The Cop Who Went To Prison (Season 8, Ep 6)

Michael Bunting always wanted to be a police officer. He qualified aged 19, with his Dad’s old Constabulary collar number. Then, one Summer Sunday evening, his life changed forever.


Whilst attempting to detain a violent suspect, he was severely beaten. He kicked out - and was charged with common assault. As he recalls in this compelling conversation with Olly, this one moment lead to a two-year ordeal, culminating behind bars at HMP Armley, where his fellow inmates chanted ‘Slaughter The Pig’...


Elsewhere on this week’s show, Ollie Peart heads down to the canal to investigate the trend for millenials to live on house-boats - and uncovers a world of communal living, technological sacrifices and ‘cassette toilets’.


Meanwhile, down the Foxhole, Alix Fox provides an explainer on polycystic ovaries, and advises a listener whose friend intentionally deceives sexual partners about her infertility.


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This week’s Lifehack comes courtesy of Alex, bar manager for Beany Green South Bank - with his Top 3 tips on how to make the perfect margherita: buy the finest white Tequila, use agave syrup rather than brown sugar, and always ensure your lime juice is freshly squeezed.


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Finally, our record of the week is ‘Water Run’, from Californian psych-rock outfit Fine Points, out now on Caroline Records.


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See You Next Tuesday!


Presenter: Olly Mann. Contributors: Ollie Peart, Alix Fox, Michael Bunting, Fine Points. Producer: Matt Hill. Theme Music: ‘Skies Over Cairo’, by Django Django. Graphic Design: Jenny Mann Design. Copyright: Olly Mann / Rethink Audio 2018.