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.

  • Due to return for Series 3

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1

Joining Joe on the sofa this week, comedian Katherine Ryan shares her love of the Kardashians; and Radio 1 DJ Greg James introduces Joe to the world of cricket. Joe also welcomes members of the public to share their secret passions, as well as this week's VOP (Very Obsessed Person) - Mattie Faint, curator of the Clowns' Gallery And Museum in Dalston.

Broadcast details

Thursday 19th July 2018
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 26th July 2018 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 26th July 2018 5:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 26th July 2018 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Friday 27th July 2018 5:30am Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 17th August 2022 6:30pm Radio 4
Wednesday 24th August 2022 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 24th August 2022 5:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 24th August 2022 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 25th August 2022 5:30am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Joe Lycett Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Katherine Ryan Guest
Greg James Guest
Mattie Faint Self
Writing team
Joe Lycett Writer
James Kettle Writer
Laura Major Writer (Additional Material)
Mike Shephard Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Suzy Grant Producer


Review: Joe Lycett's Obsessions

Joe Lycett's Obsessions presents two initial challenges. The first is to capture the distinctive charm of Joe Lycett. The other is to present it in a form that fits Radio 4 at 6.30pm. On late-night BBC TV, he is shockingly frank, eventually endearing. On Radio 4, without the freedom to push the boundaries of vocabulary and sexual reference, in a format that limits him to the role of gameshow host, he just sounds sad. Put him on later and let him roam free.

Gillian Reynolds, The Sunday Times, 22nd July 2018

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