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?

Episodes

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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.