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S2 - E3 - Brian’s Coconut Dream (feat. Brian Graves)

October 02, 2023 Jack Jenkins and Henry Patterson Season 2 Episode 3
S2 - E3 - Brian’s Coconut Dream (feat. Brian Graves)
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S2 - E3 - Brian’s Coconut Dream (feat. Brian Graves)
Oct 02, 2023 Season 2 Episode 3
Jack Jenkins and Henry Patterson

Brian Graves, the star of stage and Hopton on Sea, graces the #AllExclusivePodcast studio. Join Jack and Henry as they catch up with the legend himself for some fun tales and memories! Tune in now.

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Brian Graves, the star of stage and Hopton on Sea, graces the #AllExclusivePodcast studio. Join Jack and Henry as they catch up with the legend himself for some fun tales and memories! Tune in now.

Support the Show.

Speaker 1:

So, jack, yesterday I had to phone the London Palladium to exchange some of our tickets because we're seeing the Palladium Pante Right and I accidentally booked a seat in the wrong place and it's a bit boring. However, to resolve the issue, I had to phone them, but I forgot that. So you could get some points on your credit card to buy various things. We used your card.

Speaker 2:

We did use my credit card. Now, because of this, I'm saving up for a cruise if anybody's interested. That's really cool, jack, virgin Do Points. Sorry, I don't know if we were allowed to mention which credit card company I don't know if that Anyway saving up points for a cruise Because of that. Richard Branson, please just give me a cruise if you're listening.

Speaker 1:

So because of that and there are like eight of us going, so it came to like £1,200 or whatever the actual order. So you got some hefty points on there.

Speaker 2:

I did. I can't tell you how many. No, that's all right, I'm nearly at a cruise, are you? I don't know. They've stopped the offer for a cruise just now, but Anyway, I had to commit identity fraud. Yeah, you didn't actually tell me this at the time, you just stole my identity.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, so I had the booking reference anyway, which had your name on it. So she picks up the phone and she says, hi, how can I help you? I said, can I exchange these tickets? And she said, yeah, what's the name? And I went hair, Jack, Jack.

Speaker 2:

Jenkins, hair Jack. My name is Hair Jack.

Speaker 1:

I think you're some sort of like what German or Austrian yeah, so Hair Jack Jack Jenkins, and she was like hi Jack.

Speaker 2:

What a wonderful name. Thank you.

Speaker 1:

And then I found it really weird because I know you, of course. Well, I should hope so. And she then asked you know, and can I have your email? So I have to go and find your email because I didn't know it. And then she asked for the address and I was like, oh, did I use my work address? And then I was like trying to basically blag my way through all of this stuff, and then I had to think has there? There was going to be on the changing seats thing, a charge per seat of three pounds to change it. Now they don't take it just from your card. I would have to have given them the card details. Now I was thinking, how do I give them a Henry Patterson card? So I was like, do I say it's my work card, like you know, like Henry Patterson limited, and because I think they would have taken it. Then, because I've been like, oh, it's my work card.

Speaker 2:

Right.

Speaker 1:

Like it's a company card. Anyway, the whole process took so long they actually waived the charge, so luckily it never got to that.

Speaker 2:

Sorry, Sorry. I feel like you're missing out a couple of things to this story. So the process took too long, or did you and this is probably the more likely thing to have happened you bored them so much that they waived the things that they thought, my God, let's just get this person off the phone, let's just stop this boy from talking. No, so what happened? And now you're associated with my name, so they think Jack Jenkins is the boring one.

Speaker 1:

I'm saying nothing.

Speaker 2:

I want to just point out, henry, what a strange 48 hours we've just had. No, even not even that. 24 hours, 24 hours, the weirdest 24 hours.

Speaker 1:

I was so disappointed by the big tasty burger at McDonald's.

Speaker 2:

Is that what you had yesterday?

Speaker 1:

Yeah, it wasn't that great.

Speaker 2:

Was it big.

Speaker 1:

It was big, just not tasty Weird sauce on it.

Speaker 2:

Is that how you're claiming where those 24 hours started? Yeah, yeah, because we've got a bit of a little teaser and announcement to tell you about.

Speaker 1:

We have.

Speaker 2:

Because we're going to be doing a Halloween special at the end of this month. Cube sound effect.

Speaker 3:

Woo, ha, ha, ha ha.

Speaker 2:

That wasn't a demented puffin, that was a wee bad. Yes, we're going to be doing a Halloween special Now. We've talked a lot about ghost hunting here on the podcast. We talked about it in Mark's episode, I think we touched on it during Brian's one as well, and we just generally talked about Demonology, of course. So last night Henry and I went back to the old priory in the old, 900 years old 900 year old building.

Speaker 1:

We went there with Ghosted UK, who were the same team of ghost hunters who we spent our time at last time for a spooky seance.

Speaker 2:

Yes, and we spoke to them, we chatted to them and also I'm just going to throw it out there we did experience some weird stuff.

Speaker 1:

There was some very strange stuff. It's going to be a very exciting, quite frightening episode.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

Where we try and conclusively discover and investigate whether ghosts are in fact real.

Speaker 2:

Tune into that one. When are we going to release that one, Henry?

Speaker 1:

So we'll be releasing that one, jack, on October the 27th. Jack Jenkins, what? How's your house? What do you want? How's your house? Yes, let's go for a little bit of a life update, shall we? Yeah, Life updates, let's go here's our life.

Speaker 2:

That's definitely not a theme. She knew how to sing.

Speaker 1:

No, okay, let's go for a life update. We have too many theme tunes on this podcast now.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, but I love a theme tune. It's like a little theme tune segment Life updates, things are good. Me and Rosie went to look at the house on Tuesday.

Speaker 1:

This is great. How is the house Good? It isn't made of that concrete. It's going to fall apart, is it?

Speaker 2:

No, good, no, that's just for schools apparently.

Speaker 1:

And the occasional theatre as well. Yes, the Shrek tour had to cancel some performances, which no one's sad about. But there we go.

Speaker 2:

They should have relocated to some sort of swamp. But yeah, all the flooring is in. It's all ready. The only thing it didn't have but they started laying it while we were there is the grass in the garden.

Speaker 3:

Wow.

Speaker 2:

The turf was being laid as well.

Speaker 1:

You don't strike me as someone who's going to be able to look after grass.

Speaker 2:

No, no, no, I'm capable of it. I'm actually not that bad at cutting what I mean no, no, no, no. I think you're wrong.

Speaker 1:

Do you do the family?

Speaker 2:

green? I don't know, but nobody seems to do that. Have you seen?

Speaker 1:

the hedge outside of our rooms. That's quite unkept. I do store various items in the hedge, like an umbrella at the moment. Like an umbrella I did also. I probably shouldn't say this on a podcast, john will probably kill me. I've hidden a plant pot in there.

Speaker 2:

Why would he kill you for hiding a plant pot in the hedge?

Speaker 1:

One of my plants died, which was quite sad, and I didn't See.

