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Television & Radio

TV appearances span such shows as ‘The Young Ones’, ‘French and Saunders’, ‘Happy Families’, ‘One Foot in the Grave’, ‘Bottom’, ‘Love Soup’, ‘Miss Marple’ and ‘Hollyoaks’. Children’s TV includes the much-loved children's favourite 'Miss Bowline-Hitch' along with Bernard Cribbins for CBeebies' ‘Old Jacks Boat’. She starred as Rich Aunt Ruby in ‘Horrid Henry: The Movie’.

Helen's first radio job was a live comedy series for BBC Radio called 'In One Ear' winning the Sony award for radio comedy where she wrote her infamous 'pen pal' letters to politicians.

 

Since then she's been a mainstay on the radio with her most recent podcast series 'Knock Knock' where she talks to other comedians to see if they share the same head space. 'Knock Knock' is available on the BBC website.

Comedy & Drama

Reality TV

Radio & Podcasts

BBC Mornings

BBC Mornings

Helen tells Connie McLaughlin why she isn't bitter in her brand new book.

BBC Radio 4 - Loose Ends

BBC Radio 4 - Loose Ends

Helen Lederer joins Clive Anderson for conversation, music and comedy

Mumbelievable

Mumbelievable

Helen Lederer has just released her memoir "Not That I'm Bitter" and as well as plugging the book (gently) Helen talks to Sonia about her mum

BBC Radio 5 Live

BBC Radio 5 Live

Helen with Gordon Smart, discussing her new memoir ‘Not That I’m Bitter’

Crushed

Crushed

Helen talks to Margaret Cabourn-Smith

BBC Radio 2 - The Michael Ball Show

BBC Radio 2 - The Michael Ball Show

Michael is joined by comedian and writer, Helen Lederer.

BBC Somerset

BBC Somerset

Helen talks to Andy Bennett about her new book and appearance at the Bath Comedy Festival

Love Reading

Love Reading

Deborah Maclaren in conversation with Helen Lederer

Namaste Motherf**kers

Namaste Motherf**kers

Still Crazy After All These Years with Helen Lederer

Times Radio - Off air with Jane and Fi

Times Radio - Off air with Jane and Fi

Helen discusses her new memoir 'Not That I'm Bitter'.

BBC Radio - Late Night Jo

BBC Radio - Late Night Jo

Helen discusses her new memoir 'Not That I'm Bitter'.

The Breakup Monologues

The Breakup Monologues

Live from Primadonna Festival – with Helen Lederer and Samantha Baines

Nick Helm and Nathaniel Metcalfe's Fan Club

Nick Helm and Nathaniel Metcalfe's Fan Club

Episode 145 - Helen Lederer

In Conversation with...

In Conversation with...

Helen in conversation with Journalist Michael Crick and broadcaster Mark Lawson

Helen chats to Michael Ball

Helen chats to Michael Ball

Helen chats to Michael about her Edinburgh Fringe show, what it was like in the Big Brother House and baring all in Splash!

My Teenage Diary

My Teenage Diary

Helen reads from her teenage diaries and talks about her school days in South-East London.

Geoff Lloyd's Hometown Glory

Geoff Lloyd's Hometown Glory

Broadcasting legend and bearded-beauty Geoff Lloyd natters with Helen.

The Divorce Club

The Divorce Club

Helen joins Samantha Baines to chat divorce in this hilarious episode.

Wit Lit

Wit Lit

Lily Lindon's Wit Lit podcast. Lily says: "Actual comedian, author, and founder of the Comedy Women in Print Prize Helen Lederer talks about writing wit, and how to enter for the 2020 prize. Meanwhile we talk about how Helen will literally die if she laughs too much, how groups of women are funnier to groups of men, and Helen writes the first line of my comedy novel.

Philosophy for our Times

Philosophy for our Times

From 'How The Light Gets In Festival' Lederer is philosophical in a reductive and small manner.

Older and Wider

Older and Wider

From the writers of the internationally successful Grumpy Old Women, award winning Comedian Jenny Éclair and Producer and Writer Judith Holder deliver Older & Wider, a podcast that offers insight, gossip and general news from the menopausal front and beyond. A podcast worth getting your ears syringed for. In this episode Jenny & Judith are joined by Helen Lederer. They discuss Jenny and Helen's short lived double act, shitting your pyjamas, Splash and Helen's current project, CWIP.

Drunk Women Solving Crime

Drunk Women Solving Crime

What happens when a comedy legend downs a few proseccos and wanders on stage at the Pleasance Theatre? They solve a crime of course! This week's fourth Drunk Woman is the one and only Helen Lederer! Helen proved to be the kind of detective who cuts to the chase and gets to the crux of the matter, which was especially useful when getting to the bottom of her own true crime.

The Back Seat

The Back Seat

Join actress/comedian Helen Lederer and actress/journalist Elizabeth Healey for a six-part podcast extravaganza on The Back Seat! The two will be out and about over the holiday season – attending exhibitions, movies, pantos and parties – and sharing their antics every Friday.

Inheritance Tracks

Inheritance Tracks

Inheritance tracks celebrates the music that we cherish and would like to bestow to future generations.

Knock knock

Knock knock

My new podcast series for BBC Radio. I love doing this - a unique opportunity to talk to genuinely funny people who do the same job as me about anything at all and feel all connected eew

Times Literary Supplement May 16

Times Literary Supplement May 16

I was invited to the Times Literary Supplement to discuss gender and comedy and of course the CWIP prize.

Front Row

Front Row

Not that I’m competitive or anything …it’s the OTHER people who mind…. I love a quiz

Great Lives

Great Lives

My Dorothy Parker worship was joyous - the quoted quotes will tingle and tangle and last for ever

Graham Norton

Graham Norton

well all I can say is YES Graham …. a fast talking romp with the best

Be in the Now

Be in the Now

Be in the Now

Pick of the Week

Pick of the Week

I enjoyed my return to pick of the week.

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