Anita And Me

Meera Syal's best-selling story about 12 year old Meena growing up in a Black Country village in the 1970s.

Produced by Di Speirs

Episodes

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Meera SyAl Reads her novel about Meena, growing up in a Black Country village in the 1970s

Meera SyAl Reads her own novel about 12 year old Meena, growing up in a Black Country village in the 1970s.

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Meera Syal concludes the reading of her own novel.

Meera Syal's novel about 12-year-old Meena, growing up in the Black Country in the 1970s.

Meera SyAl Reads her own novel about 12-year-old Meena, growing up in a Black Country village in the 1970s.

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20061023 (BBC7)
20061024 (BBC7)
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20091110 (BBC7)
20130415 (BBC7)
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Meera Syal's best-selling story about 12 year old Meena growing up in a Black Country village in the 1970s.

Produced by Di Speirs

Meera Syal reads her own novel about Meena, growing up in a 1970s Black Country village.

Meera Syal reads her own novel about 12-year-old Meena, growing up in a Black Country village in the 1970s.

Meera Syal Reads her own novel about Meena growing up in a Black Country village.

Meera Syal's story about a young girl growing up in the Midlands during the 1970s

12 year old Meena Kumar is an Asian girl living a fairly uneventful life in the Black Country village of Tollington near Wolverhampton in the 1970s - surrounded by her loving, if slightly eccentric, Punjabi family.

But then one days she meets Anita Rutter..

Actress and comedy writer Meera Syal reads her first novel - abridged in ten parts by Doreen Estall.

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.

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20061024 (BBC7)
20061025 (BBC7)
20081202 (BBC7)
20081203 (BBC7)
20091110 (BBC7)
20091111 (BBC7)
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20180710 (BBC7)
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During the long summer break from school, Meena is desperate to be accepted by her peers. Meera Syal reads her own novel.

During the long summer break from school, Meena is desperate to be accepted by her peers.

Meera Syal Reads her own novel.

Meera Syal's story about a young girl growing up in the Midlands during the 1970s

031996041120050810 (BBC7)
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20061025 (BBC7)
20061026 (BBC7)
20081203 (BBC7)
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20091111 (BBC7)
20091112 (BBC7)
20130417 (BBC7)
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20180712 (BBC7)

Twelve-year-old Meena faces racial abuse and is shocked to learn a piece of major family news. Meera Syal reads her own novel.

Meena faces racial abuse and is shocked to learn a piece of major family news.

Twelve year old Meena faces racial abuse and is shocked to learn a piece of major family news.

Meera Syal Reads her own novel.

Meera Syal's story about a young girl growing up in the Midlands during the 1970s

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20061026 (BBC7)
20061027 (BBC7)
20081204 (BBC7)
20081205 (BBC7)
20091112 (BBC7)
20091113 (BBC7)
20130418 (BBC7)
20150326 (BBC7)
20150327 (BBC7)
20180712 (BBC7)
20180713 (BBC7)

It's a busy time for Meena with Diwali, the fair coming to town and the arrival of an ambulance. Meera Syal reads her own novel.

It's a busy time for Meena with Diwali and the fair coming to town.

It's a busy time for Meena, with Diwali, the fair coming to town and the arrival of an ambulance.

Meera Syal Reads her own novel.

Meera Syal's story about a young girl growing up in the Midlands during the 1970s

051996041520050812 (BBC7)
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20061027 (BBC7)
20061028 (BBC7)
20081205 (BBC7)
20081206 (BBC7)
20091113 (BBC7)
20091114 (BBC7)
20130419 (BBC7)
20150327 (BBC7)
20150328 (BBC7)
20180713 (BBC7)
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Meena's mother finally gives birth, and she decides to form a gang with Anita. Meera Syal reads her own novel.

Meena's mother finally gives birth, and she decides to form a gang with Anita.

Twelve-year-old Meena's mother finally gives birth, and she decides to form a gang with Anita. Meera Syal reads her own novel.

Meena's social circle expands with the arrival of a baby brother and the formation of a gang with Anita.

Meera SyAl Reads her own novel.

Meera Syal's story about a young girl growing up in the Midlands during the 1970s

061996041620050815 (BBC7)
20050816 (BBC7)
20061030 (BBC7)
20061031 (BBC7)
20081208 (BBC7)
20081209 (BBC7)
20091116 (BBC7)
20091117 (BBC7)
20130422 (BBC7)
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20150331 (BBC7)
20180716 (BBC7)
20180717 (BBC7)

Meena visits a fortune teller who foretells things about her relationship with Anita. Meera Syal reads her own novel.

Meena visits a fortune teller who foretells things about her relationship with Anita.

Meena visits a fortune teller.

Meena visits a fortune teller who seems to be accurate.

Meena visits a fortune teller who seems to be accurate, especially about her relationship with Anita.

Meera SyAl Reads her own novel.

Meera Syal's story about a young girl growing up in the Midlands during the 1970s

Meena visits a fortune teller who foretells things about her relationship with Anita.

Actress and comedy writer Meera Syal contirues her first novel - abridged in ten parts by Doreen Estall.

12 year old Meena Kumar is an Asian girl living a fairly uneventful life in the Black Country village of Tollington near Wolverhampton in the 1970s - surrounded by her loving, if slightly eccentric, Punjabi family.

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.

071996041720050816 (BBC7)
20050817 (BBC7)
20061031 (BBC7)
20061101 (BBC7)
20081209 (BBC7)
20081210 (BBC7)
20091117 (BBC7)
20091118 (BBC7)
20130423 (BBC7)
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20150401 (BBC7)
20180717 (BBC7)
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Meena is called on to help with baby Sunil and sets about healing the rift with Anita. Meera Syal reads her own novel.

Meena is called on to help with baby Sunil and sets about healing the rift with Anita.

Meera SyAl Reads her own novel.

Meera Syal's story about a young girl growing up in the Midlands during the 1970s

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With Meena and Anita back on track, the girls begin to tackle the tricky subject of sex. Meera Syal reads her own novel.

With Meena and Anita back on track, the girls begin to tackle the tricky subject of sex.

Meera SyAl Reads her own novel.

Meera Syal's story about a young girl growing up in the Midlands during the 1970s

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20081211 (BBC7)
20081212 (BBC7)
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20180720 (BBC7)

Tough times for Meena, with a stay in hospital and major changes in her circle of friends. Meera Syal reads her own novel.

Tough times for Meena, with a stay in hospital and major changes in her circle of friends.

Meera SyAl Reads her own novel.

Meera Syal's story about a young girl growing up in the Midlands during the 1970s

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20081212 (BBC7)
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On the eve of her 11-plus, the exam seems to be the least of Meena's worries. Meera Syal reads her own novel.

On the eve of her 11 Plus, the exam seems to be the least of Meena's worries.

Meera SyAl Reads her own novel.

Meera Syal's story about a young girl growing up in the Midlands during the 1970s