Brits In The Wood Podcast

FROM HOLLYWOOD Caroline Feraday and Claire Bullivant present an entertaining and informative weekly podcast, with a focus on interesting Brits in Hollywood – and Hollywood viewed THROUGH the eyes of interesting Brits. Join us each week for a fresh perspective on what it’s like to be a complete fish out of water – a Brit…in the Wood (Hollywood, that is) as we greet fellow Brits and Anglophile Americans who have something to say on LA!
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May 29, 2017

You’ll recognise her velvety dulcet tones anywhere, especially if you lived in the UK during the 90s. Lisa I'Anson was one of the original ‘ladettes’ and proponents of Girl Power. She was also THE presenter on Top of the Pops and BBC Radio 1 from 1995 until 1999. However, she was very publically sacked on air after failing to show up for her morning radio show after going missing after clubbing in Ibiza. It was THE news story of the year. So what happened in those missing hours? Lisa finally tells all…


Today she’s loving life living in LA with her husband Amos Pizzey, cofounder of Talent House and manifesting greatness wherever she goes. Download to listen to the inspirational and super fun Brit in the Wood superstar that is Lisa I’Anson…

May 22, 2017


Chesney Hawkes was an overnight heart-throb at the age of just 19 when his 1991 debut single ‘The One And Only’ became a smash hit. His face was in every teen magazine and adoring young girls across the world had his picture on their bedroom walls.

However, The One And Only proved to be an embarrassingly accurate title – because he never had another hit. Then when his record label dropped him and refused to take his calls; he suddenly discovered he was broke. But like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the one and only Chesney made a come back and is now happier than ever. Speaking to Brits in the Wood, Chesney explains how at 19 he was clueless about the harsh realities of the music business but 25 years on he has no regrets – today he’s loving life living in LA with his model wife and 3 children, he’s incredibly successful writing music, touring and working as a mentor on hit shows like The X Factor. He’s one of the nicest and most talented singer / songwriters in the biz, the one and only… Chesney Hawkes.

May 15, 2017


Mr.C from The Shamen (or Richard West to his family) has been one of the most influential figures on the electronic sound for decades. From his humble beginnings as an MC in his home city of London, right through to present-day and his position at the head of Superfreq - one of dance’s most innovative labels - Mr.C has consistently pushed the envelope to give us some of the finest electronic music of the past thirty years.

‘The Shamen,’ for whom Mr.C performed as front man will be recognised by practically everyone who was alive in the 90s, and rightly so. Tracks like ‘Move Any Mountain,’ ‘Boss Drum’ and of course, that one - ‘Ebeneezer Goode’ - have cemented themselves in the minds and hearts of so many, for whom electronic music makes up a huge part of their lives.

Download to listen to one of music’s most iconic figures as he stops by for a chat with Brits in the Wood to discuss making music, taking drugs, transcendental medication, and his journey from milk man to world wide superstar. The Superfreq himself, Mr.C…

May 8, 2017


Television presenter Carol Smillie started out on game show ‘Wheel of Fortune’ but it was the hit DIY series ‘Changing Rooms’ that made her a British household name. However, she’s gone from changing rooms to changing careers, and is now running her own business empire: ‘Pretty Clever Pants’ for Life’s Little Leaks!


Download to listen to the very smiley, beautiful and entrepreneurial Brit in the Wood Carol Smillie as she talks to hosts Caroline and Claire about her genius IQ, discovering sex toys under the bed and how her knickers are flying off…

May 1, 2017

After starring in the BAFTA award-winning ‘Made in Chelsea’ British reality TV show, Gabriella Ellis is now based full time in Los Angeles. She has rebranded herself as ‘London Ellis’ this side of the pond and has her sights firmly set on a successful career in the USA pop charts.

Download to listen to the beautiful and talented Brit in the Wood singing sensation that is London Ellis as she talks to hosts Caroline and Claire about getting to America, her mates Professor Green and Rita Ora, and how she’ll have a baby with Ollie Locke when she’s 40 if she keeps dating American Psychos…