192 episodes

A frank look behind the scenes with broadcasters Jane Garvey and Fi Glover as guests from Radio, TV and podcasting share stories they probably shouldn't. Released every Friday.

Fortunately... with Fi and Jane BBC

    • Comedy
    • 4.7 • 86 Ratings

A frank look behind the scenes with broadcasters Jane Garvey and Fi Glover as guests from Radio, TV and podcasting share stories they probably shouldn't. Released every Friday.

    189. Born at 42, with Richard Osman

    189. Born at 42, with Richard Osman

    This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane chat to presenter and writer Richard Osman. The Pointless and House of Games presenter joins them to discuss his novel The Thursday Murder Club. He also talks to them about perspectives on ageing, consoling quiz contestants and who might win a Garvey v Glover wrestling match. Prior to Richard's arrival there's reports from the vanguard of fashion and a new arrival on Fi's windowsill.

    Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

    • 55 min
    188. The Cream of Slough, with your Emails

    188. The Cream of Slough, with your Emails

    This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane choose some of their favourite listener emails from the past few weeks. There's a story of plasticine robbery, an eyebrow raising opinion from the Channel Islands, advice on bodily habits in new romances and much much more.

    Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

    • 49 min
    187. Heathen names and hooting in appreciation, with Heidi Thomas

    187. Heathen names and hooting in appreciation, with Heidi Thomas

    This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane are joined by the playwright and screenwriter behind Call the Midwife, Heidi Thomas.

    They discuss the history that drives the hit show, the secret to taking risks in TV, and Fi’s special connection to the first episode and the world changing medical invention, ergometrine.

    Plus why Heidi was known as Baby Thomas for the first days of her life, a brief discussion of 'The Hair', and Jane's interrupted with a honk of approval.

    Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

    • 28 min
    186. Multiple Jugs and Victorian Sausage-Makers, with Rosie Jones

    186. Multiple Jugs and Victorian Sausage-Makers, with Rosie Jones

    This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane return from their spring break to chat to comedian Rosie Jones. Rosie tells them about her new travel series Trip Hazard, as well as discussing her life in lockdown with her parents and whether or not she'll be buying a hotel in Bognor. Rosie's book 'The Amazing Edie Eckhart' is also coming this summer. Before their guest arrives, Fi and Jane catch up on the goings on while they were away and muse on the chances of a podcast creche any time soon.

    Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

    • 55 min
    107. The Weezy Bum Bum Show, with Ian Wright

    107. The Weezy Bum Bum Show, with Ian Wright

    This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane revisit their episode with football legend Ian Wright, recorded in September 2019.

    They discuss the bonuses of an away match at Grimsby Town, how to whip up a good sponge and Ian's awakening to proper pyjamas. Plus there's an eyebrow-raising classified advertisement and some Tudor despair.

    Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

    • 28 min
    ‘A burst of hamstery energy’, with Dame Esther Rantzen

    ‘A burst of hamstery energy’, with Dame Esther Rantzen

    Dame Esther Rantzen, ‘proper legend’ of broadcasting, is whisked from the pizza and into a private room in Broadcasting House for a chat with Fi and Jane. Over hot chocolates, they discuss how Esther went from studio manager and sound effects wizard, to producing and presenting her own TV shows. It’s not long before she’s put on the Fortunately naughty step. Plus, Esther reveals how a conversation with Jane inspired her to found The Silver Line charity, and why 78 is the new 78.

    From November 2018

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

Yaket ,

My favourite

Can’t wait to listen every week to Fi and Jane’s witty banter hilarious.

OPM 2011 ,

BBC sounds app

Love the podcast but BBC sounds app doesn’t ’t appear to be available in my area (NZ).....hopefully just a hiccup... because previously it was easy to listen, currently it’s not

NZ sally ,

Favourite podcast

I really enjoy listening to Fi and Jane. They have an easy, conversational style which is entertaining and funny at the same time. Always cheers me up. Sadly I can’t listen any more as the podcast is now only available on the BBC Sounds app which is not available in New Zealand where I live.

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