Speaker 2:

I think you would struggle to look after life.

Speaker 1:

I didn't know it had. No, I'd been so good at looking after that plant. I've had it since I lived in Gosh, since we lived near Wope and Safari Park. But what plant was it? It was a little like kind of cheese plant thing.

Speaker 2:

I'm looking forward to getting some plants.

Speaker 1:

I can imagine you're the sort of person who would be, but anyway, I've kept that plant for so long and kept it alive, and I just kind of forgot about it. It was in the corner of my room.

Speaker 2:

Are you scared that that's what's going to happen to you when I move to my house? That?

Speaker 1:

I just sort of forget about you. Cheese plant in the corner.

Speaker 2:

And you're going to sort of not be watered or fed.

Speaker 1:

Anyway, I hid the plant pot in the bush.

Speaker 2:

With the dead plant.

Speaker 1:

I removed the plant, gave that back to nature. Then the pot was so embedded with dirt and stuff I just didn't really want it in my room, so I just buried it.

Speaker 2:

So come on, Henry, talk about your life. What's happening in yours?

Speaker 1:

Exciting weekend, jack last weekend.

Speaker 2:

Before we do get into, that we know what people want to talk about. We want to find out how your driving lessons are getting on. Yeah, okay, so we obviously got an update about your first driving lesson and you said it went really, really well, she was really pleased with you. And she was so pleased and so fearless that she ended up cancelling the next driving lesson Because she really didn't want to spend any more time with you.

Speaker 1:

Well, she's just cancelled this one. We are starting again, not today because I have a family event to go to, but Next week.

Speaker 2:

Are we putting money now on the fact that you may never see this woman again?

Speaker 1:

Donna's just driven off, donna was gone, donna's not coming back.

Speaker 2:

She's indicated that she is no longer going to be your driving instructor. She did her checks first. She did. That's what you have to do. We will sign that. Check your sight lines.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, see, I've learnt things. Yeah, so you're no longer driving, not for the next week, no, and not last week, but last weekend I did have a very exciting weekend.

Speaker 2:

You did actually, and yeah, tell people about this.

Speaker 1:

So I recorded the demos for my new album coming out next year, went to the studio with my musical director, meryn James McCullough, for yeah, for the day to record, and it was his first time here as well, jack.

Speaker 2:

First time at Potter's Resorts. He came, he knocked over a bin by accident. He did knock over a bin and he left.

Speaker 1:

Well, there was a little bit in between that. I mean he arrived. We went to Mark Brewer's house for a quick rehearsal because myself and Sky Brewer did a Chewbacca.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

And then we came here, watched Born in the USA. May have had a few drinks, just a couple. We were feeling great in the morning.

Speaker 2:

I can imagine that rehearsal was all that demo day was.

Speaker 1:

It was actually really good for me. I didn't really suffer. I was worried for MJ's sake, though, because when Mark came to pick us up, he was dead. Yeah, I mean, he wasn't literally dead. I've just realized, because it's my music, jack, yeah, we can play a clip. Whoa. Here's a little taster of my new album yes, this is now promotional platform.

Speaker 2:

So if you want to go away and make a cup of tea at this point, this is probably the time.

Speaker 1:

It's only going to be like.

Speaker 3:

It isn't going to be very long it's about 30 seconds but this one goes like this the hills are alive with the sound of music, with songs they have sung for a thousand years. The hills fill my heart with the sound of music. My heart wants to sing every song it hears.

Speaker 1:

There we go, Jack. What was that? It was probably the sound of music, wasn't it?

Speaker 2:

Well, a bit cliche, isn't it?

Speaker 1:

It's not cliche, oh, don't you start. I chose that song because it is a cliche and revived it. I just think what would you think? What would I? I know what I'd think because I was the concept behind the song. It came from my brain. Me and MJ got together and put pen to paper Don't look at me with judgmental eyes, I'm not saying anything. And sorry news Go on. All exclusive news. Whoa. This is to be more detailed about this, to be revealed very, very shortly on both my page and possibly the POTUS page. If people allow me to, my first ever London concert is taking place.

Speaker 2:

Wow.

Speaker 1:

Solo London concert. My first one, yeah, february the 28th at the pheasantry in London.

Speaker 3:

Wow.

Speaker 1:

And I'm very excited for it.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

So tickets will be available soon. There we go A little plug for you there. No, please come, because if there's no one there, look how much are tickets. Well, I don't know this yet, but what I do know is I might just buy all the tickets. The pheasantry is sponsored by pizza express. Wow, there's pizza there. Celia Pottier must come. Why don't you invite her, john and Celia? Well, I can't give complimentary tickets because it doesn't hold too many people.

Speaker 3:

But I'd invite her to buy tickets.

Speaker 2:

You're inviting them to buy a ticket. Why don't you buy them a ticket?

Speaker 1:

I could do that. So, celia, I'd love you to be there. Mike Scott, shane Ball, zach Patterson, anyone who wants to come, I'm going to be honest with you None of those people are going to go. Mike better be there. If he's not there, when is it February 28th? No, it's a Wednesday. It's your day off. You can come. Please continue with the next topic.

Speaker 2:

Well, I was just going to say, on the episode one of season two, we talked about smashing our target of 25,000 downloads. How many downloads do we think we're at the moment, henry?

Speaker 1:

I know for a fact we're at 40,000 downloads. What?

Speaker 2:

40,000 downloads, and you may have noticed, first of all, that Mike Scott is pushing his own episode.

Speaker 1:

Right, this is exposing.

Speaker 2:

We're going to call you out now.

Speaker 1:

We're calling you out, mike, because this is ridiculous. I keep going on to Instagram to find sponsored posts of listen to the All Exclusive podcast. Wonderful, thank you, potter's Resorts, for using your marketing budget on us, thank you. But what people are failing to realize is what the sponsored Instagram story is actually pushing is Mike Scott's episode, because he would like to be at the top. It's a passing Mark Brewer and Roxy and basically every other guest, and he's not far off. He's the fourth top listen to the episode Because what he's also doing is every time we have a competition, you get more votes if you listen to the podcast, but the link he's giving everyone to get more votes to win a free holiday is his episode. So we are all complicit in this game of Mike Scott's ego.

Speaker 2:

However, I'm actually all for it. I'm all for it.

Speaker 3:

Do you know why?

Speaker 2:

Because he's set us a new target.

Speaker 1:

But 101,000 downloads is our new target for the end of season two, which may sound unreasonable. However, we've pretty much doubled the episodes this season anyway, because we have a lot of bonus content coming your way. Keep sharing, keep downloading. Just to make Mike happy, maybe, just download his episode.

Speaker 2:

Of course, as always, you are board members are going to be crucial at this, so make sure you are following the podcast, downloading the podcast, listening to it and if you haven't yet listened to season one because I know some people are jumping in here in season two head back and go listen to season one of the all exclusive podcast, which was just our early days, but little baby days, when we were little infants, little infant podcast.

