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Exclusive interviews and reunions celebrating some of the biggest names in TV and film. A TV enthusiast’s paradise. There's also special shows and series and a regular Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month Quiz. Plus every now and then some original fresh comedy and drama. This is pure entertainment and fun. Enjoy! Definitely ‘more than a podcast’.
 
Reasonable Doubts takes an informative and humorous look at religion from a freethinking perspective; offering news and commentary of interest to skeptics, atheists, agnostics, humanists, courageous religious believers looking for a challenge and freethinkers of all persuasions. In addition to interviewing the top minds in skepticism (former guests include Christopher Hitchens, Susan Jacoby, Paul Kurtz, Edward Tabash, DJ Grothe) RD offers regular segments on counter-apologetics, biblical cri ...
 
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Jodie Case is an owl nut. Representing the Owl Box Initiative, she brings an owl box to the stage of the Carter Jonas Game Fair Theatre. She explains how to make the ideal owl box, to attract owls to your garden, plus talks about her work researching owls. For more, go to @OwlBoxInit and @JCaseNature Find out about the OBI on the GWCT website…
 
A discussion on what makes the perfect holiday letting business with Charlie Jacoby in the Carter Jonas Game Fair Theatre: Andrew Fallows of Carter Jonas advises landowners and farmers on how to diversify – and the rediscovery of UK holidays by locked-down Brits means he has never been business, Meanwhile, Ashley Vellacott turned his Somerset farm …
 
We start the New Year with a treat for the extended break - an interview with Sean Wilson who played Martin Platt in Coronation Street for 21 years. Sean has many strings to his bow as we'll find out - acting, art and cheese to name but three! Here he tells Ashley about his early acting credit in Crown Court, his professional working relationship w…
 
For the New Year break, we're playing out the latest in our Comedy Legends Series. This time it's a chat with Dick Clement and Ian Le Frenais. They joined Ashley for a chat from their homes in LA during the first lockdown in 2020. Among the things up for discussion, the origins of The Likely Lads, Porridge and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. Plus Dick and Ia…
 
Let’s talk lead shot. On stage, at the Carter Jonas Game Fair Theatre 2021, is Alex Levett-Scrivenor from non-toxic shot company Bioammo, foxshooter and old lead purist Robert Bucknall, and Andrew Gilruth from the GWCT. Host is Charlie Jacoby. The four of them run through the lead shot issues, ask why it has to go, and how much could the shooting o…
 
Distinct Drama on Distinct Nostalgia introduces a Special Comedy Drama trilogy by Carl Chetty for Christmas week. Third up Dark Centres by Carl Chetty Starring SIR DEREK JACOBI as Frankie and JUNE BROWN as Millicent with Helen Lederer and Christopher Ryan as Mr and Mrs Hamilton. And you can still hear Soft Centres and Hard Centres on Distinct Nosta…
 
Distinct Drama on Distinct Nostalgia introduces a Special Comedy Drama trilogy by Carl Chetty for Christmas week. Second up Hard Centres by Carl Chetty Starring SIR DEREK JACOBI as Frankie and IMELDA STAUNTON as Millicent Still to come - On Christmas Tuesday, Dark Centres with Sir Derek Jacobi and June Brown. Hard Centres is a Carl Chetty Productio…
 
Distinct Drama on Distinct Nostalgia introduces a Special Comedy Drama trilogy by Carl Chetty for Christmas week. First Up.... Soft Centres by Carl Chetty Starring SIR DEREK JACOBI as Frankie and JOANNA LUMLEY as Millicent Soft Centres is set in a chocolate shop. It’s Valentine’s Day and there’s about as much love in this emporium as you might expe…
 
Florrie and Dotty Series Four Episode 3 In a Flap Florrie and Dotty get a bit festive and chat all things advent-y and how women have always got the blame for things. With a sprinkling of fizzy wine and domestic uncertainty. Florrie Lindsay Eavis Dotty Janice Fryett Written by Janice Fryett Edited and produced by John Fryett A Spinney Audio Product…
 
