I've Never Seen Star Wars

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences.

Whether the experiences are banal or profound, the show is about embracing the new and getting out of our comfort zones

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0101Phill Jupitus2008091820090820

Marcus Brigstocke invites Phill Jupitus to try new experiences.

Marcus Brigstocke invites Phill Jupitus to try new experiences.

Whether the experiences are banal or profound, the show is about embracing the new and getting out of our comfort zonesMarcus Brigstocke invites Phill Jupitus to try new experiences.

Whether the experiences are banal or profound, the show is about embracing the new and getting out of our comfort zones"

0102Paul Daniels2008092520090827

Marcus Brigstocke invites Paul Daniels to try new experiences.

Marcus Brigstocke invites Paul Daniels to try new experiences.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences.

2/6. Paul Daniels

0103Mark Steel2008100220090903

Marcus Brigstocke invites Mark Steel to try new experiences.

Marcus Brigstocke invites Mark Steel to try new experiences.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences.

3/6. Mark Steel

0104Eve Pollard2008100920120916
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Marcus Brigstocke invites Eve Pollard to try new experiences.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences.

4/6. Eve Pollard

0105Tim Brooke-taylor2008101620090910

Marcus Brigstocke invites Tim Brooke-Taylor to try new experiences.

Marcus Brigstocke invites Tim Brooke-taylor to try new experiences.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences.

5/6. Tim Brooke-Taylor

0106 LASTEsther Rantzen2008102320090917

Marcus Brigstocke invites Esther Rantzen to try new experiences.

Marcus Brigstocke invites Esther Rantzen to try new experiences.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences.

6/6. Esther Rantzen

0201Barry Cryer2009020420110107
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Marcus Brigstocke invites his guest to try things they've never done before. Whether the experiences are banal or profound, the show is all about getting out of our comfort zones and embracing the new.

Host: Marcus Brigstocke

Guest: Barry Cryer

Devised and produced by: Bill Dare.

. Marcus Brigstocke invites Barry Cryer to try new experiences.

Marcus Brigstocke invites comedian Barry Cryer to try new experiences, including changing a nappy. From February 2009.

Marcus Brigstocke invites Barry Cryer to try new experiences.

Marcus Brigstocke invites Barry Cryer to try new experiences.

Marcus Brigstocke invites Barry Cryer to try new experiences.

Marcus Brigstocke invites comedian Barry Cryer to try new experiences, including changing a nappy. From February 2009.

Marcus Brigstocke invites comedian Barry Cryer to try new experiences, including changing a nappy. From February 2009.

0202Arthur Smith2009021120110104
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Marcus Brigstocke invites Arthur Smith to try new experiences.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences.

Arthur Smith sees Les Miserables, eats a Pop Tart and watches Top Gear.

Marcus Brigstocke tries to tempt Arthur to ventures new - but what's new for a man who sang nude in Balham? From February 2009.

Arthur Smith sees Les Miserables, eats a Pop Tart and watches Top Gear.

Marcus Brigstocke tries to tempt Arthur to ventures new, but what's new for a man who sang nude in Balham? From February 2009.

Marcus Brigstocke tries to tempt Arthur to ventures new, but what's new for a man who sang nude in Balham? From February 2009.

0203Dame Joan Bakewell2009021820101105
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Dame Joan Bakewell listens to the Arctic Monkeys, has a beat boxing lesson and places a horse racing bet.

. Dame Joan Bakewell listens to the Arctic Monkeys and has a beat boxing lesson.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences.

Dame Joan Bakewell listens to the Arctic Monkeys and has a beat boxing lesson.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences.

Dame Joan Bakewell listens to the Arctic Monkeys, has a beat boxing lesson and places a horse racing bet.

0204Jan Ravens2009022520110105
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Impressionist Jan Ravens has a boxing lesson, has her eyebrows threaded and builds a brick wall.

