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Omid Djalili

Actor and comedian Omid Djalili hosts a dinner party with a twist - all his guests are from beyond the grave, his heroes brought back to life by the magic of the radio archive.

Actor and comedian Omid Djalili hosts a dinner party with a twist - all his guests are from beyond the grave, his heroes brought back to life by the magic of the radio archive.

He's joined by boxing legend Muhammad Ali, musician David Bowie, Labour MP and one time Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Mo Mowlam, singer and actor Eartha Kitt and actor and comedian Kenneth Williams.

While the lamb roasts in the oven, the conversation around Omid's table is fast and at times combative - from the pleasure of crushing your opponent to the thrill of breaking taboos, from anti-apartheid protests to the fun of stealing chips off other people's plates. There's politics, family and love.

Written and presented by Omid Djalili
Produced by Sarah Peters and Peregrine Andrews
Researcher: Edgar Maddicott
Executive Producer: Iain Chambers
Additional guitar: Marcus Glentworth

A Tuning Fork and Open Audio production for BBC Radio 4.

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30 minutes

Last on

Sat 9 Jun 2018 10:30

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