Studio guest Romesh Ranganathan attempts to get a grip on exactly what the podcast is, Sita bags Serpico his first acting role and Pat's crowd-work skills are tested to their limit when Donna encourages Lawrence and Huey to try out their new heist personas in public…
A true(ish) crime podcast, which sees undercover cop Pat Springleaf (James Acaster) share police wire recordings from the biggest case of his career: working to infiltrate and bring to justice the notorious SW6 gang, led by the villainous Lawrence.
Back in 2013, ex-conman-turned-undercover-cop Pat was in the middle of a career-defining undercover gig - but problems beset him on all sides: the gang are getting suspicious; his wife wants a divorce; the police are demanding results; and his ex partner in crime is blackmailing him. Not an ideal situation for someone with a burning need to please absolutely everybody.
In 2023, meanwhile, Pat and his producer Adams play clips to studio guests as they unpack the criminal hijinks that launched the career of the man now reasonably widely-known as James Acaster.
Chloe Petts - Nance
Domhnall Gleeson - Lawrence
Evelyn Mok - herself
Jack De'ath - Compere
Jason Forbes - Comedy Fan
Kath Hughes - Detective Adams
Kemah Bob - Donna
Mark Silcox - himself
Nathaniel Metcalfe - Huey
Nish Kumar - himself
Pat Cahill - Reg
Phil Wang - Detective Clarke Burbridge
Sharon D Clarke - Police Chief Angela
Sindhu Vee - Sita
with studio guest Romesh Ranganathan
Extra jokes by Alison Spittle, Celya AB, Ken Cheng, Matthew Crosby, Rose Johnson and Toussaint Douglass
Original Music by NNAMDÏ
Sound design by Charlie Brandon King
Assistant Producers - Katie Sayer and Mikaela Carmichael
Produced by Lyndsay Fenner
A Mighty Bunny Production
www.springleafpodcast.com / www.mightybunny.co.uk
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