. Jan Ravens has a boxing lesson, has her eyebrows threaded and builds a brick wall.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences.

Marcus Brigstocke invites his guest to try things they've never done before. Whether the experiences are banal or profound, the show is all about getting out of our comfort zones and embracing the new.

Host: Marcus Brigstocke

Guest: Jan Ravens

Devised and produced by: Bill Dare.

Impressionist Jan Ravens has a boxing lesson, has her eyebrows threaded and builds a brick wall.

Marcus Brigstocke invites his guest to try things they've never done before. Whether the experiences are banal or profound, the show is all about getting out of our comfort zones and embracing the new.

Devised and produced by: Bill Dare.

0205Suggs2009030420110106
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Suggs reads A Brief History of Time, listens to Vivaldi, changes the oil in a car and has his first tap dancing lesson.

. Suggs reads A Brief History of Time, listens to Vivaldi and changes the oil in a car.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences.

He reads A Brief History of Time, listens to Vivaldi, changes the oil in a car and has his first tap dancing lesson.

Suggs reads A Brief History of Time, listens to Vivaldi and changes the oil in a car.

reads A Brief History of Time, listens to Vivaldi, changes the oil in a car and has his first tap-dancing lesson.

Suggs reads A Brief History of Time, listens to Vivaldi, changes the oil in a car and has his first tap-dancing lesson.

Suggs reads A Brief History of Time, listens to Vivaldi, changes the oil in a car and has his first tap-dancing lesson.

0206 LASTSandi Toksvig2009031120110103
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Sandi Toksvig eats her first pot noodle, wears high heels and tries stilt walking - not all at the same time, of course.

. Sandi Toksvig eats her first pot noodle, wears high heels and tries stilt walking.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences.

Sandi Toksvig eats her first pot noodle, wears high heels and tries stilt walking.

Sandi Toksvig eats her first pot noodle, wears high heels and tries stilt walking - not all at the same time, of course.

Marcus Brigstocke gets Sandi Toksvig to try some new experiences, seeing the world from a whole new level. From March 2009.

Marcus Brigstocke gets Sandi Toksvig to try some new experiences, seeing the world from a whole new level. From March 2009.

0301Sanjeev Bhaskar2010030920110419
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Marcus Brigstocke invites the comedian to try new things, including playing table football

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences.

Sanjeev Bhaskar tries five things he's never done before.

Marcus Brigstocke invites his guest Sanjeev Baskar to try five things he's never done before including reading PG Wodehouse.

Whether the experiences are banal or profound, the show is about embracing the new and getting out of our comfort zones.

The title comes from the fact that the show's producer and creator Bill Dare had never seen Star Wars.

Host: Marcus Brigstocke

Guest: Sanjeev Bhaskar

Producer: Bill Dare.

. Marcus Brigstocke invites Sanjeev Bhaskar to try five new experiences.

Marcus Brigstocke invites his guest Sanjeev Baskar to try five things he's never done before including reading P G Wodehouse

Marcus Brigstocke invites Sanjeev Bhaskar to try five new experiences.

Whether the experiences are banal or profound, the show is about embracing the new and getting out of our comfort zones.

Marcus Brigstocke invites his guest Sanjeev Baskar to try five things he really ought to have done by now, including reading PG Wodehouse.

The title comes from the fact that the show's producer and creator Bill Dare had never seen the film Star Wars.

Producer: Bill Dare

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2010.

0302Jon Culshaw2010031620110420
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Marcus Brigstocke excites Jon Culshaw with some lettuce, and then invites him to a casino.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences.

Jon Culshaw tries five things he's never done before.

Marcus Brigstocke invites his guest Jon Culshaw to try five things he's never done before including visiting a casino.

Whether the experiences are banal or profound, the show is about embracing the new and getting out of our comfort zones.

The title comes from the fact that the show's producer and creator Bill Dare had never seen Star Wars.

