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Meera Syal: How I Found My Voice, with Samira Ahmed

Meera Syal, the actor and writer who pioneered television comedy programmes such as Goodness Gracious Me and The Kumars at No.42, joined Samira Ahmed in this live recording of our award-winning podcast

Meera Syal is the actor and writer who pioneered television comedy programmes such as Goodness Gracious Me and The Kumars at No.42. She joined Samira Ahmed in this live recording of How I Found My Voice, the award-winning podcast which explores how some of the world’s greatest artists and thinkers became such compelling communicators.


Speakers

Speaker

Meera Syal

Actor, comedian and writer


Actor, comedian and writer who came to prominence by co-writing and acting in the groundbreaking Asian comedy sketch show Goodness Gracious Me (1996-2001). She is one of Britain’s most popular entertainers still remembered for her role as the grandmother, Ummi, in the Emmy-winning comedy The Kumars at No. 42 (2001-2006). She is the author of several books and screenplays including Bhaji on the Beach and Anita and Me, a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age novel which charts the journey of a young British Asian girl caught between two cultures on the brink of change.
Chair

Samira Ahmed

Journalist, writer and broadcaster


One of the most recognised voices in British broadcasting. Her work spans news and the arts – from working as a reporter and presenter on Channel 4 News to presenting the Proms. She presents Front Row on BBC Radio 4 and Newswatch on BBC One.

 

Speakers are subject to change.