Backstage - TV & Film

Backstage - TV & Film

By Sky News

Going behind the scenes to bring you showbiz interviews, TV recommendations and our thoughts on the latest movie releases - from both sides of the Atlantic. Join Katie, Claire and Stevie for a fun look at the world of entertainment. Got a message for us? Email backstage@sky.uk

Episodes

Adam Driver, Sofia Coppola and Jamie Dornan

On the Backstage end of year special, the team looks at the best TV series and films released over the past 12 months - from Barbenheimer to Succession. Adam Driver, Penelope Cruz and Shaleine Woodley chat about new film Ferrari. Sofia Coppola and Cailee Spaeny speak about meeting Priscilla Presley for their film Priscilla. Game Of Thrones star Iwan Rheon tells us about Men Up - his new film about the medical trials for what would become Viagra. Plus, Jamie Dornan talks to us about series two of The Tourist - and his top films of the year. Hosts: Claire Gregory, Katie Spencer and Stevie Wong Producer: Debbie Ridgard Video director: James Whicher Podcast editor: Paul Stanworth
22/12/23·50m 4s

Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon, Reacher and Golden Globes nominations

Are you ready for a new film franchise?After the idea was turned down by Star Wars, Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child Of Fire is out in cinemas.Zack Snyder and one of the stars of the film Staz Nair tells us about creating the new sci-fi universe and creating fully-formed new languages for its characters. The Golden Globes nominations have been announced for its 2024 ceremony with Barbie leading the way. Da'Vine Joy Randolph, who is nominated for Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture, chats about the awards buzz the film is receiving. Plus, the team take a look at the second series of Prime Video’s Reacher, Percy Jackson and the Olympians series on Disney Plus and series two of Vigil on BBC. Hosts: Claire Gregory, Bethany Minelle and Stevie WongProducer: Debbie RidgardVideo Director: Adam NobleVideo Editor: Dave ColleyPodcast Editor: Paul Stanworth
15/12/23·44m 4s

Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper and May December

Actress Julia Roberts speaks about her new film Leave The World Behind and how she would survive an apocalyptic scenario.From the premiere of Maestro, director and actor Bradley Cooper responds to the initial online reactions to the film's trailer.Plus, director Todd Haynes chats about his film May December starring Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore and Charles Melton.Producer: Debbie RidgardVideo director: Malachi BernardVideo editor: Dave ColleyPodcast editor: Paul Stanworth
08/12/23·40m 10s

Timothee Chalamet, Richard Curtis and Jon Batiste

It's the film Timothee Chalamet fans have been waiting for - Wonka has had its world premiere in London.Following in the footsteps of Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp, we hear from the actor about taking on the iconic role of Willy Wonka.Oscar and Grammy award-winner Jon Batiste speaks to us about Netflix documentary American Symphony, which features him and his wife Suleika Jaouad. Director Richard Curtis, the man behind Notting Hill and Love Actually, tells us about his new Sky Cinema film Genie, starring Melissa McCarthy And Paapa Essiedu. Plus we take a look at the new Eddie Murphy and Tracy Ellis-Ross Christmas film on Prime Video - Candy Cane Lane. Hosts: Claire Gregory, Bethany Minelle and Stevie WongProducer: Debbie RidgardPodcast Editor: Paul StanworthVideo Director: Neil HunterVideo Editor: Dave Colley
01/12/23·38m 17s

Ridley Scott, Jodie Whittaker and Hannah Waddingham

Ridley Scott's latest theatrical release, Napoleon, is in cinemas this week.The director tells us about his "bum-ache factor" when it comes to film runtimes, Joaquin Phoenix's use of an American accent when portraying the once Emperor of France and gives us an update about filming the new Gladiator film starring Paul Mescal, Pedro Pascal and Denzel Washington.It's a big week for Doctor Who fans as the BBC premieres the first of the series' specials - starring former doctor David Tennant. We get a sneak peak of the show (no spoilers!) and hear what David Tennant and Jodie Whittaker have to say about the 60th anniversary special episodes.Jodie Whittaker also tells us about her new Paramount Plus series, One Night and her decision to take on tough acting roles.Plus, Hannah Waddingham tells us about her Apple TV+ special, Hannah Waddingham: Home For Christmas, we hear from the stars of Channel 4's new series The Couple Next Door and the team chat about new Netflix reality TV series Squid Game: The Challenge.Hosts: Claire Gregory, Katie Spencer and Stevie WongProducer: Debbie RidgardVideo director: Kevin DonaldsonPodcast Editor: Paul StanworthVideo Editor: Dave Colley
24/11/23·46m 47s

Emerald Fennell, Paapa Essiedu, Caroline Quentin and Jason Isaacs

On this week’s Backstage podcast, director Emerald Fennell chats to us about her film Saltburn - starring Barry Keoghan, Jacob Elordi, Rosamund Pike, Richard E Grant and Carey Mulligan.The team takes a look at the final season of The Crown on Netflix and this year's line-up for ITV's I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here. Jason Isaacs and Laura Aikman speak about new ITVX drama series about Cary Grant called Archie.Paapa Essiedu and Caroline Quentin discuss the second series of Sky Max's The Lazarus Project.And the team reviews Disney+'s new limited series A Murder At The End Of The World.Hosts: Claire Gregory, Bethany Minelle and Jayson MansarayProducer: Debbie RidgardVideo director: Amy BlackEditor: Dave ColleyPodcast Editor: Paul Stanworth
17/11/23·44m 58s

Actors' strikes, The Hunger Games and Robbie Williams

US actors' union SAG-AFTRA has agreed a "tentative deal" with Hollywood studio bosses - bringing a 118-day strike to an end.On this week's Backstage podcast, we hear from the union’s chief negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland. Rachel Zegler, Tom Blyth, Hunter Schafer and Francis Lawrence speak to us at the UK premiere of The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes.Plus, the team talk about new Netflix docuseries Robbie Williams, the second season of Australian series The Newsreader on BBC and Prime Video's Bond-themed series 007: Road To A Million starring Brian Cox. Hosts: Katie Spencer, Claire Gregory and Thomas Crosse Producer: Debbie RidgardPodcast Editor: Wendy ParkerVideo Director: Amy Cotterell Video Editor: Dave Colley
10/11/23·38m 50s

Nyad, Fingernails, How To Have Sex

On this week’s Backstage we hear from Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi about her new Netflix film Nyad. We also talk to Bonnie Stoll, who is played by Jodie Foster in the film.Director Christos Nikou chats about his inspiration behind Fingernails - the new Apple TV+ film starring Jessie Buckley, Jeremy Allen White, Riz Ahmed, Annie Murphy and Luke Wilson.Plus, making her feature directorial debut, Molly Manning Walker tells us about her new film How To Have Sex.Hosts: Katie Spencer, Bethany Minelle and Jayson MansarayProducer: Debbie RidgardVideo director: David GilmanVideo Editor: Dave ColleyPodcast Editor: Wendy Parker
03/11/23·41m 22s

Eddie Izzard in Doctor Jekyll and David Yates’ Pain Hustlers

On this week's Backstage, we hear from Eddie Izzard about her role in new film Doctor Jekyll.Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts director David Yates speaks to us about his latest film Pain Hustlers starring Emily Blunt and Chris Evans.BAFTA award-winning BBC drama, Time, has returned for a second series. Set in a women's prison, it stars Jodie Whittaker, Bella Ramsey and Tamara Lawrance.Fancy a scare this Halloween? The team share their film and TV picks for this weekend - The Enfield Poltergeist, The Fall of the House of Usher and Five Nights at Freddy’s.Hosts: Katie Spencer, Claire Gregory and Stevie WongProducer: Debbie RidgardVideo director: Kevin DonaldsonVideo Editor: Charlie JosephPodcast Editor: Wendy Parker
27/10/23·39m 24s

Daniel Kaluuya, Sir Lenny Henry and Errol Morris

On this week’s Backstage, we hear from Daniel Kaluuya as he makes his directorial debut alongside Kibwe Tavares for futuristic London-based film The Kitchen.Sir Lenny Henry speaks about his new ITV drama Three Little Birds - inspired by stories his mother and others told him about moving to the UK in the late 1950s.Director Errol Morris discusses filming the final interview of former British spy-turned-novelist, David Cornwell - better known as John le Carre.Plus, the team chat about the new Disney+ series Coleen Rooney: The Real Wagatha Story.Hosts: Claire Gregory, Bethany Minelle and Stevie WongProducer: Debbie RidgardVideo director: Amy CotterellVideo Editor: Michael HallidayPodcast Editor: Paul Stanworth
20/10/23·47m 53s

