Passionate about radio, Yasmeen is a versatile broadcaster and presenter. She has presented documentaries for BBC Radio 4 since 2007 and thousands of hours of live radio handiling everything from breaking news, to powerful one-to-one interviews to late night phne ins. Since 2014 she has hosted her own weekly show on BBC Three Counties Radio and also recently spent two years at talkRADIO presenting Friday Drivetime and then Saturday afternoons. She was a regular presenter of the BBC Asian Network's phone-in show and spent a year presenting a weekend late phone-in shows for BBC Radio London, where she remains a regualr voice. She won Radio Presenter of the Year at the Asian Media Awards in 2016.
A selection of BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service documentaries and features presented by Yasmeen from most recent to 2007
In the Studio: Richard Curtis (Summer 2019) BBC World Service
A two-part special, following writer Richard Curtis as he made his new film, Yesterday. Yasmeen was granted exclusive access to follow his process over many months in production, leading up to the film's release. Both parts are avail to listen: Part one, In the Studio: Richard Curtis Part two, In the Studio: Richard Curtis
Samosas at the Seaside (Oct 2018)
25 years on from the seminal British Asian film, Bhaji on the Beach, how much have British Asian Women's lives changes?
Available to listen here.
'Costume Drama: The Wonderful World of Cosplay'
Yasmeen meets people from the world of cosplay and costuming. Available to listen here
'Fried Chicken Feels the Heat' Yasmeen investigates the fast food that raises questions about health - the chicken shop http://bbc.in/ZzfJbp
'Asian Weddings: Something Gold, Nothing Borrowed, Everything New' http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01h2c3n
'My Name is not Hey Baby': New responses to sexual harassment http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01g61w2
'Dishonour and Depression': Mental illness among British Asian women http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b017wyy9
'Turkish Delight?' The rise of the British Turkish community
Available to listen: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0151nxr
'The Protection Game', what's it like being a a bodyguard? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00zzsdj
'Sidelined! Our Asian Footballers Are Missing!' http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00vcqyp
'Sud-u-Like', a wry, quirky look at the rise and fall of launderettes. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tbcdt
Plus written feature for BBC News Online http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-10957093
'Home Grown': Why are British Asian men looking to marry women from 'back home' as opposed to their female British Asian peers? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00n58ct
Reviewed by The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2009/oct/15/home-grown
'That's No Job for an Asian!': What does it take to make it on the British stand-up circuit if you're British Asian, who are the new names and what are they talking about on stage? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00fn3fp
'A Failure to Provide': an investigation in to the issue of elder care for the first generation of elderly Asians in the UK; are there enough culturally specific care facilities available and how is the community coping with asking for help now that traditional family structures are breaking down? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00c0rsn
Two-part monologue about performing at the Edinburgh fringe festival for the first time. Listen again part one: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00jly77 part two: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00jv7jm
'Asian dating diary' a three-part comedy monologue about finding Mr Right. All three parts are available to
listen again online
Part one http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/03/2007_24_wed.shtml
Part two: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/05/2007_30_wed.shtml
Part three: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/05/2008_06_mon.shtml
Also a written feature for BBC News Online http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/6763443.stm
Fasting during Ramadan while working in an office. Available to listen http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/05/2007_39_tue.shtml