11 episodes

Pat Springleaf is in quite the bind. He’s an ex-conman turned undercover cop in the middle of the biggest case of his career - the gang are getting suspicious, his wife wants a divorce, the police are demanding results and his ex girlfriend/ex partner in crime is blackmailing him. Not an ideal situation for someone with a burning need to please absolutely everybody...
A new sort-of-true-crime comedy series from James Acaster (Off Menu, Repertoire, Ghostbusters), featuring Bill Bailey, Chloe Petts, Domhnall Gleeson, Evelyn Mok, Finn Wolfhard, Freya Parker, Hugh Dennis, Jack De'ath, Jason Forbes, Jo Brand, Kath Hughes, Kemah Bob, Louis Theroux, Mark Silcox, Michael McKean, Mike Wozniak, Miles Jupp, Milton Jones, Natalie Cassidy, Nathaniel Metcalfe, Nish Kumar, Pat Cahill, Phil Dunning, Phil Wang, Sarah Millican, Sharon D Clarke and Sindhu Vee, with guests Ed Gamble, Romesh Ranganathan, Tom Allen, Katherine Ryan, Lolly Adefope, Josh Widdicombe, Joe Lycett, Sara Pascoe, Rosie Jones and Guz Khan.
Original Music by NNAMDÏ
Produced by Lyndsay Fenner
A Mighty Bunny Production
www.springleafpodcast.com / www.mightybunny.co.uk

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Springleaf James Acaster / Mighty Bunny

    • Comedy

Pat Springleaf is in quite the bind. He’s an ex-conman turned undercover cop in the middle of the biggest case of his career - the gang are getting suspicious, his wife wants a divorce, the police are demanding results and his ex girlfriend/ex partner in crime is blackmailing him. Not an ideal situation for someone with a burning need to please absolutely everybody...
A new sort-of-true-crime comedy series from James Acaster (Off Menu, Repertoire, Ghostbusters), featuring Bill Bailey, Chloe Petts, Domhnall Gleeson, Evelyn Mok, Finn Wolfhard, Freya Parker, Hugh Dennis, Jack De'ath, Jason Forbes, Jo Brand, Kath Hughes, Kemah Bob, Louis Theroux, Mark Silcox, Michael McKean, Mike Wozniak, Miles Jupp, Milton Jones, Natalie Cassidy, Nathaniel Metcalfe, Nish Kumar, Pat Cahill, Phil Dunning, Phil Wang, Sarah Millican, Sharon D Clarke and Sindhu Vee, with guests Ed Gamble, Romesh Ranganathan, Tom Allen, Katherine Ryan, Lolly Adefope, Josh Widdicombe, Joe Lycett, Sara Pascoe, Rosie Jones and Guz Khan.
Original Music by NNAMDÏ
Produced by Lyndsay Fenner
A Mighty Bunny Production
www.springleafpodcast.com / www.mightybunny.co.uk

