How to Be Bohemian. Victoria Coren Mitchell. Copyright: BBC


  • Radio panel show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2003 - 2019
  • 65 episodes (11 series)

A panel of celebrity guests join Victoria Coren Mitchell to use their wit and wisdom to argue against narrow-minded thinking and received opinions of the day. Also features David Baddiel.

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Series 7, Episode 4

The panellists are comedians Richard Herring and Mark Steel and journalist and television presenter Janet Street-Porter.

Further details

This time, Victoria's guests leap to the defence of the weather forecasters, with Janet Street-Porter admitting that one particular BBC weatherman has been sending her temperature soaring. Richard Herring argues that we have come to expect too much of forecasters, pointing out that in medieval times, Michael Fish would have been hailed as a god for his predictive powers.

And on another topic, Mark Steel uncharacteristically speaks out in favour of David Cameron and George Osborne, praising them for their "proper poshness" in the face of the pseudo-poshness of their Labour counterparts.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 9th June 2010
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 29th May 2014 9:00am Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 29th May 2014 6:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Friday 30th May 2014 1:00am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Victoria Coren Mitchell Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Richard Herring Guest
Mark Steel Guest
Janet Street-Porter Guest
Writing team
Victoria Coren Mitchell Writer
Charlie Skelton Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Brian King Producer

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