Shappi Talk

Comedy series in which Shappi Khorsandi examines what it is like growing up in multi-cultural families.Plus a song from comedian Hils Barker.

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Iranian comedian Shappi Khorsandi was brought to this country and a child and grew up in a very unusual and un British family.

Her father was one of Iran's top satirists and the family were forced to leave their home country as her father was termed a political dissident. As she grew up, it became apparent that the Khorsandi household was a little different from some of the families that Shappi had been friends with.

Shappi Talk takes this alternative background for Shappi to host a four part comedy series where she takes four elements of this upbringing to hilariously reveal what it was like growing up in a non-British family.

Joining Shappi will be comedian Felix Dexter who was born in St Kitts and moved to the UK as a child and each week Shappi also chats to another guest 'on location' and this time she's joined by Meera Syal.

There'll also be a song from comedian Hils Barker.

Producer: Paul Russell

An Open Mike Production for BBC Radio 4.

. Shappi Khorsandi is joined by Felix Dexter and Meera Syal to discuss the theme of racism.

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Comedy series in which Shappi Khorsandi examines what it is like growing up in multi-cultural families.

Joining Shappi will be comedian John Gordillo who shares his memories of growing up in a Spanish family with a very forceful father. Shappi also chats with another 'related' guest- and also to Lenny Henry 'on location' to talk about his family.

There'll also be a chance for Shappi to chat with the audience and there'll be a song from Hils Barker.

Producer: Paul Russell

An Open Mike Production for BBC Radio 4.

. Shappi recalls her memories of growing up with extremely unconventional parents.

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Comedy series in which Shappi Khorsandi examines what it is like growing up in multi-cultural families.

Joining Shappi is Benghali comic Paul Sinha sharing his experiences of religion in his family. Shappi will also be joined by another 'related' guest- and she chats to ex Mayor of London Ken Livingstone.

There'll also be a chance for Shappi to chat with the audience and a song from Hils Barker.

Producer: Paul Russell

An Open Mike Production for BBC Radio 4.

. Shappi discusses religion with Bengali comic Paul Sinha and chats to Ken Livingstone.

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Shappi is joined with black comedian Ava Vidal who'll be looking back at her unusual childhood. Shappi also chats with another 'related' guest- and this week she talks to author Ben Okri who reveals some amazing story from his childhood with a very alternative father and some childhood challenges.

There'll also be a chance for Shappi to chat with the audience and there'll be a song from Hils Barker.

Producer: Paul Russell

An Open Mike production for BBC Radio 4.

. Shappi discusses growing up in the UK with comedian Ava Vidal and chats to author Ben Okri

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Shappi is joined by comedians Felix Dexter and Meera Syal to discuss the theme of racism.

Iranian comedian Shappi Khorsandi was brought to this country and a child and grew up in a very unusual and un British family.

Her father was one of Iran's top satirists and the family were forced to leave their home country as her father was termed a political dissident.

As she grew up, it became apparent that the Khorsandi household was a little different from some of the families that Shappi had been friends with.

Shappi Talk takes this alternative background for Shappi to host a four part comedy series where she takes four elements of this upbringing to hilariously reveal what it was like growing up in a non-British family.

Joining Shappi will be comedian Felix Dexter who was born in St Kitts and moved to the UK as a child and each week Shappi also chats to another guest 'on location' and this time she's joined by Meera Syal.

There'll also be a song from comedian Hils Barker.

Producer: Paul Russell

An Open Mike Production for BBC Radio 4.

Shappi Khorsandi is joined by Felix Dexter and Meera Syal to discuss the theme of racism.

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Iranian comedian Shappi Khorsandi was brought to this country as a child and grew up in a very unusual and un British family.

Her father was one of Iran's top satirists and the family were forced to leave their home country as her father was termed a political dissident. As she grew up, it became apparent that the Khorsandi household was a little different from some of the families that Shappi had been friends with.

Shappi Talk takes this alternative background for Shappi to host a four part comedy series where she takes four elements of this upbringing to hilariously reveal what it was like growing up in a non-British family.

Joining Shappi will be comedian Felix Dexter who was born in St Kitts and moved to the UK as a child and each week Shappi also chats to another guest 'on location' and this time she's joined by Meera Syal.

There'll also be a song from comedian Hils Barker.

Producer: Paul Russell

An Open Mike Production for BBC Radio 4.

