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Distraction Pieces, with Scroobius Pip, is one the UK's biggest and longest running independent podcasts. Previous guests include Michael Fassbender, Mary J Blige, Stephen Graham, Florence Pugh, Spike Lee, Lena Headey, Stewart Lee, Kathy Burke, Dizzee Rascal, Aisling Bea, Kano, Adam Buxton, Vicky McClure, Karl Pilkington, Michaela Coel, Louis Theroux, Tim Key and many more. Available on acast, iTunes and all good podcast outlets. Download, subscribe, rate & review now! See acast.com/privacy ...
 
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Prepare to be terrified as SWARM joins us on WHO Corner to Corner! That's right - fresh from his role as Swarm in Doctor Who Flux we have actor Sam Spruell with us on the podcast this week! We learn all about becoming Swarm and the difficulties of performing in Cuban heels, plus what it was like working with Jodie, Mandip and John. We discover just…
 
Excuse our technical difficulties at the start of this podcast. The internal dimensions of Geoff's recording booth exceeded its external restraints and Paul's recording space compressed its inner dimensions beyond the capacity of its external ones! Madness! It seemed only fitting our audio went haywire as we watched back Flatline - the winner of a …
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week Pip is joined by directing legend GASPAR NOE! Given that Pip had a mere handful of hours to prepare before that nerve jangling Zoom chat admission screen came up, this chat with Gaspar Noe went as smooth as you could possibly imagine. If you're a long term lis…
 
Meet The Whovians 3 is here! In this episode of our podcast, Geoff and Paul are joined by three fellow Whovians to talk about a wide range of Doctor Who related topics! In fact, we talked about so much that we've made three podcasts out of these conversations! First up, we find out how Katie - @_spacerose, The Welsh Whovian - @Jamezevans123 and Eth…
 
Breaking news today! The Fourteenth Doctor was unexpectedly announced this afternoon! Ncuti Gatwa was introduced to us at the brand new Doctor, following on from Jodie Whittaker in Russell T Davies' new series. We recorded a last minute episode tonight to discuss our thoughts on this news and heard from other fans with theirs as well... Please subs…
 
Dublin director Colm Baread celebrates the first-ever wide release for an Irish-language feature film; The Quiet Girl. A haunting and beautiful adaptation of author Clare Keegan’s story, Foster. I review Call My Agent remake Ten Percent and look at Gaspar Noé’s minor masterpiece Vortex. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and o…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week Pip is joined by acting superhero BENEDICT WONG! A marvelous and Marvel-ful episode as Pip has a long overdue catch up with the Salford hero Benedict Wong, which comes equiped with good vibes, positivity and inspiring nuggets from all sides. Kicking off with s…
 
We go on an awfully big podcast adventure this week with Kevin McNally aka Professor Eustacious Jericho! We talk to Kevin about his time working on Doctor Who, going from the “worst” episode of the show ever (apparently) to one of the best ever and we find out what Jodie and Mandip did for his birthday – where’s the video of that?! We talk about wh…
 
I talk to director Roland Joffe about working with Ennio Morricone on The Mission, as featured in the new documentary Ennio - Roland also recalls Saturday morning cinema, winning the Palme d'Or at Cannes, and falling in love with Julie Christie. And I meet director Nabil Ayouch, creator of lovely film Casablanca Beats about a bunch of Moroccan kids…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A very special bonus episode as Pip talks with LISA SIMPSON, whose son was killed by police in 2016. Before going in, know that this episode is obviously a heavy one with many nuanced elements. Lisa has been actively vocal about her feelings and experiences with the Bla…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week Pip is joined by the fabulous actor and writer EMER KENNY! Quality actorial goodness is on the table again for your listening enjoyment, as we get to engage in an hour of real nourishing and inspiring chat between Emer and Pip. Highly recommended for Emer fans…
 
Venice-winning director Audrey Diwan joins me to talk about her brilliant, breathless abortion thriller Happening, starring French film's Most Promising Newcomer, Anamaria Vartolomei; billionaire property developer and film producer Charles Cohen reveals his love of classic pictures, his adoration of classic cinemas and why he's restoring more sacr…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week Pip is joined by awesome actor and writer SARAH SOLEMANI! A lovely episode for those interested in all things actorial, stage and screen as Pip catches up with Sarah about everything process related and all else in between. Everything from her current work wit…
 
