The Talking Pictures TV Podcast

The Talking Pictures TV Podcast

By Adam Roche

The official Talking Pictures TV Podcast, hosted by Adam Roche, and featuring reviews, recommendations, interviews, special guests and fascinating insights into the stars and creatives who've turned Talking Pictures TV into the largest independent TV channel in Great Britain!


Early June 2020

We celebrate Talking Pictures TV's 5th birthday with a galaxy of film and TV talent, from a Tony Hancock classic to lesser-known gem starring Megs Jenkins. Marvel at Dirk Bogarde's mind actually being bent. Gasp as a grown man owns up to a love of David Essex. Along the way we meet Shirley-Anne Field, Vincent Price and a vat or two of acid and not one, but two, Roger Moores.

Late May 2020

Welcome to the latest edition of the Talking Pictures TV podcast.Lots in store for you this time around with some Hammer horror, some Powell and Pressburger and some classic British TV science fiction.With vocal support from Diana Dors, Anthony Newley and even Elsa Lanchester we will also be bringing you a crime thriller featuring Frank Sinatra, family drama with James Mason and bit of good old fashioned British sauciness from Terry Thomas and Leslie Phillips.You can follow us on Twitter @tptvpodcastOr why not join us over at the Facebook group you fancy submitting a review yourself, get in touch at for details of how to get involved.And to sign up as a supporter, and to receive bonus audio go to
07/05/2056m 40s

Early May 2020

We're in uncertain times, but the show must go on! For the last days of April and the early days of May, Talking Pictures TV has a veritable banquet lined up, including a classic 50's disaster film, an excellent Carol Reed thriller, David Bowie at his most alien and a never before seen edition of Sunday Night At The London Palladium!You can follow us on Twitter @tptvpodcastOr why not join us over at the Facebook group you fancy submitting a review yourself, get in touch at for details of how to get involved.And to sign up as a supporter, and to receive bonus audio go to
24/04/2058m 46s

Late April 2020

Danny Kaye, the Tufty Club and Hitchcock's take on Freud. Just a small selection of the treats in the retro lucky bag of the latest Talking Pictures TV podcast. Mel Byron presents this lockdown episode, covering the latter half of April 2020.Guest reviewers galore rub shoulders with Peter Sellers, Barbara Windsor, John Mills, and can that be Googie Withers waving from the back? There's uplifting music and some fun facts, too. Join us as we celebrate the UK's best TV channel and its many delights.You can follow us on Twitter @tptvpodcastOr why not join us over at the Facebook group you fancy submitting a review yourself, get in touch at for details of how to get involved.And to sign up as a supporter, and to receive bonus audio go to
10/04/201h 4m

Early April 2020

Join Scott and a whole host of viewers as they lead us through such diverse reviews on two Alfred Hitchcock movies, four films from the legendary Amicus Productions and Jack the Ripper.There's Mike Sarne, Dirk Bogarde and Billy Liar...and we will even throw in some Terry Thomas and Arthur Askey for good measure.You can follow us on Twitter @tptvpodcastOr why not join us over at the Facebook group you fancy submitting a review yourself, get in touch at for details of how to get involved.And to sign up as a supporter, and to receive bonus audio go to
26/03/201h 3m

Late March 2020

The second half of March on Talking Pictures TV holds many delights, including a very British musical starring Jean Kent; Amicus taking a stab at science fiction; Joan Crawford in deadly peril; the juggernaut that is KONGA, and much more.If you've enjoyed this episode, consider donating to the Talking Pictures Podcast patreon at
13/03/201h 6m

Early March 2020

The Talking Pictures TV podcast is back!As ever, we are celebrating the very best in classic film and TV, this time highlighting some of the gems on the channel in the first half of March. What a first half it is too, like a classy cocktail party, with lots of old friends to cosy up to and plenty of new ones you've always wanted to meet, but haven't yet had the time.In the host's chair is Mel Byron, who'll be introducing the new podcast producing team and talking about one of her favourite subjects, Googie Withers – again! There are guest reviews galore, covering an eclectic range of films, from the timeless classic, Whistle Down the Wind, to the glorious Passport to Pimlico. On the way, we'll encounter some British noir, Sir Cliff Richard, and killer weed! There are one or two long forgotten goodies in there,too.So, something for everyone in this newest episode. Grab your favourite beverage, settle down and enjoy the ride. If you fancy submitting a review yourself, get in touch at for details of how to get involved.To become a supporter of the show, and to receive bonus reviews CLICK HERE
28/02/201h 6m

Christmas Special 2019!