Host: Marcus Brigstocke

Guest: Jon Culshaw

Producer: Bill Dare.

. Jon Culshaw tries five things he's never done before.

Marcus Brigstocke invites his guest Jon Culshaw to try five things he's never done before including visiting a casino.

Whether the experiences are banal or profound, the show is about embracing the new and getting out of our comfort zones.

Marcus Brigstocke invites his guest Jon Culshaw to try five things he's never done before, including visiting a casino.

Producer: Bill Dare

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2010.

0303Jenny Eclair2010032320110421
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Marcus Brigstocke tempts Jenny with self-help books, eels and the joys of bikini waxing.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences.

Jenny Eclair tries five things she's never done before.

Marcus Brigstocke invites his guest Jenny Eclair to try five things she's never done before including having a bikini wax.

Whether the experiences are banal or profound, the show is about embracing the new and getting out of our comfort zones.

The title comes from the fact that the show's producer and creator Bill Dare had never seen Star Wars.

Host: Marcus Brigstocke

Guest: Jenny Eclair

Producer: Bill Dare.

. Jenny Eclair tries five things she's never done before.

Marcus Brigstocke invites his guest Jenny Eclair to try five things she's never done before including having a bikini wax.

Whether the experiences are banal or profound, the show is about embracing the new and getting out of our comfort zones.

Marcus Brigstocke invites his comic guest Jenny Eclair to try five things she's never done before including having a bikini wax.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2010.

0304Ardal O'hanlon2010033020110422
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Marcus Brigstocke invites his guest Ardal O'Hanlon to try five things he's never done before including bell ringing.

Marcus Brigstocke invites his guest Ardal O'hanlon to try five things he's never done before including bell ringing.

Whether the experiences are banal or profound, the show is about embracing the new and getting out of our comfort zones.

Marcus Brigstocke introduces the actor to social media, herbal supplements and exercise.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences

The title comes from the fact that the show's producer and creator Bill Dare had never seen Star Wars.

Producer: Bill Dare.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2010.

0305 LASTJohn Lloyd2010040620130823 (BBC7)
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Marcus Brigstocke invites comedy producer John Lloyd to try doing a few things he's never done before. Watching The Wire, performing stand up comedy and milking a goat are just some of the experiences he'll be having for the first time in I've Never Seen Star Wars.

. John Lloyd tries five things he's never done before.

Marcus Brigstocke invites comedy producer John Lloyd to try doing a few things he's never done before.

John Lloyd tries five things he's never done before.

John Lloyd discovers stand-up comedy, milking goats and going back to your old school.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.

03SPECIALKate Adie2010041320110303 (BBC7)
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Kate Adie has a reputation for fearless reporting from wars zones, riots and natural disasters.

But, of all things, she has a mild fear of porridge.

On 'I've Never Seen Star Wars' she manages to overcome this fear for the very first time, and has a small taste of the traditional breakfast food.

She tries some other things entirely new to her too - yoga, the TV series The Sopranos, bingo and reading Swallows and Amazons.

Kate Adie has a reputation for fearless reporting from wars zones, riots and natural disasters. But, of all things, she has a mild fear of porridge. On 'I've Never Seen Star Wars' she manages to overcome this fear for the very first time, and has a small taste of the traditional breakfast food. She tries some other things entirely new to her too - yoga, the TV series The Sopranos, bingo and reading Swallows and Amazons.

Hosted by Marcus Brigstocke

Created and produced by Bill Dare.

Marcus Brigstocke asks Kate Adie to try five things she's never done before.

Hosted by Marcus Brigstocke

Created and produced by Bill Dare.

Marcus Brigstocke asks Kate Adie to try five things she's never done before.

Marcus Brigstocke asks Kate Adie to try five things she's never done before.

Kate Adie tries eating porridge, bingo, yoga and reading Swallows and Amazons.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences

Hosted by Marcus Brigstocke
Created and produced by Bill Dare

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.