London Film Festival Special with Martin Scorsese, Steve McQueen, Lulu Wang and Todd Haynes

This week’s Backstage is live from the BFI London Film Festival as some of the most anticipated films of the year hold screenings in the UK.Martin Scorsese chats about his new film Killers of the Flower Moon, starting Leonardo DiCaprio, Lily Gladstone, Robert DeNiro and Brendan Fraser.Steve McQueen talks about his upcoming documentary Occupied City he made alongside his wife Bianca Stigter, and Lulu Wang tells us about working with Nicole Kidman for Prime Video’s six-part series Expats.Plus, Todd Haynes speaks about Charles Melton’s performance in May December – a film starring Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore about an actor preparing for a role based upon a tabloid scandal.Hosts: Katie Spencer and Claire GregoryProducers: Debbie Ridgard, Jada-Kai Meosa JohnCamera and audio: Ali Abbas and Joss MatthewsPodcast Editor: Wendy Parker
13/10/23·29m 59s

David Beckham and Caitlyn Jenner

On this week's Backstage, we hear from David Beckham about his Netflix docuseries Beckham.Caitlyn Jenner chats about Sky documentary series House Of Kardashian.Plus, the team discuss the fifth and final series of BBC show Ghosts.Producer: Debbie RidgardPodcast Editor: Wendy ParkerHosts: Claire Gregory, Katie Spencer and Stevie Wong
06/10/23·45m 1s

Hollywood writers strike, Old Oak, and Boiling Point

Welcome to Backstage, the TV and film podcast from Sky News. On this week's Backstage, hosts Claire Gregory, Bethany Minelle, and Stevie Wong discuss the end to the strike by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and what that might mean for Hollywood production while actors remain on the picket line. Nadiya Hussain of Bake Off fame has a new cooking show, Nadiya’s Simple Spices (BBC), and tells Claire about the influence of her family when cooking. Director Ken Loach discusses the US writers' strike ending - and his latest film The Old Oak, which tells the story of a former mining village in northeast England that becomes the new location for Syrian refugees. Plus, the team reviews new series Boiling Point (BBC), the Taylor Swift Eras Tour film, and the Boys’ spin-off Gen V (Prime Video). Producers: Soila Apparicio, Debbie Ridgard, and Jada- Kai Meosa John Editor: Paul Stanworth
29/09/23·40m 43s

Neighbours, The Continental: From The World of John Wick, Sex Education

On this week's Backstage, we hear from actress Mischa Barton about the return of Neighbours to our TV screens.Director Albert Hughes chats about taking on new series The Continental: From The World Of John Wick.Plus, the team chat about the final series of Netflix's Sex Education starring Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey and Asa Butterfield.
22/09/23·47m 40s

Backstage | Dumb Money, The Morning Show, & My Mum, Your Dad

On this week’s Backstage we chat about how celebrities are trying to control their narratives, after the Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner divorce news, as well as Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ leaked letters. Stevie gives a roundup of some of his favourite moments from the Toronto Film Festival, and director of Dumb Money, Craig Gillespie, tells us how he was introduced to the GameStock saga by his son during the pandemic.Plus, creator of Wilderness, Marnie Dickens, talks about writing a love letter to Taylor Swift for the show’s soundtrack. *While we've got you...please take a few moments to let us know your thoughts on our podcasts and your listening preferences by filling in a short survey. Click hereProducers: Jada-Kai Meosa John and Emma WoodhousePodcast Promotions producer: David ChipakupakuEditor: Paul Stanworth and Adam Jay
15/09/23·34m 32s

Backstage | Past Lives, The Lovers, Wicked Little Letters

Taylor Swift is giving fans another chance to catch her Eras Tour in the US - this time in the cinema. On this week's Backstage, we chat about the 1989 singer's venture into film and some of the premieres from the Toronto International Film Festival.Writer and director Celine Song talks about her cinematic debut Past Lives as it hits cinemas, actress Roisin Gallagher speaks about her new Sky Atlantic series The Lovers, and director Thea Sharrock tells us about her new film Wicked Little Letters.Producer: Debbie Riggard Podcast promotions producer: David ChipakupakuEditor: Paul Stanworth
08/09/23·38m 8s

Backstage | The Following Events Are Based on a Pack of Lies, The Wheel of Time and One Piece

On this week's Backstage, we hear from actress Rebekah Staton about BBC One's thriller series, The Following Events are Based on a Pack of Lies.We also chat to executive producer and director Sanaa Hamri about filming on location for season two of Prime Video's The Wheel of Time, and we hear from actor Harris Dickinson about new film Scrapper.Plus, the team discusses new Netflix series One Piece, the US writers' and actors' strikes, and the cancellation of shows The Idol and The Great.Producer: Debbie RidgardEditor: Paul Stanworth
01/09/23·47m 15s

Backstage podcast: Edinburgh TV Festival special

On this week's Backstage podcast, hosts Claire Gregory and Katie Spencer are live from Edinburgh TV Festival - an event that showcases upcoming shows and programmes coming to TV screens and streaming platforms in the near future.Emmy-nominated producer Julia Nottingham speaks to us about the highly anticipated documentary series "Coleen Rooney: The Real Wagatha Story" coming to Disney+ this Autumn, Annabel Scholey chats about her new indie film Chuck Chuck Baby and Ruth Wilson talks about The Woman in the Wall, a new BBC One drama based on Ireland's controversial Magdalene Laundries.Plus, we discuss the big takeaways from this year's Edinburgh TV festival, including announcements from ITVX about new show Fortune Hotel and the return of Big Brother.
25/08/23·27m 53s

Backstage with David Harbour and the creator of Strange Planet, Nathan W Pyle

On this week's Backstage, we chat about the latest box office figures as Barbie and Oppenheimer continue to dominate at the cinema.Ahead of the release of Gran Turismo, actor David Harbour chats about filming live stunts and understanding Tom Cruise's approach to moviemaking.We hear from Nathan W Pyle, the creator of Apple TV's Strange Planet, and Sarah Lambert - the showrunner for Sigourney Weaver's latest Prime Video series The Lost Flowers Of Alice Hart.Plus, we review BBC's Wolf, Netflix's Heartstopper, and Only Murders In The Building (Disney+).Vote for Backstage in the Listener Choice category at this year's British Podcast Awards by following this link: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/votingTimecodes: 01.13 - Box office figures for Barbie, Oppenheimer and Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One04.00 - David Harbour on filming Gran Turismo07.30 - Strange Planet - interview with creator Nathan W Pyle11.22 - BBC's Wolf18.40 - Netflix's Heartstopper25.35 - Prime Video's The Lost Flowers Of Alice Hart - interview with showrunner Sarah Lambert 32.58 - Only Murders In The Building (Disney+)
04/08/23·38m 42s

Backstage with David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Zach Galifianakis and Elizabeth Banks

On this week's Backstage, we hear the latest from the SAG-AFTRA strikes in the US as Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston makes a defiant speech targeted at Disney's CEO Bob Iger.David Tennant and Michael Sheen chat about season two of Prime Video's Good Omens.Plus, Elizabeth Banks speaks about pay disparity and her role in new Apple TV+ film The Beanie Bubble, based on the 90s Beanie Babies craze.Timecodes:01.19 – Update on SAG-AFTRA strikes in the US 07.15 - Barbenheimer box office numbers09.50 – Venice and Toronto Film Festival announcements15.50 – Prime Video’s Good Omens season two – interview with David Tennant and Michael Sheen26.53 – Apple TV+’s The Beanie Bubble – interviews with Zach Galifianakis, Elizabeth Banks, Kristin Gore and Damian Kalush
28/07/23·42m 57s

