Women Talking About Cars

Episodes

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0101Dawn French2016113020161207 (BBC7)
20161208 (BBC7)
20200708 (BBC7)
20200709 (BBC7)
20200701 (R4)
Victoria Coren Mitchell interviews Dawn French in the first of a new series in which famous women look at their lives from the perspective of the cars they have known, the journeys they've been on and the things they keep in their boot for emergencies.
Hear what Dawn wrote on the back of her first car; find out which comedian totalled her beloved Cortina; and discover the advantages of the refrigerated glove compartment.
Car descriptions read by Josette Simon.
A BBC Studios production.

Victoria Coren Mitchell interviews Dawn French about her life, and the cars she has known!

Victoria Coren Mitchell interviews women about their lives and the cars they have known.

0102Olivia Colman2016120720161214 (BBC7)
20161215 (BBC7)
20200722 (BBC7)
20200723 (BBC7)
20200715 (R4)
Victoria Coren Mitchell interviews famous women about their lives through the cars they have known, the journeys they've been on and the things they shout in traffic.
This week Olivia Colman reveals the nickname of her beloved Morris Minor, and answers that crucial question for any award-winning actress: "What are you driving these days?"
With car descriptions read by Josette Simon.
Produced by Gareth Edwards
A BBC Studios Production.

Victoria Coren Mitchell interviews Olivia Colman about her life and the cars she has known

Victoria Coren Mitchell interviews women about their lives and the cars they have known.

0103Sarah Millican2016121420161221 (BBC7)
20161222 (BBC7)
20200729 (BBC7)
20200730 (BBC7)
20200722 (R4)
Victoria Coren Mitchell interviews some of the country's most remarkable women about their lives via the cars they have known. This week Sarah Millican reminisces about her Dad's long lost Granada and describes a traffic jam that lead to some desperate measures...
With car descriptions read by Josette Simon.

Sarah Millican tells Victoria Coren Mitchell about her life and the cars she has known.

Victoria Coren Mitchell interviews women about their lives and the cars they have known.

0104Germaine Greer2016122120161228 (BBC7)
20161229 (BBC7)
20200805 (BBC7)
20200806 (BBC7)
20200729 (R4)
Victoria Coren Mitchell interviews famous women about their life and the cars they have known. This week Germaine Greer talks about the journeys she has been on and the cars she has travelled in, including her first Mini, a series of Triumphs, and Australia's own car, the mighty Holden.
Car descriptions read by Josette Simon.

Victoria Coren Mitchell talks to Germaine Greer about her life and the cars she has known.

Victoria Coren Mitchell interviews women about their lives and the cars they have known.

Victoria Coren Mitchell interviews famous women about their life and the cars they have known. This week Germaine Greer talks about the journeys she has been on and the cars she has travelled in, including her first Mini, a series of Triumphs, and Australia's own car, the mighty Holden.
Car descriptions read by Josette Simon.

0201Sheila Hancock2017090720170914 (BBC7)
20170915 (BBC7)
Victoria Coren Mitchell asks Sheila Hancock about her life and the cars she has known.

Victoria Coren Mitchell interviews women about their lives and the cars they have known.

0202Jo Brand2017091420170921 (BBC7)
20170922 (BBC7)
Comedian Jo Brand tells Victoria Coren Mitchell about her life and the cars she has known.

Victoria Coren Mitchell interviews women about their lives and the cars they have known.

0203Esther Rantzen2017092120170928 (BBC7)
20170929 (BBC7)
Victoria Coren Mitchell talks to Esther Rantzen about her life and the cars she has known.

Victoria Coren Mitchell interviews women about their lives and the cars they have known.

0204Claudia Winkleman2017092820171005 (BBC7)
20171006 (BBC7)
20200812 (BBC7)
20200813 (BBC7)
20200805 (R4)
Last in the current series of the show that uses a famous woman's cars as a vehicle to talk about her life. This week Victoria Coren Mitchell talks to Claudia Winkleman about everything from friendship and family to the dangers of unfashionable shoes, via the joys of the black cab and the sentimental value of an ageing Volkswagen. Plus Claudia has some thoughts on how to make horses a lot safer...
With contributions from the studio audience and car descriptions read by Morwenna Banks.
Produced by Gareth Edwards

A BBC Studios Production.

Victoria Coren Mitchell chats with Claudia Winkleman about her life and her cars.

Victoria Coren Mitchell interviews women about their lives and the cars they have known.

0301Floella Benjamin2018112820181205 (BBC7)
20181206 (BBC7)
20200715 (BBC7)
20200716 (BBC7)
20200708 (R4)
Victoria Coren Mitchell interviews Floella Benjamin about her life and her cars.

Victoria Coren Mitchell interviews women about their lives and the cars they have known.

Victoria Coren Mitchell returns with a new series of the interview programme that uses a famous woman's cars as a vehicle to talk about her life. This week Victoria talks to the actress, singer, writer, business woman, and politician Baroness Benjamin of Beckenham, known to millions of Play School viewers as Floella Benjamin.

Floella tells of how her supremely happy childhood in Trinidad turned to unhappiness when her parents left her with a cruel foster family; the joy of being reunited with her mother and father when she came to England; learning to overcome racism with a smile; the freedom that came with passing her driving test; buying and then selling her very own Austin 35; driving around looking for parties in the 60s; appearing in the musical Hair without having to take her clothes off; the power of Play School and the enduring importance of children's TV; the day her husband's dream came true with a vintage Bentley; and why when she became a peer she chose Baroness of Beckenham as her title.
Car descriptions read by Sarah Hadland.

Produced by Gareth Edwards

A BBC Studios Production

0302Jennifer Saunders2018120520181212 (BBC7)
20181213 (BBC7)
Jennifer Saunders talks to Victoria Coren Mitchell about her life and some of the cars she has driven along the way, from the much-polished Ford Zephyr of her childhood that her father let her steer as a special treat to the day her husband to be Adrian Edmondson reversed into her much-loved Alfa Spider, nearly ending their romance before it began.
Car descriptions read by Sarah Hadland.

Produced by Gareth Edwards

A BBC Studios Production

Victoria Coren Mitchell interviews Jennifer Saunders about her life and cars.

Victoria Coren Mitchell interviews women about their lives and the cars they have known.

0303Lynda La Plante2018121220181219 (BBC7)
20181220 (BBC7)
Lynda La Plante, the award-winning writer behind Prime Suspect and Widows talks to Victoria Coren Mitchell about her life and the cars she has driven along the way. From her origins in Liverpool to the stage to the USA and becoming a writer, via a Mini Cooper that turned out to be two Mini Coopers stuck together, a magnificent Mercedes and love at first sight with a Rolls Royce Corniche. Lynda La Plante tells her hilarious, uplifting and thought-provoking life story.

Readings by Sarah Hadland

Produced by Gareth Edwards

A BBC Studios production

Victoria Coren Mitchell talks to Lynda La Plante about her life and cars.

Victoria Coren Mitchell interviews women about their lives and the cars they have known.

0304Una Stubbs2018121920181226 (BBC7)
20181227 (BBC7)
Actress, dancer and national treasure Una Stubbs talks to Victoria Coren Mitchell about her remarkable career from Summer Holiday to Sherlock, with memories of childhood and motherhood, movies and needlework, and discusses the vehicles she has driven along the way and why these days she has chosen to live car-free.

With Readings by Sarah Hadland

Produced by Gareth Edwards

A BBC Studios production.

Una Stubbs tells Victoria Coren Mitchell about her life and the cars she has known.

Victoria Coren Mitchell interviews women about their lives and the cars they have known.