Comedian and actor Omid Djalili is one of Britain's funniest men. His memoirs take us through his unconventional childhood growing up in an Iranian household in London and chart his progression from serious acting into comedy.
It's a laugh-out-loud, intelligent and deeply touching journey through a fascinating life.
In today's episode, Omid looks back at two key encounters which inspired him to risk all and become an actor.
Writer and Reader ..... Omid Djalili
Abridger ..... Lu Kemp
Producer ..... Kirsty Williams
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