Zoe Saldana, Ebon Moss Bachrach and Aidan Turner

How are the actors' strikes impacting film and TV? We have an update on the SAG-AFTRA strike as Barbie and Oppenheimer hit the big screen this weekend.On this week’s Backstage we hear from Avatar and Guardians of the Galaxy star Zoe Saldana about her new series Special Ops: Lioness and her thoughts on the actors’ strike in the US.Last year’s big summer hit, The Bear is back for season two. Ebon Moss Bachrach chats about the 'unbelievable' reaction the series received.Plus, fresh off the back of Wimbledon, Aidan Turner tells us about his new drama series set in the world of pro-tennis, Fifteen-Love.Producer: Debbie RidgardEditor: Paul StanworthTimecodes:00.00.34 - Barbie and Oppenheimer hit cinemas00.07.47 - SAG-AFTRA strike underway in the US. We hear from Brian Cox00.15.23 - Disney +'s The Bear season two - Interview with Ebon Moss Bachrach00.27.00 - Prime Video's Fifteen-Love - Interview with Aidan Turner and Ella Lily Hyland00.36.50 - Paramount +'s Special Ops: Lioness - Interview with Zoe Saldana00.46.50 - Netflix's They Cloned Tyrone - review
21/07/23·51m 9s

Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Cillian Murphy, Christopher Nolan and Elle Fanning

It's the moment cinema-goers have been waiting for - Barbenheimer!On this week’s Backstage, we hear from Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling from the pink carpet at the European premiere of Barbie. Cillian Murphy and Christopher Nolan chat to us about Oppenheimer and Elle Fanning talks about using "dark humour" in season three of The Great. Plus, who was snubbed and who was honoured as the 2023 Emmy's nominations were revealed?Join host Claire Gregory, Sky's Arts & Entertainment reporter Bethany Minelle and TV and film reviewer Stevie Wong.Timecodes:00.01.02 - SAG-AFTRA writer's strikes00.06.00 - 2023 Emmy nominations00.11.17 - Timothée Chalamet in new Wonka trailer00.14.15 - Barbie - interviews with Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling and Greta Gerwig00.23.59 - Oppenheimer - interview with Cillian Murphy and Christopher Nolan00.33.03 - Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One review00.37.20 - Lionsgate+'s The Great - interview with Elle Fanning00.44.45 - Paramount +'s Quantum Leap - review
14/07/23·49m 54s

Elemental, The Afterparty and Then You Run

On this week's Backstage podcast we hear from Mamoudou Athie and Leah Lewis about Pixar and Disney's latest release, Elemental.Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse writers Chris Miller and Phil Lord chat about season two of Apple TV+'s The Afterparty and Jack Whitehall talks about doing an American accent on camera after being mocked by Olivia Colman.Plus, Leah McNamara and Yasmin Monet Prince tell us about their experience filming Sky Original drama Then You Run.Timecodes: 00.57 - The latest on the potential SAG-AFTRA actor's strike and potential problems for the Oppenheimer UK premiere03.43 - Biker Grove to return after 17 years05.25 - Sex Education to end after season four 06.36 -Pixar and Disney's Elemental - interview with Mamoudou Athie and Leah Lewis and review15.57 - Sky Original Then You Run - interview with Leah McNamara and Yasmin Monet Prince and review26.10 - Apple TV+'s The Afterparty - interviews with Chris Miller, Phil Lord, Anthony King, Jack Whitehall and Paul Walter Hauser and review36.50 - Prime Video's The Horrors of Dolores Roach - review42.15 - ITVX's The Effects Of Lying - review
07/07/23·45m 16s

Harrison Ford & Phoebe Waller-Bridge on Indiana Jones, plus Hijack, Riches and Wham!

This week on the Backstage podcast, Claire meets her hero Harrison Ford, who talks about his final outing as Indiana Jones (and tells her where to stand). There are mixed reviews for Idris Elba’s new action series, Hijack, and we hear about Wham!, the documentary charting the rise of 80s pop-royalty, George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley. Plus a review of ITV’s new family drama, Riches, and Claire is on the black carpet for the new season of The Witcher. Producer: Jim FarthingEditor: Amy Hitchcock
30/06/23·42m 34s

Tom Cruise, Scarlett Johansson, Maya Hawke and Jennifer Lawrence

On this week's Backstage podcast, we hear from Scarlett Johansson, Bryan Cranston, Maya Hawke and the cast of Wes Anderson's Asteroid City.Jennifer Lawrence and Andrew Barth Feldman chat about their new film, No Hard Feelings.Plus, Tom Cruise tells us about Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One at the UK premiere in London.Timecodes:01.20 - The highlights from Netflix's fan event Tudum, the latest Oscar's rule changes and early reactions to Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer09.20 - Interviews with Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson and Maya Hawke on Wes Anderson's Asteroid City21.00 - Tom Cruise on Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One26.22 - New series I'm A Virgo30.15 - Jennifer Lawrence and Andrew Barth Feldman on No Hard Feelings36.50 - And Just Like That season two
23/06/23·41m 51s

Black Mirror, Marvel's Secret Invasion, The Full Monty and Take That

On this week's Backstage podcast, we hear from Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker about the star-studded sixth season of the Netflix show.Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald chat about the Take That-inspired film, Greatest Days, starring Aisling Bea.At the Full Monty's premiere in Sheffield, Robert Carlyle speaks about the impact of writers' strikes, and singer Alexandra Burke tells us about her first film role in Pretty Red Dress.Plus, Samuel L Jackson and Olivia Colman chat all about their new Marvel series Secret Invasion.Timecodes:00.00 What's coming up on this week's podcast03.56 Greatest Days film - Take That and Aisling Bea13.25 The Full Monty - Robert Carlyle21.00 Black Mirror - Charlie Brooker30.40 Secret Invasion - Samuel L Jackson and Olivia Colman38.30 Pretty Red Dress - Alexandra Burke
16/06/23·42m 43s

Flamin' Hot's Eva Longoria, The Idol and The Crowded Room

Welcome to Backstage, the TV and film podcast from Sky News.On this week's episode, Claire Gregory is joined by Sky News' arts and entertainment correspondent Katie Spencer and TV and film reviewer Stevie Wong.We hear from Eva Longoria about her feature directorial debut for her film Flamin' Hot and the stars of Ted Lasso - Brendan Hunt and Nick Mohammed.Plus, we review some of the most anticipated new TV series including Sky Atlantic's The Idol starring Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd - and Apple TV+'s The Crowded Room starring Tom Holland.Producer: Debbie RidgardEditor: Paul Stanworth
09/06/23·41m 39s

Little Mermaid's Melissa McCarthy and Javier Bardem

On this week’s Backstage podcast, Claire Gregory is joined by Sky News' Arts and Entertainment correspondent Katie Spencer and producer Jayson Mansaray to talk about the week's stories - including the death of Tina Turner and Phillip Schofield's departure from ITV's This Morning. Our cinema pick of the week is The Little Mermaid. We hear from the stars, Jacob Tremblay, Daveed Diggs, Melissa McCarthy, Javier Bardem and the film’s director Rob Marshall. Plus, we review some of the most anticipated new TV series including Sky Max and Now's detective series Poker Face starring Natasha Lyonne, Apple TV+’s Platonic and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Netflix series FUBAR.Producer: Debbie Ridgard
26/05/23·51m 38s

Cannes Film Festival Special: Johnny Depp, Indiana Jones and Richard Gere

Welcome to Backstage, the TV and film podcast from Sky News.From the Cannes Film Festival, Sky's entertainment reporter Claire Gregory is joined by TV and film reviewer Stevie Wong, who are amongst the stars, action and controversy.Claire and Stevie report fresh from attending THAT Johnny Depp press conference and discuss his new film, Jeanne Du Barry.Plus, all the gossip surrounding the big premieres including Indiana Jones and films from Leonardo DiCaprio, Pixar, and possibly the most star-studded film ever by Wes Anderson.Claire is also very excited to speak with Richard Gere and Emma Roberts about their new romcom, Maybe I Do.Producer: Jim FarthingEditor: Paul Stanworth
18/05/23·32m 9s

Rachel McAdams, Patricia Arquette, Air and I Kissed a Boy

Welcome back to Backstage - the TV and film podcast from Sky News.Joining Sky's entertainment reporter Claire Gregory this week is TV and film reviewer Stevie Wong, and Sky arts and entertainment correspondent Katie Spencer.This week the team is joined by Rachel McAdams and Abby Ryder Fortson who tell us the importance of their new film, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, based on the classic 1970 novel by Judy Bloom.There are mixed reviews for Air, the star-studded film with Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Viola Davis and Jason Bateman about Nike’s 1980s collaboration with Michael Jordan.Plus, Patricia Arquette and Matt Dillon tell us about their new comedy series High Desert, and hear the team's thoughts on the UK’s first gay dating show, I Kissed A Boy.Producer: Jim FarthingEditor: Paul Stanworth
11/05/23·43m 24s