Tom Davies of Dartmoor Deer Services used the covid lockdowns to get his deerstalking and venison supply businesses underway. He is now supplying local shops, restaurants and has a popular venison box scheme underway, plus he provides butchery courses and guided stalking. For more from Tom, visit DartmoorDeerServices.com Read this story in full: Fc…
 
He's one of the giants of Coronation Street of the past 30 years. He played Jim McDonald for 11 years and has been back around 7 times to reprise his role. But there's much more to Charlie Lawson than the Street. Here Ashley sits down for a lengthy chat with this fine actor whose career spans four decades and includes working with the legendary fil…
 
Soft Centres, Hard Centres and Dark Centres will be broadcast on Distinct Nostalgia this Christmas. Cast includes Sir Derek Jacobi, Joanna Lumley, Imelda Staunton and June Brown. Written by the highly talented Carl Chetty. Listen to the preview now. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/distinctnostalgia)…
 
John Macnab, the 1925 novel by John Buchan, has inspired an entire subculture of imitators, including the taking of a salmon, grouse (or brace) and stag on one day on an estate. John Buchan’s granddaughter Ursula Buchan comes to the Game Fair Theatre to tell Charlie Jacoby the novel’s back story, and a little of the life of her famous forebear. Buy…
 
Florrie and Dotty Series Four Episode 2 Hiding in Plain Sight Florrie and Dotty discuss podcasts, department stores and starting their own chat line. But what sort do they have in mind? A knock at Dotty's door changes everything. Florrie Lindsay Eavis Dotty Janice Fryett Matt Matthew Webb Nobby Billy Written by Janice Fryett Edited and produced by …
 
Two Scottish gamekeepers and a gamekeeper’s wife talk to Charlie about the evive conference in Perth in November 2021. They bravely went along and listed to Packham and the RSPB trot out lies about grousemoors. However, they came away convinced that those of us on the side of nature can win this battle, as long as we keep pushing the science behind…
 
Robert Gillespie starred in sitcom after sitcom in the 70s and 80s - and beyond. He's one of our most prolific comedy actors. He's worked with everyone - from Ronnie Barker and Leonard Rossiter to Tony Britton, Yootha Joyce and June Whitfield. And he has a story to tell about almost all of them. Robert was in Rising Damp, Porridge, Dad's Army, Robi…
 
Florrie and Dotty Series Four Episode 1 Late Summer Madness Florrie and Dotty catch up after making the most of their new freedoms after the last lockdown. They discuss electric scooters, puppies and posh hotels. Dotty brings Florrie up to speed with her Matt's love life and his expected baby. But will she get a look in? Cast: Florrie Lindsay Eavis…
 
He arrived in Coronation Street in 1983 as the show finally created a home on the cobbles for Vera and her husband Jack. Terry joined them at No.9 and Nigel Pivaro quickly made the character his own. Within a short time, Terry was causing trouble and Nigel was becoming a household face overnight with Corrie regularly watched by half the country. As…
 
Tristan Breijer takes the stage of the Carter Jonas Game Fair Theatre back in July 2021. He is one of the team behind the MyFieldsports app, known in the rest of the world as the MyHunt app, who wants to use the power of shooters’ mobile phones to put us front and centre in the conservation debate. Read this story in full via our news pages: Fcha.n…
 
We bring together two vegans and two hunters to debate the issues. They meet on stage at the 2021 Game Fair at Ragley Hall. Ryan Dalton runs the popular Into The Wild Podcast IntoTheWild.podbean.com Katie Hargreaves is a wildlife artist KatieHargreavesArt.com Paul Childerley is a hunting guide (and so much more) Instagram.com/paulchilderley Charlie…
 
After years of telling them that wild meat is good for, it’s traceable and comes with low food miles, the mainstream is picking up on the importance of shooting your own supper. At the Scottish Game Fair 2021, Fife chef Chris Trotter brought together Mark Bush from local food marketing group Great Perthshire, who also runs Summer Harvest Oils, prof…
 
Dawn Acton played Tracy Barlow through her young teenage years and into her early 20s. She navigated the iconic Coronation Street character from childhood to adulthood as she developed a feisty nature and began causing trouble for her long suffering mum Deirdre. Dawn played her for 11 years and has some fond memories of her time on the Street as th…
 
