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01Sir Alan Parker2011091920120102
20170129 (BBC7)
20170130 (BBC7)

Film director Alan Parker retraces his London paper round.

A series in which five public figures revisit the route of their paper round to reveal how it influenced their attitudes to work, creativity and independence.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers. For some, it's a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from the horrors at home. For others, it provides money to spend on music, fashion and girl/boyfriends.

Actor and former paper boy Bob Kingdom joins his guests in England, Wales and Northern Ireland as they reflect on the formative years of their paper round.

In the first episode, award-winning film director Sir Alan Parker retraces his route in North London which provided the inspiration for some of the key moments in his films.

Producer: Olivia Landsberg

A Ladbroke Production for BBC Radio 4.

Film director Sir Alan Parker revisits his paper round route with actor Bob Kingdom.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers.

For some, it's a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from the horrors at home.

For others, it provides money to spend on music, fashion and girl/boyfriends.

01Sir Alan Parker2011091920120102

A series in which five public figures revisit the route of their paper round to reveal how it influenced their attitudes to work, creativity and independence.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers. For some, it's a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from the horrors at home. For others, it provides money to spend on music, fashion and girl/boyfriends.

Actor and former paper boy Bob Kingdom joins his guests in England, Wales and Northern Ireland as they reflect on the formative years of their paper round.

In the first episode, award-winning film director Sir Alan Parker retraces his route in North London which provided the inspiration for some of the key moments in his films.

Producer: Olivia Landsberg

A Ladbroke Production for BBC Radio 4.

Film director Sir Alan Parker revisits his paper round route with actor Bob Kingdom.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers.

For some, it's a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from the horrors at home.

For others, it provides money to spend on music, fashion and girl/boyfriends.

02Molly Parkin2011092020120103

A series in which five public figures revisit the route of their paper round to reveal how it influenced their attitudes to work, creativity and independence.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers. For some, it is a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from the horrors at home. For others, it provides money to spend on music, treats and girl/boyfriends.

Artist and irrepressible Bohemian Molly Parkin joins actor Bob Kingdom in Dollis Hill, the location of the first of her two paper rounds.

Producer: Olivia Landsberg

A Ladbroke production for BBC Radio 4.

Artist Molly Parkin revisits her paper round route with actor Bob Kingdom.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers.

For some, it is a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from the horrors at home.

For others, it provides money to spend on music, treats and girl/boyfriends.

02Molly Parkin2011092020120103
20170205 (BBC7)
20170206 (BBC7)

Artist Molly Parkin revisits her paper round route with actor Bob Kingdom.

A series in which five public figures revisit the route of their paper round to reveal how it influenced their attitudes to work, creativity and independence.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers. For some, it is a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from the horrors at home. For others, it provides money to spend on music, treats and girl/boyfriends.

Artist and irrepressible Bohemian Molly Parkin joins actor Bob Kingdom in Dollis Hill, the location of the first of her two paper rounds.

Producer: Olivia Landsberg

A Ladbroke production for BBC Radio 4.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers.

For some, it is a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from the horrors at home.

For others, it provides money to spend on music, treats and girl/boyfriends.

03Tony Macaulay2011092120120104

A series in which five public figures revisit the route of their paper round to reveal how it influenced their attitudes to work, creativity and independence.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers. For some, it's a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from the horrors at home. For others, it provides the money to spend on music, treats and girl/boyfriends.

Northern Ireland peace builder and writer Tony Macaulay recalls his paper round on the Shankill Road in 1970s Belfast with actor Bob Kingdom.

Producer: Olivia Landsberg

A Ladbroke production for BBC Radio 4.

Peace negotiator Tony Macaulay revisits his paper round route with actor Bob Kingdom.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers.

For some, it's a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from the horrors at home.

For others, it provides the money to spend on music, treats and girl/boyfriends.

03Tony Macaulay2011092120120104
20170212 (BBC7)
20170213 (BBC7)

NI peace negotiator Tony Macaulay revisits his paper round route with Bob Kingdom.

A series in which five public figures revisit the route of their paper round to reveal how it influenced their attitudes to work, creativity and independence.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers. For some, it's a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from the horrors at home. For others, it provides the money to spend on music, treats and girl/boyfriends.

Northern Ireland peace builder and writer Tony Macaulay recalls his paper round on the Shankill Road in 1970s Belfast with actor Bob Kingdom.

Producer: Olivia Landsberg

A Ladbroke production for BBC Radio 4.

