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Ep. 31 – Producer & Songwriter Simon Climie

Producer & Songwriter Simon Climie

In this first anniversary episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews multi Grammy award-winning Producer and Songwriter Simon Climie.

Simon enjoyed great international success in the 80s as the singing half of the British pop duo Climie Fisher with smash hits including Love Changes (Everything). He also wrote hits for George Michael, Aretha Franklyn, Pat Benatar, Smokey Robinson and Jeff Beck.

But it’s as Eric Clapton’s long time producer and collaborator that Simon is best known. Very conveniently, Eric Clapton’s first Christmas album, Happy Xmas, is released today.

We have tracks from Eric’s hot of the presses new album as Producer Simon Climie explains how the songs were chosen and played. Also some of Simon’s biggest hits and tracks he produced for Singing Sensation Michael McDonald.

And Tracy Ullman and Julia Fordham sing us Happy Birthday!



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Ep. 30.5 – Happy 1-year Anniversary Wishes from Tracey Ullman and Julia Fordham

Julia Fordham and Tracey Ullman


Comedy Legend Tracey Ullman – a former guest of The Chat and tennis partner of Claire’s – and Legendary Songstress Julia Fordham – Claire’s sister and singer of The Chat theme tune – wish Claire Fordham and The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast a happy 1-year anniversary in this quick clip sent from London.


You will not want to miss Tracey’s spot-on impression of Claire or their beautiful rendition of the ‘Happy Birthday’ song!




Ep 29 – Actress & Poker Player Jennifer Tilly

Actress & Poker Player Jennifer Tilly

In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews Oscar nominated actress and star poker player Jennifer Tilly.

Jennifer is perhaps best known for her role as The Bride of Chucky in the horror franchise but she is much better than that with critically acclaimed roles in Dancing at the Blue Iguana and Bound. And an Academy Award nomination for her role in Bullets over Broadway, directed by Woody Allen.

Then there’s her other career as poker player where Jennifer is one of the few players, men or women, who can afford to buy into big games. Jennifer chats about some of her favorite roles, being directed by Woody Allen, her own close call with a Hollywood Executive in light of the #MeToo movement and the crazy world of poker where she confirms the rumor that she has won almost a million dollars playing poker and how much she has lost.

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Ep. 14: Comedy Legend Tracey Ullman

Comedy Legend Tracey Ullman

In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews comedy legend and actress Tracey Ullman.

Tracey has won seven Emmys and been nominated 24 times. So far.

Tracey has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and was the first recipient of the Charlie Chaplin Lifetime Achievement Award for Comedy.

She’s at the top of her game on both sides of the Atlantic with new series on HBO and the BBC. I reckon the best is yet to come for this outstanding tour de force. This is us chatting  about tennis, comedy, acting, plastic surgery and much more.


Tracey as Dame Judi Dench


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