Podcast number 45 features a conversation with British director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim, Worlds End, and Baby Driver) recorded on 5th February (not March as I said in the intro) of 2017.

This is not so much a career overview as a ramble down Memory Lane in the course of which we recall how we got to know each other in the early 2000’s when we’d often find ourselves at parties and events at a venue called The Tardis in Clerkenwell where the expanded Farringdon station now sits.

Edgar and I also confess our involvement in a series of entertainment industry scams perpetrated in the early parts of our careers that will almost certainly rock the industry to it’s core.

We hear how Edgar helped Matt Lucas and David Walliams achieve their comedy potential, sort of, and we discuss the awkward time when my comedy wife Joe Cornish first began spending a LOT of time with Edgar, even though Edgar was supposedly in a stable relationship with Simon Pegg.

Edgar and Joe ended up writing on Stephen Spileberg’s Tintin film together as well as on the first iteration of Antman for Marvel Studios, something that meant Joe ended up spending less and less time with his hairy husband and their 6 Music podcast baby. I hope you’ll enjoy hearing myself and Edgar skipping nimbly between light hearted banter and seething resentment. I’m joking, there’s no seething resentment. Or is there? No there isn’t.

There’s also plenty of awkward celebrity encounters, high level name dropping and Hot Fuzz memories. But to warm up the inconsequential waffles I started by reminding Edgar of the story I told Louis Theroux on podcast no.10. about the time I went to see the film Sunshine with Edgar and I ate a stinky sandwich in the cinema.

TECHNICAL NOTE I listened back to this episode after it was uploaded and realised there were loads of little edit glitches that had crept in somehow. I’ve tried to sort them out and reuploaded the file for the benefit of any future listeners. Hope it’s better now!

Thanks to Seamus Murphy Mitchel for production support and to Matt Lamont for convo editing.





Posted by: Adam on @ 10:36 am


  • I found your admissions about getting friends to participate in competitions amusing, as I’ve had to do the same myself with Facebook competitions the company I work for run. I’m now wondering how many of those past life regression competition entries I’ve listened to through Youtube were actually Louis Theroux putting on a voice

    Comment by James Salvona — June 1, 2017 @ 2:50 am

  • Many years ago I worked with a girl whose mate worked on ‘The Big Breakfast’.

    She’d get a call most mornings to find out if she wanted tickets to a concert or perhaps a new blender?

    Comment by Lee — June 6, 2017 @ 3:52 pm

  • I loved the ending with all the mixes of voices and cultures in Birmingham. Thanks for representing my city and it’s rich and diverse ways.

    Comment by Jack — June 7, 2017 @ 2:30 pm

  • One of my favourite episodes. It made me laugh a lot. I find that the best episodes are when the guest is an old friend of Buckles 🙂

    Comment by Lauren — September 29, 2017 @ 10:37 pm

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