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The Seven Wonders of the World catalogue the world's most spectacular natural wonders and man-made structures. But, if you could choose your own personal Seven Wonders of the World, what would they be? Join Clive Anderson as he sits down with a range of guests to explore exactly that. Nothing is off limits, from culinary delights to train journeys and world-famous performers, as each guest guides us through the why, the how and the when of their seven passions. This podcast is a co-productio ...
 
We're back for the new season! Each week, the country's top comedians join host Ian Stone to talk through the biggest football stories of the day on the funniest football show on TV.Sean Lock, Mickey Flanagan, Clive Anderson, Jon Richardson and Romesh Ranganathan are football fans through and through - and they're a regular part of The Football's On cast.Each week Ian guides our guests through the football firmament and puts a new and unique spin on the beautiful game. It's The Football's On ...
 
Where did the phrase ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ come from? And when did scientists finally get round to naming sexual body parts? Voiced by Clive Anderson, this entertaining romp through 'The History of English' squeezes 1600 years of history into 10 one-minute bites, uncovering the sources of English words and phrases from Shakespeare and the King James Bible to America and the Internet. Bursting with fascinating facts, the series looks at how English grew from a small tongue into a major ...
 
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At the age of just 14, Jack Carroll shot to stardom when his infectiously confident stand-up comedy took him all the way to the final of Britain's Got Talent. Almost a decade on, he joins Clive to revel in the joys of comedy writing and his other passions. Listen on for some nostalgic wonders that stretch far beyond what you’d expect. **If you enjo…
 
Have you ever considered a pick-up truck as something wondrous? Today award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster David Aaronovitch explains why it is just that after a pick-up truck twice saved him in his most desperate hour of need. Join Clive in learning about David’s fascinating and varied life, from growing up a communist to working in Ir…
 
Today on My Seven Wonders we have one of the most iconic TV personalities of the last 40 years – it's Anneka Rice! Anneka rose to fame in the 80s as the “skyrunner” on the hit Channel 4 show, Treasure Hunt. However, we discover that success didn’t occur overnight and there was plenty of hard work (and bluffing) along the way. Join Clive in learning…
 
Today's guest brings a set of wonders that have been heavily inspired by a highly successful career of more than 30 years. It’s journalist, political correspondent and television broadcaster, John Sergeant. Taking a reflective look at his life and career, John's wonders range from a patriotic celebration of British life to real wonders of the world…
 
Today's guest brings a selection of wonders that reflect his varied performing career. He's a man that's as comfortable performing Shakespeare as he is on spicy panel shows or in a pantomime: it's comedian Rufus Hound! Rufus takes Clive on a meandering stroll through a list of wonders that are extremely important and utterly irrelevant in equal mea…
 
From appearing on Strictly Come Dancing to hosting a national radio show - all amongst his regular commitments as a local vicar - Rev. Richard Coles' life is a truly varied one. Much like his own collection of seven wonders! He joins Clive to discuss everything from engineering feats like the Brompton bicycle, to pastimes enjoyed every Sunday by hi…
 
Today, Clive is joined by comedian, writer and political commentator, Geoff Norcott! From a love of spring to a fascination with the spicier editions of Prime Minister’s Questions, Geoff’s wonders are an eclectic mix of both the serious and the flippant, components of life. As one of few prominent right-wing comedians, he’s also got plenty to delve…
 
Clive is joined by an old sparring partner from Whose Line Is It Anyway? on today's episode: it's veteran comic, writer and podcaster, Greg Proops! Greg brings a diverse range of wonders that cover everything from sublime locations across Europe to classic cinema and a comic's greatest weapon. They also reminisce about years sniping at each other o…
 
In the studio with Clive today is television personality and regular on the international comedy circuit, Stephen K. Amos! From Australia to Nigeria, Stephen is a comedic force of nature. But at home in London, his parents know how to turn the jokes on him. Join Clive Anderson in discovering Stephen’s hilariously chaotic family, his love of the Por…
 
On today's episode, Clive is joined by author, journalist and former table tennis prodigy, Matthew Syed! Matthew brings an eclectic and sometimes enigmatic list of wonders that takes us from the suburban streets of Reading to the very heart of human consciousness - via some of the UK's most beloved TV shows! *** If you enjoyed listening to this pod…
 
Clive is joined by one of the UK’s most esteemed TV presenters for today’s episode, whose storied career has spanned five decades and some of the country’s most beloved institutions - it’s Dame Esther Rantzen! Esther joins Clive from her New Forest idyll to walk us through a varied list of wonders that span TV icons, her immense charitable contribu…
 
Joining Clive today is Irish comedian and TV panel show veteran, Ed Byrne! When not entertaining thousands of people on stage or on screen, Ed's joys often lie in the wonders of nature. His selection of wonders has a distinctly outdoor flavour, encompassing nature's beauty and various tools he uses to traverse it. Other choices pay homage to the ve…
 
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