Created and produced by Bill Dare.

0401Ian Hislop2011090520120722
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is invited to try four totally new experiences by Marcus Brigstocke.

Ian Hislop is invited to try four totally new experiences by Marcus Brigstocke.

Marcus Brigstocke invites Ian Hislop to try new experiences, including buying his first ever pair of jeans. From September 2011.

is invited to try four totally new experiences by Marcus Brigstocke.

Ian Hislop is invited to try four totally new experiences by Marcus Brigstocke.

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Ian Hislop is invited to try four totally new experiences by Marcus Brigstocke.

Marcus Brigstocke invites Ian Hislop to try new things, including his first pair of jeans.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences

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Ian Hislop is invited to try four totally new experiences by Marcus Brigstocke.

. Ian Hislop is invited to try four totally new experiences by Marcus Brigstocke.

0402Frank Skinner2011091220120729
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Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences. Frank Skinner tries five things he has never done before.

Marcus Brigstocke invites Frank Skinner to try four new things, including getting a spray tan and eating Jugged Hare. From September 2011.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences. Frank Skinner tries five things he has never done before.

First on 4 Extra. Marcus Brigstocke asks Frank Skinner to try four new experiences.

Marcus Brigstocke invites Frank Skinner to try four new things, including getting a spray tan and eating Jugged Hare. From September 2011.

Frank Skinner tries four new things, including getting a spray tan and eating Jugged Hare.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences

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Frank Skinner tries five things he has never done before.

First on 4 Extra. Marcus Brigstocke asks Frank Skinner to try four new experiences.

. First on 4 Extra. Marcus Brigstocke asks Frank Skinner to try four new experiences.

Marcus Brigstocke invites Frank Skinner to try four new things, including getting a spray tan and eating Jugged Hare. From September 2011.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences. Frank Skinner tries five things he has never done before.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences. Frank Skinner tries five things he has never done before.

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Marcus Brigstocke invites reluctant vocalist Alan Davies to sing for the first time.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences

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tries five things he has never done before.

Alan Davies tries five things he has never done before.

tries singing in public for the first time.

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tries five things he has never done before.

Alan Davies tries five things he has never done before.

First on 4 Extra. Alan Davies tries singing in public for the first time.

Marcus Brigstocke invites reluctant vocalist Alan Davies to sing in public for the first time. From September 2011.

Marcus Brigstocke invites reluctant vocalist Alan Davies to sing in public for the first time. From September 2011.

tries five things he has never done before.

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Alan Davies tries five things he has never done before.

First on 4 Extra. Alan Davies tries singing in public for the first time.

. First on 4 Extra. Alan Davies tries singing in public for the first time.

Marcus Brigstocke invites reluctant vocalist Alan Davies to sing in public for the first time. From September 2011.

Alan Davies tries five things he has never done before.

0404Giles Coren2011092620200918 (BBC7)

Marcus Brigstocke invites restaurant critic and die-hard carnivore Giles Coren to be vegan

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences

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tries five things he has never done before.

Marcus Brigstocke persuades Giles Coren to dip his toe into unfamiliar waters and try something new.

First on 4 Extra. Marcus Brigstocke persuades Giles Coren to dip his toe into unfamiliar waters and try something new.

Marcus Brigstocke persuades Giles Coren to dip his toe into unfamiliar waters.

Marcus Brigstocke invites restaurant critic and die-hard carnivore Giles Coren to be a vegan for a week. From September 2011.

Marcus Brigstocke persuades Giles Coren to dip his toe into unfamiliar waters and try something new.

0404Giles Coren2011110920110926 (BBC7)
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Giles Coren tries five things he has never done before.

First on 4 Extra. Marcus Brigstocke persuades Giles Coren to dip his toe into unfamiliar waters and try something new.

. Marcus Brigstocke persuades Giles Coren to dip his toe into unfamiliar waters.

