Plot Twist

Plot Twist


Plot twists – they turn up everywhere. In film, life and love, they’re the moments that can change everything. Join Tom as he meets some of the world’s biggest TV, film, comedy and sport stars to ask them about their most poignant plot twist moments, behind the scenes and throughout their careers.

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Ewan Mitchell, House of the Dragon Special

Set 200 years before Game of Thrones, the first series of House of the Dragon was lauded as an unmissable prequel by fans. Ahead of the highly anticipated release of series two on Sky and Now, Tom sat down with Ewan Mitchell, aka Aemond Targaryen, to discuss his experiences at the heart of the new storyline. Ewan, who also recently featured in the box-office hit Saltburn, shares his insights on working alongside stars like Matt Smith and how he channels the spirit of iconic actors like James Gandolfini (of The Sopranos) to bring depth and detail to his performances.House of the Dragon Season 2 is streaming weekly on Sky and Now, and the whole of Season 1 is available to watch on demand.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
20/06/2433m 47s

Melanie Lynskey

Join Tom as he delves into the Hollywood journey of the talented Melanie Lynskey, from her breakthrough in Heavenly Creatures to unforgettable roles in Two and A Half Men and The Last of Us. In this episode, Lynskey shares her experiences navigating showbiz, offering insights into the highs and lows of acting. Plus, hear about her latest project, the gripping Sky series The Tattooist of Auschwitz - a six-part series based on the international bestselling novel by Heather Morris, inspired by the real-life story of Holocaust prisoners Lali and Gita Sokolov. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
02/05/2421m 44s

Danny Trejo

Discover the incredible life of Hollywood legend Danny Trejo. From battling addiction and prison time to rising as a household name in film, Danny's journey is truly inspiring. In this episode, Tom and Danny delve into his iconic roles in movies like 'Heat' and 'Machete,' his transition from ex-convict to celebrated actor, and his latest venture with 'Trejos Tacos' restaurant. Tune in for a captivating conversation on resilience, redemption, and the power of second chances with the remarkable Danny Trejo. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
25/04/2448m 5s

Josh Widdicombe and Nish Kumar

Get ready for laughs as Tom sits down with British comedy icons Josh Widdicombe and Nish Kumar! Known for their work on shows like The Last Leg, Mock the Week, and The Mash Report, they're experts in stand-up and satire. In this episode, discover their journey to success, from chance encounters at University to derailed trains. And don't miss a sneak peek into Season 2 of Hold The Front Page on Sky, where Josh and Nish embark on a hilarious quest to land their articles on the front page of local newspapers across the UK.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
18/04/2454m 34s

Janine Harouni

Fresh from her acclaim at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where her show "Man'oushe" was nominated for Best Show, Janine Harouni is making waves in comedy. Tom sits down with Janine for a candid chat, tracing her comedic path from humble beginnings in Staten Island to global recognition. Through resilience and determination, Janine has overcome numerous challenges to reach where she is today. Join us for an inspiring conversation as we delve into Janine's journey and plot twist moments.   Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
11/04/2453m 51s

Steve Backshall

From the depths of the Amazon rainforest to the peaks of the Himalayas, Steve Backshall has explored some of the most remote and dangerous corners of our planet. Who would have guessed his passion for adventure started from buying a 10p bag of manure…. This week on the podcast, Steve Backshall sits down with Tom to share gripping stories of his encounters with deadly creatures, his passion for conservation, and the importance of protecting our natural world. He also talks about his latest shows for Sky Nature ‘Whale’ and ‘Shark’, which offer a fascinating insight into life beneath the waves. Definitely not one to miss for you adventurers.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
04/04/2459m 36s

Teddy Swims

Join Tom as he chats with Teddy Swims, the viral singing sensation from Georgia, Atlanta. In this episode, Teddy discusses his rise in the music industry, from posting covers on Youtube to collaborating with stars like Meghan Trainor, Kelly Clarkson and performing alongside comedian Dave Chappelle. As Teddy prepares for his I’ve Tried Everything But Therapy Music Tour, listeners get an inside look at his remarkable journey and the unexpected turns that have shaped his career. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
28/03/2446m 24s

Eric Stonestreet

Eric Stonestreet, renowned for playing Cameron Tucker in Modern Family, has charmed audiences for decades with his comedic talent. His roles as Duke in The Secret Life Of Pets and the antagonist Mad Santa in The Santa Clauses have also left a lasting impression on many. In this episode, Tom sits down with Eric to talk about his journey from raising pigs in Kansas City to achieving Hollywood stardom, uncovering the story behind the laughter. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
21/03/2452m 50s

Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito gained international acclaim as Gus Fring in Breaking Bad, now considered one of the top TV villains of all time – a surprising choice for someone who once aspired to be a priest. Since then, he's embraced antagonistic roles, reprising Gus Fring again in Better Call Saul, portraying Stan Edgar in The Boys, and embodying Moff Gideon in The Mandalorian. Now, he stars in Guy Ritchie's Netflix special, The Gentlemen, a spin-off from the 2019 film. In this episode Giancarlo talks with Tom about his own plot twists, his love for Muhammad Ali and how running your own race leads to the sweetest victories.   Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
14/03/2445m 11s