Speaker 2:

So go back and listen to those, but make sure you are liking, rating five stars and sharing the podcast with all your friends and family.

Speaker 1:

We're still a five star podcast, by the way, and just remember that dark day that we hit 4.9. Don't let that happen again. Keep on rating five stars.

Speaker 2:

Oh yes, and keep us the number two podcast in Hopton on C Shall we get into the main bulk of our episode. Let's go into the main bulk.

Speaker 1:

Are you bulking at the minute, Jack? No, I'm not, are you not? No, you're all skin and bones at the minute, aren't you, Jack? Get back into the gym.

Speaker 2:

Yes, today's guest on the all exclusive podcast is the cocktail connoisseur, the legend, the technique.

Speaker 1:

Colored dream coat of a man, Brian Graves.

Speaker 2:

Oh yes, so let's get into it, shall we?

Speaker 1:

Let's get into a podcast that is red and yellow and green and brown and scarlet and black and ochre and peach and ruby and olive and violet and fawn and Azure and lemon and russet and gray I think I've got it wrong and purple and white and pink and something.

Speaker 2:

I'll be honest with you. Even if you have got it wrong, nobody's going to care.

Speaker 1:

No one's going to care, but Brian will know he will know. Thanks for watching Episode three of your exclusive podcast with brine graves on the oil exclusive potcast press play. No, that's the Joe's favorite job.

Speaker 3:

I thought it was.

Speaker 1:

Darth Vader.

Speaker 2:

You could have had any drink from the all-inclusive menu and you went for rum and coke. Absolutely, if it's offered, I'm going to take it, because there is a drink that Henry seems to be obsessed with on this podcast. Brian's Coconut Dream.

Speaker 1:

It has been stalking my dreams ever since Brian.

Speaker 4:

I actually called it a Pina Colada, but I'm glad you called it my coconut.

Speaker 2:

It's been mentioned on every single episode, since we went round yours for Cropter that party one of my favorite parties I've had on Resort since being here.

Speaker 1:

It wasn't on Resort, no, but what I mean is since being on Resort.

Speaker 4:

I know what you mean. In other words, since joining Potters, it's your favorite party.

Speaker 1:

But no, brian, your cocktails. When you said that you were making cocktails, I thought it was going to be a bit of an empty promise, really, because usually when someone says they're making cocktails, all they're really doing is pouring some juice into a cup and putting a shot in it.

Speaker 2:

No, you were like Tom Cruise, I was. It was amazing.

Speaker 1:

And everyone you made me was delicious. Ah, a pleasure which got actually all of us, myself and Rosie especially, and then Jack managed to almost match us.

Speaker 4:

Rosie actually enjoys the cosmopolitan. Yes, she did. She did a lot. I love a cosmo, a cosmo.

Speaker 2:

I enjoyed the punch that you had and I actually finished off your punch. I did most of it. I came back and I went to work and then came back again. Everybody else was rather intoxicated so I felt like I had to catch up.

Speaker 4:

And you did quite well, actually, to be fair, Especially for the drink she took away with you for the walk home.

Speaker 2:

I always pride myself in saying you always need a walking beer, because if you've had a night out, all you're going to do is sober yourself up on the walk home. So if you have a walking beer, just allegedly drink a month.

Speaker 1:

It was a really fun walk. It was a long walk home.

Speaker 4:

I was about to say I live a seven-minute drive.

Speaker 2:

We didn't drive so we walked, just want to point that out. But it was a long walk home, but it was an enjoyable one.

Speaker 1:

It was about two hours in the end, probably for various reasons which I can't stop to consume beer yes. There were a few hugs as well, a few emotional support hugs on the walk home as well.

Speaker 4:

And also, don't forget, we had musical theatre sing-off.

Speaker 1:

I was literally about to say there was a full-on performance going on in your kitchen there was, but this is one of Rosie and my favourite stories, actually, because she did a performance of Don't Rain on my Parade and afterwards she revealed to me she doesn't actually know that song, so she was so drunk that she managed to sing a song that she just didn't know. She also did Love on Top by Beyonce, which was impressive, and we did One Day More with every member of the past, we did we played multiple parts, and I think it was my Alexa.

Speaker 4:

My Alexa moves around. I think it had the word. We always read the words of my Alexa your neighbours must love us. They do, because they were in the same room.

Speaker 2:

Oh, that was true. That was true. He was too drunk by that point to realise that the neighbours were in the room.

Speaker 4:

Yeah, luckily it was detached and I went shh. My neighbours and I went we're here. I was like great.

Speaker 2:

That was actually exactly how that conversation went. Have you any plans to throw a cocktail party anytime soon?

Speaker 4:

We were actually talking about it actually Just before Christmas. We think we should have another dinner party. It's a civilised one, but with cocktails, because I actually the reason why I know how to make cocktails, because whilst I was a job in actor, I used to go working cocktail bars Did you really?

Speaker 2:

Yes, I did. What's your favourite cocktail to make?

Speaker 4:

Oh, it's got. Okay, Mine is very, very simple it's an apple-tini, and when I was in America I used to have apple-tinis in the weekend it's big out in. America, isn't it? Oh, they're amazing. Oh it is. It's an apple-pucker. One, two shots of apple-pucker and one shot of vodka. Lots of ice. Shake it, put it in your cocktail glass.

Speaker 2:

Just for the listener here, Brian is almost creating this cocktail in his mind because he's doing all the actions. You can't see that. But when he said shake it, he had the cocktail We'll put a sound reflection of him shaking it. Just talk us through that again, brian. Talk us through the creation of it. We'll put all the sound effects in, should I Okay?

Speaker 4:

So it's two parts apple-pucker and one part vodka. Lots of ice, shake it For a good minute I like the sound of that and then pour a tip lid off. Sometimes the lid sticks. You've got to crack it and then pour it into a cocktail glass and it's the perfect drink for the summer.

Speaker 2:

So you've just served us an apple-tini. Each Cheers, everyone Cheers.

Speaker 4:

There we go, clink, clink yeah.

Speaker 2:

Oh, it's because it's like Wow, it's quite sharp, it's very sharp, it's really lovely.

Speaker 4:

Pure alcohol, yeah, gorgeous. Which kids don't drink? No, it's bad for you.

Speaker 1:

Thank you Brian.

Speaker 2:

Over the age of 18 only, exactly, but that was really tasty.

Speaker 1:

Brian, we're just really glad to have you back on Solid Ground. Thank you. Obviously, you've been flying high in Las Vegas.

Speaker 4:

Las VJAS, yeah VJAS, how long were you there for Only four days, but Flying visit Long enough. Yeah, I am absolutely Skinned and yes, he has lost all of his money.

Speaker 2:

I've got nothing left.

Speaker 1:

He's come up with a sippy cup, though.

Speaker 4:

I'm living in a carball box at the back of Potters. No, it was an amazing place, it really is. It's very expensive, very, very expensive. Yeah, like $12 a bottle of beer.