Marcus Brigstocke invites restaurant critic and die-hard carnivore Giles Coren to be a vegan for a week. From September 2011.

Marcus Brigstocke invites restaurant critic and die-hard carnivore Giles Coren to be a vegan for a week. From September 2011.

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Actress Kathy Burke tries five things she has never done before.

Marcus Brigstocke invites actress Kathy Burke to try some new experiences, like visiting Harrods in London. From October 2011.

First on 4 Extra. Actress Kathy Burke is persuaded to dip her toe into unfamiliar waters and try something new, by Marcus Brigstocke.

Kathy Burke is persuaded to dip her toe into unfamiliar waters and try something new.

0405Kathy Burke2011111620111003 (BBC7)
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Actress Kathy Burke tries five things she has never done before.

First on 4 Extra. Actress Kathy Burke is persuaded to dip her toe into unfamiliar waters and try something new, by Marcus Brigstocke.

. Kathy Burke is persuaded to dip her toe into unfamiliar waters and try something new.

Marcus Brigstocke invites actress Kathy Burke to try some new experiences, like visiting Harrods in London. From October 2011.

Actress Kathy Burke tries five things she has never done before.

0406 LASTSarah Millican2011101020111011
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Comedian Sarah Millican tries five things she has never done before.

Comedian Sarah Millican is persuaded by Marcus Brigstocke to try a few new experiences.

Marcus Brigstocke invites comic Sarah Millican to eat Chinese food with chopsticks and read The Joy of Sex. From October 2011.

First on 4 Extra. Comedian Sarah Millican is persuaded by Marcus Brigstocke to try a few news experiences.

First on 4 Extra. Comedian Sarah Millican is persuaded by Marcus Brigstocke to try a few new experiences.

0406 LASTSarah Millican2011101020120923

Comedian Sarah Millican tries five things she has never done before.

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Marcus Brigstocke invites comic Sarah Millican to eat Chinese food with chopsticks and read The Joy of Sex. From October 2011.

Comedian Sarah Millican tries five things she has never done before.

First on 4 Extra. Comedian Sarah Millican is persuaded by Marcus Brigstocke to try a few news experiences.

First on 4 Extra. Comedian Sarah Millican is persuaded by Marcus Brigstocke to try a few new experiences.

0501Benjamin Zephaniah2013010120130108 (BBC7)

Guests experience new things and give their verdicts to Marcus Brigstocke. It's always fascinating to discover what the guests think of their new experience, but also to find out why they've waited so long to do it. Poet Benjamin Zephaniah had never seen a Bond movie or had a cup of builder's tea - so he'll be discussing his first Bond experience over tea and scones. Meer Syal had never been to a football match. Percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie had never seen the Olympics Opening Ceremony, despite featuring in it, and she has her first experience of Downton Abbey. Comedian Dave Gorman tries going to a strip club and reads his first Dickens. Perhaps most astonishing of all, actor and comedian Les Dennis swallows his first ever piece of cheese.

Produced by Bill Dare

Guests experience new things and give their verdicts to Marcus Brigstocke. It's always fascinating to discover what the guests think of their new experience, but also to find out why they've waited so long to do it. Poet Benjamin Zephaniah had never seen a Bond movie or had a cup of builder's tea - so he'll be discussing his first Bond experience over tea and scones. Meer Syal had never been to a football match. Percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie had never seen the Olympics Opening Ceremony, despite featuring in it, and she has her first experience of Downton Abbey. Comedian Dave Gorman tries going to a strip club and reads his first Dickens. Perhaps most astonishing of all, actor and comedian Les Dennis swallows his first ever piece of cheese.

A diverse collection of initiates are coaxed into unchartered waters by Marcus Brigstocke.

