From cruising down the Nile for Granada TV to co – hosting Wogan, live slots at BBC Food Show Birminham NEC and International Wine Fair EXCEL to presenting a Blue Peter special or presenting strands for BBC’s Heaven and Earth Show – Helen’s ease with the camera and interest in people shows her adaptability and warmth – no matter what subject is thrown at her! Presenting the cookery programme Butterfingers for TASTE CFN received record viewing figures. Presenting Radio 5’s
Comic Cuts including interviews with fellow comics – Ruby Wax and Harry Enfield – not to mention being a regular columnist for Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and a fun guest on Ready Steady Cook with slots at the BBC Food Show with chefs including Nick Nairn. She has also presented a series of musical concerts at the Wigmore Hall for young people.
Having established herself as one of Britain’s best known writer/comediennes in the 80’s, Helen was soon commissioned by Hodder and Stoughton to write Single Minding and later by Penguin,to write her first novel. Several commissions for BBC Radio (All Change making Pick Of The Week) and a commission for BBC TV to write a sitcom,sits well with her regular articles in The Independent On Sunday, The Mail on Sunday, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, SHE magazine, Good Housekeeping, Woman & Home, EVE and many others. She is also a regular reviewer on BBC ‘s Open Book programme and YOU magazine’s Book Club as well as having a regular column on Radio 4’sWoman’s Hour. Her short stories have been published in the Daily Express and Girls Night In (Harper Collins). “The rewards of brazen honesty are divinely witty epigrams and Lederer's script is positively dripping with them”