Speaker 2:

That's how I always find this really interesting, in that I always rate countries. Every time you talk about a country, it's how much a beer is? Yes, Everywhere you go it's like well, I like Norway, but it was $11 a pint and that's why you really go. Well, probably won't go back there anytime soon, but you do. You're just. Everywhere is rated by how much the beer is.

Speaker 4:

Yeah, that's actually very true. Actually, norway is very expensive. Yeah, yeah, the tax. You're absolutely right. No, it's funny enough, but off the strip was a lot cheaper. But on the strip it's like being stuck in Disneyland. Where did you visit? Where did we visit? Oh wow, red Rock Canyon. The Grand Canyon was a three and a half hour drive one way, so we were wasted seven hours, it's just a load of red rocks. Anyway, it is really.

Speaker 1:

Once you've seen one, you've seen them all.

Speaker 4:

You've seen a rock. It's a desert. What can you?

Speaker 1:

do? We've got rocks on the sea.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, they're not. Red rocks All canyons?

Speaker 1:

No, but we can spray paint them red, you could do yeah and dig a small trench and hops and beets would be.

Speaker 2:

How was the Red Rock Canyon?

Speaker 4:

Amazing, absolutely fabulous. You drive around it and at every point there's a stop and at those stops you get information about who used to live here and with the prospectors who come across from the east, who did use to live there, people from the east coast. When they said Wagons West, they all moved across and if they went across Nevada it was all rocks and mountains. But a lot of people used to live there and used to be an old quarry there and amazing I love historical stuff A load of square blocks where they quarried the original buildings of Las Vegas Strip, the Las Vegas Strip back in the 50s, and they built with this quarry and the quarry is still there till this day. It's amazing, wow.

Speaker 1:

Look, Brian, you've been working here for a couple of years now.

Speaker 4:

I have Speed by.

Speaker 1:

Really I have speed by and you've had quite an extensive career. What was your first experience with your profession?

Speaker 4:

Oh crikey. My first experience was probably 11 years old and I was in a show at the Queen's Theatre in Horn Church. Shout out to the Essex Horn.

Speaker 3:

Church, horn Church. Oh yeah, come on.

Speaker 4:

And the Queen's Theatre was where I started my career with Bob Thompson. He was the artistic director of Blood Brothers.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 4:

And a lot of Bill Kenwright shows would be shown and tested at the Queens. One of them was Jesus Christ Superstar, believe it or not. The other was Blood Brothers, which went on to become a phenomenal success here in the UK and somewhat in the rest of the world, and more recently at the Norwich Theatre Royal, and I've never seen it.

Speaker 2:

The UK, america and Norwich, and Norwich.

Speaker 4:

Yes, well, it's been off I love the order of that.

Speaker 1:

That's the sort of level that I was in the progression route. That shows usually take yeah.

Speaker 4:

Well, of course they all landed at the Theatre Royal, but no, it was at the Theatre Royal on tour and it was an amazing show. It really was a fabulous show.

Speaker 2:

I still haven't seen it, I've just only heard.

Speaker 4:

I've heard songs from it and I've heard about it, but I still haven't got time and then I went on to do other shows and then I knew I wanted to be an actor.

Speaker 2:

Where did that come from then? Where did the love and the want to be a performer come from? I was eight years.

Speaker 4:

Imagine this Ginger, eight years old Ginger. I was a Ginga. My cousin Tony took me to see Annie the Musical and I was eight, and did you?

Speaker 2:

relate to this.

Speaker 3:

Well, I was ginger child, ginger child and I was like now it's time and maybe when I wake.

Speaker 1:

come on, Jack, won't you please come get your baby, Just ruining that memory Maybe.

Speaker 4:

Oh, beautiful, beautiful, and I feel physically sick.

Speaker 1:

He's like President Roosevelt. Before Annie sings, the sun will come out tomorrow.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, sandy's chair, we live away as quickly as you can. Sorry, brian.

Speaker 4:

And then it was at the ABC Cinema in Romford and I used to live in Dagnam at that time. We drove, we got the bus back and on the way back I couldn't stop singing the songs. But I knew then that I wanted to be on stage or on television. My mum and dad would love to send me to drama school but they just couldn't afford it. You're talking even in the late eighties, early nineties. You're talking thousands and thousands per term and they just have the money to do it. And then the natural progression. For that I was at Sandra's Draper and I was doing another show. It was for called MISPA and it was supposed to be transferring from the Hornchurch Queens Theatre to the West End and it was for Bill Kenrape and Bob Thompson was the director. He was the artist director for Blood Brothers and I was doing Annie, the musical on my last year at high school On their way.

Speaker 2:

That must have been a weird sort of who are you, Brian?

Speaker 4:

Rooster. Of course I could Rooster when I was eight, oh really. My school, oh, Brian.

Speaker 1:

I knew you were the same.

Speaker 4:

Yeah, yeah, I love it Is a street Is a street, Annie.

Speaker 1:

Oh, we've run the wrong verse. We've run the wrong verse.

Speaker 3:

Annie is the key. Yes sir, yes sir, yes, sir.

Speaker 1:

Did it, did it? Anyway, look in a mirror for you, and there it is, this is your future, brian's my icon.

Speaker 4:

And then sat in the audience. It was a woman called Lynn Farrow and at the time she worked for Havering Council and I was one of the last people in my council to get a full scholarship. And she said, brian, if you want, we would love to offer you the opportunity. I was 16 at the time and it was my last few weeks at school and my dream came true and I will never forget her name. Her name is Lynn Farrow. You're listening, sean-aliens, hi, lynn, big shout out to her. But she was the person that set me on this path for my career, and I would end up going to a teleconty in London.

Speaker 2:

Wow, and a lot of things happened there for you, didn't they?

Speaker 4:

Yeah, we did the Royal Variety Show there, the Brian Connelly Show. I got to work with some really big heroes in my Michael Ball. Oh, crack of the old when Bernie Winters died You're too young to say Bernie Winters, Bernie Winters and Schnalbits. We did the Remembrance Show at the London Palladium and every star you can imagine that was on television there from LWT and ITV and the BBC was there to pay a tribute to Bernie Winters and I got to work with some of the biggest names.

Speaker 2:

And not only did you meet all of those people there, but you also met Paulina there, didn't you? I did yes, Sorry. I was trying to guide you towards it. Thank you very much.

Speaker 4:

Well Ironic, my message I've settled down now with. She was in the students, which is the kids at the school uniform. I was in the seniors and she was 15 when I first met her and I fell in love with her then, but before then, after that, our lives kept crossing over. She went for one West End show that I would then transfer over to. I was auditioned for Panto and she was in part the casting.

Speaker 2:

Throughout your life, you've had all these moments where you. I really love stories like that, when life or the universe keeps bringing you back together. It does, which is really lovely.

Speaker 1:

Did you know it's very possible that I saw Brian in Panto when I was younger.

Speaker 4:

That's right, it's Royal Windsor.

