Core Coren

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

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01Cricklewood - A Scene Setter1997080420040308 (BBC7)
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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.

Alan Coren and his suburban musings.

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

1: Cricklewood - a Scene Setter Producer Aled Evans

02Suburban Fauna1997080519970811
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Alan muses on his pregnant fish.

03Away From It All1997080619970812
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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.

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

04Out To Lunch1997080719970813
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Alan recalls the day Princess Anne told him about equine VD.

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.

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

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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