Emma Clarke
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Emma Clarke has written comedy and drama for TV, radio and the stage and has been known to be gobby online in various opinion pieces. She also writes books. She can often be heard being sanctimonious on BBC radio, most usually on 5Live. She has previous for being a comedy performer (radio, telly and stage) and also dabbles in stand-up. Emma is one of the UK's leading voiceovers and the fruits of her award-winning mouth can be heard all over the world. She's one of the 'Mind The Gap' voices on London Underground. You can follow Emma on Twitter (@emmabclarke). More info about her can be found on her website emmaclarke.com.

Entries by Emma Clarke

Please Don't Tell Me I'm 'Lucky' My Parents Are Already Dead

(0) Comments | Posted 30 July 2014 | (13:01)

Please don't tell me I'm "lucky" my parents are already dead. I understand that looking after frail, sick, elderly parents is unspeakably difficult in all sorts of ways I can't imagine - but please don't tell me I should be "grateful" I don't have parents to care for now. Like...

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Seven Ways to Ruin a Friendship

(1) Comments | Posted 28 July 2014 | (15:42)

I like to think of myself as a pretty easygoing woman. I have great female friends. I get on with many, many women. But, man, there are times when engaging in girl-talk can feel like you've been chucked in a bear pit. Of course friendships come and go as times...

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How I Told My Daughter She's Autistic

(0) Comments | Posted 27 July 2014 | (23:18)

Telling my daughter she's autistic is one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. She'd had the assessment, she'd been to the psychologist's office and she's not daft, she knew exactly why she was there; she'd read the posters on the walls. She'd have to know. I had...

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The John Lewis Christmas Ad and the Power of Gloves

(0) Comments | Posted 22 November 2012 | (08:17)

The 2012 John Lewis Christmas ad is a work of heart-tugging, recession-friendly advertising brilliance. It's a metaphor for how tough it is, out there, for consumers everywhere.

When thinking up a new Christmas TV ad in the depths of the worst recession known to man, it's gotta be a tough...

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Why Watching the Olympics Is Lowering My Life Expectancy

(0) Comments | Posted 31 July 2012 | (11:00)

Let me come clean: I'm a sports letch. Footy, snooker, darts, athletics, cycling - basically, anything but bloody boxing - I love watching sport. I punch the air, do a funny little jiggly dance when it gets exciting and swear at the TV like a drunken nun. But now the...

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50 Shades of Beige: Why?

(5) Comments | Posted 23 July 2012 | (23:42)

You'll be relieved/sickened to know I've finished reading 50 Shades of Grey. I'm genuinely fascinated by this book's appeal because it's appalling. But lots of people (including cool, urbane sophisticates like me) are talking about it and even more people have really enjoyed the book(s).

Once I stop to think...

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