Berkhamsted Revisitedactive
Publisher |
Radio Stakhanov
In 2005 a 13 year old Laura Kirk started writing a diary, chronicling her life in a small town just north of London famed for a beautiful cinema and a 12th century castle built by William the Conquerer’s half-brother. Her adolescence in Berkhamsted was a fairly quiet life of school, boys, MSN usernames, sport, growing up awkwardly and using words like 'phwoar' and 'lush'.

Laura kept a diary for six years, right up until she went to university. Now, along with her friend (unhelpfully, also called Laura), she's reading back over them and trying to make sense of the key issues - what exactly did ‘topping’ mean; why she was so anxious about going to
parties with her friends; why did she make her family name their cat after a sixth former she fancied; and most importantly, why on earth was she so obsessed with England cricketer Andrew Flintoff?

Berkhamsted Revisited is a romp back through those awkward teenage years, as seen through the eyes of two twenty-somethings. It's a must listen for anyone that grew up wondering what life was all about.…and how to build the funkiest MySpace profile.
Country Of Origin |
United Kingdom
Produced In |
London, England
Premiere Date |
2018-02-22
Frequency |
Weekly

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It’s the summer time, and we’re feeling fine, showing off our moves in night clubs and prancing down Hemel Hempstead’s finest catwalk.

This week, we’ve left Year 9 behind us and are reminiscing about Under 18s nights at local clubs, and sneaking into Tiger Tiger Croydon. When a modelling competition comes to town, Laura K can’t resist the allure of stardom and enters, with mixed fortunes. Finally, we’re remembering world events beyond the safe haven of Berkhamsted, including Michael Jackson’s trial, and the funeral of the Pope. 

To get in touch with questions, comments, or if you kept a teenage diary you’d like to share with us, email us: show@berkhamstedrevisited.com

We’re also on Twitter and Instagram: @berkorevisited

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With exams out the way for another year, there’s just a few days left of school before that glorious 10 week summer holiday…

This week, we’re journeying back to a time before Netflix, when a Friday night staple was a trip to Blockbuster and begging your parents to let you have popcorn. Back at school, we’re discussing (and singing!) our favourite school hymns, and reminiscing about our most memorable school teachers. Finally, with the summer holidays just around the corner, we’re remembering one of our favourite indoor past times – playing on the Playstation Dancemat.

To get in touch with questions, comments, or if you kept a teenage diary that you’d like the share with us, email us: show@berkhamstedrevisited.com

We’re also on Twitter and Instagram: @berkorevisited

**Please take time to rate and review us on iTunes, or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

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It’s exam term at Berkhamsted School, and while one of us is trying to revise, the other one is hanging out with a boy in the local library…

This week, we’re talking about the trials and tribulations of exams - from our best revision techniques to the biggest mistakes we made under pressure. We look back at school sports day, which was the perfect opportunity to both mingle with the boys and show-off some neat javelin-throwing skills. And we remember the first time we dabbled with fake tan, with considerably mixed success..

To get in touch with comments, queries, or to share your own teenage experiences, email us: show@berkhamstedrevisited.com

We’re also on Twitter and Instagram: @berkorevisited

**Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

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It’s now 2006, and we’re trying to remember what we actually learnt from our education… 

Join us this week as we look back at life during school, from cooking strange recipes in Food Tech to trying to flirt with boys on school trips. Everyone who is anyone is busy designing the coolest MySpace layout and counting their pic comments, and we’re discussing an absolute staple of teenage-hood – smoking. 

To get in touch with questions, comments, or to share your teenage experience, email us: show@berkhamstedrevisited.com

We’re also on Twitter and Instagram: @berkorevisited

**Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!**

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The winter of 2005 is upon us, and as Laura begins Year 9, life starts to feel that little bit tougher…

This week, we’re discussing dealing with change, and asking ourselves if we are happier now, or when we were at school. Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire has hit cinemas, and while most teenage girls are pining for Robert Pattinson’s Cedric Diggory, another actor takes Laura’s eye. Finally, we’re talking about seasonal affective disorder, just as the memories of those long summer days are beginning to fade…

To get in touch with questions, comments, or to share your teenage experience, email us: show@berkhamstedrevisited.com

We’re also on Twitter and Instagram: @berkorevisited

***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!***

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It's finally the summer in 2005 - just what did we do with all that free time?

Join us this week as we discuss summer holidays and trying to chase our teenage dreams, the best (and worst) fashion trends that 2005 had to offer, and returning to school in September, gripped by dreams of a certain English cricketer.

To get in touch with questions, comments, or to share your own teenage memories, email us: show@berkhamstedrevisited.com

We're also on Twitter and Instagram: @berkorevisited

And if you like the show, please leave us a review on iTunes, or wherever you get your pods.

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It’s almost summer in 2005, and Laura Kirk is still writing her diary...

This week, we’re looking back at life before the iPhone, and the complicated nuances of communicating via MSN Messenger. With the summer term at Berkhamsted school in full swing, we reflect upon a Year 7 8 production of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, and finally reminisce about an attractive young lifeguard breaking teenage hearts on a Portuguese beach. 

To get in touch with questions, comments, or to share your teenage experience, email us: show@berkhamstedrevisted.com

We’re also on Twitter and Instagram: @berkorevisited

And if you like the show, please leave us a review on iTunes or wherever you get your pods!

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In a bedroom in Berkhamsted, a 13-year-old Laura Kirk writes her very first diary entry. Join us this week as we start our journey down memory lane, dissecting and discussing the social politics of Year 8 parties, militant lacrosse teachers, the power of the humble Chupa Chup, and life-consuming obsessions with Z-list celebrities.

To get in touch with questions, comments or to share your own teenage exploits, email us: show@berkhamstedrevisted.com

To find us on social media, it’s: @berkorevisited

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In 2005 a 13 year old Laura Kirk started writing a diary, chronicling her life in a small town just north of London famed for a beautiful cinema and a 12th century castle built by William the Conquerer’s half-brother. Her adolescence in Berkhamsted was a fairly quiet life of school, boys, MSN usernames, sport, growing up awkwardly and using words like 'phwoar' and 'lush'.

Laura kept a diary for six years, right up until she went to university. Now, along with her friend (unhelpfully, also called Laura), she's reading back over them and trying to make sense of the key issues - what exactly did ‘topping’ mean; why she was so anxious about going to

parties with her friends; why did she make her family name their cat after a sixth former she fancied; and most importantly, why on earth was she so obsessed with England cricketer Andrew Flintoff?

Berkhamsted Revisited is a romp back through those awkward teenage years, as seen through the eyes of two twenty-somethings. It's a must listen for anyone that grew up wondering what life was all about.…and how to build the funkiest MySpace profile.

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