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TSP Classics - #TSP010 - Joseph Gilgun

TSP Classics - #TSP010 - Joseph Gilgun

May 16, 2019

It's mental health awareness week this week so we thought we'd revisit our first Two Shot Podcast chat with Joe Gilgun from September 2017. We get a lot of messages from people who struggle with the insides of their heads and sooooo many of them cite Joe's episodes as a massive help. If you listened to Joe chat with us on episode 78 you'll know he struggles with his mental health, but the way he talks about his experiences seems to resonate completely with so many people. He has an incredible knack of clarifying his thoughts and making the most profound insights whilst simultaneously making you howl with laughter. 
Anyway, just thought we'd take the opportunity to share this with anyone who hasn't had chance to listen yet or give you a chance to listen back to this brilliant episode. 

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Alright. How’s it going? Thanks loads for downloading and listening. 

Here we at our tenth episode. La Decima! We’ve got something special for you this week... 

it’s a Two Shot Podcast chat with the one and only Joseph Gilgun. You might know him as Woody from Shane Meadow's This is England, As Rudy Wade in Misfits alongside our host Craig, as Eli Dingle in ITV's Emmerdale, or morer recently as Cassidy in AMC's Preacher. Joe is a special character. A rakish raconteur with a passion for making people piss their pants laughing. He wears his feelings on his sleeve and his disarming honesty and endearing vulnerability really make this an unmissable episode. We talk about drama school, dyslexia, family, anxieties and growing up in a Lancashire town. It’s a wonderfully frank hour or so and if there’s not at least one moment that doesn’t make you laugh out loud then we’ll give you your money back. Enjoy. It’s Two Shot Pod number ten with Joseph Gilgun. 

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TSP Classics - #TSP017 - Michael Balogun

TSP Classics - #TSP017 - Michael Balogun

May 9, 2019

We're still on our recording hiatus at the moment but we're still thinking about you lot getting your TSP fix. 

What we thought we'd do is bring you a selection of our older episodes, so that our newer listeners can hear what's lurking in the back catalogue.

We're gonna kick this run off with this episode from November 2017. It's a chat with the actor Michael Balogun...

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Happy Thursday! Before we get down to it PLEASE READ THIS... We want to say a HUGE thanks... To you! Yes! YOU! Our dear listeners. Two bits of cracking news this week. We were on a list in The Observer (decent paper for those outside these isles). The Two Shot Podcast was in the top 10 most talked about podcasts of 2017! The next day we topped the iTunes Charts of Tv & Film straight in at NUMBER 1! All this is down to you lot supporting, listening and telling others about what you've found. As the clock starts to slowly count down on 2017 this is an amazing bit of news to end the year with so thank you so much. 

Right. Let's GET. IT. ON. Episode 17 is a chat with someone who may not have heard of but who's story you are going to remember. Trust us! 
His name is Michael Balogun. This is his story and I cannot even begin to tell you how it goes. All I can say is "strap in"; it's a rollercoaster of a tale. 

Craig & Producer Griff travelled to meet Michael at the fantastic HOME in Manchester to sit down, brew up and get their podcast on! This is a fascinating chat with someone who is learning from his mistakes and even though it took quite some time to find the right path, he's now well and truly on it. That's as much as we are going to say, don't want to spoil anything. 

Enjoy. This is #TSP017 with Michael Balogun. 

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Line Of Duty x Two Shot Podcast Interview Special

Line Of Duty x Two Shot Podcast Interview Special

May 2, 2019

Yo, yo, yo TSP listeners. How the devil are you and all that. This week is a little bit of a break from the norm whilst we're on our enforced jollies. Dunno if any of you have heard of program called Line of Duty...? It's on at the moment and everyone under the sun is wondering how it's going to play out. You might even been familiar with one previous, devious baddy named DI "Dot" Cotton (It's Craig Parkinson from the Two Shot Podcast if you haven't watched LOD).
It turns out that we've spoken to loads of people who've been on the series. Poppy Miller, Kate Ashfield, Lisa Palfrey as well as the six you're going to hear from today. Line of Duty is a hotbed of talent from the creators, writers, composers, actors and all involved with the making of it.
Anyway, we've got six clips from six old TSP episodes. You're about to hear from; Tony Pitts who played Les Hargreaves, Neil Morrissey who plays Morton, Vicky McClure who plays Kate Flemming, Adrian Dunbar who plays Ted Hastings, Maya Sondhi who plays Maneet Bindra and Danny Mays who plays Danny. 
All the episodes are available to hear in full on our archive so if you fancy hearing more from any of the guests then go digging in the crates. 

