Mal and Johnny chat to director Gus Masterson about his new West Show 'The Shark is Broken'. The play tells the behind the scenes story of the making of the film Jaws and the increasingly fractious relationship between 2 of the film's stars, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfus. The play is co-written by Ian Shaw, son of actor Robert Shaw. Ian also stars as his father in the play. Oh, and 'The shark is broken' refers to the mechanical shark form Jaws that had a habit of breaking down.
As the world opens up Mal and Johnny chat about some of the tough gigs and venues they have played over the years. And Johnny chats about a big celebration in London for Wyn Calvin, The Clown Prince of Wales.
In this very unusual show, Mal & Johnny chat to Sian Nicholas about her time spent working in Afghanistan. Sian shares her experiences of life under the Taliban in the ancient city of Herat and how things changed dramatically after 911.
Mal and Johnny chat to Ceri Stennett about his father Stan Stennett. Stan spent more than 60 years in show business and counted the likes of Eric Morecambe and Tommy Cooper as friends. From humbles beginnings, being cared for by grandparents, uncles and aunties, Stan rose to the top of his profession and stayed there for decades.
This week Johnny joins Mal from his garden because he's expecting the piano tuner. Johnny's just come back from a weekend in Brixham where he was asked for a selfie as he lay dying!!! You don't want to miss this one. The episode finishes with a sneak preview of Mal's new single 'Summer's Gone'. www.malpope.com
Mal and Johnny chat about American comedian Jackie Mason who recently passed away. Johnny talks about the time he spent with Jackie in Cardiff including lunch taking him for lunch at the Fairwater Conservative Club! They are also joined by comedian Mike Doyle who performed with him at a Royal Variety Command Performance
This week Mal and Johnny are joined by Mr Producer Stifyn Parri. From writing plays in school at the age of 3 to Brookside, The West End and some of the biggest concerts staged in Wales. You can be sure Stifyn will tell his story and he will be 'Out With It'.
Mal did a gig at the Grand Pavilion in Porthcawl on Friday but couldn't escape Johnny Tudor who has his picture in the Johnny Tudor Dressing Room. It got them thinking about dressing rooms they have visited around the world.
Mal chats to Johnny about his latest book 'Peg's Boys'. How he came to write it, publish it and how much of the 'novel' is based on Johnny's real life experiences. Available now https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pegs-Boys-Johnny-Tudor/dp/1800420226
In this week's podcast Mal and Johnny are once again joined by Emily Squires. In our previous chats with Emilly we have concentrated on her life living with her Auntie Dorothy Squires. This week we talk to Emily about living with Parkinsons.