10th August 2020. 38 minutes.
Is it a global pandemic or is it actually a global, site specific, highly ambitious, multi media/theatre piece? Hayley & Ruth firmly believe it's the latter and proceed to review...
1st March 2020. 35 minutes.
It's four years since the podcast reviewed the EU Referendum and in this episode Hayley and Ruth discus Brexit, as always with varying degrees of accuracy. Also Hayley explains self-care...
17th December 2019. 43 minutes.
Hayley & Ruth interview the incredibly softly spoken author Jinny Glover. A woman so quiet that members of her own family question her existence... Guest starring
Ruth Bratt ( @ruthbratt). Listen
6th November 2019. 33 minutes.
Hayley & Ruth are at the National Theatre waiting to review some play or other. But while they wait, they respond to a listener request to review popular television programme...
1st August 2019. 34 minutes.
Hayley and Ruth review the British heatwave. Despite uncomfortably high temperatures and melting train tracks, Hayley has had the time of her life during the heatwave, whereas Ruth refuses to...
16th May 2019. 31 minutes.
Hayley and Ruth head to the Fortune Theatre in London's West End to watch
The Woman in Black. Is the ghost in the play a spectre that only Hayley can... Listen
26th March 2019. 25 minutes.
Hayley and Ruth review self help books, including such classics as
Don't Forget Your Crown, Make Yourself Cozy and The Secret, in what turns out to be closer to an... Listen
22nd January 2019. 33 minutes.
Hayley and Ruth look forward to what 2019 has in store in arts and culture, reviewing art exhibitions, plays and films, none of which have happened yet.
Susan Harrison... Listen
22nd December 2018. 39 minutes.
Hayley and Ruth review the BBC1 Christmas Day schedule, which includes such gems as
Zog, BBC News, Christmas Morning from Oldham Paris Church and Hammy's Boomerang Adventure. Obviously they haven't... Listen
29th November 2018. 37 minutes.
As Christmas approaches Hayley and Ruth brave London's busy Oxford Street to watch Jodie Whittaker turning the Christmas lights on. Along the way they review the John Lewis advert... without...
19th July 2018. 35 minutes.
Hayley & Ruth review the cultural sensation of
Love Island. Hayley has seen every episode while Ruth hasn't seen a single episode and in fact doesn't own a television. This,... Listen
19th June 2018. 34 minutes.
Hayley & Ruth might have failed to secure free tickets to the latest Jurassic World movie, so they haven't actually seen it yet - but that won't stop them reviewing...
28th April 2018. 32 minutes.
After a never ending winter, for two whole days this April, the UK saw sunshine. Hayley and Ruth review this brief bit of British Summer Time from London's bustling Southbank,...
7th March 2018. 38 minutes.
In this episode, Hayley and Ruth are thrilled to chat to highly experienced actor Lesley Boughton, star of rep, fringe, big screen, small screen and medium screen.
14th February 2018. 28 minutes.
On the most romantic day of the year, Hayley and Ruth join Irish poet Fintan Cresss to review a restaurant and to talk about his latest book
Hallowed Halls. Listen
9th January 2018. 39 minutes.
From Ruth's old offices at the Telegraph, Hayley & Ruth usher in 2018 by reviewing the new year fireworks display. They also look back at their cultural highlights of 2017.
9th November 2017. 37 minutes.
Just in time for Christmas, Hayley and Ruth journey to Norwich to see a production of Cinderella by legendary panto director Reuben Bourgeois (
Alex Lynch, @AlexJRLynch) who explains how he... Listen
4th November 2017. 27 minutes.
This month, Hayley & Ruth journey to a remote Scottish island to meet renowned theatre director Athene Babbard and watch her new version of The Scottish Play (Macbeth). Lucy...
16th October 2017. 29 minutes.
Hayley and Ruth attend an invigorating piece of invisible theatre and review a Nordic bakery in London's Soho.
30th August 2017. 36 minutes.
Hayley and Ruth are back in London after a gruelling month of reviewing shows in Edinburgh. Hayley's had her heart broken, Ruth may or may not publish a review. Listen...
Susan Harrison (Hayley Danks)
Susan Harrison is an award winning character comedian, actor and improviser. Her solo show Creatures won the Three Weeks Editor's Choice Award at the Edinburgh Fringe and she is part of the Olivier Award winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical.
"A Perfomer with depth and range; able to read the audience with the precision of an old hand... a fantastic character comedian" - Chortle
Website @sueharrison123 Gemma Arrowsmith (Ruth Goodchild)
Gemma Arrowsmith is comedy writer/performer. She has most recently written for Tracey Ullman's Show, Newsjack and The Now Show. She has appeared in Charlie Brooker's How TV Ruined Your Life and Vic Reeves' Ministry Of Curious Stuff.
Gemma is brilliaaaaaant!" -
Website @mmaarrow Credits
Artwork: William Andrews.
Theme tune: Matt Lewsey and Amy Ashworth from Skiffle and the Piffles.