Helen is probably best known for her role as the dippy Catriona in Absolutely Fabulous, in which she appeared alongside Jennifer Saunders in all six series of the show, as well as for creating the 'girl at the bar' in Naked Video. "
"However, to many she is known for her unique brand of wit and observational humour. A comedy writer with an extensive portfolio that includes writing and performing her own material, Helen has starred in a great number of top TV comedy and radio shows. "
"Helen was part of a group of early 1980s comedians, including French and Saunders, the late Rik Mayall, and "
"Ben Elton, who made their names at London's famous Comedy Store. She was a guest on ITV's Saturday Night Live with her solo comedy act, as well as performing at the first Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal along with Lenny Henry. TV appearances span such shows as The Young Ones, French and Saunders, Happy Families, One Foot in the Grave, Bottom, Love Soup, Miss Marple, Casualty and Hollyoaks. She plays Miss Bowline-Hitch alongside Bernard Cribbins in the much loved children's TV series Old Jack's Boat. Helen also played Rich Aunt Ruby in Horrid Henry: The Movie. On BBC radio, she has been a regular panellist on shows including Just a Minute, Quote . . . Unquote, Open Book, A Good Read and Woman's Hour, as well as writing and performing in two of her own comedy series, All Change and Life with Lederer. Her columns include Woman & Home, the Independent, the Mail on Sunday and the Daily Telegraph, and she is currently the 'agony aunt' for Woman's Weekly. Helen's comedy books include Coping with Helen Lederer and Single Minding. "
"She's done a variety of theatre work, following hot on the heels of Julie Walters in Educating Rita, playing "
"Doreen in Alan Bleasdale's Having a Ball, as well as appearing in The Vagina Monologues, Calendar Girls and "
"The Killing of Sister George in London's West End, interspersed with many fringe theatre plays.
Listen to an extract from Losing It, written and read by Helen Lederer.The laugh-out-loud debut novel from one of Britain's best-loved comediennes.
The pressure builds after the January sales. The pointless Breville steamer /furry jumper/and once worn shoes are stowed away and the February winds chafe as I brace myself for another Valentine’s Day. Luckily, I’m an optimist. The promise of an official renewal of romantic urges (and...
RT @BBCTheOneShow: We'll be joined by the humbling surgeon, David Nott, who has been taking unpaid leave to save lives in war zones for the…
by @HelenLederer - 16 hours ago
Counting the days till I get to share wine with Birmingham (9)
As one oven door closes… https://t.co/A7cBTYQHo7
#GBBOFinal #MaryBerry https://t.co/ioEfmEwq9P
by @HelenLederer - 17 hours ago
Shining a light on words with pastry. Thank you
by @HelenLederer - 18 hours ago
you've made me google https://t.co/MqF7wuNBjN
helenlederer - 19 hours ago
This is a good look…for sophisticated drinking without canapes
helenlederer - 2 days ago
I'll just click 'cancel' and opt for a small sherry
helenlederer - 6 days ago
And when hot pants were worn willy nilly
helenlederer - 8 days ago
Swapping spectacles with a poet hasn't made me see things poetically or at all. You?
helenlederer - 9 days ago
See food diet – see food get fat - I can gain half a stone staring at a leaf....
Pick of the Week - 14 days ago
It is the autumn of my life…and other peoples…judging by coats and jumpers grouped together on the train…
My trip to Manchester to record ‘Pick of the Week’ a few weeks ago was quite eventful. Of course the best trick is not to sit next to a passenger who magics a smelly cheese burger out of their brief case once the train pulls out of Euston. But alas, I chose one such passenger. Then I realised I had forgotten my earphones and was defenceless in the face of snuffling and later the scrunching of a paper serviette. At least the serviette signalled the end of the eating… and one could unclench.
Listen here to Pick of the Week
I used my grown up voice for this - a bit like the one I use to book a massage over the phone ….
Helen Lederer with John Humphries on The Today Programme BBC... - 20 days ago
Helen Lederer with John Humphries on The Today Programme BBC Radio 4 all about her grandfather the spy.
Merry radio bits showing off with Graham Norton and Clive... - one month ago
Merry radio bits showing off with Graham Norton and Clive Anderson. And Pick of the week for BBC Radio 4
More fun with a best friend? - 2 months ago
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Dear Catriona... - 2 months ago
Have a read of the full article here..
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