Join the good ship Who Corner to Corner as Captain Geoff, First Mate Paul and Deck Hand Freya review Legend of the Sea Devils! We take a look at the Thirteenth Doctors penultimate episode featuring the return of our favourite aquatic beasties - the Sea Devils! We talk Thasmin, great visual effects, costumes and production design, ponder odd editing…
 
I talk to Finnish director Juho Kuosmanen about his Cannes-winning Russian train romcom Compartment No 6; and I meet director John Madden at The Chiswick Cinema to discuss Operation Mincemeat, war films and working with Colin Firth for the first time in over 20 years. Plus I review Viking epic The Northman and lesbian nun movie Benedetta. Music by …
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week Pip is joined by the incredible poet, writer and all round legend KAE TEMPEST! By all means, this writeup could end there - I mean the name Kae Tempest is essentially an instant download. But if you're still waiting for a hard sell in this description, just kn…
 
We ran a poll, and you voted in your hundreds! We wanted to re-watch a Thirteenth Doctor episode but as we couldn't make up our minds on which story to go for, we decided to let YOU, our lovely listeners, decide for us. A selection of no less than FOUR Thirteenth Doctor stories were put to the vote and Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror was the clear w…
 
Acclaimed writer and actress Alexis Zegerman joins me to discuss her new play at Hampstead Theatre, The Fever Syndrome and takes me through her work with Mike Leigh, her favourite film memories and some Dirty Dancing. Joe Cole talks accents in indie film One if These Days and not doing Michael Caine in The Ipcress File. I review Mexican drama Praye…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week Pip is joined by the legendary DJ and broadcaster JO WHILEY! You can file this one under "Always on the cards / finally happened", if you're keeping scores. Jo's earned her place in the broadcasting hall of fame without a doubt, having been a rock solid and aw…
 
Whovians and Big Finish audio dramas go together like the Doctor and their companion right? In this episode, we're chatting with the incredibly talented and prolific Big Finish writer, producer, director and performer Helen Goldwyn! You may recognise Helen's voice from countless audios including The Spectre of Lanyon Moor, Storm Warning, The Creepi…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week Pip is joined by journalist, author and presenter HAYLEY CAMPBELL! You’re probably familiar with the age old dilemma of ‘Cake or death?’ - well, you’re about to hear a podcast which contains firstly takeaway, and then death. So it’s not worlds away, let’s say.…
 
It's Geoff vs Paul in the Ultimate Doctor Who Battle Royale Brawl. In this episode of WHOC2C our hosts are literally in opposite corners as they battle over... KILL THE MOON! One of them loves it. One of them ... doesn't... After this episode won our poll - scoring a narrow victory against Sleep No More - we review one of the most divisive episodes…
 
Director Harry Wootliff talks about sex in British movies and falling in love with Ruth Wilson making True Things; I meet our risingest new star Nicôle Lecky from hit new BBC Three show Mood; and visit BFI Flare Closing Film Tramps! with director Kevin Hegge; plus some Oscar predictions ahead of Sunday's big night in Hollywood. Music by Lee Rosever…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A bonus Friday episode for you this week, by of a feed drop for the podcast MUM AND MUMMER! What is a 'Feed Drop'? GOOD QUESTION. The easiest way to explain is this - Pip hears a podcast either on the DPP Network or from a close pal in the podcasting circuit, and after …
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week Pip is joined by author and poet CECILIA KNAPP! A perfect chance to catch up with Cecilia, and a lovely one to file alongside past episodes with DPP alumni Kae Tempest, Polarbear, Musa Okwonga and so on. Cecilia and Pip go back as far as the days of Bestival, …
 
Miles below the surface of Utah, a captured alien - a METALTRON - is being tortured on the whim of the world's most powerful and influential man: Henry Van Statten, who has made collecting alien artefacts a lifetime hobby. The Doctor and Rose arrive in Van Statten's museum in response to some kind of distress call. And when the Doctor professes to …
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week Pip is joined by writer, actor and director CRAIG ROBERTS! For those who know their cinema and tv, you’ll surely be well aware of Craig and his back catalog of goodness but if not, at the very least, you must have seen at least the cover for the film Submarine…
 
Now's your chance to learn all about the making of Doctor Who: Flux as Paul & Geoff gather the forces of the universe together for an in-depth EPIC chat with Producer Pete Levy! Have you ever wondered what a TV Producer really does? How about a Visual Effects producer? Pete knows it all having worked in both roles over the last three series of Doct…
 
