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The Wrong Bed is currently on a seasonal break (apart from the occasional special episode), but you can listen to more than 50 episodes of darts' finest podcast by clicking on the small black arrows in the grey boxes below, via iTunes, or on this (fairly slow) direct download. You can also listen via our facebook page, and keep in touch by emailing email@example.com, or following @thewrongbed on twitter.
Launched in 2009, and now having completed four series and approaching 100,00o downloads, Tricky D and I are extremely grateful to everyone who has contributed to the show so far. If we have plans for a fifth series, you will read about them here.
Friday, May 17 2013
PL finals night - Every Loser Wins
A special episode sees us return to London's O2 in the company of RVB, MVG and BJG for the finals of the 2013 Premier League. Darts doesn't get much bigger than this. (That's Big John Gwynne, by the way).
Friday, January 25 2013
Back to the future
The mini-series ends with a look ahead to the key questions of 2013 - who will win the World Cup, who's likely to have a good year, and what will Rod Harrington have to say about it? PDC Chief Exec Matt Porter and BDO Comms Director Robert Holmes tell us of their plans, plus there's a virgin speech and Deta Hedman telling us about women's things. Enjoy - maybe in two parts, it's blooming long!
Friday, January 18 2013
A Lakeside special (with extra chips)
We're at the Lakeside to celebrate all things BDO at the 2013 World Championship - and are joined by two World Champions, Wesley Harms, Richie George, TV's Scott Mitchell and Robbie Green, amongst others. Prepare to be dazzled (although it goes on a bit!)
Sunday, January 06 2013
Another PDC year over, a new BDO one just begun
We wrap up the Ally Pally world champs in the company of Raymond van Barneveld, pay a visit to the PDC Awards Dinner, discuss the new Premier League with Wes Newton, say hello to another year at Lakeside, and bring back Threux Sans Frontieres - all in 44 minutes.
Sunday, December 30 2012
PDC semi-finals night
Nine-darters, oche altercations and Tricky D's replacements revealed - Ally Pally semi-finals night does not disappoint.
Friday, December 21 2012
The end of round one
Our review of the first round of the 2013 PDC world championship is in the company of one of the forty players who have gone home (Mervyn King), and three who still have designs on picking up the trophy (Dean Winstanley, Wes Newton and Steve Beaton). Plus, we get to the bottom of John Part's mural madness, and check out the runners and riders for round two.
Friday, December 14 2012
Ally Pally opening night
Following literally tens of requests, we're back with a whimper and an episode recorded entirely in the chaos of the opening night of the PDC world championship. Ady Lewis pops along for a chat, Paul Nicholson talks pecks, bullies and being the bad guy, and we review the last year and preview the next three weeks. It's good to be back.
Friday, February 03 2012
Series 3 comes to an end with the Crafty Cockney himself, Eric Bristow. Plus we're joined by the only darts player who has had a race of people named after him, and we discuss why darts hasn't made it into the mainstream with writer and broadcaster Sam Delaney - all whilst in jovial end-of-term mood.
Friday, January 20 2012
Tony O'Shea, and the man who made darts a sport
There's bumper episodes and there's 49 minutes of stupendous darting chat, including our Lakeside 2012 review in the company of TV's Scott Mitchell, and an interview with everyone's favourite nearly man Tony O'Shea. Plus, we reveal ongoing plans to get darts into the Olympics, and hear how darts became a sport in the UK, thanks to Sir Bob Russell MP.
Friday, January 13 2012
From Lakeside with Love - Anastasia Dobromyslova
Another special episode, this time looking back at the fabulous 2012 Lakeside women's world championship in the company of the new and returning champion, Anastasia Dobromyslova. Plus we say thanks to the women who successfully campaigned for the final to be shown live on the BBC. Girlpower!
Friday, January 06 2012
Hammertime - and BDO previews
With so much World Championship darts to talk about it's lucky we've got Andy Hamilton to speak to about the PDC event, Dave 'The Badger' Prins about the BDO, and both Trina Gulliver and Anastasia Dobromyslova about the unified women's version. Plus Marvin Gaye, John Gwynne's ipad and Barry Hearn's suitcase. Goodness.
Friday, December 30 2011
And then there were four - Ally Pally quarter finals day
For this special episode we are back at Ally Pally chatting to victorious quarter finalists Simon Whitlock and Adrian Lewis, and catching up with the big cheese of PDC darts, Barry Hearn. Plus we get to climb the rickety steps into the Sky Sports studio, so that Wayne Mardle, Dave Clark and Rod Studd can help us review the tournament so far.
