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Springleaf

Springleaf

By James Acaster / Mighty Bunny

Pat Springleaf is in quite the bind. He’s an ex-conman turned undercover cop in the middle of the biggest case of his career - the gang are getting suspicious, his wife wants a divorce, the police are demanding results and his ex girlfriend/ex partner in crime is blackmailing him. Not an ideal situation for someone with a burning need to please absolutely everybody...


A new sort-of-true-crime comedy series from James Acaster (Off Menu, Repertoire, Ghostbusters), featuring Bill Bailey, Chloe Petts, Domhnall Gleeson, Evelyn Mok, Finn Wolfhard, Freya Parker, Hugh Dennis, Jack De'ath, Jason Forbes, Jo Brand, Kath Hughes, Kemah Bob, Louis Theroux, Mark Silcox, Michael McKean, Mike Wozniak, Miles Jupp, Milton Jones, Natalie Cassidy, Nathaniel Metcalfe, Nish Kumar, Pat Cahill, Phil Dunning, Phil Wang, Sarah Millican, Sharon D Clarke and Sindhu Vee, with guests Ed Gamble, Romesh Ranganathan, Tom Allen, Katherine Ryan, Lolly Adefope, Josh Widdicombe, Joe Lycett, Sara Pascoe, Rosie Jones and Guz Khan.


Original Music by NNAMDÏ


Produced by Lyndsay Fenner

A Mighty Bunny Production


www.springleafpodcast.com / www.mightybunny.co.uk


Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


Episodes

Episode 3

Pat is booked as a guest for Tom Allen's new panel show, and Donna persuades the SW6 gang to carry out a practice heist at the studio in preparation for their big casino job - bad news for fellow panellists Jo Brand and Sarah Millican. Meanwhile, 'Sita's Creatures' animal acting agency goes from strength to strength as Serpico cements his reputation as the country's leading Merdog, before making waves elsewhere on set.A true(ish) crime podcast, which sees undercover cop Pat Springleaf (James Acaster) share police wire recordings from the biggest case of his career: working to infiltrate and bring to justice the notorious SW6 gang.Back in 2013, ex-conman-turned-undercover-cop Pat was in the middle of a career-defining undercover gig - but problems beset him on all sides: the gang are getting suspicious; his wife wants a divorce; the police are demanding results; and his ex partner in crime is blackmailing him. Not an ideal situation for someone with a burning need to please absolutely everybody. In 2023, meanwhile, Pat and his producer Adams play clips to studio guests as they unpack the criminal hijinks that launched the career of the man now reasonably widely-known as James Acaster.Featuring:Bill Bailey - himselfChloe Petts - NanceDomhnall Gleeson - LawrenceEvelyn Mok - herselfFinn Wolfhard - SerpicoFreya Parker - Floor ManagerJason Forbes - DirectorJo Brand - herselfKath Hughes - Detective AdamsKemah Bob - DonnaNathaniel Metcalfe - HueyNish Kumar - himselfPat Cahill - RegPhil Wang - Detective Clarke BurbridgeSarah Millican - herselfSharon D Clarke - Police Chief AngelaSindhu Vee - Sitawith studio guest Tom AllenExtra jokes by Alison Spittle, Celya AB, Ken Cheng, Matthew Crosby, Rose Johnson and Toussaint DouglassOriginal Music by NNAMDÏSound design by Charlie Brandon KingAssistant Producers - Katie Sayer and Mikaela CarmichaelProduced by Lyndsay FennerA Mighty Bunny Productionwww.springleafpodcast.com / www.mightybunny.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/12/23·25m 36s

