From Under The Thumb Podcast


Episode 48 - Bradford Shaft

This week Tim is going on holiday for a while but leaving Marco behind and his son is obsessed by dinosaurs, Rob met Barney the dinosaur back in the day, is introduced to BeardMeatsFood on Youtube and he almost loses it in Pound Bakery in Bradford.

Rob watches Billie Eilish on Radio 1’s Big Weekend and Tim looks at the biggest selling artists of all time, we have an amazing fact on Roger Whittaker and do people still have the attention span for movie trailers? 

Rob has spotted something mysterious in the Bradford night sky, he also watches ‘Us’ by Jordan Peele, Tim finally watches ‘Killing Eve’ and Rob has got his legs out.

Also Greggs bakery, Ainsley Harriott, Venessa Feltz, Old Town Road, Betting Ads in Football and Rob brings this weeks Beat The Intro Quiz!

Our movie retrospective of this week is Short Circuit from 1986 starring Steve Guttenburg and Ally Sheedy, we have the original trailer, clips, some fun facts and a shocking line by Skroeder, in a PG?!

Short Circuit


Episode 47 - One Swish

This week someone has tried to break into Tim’s house to get to his car keys, Rob changes the name of his Amazon Echo from Alexa in honour of Marco, Rob’s daughter has started an Instagram account for the cat and somebody has the gall to kick Arnold Schwarzenegger!

The new Terminator: Dark Fate trailer has been released but who has really directed it? Is it Tim Miller or James Cameron? Rob has to go out at 4am to pick up his daughter and a ‘Hold Your Breath’ game in the car that has to be stopped. Tim has released an update for his game The Corridor: On Behalf of the Dead, we talk about Game of Thrones without spoilers (as Rob hasn’t finished it yet), Tim’s finished The Big Bang Theory and Veep as Rob watches Ghosts on BBC.

We chat about a Twitter thread that discussed the films you’ve never seen that would amaze people and what have we shown our kids. In the news we discuss a mythical creature in Canada, Dear Dierdre has a sex dilemma to answer and a hate campaign involving The Addams Family.

Our featured movie retrospective this week is Twister from 1996, we have some interesting facts, clips, the original trailer and some very sketchy impersonations too, does it still hold up? If you remember it well, great, if not then why not re-watch it and then listen as we have all the spoilers.



Episode 46 - Drip Dry

This week Tim’s been plastering his back room so we can shower before the show, we talk about the new episodes of Lucifer of Netflix and Charlie from Casualty and Rob finds the connection between Manchester City and Noel Gallagher hilarious.

We talk about the new track from Lil Dicky called Earth which is an.. erm.. experience, hear Rob’s Andy Murray impression as Tim watches some tennis and Tim wants to be buried when he dies whilst Rob wants to have his ashes made into something good.

In the news, Seagulls would kill for a Greggs pasty, a man falls into a grave and a cleaner gets trapped in a lift.

This weeks movie retrospective is a look back on Paul Anderson’s ‘Event Horizon’ starring Sam Neill and Laurence Fishburne from 1997; we have clips, the original trailer and facts about the deleted scenes, some of which have been lost forever.

Event Horizon


Episode 45 - Just Cock And Balls It!

This week Tim has got a dodgy doorbell, Rob dares Tim to talk about the new royal baby as Nicholas Witchell has a breakdown on air, Tim talks about the glaring Game of Thrones error with a Starbucks cup and Marco helps Rob ‘Manscape’. We’ve been to see Avengers: EndGame but we’re not giving anything away, in fact, we don’t agree with lifting the ban on spoilers so soon, and then Marvel release a Spiderman trailer including spoilers!!

Rob’s been watching Chambers on Netflix that stars Carl from 1990’s ‘Ghost’, we’ve never seen Philadelphia starring Tom Hanks but Rob loves the lead track from the movie, Tim watches ‘Blockers’ starring John Cena and Rob watches ‘Happy Death Day 2U’.

In the news a Middlesbrough resident has defaced the holes in the road in a bid to get them fixed, a lad spends his life savings in a strip joint in Liverpool and a fisherman finds a diamond ring in a fish!

Rob brings a movie score quiz to the podcast to change things slightly, a point for the name of the film and a point if you can name the composer, then we look back, in depth, on ‘Sleeping With The Enemy’ starring Julia Roberts from 1991, we have the original trailer, clips our ratings and we’re in awe of Martin’s moustache.

Sleeping With The Enemy


Episode 44 - Broke The Seal

This week Tim wants to celebrate a new band he’s been listening to, the boys are both trying to stay away from Avengers: EndGame and Game of Thrones spoilers as a man shouts out spoilers in Hong Kong. Rob has been reading about how people love to hear mouth sounds on podcasts and watches Stan & Ollie, he’s also been to see Shazam with his daughter and her boyfriend (she’s twelve) for their 1 month anniversary (?!) and we discuss filming Tim’s ghost and he watches Russian Doll on Netflix.

In the news we tell of a woman who had something living in her eye, a lady who’s lips nearly fell off her face and a steamy romp in Brisbane, Australia; it’s also at this point that Rob’s headphones explode.

