Alan Coren - Core Coren

Episodes

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01A Scene Setter

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01Cricklewood - A Scene Setter1997080420080121 (BBC7)
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Humorist, writer and broadcaster Alan Coren muses on his beloved part of London.

Humorist, writer and broadcaster Alan Coren muses on his beloved part of London, home to potato crisps and the machine gun.

Home to potato crisps and the machine gun - humourist, writer and broadcaster Alan Coren muses on his beloved part of London.

Abridged in five-parts, Alan Coren (1938-2007) reads from his book A Bit on the Side first published in 1996.

The son of a builder, Coren won a scholarship to Oxford, and also studied at Yale and the University of California. He planned to become a professor, but his experiences in the USA prompted him to take up comic writing. He was editor of 'Punch' magazine from 1978-1987.

Alan was also a regular panellist on BBC radio 4's The News Quiz and a team captain on BBC TV's Call My Bluff.

Producer: Aled Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.

Musings from the late humorist, writer and broadcaster, recorded in 1997

The humorist, writer and broadcaster muses on his beloved part of London - home to potato crisps and the machine gun.

The humorist, writer and broadcaster muses on his beloved part of London.

Humorist, writer and broadcaster Alan Coren muses on his beloved part of London - home to potato crisps and the machine gun.

02Suburban Fauna1997080520080122 (BBC7)
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The writer and broadcaster on his beloved London district's goldfish, geese and foxes.

The humorist, writer and broadcaster muses on his beloved London district's goldfish, geese and foxes.

Musings from the late humorist, writer and broadcaster, recorded in 1997

03Away From It All1997080620080123 (BBC7)
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The humorist muses on travelling and considers acting lessons for posing in holiday snaps.

The humorist, writer and broadcaster muses on travelling, and considers acting lessons for posing in holiday snaps.

Musings from the late humorist, writer and broadcaster, recorded in 1997

Writer and broadcaster ALAN COREN muses on travelling and considers Rada acting lessons for posing in holiday snaps.

Alan muses on travelling and considers Rada acting lessons for posing in holiday snaps.

04Out To Lunch1997080720080124 (BBC7)
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The writer and self-proclaimed Royalist muses on a menu of exotic and prehistoric dishes.

The humorist, writer and self-proclaimed Royalist muses on a menu of exotic and prehistoric dishes.

Musings from the late humorist, writer and broadcaster, recorded in 1997

05Leading The Solitary Life

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05 LASTOne Is One - Leading The Solitary Life1997080820080125 (BBC7)
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The humorist, writer and broadcaster muses on a Victorian novelty, the chance of appearing in Macbeth and home-working.

The humorist, writer and broadcaster muses on a Victorian novelty and home-working.

Musings from the late humorist, writer and broadcaster, recorded in 1997