Speaker 1:

I used to go there every year and Brian was in it, Jack.

Speaker 4:

I was. It was either Puss in Boots or Cinderella. Who did you?

Speaker 2:

play in Puss, in Boots Puss.

Speaker 4:

I was you either left Boots or no, I was actually the dance captain on both the shows and I got to understudy Rod Hull. It was actually a few months before he died, actually.

Speaker 3:

I remember we talked about this before.

Speaker 1:

I think people are going to blame you, Brian. This is the problem.

Speaker 4:

Yeah, I wasn't holding the ladder, I promise. And the second one was Cinderella with my hero and I got to sit in his dressing room and talk about Basil Brush. No, it wasn't Basil Brush, it was Eric Sykes, oh goodness. And he was my dad and I loved the film the Plank and I've got a VHS copy.

Speaker 2:

I've never heard of the Plank.

Speaker 4:

Oh, it's got. There's only one word spoken in this entire film, is it? Yeah, it's about a plank of wood and they're building these houses and they're missing a plank of wood and Eric Sykes, tommy Cooper, hattie Jakes, all the old stars.

Speaker 4:

And the guy wrote for the Goons, peter Sellers, one of the biggest stars from Britain, harry Seacum. He wrote for all those big people and I actually got to play the ugly, sister. I never learned the lines because these stars never go off. And the star went off and I was taking warm-up and the director said to me Brian, you're on as Salmonella, because it was Salmonella and I was like, oh, I don't know the lines, but anyway, hattie Jakes and the Green Goddess funny enough.

Speaker 2:

How did you get through that then? How did you get through not knowing the lines, improvise the?

Speaker 4:

hell out of it. It was great.

Speaker 2:

Have you got a film? This is quite interesting. You talk about film that you watched at the Plank, and I was thinking about this yesterday. Have you got a film and same for you, henry? Is there a sort of film that you, when you were younger, you would always watch on repeat? Because I was thinking, I always thought I didn't have that. But then I remembered two films that I always used to watch over and over again, because some kids do, don't they? They just watch a film, same film, on repeat over and over again. What was your film? Oh, I've got two.

Speaker 4:

The first one was the Last Starfighter.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 4:

Which, oh, it's a classic, and the other one was He-Man and Masters of the Universe. I loved those two films. I would literally the VHS copy, would, would, would, would be worn out. We'd be worn out. Yeah, yeah, but it was fabulous.

Speaker 1:

One of my favourite life memories in general and it's very sentimental was when I used to be at home back from school and if it was a reindeer or something, Mum and I would always have like a duvet day of watching films. And there are so many films, it's like one of my favourite memories. Wish I could turn the clock back sometimes.

Speaker 2:

I know it's almost like sometimes you don't realise that you had your last rainy day watching films with your mum.

Speaker 1:

Oh don't, because she's going to be crying now.

Speaker 2:

No, no, but that is that's not the truth. You don't realise that one day that is your last one oh. God, I don't think you can't do that. Moving forward, but it's just not the same. There's loads of those films, it's like.

Speaker 4:

It's like when you're. When I was a kid, I remember my mum picking us up from school from from past those primary, and she'd always give me, get me a chocolate bar and it would always be a Curly Whirly. I used to love a Curly Whirly.

Speaker 3:

Curly Whirly? No, they were massive.

Speaker 2:

They were huge. And the thing about Curly Whirly is you'd eat it and it feels like you're getting so much more because they're all like Caramelly, like you're chewing it for a longer. Yeah, I loved a Curly Whirly.

Speaker 1:

That was why I hate them.

Speaker 2:

I cannot deal with them Is it because you've got Curly, whirly hair. Lack of substance. Lack of flavour. Lack of flavour. I just never liked them.

Speaker 1:

Oh, I used to love a Curly Whirly.

Speaker 2:

No, I'm a bouncy boy Top tier. I think we've mentioned this on the podcast before you mentioned Gladiator as it's just a film. You can watch it over and over again, yeah, and first, before I move on to my point, gladiator 2 coming out.

Speaker 4:

How do you feel about that I?

Speaker 2:

know I can't wait. I don't know how I feel about it, but I'm intrigued. I can't wait.

Speaker 4:

It's even going to be like when Phantom, the second Phantom musical, came out, where it was a I'm sorry God, we don't talk about. Love never dies or what we call it paint never dries because it was awful. It was awful, but I was so disappointed. It's even going to be a disappointment. Yeah.

Speaker 3:

It's going to be. I can't see how.

Speaker 4:

He's not in it.

Speaker 2:

He's dead. That's what I mean. Yeah, that's the bit that I'm like. Russell Crowe's not in it. He is the Gladiator.

Speaker 3:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

But is it about his son? I can't remember the.

Speaker 3:

No, his son died as well, if you remember oh yeah, it was killed by.

Speaker 2:

Have you seen the Gladiator? No, because this brings me on to my other one, the one film I think I can always watch time and time again, and I think you haven't seen it, henry.

Speaker 4:

So I think, when I get my house on a rainy day, Do say day, we're not going to sit on the roof together, but I can see both. Shawshank, redemption what a feel.

Speaker 2:

Just because I think everybody should watch Shawshank Redemption at least once a year. Yeah, I'll watch that with you, jack. Back to Joseph, yes, back to Joseph. From Shawshank Redemption to Joseph. Do we really talk about this?

Speaker 4:

Everyone knows this. No, no, but I think people don't when they don't.

Speaker 2:

This is the thing, and I think it's, we're like it's great, it's probably a history, Brian. How did that go? How did that come about? First of all, let's talk us through that.

Speaker 4:

I just got back. Where was I? I think I was in Greece. I just got back from Greece and my agent called me and said Brian, we've got an audition for you. Go to London for this. And I said okay, what is it for? So I said for Joseph, and I'd never heard the music before, never I'd heard the soundtrack with Jason Donovan, but I'd never heard the music itself. So what I did was I went along to the no, I'd tell that was my audition was the afternoon. But I saw in the stage newspaper there was an audition for Miss Saigon, for Germany, and I thought, oh great, I don't mind traveling, I don't mind going across. Anyway, I got through to the final for Miss Saigon, I was at Pineapple Studios and my agent called me and said Brian, get to the other studio now.

Speaker 4:

You've got to audition for Joseph, otherwise Bill Kenright will never see you again and I'll never be seen and none of my cl Get there now. I was like, oh, but I'm Just go. So I went along, did the audition and then I was called back. I was called back to Bill Kenright's office and he had an office in Sharpsby Avenue at the time and it was right where obviously all the theatre land is and it was beautiful, beautiful Victorian four-story building and he's obviously was at the top floor and his office was pure white, his desk, and there was a piano there and David Steadman was playing the piano and Henry Metcalf, co-wrist, himself was a choreographer and yeah, it was an amazing. I feel very privileged to be part of that alumni and that show, and that show now is going to become a film. I think Ariana Grande is in it and a few other people.