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 1

    Episode 1

    A true(ish) crime podcast, based on James Acaster's undercover cop alter-ego Pat Springleaf, which sees Pat share police wire recordings from the biggest case of his career: working undercover to infiltrate and bring to justice the notorious SW6 gang, led by the villainous Lawrence (Domhnall Gleeson).
    Back in 2013, ex-conman-turned-undercover-cop Pat was in the middle of a career-defining gig - but problems beset him on all sides: the gang are getting suspicious; his wife wants a divorce; the police are demanding results; and his ex partner in crime is blackmailing him. Not an ideal situation for someone with a burning need to please absolutely everybody.
    In 2023, meanwhile, Pat and his producer Adams (Kath Hughes) play excerpts from his wire recordings to studio guests as they unpack the criminal hijinks that launched the comedy career of the man now reasonably widely-known as James Acaster.
    In episode 1, Lawrence announces a side-step from drug dealing into a more glamorous branch of crime, Pat's wife Sita (Sindhu Vee) makes some life changing personal and career decisions and Pat takes the advice of fellow comic Evelyn Mok to find a better, more truthful, on-stage comic persona.
    Featuring:
    Chloe Petts - Nance
    Domhnall Gleeson - Lawrence
    Evelyn Mok - herself
    Finn Wolfhard - Serpico
    Freya Parker - Heckler
    Jack De'ath - Compere
    Jason Forbes - Police Officer
    Kath Hughes - Detective Adams
    Kemah Bob - Donna
    Louis Theroux - Detective Shane Nicely
    Nathaniel Metcalfe - Huey
    Nish Kumar - himself
    Pat Cahill - Reg
    Sharon D Clarke - Police Chief Angela
    Sindhu Vee - Sita
    with studio guest Ed Gamble
    Extra jokes by Alison Spittle, Celya AB, Ken Cheng, Matthew Crosby, Rose Johnson and Toussaint Douglass
    Original Music by NNAMDÏ
    Sound design by Charlie Brandon King
    Assistant Producers - Katie Sayer and Mikaela Carmichael
    Produced by Lyndsay Fenner
    A Mighty Bunny Production
    www.springleafpodcast.com / www.mightybunny.co.uk
    Merch? Merch! https://springleaf.teemill.com/

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    • 28 min
    Episode 2

    Episode 2

    Studio guest Romesh Ranganathan attempts to get a grip on exactly what the podcast is, Sita bags Serpico his first acting role and Pat's crowd-work skills are tested to their limit when Donna encourages Lawrence and Huey to try out their new heist personas in public…
    A true(ish) crime podcast, which sees undercover cop Pat Springleaf (James Acaster) share police wire recordings from the biggest case of his career: working to infiltrate and bring to justice the notorious SW6 gang, led by the villainous Lawrence.
    Back in 2013, ex-conman-turned-undercover-cop Pat was in the middle of a career-defining undercover gig - but problems beset him on all sides: the gang are getting suspicious; his wife wants a divorce; the police are demanding results; and his ex partner in crime is blackmailing him. Not an ideal situation for someone with a burning need to please absolutely everybody.
    In 2023, meanwhile, Pat and his producer Adams play clips to studio guests as they unpack the criminal hijinks that launched the career of the man now reasonably widely-known as James Acaster.
    Featuring:
    Chloe Petts - Nance
    Domhnall Gleeson - Lawrence
    Evelyn Mok - herself
    Jack De'ath - Compere
    Jason Forbes - Comedy Fan
    Kath Hughes - Detective Adams
    Kemah Bob - Donna
    Mark Silcox - himself
    Nathaniel Metcalfe - Huey
    Nish Kumar - himself
    Pat Cahill - Reg
    Phil Wang - Detective Clarke Burbridge
    Sharon D Clarke - Police Chief Angela
    Sindhu Vee - Sita
    with studio guest Romesh Ranganathan
    Extra jokes by Alison Spittle, Celya AB, Ken Cheng, Matthew Crosby, Rose Johnson and Toussaint Douglass
    Original Music by NNAMDÏ
    Sound design by Charlie Brandon King
    Assistant Producers - Katie Sayer and Mikaela Carmichael
    Produced by Lyndsay Fenner
    A Mighty Bunny Production
    www.springleafpodcast.com / www.mightybunny.co.uk
    Merch? Merch! https://springleaf.teemill.com/

