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Celebrating crushes and unrequited loves in all their intense and embarrassing glory. Margaret Cabourn-Smith chats to funny people like Sindhu Vee, Sarah Millican and Sue Perkins about the crushes they can't forget.

Crushed by Margaret Cabourn-Smith Mighty Bunny Ltd

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Celebrating crushes and unrequited loves in all their intense and embarrassing glory. Margaret Cabourn-Smith chats to funny people like Sindhu Vee, Sarah Millican and Sue Perkins about the crushes they can't forget.

    56. Helen Lederer

    56. Helen Lederer

    I get to interview someone I have been a fan of for years and years today - the brilliant and iconic Helen Lederer (Ledgenderer more like. It's going to catch on).
    I found the clip of her on Wogan that I mention in the intro. To make it even more enthralling, it's a real pleasure to see how confused Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan are by the whole thing. Forgot they were on the sofa too! Watch that here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIvbOA8XLgw
    We talk about trying to phone Mickey Dolenz from the payphone at school; crushing on George Harrison; and dating artists. We also talk about Helen's new book "Not That I'm Bitter", which lifts the lid behind the scenes of the comedy world of the 1980s and 90s. It's been described as frank and funny and a bit mad - which I'm pleased to say was exactly how she was in person too.
    Have I said that I'm interviewing Three Bean Salad's own Henry Paker for the live show at Mach? If I haven't, I'm saying it now. I think there are a couple of tickets still left, so if you'll be at Mach, please come and join us. And come and say hi!
    https://machcomedyfest.co.uk/show/2024/margaret-cabourn-smith-crushed/
    I think that's all the admin for this week.
    You can find Crushed at Substack, and if you want to follow us there we'd love to have you. You can also sign up for an ad free version of the show if that's your bag.
    Til next time,
    Margaret xx
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    55. Kimberley Nixon

    55. Kimberley Nixon

    A brilliant episode this week with the hilarious BAFTA-winning actress Kimberley Nixon (Fresh Meat, Cranford, Agatha Christie's Marple)
    The automatically AI-generated show notes for this ep included the phrase '(Kim) discusses her rich fantasy life and how she can play out multiple scenarios in her head', but let's be honest: that barely scratches the surface here. From her suave encounter with J Smith Cameron, to sliding in to Megan Ganz's DMs, to her lifelong crush on her husband (d'aww..), you're in for a real treat.
    As always, if you want to come and hang out at crushedbymcs.substack.com then please do - you can sign up there for an ad free version of the show if that's your bag or just show your love by subscribing for free. A few tickets are still available for our upcoming live show at Machynlleth Comedy Festival with the brilliant HENRY PAKER
    Love you lots,
    MCS xxx
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    54. Elizabeth Day

    54. Elizabeth Day

    This week's guest is the amazing Elizabeth Day (How To Fail podcast and author of Friendaholic) who joins me in poring over her many and varied crushes - from a teenage Peter Phillips to Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables - as well as the time she brought a dead bat into school. It was such a funny chat - I loved spending an hour in her company and know that you will too!
    As always, if you want to find out more, we are crushedbymcs.substack.com – you can join as a member for an ad free version of the show if that’s your bag, or, just come and hang out.
    thanks for listening!
    MCS xx
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    53. Lou Sanders

    53. Lou Sanders

    It's a glorious one this week from Cuddle Club's own Lou Sanders! Pin back your ears for tales of chasing boys down in parks, hosting parties to impress boys, and why she'd give it all up for the romantic allure of a cosy retirement with Keanu Reeves. 
    One. Not. To. Miss. 
    As always, if you want to find us, we are crushedbymcs.substack.com - you can sign up there for an ad free version of the show if that's your thing, or just come and hang out. 
    And if you're going to be in Machynlleth for the Comedy Festival in May, get your tickets for our live show. I literally can't wait. 
    thanks for listening.
    Love ya!
    Margaret xxx
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    • 52 min
    52. Valentine's Special with Isy Suttie

    52. Valentine's Special with Isy Suttie

    Now, I'm not a fan of the most romantic day of the year TM. In fact I like it so little that I banned celebrating it when I got together with my now husband and 21 years later, we have yet to eat an overpriced meal in mid-February.
    So, for a treat this week Isy Suttie and I sat down to discuss V-Day - the highs, the lows, and why it might have been most enjoyable in our primary school years.
    Hope you like it, whether you listen today with a rose and a glass of fizz, or at your leisure (have the fizz anyway - why not!?)
    love
    Margaret xx
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    51. Sarah Hadland

    51. Sarah Hadland

    I think you are going to enjoy this episode. My guest is the wonderful Sarah Hadland (who you'll probably know from Miranda, and The Job Lot and Quantum of Solace). She is wonderfully indiscreet about her early crushes/kidnapping attempts (depending on what side of the curtain you were on); and about briefly meeting some of her more famous crushes through work. Her Brandon Flowers story really tickled me.
    Hope you like it!
    As always, if you want to find us, we are crushedbymcs.substack.com - you can sign up there for an ad free version of the show if that's your bag, or, just come and hang out. We are hopefully going to announce a new live date soon, and we'll do that there first.
    thanks for listening!
    Love ya,
    Margaret xx
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    • 1 hr 4 min

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