Thanks for being here. TSP X

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#TSP086 - Kevin Bishop

#TSP086 - Kevin Bishop

April 25, 2019

Hi Two Shot Podcast downloader. Hope you're well and good. This week we've got a chat with the comic stalwart Kevin Bishop. Kev has been splitting sides for most of his life now, moving between stage and screen with consummate ease. You'll know him from his childhood roles in Muppet's Treasure Island and Grange Hill, or from his Channel 4 comedy work one Star Stories and the Kevin Bishop Show. You may even have seen performing as part of Damon Albarn's Gorillaz playing the voice of 2D.
Kevin is an unstoppable ball of energy and he really shoots from the hip when he speaks. He and Craig discuss childhood limelight, being naughty on set, comedy commissioning, writing what you feel rather than what's required by the current comedic climate and loads, loads more.
It's a fast-paced and hilarious hour with a few hard-hitting truths thrown in for good measure. You'll love it. 
This is episode 86 of the Two Shot Podcast with Kevin Bishop. 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT - 

We're taking a break from bringing out new episodes for a short period whilst we get some personal stuff in order. There'll be plenty of stuff to keep up with your TSP fix in the meantime. Hear more in the intro to this episode. Nice one. 

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#TSP085 - Mike Jibson

#TSP085 - Mike Jibson

April 18, 2019

Hiyer. How's it going? Happy Thursday. It's that Two Shot Podcast time of the week and on this episode we're talking to the brilliant Mike Jibson. Mike is a real acting polymath, moving effortlessly between stage, the silver screen and television. You may have seen him recently in his Olivier Award-winning performance in Hamilton or in the films The Lighthouse, Les Miserables and Star Wars or on the telly in The Last Kingdom. 
Mike is a passionately honest person with an absolute devotion to his art. His approach to his own mental health and overcoming his obstacles is absolutely inspiring. He and Craig talk childhood inspiration, first-day anxiety, brain farts and calling Hull home. It's a great hour or so and we can't thank Mike enough for coming on and sharing his story with us. 

There's a bit of a service announcement in the intro this week so keep your ears open for that. 

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#TSP084 - Anjli Mohindra

#TSP084 - Anjli Mohindra

April 11, 2019

What's popping Two Shot Podcast listeners? How are you diddling? It's episode 84 time. We've got another fantastic guest for you this week in the form of the actor Anjli Mohnindra. You might know Anjli from Jed Mercurio's brilliant drama Bodyguard or from ITV's Dark Heart amongst a bunch of other stuff. We met her in Maison Bertaux on Greek Street on a spring-like day where after a brief discussion on the nature of gratitude and moan about ungrateful road users, she and Craig got down to it. She's a brilliantly warm and genuine person with a brilliant outlook on life and we're sure you'll enjoy listening in to her story.
Thanks a lot for being here. 

A bit of bad news here about the live show at the BFI - 

We’re so sorry to say that due to a personal issue, we’ve had to pull out of the Radio Times festival on April 14th. We're so sorry to let you down but this is unavoidable. Many thanks to Radio Times, the BFI & Richard E. Grant for their warmth & support.

BFI will be in touch about refunds.

We’ll talk to Richard later in the year. Promise.

