Young Again

Publisher:
BBC

Young Again

4.7/5

Critic Rating

Kirsty Young takes her guests back to meet their younger selves and asks the question: if you knew then, what you know now... what would you tell yourself?


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Matt Rudd • The Times UK Oct 22, 2023

"...guests are coaxed gently but unremittingly into reminiscences of youth. It’s not a Roy Plomley-level original format, but it does allow Young to focus on what is always the most interesting part of a celebrity story: the beginning."

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Score: 5

Jenny McCartney • The Spectator Oct 14, 2023

"‘What advice would you give to your younger self?’ has become a popular question in interviews in recent years. It’s meant to generate something profound but, musing privately, I always find it a puzzler. It’s just as well, perhaps, that I’m not on Kirsty Young’s new podcast Young Again which asks her interviewees to revisit their earlier years with the benefit of accrued wisdom."

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Score: 4

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Oct 14, 2023

"Essentially, these are straightforward interviews with famous people. That’s not to say they aren’t good. Young is always well prepared, charming and quick. Young Again is just another celebrity interview show, like Louis Theroux’s, like The Diary of a CEO. A high-class one, hosted by a superb interviewer – but the flimsy format means it’s occasionally wobbly."

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