Core Coren

Humourist Alan Coren reads his suburban musings from his book `A Bit on the Side'.

Episodes

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Away From It All20060823 (BBC7)
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Alan has just got back from the pharmacist with at least 18 packets of tablets just to go to France. Episode 3 of 5.

Alan muses on aspects of travel and considers RADA lessons to learn how to pose in holiday snaps. First heard in 1997. Episode 3 of 5.

Cricklewood - A Scene Setter20060821 (BBC7)
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Alan Coren and his suburban musings.

Alan Coren and his suburban musings. Episode 1 of 5.

The late Alan Coren's musings on his beloved Cricklewood - the home of potato crisps and the machine gun. First heard in 1997. Episode 1 of 5.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970804]Humourist Alan Coren reads from his book A Bit on the Side.

1: Cricklewood - a Scene Setter Producer Aled Evans

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970804] Unknown: Humourist Alan Coren

Producer: Aled Evans

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970805]2: Suburban Fauna
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970806]Humourist Alan Coren reads from his book A Bit on the Side.

3: Away from it All

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970806] Unknown: Humourist Alan Coren
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970807]4: Out to Lunch
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970808]Humourist Alan Coren reads from his book A Bit on the Side.

5: One Is One - Leading the Solitary Life

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01Cricklewood - A Scene Setter20090609 BT=0445 (BBC7)Much missed writer and broadcaster Alan Coren muses on his beloved London district.
01 OF 5Cricklewood, A Scene Setter20041122 (BBC7)
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Alan Coren and his suburban musings.
01 OF 5.Cricklewood - A Scene Setter20050606 BT=1830 (BBC7)
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Alan Coren and his suburban musings. Episode 1 of 5.
03Away From It All20041124 (BBC7)
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Alan has just got back from the pharmacist with at least 18 packets of tablets, just to go to France. Episode 3 of 5.

Alan has just got back from the pharmacist with at least 18 packets of tablets just to go to France.

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

05 LASTOne Is One - Leading The Solitary Life20090613 BT=0445 (BBC7)
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Alan Coren muses on a Victorian novelty and the chance of appearing in Macbeth.

Alan attempts to mend a paperweight. Episode 5 of 5.

Alan mends a Victorian novelty, has a chance of being in Macbeth and ponders the world of home-working. First heard in 1997. Episode 5 of 5.

05 LASTOne Is One. Leading The Solitary Life20041126 (BBC7)
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Alan attempts to mend a paperweight.
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Much missed writer and broadcaster Alan Coren muses on his beloved London district.

Much missed writer and broadcaster Alan Coren muses on his beloved London district - home to potato crisps and the machine gun.

The late Alan Coren's musings on his beloved Cricklewood - the home of potato crisps and the machine gun.

First heard in 1997.

Alan Coren and his suburban musings.

Anecdotes of milkmen, blackbirds and the odd bit of burglary.

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.

Humorist, writer and broadcaster Alan Coren muses on his beloved part of London.

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

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.

Humourist Alan Coren reads from his book A Bit on the Side.

1: Cricklewood - a Scene Setter Producer Aled Evans

Alan Coren and his suburban musings. Episode 1 of 5.

AC02Suburban Fauna1997080519970811
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Alan Coren muses on his beloved London district's goldfish, geese and foxes.

Writer and broadcaster Alan Coren muses on his beloved London district's goldfish, geese and foxes.

Alan muses on Cricklewood's fauna, in the form of goldfish, geese and foxes.

First heard in 1997.

Alan muses on his pregnant fish.

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

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

Alan muses on his pregnant fish. Episode 2 of 5.

Alan muses on Cricklewood's fauna, in the form of goldfish, geese and foxes. First heard in 1997. Episode 2 of 5.

AC03Away From It All1997080619970812
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Alan muses on travelling and considers Rada acting lessons for posing in holiday snaps.

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

Alan muses on aspects of travel and considers RADA lessons to learn how to pose in holiday snaps.

First heard in 1997.

Alan has just got back from the pharmacist with at least 18 packets of tablets - just to go to France.

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

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

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

Humourist Alan Coren reads from his book A Bit on the Side.

3: Away from it All

AC04Out To Lunch1997080719970813
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20080124 BT=1345 (BBC7)
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Self-proclaimed Royalist Alan Coren muses on a menu of exotic and prehistoric dishes.

Alan recalls the day Princess Anne told him about equine VD.

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

The 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

4: Out to Lunch

Self-proclaimed Royalist Alan Coren muses on a menu of exotic and prehistoric dishes.

Alan recalls the day Princess Anne told him about equine VD. Episode 4 of 5.

Self-proclaimed Royalist Alan muses on exotic and prehistoric dishes. First heard in 1997. Episode 4 of 5.

AC05 LASTOne Is One - Leading The Solitary Life1997080819970814
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20080125 BT=1345 (BBC7)
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20090612 BT=1445 (BBC7)
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20090613 (BBC7)
20100402 (BBC7)
20110218 (BBC7)
20111209 (BBC7)
20130208 (BBC7)
20151218 (BBC7)
20151219 (BBC7)
20180629 (BBC7)
20180630 (BBC7)
Writer and broadcaster Alan Coren muses on a Victorian novelty, the chance of appearing in Macbeth and home-working.

Alan Coren muses on a Victorian novelty and the chance of appearing in Macbeth.

Alan mends a Victorian novelty, has a chance of being in Macbeth and ponders the world of home-working.

First heard in 1997.

Alan attempts to mend a paperweight.

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

Humourist Alan Coren reads from his book A Bit on the Side.

5: One Is One - Leading the Solitary Life