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.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 2 - Unconventional Parents

Shappi recalls her memories of growing up with extremely unconventional parents, including a father who is one of Iran's top satirists.

Further details

Shappi is joined by comedian John Gordillo, who shares his memories of growing up in a Spanish family with a very forceful father. Shappi also talks to Lenny Henry about his family. Plus a song from comedian Hils Barker.

Broadcast details

Thursday 16th July 2009
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 5th October 2010 11:00pm Radio 4
Wednesday 19th February 2014 10:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Friday 7th August 2015 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 15th April 2017 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 4th March 2019 10:30pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Shaparak Khorsandi (as Shappi Khorsandi) Host / Presenter
Hils Barker Self
Guest cast
John Gordillo Guest
Lenny Henry Self
Writing team
Shaparak Khorsandi (as Shappi Khorsandi) Writer
Hils Barker Writer
Christian Reilly Writer
Peyvand Khorsandi Writer
Production team
Paul Russell Producer

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