The Trap Door

23 EpisodesProduced by The Trap DoorWebsite

Funny people talk about having children."A frank, fearless and funny guide to parenting" The Guardian.Comedians, actors, writers and other interesting people talk about the emotional impact of having children and how it has altered the relationships with their partners, families, careers and sense o… read more

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23: The Trap Door - Sarah Camlett

July 24th, 2019

Sophie talks to the agent Sarah Camlett about sperm bank shopping, parenting with Alexa and asking for help.

Sarah is a highly successful acting agent …

22: The Trap Door - Sadie Hasler

July 10th, 2019

Sophie talks to columnist, playwright and actor Sadie Hasler about the Essex Girl stereotype, maternal anger and cool scars.

Sadie's plays Pramkicker …

21: The Trap Door - Harry Peacock

June 26th, 2019

Sophie talks to actor and writer Harry Peacock about the sanctity of a good routine, his experience as a child actor and  the social etiquette of …

20: The Trap Door - Paul Ready

June 12th, 2019

Sophie talks to actor Paul Ready about stay at home Dads, sleep deprivation and the challenges of working abroad.
Paul is a prolific stage and TV …

19: The Trap Door - Marcus Brigstocke

May 29th, 2019

Sophie talks to stand-up, writer and actor Marcus Brigstocke about projectile poo, the danger of the internet and what to do if your baby loses a finger.
Marcus has appeared on many TV and radio shows including …

18: The Trap Door - Tamara Harvey

May 15th, 2019


Sophie talks to award-winning theatre director Tamara Harvey about the emotion challenges of striking a work/kids balance, interfering strangers at bus stops and the guilt, the guilt, the guilt, the GUILT!

Tamara is …

17: The Trap Door - Hayley Jayne Standing

May 1st, 2019


Sophie talks to actress, comedy writer and creative pee artist Hayley Jayne Standing.

Hayley is currently appearing in Sitting at the Arcola Theatre …

16: The Trap Door - Katherine Parkinson

April 17th, 2019


Sophie talks to BAFTA winning actress Katherine Parkinson.

Katherine has appeared in a multitude of things including The I.T Crowd, Humans, The …

15: The Trap Door - Sally Clarke

April 3rd, 2019


Sophie talks to 'stay-at-home-mum' Sally Clarke.  Formerly an advertising copywriter and communications director she stopped working when her first child was born in 2014.   She talks about the gender 'trap door' of …

14: The Trap Door - Sian Pattenden

March 20th, 2019


Sophie talks to writer, artist and stiletto-wearing buggy-wielder Sian Pattenden.

Sian started writing for Smash Hits when she was 18 and has been interviewing pop stars ever since - for The Face, The Guardian, Select …

13: The Trap Door - Stuart Goldsmith

March 6th, 2019


Sophie talks to comedian, podcaster and master Lego builder Stuart Goldsmith.

Stuart has been performing stand up comedy for over a decade and …

12: The Trap Door - Barunka O'Shaughnessy

February 20th, 2019


Sophie talks to writer, actor and reckless scooter mum Barunka 'Danger' O'Shaughnessy.

Barunka co-wrote Hunderby with Julia Davis and has appeared …

11: The Trap Door - Wendy Wason

February 6th, 2019


Sophie talks to stand-up, actress and toy disposal expert Wendy Wason.

Wendy has been performing stand-up since 2004 and has written and performed three Edinburgh shows (performing two while 9 months pregnant in …

10: The Trap Door - Alice Lowe

January 23rd, 2019


Sophie talks to actor, writer and director Alice Lowe.

Alice wrote and starred in the feature film Prevenge while she was pregnant with her daughter.  Before that she has starred in numerous things including Garth …

9: The Trap Door - Sam Pamphilon

January 9th, 2019


Sophie talks to comedian, writer and a major investor in buying kids movies on Amazon Sam Pamphilon.

Sam is best known for being half of the Edinburgh comedy double act McNeill and Pamphilon and the co-creator and star …

8: The Trap Door - Jenna Russell

December 26th, 2018


Sophie talks to Olivier award-winning actress Jenna Russell about IVF, co-sleeping and shouting at Sir Peter Hall.

Jenna is a hugely successful …

7: The Trap Door - Cariad Lloyd

December 12th, 2018


Sophie talks to comedian, writer, actor, improviser, podcaster and downright overachiever Cariad Lloyd.

Cariad was nominated for the Edinburgh Best Newcomer award in 2011 and has gone on to appear in numerous radio and …

6: The Trap Door - Lucy Montgomery (ft. Paul Nicholls)

November 28th, 2018


Sophie speaks to writer, actor and Osama bin Laden impersonator Lucy Montgomery.

Lucy has appeared in a load of TV and radio shows including The Mighty Boosh, Bo Selecta, The Life of Rock with Brian Pern and Radio 4's …

5: The Trap Door - Sarah Solemani

November 14th, 2018


Sophie talks to actress, screenwriter and massively untidy person Sarah Solemani.

Sarah is best known for being 'her' from Him & Her and Renee …

4: The Trap Door - Margaret Cabourn-Smith

October 31st, 2018


Sophie talks to comedy actress, writer and carrot mother Margaret Cabourn-Smith.

Margaret has had a prolific comedy career appearing on TV and radio …

3: The Trap Door - Fergus Craig

October 17th, 2018


Sophie talks to actor, writer and lonely alcoholic Fergus Craig. 

Fergus has appeared in numerous  shows on radio and TV including Star Stories, …

2: The Trap Door - Daisy Haggard

October 3rd, 2018


Sophie talks to actor, writer and wee-catcher Daisy Haggard.

Daisy is best known for her roles in Uncle and Episodes and is just about to star in …

1: The Trap Door - Anna Crilly

September 19th, 2018


Sophie talks to actor, comedian and potential stroke victim Anna Crilly.

Anna is best known for her Channel 4 sketch show Anna & Katy and for playing Magda in Lead Balloon. She recently starred in Danielle Ward's …

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