Melanie Lynskey, Silo, and Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3

Welcome back to Backstage - The TV and Film podcast from Sky News. Joining Sky’s entertainment reporter Claire Gregory this week is TV and film reviewer Stevie Wong, and arts and entertainment reporter Bethany Minelle.On this week’s Backstage, Melanie Lynskey chats about the final storyline of Yellowjackets and her husband Jason Ritter’s appearance in The Last Of Us.We hear from the stars of the new Apple TV Plus series Silo, review the latest release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe - Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3 - and hear from Patricia Arquette and Matt Dillon about the writer’s strike in the US.Producer: Debbie RidgardEditor: Paul Stanworth
05/05/23·43m 0s

A Good Person, Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Citadel and Fatal Attraction

Welcome back to Backstage - The TV and Film podcast from Sky News. Joining Sky’s entertainment reporter Claire Gregory this week is TV and film reviewer Stevie Wong, and arts and entertainment reporter Bethany Minelle. On this week’s Backstage, we are joined by Florence Pugh and Zach Braff on working with your ex and getting into the head of an addict for Sky’s new original film A Good Person.We’ve everything you need to know about hot new shows Fatal Attraction and Priyanka Chopra and Richard Madden’s new spy thriller Citadel.Plus, Jim Broadbent & Penelope Wilton on dealing with grief for our cinema pick of the week: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Producers: Jada-Kai Meosa John and Debbie RidgardEditor: Paul Stanworth
28/04/23·44m 45s

Rachel Weisz, Jennifer Garner, Malpractice, and The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

Welcome back to Backstage - the TV and film podcast from Sky News.Joining Sky's entertainment reporter Claire Gregory this week is TV and film reviewer Stevie Wong, and Katie Spencer, Sky's arts and entertainment correspondent.Jennifer Garner is on the podcast this week, talking all about her brand new Apple TV+ thriller, The Last Thing He Told Me - and if that wasn't tense enough for you, Niamh Algar also joins the podcast to talk about her new ITV1 high-stakes medical drama Malpractice. Deep breaths everyone.Staying with the medical theme, Rachel Weisz speaks to Backstage about playing twins in the new TV remake of Dead Ringers on Prime Video, don't watch with your dinner.The team give their thoughts on the final series of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, as well as the new Chris Evans and Ana De Armas film Ghosted.Plus, how long will Kim Kardashian actually last in American Horror Story Series 12 before being bumped off?Producers: David Chipakupaku and Jada-Kai Meosa John Editor: Paul Stanworth
21/04/23·44m 24s

Lily Allen and Freema Agyeman, Obsession, Sam Neill, and Guy Ritchie

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News.Whether you’re celebrating Easter, Ramadan, Passover, or just getting some well-earned rest over the Bank Holiday weekend, Sky’s entertainment reporter Claire Gregory, TV and film reviewer Stevie Wong, and Sky’s arts and entertainment correspondent Katie Spencer have all the TV and film you need.Lily Allen and Freema Agyeman, stars of the new Margate-set Sky Atlantic drama Dreamland, are the big guests on this week’s show. They tell the team about the joys of British beaches, what it’s like playing sisters, and what Lily has learned from turning her hand from music to acting. The team head through The Portable Door, and speak to stars Sam Neill and Patrick Gibson about the YA novel’s new film adaptation for Sky Cinema.Guy Ritchie joins the podcast to talk about his new project Operation Fortune for Prime Video – expect Jason Statham, guns, and Hugh Grant as an evil billionaire.And don’t watch it with your parents – Netflix’s sexy new thriller, Obsessed, has the team hot under the collar – but is it actually any good?Plus, find out what the team made of Kathryn Hahn’s new Disney+ series, Tiny Beautiful Things, and tell me about it, stud! There’s a new Grease prequel series on Paramount+ that shows The Rise of The Pink Ladies - but will it get you saying rama-lama-lama-ka-dinga-da-dinga-dong?Producers: David Chipakupaku and Jada-Kai Meosa John Editor: Paul Stanworth
06/04/23·45m 30s

Chris Pratt, Toni Collette, John Leguizamo, the return of Super Mario

Welcome to Backstage the TV and film podcast from Sky News.Sky’s entertainment reporter Claire Gregory is joined by TV and film reviewer Stevie Wong, and arts and entertainment reporter Bethany Minelle. Chris Pratt and Charlie Day join the team to talk about playing the iconic plumber brothers Mario and Luigi in The Super Mario Bros. Movie.Steven Yeun and Ali Wong talk about using real life for inspiration in Netflix’s new dark comedy ‘Beef.’Murder Mystery is back – hear what the team has to say about the sequel to the Netflix hit.Plus, Toni Collette and John Leguizamo tell us the importance of seeing girls coming into their power in the new show, Prime Video’s ‘The Power’ and Taron Egerton tell us why he said an instant ‘yes’ to his new film ‘Tetris.’ Producer – Jada-Kai Meosa JohnEditor- Paul Stanworth
31/03/23·49m 44s

Brian Cox on Succession, Rye Lane, Rina Sawayama on John Wick 4

Welcome to Backstage, the TV and film podcast from Sky News.Joining Sky's arts and entertainment reporter Claire Gregory and correspondent Katie Spencer to pick through the week's best releases and showbiz news is TV and film critic Stevie Wong.The team discuss the BAFTA TV nominations. Brian Cox is the week's big guest talking about the latest series of Sky Atlantic's Succession.David Jonsson and Vivian Oparah on starring in the new south London-based film Rye Lane.There's Rina Sawayama on working with Keanu Reeves in John Wick 4.Plus, we review the BBC's latest adaptation of Great Expectations, starring Olivia Colman, and the return of Yellowjackets on Paramount Plus. Producers - David Chipakupaku and Jada-Kai Meosa JohnEditor - Paul Stanworth
24/03/23·46m 3s

Oscars Special 2023 - The After Party

Welcome to a special edition of Backstage, the TV and film podcast from Sky News, recorded at this year's Oscars Vanity Fair afterparty.Sky's entertainment reporter Claire Gregory is joined in LA by arts and entertainment correspondent Katie Spencer, and TV and film reviewer Stevie Wong, to chew over a rather wholesome and historic night in Hollywood.Find out which celebrities zoom past on the blue carpet, the one person everyone was celebrating when they got their awards, and why Jamie Lee Curtis might be her own biggest cheerleader.Plus - is everything alright with Hugh Grant?!Producer - David ChipakupakuEditor - Paul Stanworth
13/03/23·27m 11s

Oscars 2023 Preview with Angela Bassett, Ke Huy Quan and Stephen Spielberg

Welcome to a special edition of Backstage, the TV and film podcast from Sky News, recorded in LA.As the stars begin to arrive for the 2023 Oscars, Sky's entertainment reporter Claire Gregory, TV and film reviewer Stevie Wong, and Sky's arts and entertainment correspondent Katie Spencer bring you their predictions for where the chips may fall on film's biggest and glitziest night.Which film will pull in the most awards? What do Rihanna and the cast of RRR have up their sleeves for the performances? And what on earth will Will Smith be up to on the night?Plus, we have interviews with nominees Angela Bassett, Ke Huy Quan, Stephen Spielberg, The Daniels, Colin Farrell, and Michelle Williams, who tell us the difference an Oscar nod can make.Backstage will return for a special post-Oscars episode on Monday.To find out how to watch all of this year's nominated films, click here for our handy guide.And, don't forget, you can watch the Oscars Red Carpet live on Sky News from 11pm on Sunday 12th March. Then, if you're in UK, you can watch the live ceremony for free, exclusively on Sky News and Sky Showcase from midnight.Producer - David ChipakupakuJunior Producer - Jada-Kai Meosa JohnEditor - Amy Hitchcock
10/03/23·34m 45s