Nicholas Galitzine

Multi-talented actor, queer icon, and Fendi ambassador, Nicholas Galitzine joins Tom for this week’s Plot Twist. As a rising star he's already shared the screen with huge names such as Anne Hathaway, Uma Thurman and Pierce Brosnan – an extraordinary journey for someone who initially looked set to become a professional rugby player. Nicolas also lifts the curtain on his most recent project, Mary and George, the raunchy historical Sky Original drama directed by Oliver Hermanus, in which he stars opposite Julianne Moore. It unravels the true tale of a mother and son who, through cunning schemes, strategically navigate their way into the heart of the British Monarchy.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
07/03/2432m 44s

Joanne Froggatt

From starting out as a child actor in Coronation Street to gaining huge worldwide recognition as Anna Bates in Downton Abbey, the Golden Globe winning actress Joanne Froggatt joins Tom this week to share the plot twist moments from her career so far. Known for her ability to play a wide range of roles, Joanne also discusses the things that draw her to a script and the processes she goes through to get into character – including her new 3-part ITVX drama Breathtaking, depicting the incredible circumstances endured by health workers during the pandemic. Plus, why a comedy series might just be her next move. TW: This episode includes discussion around storylines involving sexual assault.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
29/02/2444m 39s

Jodie Foster

The multi-Oscar winning actress Jodie Foster (nominated again for the fifth time at this year’s Academy Awards) joins Tom on Plot Twist to discuss her much loved role in True Detective: Night Country available on Sky and Now. With over 50 years in the business, including iconic movies like Taxi Driver and The Silence of the Lambs, she discusses the influences and sliding door moments that have guided her through an iconic career – sometimes against the odds and not feeling like a "natural born actor”.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
22/02/2431m 35s

Tom Ellis

Whilst he’s known around the world for playing the king of hell in the hit-series Lucifer, actor Tom Ellis turns out to be a rather charming bloke in real life – which is fitting this Valentines week as he joins presenter Tom Pauc to discuss his latest rom-com Players, in which he stars opposite Gina Rodriguez. He also shares the plot twist stories that have taken his career from Sheffield to LA. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
15/02/2443m 34s

Jason Isaacs

From Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter, to Captain Hook, The Patriot with Mel Gibson, theatre alongside Daniel Craig, and most recently starring as Hollywood hero Cary Grant in Archie (ITVX) – Jason Isaacs has had an esteemed and wide ranging career spanning over 35 years. Speaking with Tom he shares the reasons why taking roles as a villain will always appeal, as well as the plot twist audition that sealed his fate (alongside some swear words from a posh lady). Plus, Jason reveals a Harry Potter film nugget you may not have realised, relating to his brilliant ability as a voice actor.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
30/11/2348m 8s

Paapa Essiedu

From the Royal Shakespeare Company to I May Destroy You and now The Lazarus Project (Sky Original) – Paapa Essiedu's rise has earned him attention as one of the hottest actors to watch from the British scene – even landing him on lists as a favourite for the next James Bond role. Speaking with Tom he shares the plot twist moments and influences that have shaped this incredible career. Plus on the subject of Paapa’s new series of the Lazarus Project, they get philosophical on the idea of time travel.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
16/11/2339m 48s

Bill Bailey

The much-loved comedian, musician, and Strictly Come Dancing champion Bill Bailey (of Black Books/QI/Never Mind The Buzzcocks fame) joins Tom this week ahead of his new stand-up tour, to talk about his life in performance. He shares tales of late-night escapades with colleague Sean Lock, empty Edinburgh gigs, paddle boarding, and the big moment at Glastonbury he realised he’d received his flowers. Bill Bailey's Master Crafter's is available to watch on NOW and Sky. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
09/11/2337m 56s

James Arthur

In 2012 singer-songwriter James Arthur's life changed forever as he shot to stardom after winning the X Factor – a rags to riches tale that played out in front of the country on reality TV's most famous music show. Speaking to Tom he shares the plot twist moments, highs and lows that have followed, from building a fiercely loyal fan base, to coming to terms with mistakes, and finding a new peace through fatherhood. Ahead of the release of his forthcoming album, Bitter Sweet Love, he also shares insights into his creative process and explains why music will always be the centre point of his life. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
28/09/2349m 5s

Richard Armitage

From Spooks to Robin Hood, The Hobbit and Obsession, Richard Armitage's varied career on screen has won the hearts of many around the world. But alongside TV and film, he's is also a seasoned theatre actor, audiobook narrator and now, author. Speaking with Tom he shares the origins and inspirations behind Geneva, his debut thriller as a writer – plus the plot twist moments from throughout his life and career. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
21/09/2336m 6s

Ashley Benson

Ashley Benson shot to fame in the early 2010s as star of the American teen-thriller Pretty Little Liars – a series that has had an enduring fanbase and has gained her a cool 24 million followers along the way. Having started in show-business at the tender age of three, she shares with Tom the plot twists that have taken her through work as an actress, singer, dancer, businesswoman and a social media sensation. Plus they discuss her latest project, Wilderness – a gripping story following a dark and complicated love triangle – a performance in which Ashley explains she felt emotionally connected to. This interview was recorded prior to the SAG-AFTRA strike.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
14/09/2339m 52s

Jay Pharoah

Jay Pharoah is one of the hottest impressionist talents on the American scene right now. Shooting to fame as a writer and performer on NBC’s long running sketch show, Saturday Night Live, he’s no stranger to the likes of Barak Obama, Denzel Washington, Jay Z and The Rock – and in fact has over 200 voices in his repertoire! Speaking with Tom he shares the plot twist moments from throughout his life, the sacrifice and dedication it took to initially get noticed, the influence of the likes of Steve Harvey and Charlie Murphy – and why getting dissed by Kanye West was a big win. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
07/09/2345m 39s