Friday, December 23 2011
Mighty Mike and Cock Hand Rand at the Palace
In a bonus episode almost live from Ally Pally, we review the extraordinary first round of the PDC World Championships, talk to Mighty Michael Van Gerwen, and ask Scott Rand the sort of questions your grandmother wouldn't like. Two fat ladies anyone?
Friday, December 16 2011
PDC World Champs - here we come!
It's World Champs time and in a bumper episode we preview the Ally Pally tournament with up-and-coming stars Peter Wright and Steve Brown, look back at Kevin Painter's fantastic success in the Players' Championships, and give PDC Chief Executive Matt Porter a grilling about the future of the sport. Plus, we launch our World Champs bingo, and Tricky D risks his mortage on Big Bad John Henderson. 45 minutes of average darting chat - I wouldn't pay for it; lucky it's free.
Friday, December 02 2011
Being Beaton & Pipe dreams
It's housewives favourite time, as Steve 'The not-quite-so-bronzed as he once was but still looking pretty good for a 47-year old dart player Adonis' becomes the 15th world champion to appear on the show. Plus, 2011's form player Justin Pipe gives a very good defence of his methodical style of play. Oh, and we review the Grand Slam, and I pretend that it's nice to have Tricky D back.
Friday, November 18 2011
Grand Slam of Darts special
With Tricky D in 'Nam, Stuart Pyke steps into his shoes with disarming comfort for a special episode featuring more darters than we care to mention. But here's some of them - Phil Taylor, Paul Nicholson, Adrian Lewis, Barry Bates, John Part, Tony O'Shea, Co Stompe. Plus we talk about burn-out in the sport, and some players reveal their amazing celebrity status.
Friday, November 04 2011
Great Scott(s) - Waites & Mitchell
Scott Waites reveals his plans relating to the PDC; Scott Mitchell reveals remarkedly little; we talk double-Dutch darts with Lakeside qualifiers Joey ten Berge and Christian Kist, and we look ahead to the Grand Slam of Darts.
Friday, October 21 2011
Cowboys and Princes: Bob Anderson & Richie Burnett
'The Limestone Cowboy' Bob Anderson gives an extended interview about his life and career, and we look back at the highlights and surprises of the PDC World Grand Prix with the main men responsible - Richie Burnett and Brendan Dolan. Plus, Tricky D picks over the bones of Bobby George's Bobby-Q ribs, as seen on Celebrity Come Dine with Me. Luvvly jubbly.
Friday, October 07 2011
You can't beat a bit of Bully
Tony Green helps us to celebrate Bullseye's 30th birthday, we talk PDC youth darts with Rod Harrington, chat with new BDO referee Hugh Ware, and give an airing to our new darts-based sitcom, Keeping up with the McDonalds. Your charity money, that's safe.
Friday, September 23 2011
Human Target - Adrian Lewis
PDC World Champion Adrian Lewis tells us about his new found celebrity status, we begin our lengthy build up to World Championship season, and Lakeside qualifiers Gary Stone and Andy Boulton both give us the 'every darters dream' line.
Friday, September 09 2011
Darting on Ice - Barry Gilbey
We're back! Series 3 kicks off with an exclusive interview with new BDO Chairman Barry Gilbey, a trip to Hull for the World Masters, and a chat with Glen Durrant. Plus, we launch not one but two new features.
Friday, June 17 2011
The Best of Series Two
It took a few months, but we dug out the not so bad bits of Series Two, recorded a few pieces to link them together, and hey presto, it's The Best of Series Two, including Taylor, Gorman, Croft, Barneveld, Waites, and a whole hunk of other dastardly dartists. And yes, the bit about Denis Ovens is included too, obviously.
Friday, February 18 2011
Darts Can Only Get Better
Series two of The Wrong Bed comes to an end with a bumper episode looking at how to improve the sport, including contributions from Adrian Lewis, Gary Anderson, Terry Jenkins, Mark Webster and Wayne Mardle. Plus, our guide to life in darts without The Wrong Bed, the top darting films, and far too much end-of-term merriment. It's not quick, it's not clever, but we hope you enjoy it regardless.
Friday, February 04 2011
A Few Good Men
Andy Smith helps us chew the fat, Vassos 'The Greek' talks tennis and darts, and I get to meet my darting inspiration, Keith 'The Fella' Deller. All this cheers us up after the disappointing news that ITV have pulled out of darts - again.
Friday, January 21 2011
End Of The Worlds As We Know It
It's back to normal service in The Wrong Bed studio as we look back at the glory days of the 2011 World Championships, including interviews with Mark Walsh and Scott Waites. Tricky D has a threesome with the Ally Pally walk-on girls, and our 'There's More Than One Phil Taylor' feature reaches new heights. You'll never look at Dennis Ovens in the same way.
