Now, Suranne Jones, look at you now,
you know, Dr Foster, Gentleman Jack on HBO, and yet there was a time
in your career when maybe people would not have predicted
those glittering heights. One of your first jobs
was in theatre education? Was it Craggy…?
TIE. TIE. CragRats. CragRats? Mm. So CragRats would go round to
schools… Yeah. ..and what were you teaching people? So, have you ever done any TIE
stuff? No. At drama school I did, yeah. So, you get your van
and you get your set and you get your costumes,
which people have borrowed from all their aunties and nanas
and stuff like that, and bad wigs, put it in the van, go
to all the schools and we were teaching post-education options, so we would go in and
set our thing up and then the 15, 16-year-olds would
come into their assembly and then I and my team would sing
songs to them about their options, and obviously have deeper chats as
well, but it was like pop songs to let
them know their options. One particular was
an S Club 7 song… GRAHAM CHUCKLES ..so we’d go in and sing… # Don’t stop, never give up # Hold your head high
and reach the top # We’re all doing an NVQ # And working in a job! # LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE And then did you get feedback? Yeah, then, to make it worse,
like that’s not bad enough, then you give out forms and you say,
“So what did you think “of the CragRats?” because obviously
it’s a community thing, you need to give feedback,
and we’d go in the van, get our butties from down the shop,
and mine would usually say, “The one with the dark hair
has big tits!” LAUGHTER What’s a CragRat? So that’s the company,
that’s the TIE company. Oh, OK. And what did they mean
when they picked “CragRats”? I’ve no idea. It actually kind of sounds
like more of your code! What was that meaning?
I was a CragRat, yeah. “We’re going to inspire young people
in their lives “and we should call it CragRats.” LAUGHTER Then I did a diversity thing
for binmen in Blackburn. Binmen? In Blackburn? Yeah. And we sang Abba songs. Yeah. Abba? And that was…?
Wow. You’ve lived! LAUGHTER Again, yeah.