216 episodes

A frank look behind the scenes with broadcasters Jane Garvey and Fi Glover as guests from Radio, TV and podcasting share stories they probably shouldn't. Released every Friday.

Fortunately... with Fi and Jane BBC

    • Comedy
    • 4.7 • 266 Ratings

A frank look behind the scenes with broadcasters Jane Garvey and Fi Glover as guests from Radio, TV and podcasting share stories they probably shouldn't. Released every Friday.

    213. Wing-It Merchants and Italia 90, with Josh Widdicombe

    213. Wing-It Merchants and Italia 90, with Josh Widdicombe

    This week on the Fortunately podcast, Fi and Jane chat comedian Josh Widdicombe. The star of the Last Leg and host of the Parenting Hell podcast tells Fi and Jane what he learnt from a childhood of TV watching, chronicled in his book 'Watching Neighbours Twice A Day'. He also lifts the veil on Who Do You Think You Are? and looks back on an infamous moment in Gary Lineker's playing career.

    Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

    • 55 min
    212. Underpant Pyres, Death and Dying with Kathryn Mannix

    212. Underpant Pyres, Death and Dying with Kathryn Mannix

    In this edition of the podcast, Kathryn Mannix, former palliative care doctor, joins Fi and Jane to discuss death and dying. Kathryn talks about what we might expect in end of life, how to discuss death with others and her experiences of treating people who are dying. The three of them also respond to listeners who have shared their perspectives and reflections over email. Before Kathryn's arrival, Jane is subject to double embarrassments and Fi remembers an unfortunate playground dash.

    Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

    • 1 hr 5 min
    211. A Tech Crisis, Caving, and Dog Bandages, with Tanni Grey-Thompson

    211. A Tech Crisis, Caving, and Dog Bandages, with Tanni Grey-Thompson

    This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane are joined by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. She tells them about life in the House Of Lords, getting stuck on trains without any help, and reveals that she can walk in her dreams. Before Tanni logs in, there is a full-blown tech crisis and a heated discussion about the pros and cons of caving, plus the continuing debate about dog bandage choices.

    • 59 min
    210. Wobbly Ladders and Telemachus, with Parm Sandhu

    210. Wobbly Ladders and Telemachus, with Parm Sandhu

    This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane are joined by former Met Police Chief Superintendent Parm Sandhu. Parm talks to Fi and Jane about her role as an expert on the murder mystery reality show Murder Island, our interest in crime dramas as a society and current discussions about the police. Before Parm logs in, there is a good old fashioned piazza encounter and a dog taking the U-Bahn.

    Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

    • 50 min
    209. A Bottle of Ken Dodd's Finest, with Gabby Logan

    209. A Bottle of Ken Dodd's Finest, with Gabby Logan

    This week on the Fortunately podcast, Fi and Jane's guest is the broadcaster Gabby Logan. The presenter shares some insights on the pastimes of her Match of the Day colleagues, looking after an old dog's ego and some of her best bloopers. She also tells Fi and Jane about a very exciting guest she has coming up on her podcast The Mid•Point. Before Gabby's arrival Fi and Jane are out on the piazza with an agenda that includes Bitcoin newsagents, plywood flooring and rail appreciation.

    Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

    • 55 min
    208. Platform Yellers, Flushes and Flashes with Bridget Christie

    208. Platform Yellers, Flushes and Flashes with Bridget Christie

    On the Fortunately podcast this week, Fi Glover and Jane Garvey have a chat with legendary comedian Bridget Christie. Bridget tells Fi and Jane about her new show Who Am I?, her experiences of the menopause, British folklore, the best things about Gloucester, and feeling 400 years old. Bridget will be appearing at the Leicester Square Theatre, London 14-18 December. Before their guest's arrival Fi is on the final morning of a holiday home, and Jane is outraged at British nomenclature.

    Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
266 Ratings

266 Ratings

The Vivian ,

Awesome listening

Thanks so much for your wonderful laugh out loud podcast ladies listening from Sydney Australia we have been in strict lockdown for two months with
no end in sight.I’ve gone back and start listening your first podcast thank you for helping these hard times.

Maire1919 ,

Some episodes have deafening background noise

Entertaining discussions between the two presenters but sometimes against loud background racket making those episodes unlistenable

Hmmmfff ,

Oh dear.

Normally love your podcast but the latest (Robert Preston) was well below your normal standard.
Far too much uming and arhing.
Made it almost unlistenable, and when he claimed the BBC was impartial, I gave it away. Sorry.

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