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Each week Giles Coren finds himself with no idea what to write about in his weekly column. Having read all the papers and found nothing of interest whatsoever, he takes a break and does the school run. That’s where his wife and fellow journalist Esther Walker comes in. Upon his return, Esther has half a dozen ideas she’s spotted ready to knock around with him over the kitchen table and a much needed pot of coffee.


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Each week Giles Coren finds himself with no idea what to write about in his weekly column. Having read all the papers and found nothing of interest whatsoever, he takes a break and does the school run. That’s where his wife and fellow journalist Esther Walker comes in. Upon his return, Esther has half a dozen ideas she’s spotted ready to knock around with him over the kitchen table and a much needed pot of coffee.


You can read Giles in The Times here; https://www.thetimes.co.uk/profile/giles-coren


And subscribe to The Times and Sunday Times here; https://www.thetimes.co.uk/subscribe

    Desert Island Crisps: Grace Dent

    Desert Island Crisps: Grace Dent

    This week, Giles welcomes a freshly shipwrecked celebrity to Desert Island Crisps for a well earned half-term break. For those of you who haven't heard Giles's Times Radio show, this is the portion of the programme where a different celeb discusses the foods that shaped their lives. In this episode, the broadcaster and food critic Grace Dent joins Giles to discuss the class divide between their experiences of food, Masterchef and Giles makes Angel Delight.


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    Producer: Ben Mitchell
     
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    • 46 min
    Desert Island Crisps: Jamie Theakston

    Desert Island Crisps: Jamie Theakston

    This week, Giles welcomes a freshly shipwrecked celebrity to Desert Island Crisps for a well earned half-term break. For those of you who haven't heard Giles's Times Radio show, this is the portion of the programme where a different celeb discusses the foods that shaped their lives. In this episode, the broadcaster Jamie Theakston joins Giles to reminisce about 90's TV, starting out as Garth Crooks' assistant and insists that the perfect place for peanut butter is on a burger.


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    • 47 min
    It's a New Car, I Don't Understand!

    It's a New Car, I Don't Understand!

    Giles and Esther scour the papers for inspiration. Today: PBC provides food for thought, Boris’ take on the Bard, and Noises Off irritate. Giles’ poker night is interrupted by a feline emergency.


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    • 28 min
    Harry Just Doesn't Get Therapy

    Harry Just Doesn't Get Therapy

    Giles and Esther dissect the papers again: from Harry's misunderstanding of how mental health works, Sir Kier's chance to become a Hollywood star and what links Bill Gates to Marilyn Monroe. Oh, and Esther cries. 


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    • 27 min
    I Think We're Alone Now

    I Think We're Alone Now

    Giles and Esther make their way through this week's papers; from Tiffany's and snooker to covid statistics and fat police. Esther gives Giles a grammar lesson schooling him in one of her favourite of topics - diamonds. Oh...and Giles sings!!!


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    • 30 min
    O Sister, Where Art Thou?

    O Sister, Where Art Thou?

    Giles and Esther have returned to look through the week's papers; from Meghan's poetry and lost sounds, to vegan cooking and Line of Duty. Esther wants to show off her lyrical side to Giles, but he wants to only connect with our very special mystery guest.


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    • 41 min

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