Speaker 2:

The second favourite, ariana, on this podcast, according to.

Speaker 1:

Henry, yeah, ariana DeBose being the best.

Speaker 4:

But yeah, no, it's.

Speaker 2:

It's just, isn't it weird, how like just people keep coming up in conversation on this podcast.

Speaker 1:

Sorry, we've had so many references to Ariana Grande on this podcast.

Speaker 2:

Really, it's a really random one. That is, random people that keep popping up. I didn't know they were doing a new one.

Speaker 4:

Yeah, they're doing Well. They've done all the, they've remade all the musicals, but they've got that one coming up, I think Sunset Boulevard. Well, you thought they did. Cats, though, brian, I know I actually Do you know what? It was slated, but I enjoy it.

Speaker 1:

It's a very legitimate story that was confirmed by the man himself that when the Cats film came out. You may know the story already, but when the new Cats film came out, I have seen yes, I've read this. Andrew Lloyd Webber hated it so much that he bought himself a dog. Really, I read that and he's openly said the reason he bought himself this dog was for how horrific the cat's film was.

Speaker 4:

I actually really enjoyed it. I mean, I saw it in the West End and I think I think it was. You either love it or you hate it. It was a part of theatre land back in the 80s and 90s. If you came to the West End, you went to see Cats, you went to see Les Mis. It's a bit like if you go to Las Vegas you see a Cirque show.

Speaker 1:

Last night I got really bored and I was on Google Maps and I just did that thing. Have you ever gotten so bored that you just zoom into a random place and see where you go? So I do know what you mean. I was sat on my phone and was looking at something on a map and then just zoomed into a random place. It's actually quite freaky because, do you know, out of any place in the world that I could have zoomed into, I zoomed into the boat yard bar, that's really weird.

Speaker 4:

I just took the boat yard in Barbados, yeah.

Speaker 2:

Oh, I have to keep saying. This is quite another thing that just keeps coming up on this podcast is the Caribbean, but I think it's because of my love and the boat yard.

Speaker 1:

I was like that's so freaky.

Speaker 2:

And how good is the boat yard.

Speaker 3:

The boat yard. We talked about it in the last episode with Joe.

Speaker 4:

But yeah, the boat yard for those listening it is the most incredible place. It's where all the performers, all the techies, everyone from the cruise ship goes along and only a few guests know where this place is. I don't know how much it is now, but it was 20 bucks.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I think it's like $20. You were there a few. Well, yeah, and actually quite funny because obviously they prioritized the crew members, because it's basically a crew bar but you can pay to go in there, right? And me, when I went in March, me and Rob went there and we were meeting up with Yasmin, who obviously used to work here. We just arrived on the ship. I know we had an overnight and the next day we got there, so we were a little bit hungover because we went out in Barbados that evening.

Speaker 2:

And then we went to the boat yard, but they wouldn't let us in because it was full, like all of the sun lounges and everything was taken and they were asking like are you crew? And I was like yes, we are crew. And they were like have you got? Your crew car and I was like well, we're sort of like we're guest entertainers, so I basically was just trying to fly off we were guest entertainers, so we've got a guest privileges, so we've got a guest cabin card, but we are crew.

Speaker 2:

And then she was sort of buying the story, but not at the same time and in the end I sort of rang Yasmin and then she came over and then I think that convinced her. Oh no, they know all this group, but it was just this blatant lie. Like you could tell that one of the people who worked there just knew we were lying to try and get in there. But we were like we'll sit on the floor anyway, but it was really funny how we got in there, that's a classic Rebecca Patterson trick.

Speaker 1:

My mom has done this classic thing so many times of just sneaking into places. Brian, the best, I think one of her best moments was it was Horse of the Year show, which is the people who are in the equestrian world. This is like a huge event to get into. A huge event Takes place at the NEC, I think now, but anyway, who cares so anyway, really prestigious event, difficult to get into, and there are these kind of really stupidly expensive passes that get you like a gala dinner and all of this type of thing and they're right on the ring and mum left it far too late to get really any ticket.

Speaker 1:

So, decided that what she was going to do was get her friend Lisa to wear a high vis and carry a photography bag. She was going and she was going to go in and say that she was the writer for the Daily Mail. And she goes up to the press office, goes, yeah, hi, I'm here to do the article for the Daily Mail. And they hand her a press pass. No, say, yeah, your table's there, the gala dinners at this time, your ring side. But what she completely forgot was she thought obviously Lisa, who was also horsey, could then just come with her. Oh no, lisa's then led into the ring to start taking the photos. Well, the photography bag she's been given didn't have a camera in it, it was just a bag, empty bag.

Speaker 1:

So Lisa's there to kind of stood there prepping her shots the whole time. Mum goes and sits on this long table with you know, big kind of purple and gold drapes and everything you know, there's really lavish seat and she sits next to the editor of the Times and he goes you're not the Daily Mail editor. And she goes. I know, I've got to come clean. No, I'm not. Here's what's happened. And he found it hilarious and he said to her look, I'm going to make a deal with you. I'll keep your secret, but I know nothing about horses, so you have to write this article for me, and she did so.

Speaker 1:

After all of that, she ended up writing the Times Horse of the In Show article.

Speaker 2:

Amazing, I love that sort of thing. Not quite as obviously. I just ended up sneaking into the boatyard and drinking drinks.

Speaker 1:

No, it's a man's of rum, but but it's led me to realize it's very easy to sneak into places and I now always carry with me and I probably shouldn't say this in a podcast I have from playing a very similar trick once and because I legitimately have done it, but I now have my pass from my various visits to the BBC Studios in London. I forgot to hand back my pass back to reception and I now have a BBC press pass with me at all times so that if I ever Are you listening to BBC?

Speaker 1:

They don't care about this podcast, so when BBC sounds decide they want to produce this, I'll give it back. I'm going to hold it at Ransom until they decide to produce the podcast.

Speaker 2:

Let's do a bit of a challenge for you now. Okay, let's do it. This is what we get everybody to do. This is called the ABC quiz, which stands for Anything but correct. You've got 46 seconds to answer as many questions incorrectly. Is it 46?

Speaker 3:

No 48. 48.

Speaker 2:

That's what I was going to say. 48 seconds to answer as many questions incorrectly as possible.

Speaker 1:

We do have an example question, which is if we said what colour is the sky, you could say Green. Exactly, brian. That was good, and it's quick as well, quick, fast.

Speaker 2:

This is good. So, brian Graves, your time starts. I feel like this is a bit like Mastermind now.

Speaker 3:

I don't know what it is about.

Speaker 2:

Perfect, here we go. Your time starts now. What is your name? Lisa? Name a pizza topping Mushroom. Name something you drink Toast. Make the sound of a sea lion man.

Speaker 4:

Woof, woof.

Speaker 2:

Name something you ride. Fox Can't make an omelet without breaking a few. What Stones? What do you kick in football? A stick. Finish the sentence. The name's Bond Fruit. Name something you would wear on your head A tree, joseph and his Thong. Name something that grows on trees Chicken. And one more question USA stands for.