Gemma Whelan

Gemma Whelan of Game of Thrones fame (as the formidable Yara Greyjoy) joins Tom this week to discuss the career plot twists that have taken her from dancing, to Edinburgh fringe comedy, and now big screen acting success. She shares the influences that have shaped her work, and how a chance encounter at an extras audition changed everything. Plus excitement from the release of her second series starring as DS Sarah Collins in The Tower (ITVX) - a cop-drama that fans of Line of Duty and Happy Valley will find equally as arresting. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
31/08/2347m 2s

Maisie Adam

The award winning standup comedian Maisie Adam is loved for her appearances on Live at The Apollo, A League of Their Own, Mock The Week, and The Last Leg – and her rise to fame has been nothing short of stratospheric. With Tom, she discusses the plot twist moments that have catapulted her to the forefront of British comedy, including the tenacity that helped her land her very first gigs and the people that have helped her along the way. Maisie also shares stories about her love of football, including recently playing Soccer Aid hungover the day after her wedding, and spending time alongside Katherine Ryan training with the Lionesses to record a League Of Their Own special (available to watch on Sky Max) ahead of the Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
13/07/231h 5m

Kerry Godliman

As an actor and comedian Kerry Godliman has conquered roles ranging from the serious to the hilarious, and is perhaps best known for work alongside Ricky Gervais in Derek (as Hannah) and Afterlife (as Lisa). Top that off with stand up comedy tours (Bosh), panel show appearances, and series like Adult Material and Whitstable Pearl – you might wonder how she's forged such a varied career. With Tom she speaks about the Plot Twist moments that have inspired the journey – as well as thoughts on social media, and some strange graffiti happening in a woodland in South London. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
06/07/2351m 30s

Joe Wilkinson

Whether it's his hilarious roles in Afterlife or in Derek alongside Ricky Gervais, his appearances on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, or writing and starring in his own series The Cockfields – Joe Wilkinson has become a much loved fixture of British comedy for his often dishevelled and off-the-wall characters. Speaking with Tom, he shares appreciation for the people who have influenced his career and the Plot Twist moments that have given him the courage to "to go down in a blaze of glory". Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
29/06/2358m 33s

Letitia Wright

On a stratospheric rise to stardom Letitia Wright has won the hearts of fans and critics alike as the iconic Shuri in Marvel’s Black Panther, alongside a range of other cult roles in everything from Top Boy, to Steve McQueen's Small Axe, Black Mirror, Doctor Who, and working with Steven Spielberg in Ready Player One. She’s done this all before the age of 30. Speaking with Tom, she explains how she’s always gravitated towards stories that in turn have had an impact on her own life and internal growth – including her new film, Surrounded – and shares the plot twist moments and people that have inspired this incredible journey.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
22/06/2327m 19s

David Earl

Actor, comedian and former gardener, David Earl, joins us on the show this week! Tom has been a huge fan of David’s work since he first developed his stand-up comedy character ‘Brian Gittens’ - his dry humour and unique randomness has captured the attention of many across the country, including Ricky Gervais himself. After a career change, David appeared in hit shows such as ‘Derek’, 'Afterlife’ and recently released his first feature film ‘Brian and Charlie’ which picked him up an award at the Sundance festival. This episode is full of laughs, unique perspectives and AI generated robot love.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
04/05/231h 5m

Omid Djalili

The Queen’s last laugh, defeating Robokeeper, being grabbed in the nether regions by Oliver Reed, and becoming a favourite of Whoopi Goldberg… these are just some of the topics covered in this week’s Plot Twist with comedian and actor Omid Djalili. Discussing an incredible career that’s taken him from the British comedy circuit to Hollywood (in titles including Gladiator and The Mummy), Omid shares the sliding door moments that have peppered his life so far – including why he’s now chosen to use his platform to talk about human rights in Iran.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
21/04/2352m 0s

Laura Whitmore

From being thrown in at the deep end as the face of MTV, to working on huge series including Love Island and I’m A Celebrity – Laura Whitmore’s life has been full of plot twist moments that have led her to become the much-loved presenter she is today. Talking to Tom she explains how she actually started out as a journalist in a newsroom, and it was only after a chance opportunity that everything changed. Bringing things up to date, Laura also shares what life feels like after Love Island, and why she’s as excited as ever to be exploring new projects on her own terms – ranging from true crime, to documentaries, and a new Sunday morning chat show.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
13/04/2353m 6s

Natalia Tena

From About A Boy, to Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, The Mandalorian and now John Wick: Chapter 4 – Natalia Tena has proven herself as an actor with an immense range, loved by directors and superfans alike. Talking with Tom she explains how getting caught smoking at school, and falling in love at an audition in her twenties, contributed to her unexpected journey into the film world. Plus they discuss her latest role as Katia, the deadly matriarch in the latest instalment of the John Wick franchise, opposite Keanu Reeves.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
30/03/2347m 10s

Zach Braff

You might have first met him in the early naughties sitcom Scrubs as the lovable “JD” alongside Donald Faison’s “Turk", but today actor Zach Braff continues to gain esteem behind the lens as respected writer and filmmaker too. Meeting with Tom on the launch of his new film A Good Person – he explains the personal inspiration for the story which was brought to life by Florence Pugh and Morgan Freeman in characters that find an unexpected kinship in the face of tragedy. Zach also shares Plot Twist moments from throughout his career ranging from his high school beginnings, to directing “gruff" Harrison Ford, and funny tales of a certain beloved taxidermy dog.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
23/03/2332m 47s

