Victoria Coren Mitchell - Writer, Broadcaster & Poker Player


Heresy returns!

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

  Heresy, the Radio Four comedy/discussion series that I present and produce, is back tonight, after an absence of nearly three years! The gap was due to its not being commissioned in 2014 and then my inconveniently having a baby in 2015, just when I was supposed to be making another series of it.

  Those who can remember as far back as 2013 will know that this is a programme in which my three weekly guests have to argue against received wisdoms - knee-jerk opinions that people hold almost without thinking about it. The guests are obliged to think laterally, originally and comically, in their quest not to auto-agree with the obvious.

  Tonight’s episode features the wonderful Katy Brand and Lloyd Langford (comedians) alongside the amazing artist and broadcaster Grayson Perry, arguing against the opinions:

FRENCH WOMEN ARE MORE CHIC THAN ENGLISHWOMEN

THERE’S NO ROOM FOR RELIGION IN POLITICS

and

i WOULDN’T WANT ONE OF HITLER’S PAINTINGS IN MY HOUSE.

  If you want to find out if they can change your minds, you’ll find the programme on at 6.30pm, BBC Radio Four.

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Designergenes at 2:55 pm on May 20th, 2016

Thanks for another interesting show, I was never entirely sure what to do with my Hitler prints but they will now take pride of place between my collection of Pol Pot ceramics and Joseph Stalin decoupage.  It really brings the whole ‘Maniacs of the Twentieth Century’ collection together wonderfully.  I greatly valued your spirited defence of Christianity on the show and would encourage you to continue this support.  As you said in the Guardian, there really does seem to be a dearth of witty, articulate defenders of the faith and sometimes I get rather frustrated by all the atheists keen to show how much better the world is if you remove God and put yourself at the centre of the universe instead.  Honestly, it’s like Copernicus died for nothing!


Andrew P at 5:52 am on May 26th, 2016

Wit, humour and thought provoking. A well balanced approach to radio that doesn’t take itself too seriously.


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