Episode 2

Studio guest Romesh Ranganathan attempts to get a grip on exactly what the podcast is, Sita bags Serpico his first acting role and Pat's crowd-work skills are tested to their limit when Donna encourages Lawrence and Huey to try out their new heist personas in public…A true(ish) crime podcast, which sees undercover cop Pat Springleaf (James Acaster) share police wire recordings from the biggest case of his career: working to infiltrate and bring to justice the notorious SW6 gang, led by the villainous Lawrence.Back in 2013, ex-conman-turned-undercover-cop Pat was in the middle of a career-defining undercover gig - but problems beset him on all sides: the gang are getting suspicious; his wife wants a divorce; the police are demanding results; and his ex partner in crime is blackmailing him. Not an ideal situation for someone with a burning need to please absolutely everybody.In 2023, meanwhile, Pat and his producer Adams play clips to studio guests as they unpack the criminal hijinks that launched the career of the man now reasonably widely-known as James Acaster.Featuring:Chloe Petts - NanceDomhnall Gleeson - LawrenceEvelyn Mok - herselfJack De'ath - CompereJason Forbes - Comedy FanKath Hughes - Detective AdamsKemah Bob - DonnaMark Silcox - himselfNathaniel Metcalfe - HueyNish Kumar - himselfPat Cahill - RegPhil Wang - Detective Clarke BurbridgeSharon D Clarke - Police Chief AngelaSindhu Vee - Sitawith studio guest Romesh RanganathanExtra jokes by Alison Spittle, Celya AB, Ken Cheng, Matthew Crosby, Rose Johnson and Toussaint DouglassOriginal Music by NNAMDÏSound design by Charlie Brandon KingAssistant Producers - Katie Sayer and Mikaela CarmichaelProduced by Lyndsay FennerA Mighty Bunny Productionwww.springleafpodcast.com / www.mightybunny.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/11/23·26m 31s

Episode 1

A true(ish) crime podcast, based on James Acaster's undercover cop alter-ego Pat Springleaf, which sees Pat share police wire recordings from the biggest case of his career: working undercover to infiltrate and bring to justice the notorious SW6 gang, led by the villainous Lawrence (Domhnall Gleeson).Back in 2013, ex-conman-turned-undercover-cop Pat was in the middle of a career-defining gig - but problems beset him on all sides: the gang are getting suspicious; his wife wants a divorce; the police are demanding results; and his ex partner in crime is blackmailing him. Not an ideal situation for someone with a burning need to please absolutely everybody.In 2023, meanwhile, Pat and his producer Adams (Kath Hughes) play excerpts from his wire recordings to studio guests as they unpack the criminal hijinks that launched the comedy career of the man now reasonably widely-known as James Acaster.In episode 1, Lawrence announces a side-step from drug dealing into a more glamorous branch of crime, Pat's wife Sita (Sindhu Vee) makes some life changing personal and career decisions and Pat takes the advice of fellow comic Evelyn Mok to find a better, more truthful, on-stage comic persona.Featuring:Chloe Petts - NanceDomhnall Gleeson - LawrenceEvelyn Mok - herselfFinn Wolfhard - SerpicoFreya Parker - HecklerJack De'ath - CompereJason Forbes - Police OfficerKath Hughes - Detective AdamsKemah Bob - DonnaLouis Theroux - Detective Shane NicelyNathaniel Metcalfe - HueyNish Kumar - himselfPat Cahill - RegSharon D Clarke - Police Chief AngelaSindhu Vee - Sitawith studio guest Ed GambleExtra jokes by Alison Spittle, Celya AB, Ken Cheng, Matthew Crosby, Rose Johnson and Toussaint DouglassOriginal Music by NNAMDÏSound design by Charlie Brandon KingAssistant Producers - Katie Sayer and Mikaela CarmichaelProduced by Lyndsay FennerA Mighty Bunny Productionwww.springleafpodcast.com / www.mightybunny.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/11/23·28m 16s

Episode 0 - Trailer

SPRINGLEAF launches Tuesday 21st November 2023 - subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.Pat Springleaf is in quite the bind. He’s an ex con man turned undercover cop in the middle of the biggest case of his career - the gang are getting suspicious, his wife wants a divorce, the police are demanding results and his ex partner-in-crime is blackmailing him.Not an ideal situation for someone with a burning need to please absolutely everybody.A new sort-of-true crime comedy series from James Acaster (Off Menu, Repertoire, Ghostbusters), featuring Bill Bailey, Chloe Petts, Domhnall Gleeson, Evelyn Mok, Finn Wolfhard, Freya Parker, Hugh Dennis, Jack De'ath, Jason Forbes, Jo Brand, Kath Hughes, Kemah Bob, Louis Theroux, Mark Silcox, Michael McKean, Mike Wozniak, Miles Jupp, Milton Jones, Natalie Cassidy, Nathaniel Metcalfe, Nish Kumar, Pat Cahill, Phil Dunning, Phil Wang, Sarah Millican, Sharon D Clarke and Sindhu Vee, with guests Ed Gamble, Romesh Ranganathan, Tom Allen, Katherine Ryan, Lolly Adefope, Josh Widdicombe, Joe Lycett, Sara Pascoe, Rosie Jones and Guz Khan.Original Music by NNAMDÏProduced by Lyndsay FennerA Mighty Bunny Productionwww.springleafpodcast.com / www.mightybunny.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/11/23·2m 46s
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