Hugh Quarshie and Steve Coogan, the Paraorchestra, Daisy Haggard
The murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993 and the subsequent police investigations threw up a lot of questions about institutional racism and corruption within the force. Another enquiry which began in 2006 was led by DCI Clive Driscoll, who decided to go right back to basics and investigate the crime anew. In a new three-part drama on ITV, Steve Coogan plays Driscoll and Hugh Quarshie plays Stephen’s father, Neville. We speak with them both about the murder, the trial, the enquiry and what a drama like this can add to our understanding of a tragedy.Conductor Charles Hazlewood created the Paraorchestra 10 years ago, and in their first year of public performances they already ticked off playing at the 2012 Paralympics closing ceremony. It’s the world’s only large-scale ensemble of professional disabled and non-disabled musicians, which tackles the traditional and not-so-traditional. Charles Hazlewood and musician Tilly Chester explain the orchestra’s past and future, and why Paraorchestra is such an important ensemble in today’s musical world.The first series of dramedy Back To Life aired a couple of years ago, to wide spread acclaim. A new series has just begun on BBC3. Conceived, written by, and starring Daisy Haggard it tells of a woman who has just come out of jail after serving an 18 year sentence for murder. She returns to live in the town where the murder happened, trying to get on with her life: reestablishing relationships, suffering the derision of neighbours and avoiding confrontation. The new series launched last night and Daisy joins us to discuss writing a very dark comedy.Presenter: John WilsonProducer: Simon Richardson
#10 Celebrity Ghost Train - Rich is still alive and kicking (and dancing) only a day after completing a Half Marathon in record breaking time (though to be fair he had a ringer to do it for him) and he's disappointed in the movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" for all kinds of reasons.But he has a very special guest to help him celebrate his half century of RHLSTPs, it's the go-to guy if you want someone to play a small toy figure, Steve Coogan. A-ha! (Steve loves it when people do that). They chat about getting laughs at the Leveson Enquiry, why so many people that Steve has done impressions of have ended up in gaol, Stewart Lee's Partridge-inspiring encounter with a superfan and why Around the World in 80 Days really needed more martial arts in it.And finally we're going to find out who created Alan Partridge. Will Steve pay Richard the £250,000 he demands in royalties? No he won't.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
It's been 29 years since the character of Alan Partridge made his debut in the Radio 4 satirical radio show On The Hour. Since then Steve Coogan's inept Norfolk broadcaster has seen huge success with various TV shows and even a feature film, Alpha Papa. This week Alan makes a return to audio with a brand new podcast 'From The Oasthouse' - available to download from Audible.Steve Coogan chats to Amanda Litherland about the benefits of making comedy that's for ears only, and shares some of the secrets behind Alan Partridge's 30 year success. Later, Amanda is joined by the writer and critic Scott Bryan to recommend more of the latest new listens, including:Poppy Hillstead Has Entered The Chat Futile Attempts At Surviving Tomorrow - (Kim Noble and Novel)My Year In Mensa (Jamie Loftus)The Bomb (BBC World Service)Media Tribe (Shaunagh Connaire)On Things We Left Behind (Acast)Book Off (Joe Haddow)The Two Shot Podcast (Craig Parkinson)Chasing Charlie (Freemantle Australia)First broadcast in September 2020.
“Comedy’s how you sugar the pill of life.” Steve Coogan talks about Alan Partridge, his latest film Greed, and his friendly rivalry with Rob Brydon on The Trip. He also tells Danielle Perry what he’s scared of, who his best friend is, and why he always had to go the long way round on his paper round…
Comedian and actor Steve Coogan feels quietly optimistic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Steve sits down with Conan to talk about channeling comic persona Alan Partridge, Steve’s newest film Greed, portraying Stan Laurel in Stan & Ollie, and not minding when someone doesn’t think he’s funny. Plus, Conan and his team look back on Conan’s technological achievements with a special montage. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.
This week it’s another comedy pairing on the Plot Twist Podcast, as Alan Partridge super-fan Tom meets Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon to discuss the return of their award winning series, The Trip (set in Greece this time around) as well as deep-diving into the plot twists from their careers! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Steve Coogan, Noughts & Crosses and Cooking with Paris
Backstage - TV & Film
Paris Hilton is back with a Youtube cookery show and it’s bizarre but is surely going to boost sales of fingerless gloves. Find out why Stevie was made to feel pretty uncomfortable while watching new BBC show Noughts & Crosses – based on the book by Malorie Blackman. Katie’s got a new fave – it’s the latest Netflix offering from End of the F***ing World director Johnathan Entwhistle called I Am Not Ok With This. Plus Claire’s been chatting with Steve Coogan as he’s on the big screen in Greed and the small screen with The Trip to Greece. Don’t forget to subscribe if you like what you hear, and if you want to get in touch then drop us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Coogan, Greed, The Call of the Wild, Little Joe
Kermode and Mayo's Film Review
Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo review the week's movies.Steve Coogan joins Simon and Mark for a chat about his new film Greed. Plus Mark will review the latest film releases including The Call Of The Wild and Little Joe.00:18:07 Box Office Top 10 00:38:06 Steve Coogan Interview 00:51:30 Greed Review 01:07:24 The Call of the Wild 01:14:36 Little Joe 01:32:19 The Public 01:37:52 Like a Boss 01:42:00 Midnight Family Download the Kermode and Mayo podcast from the BBC Sounds app.Email: email@example.com Text: 85058 (charged at your standard network rate) Twitter: @wittertainment