Paris and Oslo are the destinations as two leading lights of European cinema come to town on BAFTA weekend. Actor, performer, musician Jehnny Beth is one of the stars of Jacques Audiard's Paris 13th District and she talks about young love in Paris. a thing for Truffaut and her teenage crush on Sophie Marceau. Norwegian producer Thomas Robsahm is ch…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week Pip is joined by writer, actor and singer/songwriter NICÔLE LECKY! A wonderful chat with Nicôle who has been putting in WORK for a long while now, and a chance to hear about said work including the run up to doing what she does and how those early seeds starte…
 
Hands up everyone who has seen Millie McKenzie's BRILLIANT clay models of the Doctors, their friends and their enemies? If you haven't then you need to fix that right now! Thankfully, listening to this episode of our podcast will help you do just that as we chat to Millie about not only our shared love of Doctor Who, but how she came to create thes…
 
As he takes on the docs at the BAFTAs and Oscars, debut director Questlove joins me from his office in 30 Rock to look at my favourite film of the last year. We talk about the goosebump moments of seeing the re-discovered concert footage from Harlem 1969 for the first time, why he opened with Stevie Wonder on the drums, and how Sesame Street stoppe…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week Pip is joined, at long last, by national treasure STEPHEN FRY! Simply using the term ‘national treasure’ doesn’t do any kind of justice whatsoever to who or what Stephen is, does and has done, of course. But it’s pretty tough to dispute. Long term (and casual)…
 
We're going back to the beginning in this episode! The start - or, if you will, the genesis - of the Cybermen! Yes, we're discussing the 20 year old Big Finish classic Spare Parts! The Fifth Doctor and Nyssa arrive in a crumbling underground city patrolled by sinister police on horseback, a world similar in may ways to our own except that its cruel…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week Pip is joined by comic, writer, actor and podcaster BETH GRANVILLE! In a kind of mirror-type episode of Wednesday with Lucy Pinder, this is Lucy's podcasting pal from the Smashing Sundays podcast who now has the spotlight fixed firmly on her for an episode! Be…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week Pip is joined by actress, TV star and podcaster LUCY PINDER! A delightful chat bringing in loads of feelgood action, with a dash of triumph over adversity in there for good measure. From her days back in Winchester, we hear about her path to publicity and bein…
 
Let's be honest - the art and photography from the last three series of Doctor Who have been nothing short of fantastic! Rich, vibrant, bursting with colour, life and personality! Especially the Flux ones right? *Chefs kiss!* There's also been some superb behind the scenes shots which have taken us deeper into the production on the show and shown u…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week Pip is joined for a second appearance by awesome acting friend, the great TOM DAVIS! Heavyweight listeners will recall episode 58, back in September 2015, all those years ago, when young Tom joined Pip for a debut appearance. Tom brings up the ribbing he got r…
 
Fresh from their previous swim with the Sea Devils in Episode 15 of the WHO CORNER TO CORNER PODCAST, our intrepid hosts Paul & Geoff swap their string vests for Samurai Armour and step onto the brightly-lit command deck of Sea Base 4 in this sea-quel to the classic Pertwee stories that inspired a generation. It is the year 2084 and Earth's massive…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week Pip is joined by the artist formerly known as Prolyphic, it's Strange Famous's MOPES! The last time Pip saw Mopes was in his former guise in 2013, and hooo boy has a lot happened in the interim... From name changes to all kinds of life stuff, it's a tale as ol…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week Pip is joined by Youtube geography champ and amazing idea generator GEOWIZARD! Otherwise known as Tom Davies, of course. Some of you might be all like "Who in the good name of all things Youtubular is Geowizard now?", while some of you might in contrast be all…
 
We're back with Part 2 of our chat with Doctor Who costume designer Ray Holman! This week we ask Ray a whole new bunch of questions from fans such as: which type of costume is hardest to make - sci-fi or real world? We discuss his favourite type of costume to make, the different costumes in Broadchurch, the difficulties getting the Grand Serpent's …
 
Fresh from her double BAFTA nomination, the star of Spielberg's West Side Story joins me to talk about playing the iconic role with original Anita, Rita Moreno, on set, hitting the high notes of Tonight, dancing the Mambo and meeting Stephen Sondheim; and star of 4-times BAFTA nominated Boiling Point Jason Flemyng talks about working in British ind…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week Pip is joined for acting masterclass with YOUSSEF KERKOUR! Seriously, this one goes deep… You might want to bring a notepad to this one if you’re in the least bit interested in the craft of acting because Youssef drops jewels like he keeps his valuables in a f…
 
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