Watching Neighbours Twice a Day By Josh Widdicombe

  • Narrated by: Josh Widdicombe, James Acaster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Release date: 09-16-21

Watching Neighbours Twice a Day AudioBook Summary

Featuring exclusive interviews with ’90s icons Pat Sharp, Diane Youdale (a.k.a. ‘Jet’ from Gladiators), Will Macdonald from TFI Friday and Blur’s Dave Rowntree. Plus a bonus track with James Acaster.

‘This is a book about growing up in the ’90s told through the thing that mattered most to me: the television programmes I watched. For my generation, television was the one thing that united everyone. There were kids at my school who liked bands, kids who liked football and one weird kid who liked the French sport of petanque, however, we all loved GladiatorsNeighbours and Pebble Mill with Alan Titchmarsh (possibly not the third of these).’

In his first memoir, Josh Widdicombe tells the story of a strange rural childhood, the kind of childhood he only realised was weird when he left home and started telling people about it. From only having four people in his year at school, to living in a family home where they didn’t just not bother to lock the front door, they didn’t even have a key.

Using a different television show of the time as its starting point for each chapter, Watching Neighbours Twice a Day… is part-childhood memoir, part-comic history of ’90s television and culture. It will discuss everything from the BBC convincing him that Michael Parkinson had been possessed by a ghost, to Josh’s belief that Mr. Blobby is one of the great comic characters, to what it’s like being the only vegetarian child west of Bristol.


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