Idris Elba, Daisy Jones & The Six, Cocaine Bear, and Abbott Elementary

Welcome to Backstage, the TV and film podcast from Sky News.Joining Sky's arts and entertainment reporters Claire Gregory and Bethany Minelle to pick through the week's best releases and showbiz news is TV and film critic Stevie Wong.Elizabeth Banks joins the team to talk about her new film Cocaine Bear. And yes, it's about a bear that takes a lot of drugs.Sam Claflin and Camila Morrone drop by to discuss their new Prime Video series Daisy Jones & The Six. Find out what they loved about making their 70s musical drama.It's the school on everyone's lips - hear what the team have to say about the second series of ABC and Disney+'s Abbott Elementary. Plus; Claire catches up with Idris Elba, as Luther's first film premieres; Nicholas Pinnock talks all things Django on Sky Atlantic and NOW; and what will happen at the Oscars? The SAG Awards may have just given us a clue...Producers - David Chipakupaku and Jada-Kai Meosa JohnEditor - Paul Stanworth
02/03/23·49m 54s

Hugh Jackman, Adam Scott, Eugene Levy, and Ariana DeBose's BAFTA Rap

It's a packed podcast this week, with plenty of stars coming joining Sky's entertainment reporters Claire Gregory and Bethany Minelle, and TV and film reviewer Stevie Wong.Hugh Jackman chats about his new film The Son, and tells the team how almost nothing he stars in impresses his children.Where in the world is Eugene Levy? Apart from on the podcast, he's been travelling the globe for his new Apple TV+ show, Reluctant Traveller. He tells the team about what's left on his bucket list.Parks and Rec star Adam Scott's Party Down returns for a third series on Lionsgate+. He tells Backstage what's changed for him, and the show's cast, since the cult-hit comedy debuted in 2010.Plus; Sky News presenter Sam Naz tells Backstage about her new WWII film on NOW; the team discuss whether ITVX's latest drama You & Me is worth your time; and there's celebration of the camptastic Ariana DeBose BAFTA rap.Presenters - Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong, and Bethany MinelleProducers - David Chipakupaku and Jada-Kai Meosa JohnEditor - Paul Stanworth
23/02/23·49m 51s

BAFTA Film Awards 2023: Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Ariana DeBose

A special BAFTAs edition of Backstage recorded after the 2023 awards - with Sky's entertainment reporter Claire Gregory and arts and entertainment correspondent Katie Spencer at the ceremony in London, and TV and film reviewer Stevie Wong in the US sharing how the BAFTAs were seen on the world stage.They hear from nominees Michelle Yeoh and Jamie Lee Curtis, and last year's Best Support Actress winner Ariana DeBose.The team also speak to Daria Navalnaya - a film about her father, the Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, who is currently imprisoned in his country, won in the Best Documentary category at the awards.Plus, hear how Emma Thompson almost didn't make it to the ceremony, and what exactly happens backstage at the biggest night in British film.Producer - David ChipakupakuEditor - Paul Stanworth
20/02/23·30m 3s

Ant-Man's Paul Rudd, The Gold, and Marcel The Shell With Shoes On

Welcome to Backstage, the TV and film review podcast from Sky News. Joining Sky's entertainment reporter Claire Gregory this week is TV and movie review Stevie Wong, and arts and entertainment reporter Bethany Minelle.On this week's show, Paul Rudd tells us what he'd be getting up to in an alternative universe, as Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania hits the cinemas.Claire, Stevie, and Bethany give their verdicts on the latest crime dramas from the BBC, The Gold and Better, which follow hot on the heels of Happy Valley. If you liked The Gold, why not listen to The Hunt For The Brink's-Mat Gold from Sky News StoryCast?Jenny Slate drops by to talk about her Oscar contender, Marcel The Shell With Shoes On, and tells us why she thinks her new film could be compared to a swimming pool.Plus, if you're needing a thriller in your life this week, hear the team's review of new Apple TV+ movie Sharper, which stars Julianne Moore, and a dancing Sebastian Stan.And what might happen at Sunday's BAFTA Film Awards? Claire, Stevie, and Bethany lay down their predictions. If you want to watch any of the films before Sunday, check out this handy guide from Sky arts and entertainment reporter, and friend of the podcast, Gemma Peplow. Backstage returns early on Monday morning for a special post-BAFTAs episode.Hosts: Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong, and Bethany MinelleProducers: David Chipakupaku and Jada-Kai Meosa JohnEditor: Paul Stanworth
16/02/23·51m 25s

You, Gemma Arterton, Women Talking, and the Happy Valley finale

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV review podcast from Sky News.Claire Gregory is joined this week by Sky's arts and entertainment correspondent Katie Spencer, and TV and film reviewer Stevie Wong.The team give their thoughts on Happy Valley's explosive finale and the showdown between Catherine Cawood and Tommy Lee Royce. Warning, there are spoilers, so if you're still trying to avoid those, skip from 2:15 to 7:58.And if you want to listen to Claire's starring appearance this week's on the Sky News Daily podcast, click here.Joe Goldberg is back and up to no good. Penn Badgley joins the podcast to talk all things You series four.Jessie Buckely and Claire Foy speak to the show about their Oscar-nomianted film Women Talking, which is out this week in cinemas. Just a warning that the team will be discussing the film's content of rape, sexual assault, and drug abuse. If you'd rather not listen to that, skip from 19:44 to 28:41.New Sky Max comedy Funny Woman follows Gemma Arterton as a 60s beauty queen trying to make it as a sitcom star in London. She tells the podcast why she thinks there's still some way to go for funny women.Plus, Stevie has plenty of rom-coms for your Valentine's Day needs - Your Place or Mine, At Midnight, Somebody I Used to Know - and tells you which are a hit, and which to skip.Hosts: Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong, and Katie SpencerJunior producer: Jada-Kai Meosa JohnProducer: David ChipakupakuEditor: Paul Stanworth
09/02/23·44m 50s

Brendan Fraser, Knock At The Cabin, Bryan Cranston, and Nolly

Welcome to Backstage, the TV and film review podcast from Sky News.This week, Sky's entertainment reporter Claire Gregory is joined by arts and entertainment correspondent Katie Spencer, and reviewer Stevie Wong.Can awards seasons ever go on without a hitch? Claire, Stevie, and Katie talk about the Andrea Riseborough Oscars row, and whether the Academy may change its campaigning rules.Episode three of The Last of Us has set the internet alight - the team look at why it's resonated with so many. If you're wanting to avoid spoilers, skip from 09:47 to 13:12. Brendan Fraser joins the podcast to talk all about The Whale, and his experience of awards season so far. In this part of the podcast, the team discuss the film's theme of obesity, which some may find upsetting. If you'd like to avoid this, skip from 13:12 to 22:29.Rupert Grint and director M. Night Shyamalan talk about their new apocalyptic horror film Knock at the Cabin, with Rupert telling Backstage why this film might have hit a little close to home. If you fancy a tear-jerker, the Apple TV+ show Dear Edward, starring White Lotus and American Horror Story's Connie Britton, might just be the one for you. Hear what the team made of this rather bleak series.Bryan Cranston joins the podcast to talk about series two of his Paramount Plus series Your Honor - warning, it's a bit bloody.Plus, a British soap history lesson for Stevie, as the team revisit the Crossroads Motel, with Helena Bonham Carter starring as Noele Gordon in the Russell T. Davies' new ITVX show Nolly.Hosts: Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong, and Katie SpencerJunior producer: Jada-Kai Meosa JohnProducer: David ChipakupakuEditor: Paul Stanworth
02/02/23·49m 11s

Oscar nominations, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Joe Cornish

This week, Sky's entertainment reporter Claire Gregory is joined by arts and entertainment correspondent Katie Spencer, and reviewer Stevie Wong as they react to this year's Oscar nominations.Former Buffy star Sarah Michelle Gellar chats to Claire about her new YA supernatural film Wolf Pack - and Lockwood and Co. director Joe Cornish talks ghosts.Stevie has - virtually - been to Sundance Film Festival, and has all the films you should keep your eyes peeled for.The team also review Netflix film You People starring Jonah Hill and Eddie Murphy and Jennifer Lopez's new film Shotgun Wedding.Hosts: Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong, and Katie SpencerJada-Kai Meosa John - junior producerDavid Chipakupaku - producerAnnie Joyce - senior producerPaul Stanworth - editor
27/01/23·45m 36s

