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Episode 9


Rosie Jones, the most notorious bully on the comedy circuit, joins Pat and Adams in the studio this week as events really start to come to a head. Sita tells Pat an uncomfortable truth, which is a devastating blow for someone with a pathological need to be liked. Clarke also drops a bombshell - the sort of bombshell with 'you're fired' written on the side. And worlds collide when Pat decides to leverage his position on the Only Joking team to spring Lawrence from the big house, culminating in a bad day for Hugh Dennis...

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.

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

Freya Parker - Warden

Hugh Dennis - himself

Jason Forbes - David

Kath Hughes - Detective Adams

Katie Sayer - Suzy

Kemah Bob - Donna

Natalie Cassidy - Janet

Nathaniel Metcalfe - Huey

Pat Cahill - Reg

Phil Dunning - Declan

Phil Wang - Detective Clarke Burbridge

Sharon D Clarke - Police Chief Angela

Sindhu Vee - Sita

with studio guest Rosie Jones

Extra jokes by Celya AB, Jen Ives, 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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