My Teenage Diary

Rufus Hound invites comedians to revisit their formative years by dusting off their teenage diaries and reading them out in public for the very first time.

Will they experience the warm glow of nostalgia or the hot flush of embarrassment?

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0101Richard Herring2009040120100429

Rufus Hound invites comedians to revisit their formative years by dusting off their teenage diaries and reading them out in public for the very first time.

Will they experience the warm glow of nostalgia or the hot flush of embarrassment?

With Richard Herring

0102Russell Kane2009040820100513

Rufus is joined by comedian Russell Kane, whose detailed accounts of everyday life as a teenager, combined with anger-fuelled poetry displays just what it is to be unpopular, unattractive and unlucky in love.

0103Shappi Khorsandi2009041520100520

In this episode, Rufus is joined by Iranian comedienne Shappi Khorsandi who reveals herself to be a lonely and awkward teenager, desperate to be part of a group.

Listen out for Shappi's embarrassed readings of her hilarious teenage poetry.

0104Steve Hall2009042220100527

Host Rufus Hound is joined by Steve Hall, member of the comedy sketch group We Are Klang.

Steve reveals what it was like to grow up as a proper mummy's boy, and the nightmare situations he encountered because of it.

0105Josie Long2009042920100610

With Josie Long

0106 LASTJenny Eclair2009050620100603

With Jenny Eclair

Host Rufus Hound is joined by comedienne, novelist and star of Grumpy Old Women, Jenny Eclair.

What advice would Jenny give now to her younger self? Tune in for a hilarious glance back into life as a teenager growing up in the 70s.

Producer: Victoria Payne

A talkbackTHAMES production for BBC Radio 4.

0201Sheila Hancock2010121420140502 (BBC7)

Rufus Hound hosts this six-part comedy series in which celebrities are asked to revisit their teenage diaries and read them out in public for the very first time. This week, Sheila Hancock.

Producer: Victoria Payne

A TalkbackThames production for BBC Radio 4.

This week, Sheila Hancock

0202Victoria Coren2010122120120415
20120504 (BBC7)
20120506 (BBC7)
20140509 (BBC7)

Rufus Hound hosts this six-part comedy series in which celebrities are asked to revisit their teenage diaries and read them out in public for the very first time. This week, Victoria Coren.

Producer: Victoria Payne

A TalkbackThames production for BBC Radio 4.

(02/06)

Rufus Hound invites Victoria Coren to read extracts from her teenage diaries.

Victoria Coren

0203Julian Clary2010122820120422
20110104 (BBC7)
20140516 (BBC7)

Rufus Hound invites Julian Clary to read embarrassing extracts from his teenage diary and read it out in public for the very first time.

Producer: Victoria Payne

A TalkbackThames production for BBC Radio 4.

Julian Clary

0204Meera Syal2011010420120429
20110111 (BBC7)
20120518 (BBC7)
20140523 (BBC7)

Rufus Hound invites Meera Syal to read embarrassing extracts from her teenage diary and read it out in public for the very first time.

Producer: Victoria Payne

A TalkbackThames production for BBC Radio 4.

Meera Syal

0205Rob Deering2011011220140530 (BBC7)

Rufus Hound invites Rob Deering to read embarrassing extracts from his teenage diary and read it out in public for the very first time.

Producer: Victoria Payne

A TalkbackThames production for BBC Radio 4.

Rob Deering

0206 LASTPhil Nichol2011011920140606 (BBC7)

Rufus Hound invites Phil Nichol to read embarrassing extracts from his teenage diary and read it out in public for the very first time.

Producer: Victoria Payne

A TalkbackThames production for BBC Radio 4.

Phil Nichol

0304Arabella Weir2011092220121024
20110929 (BBC7)
20141127 (BBC7)

My Teenage Diary returns with four more brave celebrities ready to revisit their formative years by opening up their intimate teenage diaries and reading them out in public for the very first time.

Comedian Rufus Hound is joined by actor Arabella Weir who describes a teenage life full of drinking, calorie-counting and boys.

Producer: Harriet Jaine

A Talkback Production for BBC Radio 4.

Rufus Hound invites Arabella Weir to revisit her days of drinking and calorie-counting.

A TalkbackTHAMES production for BBC Radio 4.

0406 LASTJulia Donaldson2012080120131110
20120808 (BBC7)
20131115 (BBC7)
20131116 (BBC7)
20131117 (BBC7)
20150521 (BBC7)

reads from her diaries, recalling her teenage obsession with Mick Jagger.

Another brave celebrity revisits their formative years by opening up their intimate teenage diaries, and reading them out in public for the very first time.

This week, comedian Rufus Hound is joined by the author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson. Donaldson's diaries are a vivid account of her obsession with Mick Jagger and the lengths she went to in order to meet the elusive Rolling Stone.

Producer: Harriet Jaine

A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4.

Julia Donaldson reads from her diaries, recalling her teenage obsession with Mick Jagger.

My Teenage Diary returns with six more brave celebrities ready to revisit their formative years by opening up their intimate teenage diaries, and reading them out in public for the very first time.

0501Ken Livingstone2013082120140725
20130828 (BBC7)
20151206 (BBC7)

Another brave celebrity revisits their formative years by opening up their intimate teenage diaries, and reading them out in public for the very first time.

Comedian Rufus Hound is joined by former London Mayor Ken Livingstone. Ken reads from his 1966 diary, when he hitched across the Sahara, adopted an incontinent ostrich called Horace, and ate a venomous snake.

