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Exclusive interviews and reunions celebrating some of the biggest names in TV and film twice a week. A TV enthusiast’s paradise. There's also special shows and series and a regular Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month Quiz every Sunday. This is pure entertainment and fun. Enjoy!

Distinct Nostalgia MIM

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    • 4.1 • 40 Ratings

Exclusive interviews and reunions celebrating some of the biggest names in TV and film twice a week. A TV enthusiast’s paradise. There's also special shows and series and a regular Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month Quiz every Sunday. This is pure entertainment and fun. Enjoy!

    The Great Magpie Reunion with Mick Robertson, Douglas Rae and Susan Stranks

    The Great Magpie Reunion with Mick Robertson, Douglas Rae and Susan Stranks

    Magpie was one of the big kids shows of the 70s. 7 million viewers on ITV twice a week, it was the more risque rival to Blue Peter on the BBC.  Over four decades since it left our screens,  Ashley's assembled three of the show's most popular presenters for a reunion. Mick Robertson, Douglas Rae and Susan Stranks (who was also famous for Paperplay alongside the puppets itsy and bitzy). Some great stories including Douglas' adventures abroad, Mick's pop star image and Susan's dislike of anything related to circuses. Memories of the legendary Thames Television and how they saw themselves compared to their big BBC rival.

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    As The Larkins return, we meet Philip Franks who played Charley in the original Darling Buds of May

    As The Larkins return, we meet Philip Franks who played Charley in the original Darling Buds of May

    Philip Franks rose to widespread fame as Charley in the original Darling Buds of May in the early 90s. Now 30 years on, ITV are bringing back The Larkins with a whole new cast. Here Philip chats about the heady days of the first incarnation and working with the legendary David Jason who played Pa Larkin.  Phillip also talks about his big role in Heartbeat and the fun he had on Countdown - all Yorkshire Television Productions! 

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    • 52 min
    Autumn Soap Treats: Meet Corrie’s first Tracy - exclusive chat with Christabel Finch who began playing Tracy Langton just days after being born

    Autumn Soap Treats: Meet Corrie’s first Tracy - exclusive chat with Christabel Finch who began playing Tracy Langton just days after being born

    Tracy is one of Corrie’s most enduring characters.  Generations have watched her change from innocent little girl to troubled 20 something through to soap bad girl. She’s been played by four different actors. And the first was Christabel Finch who took on the role from being just a few days old. Here she gives an exclusive interview from her home in Perth, Australia to Ashley. 

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    • 56 min
    Casualty at 35 - another chance to hear Jonathan Kerrigan who played gay nurse Sam Colloby in the mid 90s

    Casualty at 35 - another chance to hear Jonathan Kerrigan who played gay nurse Sam Colloby in the mid 90s

    Casualty and Heartbeat star Jonathan Kerrigan sits down for a fun chat with Ashley Byrne. The conversation ventures into his early years, his time on two of Britain's biggest drama series, being described as a heartthrob, working in the States and his musical talents. Jonathan remains one of the UK's most talented drama actors but is it time for him to try his hand at a bit of comedy?

    And don't forget there's dozens of interviews on DN with stars of British TV drama and film on DistinctNostalgia.com including Jack Davenport, James Wilby, Carol Drinkwater, Stephen Tompkinson, Jason Hughes and many, many more. Scroll through the Distinct Nostalgia feed now. 
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Casualty at 35 - an exclusive interview with Cath Shipton who played the iconic character Duffy from the very beginning

    Casualty at 35 - an exclusive interview with Cath Shipton who played the iconic character Duffy from the very beginning

    As our ‘Casualty at 35’ celebrations continue, one of the show’s original stars has taken time out to give us an extensive and exclusive interview about her years on the world’s longest running medical drama. Ashley has been speaking to Cath Shipton who played iconic character Duffy right from the start in 1986.  

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    • 1 hr 50 min
    Casualty at 35 - we meet the actor who uttered the first words - Debbie Roza-Mercier who played Original receptionist Suzie Mercier

    Casualty at 35 - we meet the actor who uttered the first words - Debbie Roza-Mercier who played Original receptionist Suzie Mercier

    It’s the longest running medical drama in the world and here we meet the woman who spoke the very first words in Casualty.  Debbie Roza Mercier played the show’s first receptionist from 1986 to 1987 before giving up acting for a life in Canada. Here she gives a unique perspective on an iconic show to Ashley as part of our special  Casualty at 35 interviews. 

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    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

brit rocker ,

Keeps me going through lockdown

These interview folk from tv, particulary soap and sitcoms, some well known, some not well known but still interesting. Always well presented

andypand123 ,

Amazing podcast

This is much more than a usual podcast offer. The guys at DistinctNostalgia really push the boat out for their fans. It’s now a regular daily listen for me. So much to choose from all the time.

NumberOneRerun ,

An Absolute Joy

What a wonderful podcast to discover. Nostalgia overload with some fantastic guests that I haven’t heard interviewed in years. Can’t recommend enough.

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