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Grounded with Louis Theroux

Stuck at home, Louis is using the lockdown to track down some high-profile people he's been longing to talk to - from all walks of life and on both sides of the Atlantic.

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11. Michaela Coel

Covid-19 hasn’t gone away and, due to travel restrictions, neither has Louis Theroux. In the second outing of his podcast series, he tracks down more high-profile guests he’s been longing to talk to - a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious. They include Oscar-winning Hollywood director Oliver Stone… singer, songwriter and superstar collaborator Sia… outspoken and occasionally cancelled comedian Frankie Boyle… dancer and singer FKA Twigs… mental health campaigner and comedian Ruby Wax… ubiquitous TV presenter Rylan Clark-Neal… and more. In the first episode of the new series, actor, writer and producer Michaela Coel talks to Louis about speaking in tongues, sexual consent and suffering from 'post-writum depression' after the success of I May Destroy You. Produced by Paul KobrakAssistant Producer - Catherine Murnane A Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4

1hr 7mins

30 Nov 2020

Rank #1

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3. Helena Bonham Carter

Louis is using the lockdown to track down some high-profile people he’s been longing to talk to – a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious.In this episode, he speaks to actor Helena Bonham Carter, who is in lockdown in London. They discuss going to the same school, handling criticism and working with your significant other.

55mins

11 May 2020

Rank #2

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2. Boy George

Louis is using the lockdown to track down some high-profile people he’s been longing to talk to – a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious. In this episode, he speaks to singer and musician, George O’Dowd aka Boy George, who has chosen to lockdown in London rather than Australia. They discuss growing up in the 70s, losing his virginity and a surprise appearance in the A-Team.A Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4

1hr

4 May 2020

Rank #3

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9. Gail Porter

In Grounded with Louis Theroux, Louis’s using the lockdown to track down some high-profile people he’s been longing to talk to – a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious. In this episode, Louis speaks to television presenter and mental health campaigner Gail Porter. Gail discusses 90s lad culture, having her naked image projected onto the Houses of Parliament, and trying to contact the dead. Produced by Paul KobrakA Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4

1hr 1min

22 Jun 2020

Rank #4

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6. KSI

In Grounded with Louis Theroux, Louis is using the lockdown to track down some high-profile people he’s been longing to talk to – a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious.In this episode, Louis speaks to YouTube star, rapper and boxer, KSI. They discuss being an outsider at school, his fear of losing and internet beef. Produced by Paul KobrakA Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4

1hr 1min

1 Jun 2020

Rank #5

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4. Lenny Henry

Louis is using the lockdown to track down some high-profile people he’s been longing to talk to – a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious.Louis speaks to Sir Lenworth George Henry, better known as comedian, campaigner and actor Lenny Henry. Lenny discusses racism in the UK, his relationship with his mother and disco ‘snog tracks’.

1hr 2mins

18 May 2020

Rank #6

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8. Troy Deeney

In Grounded with Louis Theroux, Louis’s using the lockdown to track down some high-profile people he’s been longing to talk to – a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious. In this episode, the guest is footballer and Watford FC captain, Troy Deeney. Troy tells Louis about growing up on one of the biggest council estates in Europe, his time in prison and the reason he won’t fix his teeth.Produced by Paul KobrakA Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4

1hr 4mins

15 Jun 2020

Rank #7

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5. Rose McGowan

In Grounded with Louis Theroux, Louis’s using the lockdown to track down some high-profile people he’s been longing to talk to – a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious. This week, Louis speaks to actor, musician and activist Rose McGowan, who is spending lockdown in Mexico. They discuss the mysterious powers of dogs, growing up in a cult and taking on Harvey Weinstein. Produced by Paul KobrakA Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4

1hr 3mins

25 May 2020

Rank #8

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7. Miriam Margolyes

In Grounded with Louis Theroux, Louis’s using the lockdown to track down some high-profile people he’s been longing to talk to – a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious. in this episode, Louis speaks to actor and documentary-maker, Miriam Margolyes. In a wide-ranging and provocative conversation, they discuss sexuality, anti-Semitism in the UK and her hatred of housework.Produced by Paul KobrakA Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4

58mins

8 Jun 2020

Rank #9

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10. Chris O'Dowd

In Grounded with Louis Theroux, Louis’s using the lockdown to track down some high-profile people he’s been longing to talk to – a fascinating mix of the celebrated, the controversial and the mysterious.In this episode, Louis speaks to actor, comedian and good friend, Chris O’Dowd, who is locked down in LA. Chris talks about singing Imagine in a viral video, getting into fights and pretending to be bitten by a dog.Produced by Paul KobrakA Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4

1hr

29 Jun 2020

Rank #10