Jack Rowan

80s Spain, South-London gangsters and the crazy things you do for love – it’s all to come in week’s Plot Twist as Tom is joined by Jack Rowan, the star of a new series called A Town Called Malice (available on Sky and NOW). Whilst you might know Jack from roles in Peaky Blinders and Noughts + Crosses, he shares the plot twist moment in his career that took him from the boxing ring to our screens – and explains his excitement at entering a show dubbed as a "high-octane, neon Western... a musical love letter to the 1980s." Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
16/03/2334m 21s

Jon Favreau

From Elf, to Iron Man and now the Star Wars franchise with The Mandalorian – Jon Favreau has acted in, produced and directed some of the biggest TV and film hits of the past 30 years. Speaking with Tom shortly after his star being added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he shares the biggest plot twist moments of his career, including stories about working with Pedro Pascal and Robert Downey Jr.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
09/03/2324m 32s

Gemma Arterton

From Quantum of Solace, to St. Trinian's and Clash of the Titans, Gemma Arterton has seen huge success on the big screen. But aside from being in front of the camera, Gemma is increasingly focussed on the process of making of TV and film from all angles. As well as acting, she's also producing, writing, and now running her own production company, allowing her to champion the stories she wants to tell – including her latest series Funny Woman – recently released on NOW and Sky. As she explains to Tom, learning to take control of her own journey came as a plot twist moment, and it's an interesting parallel with her character Barbara Parker, who find herself on a mission to make a mark in the world of show-business in the height of the swinging 60s. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
09/02/2326m 43s

Kieron Moore and Mia Mckenna-Bruce

Vampires, romance, politics and magic... no wonder fans are already obsessed with the latest adaptation of the Vampire Academy. Keen to sink his teeth into more, Tom sits down with actors Kieron Moore and Mia Mckenna-Bruce - who play Dimitri Belikov and Mia Karp - to learn about the epic fantasy world built by author Richelle Mead. They describe what it was like living and filming in Spain for 7 months, training to become vampires and wanting to make fans of the book proud. From professional boxing to your grandad pretending to be James Cameron, this one is full of many exciting plot twists... Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
31/10/2243m 1s

Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù

To mark the release of the second series of the hit gang-drama, Gangs of London, Fran catches up with Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù who plays Elliot Finch in the show. Ṣọpẹ describes GoL as an "athletic ballet of violence”, but as much as his physical performance has attracted calls for him to be Daniel Craig’s successor in Bond, Ṣọpẹ is is as equally in touch with his softer side as Fran discovers his deep connection to a certain childhood animated film. Plus, they discuss some of the plot twist people in his life and why it’s important to always keep grounded.   Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
20/10/2236m 24s

Kevin 'KG' Garry and Sam Campbell

This week Tom meets two stars of the hilarious paramedic comedy, Bloods – Kevin 'KG' Garry and Sam Campbell – who play the duo Darryl and Darrell. Aside from acting, both are forces on the UK stand-up circuit, and in fact, Sam has just returned from Edinburgh Fringe after winning the coveted award for Best Comedy Show. And it shows. We couldn't have prepared for this interview – it's disruptive, random and full of plot twists. Expect stories about including Jane Horrocks table tennis serve, a covert alien invasion, and Timothy Spall's ability to method act as a moustache. We can't guarantee everything is true.All episode of Bloods are available to stream on NOW. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
30/09/2251m 44s

Rob Rinder

From a criminal barrister, to TV judge, presenter and Strictly Come Dancing contestant – Rob Rinder's career is full of plot twist moments. But as he shares with Tom, his life in TV actually started out from a hobby as a scriptwriter, inspired by giving his "jobless" actor friends something to be in. Despite his scripts being deemed as "really rubbish" by TV execs, he left an impression which would eventually change his life. And the art of negotiation continues in his new show, Rob Rinder's Interrogation Secrets – in which he takes a unique look at the battle of wits between police and suspects in some of the most disturbing US and UK criminal cases. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
20/09/2231m 39s

House of the Dragon: Eve Best & Steve Toussaint

The Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon is without doubt the most eagerly anticipated release of the year. Exploring the the Targaryen reign nearly 200 years before the birth of Daenerys – Tom speak to actors Eve Best and Steve Toussaint who play power-couple Rhaenys Targaryen and Corlys Velaryon at the centre of the series. They discuss what it’s like to be one of Westeros’ only relationships based on genuine love and respect, rather than convenience. Plus, they also share some surprising career plot twist stories, and give insight into their lengthy costume process. House of the Dragon is available to stream on NOW. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
22/08/2233m 30s

Phil Rosenthal

Phil Rosenthal was the creator, writer, and executive producer of the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond - a show loved across the world, and synonymous of a golden age in American TV comedy. Today he's the star in something with a different flavour completely – a food-travel series called Somebody Feed Phil. But his journey to both of these gigs, was longwinded and roundabout, with a few breakdowns and terrible "grey meat" suppers along the way. Speaking with Tom and Fran, Phil shares a hilarious look back at his own life and loves (mostly food), a life-changing partnership with Ray Romano, and finding the funny in everyday interactions.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
01/07/2252m 57s

