#TSP050 - Charlie Cooper

July 5, 2018

HAPPY THURSDAY!!! 
IT'S OUR PODCAST BIRTHDAY!!!

That's right. Can you believe it's a whole year that we've been bringing you episodes? 
What a year it's been! We've met some incredible people, heard amazing stories, we've laughed, we've cried and drank many cups of tea along the way. It's been a rollercoaster of a year and we're so grateful you've enjoyed and supported the podcast - THANK YOU! 
As it's our birthday, we thought we'd do something a bit spesh and bring you not 1 episodes but 2! Nice birthday treat, eh?

We kick things off with the brilliant Charlie Cooper. If you've seen BBC's award winning THIS COUNTRY then you'll know Charlie as one of the writers and stars. Charlie writes with his sister Daisy May Cooper based on where they grew up in a small village in Gloucestershire. It's a brilliant, hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking series and if you haven't seen it then do yourself a favour and get involved.

When, a few months back, we were invited to bring the podcast to the wonderful Bath Festival, we wanted to try and get a local guest on, so Charlie was the perfect fit and lucky for us, the stars aligned and dates worked out and this is the result. Craig and Charlie sat down with a sold-out crowd in the beautiful city of Bath on a rainy evening and the conversation began. Think you're gonna love this one. We certainly did. We chatted about all sorts and began with the subject of male models...

THANKS SO MUCH FOR DOWNLOADING AND WE'LL SEE YOU IN A BIT FOR ANOTHER BIRTHDAY EPISODE!!!

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#TSP049 - Jimmy Akingbola

June 28, 2018

Alright Two Shot Pod listeners. Hope you're all well and good. It's that time of the week again where we bring you the latest installment of the podcast, and this week we are joined by the Newham general himself, Mr Jimmy Akingbola. 
We met up with Jimmy in the cool confines of the basement at Maison Bertaux (go and have a brew there, tell em Two Shot sent you). It was a lovely sunny afternoon so we got a proper bevvy in and spent an invigorating hour or so chatting with the man himself. Jimmy is a magnificent individual full of passion, drive and charisma. We talked taking creative risks, booking holidays, foster families, getting nicked for stealing buns, and moving to LA amongst a load of other fascinating stuff. It's another great ep and we hope you enjoy listening along.

We've sent the first batch of badges out to some very kind Patreon donors this week. Hope they found their way through your letterboxes. Thanks a load for your generous help. If you've enjoyed listening and you can spare a bob or two, then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. It's very much appreciated. Nice one.

 

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#TSP048 - Tom Bennett

June 21, 2018

Greetings TSP listeners. Hope you're all very well.

This week on the podcast, we've had right good chat with the actor Tom Bennett. We met Tom at our podcasting HQ in Soho and had spent a lovely hour discussing his formative years in Croydon, growing up with thespian parents, being a parent, dealing with downtime and enjoying your job. It's a lovely episode that we hope puts a spring in your step. 

You might know Tom from his roles in Phoneshop, David Brent: Life on the Road, Love and Friendship and loads, loads more. He's an absolute belter of a human being and a pleaure to listen to. 

Thanks a lot to you for listening and subscribing. If you like what you're hearing then drop us a rating or let us know on twitter or summert. We love hearing from you. 

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#TSP047 - Vinette Robinson

June 14, 2018

Nah then. Hope you lot are well. It's TSP day again and this week we've had a chin-wag with the actress Vinette Robinson. We sat down, as per, in the cool basement of Maison Bertaux in London's Soho on a hot summery afternoon. Vinette was an absolute ray of wonderfulness. We talked about her unbringing in Bradford, moving to London, family and work, and Spanish lessons!
You might know Vinette from the BBC's Sherlock, Black Mirror and The A Word alongside former guest Greg McHugh. She's a great actor and a really great person. This is a really postive chat and we hope it lightens up your day like Vinette did ours.

 

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#TSP046 - Adrian Dunbar

June 7, 2018

Right then. You Two Shot Podcast listeners have been asking for this one since episode one. We've finally got it together and had brew with the mighty Adrian Dunbar! We met up with Adrian at Maison Bertaux on an beautiful sunny day in May and had a lovely cup of coffee (tea for Craig) and spent a wonderful hour winding through his childhood in Enniskillen, his adventures as a young man in New York and London, his dual life as bass-player and slaughter-house worker, his writing process and of course, a little bit about his role in the brilliant Line of Duty.

As well as his role as Ted Hastings in Line of Duty, you may know Adrian from brilliant films such as The General, The Crying Game, Hear My Song (which he also co-wrote) as well as appearances at the finest theatres across the land. He's an incredibly talented person and his humour and nature shine through in this episode. We're sure you'll enjoy every minute. 

Thanks a lot for listening. 