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#TSP083 - Connor Swindells

#TSP083 - Connor Swindells

April 4, 2019

Hello. How are you? We do hope you're alright. 
We've got another episode of the Two Shot Podcast for you this week. It's our 83rd and it's a chat with an actor called Connor Swindells.
Connor showed up to meet us in Soho looking unflappably cool and wearing one of the loveliest pairs of boats we've ever seen. He then proceeded to pour his heart out onto the table and share with us his incredible story of love, loss, passion and paranoia. You'll hear him talk about boxing, on-set breakdowns, not fitting in with your big brothers and being poor. He really doesn't hold too much back.
You might know Connor from the hit Netflix show Sex Education where he plays the character Adam Groff. You might've seen him in the films VS. or The Vanishing. He's a great actor who really inhabits his work and the future looks so, so bright for him.  
Craig gives a little warning in the intro of this week's podcast as some of the subjects we touch on are pretty heavy. If you're feeling a bit fragile, it might be worth leaving listening until you feel a bit better. Or, conversely, it might be exactly what you need to hear. Either way, we can't thank Connor enough for sharing an hour with us and with you. 

A bit of bad news here about the live show at the BFI - 

We’re so sorry to say that due to a personal issue, we’ve had to pull out of the Radio Times festival on April 14th. We're so sorry to let you down but this is unavoidable. Many thanks to Radio Times, the BFI & Richard E. Grant for their warmth & support.

BFI will be in touch about refunds.

We’ll talk to Richard later in the year. Promise.

Thanks a lot for listening. 

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#TSP082 - Tom Davis

#TSP082 - Tom Davis

March 28, 2019

It's that Two Shot Podcast time of the week again and have we got a barrel of laughs for you this week (albeit a well-tempered and thoughtful barrel of laughs). It's the actor, writer and comedian Tom Davis! You might know Tom from his role as DI Sleet in Murder In Successville or alongside Romesh Ranganathan in Judge Romesh or from his work with Leigh Francis in Bo' Selecta and the Keith Lemon programs.
We travelled down to that London again and met up with Tom in our Soho cafe of choice, Maison Bertaux. We talked social-media, scaffolding, stand-up comedy and Croydon. Tom's a belter of a fella with infectious sense of humour and a gift of yarn-spinning. It's a top episode with plenty of jokes. By the end, if you didn't already, you'll have a proper soft-spot for Tom. 

Thanks a lot for listening. 

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#TSP081 - Amy Booth-Steel

#TSP081 - Amy Booth-Steel

March 21, 2019

So here we are again... EPISODE 81. 

How’s your week been?  Good?  Not bad?  Fair?  Actually pretty bad?
Well, put everything aside for a while and get in your podcast zone and do something for you.  Forget about that email you have to send. Put down that phone and make that call later.  Spend a little bit of time to listen to someone else’s story. Just for a while. 

It’s a funny thing. 
When booking guests to come on the podcast it can be:
1: people we know ( quite rare but still happens)
2: people we’ve never met before but may have heard of( almost all the time)
3: people we’ve never met but get recommended by people we do know ( sometimes)

And now there’s a “4”....the complete accident ( this is the first time!)

Craig stumbled across AMY BOOTH STEEL on social media.  It was a video. A video of a young woman with a ukulele.  She was singing a song. ....and that’s just the start...
We got in touch as we thought her story should be heard and this seemed the perfect platform for to do it. We were right.  Amy is total tonic and we think you’re going to love her.
If you’ve seen her videos that have gone viral then you’ll understand....if you havnt...then you will...

THIS IS EPISODE 81 OF THE TWO SHOT PODCAST with the INCREDIBLE AMY BOOTH-STEEL. 

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#TSP080 - Jemima Rooper

#TSP080 - Jemima Rooper

March 14, 2019

Hiyer, how're you keeping? Decent we hope. Thanks for listening in to this, the eightieth episode of the Two Shot Podcast. 

This week we are joined by the infectiously lovely Jemima Rooper. We were back in our spiritual London home of Maison Bertaux this week. Jemima came and met us, we had a brew and really bloody nice chat. 

Jemima has been on our stages and screens for the best past of the last thirty years. You may know her from her childhood appearances as George in The Famous Five or on the big screen in The Black Dahlia, or on our TVs in Hex, As If and Lost in Austen amongst a myriad of other things. Jemima is a joy to be around and her contagious mirth is hard to resist. She and Craig talk parenthood, child acting, juggling exams and your job, growing up and how often it's acceptable to leave it before washing your bedsheets. 

It's a fabulous episode and you'll absolutely love Jemima. 

ENJOY.

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