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Resident critics Hayley Danks and Ruth Goodchild review everything... but they don't feel they actually have to see a film or play in order to review it. Improvised by Susan Harrison and Gemma Arrowsmith.

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Resident critics Hayley Danks and Ruth Goodchild review everything... but they don't feel they actually have to see a film or play in order to review it. Improvised by Susan Harrison and Gemma Arrowsmith.

    Episode 4.1 - Brexit Revisited

    Episode 4.1 - Brexit Revisited

    It's four years since the podcast reviewed the EU Referendum and in this episode Hayley and Ruth discus Brexit, as always with varying degrees of accuracy. Also Hayley explains self-care and Ruth reminisces about her own childhood Brexit while reiterating her stance on therapy.

    • 35 min
    Episode 3.10 - Ruth Bratt as Jinny Glover

    Episode 3.10 - Ruth Bratt as Jinny Glover

    Hayley & Ruth interview the incredibly softly spoken author Jinny Glover. A woman so quiet that members of her own family question her existence... Guest starring Ruth Bratt (@ruthbratt). susanharrisoncharacters.com gemmaarrowsmith.com

    • 43 min
    Episode 3.9 - The Apprentice

    Episode 3.9 - The Apprentice

    Hayley & Ruth are at the National Theatre waiting to review some play or other. But while they wait, they respond to a listener request to review popular television programme The Apprentice.

    • 33 min
    Episode 3.8 - The Heatwave

    Episode 3.8 - The Heatwave

    Hayley and Ruth review the British heatwave. Despite uncomfortably high temperatures and melting train tracks, Hayley has had the time of her life during the heatwave, whereas Ruth refuses to wear anything other than wool. Oh and the pair also receive a pie in the post.

    Catch up with Susan's live dates here: https://susanharrisoncharacters.com/live-dates/ and listen to Gemma's climate change comedy No Planet B here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/no-planet-b/id1460398628.
    Theme music by Matt Lewesy and Amy Ashworth from Skiffle and the Piffles.

    • 34 min
    Episode 3.7 - The Woman in Black

    Episode 3.7 - The Woman in Black

    Hayley and Ruth head to the Fortune Theatre in London's West End to watch The Woman in Black. Is the ghost in the play a spectre that only Hayley can see? Or is it a woman in a wig as Ruth suspects? Thanks to listener Jenny for the ghostly suggestion for this episode. See Susan live here: https://susanharrisoncharacters.com/live-dates/ and Gemma's climate change comedy No Planet B is here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/no-planet-b/id1460398628

    • 31 min
    Episode 3.6 - Self Help Books

    Episode 3.6 - Self Help Books

    Hayley and Ruth review self help books, including such classics as Don't Forget Your Crown, Make Yourself Cozy and The Secret, in what turns out to be closer to an impromptu counselling session than a journalistic review.

    Recorded on Hampstead Heath London. Theme music by Matt Lewsey and Amy Ashworth from Skiffle and the Piffles.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

Jenwens ,

A podcast not to be missed!

Listened to this for the first time the other day and I was very impressed! So funny and completely improvised - a very talented duo! I give this podcast 5 stars!

vvictorpang ,

Brilliantly Funny

Hayley and Ruth are making my morning commutes brighter. Brilliantly funny!

AuroraJellybean ,

Overheard on a park bench

Well, tbh, in the spirit of Two Stars I don’t even need to wait until the next podcast comes out before I give it 5stars! As an audient of one, I was held captive on a park bench for half an hour and (without as much as a by your leave!) treated to a breathtaking non-stop improv from this talented pair. Have a listen. It’s really quite good! 😂

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