Peace negotiator Tony Macaulay revisits his paper round route with actor Bob Kingdom.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers.

For some, it's a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from the horrors at home.

For others, it provides the money to spend on music, treats and girl/boyfriends.

04Melanie Walters2011092220120105
20170219 (BBC7)
20170220 (BBC7)

Gavin and Stacey star Melanie Walters revisits her paper round route with Bob Kingdom.

A series in which five public figures revisit the route of their paper round to reveal how it influenced their attitudes to work, creativity and independence.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers. For some, it's a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from the horrors at home. For others, it provides the money to spend on music, fashion and girl/boyfriends.

Gavin and Stacey star Melanie Walters joins Bob Kingdom as she retraces her paper round route in Swansea.

Producer: Olivia Landsberg

A Ladbroke Production for BBC Radio 4.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers.

For some, it's a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from the horrors at home.

For others, it provides the money to spend on music, fashion and girl/boyfriends.

Gavin and Stacey star Melanie Walters revisits her paper round route with actor Bob Kingdom.

04Melanie Walters2011092220120105

A series in which five public figures revisit the route of their paper round to reveal how it influenced their attitudes to work, creativity and independence.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers. For some, it's a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from the horrors at home. For others, it provides the money to spend on music, fashion and girl/boyfriends.

Gavin and Stacey star Melanie Walters joins Bob Kingdom as she retraces her paper round route in Swansea.

Producer: Olivia Landsberg

A Ladbroke Production for BBC Radio 4.

Gavin and Stacey star Melanie Walters revisits her paper round route with Bob Kingdom.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers.

For some, it's a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from the horrors at home.

For others, it provides the money to spend on music, fashion and girl/boyfriends.

Gavin & Stacey star Melanie Walters revisits her paper round route with actor Bob Kingdom.

05Stephen K Amos2011092920110923 (BBC7)
20170226 (BBC7)
20170227 (BBC7)

Comedian Stephen K Amos revisits his paper round route with actor Bob Kingdom.

A series in which five public figures revisit the route of their paper round to reveal how it influenced their attitudes to work, creativity and independence.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers. For some, it's a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from home. For others, it provides the money to spend on music, fashion and girl/boyfriends.

Award-winning comedian Stephen K Amos recalls his paper round route with Bob Kingdom in Balham, South West London.

Producer: Olivia Landsberg

A Ladbroke production for BBC Radio 4.

05 LASTStephen K Amos2011092320120106

A series in which five public figures revisit the route of their paper round to reveal how it influenced their attitudes to work, creativity and independence.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers. For some, it's a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from home. For others, it provides the money to spend on music, fashion and girl/boyfriends.

Award-winning comedian Stephen K Amos recalls his paper round route with Bob Kingdom in Balham, South West London.

Producer: Olivia Landsberg

A Ladbroke production for BBC Radio 4.

Comedian Stephen K Amos revisits his paper round route with actor Bob Kingdom.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers.

For some, it's a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from home.

For others, it provides the money to spend on music, fashion and girl/boyfriends.

1Sir Alan Parker2011091920120102

A series in which five public figures revisit the route of their paper round to reveal how it influenced their attitudes to work, creativity and independence.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers. For some, it's a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from the horrors at home. For others, it provides money to spend on music, fashion and girl/boyfriends.

Actor and former paper boy Bob Kingdom joins his guests in England, Wales and Northern Ireland as they reflect on the formative years of their paper round.

In the first episode, award-winning film director Sir Alan Parker retraces his route in North London which provided the inspiration for some of the key moments in his films.

Producer: Olivia Landsberg

A Ladbroke production for BBC Radio 4.

. Film director Sir Alan Parker revisits his paper round route with actor Bob Kingdom.

A series in which five public figures revisit the route of their paper round to reveal how it influenced their attitudes to work, creativity and independence.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers. For some, it's a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from the horrors at home. For others, it provides money to spend on music, fashion and girl/boyfriends.

Actor and former paper boy Bob Kingdom joins his guests in England, Wales and Northern Ireland as they reflect on the formative years of their paper round.

In the first episode, award-winning film director Sir Alan Parker retraces his route in North London which provided the inspiration for some of the key moments in his films.

Producer: Olivia Landsberg

A Ladbroke Production for BBC Radio 4.

. Film director Sir Alan Parker revisits his paper round route with actor Bob Kingdom.