Miriam Margolyes

From Professor Sprout in Harry Potter, to potty-mouthed talkshow appearances, an esteemed career in theatre, and a BAFTA winning hit in The Age of Innocence (alongside Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder) – Miriam Margolyes’ career has continued to surprise and delight at every opportunity. Shortly after her 81st birthday she sat down to talk with Tom to discuss her bewilderment at her new-found popularity with the Tik Tok generation, thoughts on love, her biggest regrets, and how she’s never stop being herself. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
22/06/2238m 44s

Christina Hendricks

As office manager Joan Holloway, Christina Hendricks catapulted to international fame at the centre of AMC’s Mad Men – the 60s styled ad-agency drama – alongside Jon Hamm (Don Draper) and Elizabeth Moss (Peggy Olson). Speaking with Tom, Christina sheds light on what it was like to be part of a show that, seven years after its finale, continues to feature in best-of-all-time lists. They also talk about recent work in Good Girls and Tin Star, sources of inspiration, and how different Christina is from her characters in real life.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
14/06/2243m 27s

Stephen Merchant

From The Office, to Extras, live stand up, sitcoms and his latest series The Outlaws – Stephen Merchant's inimitable brand of humour has permeated the best of British TV for over 20 years as a writer, director and actor. On Plot Twist, he joins Tom to speak about his comedy heroes, the "nourishment" that he finds in writing, the "untapped gold" of Karl Pilkington, and what it's been like to work alongside the likes of Christopher Walken in The Outlaws. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
07/06/2250m 25s

Indira Varma

Indira Varma’s credits read like a bucket list – from Game of Thrones, to Luther, the Star Wars franchise, and even an Olivier Award for her work in the theatre – there’s not much she hasn’t conquered. Speaking with Tom, she shares the plot twists that have driven her career from an unusual start in the (slightly risqué) film Kama Sutra: A Tale Of Love, to landing her most famous role as Ellaria Sand by chance, and the joy of working with stormtroopers and lightsabers in the hotly anticipated new Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
31/05/2238m 54s

David Harewood

As CIA counter-terrorism boss David Estes in Homeland, and the Martian Manhunter in DC’s Super Girl, David Harewood is an actor known for characters that ooze strength and confidence. But off-screen David is a true thespian and – as he explains to Tom – has lived a life of twists and turns that he channels into his work. He touches on growing up in Birmingham with racism in the air, being down to his last £80 (twenty years into his career) before getting his big American break, and the pivotal moment where he suffered a serious psychotic breakdown.This episode contains explicit language, discussion of racism, and mental illness. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
25/03/2254m 28s

Ross Kemp

Since his iconic role as Grant Mitchell in Eastenders 20 years ago, Ross Kemp's career has taken many unexpected turns. He explains how a chance opportunity to meet an American gang leader sparked a whole new career as a documentary journalist – visiting some of the world’s most dangerous places from war-zones, to drug factories, pirate waters and high security prisons. Speaking with Tom and Fran, he explains why he feels compelled to tell the stories of people living on the darkest edges of society – and the perspective it’s given to his own life (“...a Porsche and swimming pool at home are meaningless when rounds are zipping past your head”). Plus he shares news of his latest adventure, Ross Kemp: Shipwreck Treasure Hunter, coming soon to NOW. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
22/03/2258m 24s

Joe Wicks

Lockdown hero Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) won world's hearts with 'PE with Joe' by inspiring millions to get active and feel good. But through YouTube, social media and a lot of hard graft, his route to our screens has been somewhat unconventional. Tom and Fran meet him to hear how he got there and what drives his unrelenting ambition to continue to help others. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
11/03/2247m 23s

Hannah Waddingham

From her catchphrase-famous role in Game of Thrones (“Shame!”), to a longstanding career in the West End, and more recently as football club owner Rebecca Walton in Ted Lasso – there are a lot of reasons to love Hannah Waddingham. Speaking with Tom and Fran the actress explains what it was like to grow up in and around the stage, before herself making a transition from musical theatre to TV. She also shares how success has hit her at unexpected moments, and a life changing decision that nearly changed everything whilst on the other side of the world. All series of Game of Thrones are available to watch on NOW. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
24/02/2257m 6s

Emily Atack

Since the days of playing Charlotte Hinchcliffe on the Inbetweeners, Emily Atack’s career has gone on to become a multi-pronged success – ranging from presenter roles, to Disney films, stand up comedy, and a much loved appearance on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! Talking with Tom and Fran, she explains the work she’s put in to move past the “flirty” typecast without compromising her own love of fun. Plus, how wise words from directors and the likes of Bill Nighy have helped shape her mindset moving forward. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

Josh Hartnett

From Pearl Harbour to Black Hawk Down and Lucky Number Slevin, actor and producer Josh Hartnett rose to fame for roles in big-hitting Hollywood classics. But – plot twist – it turns out he never actually intended to be an actor. Speaking with Tom and Fran about his incredible journey, he explains the mindset that's kept him seeking out new experiences – including the brand new show The Fear Index, a psychological thriller adapted from the Robert Harris Novel, that follows the story of a scientist-turned-financial tycoon who gets caught up launching a AI-driven system that exploits fear in the financial markets,  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
10/02/2231m 46s

John Bradley

From landing the role of Samwell Tarley (Game of Thrones) in his first audition after university, to starring in big-screen rom-coms with the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson (Marry Me), and an end-of-the-world thrillers from Roland Emmerich alongside Halle Berry and Patrick Wilson (Moonfall) – John Bradley is seemingly capable of it all. But sharing his plot twists with Tom and Fran, he admits his confidence hasn’t always been there and that it’s taken humour, heart, and a little help from Paul McCarney and Sean Paul to reach where he is today.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
07/02/2239m 58s

