Shappi Talk. Shaparak Khorsandi. Copyright: Open Mike Productions
Shappi Talk

Shappi Talk

  • Radio stand-up / chat show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2009 - 2010
  • 8 episodes (2 series)

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. Stars Shaparak Khorsandi and Hils Barker.

Key details

Genres
Stand-Up, Chat Show
Broadcast
2009 - 2010
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
8 (2 series)
Stars
Shaparak Khorsandi and Hils Barker
Writers
Shaparak Khorsandi, Hils Barker, Christian Reilly and Pavan Khorsandi
Producer
Paul Russell
Companies

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 9th July 2009 at 6:30pm on BBC Radio 4
Most recent repeats

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