Interview: Leo Pearlman (Sunderland ‘Til I Die exec producer)

In the latest episode of the Beat The Press podcast, we speak to Leo Pearlman, executive producer of Sunderland ‘Til I Die.

Join us for a discussion that starts with Leo’s time on the Roker Park terraces, supporting the club he would go on to make a documentary about.

We look at the driving factors behind the second series of the programme, with first-hand insight into the thinking of owners Stewart Donald and Charlie Methven.

Leo talks to us about the ‘rotten’ culture they inherited, the transfer plans which were scrapped to sign Will Grigg and the lessons that both men could have learnt from Mike Ashley.

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In the second part of the interview, we talk through Sunderland supporters’ opinion of Stewart Donald and Charlie Methven, the remarkable relationship between Peter Farrer – taxi driver and arguable star of the series – and River Plate, and answer listeners’ questions, with Leo giving his view of the possibility of returning for a third series.