Adam Devine

From Workaholics to Pitch Perfect and The Righteous Gemstones, Adam Devine has carved a huge following playing lovable comedy characters. Speaking with Tom and Fran, he shares the story of how a life-changing accident in his childhood was the plot twist that eventually led him into a career of using humour as his weapon – graduating from local radio spots and ill-fated film extra roles, to writing his own TV shows and working with heroes such as Danny McBride. On the release of the series two of The Righteous Gemstones, he also brings us up to date with the wild world of crooked televangelists and megachurch pastors, alongside McBride, Edi Patterson and John Goodman. The Righteous Gemstones is available to stream weekly on NOW. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
03/02/2233m 23s

Jamie Dornan and Shalom Brune-Franklin

Sometimes failure is necessary step in the path to success – and for this week’s guests, Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey / The Fall) and Shalom Brune-Franklin (Line of Duty / Our Girl) it turns out that acting wasn't the goal they originally set out to achieve. They explain the plot twists that have marked their journeys in the industry, as well introducing their new show, The Tourist – a thriller from the writers of Baptiste and The Missing set in the Australian outback. Tom also shares a moment with Jamie after realising an unexpected hero they both have in common.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
30/12/2129m 38s

Michael Sheen and Nathalie Emmanuel

Michael Sheen (The Damned United, The Queen, Frost/Nixon) and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones, Fast & Furious) have had plenty of sliding door moments in their lives – from nearly entering the world of professional football, to meeting their best friends on public transport, and being cast on shows they were already fans of (“I hope I don’t mess it up”). Speaking to Tom they explain parallels between their new film Last Train To Christmas, which follows the story of Tony Towers as an outlandish nightclub owner - played by Sheen - who stumbles upon the ability to time-travel by moving from carriage to carriage. Last Train To Christmas is available to watch on NOW from 18th December. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
16/12/2138m 42s

Sir Trevor McDonald

From interviewing Nelson Mandela immediately after his release from 27-years of incarceration, to dodging bombings during The Troubles in Northern Ireland, and going head to head with infamous figures like Muammar Gaddafi – Sir Trevor McDonald has one of the most esteemed careers as a news broadcaster and interviewer on British television. Speaking with Tom and Fran, he reflects on the “luck and hard work" it took for a “young boy from Trinidad” to travel the world in such a way, explaining why putting himself in danger sometimes was sometimes the only way to tell stories with truth and integrity (whilst settling certain personal ambitions). But behind the serious reporter, Trevor opens up as a man of great humour and anecdotes – partial too to a bottle of wine and an episode of Only Fools and Horses.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
09/12/211h 9m

Olivia Colman

From the awkward comedy of Sophie in Peep Show, to playing Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller In Broadchurch and then a globally celebrated appointment as Queen Elizabeth II in the Crown – Olivia Colman has captured imaginations in a continually surprising variety of roles. The press describe her as “a national treasure in waiting” but speaking to Tom and Fran, she seems as humble and hungry as ever to keep pushing her abilities. So you might ask "where next?". Well, alongside discussing her career highlights and plot twists, Olivia introduces Landscapers – the first major screenplay written by her husband Ed Sinclair – a true-crime dark comedy, which sees her star alongside David Thewlis as convicted killers Susan and Christopher Edwards. (Please note, this episode contains references to murder and historical abuse.) Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
02/12/2141m 24s

Stephanie Beatriz

From the badass detective Rosa Diaz in cop-comedy Brooklyn 99, to Disney’s new lead character Mirabel in the magical animation Encanto – Stephanie Beatriz is fast becoming a worldwide superstar. Sharing her plot twist stories with Tom, she admits her early career in New York wasn’t easy, and that it was only due to an act of kindness from her neighbour that she was able to keep going. Speaking excitedly about Encanto, she also explains the immense pride she has in fulfilling a childhood dream by playing the role, which also celebrates the Latinx culture so close to her heart. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
25/11/2131m 6s

Cynthia Erivo

Not many people can claim to have an Emmy, Grammy AND a Tony award all on the mantlepiece – but Cynthia Erivo is an actress and singer whose immense talent has earned her recognition across the globe in a very short space of time. Roles in films like Harriet (the incredible story of former-slave and abolitionist Harriet Tubman) and on-stage in The Colour Purple, have garnered respect from the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Janelle Monáe – people who Cynthia has gone from being fans-of to friends-with. But as she explains to Tom, at the start of her career she didn’t even believe she would belong at acting school, until a mentor gave her the push she needed to start a chain reaction of plot twists! Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
18/11/2151m 38s

Phoebe Dynevor and David Morrissey

Bridgerton superstar Phoebe Dynevor and The Walking Dead fan-favourite David Morrissey (aka The Governor) join Tom and Fran to talk about the new Sky Original film, The Colour Room. They describe what it was like to bring to life the true story of feminist icon Clarice Cliff – a 1920s factory worker who went onto change the face of the ceramics industry. Phoebe and David also share their career plot twists and explain how “you’re never going to get anything worthwhile without falling on your face”.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
11/11/2140m 45s