Producer: Harriet Jaine

A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4.

reads from his 1966 diary, when he hitchhiked across the Sahara Desert.

My Teenage Diary returns with six more brave celebrities ready to revisit their formative years by opening up their intimate teenage diaries, and reading them out in public for the very first time.

For the first in the new series, comedian Rufus Hound is joined by former London Mayor Ken Livingstone. Ken reads from his 1966 diary, when he hitched across the Sahara, adopted an incontinent ostrich called Horace, and ate a venomous snake.

0502Vanessa Feltz2013082820140801
20130904 (BBC7)
20151213 (BBC7)

Another brave celebrity revisits their formative years by opening up their intimate teenage diaries and reading them out in public for the very first time.

Comedian Rufus Hound is joined by broadcaster Vanessa Feltz, who revisits her teenage years in North London. She spent her holidays packing knickers for her father's lingerie firm, and a lot of the rest of the time daydreaming about being married to her teenage boyfriend.

Producer: Harriet Jaine

A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4.

relives her teenage years, growing up in North London in the late seventies.

My Teenage Diary returns with six more brave celebrities ready to revisit their formative years by opening up their intimate teenage diaries, and reading them out in public for the very first time.

0503Sarfraz Manzoor2013090420140808
20130911 (BBC7)
20151220 (BBC7)

Another brave celebrity revisits their formative years by opening up their intimate teenage diaries, and reading them out in public for the very first time. In this programme, Comedian Rufus Hound is joined by journalist Sarfraz Manzoor.

Sarfraz relives his teenage days living in Luton in a strict Muslim family - when he was obsessed with Bo Derek and pop music, and desperate to buy a computer.

Producer: Harriet Jaine

A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4.

relives his adolescence growing up in a strict Muslim family in Luton.

My Teenage Diary returns with six more brave celebrities ready to revisit their formative years by opening up their intimate teenage diaries, and reading them out in public for the very first time. In this programme, Comedian Rufus Hound is joined by journalist Sarfraz Manzoor.

0504Rachel Johnson2013091120140815
20130918 (BBC7)
20151227 (BBC7)

Another brave celebrity revisits their formative years by opening up their intimate teenage diaries.

Comedian Rufus Hound is joined by journalist Rachel Johnson. Rachel's diaries focus on her gap year in Israel, when she worked on a kibbutz with her brother and was wined and dined by an Israeli shepherd.

They also include her trip to the Andes with a boyfriend who suffered from vertigo.

Producer: Harriet Jaine

A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4.

Writer Rachel Johnson revisits her gap year, when she worked on a kibbutz with her brother

My Teenage Diary returns with six more brave celebrities ready to revisit their formative years by opening up their intimate teenage diaries.

In this programme, comedian Rufus Hound is joined by journalist Rachel Johnson. Rachel's diaries focus on her gap year in Israel, when she worked on a kibbutz with her brother and was wined and dined by an Israeli shepherd.

0505Janet Ellis2013091820140822
20130925 (BBC7)
20160103 (BBC7)

Another brave celebrity revisits their formative years by opening up their intimate teenage diaries.

Comedian Rufus Hound is joined by actress and presenter Janet Ellis, whose teenage diaries show that her love of arts and crafts started long before she got the job on Blue Peter.

Producer: Harriet Jaine

A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4.

's diaries show that her love of arts and crafts started long before Blue Peter

My Teenage Diary returns with six more brave celebrities ready to revisit their formative years by opening up their intimate teenage diaries.

In this programme, Comedian Rufus Hound is joined by actress and presenter Janet Ellis, whose teenage diaries show that her love of arts and crafts started long before she got the job on Blue Peter.

0506Kate Mosse2013092520160110 (BBC7)

Comedian Rufus Hound is joined by author Kate Mosse, whose diary tells of a rain-soaked family holiday to the Lake District in the 1970s.

Highlights of the trip included getting lost in the Newbury one-way system and a visit to a pencil factory.

Producer: Harriet Jaine

A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4.

0506 LASTKate Mosse2013092520140829
20131002 (BBC7)

Author Kate Mosse's diary tells of a rain-soaked family holiday to the Lake District.

In the last programme of this series, comedian Rufus Hound is joined by author Kate Mosse, whose diary tells of a rain-soaked family holiday to the Lake District in the 1970s.

Highlights of the trip included getting lost in the Newbury one-way system and a visit to a pencil factory.

Producer: Harriet Jaine

A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4.

Comedian Rufus Hound is joined by author Kate Mosse, whose diary tells of a rain-soaked family holiday to the Lake District in the 1970s.

0601Terry Wogan2014112720141204 (BBC7)

Terry Wogan's diary reveals his obsession with Subbuteo and love of eating lunch in bed.

Comedian Rufus Hound is joined by the broadcaster Terry Wogan, whose diary describes his life in Limerick when he was 15.

The young Terry serves his first Mass, spends hours in the cinema, loves playing Subbuteo with his friends and - when he's tired - simply eats his lunch in bed.

Produced by Harriet Jaine

A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4.

The young Terry serves his first Mass, spends hours in the cinema, loves playing Subuteo with his friends and - when he's tired - simply eats his lunch in bed.

0606 LASTAlex Horne2015010120150108 (BBC7)
20161111 (R4)

Comedian Alex Horne's diary focuses on his 1997 gap year, which he spent teaching in China

Comedian Alex Horne's teenage diary focuses on his 1997 gap year, which he spent teaching English in China. But looking back, Alex wishes he'd spent more time teaching grammar, and less time worrying about girls and sampling the local nightlife.

Produced by Harriet Jaine

A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4.