In this month's show there's some sad news, but some good news too!Special guests include Dean Martin, Kenneth Williams, Dinah Sheridan, Christopher Lee, Lynne Frederick, Laurence Naismith, Diana Dors, Bing Crosby and Derek Farrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...rrr...
19/12/191h 0m

October 2019

Hellooooo to all you Talking Pictures viewers, and the spookiest of welcomes to this edition, just in time for Halloween…This month, Mr Daniel “Inside With” Reifferscheid takes over hosting and producing duties, and presents a spook-themed tour of what October has in store on Britain’s favourite television channel, with the help of the Talking Pictures reviewers, (and a guest appearance from Adam!).So hop on in to this month’s edition, featuring witches, beasts, spooks, and a raft of brilliance once again from your favourite TV channel!For more info on Daniel’s podcast CLICK HERE or HERETo sign up as a supporter of this podcast CLICK HERE
27/10/191h 7m

September 2019

In this month’s extravaganza, Adam and the Talking Pictures reviewers give you their verdicts on a whole host of upcoming treats in September, featuring Cary Grant, Morecambe & Wise, Claude Rains, Irene Dunne, Ralph Bates, Ingrid Bergman, Alfie Bass, Behemoth The Sea Monster, Kenneth Williams, Alastair Sim, Margaret Rutherford, Flanders & Swann, James Stewart, Arthur Askey and the devil himself!They’re all here, and you should be too!To sign up as a patron of the show CLICK HERE
06/09/191h 28m

Meet-Up - August 2019

Come along to the Anchor Bankside pub in Southwark, London from 5pm onwards on Friday 9th August, 2019!Come along, say hi, and talk about movies with us!For info on how to get there see the link below:

July 2019

In this month’s Talking Pictures TV celebration, we’ve got the biggest Hitchcock copycat ever, a racist musical, the first ever foreign language movie for the channel, a cursed sword-and-sandals production, Terence Stamp’s pubic hair, a husband trying to hide his wife’s deadly secret. the most successful British movie ever AND fabulous music from Sid James and the worst band the British Invasion ever produced!Starring Sid James, Klaus Kinski, Robert Young, Florence Bates, Felix Aylmer, Jean Simmons, Liza Minnelli, Flanders And Swann, Monica Vitti, Anna Neagle, Patricia Roc, Michael Wilding, Ida Lupino and many, many more!To sign up as a supporter of this podcast CLICK HEREWritten & Produced by Adam RocheGuest reviewers: Daniel Reifferscheid, Cev Moore, Mel Byron, Steve “Shameful” Noble, Claire Mortimer, Kate Bolin, Gareth Preston, Kelly Morton, Andrea Braid, Kelly Luther, Mark Cunliffe, Chris Hughes
05/07/191h 24m

June 2019

It's June!In this special episode, hear all about what Talking Pictures has coming up for its audience, in the company of your host, Adam Roche!Co-starring are Daniel Reifferscheid, Kelly Morton, Chris HUGHES, Chris & Eric Benson, Gareth Preston, Ally Pitts, Cev Moore, Gabriela Masson, Leigh Wilson, Melanie Williams, Steve Noble......and Just William, Sid James, Joan Sims, Bob Monkhouse, Dana Andrews, Bill Owen, Patricia Roc, and many many more!To support the show and to earn yourself some bonus material, CLICK HERE!
10/06/191h 22m

May 2019

Welcome back to The Talking Pictures TV Podcast!This time we’re taking a look at some of the treasures coming your way in May. We’ve got special guests, a VERY special celebrity guest, music, plus plenty of highlights from this month’s schedule, so come on in!Starring Robert Donat, Sid James, Bernard Cribbins, Robert Powell, Laurence Olivier, Kris Kristofferson, Boris Karloff, Rosemary Clooney, Christopher Lee, Harrison Ford, Beryl Reid, Googie Withers, Sylvia Sims, William Hartnell, Peter Lorre and many, many more!To become a patron of The Talking Pictures TV Podcast CLICK HERETo see a rather wonderful musical pairing CLICK HERE
15/05/191h 8m

