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Plot twists – they turn up everywhere. In film, life and love they’re the moments that can change everything. Join hosts Tom and Fran as they meet some of the world’s biggest TV, film, comedy and sport stars to ask them all about their favourite plot twists, both on and off screen. 
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    • 4.4 • 156 Ratings

Plot twists – they turn up everywhere. In film, life and love they’re the moments that can change everything. Join hosts Tom and Fran as they meet some of the world’s biggest TV, film, comedy and sport stars to ask them all about their favourite plot twists, both on and off screen. 
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    David Harewood

    David Harewood

    As CIA counter-terrorism boss David Estes in Homeland, and the Martian Manhunter in DC’s Super Girl, David Harewood is an actor known for characters that ooze strength and confidence. But off-screen David is a true thespian and – as he explains to Tom – has lived a life of twists and turns that he channels into his work. He touches on growing up in Birmingham with racism in the air, being down to his last £80 (twenty years into his career) before getting his big American break, and the pivotal moment where he suffered a serious psychotic breakdown.
    This episode contains explicit language, discussion of racism, and mental illness.

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    • 54 min
    Ross Kemp

    Ross Kemp

    Since his iconic role as Grant Mitchell in Eastenders 20 years ago, Ross Kemp's career has taken many unexpected turns. He explains how a chance opportunity to meet an American gang leader sparked a whole new career as a documentary journalist – visiting some of the world’s most dangerous places from war-zones, to drug factories, pirate waters and high security prisons. Speaking with Tom and Fran, he explains why he feels compelled to tell the stories of people living on the darkest edges of society – and the perspective it’s given to his own life (“...a Porsche and swimming pool at home are meaningless when rounds are zipping past your head”). Plus he shares news of his latest adventure, Ross Kemp: Shipwreck Treasure Hunter, coming soon to NOW.
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    • 58 min
    Joe Wicks

    Joe Wicks

    Lockdown hero Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) won world's hearts with 'PE with Joe' by inspiring millions to get active and feel good. But through YouTube, social media and a lot of hard graft, his route to our screens has been somewhat unconventional. Tom and Fran meet him to hear how he got there and what drives his unrelenting ambition to continue to help others.
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    • 47 min
    Hannah Waddingham

    Hannah Waddingham

    From her catchphrase-famous role in Game of Thrones (“Shame!”), to a longstanding career in the West End, and more recently as football club owner Rebecca Walton in Ted Lasso – there are a lot of reasons to love Hannah Waddingham. Speaking with Tom and Fran the actress explains what it was like to grow up in and around the stage, before herself making a transition from musical theatre to TV. She also shares how success has hit her at unexpected moments, and a life changing decision that nearly changed everything whilst on the other side of the world. 
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    • 57 min
    Emily Atack

    Emily Atack

    Since the days of playing Charlotte Hinchcliffe on the Inbetweeners, Emily Atack’s career has gone on to become a multi-pronged success – ranging from presenter roles, to Disney films, stand up comedy, and a much loved appearance on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! Talking with Tom and Fran, she explains the work she’s put in to move past the “flirty” typecast without compromising her own love of fun. Plus, how wise words from directors and the likes of Bill Nighy have helped shape her mindset moving forward.
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    • 1 hr
    Josh Hartnett

    Josh Hartnett

    From Pearl Harbour to Black Hawk Down and Lucky Number Slevin, actor and producer Josh Hartnett rose to fame for roles in big-hitting Hollywood classics. But – plot twist – it turns out he never actually intended to be an actor. Speaking with Tom and Fran about his incredible journey, he explains the mindset that's kept him seeking out new experiences – including the brand new show The Fear Index, a psychological thriller adapted from the Robert Harris Novel, that follows the story of a scientist-turned-financial tycoon who gets caught up launching a AI-driven system that exploits fear in the financial markets, 
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
156 Ratings

156 Ratings

Carr2257 ,

Lovely listen!

Really enjoy the guests, hearing about their lives and behind the scenes! Would recommend a listen.

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Joe Gilgun

Always loved watching this guy, but this interview with him has just confirmed that he is brilliant. Amazingly open and frank.

9ranaa ,

Keep it coming

Listened in a few time smashing stuff, my fave currently is the latest podcast with Rugby Star Jonny Wilkinson great insight, keep it coming!!!

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