My Teenage Diary

My Teenage Diary

Adolescent musings from Series 1-8 of the hit BBC Radio 4 comedy series
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Summary

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

About the author

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Contributors include:

Ben Acker and Ben Blacker - Renee Ahdieh - Tom Angleberger - Meg Cabot - Rae Carson - Zoraida Cordova - Delilah S. Dawson - Paul Dini - Alexander Freed - Jason Fry - Christie Golden - Claudia Gray - E. K. Johnston and Ashley Eckstein - Paul Kemp - Mur Lafferty - Ken Liu - Griffin McElroy - John Jackson Miller - Nnedi Okorafor - Daniel Jose Older - Mallory Ortberg - Madeleine Roux - Gary D. Schmidt - Cavan Scott - Sabaa Tahir - Glen Weldon - Chuck Wendig - Gary Whitta - And more!
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