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 4 - Growing Up In The UK

Shappi discusses growing up in the UK with black comedian Ava Vidal and chats to author Ben Okri, who tells stories from his childhood with a very alternative father and discusses some childhood challenges. Plus a final song from comedian Hils Barker.

Broadcast details

Thursday 30th July 2009
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 19th October 2010 11:00pm Radio 4
Wednesday 5th March 2014 10:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Friday 21st August 2015 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 29th April 2017 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 18th March 2019 10:30pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Shaparak Khorsandi (as Shappi Khorsandi) Host / Presenter
Hils Barker Self
Guest cast
Ava Vidal Guest
Ben Okri 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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