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  1. Maggie O' Farrell

    • JP
    • 18 May 07, 04:29 PM

    Maggie O'Farrell was born in Northern Ireland in 1972, and grew up in Wales and Scotland. Previously a journalist, she is now a full time novelist. Her debut novel, After You'd Gone, was published in 2000 to international acclaim and won a Betty Trask Award.

    Maggie O' Farrell

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  1. Hardeep Singh Kohli

    • JP
    • 11 May 07, 05:02 PM

    Glaswegian writer and comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli is back in the hotseat this week.

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  1. Justin Cartwright

    • JP
    • 4 May 07, 05:52 PM

    Novelist Justin Cartwright was born in South Africa, but came to the UK when he was 19.

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  1. Muriel Gray

    • JP
    • 27 Apr 07, 03:23 PM

    Author, broadcaster and businesswoman. Born in East Kilbride, the daughter of a merchant seaman. Educated at the Glasgow School of Art, Muriel went on to become Assistant Head of Design in the National Museum of Antiquities in Edinburgh. She also followed a secondary career as a member of the rock group The Von Trapp Family and it was this which led to her appearing as a presenter on the Channel 4 television series The Tube.

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  1. Will Self

    • Becky Vincent
    • 21 Apr 07, 07:25 AM

    This week's guest is writer Will Self. His books include Cock and Bull, My Idea of Fun, How the Dead Live, Great Apes, and most recently, The Book of Dave. Will is a regular guest on Have I Got News For You, Shooting Stars, and Grumpy Old Men. He also used to draw cartoons for the New Statesman.

    Will had the honour of featuring in the first ever edition of Saturday Live, in which he took us on a trip to Bekonscot model village.

  1. Louise Rennison

    • JP
    • 13 Apr 07, 02:48 PM

    Louise Rennison is the author of the angst-filled Confessions of Georgia Nicolson books.

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  1. Paul Roseby

    • Becky Vincent
    • 6 Apr 07, 12:25 PM

    This week's guest is presenter and broadcaster Paul Roseby.

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  1. Joan Bakewell

    • JP
    • 30 Mar 07, 04:17 PM

    Joan Bakewell has been a presence on Britain’s television since the 1960s when she co-presented the nightly BBC 2 show Late Night Line Up. This ran from 1964 until 1972, earning itself – and her – a loyal following.

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  1. Malorie Blackman

    • JP
    • 23 Mar 07, 01:49 PM

    Malorie Blackman has now sold over 1.5 million books in the UK and was one of the nation’s favourite authors in the BBC’s BIG READ in 2005.

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  1. Hardeep Singh Kohli

    • Becky Vincent
    • 16 Mar 07, 12:28 PM

    Glaswegian writer and comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli is back in the hotseat this week.

  1. Brough Scott

    • JP
    • 9 Mar 07, 02:58 PM

    Brough Scott is one of the best known figures in horse racing although he once received a viewer’s letter stating “you used to be the world’s worst jockey, now you are the world’s worst commentator, please shut up.”

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  1. Louise Rennison

    • Becky Vincent
    • 2 Mar 07, 11:49 AM

    Louise Rennison is the author of the angst-filled Confessions of Georgia Nicolson books.
    Following the success of her one-woman autobiographical show, Stevie Wonder Felt my Face, Louise has written for many comedy stars. She has reported for Radio 4 and is a columnist for the London Evening Standard magazine.

  1. Joanna Trollope

    • JP
    • 23 Feb 07, 03:08 PM

    Novelist Joanna Trollope was educated at Reigate County School for Girls followed by St Hugh's College, Oxford. She worked at the Foreign Office and was employed in a number of teaching posts before she became a writer full-time in 1980.


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  1. Janey Godley

    • JP
    • 17 Feb 07, 08:11 AM

    Janey Godley is a stand-up comedian, bestselling author, online blogger and journalist. She was born in 1961 and brought up in Shettleston, in the East End of Glasgow. Aged nineteen, she married into a Glasgow gangster family. For fourteen years, she and her husband ran a pub in the Calton area of Glasgow where she staged the first performances by comedian and magician Jerry Sadowitz. She later became a full-time stand-up comic herself, ran comedy clubs in Glasgow and regularly compered at clubs in Glasgow, Manchester and Liverpool.

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  1. Marian Keyes

    • JP
    • 9 Feb 07, 03:39 PM

    Writer Marian Keyes was born in the West of Ireland in 1963. Her first novel, Watermelon, was published in Ireland in 1995. Since then she has published seven further novels and two collections of non-fiction, and has sold 15 million copies of her books in 30 languages.

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  1. Kuljit Bhamra

    • JP
    • 2 Feb 07, 05:39 PM

    Kuljit Bhamra is an influential British Asian musician, having won many musical awards and recorded over two thousand songs to date. A self taught composer, producer and tabla player, he is credited with spearheading the Bhangra movement in this country.

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  1. Muriel Gray

    • JP
    • 26 Jan 07, 02:23 PM

    Author, broadcaster and businesswoman. Born in East Kilbride, the daughter of a merchant seaman. Educated at the Glasgow School of Art, Muriel went on to become Assistant Head of Design in the National Museum of Antiquities in Edinburgh. She also followed a secondary career as a member of the rock group The Von Trapp Family and it was this which led to her appearing as a presenter on the Channel 4 television series The Tube.

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  1. Michele Hanson

    • JP
    • 19 Jan 07, 12:11 PM

    Michele Hanson has been writing columns on and off for the Guardian since 1983: for twelve years she wrote one on getting old - detailing life with her elderly mother, who came to live with her aged 89 and died aged 99. Her book of these columns entitled "Living With Mother" is out at the moment.
    She was previously a teacher.

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  1. Len Goodman

    • JP
    • 12 Jan 07, 02:23 PM

    Len Goodman is an accomplished judge of Latin American and Ballroom professional dance competition, serving as a regular at the World and British Championships. He has been the head judge on all three BBC television series of Strictly Come Dancing.

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  1. Jonny Geller

    • JP
    • 5 Jan 07, 11:59 AM

    Jonny Geller is managing director of Curtis Brown books division and agent to about 40 authors including Jake Arnott, Sam Bourne (Jonathan Freedland) Tracy Chevalier, Susanna Clarke,(author of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell). Sacha Baron Cohen, Howard Jacobson, Hari Kunzru, David Nicholls, (Starter for Ten), Adele Parks, Vikram Seth, and a host of bestelling new writers.

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  1. Hardeep Singh Kohli

    • JP
    • 29 Dec 06, 11:16 AM

    Glaswegian writer and comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli joins Fi this week.

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  1. Gregg Wallace

    • Becky Vincent
    • 22 Dec 06, 04:42 PM

    Gregg Wallace started out as a London market trader, and now supplies restaurants with fresh local produce. He co-presents Masterchef Goes Large, and has also co-presented Radio 4's Veg Talk.

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  1. Louise Rennison

    • Becky Vincent
    • 15 Dec 06, 12:52 PM

    Louise Rennison is the author of the angst-filled Confessions of Georgia Nicolson books.

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  1. Jon Ronson

    • JP
    • 8 Dec 06, 04:12 PM

    Writer and documentary film maker Jon Ronson grew up in Cardiff and began his journalistic career as an award-winning columnist for Time Out. He has also written the popular "Human Zoo" and "Out of the Ordinary" columns for The Guardian, where he contributes features.

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  1. Justin Cartwright

    • JP
    • 1 Dec 06, 12:18 PM

    Novelist Justin Cartwright was born in South Africa and came to university in the UK when he was 19.

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