From Under The Thumb Podcast


Episode 22 - Countryfile With Swords

This week we update you on Strictly (as we are now totally hooked) whilst Rob’s wife tries to spoil everything for him before the results are released; Rob also enlightens Tim as to what the X-Factor Six Chair Challenge is. Rob celebrates his 10th wedding anniversary and sells his car! We talk about some horror films (Scream 4, the Halloween sequels, Alien films) as we are nearing the Halloween season.

Also mentioned are Game of Thrones, Ozark, Ready Player One, Kenny Dalglish autographs, Dave Grohl invites a kid on stage and which celebrities would we have around for dinner?

Tim presents this weeks Beat The Intro quiz so 1 to 10 on your answer sheets please and send them to @underthumbpod to show us how you did!

Our main review this week is of the horror classic from 1973 ‘The Exorcist’, the shock factor, the original trailer and a few facts thrown in for good measure.



Episode 21 - I’ll Do It In A Phonebox

This week Tim fills us in on the Seann & Katya situation in Strictly Come DancingRob's doing the school run and is having problems with a stairlift, we talk about a couple in Dublin who have missed their Ryanair flight and an advertising campaign in the University of Surrey.

We play another round of our Beat The Intro quiz (49mins) which Rob has put supplied and Leo Sayer nearly gets in on the act (but not this time Leo, sorry) then we stop to talk about the 1996 Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson slasher 'Scream' (1hr, 12mins).



Episode 20 - A Camp Bear Suit

This week, now that Tim is back in the country and refreshed, we can talk about the sad loss of Chas from 'Chas & Dave' and also Jeffrey from the popular kids TV show 'Rainbow', Rob hears Kylie & Jason for the first time in years, Tim has an update on his house ghost and we ask are Linda Hamilton and Jon Bon Jovi the same person? We go into Terminator 3 a little, Rob has news of an online scam involving iTunes gift cards and celebrities as well as everything else!

We play another round of our music intros quiz, this week it has been supplied by friend of the show Tara; then we take rewatch Highlander from 1986, its soundtrack, movie posters and lost deleted scenes.



Episode 19 - The Gentle Smell

This week we say Happy Birthday to Tim as he celebrates his 40th birthday! We talk about Paul Flart’s internet success for posting his workplace farts online and remember a very embarrassing story about public toilets, Tim’s taken his son to nursery for the very first time and we hear ourselves in slow motion.

We briefly talk about Roxanne Pallet on Celebrity Big Brother and the Emmerdale plane crash from the 90’s as well as the cancelling of The Big Bang Theory.

Rob brings you his Beat The Intro Quiz with songs from every generation to test your knowledge and to finish this weeks show we review the 80's classic Top Gun!

Top Gun


Episode 18 - Always VPN

This week Tim loses a weekend due to illness and has a story about Elvis whilst Rob comes across a cat crime scene in his conservatory and Burger King have no meat!

We celebrate Michael Jackson’s 60th Birthday and follow the story of the alleged faked vocals on the posthumous tracks released by Sony.

Rob’s got news of a public orgy in Cardiff, a married couple are doing it all wrong in China and much more.

Rob has put together this weeks Beat The Intro quiz (which is a little easier to give you a confidence boost) then we review the Sci-Fi/Action classic 'Predator' from 1987.



Episode 17 - Constant Dread

We are back after a short break and Rob has been to Scotland where he had to be a proper Dad and tell some kids off, he finds a place that deep fries cheese burgers and goes over his Scottish check sheet. Tim has been to the hospital again with chest pains, we talk about CBeebies and Mr. Bloom; Rob discusses the worst films ever made, harsh reviews and “critical acclaim”. Rob watches The Blues Brothers for the first time ever and we applaud Aretha Franklin.

Also The Meg, The Fast & Furious, In The Night Garden and the lady who feel off a cruise ship.

Tim brings the news that DesktopDaydreams ready to release the game The Corridor: On Behalf of the Dead after years of work, it will be available on PC (Steam) at first and the XBOX one after that.


Long time listener Tara has provided our Beat The Intro quiz this week and it's a tough one; then we take an in depth look at Raiders of the Lost Ark for this weeks main movie review.



Episode 16 - Don’t Get Jealous Of Bernard

This week Rob has had an alcoholic drink for the first time in ages which then brings a few memories back for us including an old friend called Bernard and Tim’s old house being an electrical nightmare then Rob remembers an impromptu meet and great with Jonathan Davis of Korn. Tim talks about getting messy after hours at the local bars Jungle Gym for the adults and when we went to ‘Go Ape’.

We give a huge congratulations to Master Debaters for hitting the #100 podcast.

We have our Beat The Intro Quiz donated to us this week by Leanne Rice, we have news of a Witch in Zimbabwe casting sex spells, a woman who’s boobs wont stop growing and a zoo keeper in Cairo is painting stripes on Donkeys to make them look like Zebras.

To finish we review the first ever summer blockbuster JAWS.



Episode 15 - West Side Story With Cats

This week Rob’s had a birthday and has his carpets fitted on the same day whilst his sister Jane sends him pictures of cats on Facebook Messenger, we talk about visiting Granada Studios and Coronation Street when we were at school, is the slang term ‘Johnny’ a Yorkshire thing? ..and Tim thinks U2 sang Cotton Eye Joe.

We bring news of a woman who urinates in the aisle of an aircraft in front of the passengers, an arrest made in Georgia decided by a coin toss and a penis so big it can be seen from space.

Listener Mel from Canada brings this weeks beat the intro quiz and then we choose The Goonies from 1985 for our in-depth film review.



Episode 14 - Death Money

We are back now that the World Cup in Russia has come to an end so we talk about that and Wimbledon for a few minutes before Tim brings out another great Ghost story which will chill your bones, that sparks off a few strange stories from our past and Rob tells us what his wife though of 'Rampage' featuring Dwayne The Rock Johnson.

Rob brings news of a rat stuck in an ATM in India and a missing woman turns up on a beach in Indonesia whilst Tim provides this weeks Beat The Intro Quiz!

After all that fun we settle down to talk about John Carpenter's 'The Thing' from 1982 as our featured film of the week along with clips, facts and a retro trailer too.

The Thing


Episode 13 - First Blood For Kids

This week Rob's son goes camping with Beavers and Rob's not bitter in the slightest, Tim watches 'Professional Bake Off' and just how brutal it is. We talk about how Taylor Swift failed to sell out stadiums in the UK, we're going to watch the England game in a bar and Tim's mum joins the live chat!

Tim has tragic news of a woman who gets eaten whole by a snake, Rob tells of a house full of spiders and Akon is planning on building a real life Wakanda in Senegal.

Our friend Lea Rice has brought this weeks Beat The Intro Quiz (answer sheets are always appreciated) before we take an in depth look at the 1980 slasher movie 'Friday The 13th' (at around 1hr 9mins).

Friday 13th