Plot twists can make or break a TV series. They can be the reason you fall in – or out of – love with a TV show. Or force you to resurrect your Twitter account to share your shock with other viewers.
In normal times, life doesn’t usually throw the same twists at you as TV frequently does. But the sudden change of direction that we are all sharing due to the coronavirus pandemic emphasises how you can very suddenly find yourself on a different journey to the one you planned. And, consequently, with more time to listen to podcasts.
Whether it is the revelation that The Good Place is really the Bad Place or the cliff hanger at the end of an episode of EastEnders or Hollyoaks, a plot twist can change the dynamic of a show or take a series in an unexpected direction.
On NOW TV’s Plot Twist podcast, hosts Tom and Fran invite an eclectic mix of TV and film stars to describe their own “plot twists”, where life, work and love have taken unexpected turns.
Guests have included Bulletproof stars Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters, comedian Karl Pilkington, The Trip duo Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan, and Intelligence's David Schwimmer and Nick Mohammed. The famous faces touch on their most memorable plot twists on and off screen, from unconventional career shifts to their standout TV plot-twist moments.