How To Be Champion

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01"pre-stand-up, Stand-up"20171016

Sarah Millican describes the life-changing moment she discovered her talent for comedy.

Part-autobiography, part-self-help book, Sarah Millican's memoir is a funny, honest and sometimes outrageous account of how she went from being a quiet, bookish child to becoming one of Britain's most successful and best-loved comedians. She covers a wide range of subjects: from a love letter to her knockers, to coping with bullies; from a passionate defence of her decision not to have kids, to the recipe for her favourite cake, Sarah also gives hard-learned tips on how you too can be champion.

In this first episode, Sarah describes the life-changing moment she discovered her talent for writing and performing comedy in front of an audience of strangers.

Since winning the 2008 if.comedy Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for her debut solo show, 'Sarah Millican's Not Nice', Sarah has established herself as a household name, having been nominated three times for The British Comedy Awards People's Choice: Queen of Comedy and winning the award in 2011. A two time BAFTA nominee for The Sarah Millican Television Programme, Sarah's other television credits include two appearances on The Royal Variety Performance and four appearances on flagship BBC stand-up show Live At The Apollo.

Read by Sarah Millican

Written by Sarah Millican

Abridged by Kirsteen Cameron

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

01Pre-stand-up, Stand-up20171016
02I Don't Want Kids20171017

Comedian Sarah Millican takes an impassioned stance on the subject of having children.

Part-autobiography, part-self-help book, Sarah Millican's memoir is a funny, honest and sometimes outrageous account of how she went from being a quiet, bookish child to becoming one of Britain's most successful and best-loved stand-up comedians.

An astute observer of the ways in which society constrains and judges women, in this episode Sarah describes people's reactions (ranging from disbelief to outright shock) when she tells them that she doesn't like kids - and has never wanted to have children of her own.

Read by Sarah Millican

Written by Sarah Millican

Abridged by Kirsteen Cameron

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

03Love Letter To My Knockers/wearing Glasses/married A Second Time20171018

Sarah Millican waxes lyrical about her boobs, wearing glasses and marriage a second time.

Comedian Sarah Millican reads extracts from her candid and funny memoir.

This episode opens with a light-hearted love letter to her knockers, before moving on to describe what it was like to wear glasses from a young age (including becoming a target for school bullies) and how, despite the failure of her first marriage, she learned to believe in the word 'forever' again and marry for a second time.

Read by Sarah Millican

Written by Sarah Millican

Abridged by Kirsteen Cameron

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

04I've Had Proper Jobs20171019

Sarah Millican's CV spans WHSmith, audiobook producer and internationally famous comedian.

Sarah Millican reads from her new memoir, which is part-autobiography, part-self-help book.

Before becoming an internationally acclaimed comedian, Sarah had a wide variety of proper jobs: from working in WHSmiths as a teenager, to the civil service to audiobook producer.... All of which provided fertile ground for developing her comedy.

Read by Sarah Millican

Written by Sarah Millican

Abridged by Kirsteen Cameron

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

05Recipe For My Very Favourite Cake20171020

Sarah Millican's recipe for her favourite cake - aka a rescue plan for old, dead bananas.

Sarah Millican reads from her frank and funny memoir - which is part-autobiography, part-self-help book.

Wooden spoons at the ready... After making the earth-shattering discovery that old, dead bananas can be turned into delicious cake, Sarah searched for the perfect recipe for banana bread, found it thanks to John Barrowman, Millicanised it and shares it with us today.

Read by Sarah Millican

Written by Sarah Millican

Abridged by Kirsteen Cameron

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.