Speaker 4:

The end of the world.

Speaker 2:

Oh the pressure it is. We've both done it ourselves.

Speaker 4:

Oh, wow, and you go, damn it. I should have yeah, as soon as you Mr.

Speaker 1:

Graves. Some gorgeous answers there, my friend. I sadly have to take one point away from mushroom.

Speaker 4:

You knew that was going on.

Speaker 1:

I know, I know, I don't even know what you think. Well, I did know what you were thinking.

Speaker 3:

You were thinking of a pizza topping but that's not what you should have been thinking of.

Speaker 1:

I will give you some bonus points. This is You've given to me one of our favorite ABC answers in history. Really, what's that? Which is Joseph and his thong?

Speaker 2:

Yeah, interesting. What were you thinking about at that moment when we said Joseph and?

Speaker 1:

you bring back a memory for you Brian?

Speaker 4:

No Well, yeah, we should have used the way it's dance, dance pad and belt. But I don't want to hear about Jason Donovan's dance belt, brian.

Speaker 1:

For that I give you one of our highest ever bonus point. Scores of three bonus points. Really Three for thong, three for thong. We'll also give you one bonus point for the end of the world, being USA, because, depending on what president is in office at the time, could possibly be true. So for that, brian Graves, you end with 15 points.

Speaker 2:

Scores on the Doors for the ABC Quiz Season Two. Third place, dan Fox 10 points. Second place on 14 points Joe B and top of the leaderboard with 15 points. Just one point in it, brian Graves.

Speaker 1:

If you were to spend a day here as a guest, what would that day look like for you, Brian?

Speaker 4:

Breakfast as much egg and bacon as I get. I love egg and bacon. I say like Homer Simpson. And then go do a few quizzes and then from that quiz Any particular specialist subject for quizzes.

Speaker 4:

Not really. I love all quizzes. I'm one of those secret geeks that loves figuring out the answer, even if it's wrong. Just figuring it out somehow. But looking at the window, right now, it's gloomy, it's dark, it's windy, but if it was ideal day it would be the South Terrace 79 degrees, pims in my hand Very specific and Fahrenheit for us all. Oh, it's got to be a certain degree. 82, 84, it's just perfect. Watching someone on the Garden Terrace singing. Who would you like to watch on the South Terrace.

Speaker 4:

All of you guys, I'd love to see Henry and Jack and Mark singers.

Speaker 1:

I didn't have to say Henry, I'm just going to cut it after the first word. I'm just going to cut that.

Speaker 4:

But no, I'd like to see. I think I've got to say I believe in attitude, gratitude and I'm so grateful to be working here. We work in the number one result in the country. We have amazing talent surrounds us.

Speaker 1:

We have Sorry, just whilst you're saying this, because you're showing gratitude, we do need to play our music for gratitude corner oh yeah no, we've got a new, so welcome back to Brian's Gratitude Corner.

Speaker 3:

Gratitude Corner.

Speaker 4:

I'm grateful to be working here, actually. I mean, as most people know, I've got arthritis in both hips. One hip's been fixed, the other's not, but I'm grateful for the care and understanding and consideration that the company's shown me. They do look after us. We are. It's a family run business and it's run in a way a family would. They surround each other and they help each other, and I am grateful to be working here. It's an amazing place and I'm very lucky and we have to stop ourselves and realise how lucky we are and potters, Brian's grateful for you.

Speaker 3:

We're so grateful for you.

Speaker 1:

Sorry, so we were at your perfect day. What about in the evening, Brian? What do you like doing in the evening and what show would you want to be watching this evening? This evening, if?

Speaker 4:

I was to watch. I've got to say and I'm biased, I think the variety I'm very proud of the variety show.

Speaker 1:

You should be.

Speaker 4:

Brian, I'm very proud, not just because of me, but because of you, because of all the other performers in it. There's only six people when we hold that show.

Speaker 2:

I really like I, just I enjoyed watching you in it, specifically when I watched it a couple of weeks ago Because of the lycra, it wasn't necessarily the Doc Martens, oh my.

Speaker 4:

God, the Big Daddy, love suit yes.

Speaker 2:

It's interesting. I mean, if you're watching variety, just stick around right to the very end so you can see Brian in his Big Daddy costume. Just a bit, it's very tight.

Speaker 4:

There is air conditioning there is air conditioning on.

Speaker 2:

No, I just think you really do give it, do you?

Speaker 3:

know what I mean.

Speaker 2:

You give it. We're going to move on now to our main interview point of this conversation. If you were a biscuit, if I was a biscuit, if you were a biscuit, which biscuit would you be?

Speaker 4:

Oh, what's the pink wafer one?

Speaker 3:

A pink panther. Is it called a pink?

Speaker 4:

panther Is a wafer.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, yeah, I know the one you mean, but I, we used to have them.

Speaker 1:

We used to call it little tea at boarding school. It was our afternoon tea at 4 o'clock. What was your nickname, little H? It was funny. It was our afternoon tea that we had at 4 o'clock every day and we would go into the dining room and they'd put out some biscuits. They would always be left with the pink panthers because no one wanted them, Brian I didn't mind them.

Speaker 4:

But why would you be a pink panther? Because I'm that biscuit Everyone goes. Oh, it's you, Hello I won't touch you.

Speaker 2:

And nobody really knows what your name is. Yeah, what's that? What is that? Thanks, jim. No, I'm just from that description, oh.

Speaker 1:

I love a hobnob. Oh, I love a digestive. What is that?

Speaker 2:

No, I like that. I like Because it's different isn't it, I'm different.

Speaker 4:

I like to think I'm different.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, wouldn't you be a ginger snap?

Speaker 4:

Not now. I've got highlights so nice you have, but the highlights are different. I'm different, I'm different. I like to think I'm different. Yeah, I like to think I'm different, but the highlights done in Vegas.

Speaker 2:

Another done here in the UK. Oh wow, yes, my hair goes a little bit highlighted in the summer.

Speaker 1:

It does. That's what I said to you the other day. I thought you'd been to Larry King.

Speaker 2:

If your house was on fire, yes, and you were to run in, the family were all safe. What's the one thing that you'd save? My laptop, your laptop, yes. Any particular reason? Why Is it got incriminating evidence?

Speaker 4:

No, it's got all of the work I created when I was producing and designing shows. It's got all of my memories, brain it's got brain in that computer. It's got everything in there.

Speaker 1:

Brian, if you were stuck on a desert island with one Potter's team member, who would it be?

Speaker 4:

I actually haven't got one. I would be there on my own because I would want to split you guys up.

Speaker 2:

It could be any team member, someone's, not us. No, I'll take that equation.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, just any team member on resort who do you think might be the most useful, most entertaining.

Speaker 2:

Keep you company, anyone. That's a really difficult question.

Speaker 4:

It is a difficult question.