2Molly Parkin2011092020120103

A series in which five public figures revisit the route of their paper round to reveal how it influenced their attitudes to work, creativity and independence.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers. For some, it is a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from the horrors at home. For others, it provides money to spend on music, treats and girl/boyfriends.

Artist and irrepressible Bohemian Molly Parkin joins actor Bob Kingdom in Dollis Hill, the location of the first of her two paper rounds.

Producer: Olivia Landsberg

A Ladbroke production for BBC Radio 4.

. Artist Molly Parkin revisits her paper round route with actor Bob Kingdom.

A series in which five public figures revisit the route of their paper round to reveal how it influenced their attitudes to work, creativity and independence.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers. For some, it is a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from the horrors at home. For others, it provides money to spend on music, treats and girl/boyfriends.

Artist and irrepressible Bohemian Molly Parkin joins actor Bob Kingdom in Dollis Hill, the location of the first of her two paper rounds.

Producer: Olivia Landsberg

A Ladbroke production for BBC Radio 4.

. Artist Molly Parkin revisits her paper round route with actor Bob Kingdom.

3Tony Macaulay2011092120120104

A series in which five public figures revisit the route of their paper round to reveal how it influenced their attitudes to work, creativity and independence.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers. For some, it's a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from the horrors at home. For others, it provides the money to spend on music, treats and girl/boyfriends.

Northern Ireland peace builder and writer Tony Macaulay recalls his paper round on the Shankill Road in 1970s Belfast with actor Bob Kingdom.

Producer: Olivia Landsberg

A Ladbroke production for BBC Radio 4.

. Peace negotiator Tony Macaulay revisits his paper round route with actor Bob Kingdom.

A series in which five public figures revisit the route of their paper round to reveal how it influenced their attitudes to work, creativity and independence.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers. For some, it's a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from the horrors at home. For others, it provides the money to spend on music, treats and girl/boyfriends.

Northern Ireland peace builder and writer Tony Macaulay recalls his paper round on the Shankill Road in 1970s Belfast with actor Bob Kingdom.

Producer: Olivia Landsberg

A Ladbroke production for BBC Radio 4.

. Peace negotiator Tony Macaulay revisits his paper round route with actor Bob Kingdom.

4Melanie Walters2011092220120105

A series in which five public figures revisit the route of their paper round to reveal how it influenced their attitudes to work, creativity and independence.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers. For some, it's a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from the horrors at home. For others, it provides the money to spend on music, fashion and girl/boyfriends.

Gavin and Stacey star Melanie Walters joins Bob Kingdom as she retraces her paper round route in Swansea.

Producer: Olivia Landsberg

A Ladbroke production for BBC Radio 4.

. Gavin & Stacey star Melanie Walters revisits her paper round route with actor Bob Kingdom.

A series in which five public figures revisit the route of their paper round to reveal how it influenced their attitudes to work, creativity and independence.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers. For some, it's a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from the horrors at home. For others, it provides the money to spend on music, fashion and girl/boyfriends.

Gavin and Stacey star Melanie Walters joins Bob Kingdom as she retraces her paper round route in Swansea.

Producer: Olivia Landsberg

A Ladbroke Production for BBC Radio 4.

. Gavin and Stacey star Melanie Walters revisits her paper round route with Bob Kingdom.

5 LASTStephen K Amos2011092320120106

A series in which five public figures revisit the route of their paper round to reveal how it influenced their attitudes to work, creativity and independence.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers. For some, it's a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from home. For others, it provides the money to spend on music, fashion and girl/boyfriends.

Award-winning comedian Stephen K Amos recalls his paper round route with Bob Kingdom in Balham, South West London.

Producer: Olivia Landsberg

A Ladbroke production for BBC Radio 4.

. Comedian Stephen K Amos revisits his paper round route with actor Bob Kingdom.

A series in which five public figures revisit the route of their paper round to reveal how it influenced their attitudes to work, creativity and independence.

Having a paper round is a rite of passage for many children, and many successful public figures claim to have braved the early mornings and the elements to deliver newspapers. For some, it's a chance for independence and freedom, or a temporary escape from home. For others, it provides the money to spend on music, fashion and girl/boyfriends.

Award-winning comedian Stephen K Amos recalls his paper round route with Bob Kingdom in Balham, South West London.

Producer: Olivia Landsberg

A Ladbroke production for BBC Radio 4.

. Comedian Stephen K Amos revisits his paper round route with actor Bob Kingdom.