April 2019

Welcome along to the April edition of The Talking Pictures TV Podcast!This time round I’ll be telling you all about the GREATEST MUSIC FILM OF ALL TIME! The most diabolical Ealing film of all time! The greatest BBC-based murder mystery OF ALL TIME!We’ve got music from Liz Fraser, Bob Monkhouse, Jim Dale, Perry Como, Sid James, Elisabeth Welch and Hoagy Carmichael.And guest appearances from Laurence Olivier, James Stewart, Shirley Eaton, Alec Guinness, Pierce Brosnan, Loretta Young, Dennis Price, Joseph Cotten, Joan Greenwood, Cary Grant, John Gielgud’s Evil Twin, Bette Davis, Richard O’ Sullivan, Neil Diamond and many more!And all of the treasures you’ll hear about are playing on Talking Pictures TV in April, so count your blessings and MAKE SURE YOU’RE WATCHING!On top of all this, there’s a fantastic competition for you to enter!To sign up as a supporter of the show, and to gain access to bonus review shows and an exclusive prize draw, CLICK HERE
03/04/193h 37m

March 2019

In this month’s mammoth compendium of treasures, Adam will be guiding you through reviews, a sea of special guests, some fabulous musical treats, a guide to what’s coming up on Talking Pictures TV AND a very special chat with Talking Pictures founder, Sarah Cronin-Stanley!We’ve got special appearances from Laurel & Hardy, Ingrid Bergman, Sid James, Cliff Richard, Laurence Olivier, George Formby, Will Hay, Joan Fontaine, Edward Woodward, Alfred Hitchcock, Nigel Bruce, Bill Owen and many, many more!It’s our pleasure to extend a very warm welcome to the UK’s Number 1 TV & Film Podcast!To sign up as a supporter of this show simply CLICK HERE and sign up. It only takes a moment, and you’ll be doing your part to spread the word about Talking Pictures TV!
02/03/192h 40m

March 2019 London Meet-Up!

Hi there!On March 5th, I’ll be dropping into London to attend a film screening with my good friend, BBC Producer Dominic Delargy, at The Barbican, and we thought it’d be an awfully good opportunity to hang out with you guys for a few hours, and so if you are anywhere near the capital on March 5th, or if you can make it here for the evening, then I’d love to meet you, reunite with you, have a few drinks with you, chat about movies with you, and maybe, just maybe, even buy you that ice-cream I’ve been promising you for years.So from 5pm to 8pm on March 5th, we’ll be at Finch’s on Finsbury Square in London, nervously awaiting your arrival, and very much looking forward to seeing you. Do come if you can. Details are below:For more details on the venue click here: AND if you’d like to come along with us to The Barbican and watch Ocean’s 11, the details are here: Hopefully see you there!
01/03/191m 9s

February 2019

Hello and welcome along to the very first episode of the all-new official Talking PIctures TV Podcast hosted by Adam Roche.In this episode, we’ll be taking you through some of the delights headed your way in February on the biggest independent television channel in Great Britain!We’ve got Boris Karloff, Sid James, Arthur Askey, Morecambe and Wise, Petula Clark, Eric Portman, John Le Mesurier, Alec Guiness, Celia Johnson, Sabu, Miles Malleson, Laurel & Hardy, Dirk Bogarde, Charlie Chaplin, Robert Donat, Honor Blackman, Googie Withers, Anthony Newley, Edward G. Robinson, Richard Burton and many, many more!Plus a whole brigade of special guests, a competition, some glorious music, a boy, a girl, a bike, and a very warm welcome to the very first episode of The Official Talking Pictures TV Podcast!Come on in!To become a Co-Producer and Patron of the show CLICK HERETo support this show CLICK HEREFor Adam's other shows CLICK HERETo enter the competition CLICK HERE
01/03/191h 58m
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