A Radio 4 comedy series in which Shappi Khorsandi explores what it is like being brought up in the UK within a non-British family
- Stand-Up, Chat Show
- 2009 - 2010
- BBC Radio 4
- 8 (2 series)
- Shaparak Khorsandi and Hils Barker
- Shaparak Khorsandi, Hils Barker, Christian Reilly and Pavan Khorsandi
- Paul Russell
Iranian Shappi Khorsandi, together with guests, discusses what it was like being brought up in the UK within a non-British family.
The first series looked at four different aspects of Shappi's life - unconventional parents, religion, growing up and, in the opener, racism.
Each week, Shappi also talks to a guest "on location", who has experiences in the topic of discussion. Shappi also interacts with the audience, who share some of their experiences of each week's subject.
Guests appearing in the first series included John Gordillo, who was brought up in an unconventional Italian family; Stewart Francis, who was brought up in Canada; and Paul Sinha, who was brought up in a strong Bengali family. Shappi also chats to Lenny Henry, Ken Livingstone and Ben Okri.
In the second series of Shappi Talk, Shappi Korsandi takes a wry look at the diverse subjects of divorce, addiction, history and politics.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- Live audience
- First broadcast
- Thursday 9th July 2009 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
- Last new broadcast
- Wednesday 12th January 2011 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
- Length of episodes
- 30 minutes
- Last repeat
- Monday 18th March 2019 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra