Podcast 39 features a conversation with film director Garth Jennings and actor/Mighty Boosh member Julian Barratt.  It was recorded on walk in October 2016 when Garth and Julian were staying with us in Norfolk. We talked about Julian’s film ‘Mindhorn’ (which at that point had just been shown to an audience for the first time at the London Film Festival), Garth’s film ‘Sing’ (which had just been completed), dog turds, what it’s like at George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch and we return to a couple of my favourite subjects: double act dynamics and dealing with negative criticism! Yay.

I also related a story I’d heard in Adam Curtis‘ film Hypernormalisation about the film The Rock having helped persuade Tony Blair to invade Iraq. You can read that story reported in The Guardian HERE.

On the subject of Garth’s film Sing -- people keep asking me which characters I provided voices for, as Garth was kind enough to give me quite a prominent credit at the end of the film. Truth is, I just did one or two lines for a gorilla called Stan who is part of a heist at the beginning, and a few words for other minor characters here and there -- nothing memorable, but I was thrilled to be a part of the film at all. I’m sure Garth will write me a very big part in the sequel. Garth loves it when I make funny comments that have a serious and self serving agenda like this. Who wouldn’t?

Podcast music and jingles by Adam Buxton (it is me).

Thanks to Seamus Murphy Mitchell for production support, Matt Lamont for convo editing and to Acast for hosting this podcast. Download their app and check out their many other excellent shows.

Posted by: Adam on @ 6:31 pm


  • Another great podcast, obviously loved hearing Garth again and would love to hear a more detailed chat with Julian, just because he seems like such a likeable and interesting bloke.

    Looking forward to the live show download, whats the likelihood of a Bowie show download too?

    Comment by Jay — April 14, 2017 @ 12:11 am

  • Cheers, man. I’ve been binge-listening all your podcasts (stuck in bed for a week 🙁 ) and they’re absolutely wonderful although I’m developing a wee bit of anxiety at the thought of the “NO! NO NO NO NO NO NO! NO! NO NO! NO!” suddenly coming on.

    Cor blimey guv. I’m lying there all zen and comfy, smiling at the funny wee things you say then it’s like being suddenly slapped on the knob with a slipper. Eeeee!

    Great stuff overall though. Love it so much. And.. love you… BYE!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Mickey Paul — April 16, 2017 @ 2:00 am

  • I feel guilty for listening to this shizzle for free yo. Such a brilliant pod cast.

    Comment by Phil C — April 18, 2017 @ 10:46 am


    Comment by Tom Day — April 24, 2017 @ 1:49 pm

  • What a pleasant drive from Winchester to Bristol, I was in such a good mood and therefore in a say yes to everything mood after the podcast I saw a sign post for a pub that claim to do a 3 minute burger & almost went for it! Then thought better of it when you chaps talked about therapy of home cooking, you may have saved my bowels & my girlfriend from a porcelain mess palace, thankyou.

    Comment by Tom Shaw — June 19, 2017 @ 7:12 pm

  • Appreciating that Boosh jazz moment big time. <3

    Comment by Emma — July 21, 2017 @ 6:26 pm

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