The CultBox Podcast Roundup – December 2023

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Here’s our December 2023 Podcast Roundup – our favourites from the worlds of CultBox. 

In no particular order, the picks this month are…

Out To Lunch with Ade Edmonson – Reece Shearsmith

Ade Edmonson enjoys a charming and disarming chat with Inside No. 9‘s Reece Shearsmith. The conversation prompts memories of The League of Gentlemen, Victoria Wood and his dislike of the writing process. Edmonson is, as ever, a genial and intriguing dinner companion.

This month, we also enjoyed his chat with Katherine Parkinson (Here We Go) too.

Something Who – Episode 85: The Daleks in Colour

Host Richard Smith talks to editor Benjamin Cook and two of the colourisation team who made ‘The Daleks in Colour’, Rich Tipple and Timothy K Brown.

They discuss the creative aims of the project, how they were achieved and, crucially, a week on from its broadcast on BBC Four, how it has been received. Fascinating stuff!

The Two Shot Podcast

As the mighty Two Shot Podcast draws to a close after six years of interviews, there have been some crackers.

We loved Craig’s chat with Neil Forsyth, writer of Bob Servant, Guilt and The Gold. The conversation took in his writing process, the differences between film and television, and what Bob Servant owes to Brian Cox.
He also spoke to Warren Brown about his career from Muay-Thai boxing to acting, and being killed off in Luther.

Snowcast Ep 41 – Ruth Madeley

Jon Show talked to actor Ruth Madeley (Doctor Who) about her life, career and onscreen representation. The chat takes us from her BAFTA nominated role in Don’t Take My Baby, through Years and Years and up to the present day.

That Gaby Roslin Podcast – Daisy Haggard

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For a Christmas episode, Gaby was joined by actor and writer Daisy Haggard to talk about Boat Story. There’s also mention of her role in Episodes and creating Back to Life, as well as her moves to make working conditions on set better for parents.

Brydon & Matthew Baynton

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Rob Brydon chats to Ghosts star Matthew Baynton about the end of the show and a host of other projects. They include his roles in Wonka, Murder is Easy and The Good Girl’s Guide to Murder.

Plus, his upcoming role as Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the RSC and the many illustrious actors who’ve previously taken on the role.

Film Stories with Simon Brew

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This month, Simon Brew dug into Film Stories behind Mad Max: Fury Road, Babe: Pig in the City, It’s a Wonderful Life and Saving Mr. Banks.

He also enjoyed a fascinating chat with the creatives behind Wonka, director Paul King and his co-writer Simon Farnaby.

So, happy listening… and do let us know if you have any recommendations too.