Guests experience new things and give their verdicts to Marcus Brigstocke. It's always fascinating to discover what the guests think of their new experience, but also to find out why they've waited so long to do it. Poet Benjamin Zephaniah had never seen a Bond movie or had a cup of builder's tea - so he'll be discussing his first Bond experience over tea and scones. Meera Syal had never been to a football match. Percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie had never seen the Olympics Opening Ceremony, despite featuring in it, and she has her first experience of Downton Abbey. Comedian Dave Gorman tries going to a strip club and reads his first Dickens. Perhaps most astonishing of all, actor and comedian Les Dennis swallows his first ever piece of cheese.

Guests experience new things and give their verdicts to Marcus Brigstocke. It's always fascinating to discover what the guests think of their new experience, but also to find out why they've waited so long to do it. Poet Benjamin Zephaniah had never seen a Bond movie or had a cup of builder's tea - so he'll be discussing his first Bond experience over tea and scones. Meera Syal had never been to a football match. Percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie had never seen the Olympics Opening Ceremony, despite featuring in it, and she has her first experience of Downton Abbey. Comedian Dave Gorman tries going to a strip club and reads his first Dickens. Perhaps most astonishing of all, actor and comedian Les Dennis swallows his first ever piece of cheese.

Guests experience new things and give their verdicts to Marcus Brigstocke. It's always fascinating to discover what the guests think of their new experience, but also to find out why they've waited so long to do it. Poet Benjamin Zephaniah had never seen a Bond movie or had a cup of builder's tea - so he'll be discussing his first Bond experience over tea and scones. Meer Syal had never been to a football match. Percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie had never seen the Olympics Opening Ceremony, despite featuring in it, and she has her first experience of Downton Abbey. Comedian Dave Gorman tries going to a strip club and reads his first Dickens. Perhaps most astonishing of all, actor and comedian Les Dennis swallows his first ever piece of cheese.

Produced by Bill Dare.

Guests experience new things and give their verdicts to Marcus Brigstocke. It's always fascinating to discover what the guests think of their new experience, but also to find out why they've waited so long to do it. Poet Benjamin Zephaniah had never seen a Bond movie or had a cup of builder's tea - so he'll be discussing his first Bond experience over tea and scones. Meera Syal had never been to a football match. Percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie had never seen the Olympics Opening Ceremony, despite featuring in it, and she has her first experience of Downton Abbey. Comedian Dave Gorman tries going to a strip club and reads his first Dickens. Perhaps most astonishing of all, actor and comedian Les Dennis swallows his first ever piece of cheese.

A diverse collection of initiates are coaxed into unchartered waters by Marcus Brigstocke.

Produced by Bill Dare.

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Guests experience new things and give their verdicts to Marcus Brigstocke. It's always fascinating to discover what the guests think of their new experience, but also to find out why they've waited so long to do it. Poet Benjamin Zephaniah had never seen a Bond movie or had a cup of builder's tea - so he'll be discussing his first Bond experience over tea and scones. Meera Syal had never been to a football match. Percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie had never seen the Olympics Opening Ceremony, despite featuring in it, and she has her first experience of Downton Abbey. Comedian Dave Gorman tries going to a strip club and reads his first Dickens. Perhaps most astonishing of all, actor and comedian Les Dennis swallows his first ever piece of cheese.

Produced by Bill Dare.

Guests experience new things and give their verdicts to Marcus Brigstocke. It's always fascinating to discover what the guests think of their new experience, but also to find out why they've waited so long to do it. Poet Benjamin Zephaniah had never seen a Bond movie or had a cup of builder's tea - so he'll be discussing his first Bond experience over tea and scones. Meera Syal had never been to a football match. Percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie had never seen the Olympics Opening Ceremony, despite featuring in it, and she has her first experience of Downton Abbey. Comedian Dave Gorman tries going to a strip club and reads his first Dickens. Perhaps most astonishing of all, actor and comedian Les Dennis swallows his first ever piece of cheese.

A diverse collection of initiates are coaxed into unchartered waters by Marcus Brigstocke.

