From Under The Thumb Podcast


Episode 30 - Dan

This week Tim’s dad has a birthday party and we meet Dan (who puts Marco in the shade), Rob finds himself at the Bingo on a Friday night and also a police chase that never happened.

We have a spoiler free talk about The Predator which is directed and co-written by Shane Black who was in the original film, The Avengers: End Game Trailer and also Venom featuring Tom Hardy.

In the news a man dies as his lady friend smothers him with her body, a man coughs something up and Tim brings sexy photo news.

Tim has produced this weeks Beat The Intro Quiz for us, Rob reveals his love for a certain 80’s band and then we get to geek out over Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Running Man from 1987; we have clips, facts and the original trailer but is Arnold the best part of the film?

Running Man 


Episode 29 - Midnight Glory

This week Rob goes to see Ralph Breaks The Internet in cinemas and the kids love the YouTube cameos, Tim’s son bangs his head, Bradford Illuminations and his sons worrying use of Talc.

Tim has a ghost update for us all and gets creeped out in the middle of the night, he also brings news on a 7 year old YouTube star who reviews toys, LA based musician Threatin’ tours the UK but all is not what it seems and is Les Dennis a graffiti artist?  

Rob brings another Beat The Intro Quiz for everyone to play and then we get to geek out over Paul Verhoven’s sex heavy ‘Basic Instinct’, with clips, massive spoilers the original trailer (which should have been released as a single in the 90’s btw) and Rob’s theory on the ending.

Basic Instinct


Episode 28 - Lost Children of Nightmare

This week we start to talk about gaming as Tim is trying to get his game ready for XBOX, we bring up GTA Vice City, Roblox, Minecraft and Battlefield V, Rob’s son finds a mud slide before school, the loudest clock in the world during a meeting and Tim asks for Mince Pie recipe’s.

Rob watches Cam on Netflix and hopes nobody catches him watching it, that leads us to Nymphomaniac Vol.1 & 2. Daredevil on Netflix gets cancelled are Marvel starting their own streaming service?

We demand that GamesMaster is brought back to our screens and we remember Nightmare on ITV and we discover that Tim’s missus has been on Wackaday! Rob’s been listening to Queen, a phantom farter at the darts in Wolverhampton and how to do a proper gender reveal on YouTube.

It’s Rob’s turn to bring our ‘Beat The Intro’ quiz so have your pens and papers ready and we have picked Cobra from 1986 featuring badass Sly Stallone, as our weekly geek out with the usual clips, original trailer and did you know about the X-Rated version?



Episode 27 - #MeTooTall

This week Tim knows everything about the ladies at the Soft Play centre and breaks the news to Rob that dogs see with their noses whilst Rob finds it hard to be tall on the school run and is getting clumsier by the day. We discuss Def Leppard as they have done a new track for Christmas, Amazon are trying to ruin Christmas, Once Upon A Deadpool and the end of Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead.

In news, a shopping centre has to issue an apology for the Polar Bear Christmas display, a pilot shows off a little too much in Denver and a dog has a teddy bears picnic, we also dip into Daredevil Season 3 and the other Marvel shows on Netflix.

Our geek session this week is dedicated to Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, we have the trailer, clips and all our thoughts on Bale’s Batman voice

You can contact us on twitter @underthumbpod, Tim is @anamazingpunk, Rob is @robdodsworth and we’re also on Facebook and Instagram!

Dark Knight


Episode 26 - In The Bushes

In this weeks episode Rob and Tim remember finding mucky magazines at the train station, Marco has a cold, Tim drops his child off at an empty day care centre and an important update on Rob's stair lift. Rob has problems with Deliveroo and Burger King, the sad passing of Stan Lee, Charlie Austin feels robbed in the football and how many people still watch Black and White TV? 

In this weeks news a teacher shows the wrong video in class and an armoured vehicle falls to earth in North Carolina

Tim presents our Beat The Intro music quiz so send us your quiz sheets on social media, then the boys get to geek out over the eighties classic 'Back To The Future', the original trailer, clips and talk of deleted scenes are all here.

You can follow us on twitter @underthumbpod, Rob's @robdodsworth, Tim's @ anamazingpunk or find us on Facebook.

Back To The Future


Episode 25 - Is That Burt Reynolds?

This week Rob takes his son out on Halloween, Noddy Holder gears up for the festive season whilst Tim watches The Snowman already and has magic glasses on. We discuss angry tweets about airlines, how Marco bathes Tim, the Avatar sequels and Terminator 3 is not Terminator 6 (it’s upsetting Rob).

In the news we discover how much money a woman can make by selling shoes and socks to foot fetishists, Kurt Russell and Tim’s missus plus a scientist who loses his sh*t in Antarctica.

Rob has made this weeks Beat The Intro music quiz so get your pens at the ready; but then after all that we get to geek out over one of our all time favourite films 'Aliens', we have the original trailer, clips and all our observations and more.

You can get in touch on Twitter @underthumbpod, Tim is @anamazingpunk, Rob is @robdodsworth, we're on Instagram and Facebook too.



Episode 24 - Pass The Parcel

This week we remember when Tim made a hole in the wall and hid it with an Alien movie poster, Rob carves some pumpkins for Halloween with his kids and takes them to see Goosebumps 2 at the cinema and How long does it take to empty your pipes, according to scientists? We discuss how our history lessons at school were terrible and we get distracted by ‘No Pants Man’, Rob watches ‘Inside No.9 Live’ on BBC iPlayer whilst Tim caught the latest Doctor Who.

We bring news of Piercings being revealed during an x-ray and David Schwimmer is a lager thief in Blackpool?

Tim has made another Beat The Intro Quiz for this episode so have your pen and paper ready, after all this (1hour approx.) we give you our Top Ten horror films of all time and then analyse our results, we also want to see your lists @underthumbpod on Twitter or on our Facebook page.


Episode 23 - The Kit Kat Approach

This week Tim and Rob took a trip to the cinema this week to see the new Halloween film and the have been on the Marc Jeffrey Podcast Show too; Rob get his wrist operation done for the 2nd time, we find a Bee Gees vs AC/DC mash up online and showcase The Slashstreet Boys performing “I’ll Kill You That Way” and is Tim secretly engaged to be married??

We bring news of a man who tries to have sex with a car, divorce over Google Maps, fancy dress limitations at Kent University and were any of the Avengers suits padded for effect?

Rob's wife provides this weeks 'Beat The Intro' music quiz and then Tim hand picks this weeks movie to review which is David Cronenberg's 'The Fly' from 1986, we've got the original trailer, complete spoilers, sound clips and we ask should Jeff Goldblum have been Oscar nominated for his role?

All of this and much more as always.

The Fly


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).