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    • 26 min
    Episode 3

    Episode 3

    Pat is booked as a guest for Tom Allen's new panel show, and Donna persuades the SW6 gang to carry out a practice heist at the studio in preparation for their big casino job - bad news for fellow panellists Jo Brand and Sarah Millican. Meanwhile, 'Sita's Creatures' animal acting agency goes from strength to strength as Serpico cements his reputation as the country's leading Merdog, before making waves elsewhere on set.
    A true(ish) crime podcast, which sees undercover cop Pat Springleaf (James Acaster) share police wire recordings from the biggest case of his career: working to infiltrate and bring to justice the notorious SW6 gang.
    Back in 2013, ex-conman-turned-undercover-cop Pat was in the middle of a career-defining undercover gig - but problems beset him on all sides: the gang are getting suspicious; his wife wants a divorce; the police are demanding results; and his ex partner in crime is blackmailing him. Not an ideal situation for someone with a burning need to please absolutely everybody. In 2023, meanwhile, Pat and his producer Adams play clips to studio guests as they unpack the criminal hijinks that launched the career of the man now reasonably widely-known as James Acaster.
    Featuring:
    Bill Bailey - himself
    Chloe Petts - Nance
    Domhnall Gleeson - Lawrence
    Evelyn Mok - herself
    Finn Wolfhard - Serpico
    Freya Parker - Floor Manager
    Jason Forbes - Director
    Jo Brand - herself
    Kath Hughes - Detective Adams
    Kemah Bob - Donna
    Nathaniel Metcalfe - Huey
    Nish Kumar - himself
    Pat Cahill - Reg
    Phil Wang - Detective Clarke Burbridge
    Sarah Millican - herself
    Sharon D Clarke - Police Chief Angela
    Sindhu Vee - Sita
    with studio guest Tom Allen
    Extra jokes by Alison Spittle, Celya AB, Ken Cheng, Matthew Crosby, Rose Johnson and Toussaint Douglass
    Original Music by NNAMDÏ
    Sound design by Charlie Brandon King
    Assistant Producers - Katie Sayer and Mikaela Carmichael
    Produced by Lyndsay Fenner
    A Mighty Bunny Production
    www.springleafpodcast.com / www.mightybunny.co.uk
    Merch? Merch! https://springleaf.teemill.com/

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    • 25 min
    Episode 4

    Episode 4

    With SW5 member (and fellow undercover cop) Clarke tied up in the backroom of SW6 HQ, Pat needs to come up with a rescue plan, stat. But when he leaks Clarke's whereabouts to SW5 gang leader Janet (Natalie Cassidy), existing tensions between the two gangs begin to escalate. Meanwhile, on the comedy circuit, there's another terrible crime to deal with - a blatant case of material theft...
    A true(ish) crime podcast, which sees undercover cop Pat Springleaf (James Acaster) share police wire recordings from the biggest case of his career: working to infiltrate and bring to justice the notorious SW6 gang.
    Back in 2013, ex-conman-turned-undercover-cop Pat was in the middle of a career-defining undercover gig - but problems beset him on all sides: the gang are getting suspicious; his wife wants a divorce; the police are demanding results; and his ex partner in crime is blackmailing him. Not an ideal situation for someone with a burning need to please absolutely everybody. In 2023, meanwhile, Pat and his producer Adams play clips to studio guests as they unpack the criminal hijinks that launched the career of the man now reasonably widely-known as James Acaster.
    Featuring:
    Chloe Petts - Nance
    Domhnall Gleeson - Lawrence
    Evelyn Mok - herself
    Finn Wolfhard - Serpico
    Freya Parker - Audience member
    Jack De'ath - Compere
    Kath Hughes - Detective Adams
    Kemah Bob - Donna
    Natalie Cassidy - Janet
    Nathaniel Metcalfe - Huey
    Nish Kumar - himself
    Pat Cahill - Reg
    Phil Wang - Detective Clarke Burbridge
    Sharon D Clarke - Police Chief Angela
    Sindhu Vee - Sita
    with studio guest Katherine Ryan
    Extra jokes by Alison Spittle, Celya AB, Ken Cheng, Matthew Crosby, Rose Johnson and Toussaint Douglass
    Original Music by NNAMDÏ
    Sound design by Charlie Brandon King
    Assistant Producers - Katie Sayer and Mikaela Carmichael
    Produced by Lyndsay Fenner
    A Mighty Bunny Production
    www.springleafpodcast.com / www.mightybunny.co.uk
    Merch? Merch! https://springleaf.teemill.com/