Luke Evans

Tom and Fran talk to "the boy from Pontypool", Luke Evans to hear about his journey from South Wales to Hollywood, Middle Earth and now Colombia. His meteoric rise has seen him star in franchises including The Hobbit, Fast and Furious, Clash of the Titans, and Beauty and the Beast – he's even on the rumour list for the next James Bond – but as Luke explains, he was almost ready to give it all up just before his first big break. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
04/11/2147m 50s

Brian Cox

Golden Globe Award winning actor Brian Cox joins Tom and Fran to talk about series 3 of HBO's runaway hit, Succession, in which he stars as media magnate Logan Roy. Brian gives his insight into the dysfunctional and power-grabbing family dynamics that permeates the drama – and shares backstage moments from his own personal journey, from small beginnings at the tender age of 3 in Scotland, to an unfortunate altercation with Michael Gambon where "the plot got really twisted". As per Logan Roy's character, this episode features strong language and a certain trademark phrase. Succession is available to watch on NOW. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
27/10/2135m 34s

Al Murray

This week’s guest is the Pub Landlord himself, comedian Al Murray – who aside from loving a pint, also happens to love a good history lesson. He joins Tom to talk about his new series with Sky HISTORY titled, 'Why Do the Brits Win Every War?’ (available on NOW) – a show that sees Al on a quest uncover whether Britain’s wartime record is actually all it’s cracked up to be. Al also talks about the plot twists from his own career, including how his infamous character was essentially dreamt up the night before his first outing at Edinburgh Festival. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
21/10/2137m 50s

Jimmy Carr

From 8 Out of 10 Cats, to world tours and comedy roasts – Jimmy Carr's brutal sense of humour (and that unique laugh) has earned him a position in the very top tier of the industry. Talking to Tom and Fran on the release of his new book Before & Laughter (an autobiography meets self-help guide to life) Jimmy reveals the plot twists from a 30 year career which started, perhaps surprisingly, as an oil trader. Behind the jokes, Jimmy shares insight into his method and what keeps his demons at bay. Plus moving words on his friend Sean Lock. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
14/10/211h 4m

Martin Sheen

Karate chopping a mirror, swerving Frank Sinatra, and being arrested (over 60 times!) are just some of the plot twists covered in this week’s interview with iconic actor, Martin Sheen. Known for his roles in massive hits including Apocalypse Now, The West Wing and Grace and Frankie – Martin’s celebrated career stretches back to the 1960s and spans theatre, TV and film right up to the present day. Joining Tom, he shares tales of some of his most-loved characters, and pays tribute to the inspirational figures that have shaped a life of dedication and activism – in ways you might not expect. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
21/09/211h 11m

Simon Helberg

Simon Helberg of Big Bang Theory fame (Howard!) joins Tom and Fran to talk about his recent film Annette – an arty and tortured musical drama directed by Leos Carax – in which he stars alongside Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver. He explains the unique process behind the film, and why it was a dream role he jumped at the chance to be part of. Plus in this episode Tom also meets esteemed film and TV critic Boyd Hilton to help you decide what to watch next!  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
09/09/2152m 29s

Claire Holt

From mermaids (H20: Just Add Water) to blood-sucking vamps (The Vampire Diaries and The Originals) and highschool drama (Pretty Little Liars), Claire Holt has been part of some internationally loved TV hits. Joining Tom and Fran on the show, she explains how her initial splash into the industry was almost a total accident. Plus she shares how motherhood has changed her outlook, and how she's recently returned to the water with Andie Swim. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
31/08/2144m 39s

Ross Noble

Crouton sandwiches and firing water pistols at historical figures: comedian Ross Noble takes on the random question generator. The self-proclaimed ‘randomist’, comedian and writer joins Tom in conversation ahead of his UK tour ‘Humournoid.’ Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
19/08/2143m 56s

Dominic Monaghan

Dominic Monaghan has starred in huge film and TV hits including The Lord of the Rings, Lost and Star Wars – but as he tells Tom and Fran, he barely feels like he's got started. He shares thoughts on why he'll never stop being ambitious, and the excitement he has for new projects such as his podcast The Friendship Onion with LOTR co-star Billy Boyd and the new film, Edge of the World. Dominic also opens up about some of his personal Plot Twists, including how his relationships on and off-screen have shaped his life. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
12/08/2143m 16s

Ryan Eggold and Freema Agyeman

Ryan Eggold and Freema Agyeman, aka doctors Max Goodwin and Helen Sharpe, join as this week’s guests to talk about series 3 of the hit medical drama, New Amsterdam. They describe what it’s been like to reflect the lives of hospital workers through the pandemic - and pay their dues to some of their favourite storylines and writers. Plus Freema shares the career plot twist that ultimately led her to one of her best know roles, as Martha Jones in Doctor Who.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
05/08/2129m 21s

Alex Wolff

Alex Wolff joins Tom and Fran this week to talk about his role in M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film Old – a thriller set on a secluded tropical beach where a family suddenly encounter the effects of rapid ageing. He shares his thoughts on his process as an actor, plus the unlikely bond he formed with Nicholas Cage (and truffles) whilst shooting the film Pig. And in a personal plot twist, he phones his dad to clarify some Elvis-themed family trivia.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
29/07/2137m 20s

Amybeth McNulty

Amybeth McNulty’s rise to fame began at the age of just 14, for her leading role in hit-series, Anne with an E. Now 19, she’s loved across the world and is starring in feature length films like Black Medicine, and has also been announced as a new character in Stranger Things. She joins Tom and Fran to talk about life in the spotlight, explaining how she’s coped learning epic monologues, forgetting lines on stage, and the story of one failure that helped to kick everything off. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
22/07/2135m 3s

