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Small Data: The adventures of Adrian Mole

Updated Friday, 11th April 2014
A guide to the many lives of Adrian Mole.

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Stephen Mangan Stephen Mangan, one of the faces of Adrian Mole As a tribute to the writer Sue Townsend, who diedon April 10th, 2014, OpenLearn is proud to present a small data collection of the various incarnations of her most famous creation, Adrian Mole.

Adrian started out as a boy called Nigel in a Radio 4 play, and after a quick name change would go on to success in newspapers, television, stage versions and... well, here's what he got up to, and when:










Year Title Medium Channel Notes
1982 Thirty Minute Theatre: The Diary of Nigel Mole, Aged 13 ¼ Radio BBC Radio 4  
1982 The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 ¾ Book Methuen  
1984 The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole Book Methuen  
1985 The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 ¾: The Play Musical Phoenix Arts, Leicester  
1985 Pirate Radio 4 Short radio monologues BBC Radio 4  
1985 The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 ¾ Television Thames  
1985 The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Song Book Sheet music Methuen  
1987 The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole Television Thames  
1989 The True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole Book Methuen Included scripts from the Pirate Radio 4 series
1991 Adrian Mole and the Small Amphibians Book Methuen Newly created chapter added to repackaged omnibus version of earlier novels
1991 Adrian Mole: From Minor to Major Book Methuen Compilation of earlier works
1993 Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years Book Methuen  
1994 Mole Cooks His Goose Magazine article Radio Times  
1998 Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years Book Methuen  
1999 Diary of a Provincial Man Newspaper series The Guardian  
2001 Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years Television BBC One  
2004 Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction Book Methuen  
2005 Adrian Mole's Royal Wedding Diary Newspaper column The Observer  
2008 The Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole, 1999-2001 Book Michael Joseph Collected Guardian series
2009 Adrian Mole: The Prostate Years Book Methuen  



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