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The Confessional

BBC Radio 4 chat show about shame and guilt. 1 pilot in 2021. Stars Stephen Mangan and David Tennant.

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The Confessional

Stephen Mangan presents a comedy chat show about shame and guilt

Chat Show
BBC Radio 4
1 Pilot
Stephen Mangan and David Tennant
Stephen Mangan
Dave Anderson and Frank Stirling

Actor, comedian and broadcaster Stephen Mangan presents a comedy chat show about shame and guilt.

We're used to hearing celebrity interviews, where stars are persuaded to show off about their achievements and talk about their proudest moments. Stephen is not interested in that. He doesn't want to know what his guests are proud of, he wants to know what they're ashamed of. That's surely the way to find out what really makes a person tick.

Here, in a half hour of wit, hilarity and toe-curling revelation, he takes the confession of award-winning theatre, TV and film star David Tennant.

Tennant's three stories of embarrassment and shame - that he's carried around in secret for years - are put under the microscope and awarded appropriate penances, so that he can leave feeling guilt free.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 4th February 2021 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Episode length
30 minutes
Last repeat
Thursday 4th March 2021 at 11:30am