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|Running time||60 mins|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Home station||BBC Radio 4|
|Hosted by||John Peel|
|Original release||11 April 1998 – 24 June 2006|
|Opening theme||"Let's Go Trippin'" by Dick Dale and The Del-Tones|
Home Truths was a weekly BBC Radio 4 programme which began on 11 April 1998 and was usually hosted by the DJ John Peel until his death in October 2004. In the Saturday 9 – 10 am slot, it gradually became one of Radio 4's most successful programmes.
The show was essentially a talk show where the host would interview ordinary people with an extraordinary story to tell. There was also considerable correspondence with its listeners. Home Truths was based on a previous show called Offspring (which aired from 1995 to 1997), also hosted by Peel. Home Truths took essentially the same format as its predecessor, but widened the remit from talking about the relationship between parents and children to discussion of all aspects of life.
After Peel's death, the programme was presented by a series of guest presenters including Paul Heiney, writer David Stafford, comedian Linda Smith and musician Tom Robinson. However the programme was axed after the BBC decided that the formula did not work as well without Peel's presence.
The last edition of Home Truths was presented by David Stafford and was broadcast on 24 June 2006. The slot was taken over the same year by Saturday Live.
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