256 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 Radio 4

    • Comedy
    • 4.7 • 114 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.

    253. 99% of the Time You've Been Really Good Company: The Last Episode, with Eleanor Oldroyd

    253. 99% of the Time You've Been Really Good Company: The Last Episode, with Eleanor Oldroyd

    This week, after five years and over 250 episodes, Fi Glover and Jane Garvey present the final Fortunately...with Fi and Jane podcast.

    Their last guest is the broadcaster Eleanor Oldroyd, star of BBC Radio 5 Live, ceremonial commentator and 'first lady' of Fighting Talk. Eleanor reveals that she may have been the first person to discover the potential of our dynamic duo, and also recalls sharing an anaesthetists' table with Jane. Alongside Eleanor, Fi and Jane pick some listener emails and reflect a little on their meandering podcast journey.

    Thanks for listening.

    • 53 min
    252. Vole Sightings and CIA Directors, with David Harewood

    252. Vole Sightings and CIA Directors, with David Harewood

    Fi and Jane welcome the actor David Harewood this week on the Fortunately Podcast. The star of stage and screen discusses his book 'Maybe I Don't Belong Here: A Memoir of Race, Identity, Breakdown and Recovery', which includes his experience of psychosis. He also offers his opinion of a reading by Fi and helps Jane with her pronunciation. Alongside their chat with David, Jane reveals the last time she rode a bike and Fi's Larry the Cat conspiracy is debunked.

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

    • 56 min
    251. Hospitality Bunkers and Emotional Hiccups, with Abi Morgan

    251. Hospitality Bunkers and Emotional Hiccups, with Abi Morgan

    This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane are joined by the writer Abi Morgan. Abi's work includes TV dramas like The Split and The Hour as well as films such Suffragette and The Iron Lady. She speaks to Fi and Jane about her recent book This Is Not A Pity Memoir, tracing a tragic and unpredictable change in her family circumstances. Outside their chat with Abi, Jane is doing a bit of long term digestion and Fi has some tips when it comes to booking a certain loose cannon national treasure.

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

    • 52 min
    250. The Chilly Reality of Contactless Payments, with Danny Robins

    250. The Chilly Reality of Contactless Payments, with Danny Robins

    This week on the podcast Fi and Jane are visited by writer and broadcaster Danny Robins, host of the upcoming series The Witch Farm. The man behind hits such as The Battersea Poltergeist and Uncanny discusses his latest ghostly exploration, which heads inside 'Britain's most haunted house'. Danny helps Fi and Jane with their own supernatural encounters, including a presence in Fi's childhood home and Jane's spooky moment at the Tower of London. Before their guest appears, Jane perks Fi up after some sad news and there's praise for the PR behind a certain leafy green.

    The Witch Farm begins Monday 17th October and you can subscribe on BBC Sounds.

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

    • 52 min
    249. Deep Breathing and Riddles, with Ranvir Singh

    249. Deep Breathing and Riddles, with Ranvir Singh

    Fi and Jane catch up on Fi's frozen shoulder, Jane's latest golfing triumphs, and discuss their decision to leave the BBC. They're also joined by journalist and television presenter for ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Ranvir Singh as she embarks on fronting new ITV quiz show 'Riddiculous'.

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

    • 48 min
    248. You Jump in When They Breathe in, With Julian Worricker

    248. You Jump in When They Breathe in, With Julian Worricker

    Fi and Jane are joined by the broadcaster Julian Worricker. The voice of The World Tonight on Radio 4 and Weekend on the World Service chats to two of his fellow former 5Live colleagues. Their conversation includes insights on lichen varieties across the UK, a masterclass on verbal interception and rumination on the next Eurovision. Outside Julian's appearance there is a moment of understanding about Martin Clunes and Jane is full of golfing bravado. (I'm a bot).

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

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
114 Ratings

114 Ratings

kiei kid ,

Kiwi chick

Started listening to you last week. Even though I am a New Zealander & have very little knowledge of the people you talk about I find you both highly entertaining.I did live in London in the early 70’s my son resides in London in Dalston very close to Hackney so next time I am visiting I will try & seek you out. Some might call it stalking ? Watch out mad Kiwi chick on the loose !

Te kau ,

Another from NZ

A treasure of a podcast.

KiwiBaz ,

A weekly dose of joy-filled witty chat

Being down under in Aotearoa New Zealand, it is a joy to wake up on a Saturday morning and after a pot of tea is brewed, to settle back in bed with Gerome (my cat) and get our weekly dose of hilarious interaction with Fi and Jane. Rich array of guests who stimulate, move, inspire.

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