 

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June 3, 2018

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#TSP045 - Dave Haslam

May 31, 2018

HERE WE ARE!
It's Thursday and it's EPISODE 45 of THE TWO SHOT PODCAST. This week travel north to sit down with legendary DJ & author DAVE HASLAM!!

A few months ago we got a call telling us that THE CHARLATANS were doing something pretty unique. They were going to put on a takeover in NORTHWICH, which is where they have recorded many of their albums and consider it a second home. They were going to play 4 gigs over over 4 nights with a different set each night and then stream the gig all over the world. Pretty special right?   
They would also have other bands play and also a very special exhibition. They asked us if we'd like to be a part of it and host two LIVE episodes with an audience for each. We were lucky enough to bag our first guest in he shape of DAVE HASLAM and then our 2nd guest came on board and that was PADDY CONSIDINE. It was going to be a busy day. Thankfully we made it work and the audience came (if you were there, then thanks for coming!!) and it was a pretty special day. 

We'd been talking to Dave for just under a year about coming on so we were thrilled we could make it work for this and can't thank him enough for coming on. CHEERS DAVE !!

We begin by chatting about where he started. Moseley, Birmingham. We also get treated to the man himself reading a piece from his memoirs, SONIC YOUTH SLEPT ON MY FLOOR (good title, eh?)
You may have got down to Dave spinning tunes in the past but now here's a chance to get to know the man himself. 

ENJOY!! 

(Producer Griff says apologies for the sound this week. Whilst the venue was really cool, there are cosier aircraft hangars; which is why it sounds as if God himself is speaking. A few de-reverb modules were tried but it all sounded a bit digitally warpy so it was left as is. Sorry)

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#TSP044 - Meera Syal

May 24, 2018

Greetings Two Shot Podcast listener. Hope you're very well. 

This week we are joined by some real acting royalty in the form of Meera Syal. We sat down with Meera in the basement of Maison Bertaux (What! You've not been yet!? You definitely should very soon) and we talked about her childhood in Wolverhampton, sleeping in a draw, parental support, the dawn of proper British Asian comedy and loads and loads of other stuff.

You'll know Meera from her pioneering work alongside former TSP guest Sanjeev Bhaskar in television institutions Goodness, Gracious Me, and The Kumars at Number 42 or more recently in her brilliant role in The Split. She has a myriad of writing, authorship and acting credits to her name and the story of how she came to be where she is today is as spectacular as her artistic achievements.

She was an absolute pleasure to be with and her confidence and positivity are a complete inspiration. It's a wonderful listen and we really hope you enjoy. 

Dunno if you heard but we won a bloody prize. We are now the proud holders of a British Podcast Award in the 'Best Culture Podcast' category. Whilst the supportive messages we get on a daily basis from you, the dear listeners, are why we do what we do, it's always lovely to have your work recognised at a do where they give you champagne as you go in. Nice one to the BPAs for our "poddy" and a belter of a ceremony in London last weekend. 

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#TSP043 - Dan Ryan

May 17, 2018

Eyup. It's that TSP time of the week again and in this insalment, we've had a pint and a chin-wag with actor Daniel Ryan. In the cool confines of Maison Bertaux's cellar, the conversation flowed freely, veering from Northern childhoods, to the changing nature of auditions, via coping with acting downtime.

You might know Dan from his appearances in Mount Pleasant, Homefires, or Black Sea. Or from one of many stage appearnaces in such productions as Glengarry Glen Ross. Dan is a wonderful man; warm, kind and uninhibitedly honest. He's got a brilliant outlook on life and we hope you take seomthing valuable from this episode of ther podcast.

Nice one for downloading and listening.

We were nominated for a prestigious British Podcast award last week in the 'Best Culture Podcast' category and we're very proud. It's now up to a panel of expert judges but there's another category that we could do with your help in: The 'Listeners' Choice Award'. Please spare us 30 seconds and visit the link below and exercise your democratic right. 

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#TSP042 - Hannah Britland

May 10, 2018

Happy Thursday Two Shot Podcast listeners. Thanks for tuning in to our 42nd episode. This instalment sees us sitting down with Lancashire actress Hannah Britland. We met Hannah on a Beautiful spring day down in the basement of Maison Bertaux (Again, sorry if there's any background noise putting you off. One day we'll be able to afford our own acoustically perfect podcasting studio... sponsors get in touch!?!?!) Hannah is an absolute ball of energy and her joi de vivre absolutely shines all over this episode. 

You might recognise Hannah from Misfits (where she first met Craig apparently), Skins, Fresh Meat and more recently Lovesick. She was a brilliant chatter and we're sure you'll enjoy listening. Thanks again for listening to and supporting the podcast. X

We were nominated for a prestigious British Podcast award last week in the 'Best Culture Podcast' category and we're very proud. It's now up to a panel of expert judges but there's another category that we could do with your help in: The 'Listeners' Choice Award'. Please spare us 30 seconds and visit the link below and exercise your democratic right. 

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