Phones down. Kettle on. Broadcaster, writer and musician Danielle Perry sits down with people from all walks of life to share tea, biscuits, and the same eleven questions. Eleven wildly different answers are provided by the likes of Karl Pilkington, Sophie Dahl, Jeff Goldblum and Steve Coogan. Milk? Sugar?
Ralph Fiennes and Rhys Ifans
“It’s the guilt. It’s the guilt” shouts Ralph Fiennes about the terrible thing he does in one of his regular dreams. Rhys Ifans laughs unsympathetically, as he reveals his darkest fear. They play enemies in their latest film, The King’s Man but talk warmly together for Elevenses, about the art that moves them most, the place Ralph is at his happiest and their worst qualities. Which one do you think owns up to having trouble with authority? The King’s Man is in cinemas from Boxing Day.
Michael Sheen and Nathalie Emmanuel
“Michael? What are you doing?” shouted Michael Sheen’s parents, when he was about to embark on something sinister, or maybe just naughty, at the age of three. Michael and his co-star Nathalie Emmanuel reveal the highs and lows of years past when they stop by for Elevenses before the release of their time-travelling seasonal film, Last Train to Christmas. What does Nathalie find scarier than Games of Thrones? What item of clothing will she never be without? Why is friendship so important to Michael? And who the hell is Hywel? Last Train to Christmas premieres 18th December on Sky Cinema and will also be available on the streaming service NOW.
“I remember thinking CP30 was a lot like my dad…uptight and fastidious, persnickety and super-gay.” Superstar DJ, Scissor Sister and Star Wars fan, Ana Matronic is kind of obsessed with sci-fi. Over Elevenses she explains how she turned her adoration of the Bionic Woman into a religion and why the Cylons from BattleStar Gallactica are an inspiration to her, and Daft Punk. She also shares her love of art, wigs, what she learnt from her mother and talks about the emotional rollercoaster of those popstar years. With appearances from Bootsy, her cat and drag alter ego, Harsha from Prague.
Reginald D. Hunter
“I’m a maverick, a loner, a rebel. I really ought to ride a motorcycle.” Self-proclaimed comedy “swashbuckler” Reginald D. Hunter opens up about family relationships and what he misses about the American South. He recalls the horror of seeing his first New York comedy show and having a gun held to his head. He also explains the significance of an old corduroy jacket and a 1950s photograph of a clown. Reginald D Hunter is touring the UK and Ireland in 2022 with Bombe Shuffleur, More info at www.mickperrin.com/tours/reginald-hunter-shuffleur
This episode contains some offensive language.
“Keep your feet firmly on the floor and wave your arms and your body around.” DJ Annie Nightingale gives us a ‘rave’ dance class, remembering the acid house explosion, The Happy Mondays and meeting Björk during Annie’s time as an “honorary raver” in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Reflecting on more than fifty years as a broadcaster, she reveals the one thing that she can’t say out loud and the unique item of clothing that she shares with Nick Rhodes from Duran Duran. Hey Hi Hello: Five Decades of Pop Culture from Britain’s First Female DJ, published by White Rabbit, is out now.
“I just roll with it, go with the flow…I’m just always in a transcendental meditational state” says Charlatans’ frontman, solo artist and host of #TimsTwitterListeningParty, Tim Burgess. After thirty years plus in music, surviving a few scrapes in the process, Tim explains how he came to love filmmaker David Lynch, what’s so great about Bolton and why he has an eight year old best friend.
Very funny and chill. Loved the Karl episode!
Chill, funny and inspiring
Great first episode - loved the informal chitchat over a cuppa vibe. First guest was an inspiration - Karl Pilkington offering up bucket loads of his understated good sense, and funny, profound quotes that I’ll be using from now on. Can’t wait for the next cuppa!