harriet Jaine
    Executive Producer: Aled Evans
    A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4

    Episodes:

    Series 1
    Richard Herring
    Russell Kane
    Shappi Khorsandi
    Steve Hall
    Josie Long
    Jenny Eclair

    Series 2
    Sheila Hancock
    Victoria Coren
    Meera Syal
    Rob Deering
    Phil Nichol

    Series 3
    Michael Winner
    Janet Street-Porter
    Jo Caulfield
    Arabella Weir

    Series 4
    Robert Webb
    Caitlin Moran
    Jackie Kay
    Toby Young
    Rhona Cameron
    Julia Donaldson

    Series 5
    Ken Livingstone
    Vanessa Feltz
    Sarfraz Mansoor
    Rachel Johnson
    Janet Ellis
    Kate Mosse

    Series 6
    Terry Wogan
    Chris Difford
    Oona King
    Robert Newman
    Lucy Worsley
    Alex Horne

    Series 7
    Robert Peston
    Lionel Shriver
    Michael Rosen
    Samira Ahmed
    Chris Packham

    2017 Special
    Ian Rankin

    Series 8
    Debbie McGee
    John Finnemore
    Anneka Rice
    Pippa Evans
    Gyles Brandreth
    Helen Lederer

TV presenter, photographer and conservationist Chris Packham is one of the nation’s favourite naturalists. He is best known for the BAFTA-winning The Really Wild Show and fronting BBC’s Springwatch and Autumnwatch. Packham is president of the British Trust for Ornithology, Hawk Conservancy Trust, the Hampshire Ornithological Society and the Bat Conservation Trust and vice-president of the RSPB and the Butterfly Conservation. In 2011, he was awarded the British Trust for Ornithology's Dilys Breese Medal for his ‘outstanding work in promoting science to new audiences’, and in 2016 he won the Wildscreen Panda Award for Outstanding Achievement, for his contribution to wildlife filmmaking. Packham's partner Charlotte Corney owns the Isle of Wight Zoo, and his step-daughter is studying zoology at Liverpool University. He lives in the New Forest.