Sunday, January 09 2011
SPECIAL: BDO World Championship 2011 - Finals
The last of our special World Championship episodes sees Tricky D sink into my sofa as the BDO tournament reaches its fairly predictable conclusion. Bring on the donkeys.
Friday, January 07 2011
SPECIAL: BDO World Championship 2011 - Round 2&3
The BDO World Championship bursts into life at the quarter final stage. With Tricky D indisposed, I'm joined in The Wrong Bed by Scotty Mitchell, Dean Winstanley, Stuart Kellett, Trina Gulliver and BBC Commentator David Croft. Cracking.
Monday, January 03 2011
SPECIAL: PDC World Championship 2011: Finals
Live from Tricky D's sitting room we're watching Adrian Lewis take on Gary Anderson for the title of Champion of the World - and exclusively reveal why the walk-on girls were replaced for finals night. Irreverant darts chatter doesn't get much tougher than this.
Sunday, January 02 2011
SPECIAL: BDO World Championship 2011 - Round 1
We're at The Lakeside for day 2 of the BDO World Championship. It's farewell to O'Shea and Fitton, Ross Smith makes a name for himself, and chatty Chizzy Chisnall chats.
Thursday, December 30 2010
SPECIAL: PDC World Championship 2011: Rounds 2 and 3
Terry Jenkins, Gary Anderson and Vincent van der Voort were all victors in the third round of the PDC World Championship - and they each speak to The Wrong Bed in this special episode live from Ally Pally.
Thursday, December 23 2010
SPECIAL: PDC World Championship 2011: Round 1
The first of our special episodes includes a chat with Colin Lloyd and a look at round 1 from Ally Pally.
Friday, December 17 2010
5 Gold Slings
All attempts not to be festive fall flat as World Championship fever takes over The Wrong Bed, with help from Mark Webster and Darryl Fitton. Happy Dartmas!
Friday, December 03 2010
Everybody Loves Raymond
Raymond Van Barneveld joins us in The Wrong Bed (no, that's no meant to be funny), we look back at the Grand Slam of Darts, and grill PDC Chief Executive Matthew Porter about the state of professional darts. Plus we look ahead to the World Cup of darts with Co Stompe, who insists on talking about Dutch football. Nice.
Friday, November 19 2010
Grand Slam Auto 2
We're back at the Grand Slam of Darts where we talk to more players than Phil Taylor has pairs of glasses - including Hankey, Lloyd, Lewis, Baxter, Wright, Phillips and 'The Power' himself. We find ourselves in the ITV truck with Eric Bristow, Tricky D's Tricky 3 takes on a life of its own, and Stuart Pyke tells us about his fruit intake. Only on TWB.
Friday, November 05 2010
The Young Ones
Stuart Kellett, recent finalist of the Winmau World Masters, joins us in The Wrong Bed alongside Rod Harrington, and Paul 'He's Bad' Nicholson. We look at the youth game in the company of a whole host of youth stars, and launch our latest competition. Plus all the usual news, views and nonsense.
Friday, October 15 2010
Every loser wins
Darting gentleman Wayne Jones joins us in The Wrong Bed as we pick over the losers at the World Grand Prix, discuss darts sponsorship, and challenge Andy ‘The Hammer’ Hamilton to answer Tricky D’s Tricky Three. Do you sleep in a Bensons Bed?
Friday, October 01 2010
With craic at the Grand Prix from Dublin, darting violence and an interview with Paul Nicholson (he's bad), The Wrong Bed is back with more of the same. Plus, the Come Dine With Me Three reveal all - podcasts don't get much tougher than this.
Friday, September 17 2010
In a special episode of The Wrong Bed we bin off all the usual nonsense for a rare and in-depth interview with the Godfather of Darts, Olly Croft. He's the man that everyone in darts has an opinion about; here's a chance to review yours.
Friday, September 03 2010
Following the recent revelations in cricket we consider darts relationship with betting, and (unrelated) continue our forward view of the year with a look at the BDO in the run up to the Lakeside - in the company of the excellent Scott Mitchell. Plus, darts finest podcast meets darts finest workplace in another installment of Threux Sans Frontiers
Friday, August 20 2010
A whole lotta history
We look forward to the rest of the PDC year alongside rising star Jamie 'Jabba but nothing to do with Star Wars' Caven, and back to the origins of darts in the company of Doctor Darts himself, the excellent Patrick Chaplin. All this from my kitchen. Whatever next?
Friday, August 06 2010
Such a perfect Dave
Dave Gorman is in The Wrong Bed, fresh from his appearance on Bravo TV at the European Championship. Plus, we give last month's World Matchplay from Blackpool the once-over and look ahead to Phil Taylor's significant birthday. Darts in Afghanistan anyone?
