Plot Twist

Plot Twist


Plot twists – they turn up everywhere. In film, life and love they’re the moments that can change everything. Join hosts Tom and Fran as they meet some of the world’s biggest TV and film stars to ask them all about their favourite plot twists, both on and off screen. 

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Tom Allen

Comedian and presenter Tom Allen joins the show to cause some havoc and chat about the new series of There’s Something About Movies – a gameshow which sees him starring alongside Alan Carr, with team captains Jennifer Saunders and Michael Sheen. Tom also opens up about his route into comedy, and how our Plot Twist host (confusingly also called Tom) might just have just landed himself a role as a stunt double.   See for privacy and opt-out information.
15/10/2036m 42s

Jessica Brown Findlay and Harry Lloyd

Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey / Harlots) and Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones / Counterpart) join Tom and Fran to discuss their new series, Brave New World – a futuristic drama set in the “utopian” society of New London, which turns out to be not all it seems. They shed light on the incredible process of filming, plus the plot twist moments and people that have shaped their careers.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
01/10/2037m 32s

Billie Piper and Lucy Prebble

This week, former pop-star and Doctor Who companion Billie Piper joins writer Lucy Pebble, to discuss their new series I Hate Suzie – an emotional rollercoaster following a celebrity whose life is thrown into turmoil after compromising photos are leaked from her phone. Speaking with Tom and Fran they discuss how a strong friendship off-screen has helped them to grow professionally – while they also admit that some of the show’s themes often feel too close to home.   See for privacy and opt-out information.
24/09/2047m 34s

Maisie Williams

Game of Thrones megastar Maisie Williams joins Tom and Fran to discuss life after Arya Stark. She reflects on growing up in the spotlight, her new found love of video games, and how she's finally learned not to be so hard on herself. Plus she introduces her new show, Two Weeks To Live – a comedy series in which she plays a misfit-turned-assassin, on a mission to avenge her father's death.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
17/09/2039m 7s

Michelle Keegan

Michelle Keegan's on-screen roles have seen her move from Coronation Street, to military drama in Our Girl, and now comedy in the hit show Brassic, starring alongside Joe Gilgun. Speaking with Tom and Fran, she explains why she's loved playing such a varied cast of strong-willed characters, and shares the make-or-break plot twist that kicked off her career. Plus, appearances from her dogs and thoughts on stripper names.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
14/05/2041m 2s

Joe Cole

From flat caps and Brummie accents in Peaky Blinders (as John Shelby) to Thai boxing in A Prayer Before Dawn, Joe Cole is an actor who fully throws himself into a role. This week he joins Tom and Fran to talk about the much anticipated new series Gangs of London, and shares the plot twists in his career including a life-changing encounter with Matt Lucas, and becoming a rapping drummer!  See for privacy and opt-out information.
30/04/2046m 20s

Stephen Graham and Daniel Mays

This week stars two actors who have done it all! Line of Duty and Code 404 co-stars Stephen Graham and Daniel Mays join Tom and Fran on Plot Twist this week. From Al Pacino to tap dancing, let’s just say we all had a giggle... plus we find out the biggest plot twists from their illustrious careers.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
24/04/2041m 56s

Joe Gilgun

Extraordinarily honest and wonderfully unique, This is England and Misfits star Joe Gilgun truly is one of a kind. He chats to Tom and Fran about his fascinating journey to creating and starring in Sky’s most successful comedy, Brassic. Expect strong language, discussion about mental health, and some rather personal references...  See for privacy and opt-out information.
21/04/2047m 16s

Lennie James

Fear the Walking Dead star Lennie James has had quite the career. He talks to Tom and Fran about his unusual (and romantic) route into acting, his love for Muhammad Ali and Tottenham Hotspur, and the process of bringing his award-winning series Save Me to life.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
09/04/2043m 38s

Mel and Sue

The comedy duo, presenters and actors, Mel and Sue join the Plot Twist podcast. They talk to Tom and Fran about their brand new series Hitmen, which in a rather dramatic shift, sees the Great British Bake Off originals put down the rolling pins in favour of fatal weapons, as assassins. They also share stories from throughout their careers – from their first stand-up gigs after university, to fans with 12 foot baguettes, and why they almost quit their most famous TV job on day one.   See for privacy and opt-out information.
02/04/2045m 16s

Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters

Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters have have made iconic contributions to British TV and independent film over the years. From KiDULTHOOD and AdULTHOOD written by Clarke, to Top Boy starring Walters – the pair have become known as masters of inner-city drama. Joining Tom and Fran on this weeks podcast, they discuss the incredible drive behind their successes – and preview the return of their brilliant series Bulletproof, a London based cop-show seeing them star side-by-side as detectives Bishop and Pike. Watch out as Fran also gets herself into a spot of bother with "21 seconds to drop the mic".   See for privacy and opt-out information.
26/03/2043m 17s

Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan

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 for privacy and opt-out information.
19/03/2038m 52s

David Schwimmer and Nick Mohammed

David Schwimmer (…yes Ross from Friends!) and writer/actor Nick Mohammed join Tom and Fran to preview Intelligence, their brand new sitcom set in the world of cyber-security at GCHQ. They discuss the show’s blend of UK and US comedy, and the relationship between their characters – a maverick NSA agent alongside a hapless computer analyst – which shows Schwimmer in a brilliant new light. Tom and Fran are also joined by NOW TV film expert Jasen, to talk about some of their all-time favourite "plot twist" storylines.    See for privacy and opt-out information.
12/03/2042m 33s

Danny McBride and Edi Patterson

This week Tom meets Danny McBride and Edi Patterson, the stars of The Righteous Gemstones – a comedy-drama following the lives of a dysfunctional family of American televangelist megachurch pastors. Writer/actor Danny McBride's journey to our screens has also had many unexpected twists and turns in itself – and encounters with the likes of Kanye West – make this a hilarious interview!  See for privacy and opt-out information.
05/03/2042m 24s

Karl Pilkington

The inimitable Karl Pilkington joins Tom and Fran for the first episode of the Plot Twist podcast (…making mega-fan Tom ever-so-slightly nervous). Having started his career alongside the likes of comedians Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, Pilkington is now writing and starring in Sick of It – a drama which sees him play not just one, but two lead roles, as an actor. But did Karl ever expect his career to take the turn it has? And is the Karl Pilkington you see on screen the same person in real life? Tom and Fran get to the bottom of things. Series 2 of Sick of It is now available to watch on NOW TV.   See for privacy and opt-out information.
27/02/2054m 37s

Introducing the Plot Twist podcast

Join Tom and Fran for the all-new Plot Twist podcast! Coming soon. Meet hosts Tom and Fran as they launch the Plot Twist podcast. Thrown in at the deep end by NOW TV, they’ve been given exclusive access to some of TV and film’s biggest stars to ask them about their favourite plot twist moments. Expect illuminating interviews with the likes of Karl Pilkington (Sick Of It), Danny McBride and Edi Patterson (The Righteous Gemstones), David Schwimmer and Nick Mohammed (Intelligence). For information regarding your data privacy, visit  See for privacy and opt-out information.
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