Iranian comedian Shappi Khorsandi was brought to this country and a child and grew up in a very unusual and un British family.

Shappi is joined by comedians Felix Dexter and Meera Syal to discuss the theme of racism.

Her father was one of Iran's top satirists and the family were forced to leave their home country as her father was termed a political dissident.

As she grew up, it became apparent that the Khorsandi household was a little different from some of the families that Shappi had been friends with.

Shappi Khorsandi is joined by Felix Dexter and Meera Syal to discuss the theme of racism.

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Comedy series in which Shappi Khorsandi examines what it is like growing up in multi-cultural families.

Joining Shappi will be comedian John Gordillo who shares his memories of growing up in a Spanish family with a very forceful father.

Shappi also chats with another 'related' guest- and also to Lenny Henry 'on location' to talk about his family.

There'll also be a chance for Shappi to chat with the audience and there'll be a song from Hils Barker.

Producer: Paul Russell

An Open Mike Production for BBC Radio 4.

Shappi recalls her memories of growing up with extremely unconventional parents.

She is joined by comedian John Gordillo, who shares his memories of growing up in a Spanish family with a very forceful father.

Shappi also talks to Lenny Henry about his family.

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Comedy series in which Shappi Khorsandi examines what it is like growing up in multi-cultural families.

Joining Shappi will be comedian John Gordillo who shares his memories of growing up in a Spanish family with a very forceful father. Shappi also chats with another 'related' guest- and also to Lenny Henry 'on location' to talk about his family.

There'll also be a chance for Shappi to chat with the audience and there'll be a song from Hils Barker.

Producer: Paul Russell

An Open Mike Production for BBC Radio 4.

Joining Shappi will be comedian John Gordillo who shares his memories of growing up in a Spanish family with a very forceful father.

Shappi also chats with another 'related' guest- and also to Lenny Henry 'on location' to talk about his family.

Shappi recalls her memories of growing up with extremely unconventional parents.

She is joined by comedian John Gordillo, who shares his memories of growing up in a Spanish family with a very forceful father.

Shappi also talks to Lenny Henry about his family.

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Shappi discusses religion with Bengali comic Paul Sinha and chats to former mayor of London Ken Livingstone

Comedy series in which Shappi Khorsandi examines what it is like growing up in multi-cultural families.

Joining Shappi is Benghali comic Paul Sinha sharing his experiences of religion in his family.

Shappi will also be joined by another 'related' guest- and she chats to ex Mayor of London Ken Livingstone.

There'll also be a chance for Shappi to chat with the audience and a song from Hils Barker.

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Comedy series in which Shappi Khorsandi examines what it is like growing up in multi-cultural families.

Joining Shappi is Bengali comic Paul Sinha sharing his experiences of religion in his family. Shappi will also be joined by another 'related' guest- and she chats to ex Mayor of London Ken Livingstone.

There'll also be a chance for Shappi to chat with the audience and a song from Hils Barker.

Producer: Paul Russell

An Open Mike Production for BBC Radio 4.

Joining Shappi is Benghali comic Paul Sinha sharing his experiences of religion in his family. Shappi will also be joined by another 'related' guest- and she chats to ex Mayor of London Ken LivingstonE.

Shappi discusses religion with Bengali comic Paul Sinha and chats to former mayor of London Ken Livingstone

Joining Shappi is Benghali comic Paul Sinha sharing his experiences of religion in his family.

Shappi will also be joined by another 'related' guest- and she chats to ex Mayor of London Ken LivingstonE.

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Shappi discusses growing up in the UK with black comedian Ava Vidal and chats to author Ben Okri, who tells stories from his childhood with a very alternative father and discusses some childhood challenges.

Shappi is joined with black comedian Ava Vidal who'll be looking back at her unusual childhood.

Shappi also chats with another 'related' guest- and this week she talks to author Ben Okri who reveals some amazing story from his childhood with a very alternative father and some childhood challenges.

There'll also be a chance for Shappi to chat with the audience and there'll be a song from Hils Barker.

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Shappi is joined with black comedian Ava Vidal who'll be looking back at her unusual childhood. Shappi also chats with another 'related' guest- and this week she talks to author Ben Okri who reveals some amazing story from his childhood with a very alternative father and some childhood challenges.

There'll also be a chance for Shappi to chat with the audience and there'll be a song from Hils Barker.

Producer: Paul Russell

An Open Mike production for BBC Radio 4.