Marcus Brigstocke invites Meera Syal to try new experiences, including watching football.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences

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Guests have some new experiences and give their verdicts to Marcus Brigstocke.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences, including comedian Dave Gorman

Guests have some new experiences and give their verdicts to Marcus Brigstocke.

Marcus Brigstocke invites comic Dave Gorman to try new experiences, including horse-riding and a strip club. From January 2013.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences, including comedian Dave Gorman.

Marcus Brigstocke invites comic Dave Gorman to try new experiences, including horse-riding and a strip club. From January 2013.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences, including comedian Dave Gorman.

Marcus Brigstocke invites comic Dave Gorman to try new experiences.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences

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Guests have some new experiences and give their verdicts to Marcus Brigstocke.

Marcus Brigstocke invites poet Benjamin Zephaniah to try new experiences - a Bond movie and builder's tea. From January 2013.

Marcus Brigstocke invites poet Benjamin Zephaniah to try new experiences.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences

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tries his first ever taste of cheese, reads The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe, hears his first ever Rolling Stones Album and watches the hit comedy The Inbetweeners. He gives his verdict to Marcus Brigstocke.

Les Dennis tries his first ever taste of cheese, reads The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe, hears his first ever Rolling Stones Album and watches the hit comedy The Inbetweeners. He gives his verdict to Marcus Brigstocke.

tries cheese for the first time and gives his verdict to Marcus Brigstocke.

Les Dennis tries cheese for the first time and gives his verdict to Marcus Brigstocke.

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Dame Jenni Murray cooks her first ever healthy meal, using tofu and lentils, watches her first violent film, and samples the delights of controversial comedian Frankie Boyle. She gives her verdicts to Marcus.

Dame Jenni Murray cooks her first healthy meal and gives her verdict to Marcus Brigstocke.

Dame Jenni Murray cooks her first ever healthy meal, using tofu and lentils, watches her first violent film, and samples the delights of controversial comedian Frankie Boyle. She gives her verdicts to Marcus.

Dame Jenni Murray cooks her first healthy meal and gives her verdict to Marcus Brigstocke.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences

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watches Downton Abbey, goes on a go-kart and throws a pot.

Dame Evelyn Glennie, despite having appeared in the Olympic 2012 ceremony as the rhythmic backbone, had never seen it. She watches it for the first time, and also watches Downton Abbey, goes on a Go-Kart, and throws a pot. She gives her verdicts to Marcus Brigstocke.

Dame Evelyn Glennie, despite having appeared in the Olympic 2012 ceremony as the rhythmic backbone, had never seen it. She watches it for the first time, and also watches Downton Abbey, goes on a Go-Kart, and throws a pot. She gives her verdicts to Marcus Brigstocke.

Dame Evelyn Glennie watches Downton Abbey, goes on a go-kart and throws a pot.

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Marcus Brigstocke persuades his guest Ann Widdecombe to try new experiences.

I've Never Seen Star Wars - Ann Widdecombe

Marcus Brigstocke persuades his guests to try new experiences. Ann tries camping in a tent for the first time and watches as much of The Thick Of It as she can stand. Marcus also offers her a Jagerbomb - but will she accept?

Marcus Brigstocke persuades his guests to try new experiences - starting with politician Ann Widdecombe.

Ann tries camping in a tent for the first time and watches as much of The Thick Of It as she can stand on TV. Marcus also offers her a Jagerbomb - but will she accept?

Director: Bill Dare

First broadcast on BBC Radio in December 2014.

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Marcus Brigstocke persuades comedian Roy Walker to see his first-ever Shakespeare play.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences

Marcus Brigstocke persuades Roy Walker to try things he really ought to have done by now.

Marcus Brigstocke persuades his guests to try new experiences: things they really ought to have done by now. Some experiences are loved, some are loathed, in this show all about embracing the new.