Jonny Wilkinson

England and British & Irish Lions rugby legend, Jonny Wilkinson is this week’s guest on Plot Twist. Joining Tom he explains the philosophies that have guided (and misguided) him through an incredible career – shedding light on his meticulous approach, and a changing mindset from the 2003 Rugby World Cup win through to present day. He reminisces about playing against greats of the sport like Jonah Lomu, and shares excitement for the Lions’ upcoming tour in South Africa.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
15/07/2151m 48s

Cam & Jules

Romantic stories are always full of turns – but for Jules Robinson and Cam Merchant their relationship started with the ultimate plot twist, by getting married on the first day they met. Taking part in the reality TV social experiment, Married At First Sight Australia (MAFS), they not only survived but have gone on to thrive as a couple who’ve since remarried, had a baby, and won hearts all over the world. This week our presenters Tom (a hapless romantic) and Fran (a reality TV and psychology nerd) are too excited to find out how they did it.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
10/06/2147m 2s

Lorraine Kelly

Space flight, the Russian language and Antarctica are three things you might not immediately associate with presenter Lorraine Kelly... but as the queen of morning telly explains, her life and career have been full of plot twists. Lorraine also shares how two big events nearly ended her career before it started, and lifts the lid on some of the best and worst interviews of her life. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
21/05/2146m 17s

Russell Kane

Lockdown is starting to lift and comedian/TV presenter Russell Kane is looking forward to a “moron weekend away”! He joins Tom and Fran to explain his unlikely route into the field of making people laugh, and how he’s using his insatiable energy for the stage to help men open up a bit. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
14/05/2151m 3s

Laura Donnelly and Ann Skelly

Tom and Fran are joined by two lead stars from The Nevers – a new series set in Victorian London where a section of society called The Touched suddenly manifest abnormal abilities. Laura Donnelly and Ann Skelly describe what it was like to act in a world which spans both fantasy and period drama – and share plot twists stories from their own careers, including a life-changing romance at the theatre.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
06/05/2132m 39s

Samson Kayo

Jammie Dodgers, the adventure playground and a trip iron shopping: this week’s guest Samson Kayo explains the unique and somewhat surprising plot twists that have propelled him in a Bafta-nominated career as actor and writer. The Famalan and Timewasters star also introduces his hilarious new Sky Comedy series Bloods, which sees him appearing opposite Ab Fab’s Jane Horrocks as a paramedic duo who form an unlikely bond. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
29/04/2139m 21s

Sally Phillips

This week Tom and Fran are going back 20 years to celebrate the classic romcom, Bridget Jones’s Diary. They are joined by Sally Phillips who starred as Shazza – Bridget’s sweary best friend. She explains what it was like to be in such a an iconic film alongside Renée Zellweger – and details the plot twists in a career that has ranged everything from theatre, to cult comedy and serious film.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
22/04/2148m 30s

Rafferty Law and Sophie Simnett

This week we meet the stars of Twist – a stunt-filled reimagining of the classic Oliver Twist movie, set in modern day London. Tom and Fran are joined by Rafferty Law (Oliver) and Sophie Simnett (Red) who discuss what it was like to learn from co-stars Michael Caine and Lena Heady on set, and why they're now parkour pros. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
29/01/2146m 21s

Isla Fisher

Blithe Spirit sees Isla Fisher star alongside Dan Stevens, Leslie Mann and Judi Dench, in Noël Coward’s classic story involving a complex love triangle and a séance gone wrong. Isla joins Tom and Fran to explain the quirks of filming scenes with “ghosts” - plus she shares plot twist stories from her career, with a trip to the farmyard and the circus along the way. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
18/01/2126m 29s

Abigail Lawrie

Tin Star’s Abigail Lawrie joins Tom and Fran to preview series 3, which launches this week in its new location of Liverpool. As the show comes to a chaotic climax, Abigail explains what it’s been like to film – and also also settles some very unimportant questions in a special edition of the Random Question Generator.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
10/12/2034m 26s

Martine McCutcheon

What’s it like to snog Hugh Grant? Why did Juliet (Keira Knightley) kiss Mark (Andrew Lincoln) in THAT scene? And how does it feel to act in an all-time Christmas classic? Martine McCutcheon joins Tom and Fran to discuss Richard Curtis’ 2003 romcom favourite, Love Actually. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
03/12/2042m 2s

Nicholas Pinnock

British actor Nicholas Pinnock joins Tom and Fran to talk about his leading role in For Life – a US legal drama, inspired by the incredible true story of a wrongfully-convicted prisoner who manages to qualify as a lawyer and fight his own case. On the subject of the show’s origin, he how actor and rapper 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) helped to get the project off the ground – and Nicholas also shares the incredible twists and turns of his own career, including how he landed his first major role as Leon in Top Boy.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
26/11/2044m 19s

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.  Hosted on Acast. See for more 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. Hosted on Acast. See for more 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.  Hosted on Acast. See for more 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. Hosted on Acast. See for more 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. Hosted on Acast. See for more 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! Hosted on Acast. See for more 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. Hosted on Acast. See for more 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... Hosted on Acast. See for more 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. Hosted on Acast. See for more 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.  Hosted on Acast. See for more 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".  Hosted on Acast. See for more 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! Hosted on Acast. See for more 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.   Hosted on Acast. See for more 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! Hosted on Acast. See for more 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.  Hosted on Acast. See for more 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 Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
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