Shappi discusses growing up in the UK with black comedian Ava Vidal and chats to author Ben Okri, who tells stories from his childhood with a very alternative father and discusses some childhood challenges.

Shappi is joined with black comedian Ava Vidal who'll be looking back at her unusual childhood.

Shappi also chats with another 'related' guest- and this week she talks to author Ben Okri who reveals some amazing story from his childhood with a very alternative father and some childhood challenges.

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Shappi Khorsandi uses her own personal experience by taking an acerbic look at what it's like to go through divorce and to become an unexpected single mother. She reveals the challenges and comic consequences of becoming divorced and what it's like raising a young child.

Armed with this experience, Shappi also has a light-hearted chat with model and fellow single mother Jerry Hall, where they find time to compare fascinating notes!

Australian comedian Celia Pacquola provides some additional laughs giving her perspective on the subject and there'll be a themed song from Duncan Oakley.

Producer: Paul Russell

An Open Mike production for BBC Radio 4.

. Shappi Khorsandi with a personal take on divorce with Jerry Hall and Celia Pacquola.

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Shappi Khorsandi uses her own personal experience by taking an acerbic look at what it's like to go through divorce and to become an unexpected single mother.

She reveals the challenges and comic consequences of becoming divorced and what it's like raising a young child.

Armed with this experience, Shappi also has a light-hearted chat with model and fellow single mother Jerry Hall, where they find time to compare fascinating notes!

Australian comedian Celia Pacquola provides some additional laughs giving her perspective on the subject.

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Shappi Khorsandi uses her own personal experience by taking an acerbic look at what it's like to go through divorce and to become an unexpected single mother. She reveals the challenges and comic consequences of becoming divorced and what it's like raising a young child.

Armed with this experience, Shappi also has a light-hearted chat with model and fellow single mother Jerry Hall, where they find time to compare fascinating notes!

Australian comedian Celia Pacquola provides some additional laughs giving her perspective on the subject and there'll be a themed song from Duncan Oakley.

Producer: Paul Russell

An Open Mike production for BBC Radio 4.

Shappi Khorsandi uses her own personal experience by taking an acerbic look at what it's like to go through divorce and to become an unexpected single mother.

She reveals the challenges and comic consequences of becoming divorced and what it's like raising a young child.

Australian comedian Celia Pacquola provides some additional laughs giving her perspective on the subject.

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Shappi Khorsandi delves into the controversial world of addiction revealing her own personal experiences in the third of this four part series. Having herself struggled with food disorders, Shappi reveals what it's like to have an addictive personality but being able to have a laugh along the way.

With this insight, Shappi has relaxed chat with TV host Trisha Goddard, someone who has herself experienced addictions throughout her adult life. Comedian Mike Gunn uses his drug experience to wittily debunk a few myths. Duncan Oakley will also provide a comic song.

Producer: Paul Russell

An Open Mike Production for BBC Radio 4.

. Shappi Khorsandi looks at the world of addiction with guests Trisha Goddard and Mike Gunn.

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Shappi Khorsandi looks at a variety of subjects close to her Iranian heart - including History, Politics and, in this programme, Addiction.

Having struggled with food disorders, Shappi reveals what it's like to have an addictive personality, but being able to have a laugh along the way. With this insight, she has relaxed chat with TV host Trisha Goddard, someone who has herself experienced addictions throughout her adult life. Comedian Mike Gunn uses his drug experience to wittily debunk a few myths and Duncan Oakley provides a comic song.

Producer: Paul Russell

An Open Mike production for BBC Radio 4.

Shappi Khorsandi delves into the controversial world of addiction revealing her own personal experiences in the third of this four part series.

Having herself struggled with food disorders, Shappi reveals what it's like to have an addictive personality but being able to have a laugh along the way.

With this insight, Shappi has relaxed chat with TV host Trisha Goddard, someone who has herself experienced addictions throughout her adult life.

Comedian Mike Gunn uses his drug experience to wittily debunk a few myths.

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Shappi Khorsandi looks at a variety of subjects close to her Iranian heart - including History, Politics and, in this programme, Addiction.

Having struggled with food disorders, Shappi reveals what it's like to have an addictive personality, but being able to have a laugh along the way. With this insight, she has relaxed chat with TV host Trisha Goddard, someone who has herself experienced addictions throughout her adult life. Comedian Mike Gunn uses his drug experience to wittily debunk a few myths and Duncan Oakley provides a comic song.

