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From the Archive: Funny Cow - Maxine Peake & Tony Pitts

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15 Dec 2021
20 min listen

Maxine Peak plays Funny Cow, a woman who want to make people laugh, someone who refuses to give up on her dreams. The film is the fictional tale of a woman who dreams of making it in the unforgiving northern comedy circuit of the 70s. 

On this week’s archive edition we grab some popcorn and speak to actors Maxine Peak and Tony Pitts about their 2017 cinema collaboration. In Funny Cow - Tony Pitts is the writer, Adrian Shergold directs and Maxine Peake stars. Alongside Maxine, the cast include Tony Pitts as her husband, Paddy Considine as her boyfriend, Alun Armstrong as tragic comedian and mentor Lenny, and Lindsey Coulson as Funny Cow’s bitter Mother.


From the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classical music and cinema podcast archive as we rediscover interviews and discussions with artists, with our long-standing producer and presenter, Ben Eshmade. 

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