There’s something compelling about the mahseer, that great India sporting fish, that has attracted anglers from all over the world - and especially the UK. Now, Norfolk angler Stephen Harper has produced The Mightiest Mahseer. Angling Trust ambassador Martin Salter is also a mahseer angler. He interviews Stephen about the fish, records, angling boo…
 
In this show we’re marking Global Entrepreneurship Week, the world's largest festival of entrepreneurship by talking veteran owned tech start-ups. Charlie Jacoby is joined by British Army veterans Jim Hook who is the founder of Seven Technologies Group and Oz Alashe MBE, founder and CEO of CybSafe. Also joining us is Heropreneurs CEO Becci Parriss …
 
Long before bed hopping became common place in the Dales, even a vague hint of a dalliance was a shock to Emmerdale Farm viewers for a character like Dolly, played by Jean Rogers. Here we've searched high and low for the man who did catch her eye briefly and could have stolen her away from Matt in the late 1980s. Ashley's been chatting to Greg Floy…
 
Bill Harriman – whom you may recognise as an arms expert from BBC TV's Antiques Roadshow – has written the definitive book on the bayonet. He discusses it with Charlie Jacoby at the Carter Jonas Game Fair Theatre at the Game Fair, Ragley Hall, July 2021. Buy the book from Amazon Read this story in full here…
 
Ian Coghill has written the book that the RSPB, the National Trust, Natural England and Wild Justice ought to read. But they won’t. He explains why moorland is so important to the UK, how gamekeepers have got it right when it comes to moorland management, and how the ‘conservation industry’ (the organisations just mentioned) have got it so, so wron…
 
Magpie was one of the big kids shows of the 70s. 7 million viewers on ITV twice a week, it was the more risque rival to Blue Peter on the BBC. Over four decades since it left our screens, Ashley's assembled three of the show's most popular presenters for a reunion. Mick Robertson, Douglas Rae and Susan Stranks (who was also famous for Paperplay alo…
 
In 2004, Tony Blair restricted hunting with hounds because, he said, it was good for the welfare of the fox. Since then, some estimates put UK fox numbers down 40%. Former head of the League Against Cruel Sports Jim Barrington and journalist Richard Negus want to know if Blair was right or wrong. Plus they want to know what the current prime minist…
 
You can’t win an election without winning rural seats. That’s Sir Keir Starmer’s credo. The man he has appointed to shadow the countryside is Daniel Zeichner MP, and he came to the Carter Jonas Game Fair Theatre tent. It’s all part of Labour’s Rural England Policy Review. Take part in Labour’s Rural England Policy Review Click here for Henry Dimble…
 
Philip Franks rose to widespread fame as Charley in the original Darling Buds of May in the early 90s. Now 30 years on, ITV are bringing back The Larkins with a whole new cast. Here Philip chats about the heady days of the first incarnation and working with the legendary David Jason who played Pa Larkin. Phillip also talks about his big role in Hea…
 
Tracy is one of Corrie’s most enduring characters. Generations have watched her change from innocent little girl to troubled 20 something through to soap bad girl. She’s been played by four different actors. And the first was Christabel Finch who took on the role from being just a few days old. Here she gives an exclusive interview from her home in…
 
In this show it’s all about low code developments and how companies like Pega Systems are working with the MOD to up skill military personnel and deliver digital transformation across the armed forces. Joining us for this podcast is Australia-based Pega Client Success Manager and British Army veteran Mark Clayden and Ken Stilwell, Chief Operating O…
 
Adam Henson talks about Jeremy Clarkson, BBC Countryfile and the importance of game meat. Country Food Trust ambassador Adam and CFT chief executive Tim Woodward are on the stage at the Carter Jonas Game Fair Theatre for an interview by Charlie Jacoby. For the Country Food Trust, visit TheCountryFoodTrust.org…
 
Casualty and Heartbeat star Jonathan Kerrigan sits down for a fun chat with Ashley Byrne. The conversation ventures into his early years, his time on two of Britain's biggest drama series, being described as a heartthrob, working in the States and his musical talents. Jonathan remains one of the UK's most talented drama actors but is it time for hi…
 
