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1 hour
First broadcast:
Tuesday 02 October 2012

Mel Giedroyc celebrates this week's birthday celebrity, Harry Hill, and gets a second helping of laughs from young stand-up comedians in Liverpool.


6 items
  • How to make the perfect cheesecake

    Actress and Celebrity Masterchef winner Lisa Faulkner visited the Woman's Hour studio to demonstrate her favourite recipe for a refrigerated cheesecake. Feeling hungry? You will be!

  • What's it like to have a comedian for a dad?

    The now grown-up children of Norman Wisdom, Eric Morecambe and Michael Bentine describe what life was like growing up with a famously funny father.

  • Liverpool's young comedians

    Our second visit this week to Liverpool, dropping in on the 'Stand Out' project which aims to develop the talents - and self-confidence - of young stand up comedians.

  • Harry Hill - this week's birthday celebrity

    Tv and radio super-comic Harry Hill tells Mark Lawson about the origins of his trademark boffin-glasses and over-sized collars.

  • Devon's Ladybird spider

    Brett Westwood of Saving Species goes in seach of the UK's most elusive arachnid, the stunningly coloured 'Ladybird spider', in its only known habitat.

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    This week's classic story by Lewis Carroll, read by Alan Bennett. Episode 2.


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