Our movie retrospective of the week is Arachnophobia from 1990 with spoilers, clips, the original trailer and some nice facts thrown in, find the movie somewhere and then listen to this afterwards.



Episode 43 - Eight Legged Demon

We are back after an Easter break but it was actually because Tim had a water leak in his house, Rob’s been affected by a spider in his lounge during a quite night in (that’s every night by the way) and Marco has had a haircut. Rob’s still on his diet but has enjoyed Easter anyway, Tim’s seen Captain Marvel and he’s been watching The Orville and Star Trek Discovery.

Rob’s been watching Russian Doll on Netflix, Tim’s disgusted with The Big Bang Theory final season, we talk about zombie apocalypse shows briefly and Rob stumbles across SAS: Who Dares Wins.

In the news we tell of a man who cut off his manhood in a bid to go viral online, the lady who married a zombie doll is back in the papers again and a man is taking his parents to court for getting rid of his porn collection.

Our movie Retrospective of the week is The Abyss by James Cameron from 1989 which is known to be one of the most difficult films ever made, we’ve got the best trailer we could find, some of the stories from the set and some clips thrown in.



Episode 42 - It’s Weird The First Time

This week Rob’s diet is going very well but Marco’s brownies are just going to waste and Rob still won’t let Marco bathe him. Tim turns up looking like one of the Gallaghers, movie trailers are too long as we talk about the latest Annabelle Comes Home trailer and we ask how many adverts do you need before a film starts at the cinema?

Tim’s other half believes the ghost in his house looks like Adrian Brody and also thinks Terence Trent Derby is dead. We talk about some of the strange things the Amazon Echo does without being prompted and we remember when we stumbled upon a Bollywood premiere in Bradford.

In the news we find a New Yorker who gets locked out of his iPad for 49 years and Slattery’s café has a chocolate challenge for you.

Tim brings this weeks Beat The Intro Quiz and then we dive deep into the 1990 Sci-Fi / Action movie Total Recall, with the original teaser trailer, some clips and some facts you may not know., with the original teaser trailer, some clips and some facts you may not know.

Total Recall


Episode 41 - You Took My Sheath Man!

This week Tim is trying to get his game (The Corridor: On Behalf of the Dead) working on the Xbox and Ghost Recon Advanced Warfare 2 is coming out on Xbox Live for free, we also remember Tim trying to get 1000G on Crackdown. Rob tries not to get too angry whilst he’s on his diet but is upset about being the I.T. man in the house and then Tim has another ghost update as the spooky events in his house continue.

Rob finally watched Hereditary and gives his spoiler free verdict, Tim has seen the new Joker movie trailer and Rob talks about trying to find the Teen Wolf (Michael J Fox version) soundtrack to no avail; Tim watches some of The Rookie on Sky/ABC, Rob catches the first few episodes of The OA on
Netflix and we get misty eyed and shady over Def Leppard being inaugurated into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame for 2019.

In the news we have a w***er on a tube train in London, a man gets circumcised in Leicester and a man takes too long in a public toilet in Manchester then Rob brings us another round of our Beat The Intro Quiz.

We chose John Carpenter’s The Fog for our in depth movie chat this week, we have clips (which we found hard to edit due to how bloody awesome this movie is), the original trailer from 1980 and a few facts thrown in for good measure; it might be a good idea to see the movie first and then listen,
unless you are like us and you have seen it 463 times.

The Fog


Episode 40 - You Can’t Milk A Pigeon

This week we discuss having kids as we are nearing 40 and remember ‘This Is Your Life’ and who could present that show nowadays. Tim watches ‘The Dirt’ on Netflix about Motley Crue and Rob’s been listening to a lot of Steel Panther whilst walking the dog. Rob has given his wife her own theme tune when using the stairlift which the kids have now adopted too and he’s been watching ‘Love, Death + Robots' on Netflix, Tim gripes about ‘Supernatural’ having 15 seasons and then we talk about the BBC.

In the news a man shoots himself whilst trying to kill a bug, cheap Panini stickers breaching copyright rules and the worlds greatest pigeon sells at auction for record breaking money.

Tim has supplied this weeks Beat The Intro Quiz and then we go through the 1992 Roland Emmerich action movie ‘Universal Soldier’, we’ve got the original trailer, the clips and our verdicts on whether it still stands up or not.

Universal Soldier


Episode 39 - Throaty Modem

This week Tim’s been to the barbers and has another ghostly experience in his house which gives both of us the creeps and you can’t tell, but we were on edge for the whole show (and stay tuned until the end as Tim manages to scare the hell out of us both), Rob’s watching ‘The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann’ on Netflix and have radio stations dumped the music of Michael Jackson? Tim’s watching ‘Night Flyer’ on Netflix which is in space, not at sea; whilst Rob gets a guy in to look at his broken dishwasher.

In the news we talk about a woman in Bulgaria who made a private video for her husband but manages to live stream herself on Facebook instead.

Rob has brought this weeks ‘Beat The Intro’ Quiz and then we dive into the 1990 children’s favourite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, we’ve got the clips, trailer, we talk about the mistakes and the appearances of some now very famous actors.

Please don’t have nightmares after Tim’s story, although he wasn’t kidding and I think he’s terrified of his own house at night.