Victoria Coren Mitchell - Writer, Broadcaster & Poker Player


Christmas Heresy!

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

  Tomorrow (Wednesday) on Radio 4 at 6.30pm is the Heresy CHRISTMAS SPECIAL. Do listen if you’re around at that time (or on Listen Again online), it’s a really great episode.

  The guests are Rufus Hound, Germaine Greer and Phil Hammond, arguing against the received opinions

  YOU SHOULD NOT SELF-DIAGNOSE USING THE INTERNET

  THE 1960s WERE A GREAT TIME TO BE YOUNG

  and

  THE BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENTS ARE THE ONES YOU MAKE YOURSELF.

  All three guests were incredibly funny during the recording, but also make some great serious points, even rather moving in places, especially when talking about the 1960s. I really love this episode of the show, and very much hope that listeners enjoy it too.

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Victoria N at 8:47 pm on December 20th, 2011

I have absolutely loved Heresy so far and am really looking forward to this one :)


The Tim at 11:28 pm on December 20th, 2011

Too late for this year but you could have

FATHER CHRISTMAS SHOULD BE ABOLISHED.


DW at 10:52 am on December 21st, 2011

Victoria you have shined a very subtle and ironic light on the end of 2011…. I am sure you will not let your growing fame go to your head…. Here’s hoping the heretics take us into a very funny 2012….with you at the front leading the way.


AlgernonKnew at 5:38 pm on December 21st, 2011

Enjoyed the series so far so am looking forward to this. I like Dr Hammond. He’s one of ‘those’ proper human beings isn’t he? Has a useful job, is funny and seems very good hearted and constructive. He probably moves people’s drinks around when they put them down at parties and turn away just for a mo’. I mean, nobody’s perfect, right?
For whatever it’s worth, here’s my 2 pence. The best Christmas presents are often your own but unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately) the effect is only truly felt if you have the mother of all hangovers Christmas morning and so for the life of you, you cannot remember what you brought yourself or why you are standing naked in the kitchen. With a table tennis bat. Merry Christmas.


Steely at 12:12 am on December 22nd, 2011

My favourite used to be THE Toksvig… No more. It’s a sad day though when charming women have to resort to the tactics of the catholic church to get boyfriends! Cracking show.


Barry Tinghart at 8:04 am on December 23rd, 2011

I greatly enjoyed your Observer column this week, but from my perspective there is one flaw in your self-diagnosis.  Of course, you cannot compare to Kate Moss.  You are nothing like her, thank goodness.  I, myself, do not find the rather strange body ideals of the fashion industry particularly attractive, and, like many others, find you to be much more beautiful.  If you had any ugliness genes would you be a TV presenter? 

Of course, I could easily list a hundred women who surpass your level of beauty (I won’t here on your site), but, if all women were only as beautiful as you, that would be heaven.  Perhaps you may have felt a bit like an ugly duckling as a teenager, but you have grown up to be a beautiful swan, perhaps an ordinary one, but all swans are beautiful. 


Victoria Coren

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