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Before They Were Famous

Series 2

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Join Ian Leslie for an exercise in literary archaeology, as he unearths the early writing efforts of our best-known novelists, poets and playwrights. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Purslow:
Abigail Burdess
DH Lawrence:
Mark Evans
Irvine Welsh:
Simon Kane
Presenter:
Ian Leslie
Mrs Frobisher:
Katy Wix
Germaine Greer:
Katy Wix
Producer:
Anna Silver

Before They Were Famous

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Ian Leslie reveals surprising first literary attempts of the world's best-known writers. With John Finnemore. From August 2012. Show more

Before They Were Famous

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Ian Leslie with more surprising first literary attempts of the world's best-known writers. With Katy Wix. From August 2012. Show more

Before They Were Famous

Series 2

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Join Ian Leslie for an exercise in literary archaeology, as he unearths the early writing efforts of our best-known novelists, poets and playwrights. From November 2013. Show more

Contributors

Jackie Collins:
Abigail Burdess
Harold Pinter:
Mark Evans
Mr Gidley:
Simon Kane
Presenter:
Ian Leslie
Dr Seuss:
Katy Wix
Germaine Greer:
Katy Wix
Producer:
Anna Silver

Before They Were Famous

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Ian Leslie with often surprising first literary attempts of the world's best-known writers. With Katy Wix. From August 2013. Show more

Before They Were Famous

Series 3

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

4 Extra Debut. Ian Leslie unearths the often surprising first literary attempts of the likes of Patricia Cornwell and Byron. From May 2015. Show more

Before They Were Famous

Series 2

Episode 6

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Join Ian Leslie for an exercise in literary archaeology as he unearths the early writing efforts of our best known novelists, poets and playwrights. From November 2013. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ian Leslie
JK Rowling:
Abigail Burdess
Wayne Tibley Bell:
Mark Evans
Dan Brown:
Simon Kane
William Burroughs:
Simon Kane
Sylvia Plath:
Katy Wix
Germaine Greer:
Katy Wix
Producer:
Anna Silver

Before They Were Famous

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Ian Leslie with more surprising first literary attempts of the world's best-known writers. With Alex Lowe. From August 2013. Show more

Before They Were Famous

Series 2

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

4 Extra Debut. Ian Leslie with the spoof documentary that sheds light on what the world's best-known writers did for a living before they became famous. From October 2013. Show more

Contributors

Shipton:
David Armand
Studio Exec for Samuel Beckett:
David Armand
Shakespeare:
John Finnemore
Presenter:
Ian Leslie
Germaine Greer:
Katy Wix
Simone De Beauvoir:
Fenella Woolgar
Producer:
Anna Silver

Before They Were Famous

Series 2

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Ian Leslie unearths the often surprising first literary attempts of the likes of JK Rowling and Dan Brown. From October 2013. Show more

Contributors

Bret Easton Ellis:
David Armand
Ian Fleming:
David Armand
Roald Dahl:
John Finnemore
Dostoyevsky:
John Finnemore
Presenter:
Ian Leslie
Germaine Greer:
Katy Wix
Welfare Officer:
Fenella Woolgar
Producer:
Anna Silver

Before They Were Famous

Series 2

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Ian Leslie presents the spoof documenting the early literary efforts of famous writers, including the likes of Edgar Allan Poe and Barbara Cartland. From November 2013. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ian Leslie
Government Official:
David Armand
Edgar Allan Poe:
John Finnemore
The Broker:
Katy Wix
Germaine Greer:
Katy Wix
Barbara Cartland:
Fenella Woolgar
Producer:
Anna Silver