As our ‘Casualty at 35’ celebrations continue, one of the show’s original stars has taken time out to give us an extensive and exclusive interview about her years on the world’s longest running medical drama. Ashley has been speaking to Cath Shipton who played iconic character Duffy right from the start in 1986. Distinct Nostalgia is an MIM Product…
 
It’s the longest running medical drama in the world and here we meet the woman who spoke the very first words in Casualty. Debbie Roza Mercier played the show’s first receptionist from 1986 to 1987 before giving up acting for a life in Canada. Here she gives a unique perspective on an iconic show to Ashley as part of our special Casualty at 35 inte…
 
In this podcast we're talking to former Royal Navy 2-star Admiral, now Director of the UK Pathfinders at Rebellion Defence, Alex Burton. He spent 10 of his 30-year career on operations across the globe, including the Gulf, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic, Baghdad (where he was awarded the Bronze Star by the United States) and both Arctic and Antarctic…
 
Peter Wilson and Matt French are two of the most decorated athletes who have shot for Team GB. Recorded with interviewer Charlie Jacoby at the Carter Jonas Game Fair Theatre 2021, they explain what it's like to go into an Olympics as a shooter. However, their original sport, double trap, no longer exists at the Olympics. Peter criticises the way th…
 
As our series of 'Funny Women of Great British Sitcom' continues, Andy Hoyle chats to Judy Cornwell about her long career. Judy starred as Daisy in Keeping Up Appearances alongside Geoffrey Hughes as Onslow during the 1990s. Also in this series - interviews with Sally Thomsett who played Jo in Man About The House and Anna Karen who played Olive in …
 
While British antis put on black balaclavas and carry martial arts weapons, in France they put on clown masks and carry chainsaws. It’s a lot more dangerous and a lot more impassioned. How do you face this threat in the media? Step forward Richard sur Terre, a YouTube channel that has become one of the major voices in the fight against anti-hunters…
 
In this show we’re talking to Dan Brown, Founder and CEO of the Positive Transformation Group. Dan has worked in technology for the last 20 years. But it hasn't been a straight trajectory to success. He began in a small company called Quintech International. It's a far cry from where he found himself at 15 years old, homeless and on a downward spir…
 
Anna Karen played one of the most popular characters of 70s sitcom in Britain - the hilarious accident prone but sex mad 'Olive' in On the Buses. The series began in 1969 and became a favourite throughout the next decade with more than 70 episodes plus 3 feature films - On The Buses, Mutiny On the Buses and Holiday On The Buses. Here Anna remembers…
 
It's back to the 1970s for the first in a special series of three programmes meeting some of the Queens of British Sitcom. Here Ashley speaks to Sally Thomsett who played Jo in the runaway ITV comedy Man About The House which starred Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox, Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy. The show would go on to spawn two other big hits - …
 
In this special podcast ahead of Armed Forces Day 2021 we’re talking to a team of volunteers who support TechVets and their members as they transition from military to civilian life and into tech and cyber security jobs. We find out why service to others matters and why it's one of the strongest values you'll garner during your time in the forces. …
 
It was multi-Oscar nominated and its creator walked away with best screenplay. The Crying Game also won Best British Film at the Baftas. And it was ground breaking, tackling as it did race, gender, sexuality and nationality all with a background of the troubles in Northern Ireland. Full of surprises, it was an enthralling and exciting film which br…
 
Series 3 Think On! Florrie and Dotty are mixing again following the lifting of Covid restrictions. They're enjoying a cuppa in Dotty's kitchen but will they be hugging? Men are under scrutiny as usual and there's a surprise on the way. Florrie....Lindsay Eavis Dotty.......Janice Fryett Written by Janice Fryett A Spinney Audio Production A Distinct …
 
We’re usually celebrating the iconic shows of the past with the people who were there but very, very occasionally DistinctNostalgia will focus in on something contemporary we feel deserves some real attention and this is one of those rare occasions. TWO DOORS DOWN is the BBC’s hidden comedy gem. Here DistinctNostalgia celebrates a ‘current’ quality…
 
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