BAFTA nominations, Cate Blanchett, Love Island, and Margot Robbie

This week, Sky's entertainment reporter Claire Gregory is joined by arts and entertainment correspondent Katie Spencer, and reviewer Stevie Wong.The team are at BAFTA HQ, as the nominations are revealed for this year’s film awards. Claire, Katie and Stevie analyse the nominees, plus hear from EE Rising Star and Leading Actor nominee Daryl McCormack.Psychological drama Tár follows a successful composer whose career goes into a tailspin after an allegation is made against her. Hear from its star and Leading Actress nominee, Cate Blanchett, plus hear the team's review of the film. Katie catches up with Margot Robbie, star of new film Babylon, from La La Land director Damien Chazelle, which charts the rise of talkies in the 1920s. But what did the team make of the three hour Hollywood epic?Plus, hear Claire, Katie, and Stevie's thoughts on new Disney Plus superhero-comedy Extraordinary - and is anyone actually watching the new winter series of Love Island?Hosts: Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong, and Katie SpencerProducer: David ChipakupakuJunior Producer: Jada-Kai Meosa JohnEditor: Paul Stanworth
19/01/23·47m 15s

The Golden Globes, The Last Of Us, Kumail Nanjiani, and M3GAN

Welcome to Backstage - the TV and film review podcast from Sky News, with entertainment reporters Claire Gregory and Bethany Minelle, and TV reviewer Stevie Wong.Awards season has begun, with the return of The Golden Globes, after last year's ceremony was held off-screen. Claire, Stevie, and Bethany have their takes on the winners, nominees, and that piano music.It's thought of as one of the best video games in the world - now The Last Of Us has been turned into a brand new series on Sky Atlantic and HBO. The team give their thoughts on the post-apocalyptic drama.The Chippendales are known for their saucy dancing - but did you know there's a dark origin to the collars and cuffs? Kumail Nanjiani and Annaleigh Ashford speak to the team about their new Disney+ show, Welcome To Chippendales.Plus; Toni Collette and Anna Faris join the podcast to talk about their new Sky Original film The Estate; the team head to the NHS frontline for ITV1's new drama Maternal; and just what exactly is making everyone go wild for M3GAN?Hosts: Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong, and Katie SpencerProducer: David ChipakupakuJunior Producer: Jada-Kai Meosa JohnEditor: Paul Stanworth
13/01/23·47m 56s

Christian Bale, Happy Valley, The Rig, and The Apprentice

Welcome to Backstage - the TV and film review podcast from Sky News - and a Happy New Year to you all!Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong, and Katie Spencer are back for 2023, with Christian Bale and Harry Melling joining the podcast to talk about new Netflix film The Pale Blue Eye. Find out why Harry decided to learn his lines in a graveyard...Stars of the new Prime Video supernatural thriller The Rig, Martin Compston and Emily Hampshire, chat to Backstage about oil rigs, and trying haggis for the first time.The team head back to Hebden Bridge for the final series of Happy Valley on BBC One and iPlayer, and have a look at Vicky McClure's new show on ITVX, Without Sin. Plus - get your polyester suit out the wardrobe, and polish up your egotistical catchphrase - The Apprentice is back on BBC One and iPlayer.Hosts: Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong, and Katie SpencerProducer: David ChipakupakuJunior Producer: Jada-Kai Meosa JohnEditor: Paul Stanworth
05/01/23·43m 51s

The best TV and film of 2022

It’s a festive end of year special for this week’s Backstage, the TV and film podcast for Sky News. Claire Gregory is joined by our Hollywood pundit Stevie Wong and Sky’s arts and entertainment correspondent Katie Spencer. The team discuss all the best things they have watched this year, from the latest iteration of The Batman, to the newest series of Bluey. We also listen back to some of our mega Hollywood interviews from the past year, and look ahead to 2023. You can watch this episode of Backstage on our YouTube or SkyNews.com. Hosts: Claire Gregory, Katie Spencer and Stevie WongProducers: Chris Lockyer and David ChipakupakuEditor: Paul Stanworth
22/12/22·49m 8s

Avatar, His Dark Materials, The Traitors and the Golden Globes

This week's Backstage, the TV and film podcast from Sky News, hears from the people behind one of the most highly anticipated film sequels of all time, as well as going through some of the big Christmas viewing options.Host Claire Gregory is joined by our Hollywood man in the know, Stevie Wong and Sky's arts and entertainment correspondent Katie Spencer.It was the Golden Globe nominations this week - the team look at who is up for what, as well as asking the question - has enough been done to win back celebrity affection for the now-disgraced awards?The team also dive into one of the most talked about shows in the UK - The Traitors - as the hype reaches fever pitch for the creative murder mystery show.The cast and crew behind Avatar: The Way of Water speal to Katie on the film's blue carpet about the long-awaited sequel to the blockbusting film - James Cameron, and Kate Winslet. We also chat to His Dark Materials star Amir Wilson, who reflects on the fantasy show as races into its conclusive season. There are also reviews for Sky's I Hate Suzie Too with Billie Piper, and Netflix's Emily In Paris season three.Hosts: Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong, and Katie SpencerProducer: Chris LockyerEditor: Paul Stanworth
15/12/22·44m 6s

Harry and Meghan on Netflix, Kate Winslet and Damian Lewis

It's mega award-winners and royal revelations on this week on Backstage - the TV and film podcast from Sky News.Host Claire Gregory is joined as always by our Hollywood man in the know, Stevie Wong, as well as Sky's arts and entertainment reporter Bethany Minelle.The big news of the week is Harry and Meghan coming out the blocks with their tell-all documentary about their move away from the royal family and the pressures within the world's most famous family.Sky's royal correspondent Laura Bundock drops in to chat about all the revelations (or perhaps lack of them...) unearthed in the documentary (which is streaming now on Netflix).We also look at Will Smith's return to the screen since *that* incident at this year's Oscars, in Emancipation, while Stevie chats about the winners of the British Independent Film Awards and the nominations for this year's Critics Choice - of which he is one of the panel!Oscar-winner Kate Winslet talks to Backstage about moving to work behind the camera as well as in front of it, ahead of her film I Am Ruth on Channel 4, and Golden Globe and Emmy winner Damian Lewis chats about his new thriller on ITV X, A Spy Among Friends.There's also sleigh bells in the air, as the gang review festive flick, This Is Christmas on Sky.
08/12/22·45m 58s

Gary Oldman, Warwick Davis and Ardal O'Hanlon

This week's Backstage, the TV and film podcast from Sky News, features not one, not two, but three megastars of the big and small screen - as well as a look at all of this week's news and reviews.Host Claire Gregory is joined, as always, by our Hollywood man in the know Stevie Wong, as well as Sky News arts and entertainment reporter Chris Lockyer.This week the team look at the I'm A Celebrity final winners, and the rise in popularity of former health secretary Matt Hancock, as well as what is happening at Disney, after its latest film dived at the Thanksgiving box office in the US.Also - there's discussion about what is probably the maddest film concept for years - Cocaine Bear, and whether or not Universal Studios is single-handedly saving the cinema.Universal and Sky are both owned by Comcast.Warwick Davis chats to Backstage about the highly anticipated series Willow - the sequel show to the 1988 film, as well as Ardal O'Hanlon, who discusses his role in Sky original comedy Rosie Molloy Gives Up Everything.Plus, Oscar winner Gary Oldman stops by to talk about the second season of Apple TV+ smash Slow Horses.Make sure you subscribe so you don't miss an episode, and if you liked what you heard, why not leave us a review?Hosts: Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong, and Chris LockyerProducer: Chris LockyerEditor: Paul Stanworth
01/12/22·49m 42s

Dame Emma Thompson, Carey Mulligan, and Wednesday Addams

Welcome back to Backstage, the film and TV review podcast from Sky News.Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong, and Katie Spencer get stuck into this week's best bits, including the cinema release of Matilda the Musical. Miss Trunchbull herself, Dame Emma Thompson, joins the podcast to chat about why she loves making films for families.Meanwhile new movie, She Said, follows the story of the journalists who broke the story that set off the #MeToo movement, and brought down one of Hollywood's most powerful producers. Actress Carey Mulligan tells Backstage a bit about how her industry has changed since then.Just to warn you, in our She Said review, we will be discussing sexual assault. The review is from 15:20 to 27:54 - if you'd rather listen to something else, feel free to skip through this bit.Elsewhere, The Addams family return, with daughter Wednesday leading her own series on Netflix. Find out how star Jenna Ortega felt about working with previous Wednesday, Christina Ricci, on the show.Have you ever shared a bed with someone, but never actually met them? We review new rom-com The Flatshare on Paramount+, based on the best-selling book by Beth O'Leary.Plus, The Guardians of the Galaxy are back for Christmas; Neighbours has been saved from the TV scrapheap by Amazon's Freevee service; and we look at Claudia Winkleman's new BBC competition series The Traitors.Make sure you subscribe so you don't miss an episode, and if you liked what you heard, why not leave us a review?Hosts: Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong, and Katie SpencerProducer: David ChipakupakuEditor: Paul Stanworth
24/11/22·47m 10s

