Joe Lycett's Obsessions. Joe Lycett. Copyright: BBC


  • Radio chat show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2018 - 2020
  • 8 episodes (2 series)

Radio 4 format in which guests reveal their secret passions. Stars Joe Lycett.

Joe Lycett's Obsessions. Joe Lycett. Copyright: BBC

Key details

Chat Show
2018 - 2020
BBC Radio 4
8 (2 series)
Joe Lycett
Joe Lycett, James Kettle, Laura Major, Mike Shephard, Catherine Brinkworth and Kat Sadler
Suzy Grant

Obsessions sees a panel of celebrities sharing their secret obsessions with the listener, and have them celebrated, challenged and dissected by the host.

Obsessions brings together a panel of unlikely bedfellows with even more unlikely interests, and we find out what hidden passions, knowledge or collections some well-known people hold close to their hearts.

Each week alongside the panel, the host seeks out the VOP (Very Obsessed Person) of the week, to celebrate their truly extraordinary passions. The host also quizzes the audience to find out what the Great British public are obsessed with at the moment.

Joe Lycett hosted the first two series, with Ivo Graham resurrecting the format in 2024.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Ivo Graham's Obsessions (Series 3 title)
  • Joe Lycett's Obsessions (Series 1 and 2 title)

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 19th July 2018 at 6:30pm on BBC Radio 4
Next repeats
  1. Series 2, Episode 3: Tuesday at 9am on Radio 4 Extra
  2. Series 2, Episode 3: Tuesday at 10pm on Radio 4 Extra
Most recent repeats

Recording details

Free tickets

  • BBC Radio Theatre, Glee Club (Birmingham), RADA Studios and The Comedy Store (Manchester)
  • Marylebone Theatre and Glee Club (Cardiff) - Series 3

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