Producer: Paul Russell

An Open Mike production for BBC Radio 4.

Shappi Khorsandi delves into the controversial world of addiction revealing her own personal experiences in the third of this four part series.

Having herself struggled with food disorders, Shappi reveals what it's like to have an addictive personality but being able to have a laugh along the way.

With this insight, Shappi has relaxed chat with TV host Trisha Goddard, someone who has herself experienced addictions throughout her adult life.

Comedian Mike Gunn uses his drug experience to wittily debunk a few myths.

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In the third of her new four part series of Shappi Talk, Shappi Khorsandi tries to understand the fascination with history.

Having an incident filled historical background herself; Shappi looks back at a variety of historical figures and moments in history comparing our current lives. Joining her iconic comedian Simon Evans who puts his own idiosyncratic spin on history and TV historian Adam Hart-Davis has a chat with Shappi about his love of everything historic. There's also a comic song from Duncan Oakley.

Producer: Paul Russell

An Open Mike Production for BBC Radio 4.

. Shappi Khorsandi delves into history with guests Adam Hart-Davis and Simon Evans.

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Shappi Khorsandi looks at a variety of subjects close to her Iranian heart - including Politics, Addiction and, in this programme, History.

Having an incident filled, historical background herself, Shappi looks back at a variety of historical figures and moments in history, comparing our current lives.

Joining her is iconic comedian Simon Evans, who puts his own idiosyncratic spin on history, and TV historian Adam Hart-Davis, who has a chat with Shappi about his love of everything historic. There's also a comic song from Duncan Oakley.

Producer: Paul Russell

An Open Mike production for BBC Radio 4.

In the third of her new four part series of Shappi Talk, Shappi Khorsandi tries to understand the fascination with history.

Having an incident filled historical background herself; Shappi looks back at a variety of historical figures and moments in history comparing our current lives.

Joining her iconic comedian Simon Evans who puts his own idiosyncratic spin on history and TV historian Adam Hart-Davis has a chat with Shappi about his love of everything historic.

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Shappi Khorsandi looks at a variety of subjects close to her Iranian heart - including Politics, Addiction and, in this programme, History.

Having an incident filled, historical background herself, Shappi looks back at a variety of historical figures and moments in history, comparing our current lives.

Joining her is iconic comedian Simon Evans, who puts his own idiosyncratic spin on history, and TV historian Adam Hart-Davis, who has a chat with Shappi about his love of everything historic. There's also a comic song from Duncan Oakley.

Producer: Paul Russell

An Open Mike production for BBC Radio 4.

In the third of her new four part series of Shappi Talk, Shappi Khorsandi tries to understand the fascination with history.

Joining her iconic comedian Simon Evans who puts his own idiosyncratic spin on history and TV historian Adam Hart-Davis has a chat with Shappi about his love of everything historic.

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Shappi Khorsandi looks at a variety of subjects close to her Iranian heart - including History, Addiction and, in this programme, Politics.

Shappi reveals her thoughts on Margaret Thatcher, how Anne Frank got her into politics and that, while other parents took their children to the zoo, she was taken to Speakers' Corner.

She'll be joined by writer and satirist John O'Farrell to discuss how humour and politics are intertwined. Stand-up comedian Ian Stone offers his take on the world of politics and there's a witty song from Duncan Oakley.

Producer: Paul Russell

An Open Mike production for BBC Radio 4.

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Shappi Khorsandi looks at a variety of subjects close to her Iranian heart - including History, Addiction and, in this programme, Politics.

Shappi reveals her thoughts on Margaret Thatcher, how Anne Frank got her into politics and that, while other parents took their children to the zoo, she was taken to Speakers' Corner.

She'll be joined by writer and satirist John O'Farrell to discuss how humour and politics are intertwined. Stand-up comedian Ian Stone offers his take on the world of politics and there's a witty song from Duncan Oakley.

Producer: Paul Russell

An Open Mike production for BBC Radio 4.

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In the first series of Shappi Talk, Shappi looked at a variety of subjects close to her Iranian heart.

For this second four part series Shappi broadens her outlook and takes a wry comedic look at four diverse personal subjects. During the series she and her guests will be looking at Divorce, Addiction, History and Politics.

Producer: Paul Russell

An Open Mike production for BBC Radio 4.

. Another series of wry comedy with Shappi Khorsandi.