Friday, July 16 2010
Things to do in Blackpool when you're dead
The World Matchplay takes centre stage with Colin Lloyd, our answer to the World Cup octopus, and plenty of things to do in Blackpool if you get beaten in the first round. Plus, listeners darting inventions get their first airing, including 'wicketkeeper' and 'wet cloth'. It's a belter.
Friday, July 02 2010
Where have all the darters gone?
The sizzling summer of sport continues, but there's no darts on the telly! We speak to The Sun journalist Phil Lanning about how darts can compete with the bigger sports, and have a general love-in with Dave Allen, the PDC's PR god. Plus, we've got three more Phil Taylor's to tell you about. Pass the suncream.
Friday, June 18 2010
Following the recent World Championship qualifiers, women's darts takes centre stage without a patronising comment in sight. Stacy Bromberg gets in The Wrong Bed alongside Sky Sports commentator Dave Lanning, and we discover whether there actually is more than one Phil Taylor. Lock up your sons.
Friday, June 04 2010
The Way You Make Me Phil
We're back! Series 2 is underway and it's all about Phil Taylor, with an exclusive in-depth interview with the most successful sportsman of all time (his words). For good measure, we launch our new feature, There's More Than One Phil Taylor, and catch up on three months of darting news in less than five minutes. Not 'arf.
Thursday, April 01 2010
The Bounce Out Awards
The inaugural Bounce Out Awards come live(-ish) from Stevenage in front of a packed audience of dishy darters. Tricky D and myself prove to be the worst award hosts since Sam Fox and Mick Fleetwood (and don't expect to be invited back), but the audience seem to enjoy the gathering of the great and the good from the world of arrers.
Tuesday, March 16 2010
Episode 9 - State of the Dart
The final episode of our first series takes a serious tone, with Tricky D finally letting me rant til my heart is content. Luckily Alan 'The Saint' Tabern steals the show, with his straight-talking no nonsense attitudes towards darts a far cry from dartatainment, ably supported by the wonderful Deta Hedman. Once again, darts is the winner.
Tuesday, February 16 2010
Episode 8 - There's no place like dome
TWB visits the former Millennium Dome to witness the emotional launch of the 2010 Premier League, and be part of the biggest darting event for a generation. Loud, brash, and in your face, and that’s just the Barry Hearn interview. Meanwhile, Terry Jenkins responds well to his 'Lovejoy' nickname, but we are too scared to tell Mervyn King what we call him. Darts literally doesn't get any bigger than this.
Saturday, January 16 2010
Episode 7 - Oh we do like to be beside the Lakeside
Tricky D is on fine form during his first visit to the Lakeside - in the company of Wolfie, Tony, Chizzy and Trina, amongst a cast of thousands. Sid clears up the 'only one word for that - magic darts' argument, and there's a lot of chat about all the recent World Champs. All we need now is a nickname for Ronnie Baxter.
Wednesday, December 16 2009
Episode 6 - Do they know it's Christmas?
A plethora of predictable puns are interrupted by Tony Green and Stuart Pyke looking forward to the two world championships, Tricky D checking out darts in Iran, and Scotty Waites laughing all the way to the bank. About that Two Ronnies sketch...
Monday, November 16 2009
Episode 5 - From Wolverhampton with love
We're at the Grand Slam of darts with more guests than Jonathon Ross - including the three W's, Wade, Waites, Whitlock. Anastasia drops in after her fantastic televised victory, and we have a proper chat with the Chief Exec of the PDC. All this, The Two Ronnies, some bar-room action and Tricky D trying to talk science. It's a cracker.
Friday, October 16 2009
Episode 4 - Sixty-two green bottles
Wednesday, September 16 2009
Episode 3 - The Great Divide
This month in The Wrong Bed the legendary Mike Gregory breaks his silence about the big split, Martin 'Wolfie' Adams explains why he will never play in the Grand Slam of Darts, and we illustrate quite how badly darts is portrayed on the radio - thanks to BBC Radio 4's The Archers. I'm knackered just thinking about it.
Sunday, August 16 2009
Episode 2 - Wade's world, party time!
James Wade tells us a lot of stuff he might regret, Sid Waddell says a load of things we don't understand, and US Sitcomes come under the dartoscope. Even Angela Merkel makes a surprise appearance.
Thursday, July 16 2009
Episode 1 - Vegas, baby!
The Wrong Bed launches with a Las Vegas Desert Classic Special. There's an extended interview with three times World Champion John Part, a preview of the World Matchplay, and Colin 'Jaws' Lloyd tells us about Jenny Priestley's breakfast. It could only be darts.