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 28 min
    Episode 5

    Episode 5

    Lawrence and Janet jostle for position in the newly formed SW11 gang, whilst things look increasingly dicey for Clarke after he's outed as an undercover cop. Desperately in search of a rescue plan, Pat is struck by inspiration whilst filming a TV prank show.
    A true(ish) crime podcast, which sees undercover cop Pat Springleaf (James Acaster) share police wire recordings from the biggest case of his career: working to infiltrate and bring to justice the notorious SW6 gang.
    Back in 2013, ex-conman-turned-undercover-cop Pat was in the middle of a career-defining undercover gig - but problems beset him on all sides: the gang are getting suspicious; his wife wants a divorce; the police are demanding results; and his ex partner in crime is blackmailing him. Not an ideal situation for someone with a burning need to please absolutely everybody. In 2023, meanwhile, Pat and his producer Adams play clips to studio guests as they unpack the criminal hijinks that launched the career of the man now reasonably widely-known as James Acaster.
    Featuring:
    Domhnall Gleeson - Lawrence
    Evelyn Mok - herself
    Freya Parker - Audience member
    Kath Hughes - Detective Adams
    Kemah Bob - Donna
    Natalie Cassidy - Janet
    Nathaniel Metcalfe - Huey
    Nish Kumar - himself
    Pat Cahill - Reg
    Patrick Hamer - Pizza Delivery Guy
    Phil Dunning - Declan
    Phil Wang - Detective Clarke Burbridge
    Sharon D Clarke - Police Chief Angela
    Sindhu Vee - Sita
    with studio guest Lolly Adefope
    Extra jokes by Alison Spittle, Celya AB, Ken Cheng, Matthew Crosby, Rose Johnson and Toussaint Douglass
    Original Music by NNAMDÏ
    Sound design by Charlie Brandon King
    Assistant Producers - Katie Sayer and Mikaela Carmichael
    Produced by Lyndsay Fenner
    A Mighty Bunny Production
    www.springleafpodcast.com / www.mightybunny.co.uk
    Merch? Merch! https://springleaf.teemill.com/

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 27 min
    Episode 6

    Episode 6

    Having survived his unfortunate interaction with Huey's shotgun, Clarke goes into hiding, while Angela faces the consequences of her unauthorised stint undercover. Pat, Evelyn and Sita wait for an update on the future of their prank show and, over at SW11 HQ, Lawrence and Janet continue to clash as the Leader-Off enters the final stages...
    A true(ish) crime podcast, which sees undercover cop Pat Springleaf (James Acaster) share police wire recordings from the biggest case of his career: working to infiltrate and bring to justice the notorious SW6 gang.
    Back in 2013, ex-conman-turned-undercover-cop Pat was in the middle of a career-defining undercover gig - but problems beset him on all sides: the gang are getting suspicious; his wife wants a divorce; the police are demanding results; and his ex partner in crime is blackmailing him. Not an ideal situation for someone with a burning need to please absolutely everybody. In 2023, meanwhile, Pat and his producer Adams play clips to studio guests as they unpack the criminal hijinks that launched the career of the man now reasonably widely-known as James Acaster.
    Featuring:
    Chloe Petts - Nance
    Domhnall Gleeson - Lawrence
    Ed Gamble - himself
    Evelyn Mok - herself
    Finn Wolfhard - Serpico
    Jason Forbes - Superintendent
    Kath Hughes - Detective Adams
    Kemah Bob - Donna
    Natalie Cassidy - Janet
    Nathaniel Metcalfe - Huey
    Nish Kumar - himself
    Pat Cahill - Reg
    Phil Wang - Detective Clarke Burbridge
    Rob Beckett - himself
    Sharon D Clarke - Police Chief Angela
    Sindhu Vee - Sita
    with studio guest Josh Widdicombe
    Extra jokes by Celya AB, Jen Ives, Ken Cheng, Matthew Crosby, Rose Johnson and Toussaint Douglass
    Original Music by NNAMDÏ
    Sound design by Charlie Brandon King
    Assistant Producers - Katie Sayer and Mikaela Carmichael
    Produced by Lyndsay Fenner
    A Mighty Bunny Production
    www.springleafpodcast.com / www.mightybunny.co.uk
    Merch? Merch! https://springleaf.teemill.com/

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 31 min

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