Sylvester Stallone, The Menu, and Letitia Wright

Welcome back to Backstage, the film and TV review podcast from Sky News.Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong, and Bethany Minelle have not one, but two legends of Hollywood on this week's show - Sylvester Stallone joins the podcast to chat about his new show, Tulsa King, on Paramount+.And surprising new star of Asda's Christmas ads, Will Ferrell, gives his thoughts on the lasting impact of Elf.The devilishly delicious duo of Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult talk all things The Menu - you may need a strong stomach.And, back for more, Letitia Wright returns to Backstage for the second week in a row, this time to chat about her new film with The Crown's Josh O'Connor, Aisha.Plus, find out why new Netflix show 1899 split opinions in the team - and can the Great British Bake Off ever get back to its glory days?Make sure you subscribe so you don't miss an episode, and if you liked what you heard, why not leave us a review?Hosts: Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong, and Bethany MinelleProducer: David ChipakupakuEditor: Paul Stanworth
17/11/22·50m 28s

Black Panther, Tim Minchin, I'm A Celebrity and Ryan Reynolds' new Christmas film

It's another starry Backstage, the TV and film podcast from Sky News, this week - featuring a return to Wakanda and a look at Tim Minchin's latest project.Claire Gregory is back from her holidays and is joined by our Hollywood man in the know Stevie Wong, alongside Sky's arts and entertainment reporter Bethany Minelle.Matt Hancock has finally entered the jungle, and the gang discuss what happened as the former health secretary made his reality TV debut, plus Claire laments about the cancellation of HBO's Westworld - her favourite show!Stevie also takes us through the BIFA (British Independent Film Awards) nominations for this year, with Paul Mescal's Aftersun stealing the limelight.The stars of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever chat to us about the newest entry in to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as looking at the legacy of Chadwick Boseman on the franchise.This week we review Spirited, the Christmas film from Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell, the BBC's joint project with Prime Video, The English, with Emily Blunt, as well as the second season of Tim Minchin's Upright - who tells Backstage about why he nearly never did any more episodes.
10/11/22·46m 44s

Matt Hancock on I'm A Celebrity, The Crown, Bill Nighy and Selena Gomez

The Crown's return, a surprise entry into the jungle and Bill Nighy's very Oscar-y film all feature on this week's Backstage - the TV and film podcast from Sky News.Katie Spencer is joined this week by Sky's arts and entertainment reporters Bethany Minelle and Gemma Peplow as they take you through the latest news, interviews and reviews.The shock announcement that former health secretary Matt Hancock will head into the jungle is this week's big news, with I'm A Celebrity returning this weekend to the Aussie jungle after two years in the UK.The team also talk The Crown, which returns to screens next week, and all the twists in turns in the show's PR campaign, which has been kept very tightly to the streamer's chest. There's also an interview with Imelda Staunton and Jonathan Pryce, who are the new Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.Elsewhere, the trio review Bill Nighy's film Living, which is on course for a run at the Oscars, as well as Millie Bobby Brown's Enola Holmes 2, abortion drama Call Jane (including a chat with Elizabeth Banks...) and the new mental health documentary from Selena Gomez.
03/11/22·44m 52s

Daniel Radcliffe, Evan Rachel Wood, Paloma Faith and Halloween thrillers

We have Hollywood superstars and British pop royalty on this week's Backstage, the TV and film podcast from Sky News.This week Katie Spencer is joined by Sky News arts and entertainment reporter Chris Lockyer, and pop culture pundit Ronse Esangbedo, as they take you through the biggest interviews and latest releases.The team chat about the surprise re-introduction of David Tennant to Doctor Who after Jodie Whittaker's dramatic final episode, paving the way for Ncuti Gatwa later next year (called of course by Backstage last week...).There's chat about The Crown, which has come under scrutiny in recent weeks by Royal commentators ahead of its release in November.Chris speaks to Daniel Radcliffe and Evan Rachel Wood about the hotly-anticipated Weird Al Yankovic parody biopic - listen in to find out who they would cast in a film about their own lives.There are of course the usual reviews, with new Netflix fantasy The B****** Son and The Devil Himself, Prime Video's The Devil's Hour and HBO's second season of The White Lotus all featuring.Claire Gregory also speaks to Paloma Faith about her role in the latest adaptation of Dangerous Liaisons, and the importance of women behind and in-front of the camera.
27/10/22·45m 42s

Jamie Lee Curtis, Gangs Of London, Chloe Grace Moretz and Doctor Who

This week's Backstage, the TV and film podcast from Sky News, features interviews with Jamie Lee Curtis, Chloe Grace Moretz and Sope Dirisu, and as usual, reviews of some of the latest shows.Host Claire Gregory is joined this week by our pundit in the know, Stevie Wong, and Sky News arts and entertainment reporter Bethany Minelle.The team look at what the latest Netflix subscriber figures mean, the final Jodie Whittaker episode of Doctor Who, and Stevie talks us through some of the latest British exports he's been enjoying.Jamie Lee Curtis, famed for starting a trend of the "final girl" in horror films, talks about her latest (and last) appearance in the Halloween franchise, as well as how she deals with the online world when it comes to her work.We also hear from Sope Dirisu as the latest season of Gangs Of London drops on Sky, and Chloe Grace Moretz, who tells Backstage about her new sci-fi thriller The Peripheral.The gang also review the new Apple TV+ film Raymond and Ray, starring Hollywood heavyweights Ewan McGregor and Ethan Hawke.
20/10/22·55m 46s

London Film Festival special, with Jessica Chastain, Bill Nighy and Aubrey Plaza

This week's Backstage, the TV and film podcast from Sky News, comes from the heart of the London Film Festival.Claire Gregory and Katie Spencer sat down at the British Film Institute on London's Southbank to talk all things LFF - including interviews from all the biggest stars. They talk to Oscar winner Jessica Chastain about her new medical drama The Good Nurse, and Bill Nighy, about his new film, Living.There's also interviews with Olivia Colman, Brendan Fraser, Aubrey Plaza, She Is Love director Jamie Adams, My Policeman actress Gina McKee and festival chief Tricia Tuttle.
13/10/22·34m 1s

London Film Festival, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, and the latest Halloween releases

This week's backstage features the London Film Festival, chats with award winners and reviews of the latest spooky films.This week, Claire Gregory was joined by regular pundit Stevie Wong and Sky News' arts and entertainment reporter Chris Robertson as they delve into this week's biggest film and TV news and all the newest releases.The team talk London Film Festival, with Claire grabbing a candid chat with Matilda The Musical's Emma Thompson and Stephen Graham as they hit the red carpet for gala night.They also discuss the new Billy Eichner film Bros and if big screen romcoms have had their day, as well as Apple TV+'s controversial future Will Smith release.Oscar-winner Viola Davis talks all about her new film The Woman King in this week's big interview - you can listen to the full chat at the end of the podcast.The start of October means a tranche of new Halloween films and shows (much to Stevie's delight) so the team reviews the new Mike Flanagan horror The Midnight Club, Marvel's surprise release Werewolf By Night, and vampire remake Let The Right One In.
07/10/22·45m 9s

Jeff Bridges, Big Narstie, Ophelia Lovibond and Hocus Pocus 2

We speak to an Oscar winner and a grime star this week, in the latest Backstage - the TV and film podcast from Sky News.Claire Gregory is joined as usual by Stevie Wong, alongside Sky News' arts and entertainment reporter Chris Robertson, as they look at the latest news and reviews in the world of film and TV.The team discuss Netflix's Tudum event, and all the new releases, trailers and sneak peaks that came with it, as well as delving into HBO's latest big money project - The Last Of Us.They also look at Avatar's reclamation of the global box office top spot, and some creepy horror film marketing this week after a number of odd individuals were spotted at baseball games in the US.Oscar-winning superstar Jeff Bridges chats to Backstage about his latest project The Old Man, where he plays a washed-up CIA operative on the run (listen to the end for the full interview!) and Big Narstie discusses the rise of grime and drill music ahead of the launch of new show Jungle.This week we review Kenneth Brannagh's This England, where he plays Boris Johnson in Sky's new COVID-19 drama, as well as sandwich shop comedy The Bear.And how could we let the new Hocus Pocus pass us by - find out if the team enjoyed the spooky Sanderson sisters sequel, 29 years on from the blockbusting original, as they run amuck, amuck, amuck!
30/09/22·53m 40s