This week, Marcus persuades Roy Walker, the comedian made famous by Catchphrase, to see his first ever Shakespeare play and banter with the audience for the first time.

Marcus Brigstocke persuades comedian Roy Walker to see his first ever Shakespeare play.

This week, Marcus persuades Roy Walker, the comedian made famous by Catchphrase, to see his first ever Shakespeare play and banter with the audience for the first time.

Marcus Brigstocke persuades his guests to try new experiences: things they really ought to have done by now. Some experiences are loved, some are loathed, in this show all about embracing the new.

This week, Marcus persuades Roy Walker, the comedian made famous by Catchphrase, to see his first ever Shakespeare play and banter with the audience for the first time.

Marcus Brigstocke persuades Roy Walker, the comedian made famous by ITVs Catchphrase, to see his first-ever Shakespeare play and banter with the audience for the first time.

Series persuading guests to try new experiences: things they really ought to have done by now. Some experiences are loved, some are loathed, in this show all about embracing the new.

Director: Bill Dare

First broadcast on BBC Radio in January 2015.

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Marcus Brigstocke persuades actor Rebecca Front to try out new experiences.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences

Marcus Brigstocke persuades Rebecca Front to try four new experiences.

Marcus Brigstocke persuades his guests to try new experiences: things they really ought to have done by now. Some experiences are loved, some are loathed, in this show all about embracing the new.

This week, Rebecca Front, a self-confessed scaredy cat, is persuaded to take her first ride on a motorbike and read her first book about science. But how much of it did she understand?

This week, Rebecca Front, a self-confessed scaredy cat, is persuaded to take her first ride on a motorbike and read her first book about science. But how much of it did she understand?

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Marcus Brigstocke persuades Gyles Brandreth to try doing absolutely nothing.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences

Marcus Brigstocke persuades his reluctant guest to try new experiences: things they really ought to have done by now. Some experiences are loved, some are loathed, in this show all about embracing the new.

This week, Gyles Brandreth is persuaded to spend a day doing absolutely nothing, and writes his first ever pop song.

Marcus Brigstocke persuades Gyles Brandreth to try four new experiences.

This week, Gyles Brandreth is persuaded to spend a day doing absolutely nothing, and writes his first ever pop song.

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Marcus Brigstocke persuades Reece Shearsmith to have a driving lesson and try wallpapering

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences

Marcus Brigstocke persuades Reece Shearsmith to try four new experiences.

Marcus Brigstocke persuades his guests to try new experiences: things they really ought to have done by now. Some experiences are loved, some are loathed, in this show all about embracing the new.

Reece Shearsmith had never had a driving lesson - until now. Marcus also persuades him to try wallpapering for the first time.

Reece Shearsmith had never had a driving lesson - until now. Marcus also persuades him to try wallpapering for the first time.

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Marcus Brigstocke persuades his guests to try new experiences: things they really ought to have done by now. Some experiences are loved, some are loathed, in this show all about embracing the new.

Dame Kelly Holmes, a self-confessed chocoholic, tries her first deep fried Mars bar, but will she try the chocolate covered scorpion? And to conquer her fear of drowning, she tries hypnotherapy.

Marcus Brigstocke asks Dame Kelly Holmes to try experiences she has never had before.

The double Olympic champion tries her first deep-fried Mars bar.

Dame Kelly Holmes, a self-confessed chocoholic, tries her first deep fried Mars bar, but will she try the chocolate covered scorpion? And to conquer her fear of drowning, she tries hypnotherapy.

Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences

Marcus Brigstocke persuades his guests to try new experiences: things they really ought to have done by now. Some experiences are loved, some are loathed, in this show all about embracing the new.

Dame Kelly Holmes, a self-confessed chocoholic, tries her first deep fried Mars bar, but will she try the chocolate covered scorpion? And to conquer her fear of drowning, she tries hypnotherapy.

Marcus Brigstocke asks Dame Kelly Holmes to try experiences she has never had before.