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1. From Cumbria to Ambridge

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Grace Dent rifles through the BBC radio archives to celebrate the experiences of the adolescent. From 2017.

Author and journalist Grace Dent locks herself in her teenage bedroom and rifles through the BBC Radio archives to celebrate the awkward, emotional, and unfortunately inevitable adolescent experience.

She reminisces about the heartbreak and arguments that were an everyday part of her own teenage years growing up in Carlisle in the 1970s, then finds out what it was really like for the teenage boys she thought had it so easy, asking Radio 5 Live presenter Nihal Arthanayake to paint a portrait of his own formative years.

Over three episodes, Grace plays programmes from the BBC archives:

‘Too Old To Rock and Roll, Too Young To Die’
A documentary made by Sara Conkey in 1995, featuring the reminiscences of people who were teenagers during the Blitz.

Teenage traumas and tantrums from ‘The Archers’.

Producer: Jessica Treen

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra. First broadcast in October 2017.

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Last on

Wed 2 Oct 2019 21:00

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