From Under The Thumb Podcast


Episode 54 - Little Keaton

This week Tim is planning to take his lady away for a few nights and gets all romantic, Rob’s been to the hospital for a check up on his wrist again and we remember the days of Speedball 2, Kick Off 2 and Rainbow Islands on the Atari ST/Amiga and Fortnite has given us Season X.

Rainbow Islands

Rob has finally found a copy of the thriller ‘Pacific Heights’ from 1990 starring Michael Keaton, Matthew Modine and Melanie Griffiths and we also figure out that Michael Keaton has an occasional trait when delivering some of his lines. Tim talks about The Boys on Amazon Prime, the Seth Rogan link and Rob tells us that he just doesn’t like James Franco and has no idea why.

Pacific Heights

This weeks listener story is by Tara who tells us of her daughter’s possible past lives and the stories she tells (but Rob reads it out as she didn’t want to deal with the fame); in the news a lady in Australia gets offered money for her under garments, a delivery driver leaves an unexpected parcel and what does Amazon Alexa hear that you might not want her to?

To finish the episode, Uncle Tim has put together this weeks Beat The Intro Quiz but the question is, Can you beat Rob?

As always we want to hear your listener stories and feature you in our show, record them on your phone or computer, voice, video or simply write the story and we’ll do the rest, then send it to; it couldn’t be simpler.


Episode 53 - Keep The Head

This week Rob has the pain of taking Charlie to the tip after last weeks incident and they have experiences about the Car Boot sales, Tim’s been to the doctors for his ear ache and has a ‘Crazy Trev’ update for us.

Rob talks about one of his daughters friends who can burp louder than anyone else on earth, Tim is taking his lady friend on a surprise trip for her birthday and we talk about Weird Science from 1985.

Weird Science

We talk about Apollo: The Forgotten Films on Discovery which shows some footage of the moon landings that hasn’t been seen for years and what would probably happen if the did fake the footage whilst filming.


Isaac from Somerset provides our listener story for this week all about his 21st birthday in a Las Vegas strip club; if you have any story that you think we might find amusing, scary, embarrassing or anything really then please record yourself telling it then send it to us at

In the news we talk about a 4 year old going on a joyride, a cat slowly tries to kill it’s owner whilst he sleeps and a man walks into a Manchester pub and closes it down.

Then Tim and Rob are joined by Abbie (Tim’s other half) who loves our Beat The Intro Quiz enough to come on the show and do it with us.


Episode 52 - Never Been So Deep

This week we have real Dad tales as Tim has been hit by his son in a 2 year old RAGE and lost a tooth! Rob’s celebrated his 40th birthday and manages to pull the head off a statue at the end of the night, we’ve also watched the Young Guns movies from the late 80’s and Rob is hooked on Police Interceptors on Channel 5 as it’s all shot around where we live.

Young Guns

We have a story from one of our listeners which hopefully becomes a new feature, this one is from CaperGirlMel who’s in Canada.

In the news we hear the dangers of balcony sex in Russia, a man in Virginia gets a visit from a devil woman and police in Kansas are directed to a criminal by the wind.

..and to finish this week Tim has brought our weekly Beat The Intro Quiz!

We are now on the lookout for your stories, it can be something that’s terrified you, something that’s crazy stupid or something that’s just too funny not to share; either record yourself talking, send us a video from your phone or just write it down and send it for us to read out at


Episode 51 - Hi Lorna

This week Rob has to wait in for a delivery and realises he’s never had a grandma, Tim gets a £2 cheque for his birthday every year from his grandparents, we talk about non uniform day’s at school and the stress that goes with it and Tim gives us an idea of what his school was like.

We discuss the amazing story of Bob Lazar and his recent interview with Joe Rogan, we also wonder if this has sparked the ‘Storm Area 51’ Facebook group which everyone is joking about in the press.

Bob Lazar

Tim reveals that he gets Google notifications for Cliff Richard as Rob watches ‘Sightseers’ from 2012 and in the news we hear of a wedding pooper, how looking at boobs can increase the male lifespan and there’s a terrifying ‘gimp’ on the loose in the UK.

This week we finish with our ‘Beat The Intro Quiz’ so get your pen and paper ready and let us have your score sheets @underthumbpod on Twitter or on our Facebook site.


Episode 50 - Don’t Look Me In The Eye!

This week Rob has a rant about the local crossing guards / Lollipop Men and Women and has a window salesman with a wind problem, Tim watches Wimbledon in his whites whilst Marco brings him Strawberries and we ask if it’s OK to listen to your own podcast and think it’s funny?

Rob starts watching Stranger Things season 3 on Netflix, he’s also been a little unwell, Tim is watching the BBC drama The Bodyguard and then we play another round of our Beat The Intro Quiz.

We have news about a gent in Brighton who only dresses in clothes from the 1800’s ..and he’s only 25 too, we also tell you about Brad the Australian brothel investigator but is it the best job in the world?

Our movie retrospective for the week is Coming To America starring Eddie Murphy, we have clips, the original trailer, facts and we make some predictions about Coming 2 America which is in the pipeline.

Coming To America


Episode 49 - Octopus Legs

Tim is finally back from his holidays and tells us of a hen do on his flight and wonders if Captain Jack was the pilot whilst Rob rumbled Marco partying whilst the boss was away. Rob has been to an awards dinner with his wife and gets compared to Peter Crouch and has to go to an emergency Irish singing dentist and we have a conspiracy theory about teeth.

It has been Father’s Day since we’ve been gone and Rob had a problem with his takeaway delivery service and Tim breaks the news that ‘No Pants Man’ is moving away and the possible pitfalls of living a naked lifestyle.

Rob has finally seen the original Child’s Play film, Tim’s watched Heat, Luther and Hereditary whilst Rob rewatches Wolf with Jack Nicholson from the 90’s.

In the news we hear of a woman who loses her memory due to a strange reason, a phantom maid in Massachusetts, Boston and a woman loses her head in India.

Tim has provided this weeks Beat The Intro Quiz so get your answer sheets at the ready.

Our retrospective this week is focused on The Conjuring 2 from 2016, we have clips, the original terrifying trailer and some facts thrown in for measure.

Conjuring 2


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