Speaker 2:

I would have to think about that. While you're thinking about that, if you were given an elephant Right, so you can't sell the elephant, you can't give it away what would you do with the elephant?

Speaker 4:

What would I do with the elephant. I would suppose I'd learn to ride it. Yeah, yeah, because then you can pick things up and put things down and move things around. What?

Speaker 2:

was the first thing you'd pick up with your elephant.

Speaker 4:

A tree trunk I don't know.

Speaker 2:

I like that. Would you ride it to work?

Speaker 4:

Oh God, yeah, Absolutely yeah, down the A47. Yeah, yeah, great, I wish you've not got far to go, so I suppose it would be. No, not really. I could go to the beach with it. Yeah, yeah, we could frolic in the water and pick shells and stones up.

Speaker 2:

Elephant would love that yeah.

Speaker 1:

Final question yes, final question of the entire podcast, and I think you're going to struggle with this one because we still haven't got an answer about who you'd take on a desert island.

Speaker 2:

I can't decide.

Speaker 1:

And you have to. You have to answer this one, otherwise we'd just sit here and decide who would you rather take on holiday Me or Jack.

Speaker 2:

Oh, everybody has to answer, but we'll just sit here and silence and stare awkwardly at you until you give us an answer.

Speaker 4:

Oh no, don't do that to me, boy. No, I can't, I can't do it. I told you.

Speaker 2:

Lowmorph, lowmorph I can't get on with it. No, you've got a tune, you've got a tune. Okay, this is purely Only one seat on the plane. It's not optional.

Speaker 4:

Purely for no other reason other than when near the age, it would be Jack. Only for simple reason, not because I dislike you or look, I love you, you know I do. I think the world of you. But Jack is nearer my age.

Speaker 2:

That's a good excuse to use so Jack's old. Thank you very much. Yeah, that's what you're saying.

Speaker 4:

He's nearer my age and we would enjoy the same chess and dominoes.

Speaker 1:

I played chess and dominoes, yeah, but you'd beat me. Okay so just because Jack is incompetent Got?

Speaker 3:

it.

Speaker 2:

No, I don't think that's true.

Speaker 1:

Thank you, Brian. Well, Brian, I do forgive you for that then.

Speaker 4:

No, you know, I love you.

Speaker 1:

You know I do. No, I do, brian, and I love you very much as well. Well, brian, we've gathered enough information to allocate you a job in our new, all-exclusive Board of Directors Fabulous, and the job that we would like to give you is Resident Mixologist.

Speaker 4:

How fabulous.

Speaker 1:

Because you are the Tom Cruise of Hopton On Sea, as people often call you. We think it's only fitting that you join the board as our Resident Mixologist, because board meetings need sprucing up, Brian.

Speaker 4:

They do?

Speaker 2:

We want board meetings, any cupboard meetings. Ah, I see what you did there. I'm reusing the joke that we use for our Episode one. No, it's just our listeners.

Speaker 1:

It's just our joke. Yes, it's just our one joke, but there we go. No, brian Graves, it's been an absolute pleasure. Thank you, boys.

Speaker 2:

You obviously start on Monday. What's the first thing you're going to do as Resident Mixologist?

Speaker 4:

I'm going to do a cocktail of every. Every time I have a meeting, there's going to be a cocktail of the day.

Speaker 2:

If you were to relate each of us to a cocktail, which cocktail would you relate to?

Speaker 4:

I would say you are more than the hito. Okay, white rum, brown sugar, a little bit of mint this is Nickname Mejito Nice and minty, nice and fresh. Thanks, brian, whereas you would be a Long Island iced tea. I love a Long Island, a Long Island, all the five up Vodka rum, all of the alcohol, all the alcohol in one shot A little bit of lemon, a little bit of lime, a little bit of coke and lemonade?

Speaker 2:

Yeah, because it's Well. I think soon we need to go out and have Mejito Long Island. What cocktail would you describe yourself as?

Speaker 4:

Apple-tini.

Speaker 2:

Apple-tini, apple-tini, give us one more shake of your mixer.

Speaker 1:

There you go. Thanks, your face, and that was quite interesting. Thank you, brian Bye. Guys, that's good to be on this.

Speaker 2:

Thank you very much. There we go. There was Brian's episode of the All Exclusive podcast.

Speaker 1:

I really fancy a coconut dream.

Speaker 2:

You're not allowed to say that anymore. You've been banned. It's one of the banned words now.

Speaker 1:

The cocktail that we mentioned in Brian's episode has now been banned by Mike Scott because apparently it sounded too much like a euphemism.

Speaker 2:

I don't know where he got that from.

Speaker 1:

Honestly, instead of it's the most innocent cocktail.

Speaker 2:

If only he wanted us now to call it a pina colada. Well, that's the correct name for it. If he wants us to call it a pina colada, then that's up to you, Mike.

Speaker 1:

Mike, thank you. Thank you, Mike, for banning coconut dream.

Speaker 2:

And then placing it with pina colada.

Speaker 1:

Well, Jack, who do we?

Speaker 2:

have on the podcast next week. We're going back to Five Lakes next week, aren't we? Henry, can't be back and forth like a yo-yo Jack. Oh God, think of the mileage he's killing us.

Speaker 1:

Have you claimed back your petrol yet, by the way? No, I haven't. No, go down and see Debbie.

Speaker 3:

Yes, debbie, I saw that out Debbie, we're coming for you, petrol's not cheap nowadays.

Speaker 2:

No, it's not Trust me.

Speaker 1:

I'm going to be back to Steve's company, who arguably is and I know we've not actually interviewed many people yet for this season is one of my favorite interviews Because there is something that happens in Chloe's interview that will send shock waves through the rest of season two. Oh yes, it's something I'm really excited to start talking about. This will be I'm literally thinking same scale as the puffin. I mean, this is what we mean by large scale.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, forget about who can beat Usain Bolt. Yeah, the question is, who can find Mylene Klass?

Speaker 1:

That's right. So tune in to begin the hunt for Mylene, starting next week on the All Exclusive podcast. But our bonus episodes come very shortly as well, Don't forget. We'll also reveal a little sneak peek of the spooky seance next week as well.

Speaker 2:

Ooh, spooky Maybe we'll talk a little bit more about it.

Speaker 1:

Certainly, all that's left for us to say is bye, Bye, jack. I may have charged a couple of pounds to your credit card as well whilst I was on the phone to the playdium.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I thought you would.

Speaker 1:

I booked some tickets to see Crazy for you at the Gillian Lynn.

Speaker 2:

Well, I look forward to watching that.

Speaker 1:

No for me.

Speaker 2:

No, identity theft is a crime, henry. You wouldn't steal a car, you wouldn't knock over an old lady for a pack of triple ply toilet paper.

Speaker 1:

You wouldn't knock over a bin Mary and James McCullough.

Speaker 2:

You wouldn't pirate a movie.

Speaker 1:

But you would commit identity theft. This is the longest sting we've ever done. See you later. Everyone Bye.

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