13 episodes

It’s all about life and love - Real life and real love. Stories of desperation and inspiration, heroism, compassion, pain, pride and joy with a shared musical soundtrack at the centre of it all.
Johnnie and Tiggy Walker chat with other couples about their love and their lives.
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram and Subscribe to get a new episode every Wednesday.
With thanks to our partner the Velvetiser from Hotel Chocolat – barista grade drinking chocolate at home.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 27 Ratings

It’s all about life and love - Real life and real love. Stories of desperation and inspiration, heroism, compassion, pain, pride and joy with a shared musical soundtrack at the centre of it all.
Johnnie and Tiggy Walker chat with other couples about their love and their lives.
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram and Subscribe to get a new episode every Wednesday.
With thanks to our partner the Velvetiser from Hotel Chocolat – barista grade drinking chocolate at home.

    The Angus and Libby Thirlwell Episode

    The Angus and Libby Thirlwell Episode

    You’ll know Angus from the Channel 5 series Chocolate Dreams – Inside Hotel Chocolat and Hotel Chocolat Unwrapped – as the co-founder and CEO of Hotel Chocolat.  He first met His wife Libby when she was asked to coach him in acting and she felt that she “couldn’t shake him off!”
    Why was he told that he would either be successful in business or go to prison?
    How did a French teacher of dance find that when teaching them she had encountered the best and the worst pupils ever?
    And how have their children have seen from inside the pitfalls and difficulties of business?
     
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    Music mentioned in this episode:
    My Fair Lady – Wouldn’t it Be Luvverly
    Stiff Little Fingers – Suspect Device
    Fergus – You Tonight (Live)
    Simon and Garfunkel – Keep the Customer Satisfied

    • 50 min
    The Leo Sayer and Donatella Piccinetti Episode

    The Leo Sayer and Donatella Piccinetti Episode

    You’ll know Leo Sayer from his worldwide hits, dressed as a clown to sing The Show Must Go On through the dancing days of You Make Me Feel Like Dancing to the romantic When I Need You, however his partner Donatella knew nothing of his international stardom when they met.
    Why they did they decide to move to Australia, and how did they become Australian citizens?
    How did Donatella help to save animals during the bush fires of 2019?
    And why after many years of not getting married might that be about to change?
     
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    Music mentioned in this episode:
    Leo Sayer – Love Light
    Leo Sayer – One Green world
    David Bowie – Starman
    Leo Sayer – The Dancer
    Leo Sayer – Long Tall Glasses

    • 47 min
    The Ken and Kerith Bruce Episode

    The Ken and Kerith Bruce Episode

    You’ll know Ken Bruce as the master of Popmaster on BBC Radio 2 and the man with the most listened to radio show in the UK and indeed in Europe.  But did you know that met his future wife Kerith in a portacabin, that Eurovision brought them together and that he owns and can drive a double decker bus?
    Why did Ken think that his days on BBC Radio 2 were numbered many years ago and how does he sniff out the cheats on Popmaster?
    And what inspired Kens wife Kerith to re-train and take up work as a Special Needs assistant in a school?
     
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    Music mentioned in this episode:
    Van Morrison – Have I Told You Lately
    Katrina and the Waves – Love Shine a Light
    Linda Ronstadt – Someone to Watch Over Me

    • 51 min
    The Anton and Hannah Du Beke Episode

    The Anton and Hannah Du Beke Episode

    You’ll know Anton Du Beke as the only dancer who has appeared in a every series of Strictly Come Dancing but did you know that he first spoke to his wife Hannah outside the ladies loo?
    How did Anton know where Hannah lived even before he had been there?
    How does Hannah deal with tactile female fans of her husband?
    And how difficult and awkward was the IVF process for them?
     
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    Music mentioned in this episode:
    Gotye – Somebody That I Used to Know
    Matt Munroe – Time After Time
    Patrick Hernandez – Born to be Alive
    Bobby Darin – More
    Nat King Cole – More

    • 52 min
    The Cerys Matthews and Steve Abbott Episode

    The Cerys Matthews and Steve Abbott Episode

    You’ll know Cerys Matthews from her hit songs with Catatonia and her radio presenting on Radio 2 and 6 Music and on the TV.  Steve Abbott is her husband, agent and manager
    How was Tom Jones involved in bringing them together?
    What was stuck in Cerys' teeth that confused her vegetarian husband to be?
    And what advice did Led Zepplin manager Peter Grant offer to Steve on affairs of the heart?
    Steve reminisces about the influence of Johnnie Walker on his early musical heritage.
    And Johnnie shares a romantic story about his early relationship with Tiggy.
     
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    Music mentioned in this episode:
    The Day After Forever - Paul Kelly
    Doris Duke - I Don’t Care Anymore
    Snooks Eaglin –Brown Skin Woman
    Snooks Eaglin – Careless Love
    Snooks Eaglin  Country Boy Down in New Orleans
    Al Stewart – Year of the Cat
    David Bowie – Hunky Dory
    John Prine – All the Way with You
    Stevie Wonder – Innervisions
    Stevie Wonder – Living for the City
    Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life
    George Mc Crae – Rock Your Baby
    Brian Protheroe - Pinball
    Beethoven - Cantatas
    Carl Malcolm – Fatty Bum Bum

    • 44 min
    The Damon and Georgie Hill Episode

    The Damon and Georgie Hill Episode

    You’ll know Damon Hill as the Formula 1 World Champion and twice BBC Sports Personality of the Year and his wife Georgie from greeting him when he won that World title.
    How did Georgie Hill know that Damon was “the one” even before she met him?
    How did their Beatles obsessed son Ollie end up using Sir Paul McCartney as a human jukebox?
    And why was their son Ollie’s teacher sceptical of his weekend adventures with Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd and three of the Beatles?
     
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    Music mentioned in this episode:
    The Beatles – The Long and Winding Road
    The Beatles – All You Need is Love
    Barwick Green (The Archers Theme) – Sidney Torch
    Paul McCartney – Maybe I’m Amazed
    Bob Dylan – Shelter from the Storm

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Fredsmum1 ,

Laughed and cried

What a lovely couple are Anton and Hannah. Laughed and cried ... Tiggy , you unexpectedly caught my breath talking about taking the sample to the clinic.

dididdleidi ,

Enjoyed everyone

Fabulous podcasts with great guests. The balance of couples interviewed is amazing particularly loved Paul Gambaccini and his partner. What a fabulously brave couple who had to endure disgraceful treatment. Look forward to each weeks podcast and can’t wait to play it. Johnny and Tiggy you are great please carry on. Ps love the Sunday afternoon radio show as well next miss it.

Jeremy Gould ,

Perfect podcast listening

Enjoyable, insightful, and fun!

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