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BOTW0120140901Omid Djalili recalls times when he provoked laughter for all the wrong reasons.
Episode 1/5
Comedian and actor Omid Djalili is one of Britain's funniest men. His memoirs take us through his unconventional childhood growing up in an Iranian household in London and chart his progression from serious acting into comedy.
It's a laugh-out-loud, intelligent and deeply touching journey through a fascinating life.
In today's episode, Omid recalls occasions when he's provoked laughter for all the wrong reasons.
Writer and Reader - Omid Djalili
Abridger - Lu Kemp
Producer - Kirsty Williams
A BBC Scotland Production for BBC Radio 4.
BOTW0220140902Omid Djalili remembers childhood visits to Iran.
Episode 2/5
Comedian and actor Omid Djalili is one of Britain's funniest men. His memoirs take us through his unconventional childhood growing up in an Iranian household in London and chart his progression from serious acting into comedy.
It's a laugh-out-loud, intelligent and deeply touching journey through a fascinating life.
In today's episode, Omid remembers childhood visits to Iran and explores how it feels to belong to two very different cultures.
Credits
Writer and Reader - Omid Djalili
Abridger - Lu Kemp
Producer - Kirsty Williams
A BBC Scotland Production for BBC Radio 4.
BOTW0320140903Omid Djalili recalls his unconventional childhood in an Iranian guesthouse in London.
Episode 3/5
Comedian and actor Omid Djalili is one of Britain's funniest men. His memoirs take us through his unconventional childhood growing up in an Iranian household in London and chart his progression from serious acting into comedy.
It's a laugh-out-loud, intelligent and deeply touching journey through a fascinating life.
In today's episode, Omid recalls his experiences as a ten-year old medical translator and
revisits a poignant period when religious tensions in Iran reached his family home in Kensington.
Credits
Writer and Reader - Omid Djalili
Abridger - Lu Kemp
Producer - Kirsty Williams
A BBC Scotland Production for BBC Radio 4.
BOTW0420140904Omid Djalili recalls two encounters from his youth that helped propel him into acting.



Episode 4/5
Comedian and actor Omid Djalili is one of Britain's funniest men. His memoirs take us through his unconventional childhood growing up in an Iranian household in London and chart his progression from serious acting into comedy.
It's a laugh-out-loud, intelligent and deeply touching journey through a fascinating life.
In today's episode, Omid looks back at two key encounters which inspired him to risk all and become an actor.
Credits
Writer and Reader - Omid Djalili
Abridger - Lu Kemp
Producer - Kirsty Williams
A BBC Scotland Production for BBC Radio 4.
BOTW05 LAST20140905Omid Djalili explores the vital role his mother plays in his vivacious life and art.



Episode 5/5
Comedian and actor Omid Djalili is one of Britain's funniest men. His memoirs take us through his unconventional childhood growing up in an Iranian household in London and chart his progression from serious acting into comedy.
It's a laugh-out-loud, intelligent and deeply touching journey through a fascinating life.
In today's episode, Omid explores the vital role his vivacious mother plays in his life and art.
Credits
Writer and Reader - Omid Djalili
Abridger - Lu Kemp
Producer - Kirsty Williams
A BBC Scotland Production for BBC Radio 4.