Andor's Diego Luna, Athena, Andrew Scott and Lena Dunham

This week's Backstage podcast from Sky News is chock-full of interviews and reviews.Host Claire Gregory is joined once more by regular Hollywood insider Stevie Wong, alongside Sky News' arts and entertainment reporter Bethany Minelle.The team discuss one of the buzziest stories of the week - the now-famous queue that stretched through London to see the Queen lying-in-state last week - which came with some daytime-TV-related controversy, as well as looking at the power of podcasts, after the news that true crime show Serial was credited with getting Adnan Syed released from prison this week.This week's big interview comes from the cast of new Star Wars show Andor, with producer Chris Robertson chatting to its star Diego Luna, and new (very well-dressed!) baddies Kyle Soller and Denise Gough.The team get stuck into Netflix thriller Athena - a French-language film which starts with a literal riot. Stevie chats to director Romain Gavras about his new project and gets the bottom of how many takes it took to shoot a one-shot, 15-minute-long fight sequence.Steven Moffat's new show Inside Man with David Tennant and Stanley Tucci also gets the Backstage treatment - a story that features a quaint English parish, and a murderer on death row.Claire also chats with Lena Dunham and Andrew Scott about new starry comedy Catherine Called Birdy - listen to see what advice Scott had for her when it comes to pursuing her high school crush, Keanu Reeves.
22/09/22·45m 59s

The Queen on screen, Emmys and D23, and George Clooney and Julia Roberts

The team this week reflect on their memories of the Queen's impact on film and TV, after her death last week.From Claire Foy and Olivia Colman in The Crown, to Her Majesty "skydiving" into the Olympic Stadium in 2012 - listen to what moments they picked out.In other entertainment news, Claire Gregory is back from her trip to the Toronto International Film Festival, and will update regular pundit Stevie Wong and Sky News's arts and entertainment correspondent Katie Spencer on what else she got up to - including speaking with Steve Coogan.It has been a big week for Hollywood, with a raft of new film and TV announcements from Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and 20th Century Studios after Disney's biennial convention last weekend - including cast announcements for The Thunderbolts and a first look at the live action Little Mermaid film.It was also the Emmy's this week, with Succession the night's big winner, alongside fan favourites Ted Lasso and The White Lotus - the team break down what happened on TV's biggest night.Plus - Katie regales her red carpet chat with Hollywood megastars George Clooney and Julia Roberts, who are in new film Ticket to Paradise - with Mr Clooney offering new prime minister Liz Truss some words of encouragement.
15/09/22·38m 0s

Toronto International Film Festival, Sam Rockwell and Billy Eichner

This episode of Backstage was recorded before the death of Queen Elizabeth II was announced.This week, Claire Gregory is in Toronto and is joined on the podcast by regular pundit Stevie Wong, as well as Sky's arts and entertainment correspondent Katie Spencer, as they dissect the week's biggest film and TV news, and look at the latest shows and movies coming to screens.Claire is at the Toronto International Film Festival, as the race to awards season begins, and talks us through the biggest films to premiere at the event – including chatting to Billy Eichner - the man behind the first ever major studio-backed gay romcom.The Backstage team also talk you through the drama from Don't Worry Darling – the new Harry Styles film that has fired up Hollywood's rumour mill, and talk through the House Of The Dragon v Lord Of The Rings viewership news.That's as well as reviews for Sam Rockwell's new ensemble whodunnit comedy, See How They Run, 70s comedy Minx, the gritty remake of American Gigolo and the "genre-busting" Disney+ show, Wedding Season.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
11/09/22·45m 23s

Succession’s Brian Cox and David Harewood at the Edinburgh TV Festival

We bring you this episode from the Edinburgh TV Festival, where the biggest players in the world of TV, as well as stars of the stage and screen, get together to give us an insight into what we can expect from the next 12 months on our tellies. This year’s theme is: Can TV Change The World? So, a pretty big question for some of the best minds in TV to mull over. We talk to Succession’s Brian Cox about his career and the much-anticipated season 4, David Harewood shares why he’s setting up his own production company, and His Dark Materials stars Dafne Keen and Amir Wilson on the final instalment of the fantasy drama series. Plus, we hear from soap star and Strictly winner Rose Ayling-Ellis, Channel 4’s Ian Katz and journalist Emily Maitlis. Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
25/08/22·32m 7s

Neighbours finale, Comic-Con news and our tips for August

Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.In our last episode before we break for the summer, the Backstage team discuss Comic-Con, Venice Film Festival and the end of a soapy era as the last episodes of Neighbours arrive on TV. Plus there’s the added trimmings of what to watch to fill your Backstage Podcast void until we return.Reviews:Bluey – series 2 Aug 1st - CBeebies/iPlayer and series 3 Aug 10th - Disney+ The Resort - July 29th - Peacock via Sky and NowPaper Girls - July 29th - Amazon Prime Video Uncoupled - July 29th - NetflixHave a lovely summer and listen right to the end for the whole of our chat with Bluey’s David McCormack.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
29/07/22·59m 52s

Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Daisy Edgar-Jones

Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.It's a starry pod this week, as we hear from Brad Pitt, Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling, Ana De Armas and Daisy Edgar-Jones.Stevie has reached legendary status and how much weather chat can Katie make on the red carpet as we cool down after the heatwave. Featured this week:Bullet Train – cinemas - August 5th The Gray Man - Netflix - July 22ndWhere The Crawdads Sing - cinemas - July 22ndUnder The Banner of Heaven - Disney + - July 27thThe Newsreader - BBC 2 – July 24thThe Thing About Pam - Paramount + July 21st Next week prepare for the end of an era - we’re going to talk about the final episode of Neighbours.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
21/07/22·50m 9s

Sheridan Smith, Emmy nominations and the week’s biggest releases

Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week Stevie isn't too happy with this year's Emmy Nominations, as we ask: Is it a personality contest?Claire gets a dose of nostalgia as she speaks to Sheridan Smith and Jenny Agutter about the Railway Children Return.And Katie isn’t persuaded by Dakota Johnson’s styling in Persuasion (see what we did there?!)Reviews this week:The Railway Children Return - cinemas - July 15thPersuasion - UK cinemas now and Netflix from July 15thThe Control Room - BBC One – July 17thDon’t make me go - Amazon Prime - July 15thResident Evil - Netflix - July 14thNext week we’ll hear from Daisy Edgar-Jones about the film adaptation of mega best-seller Where The Crawdads Sing and talk about the very starry new Netflix movie The Gray Man.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
14/07/22·46m 7s

Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson and Taron Egerton

Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.Stevie is BACK this week, as we uncover some of the latest news and gossip from the world of showbiz.Find out which member of the Backstage team has been hitting the headlines and why we’re feeling a little nostalgic with the 80s callbacks in Stranger Things.Hear from Taron Egerton and Paul Walter Hauser as we discuss their new Apple TV+ series Black Bird, and Claire chats to Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson on the red carpet to ask them about their new Marvel blockbuster Thor: Love and Thunder.Reviews this week:Ackley Bridge - Channel 4 - July 11thBoo Bitch - Netflix - July 8thThe Girl From Plainville - Starzplay - July 10thThor: Love and Thunder - Cinemas - NowHow To Please A Woman - Sky Cinema - July 8th Black Bird - Apple TV+ - July 8thNext week we’ll be chatting about the return of the Railway Children and hearing from its stars.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
08/07/22·47m 3s

Steve Carell and the week’s big releases

Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.Has Katie Spencer recovered from the best Glastonbury ever? She gives Claire Gregory and Laura Kramer her views on this year's festival and Claire speaks to Steve Carell about Minions: Rise of Gru and why kindness is at the heart of the Minions movies.Reviews: Minions Rise of Gru - Cinemas, July 1stQueer As Folk - Starzplay, July 1stThe Baby - Sky Atlantic, July 7thThe Terminal List - Prime Video, July 1stLoot - Apple TV Plus, nowNext week hear from Taron Egerton and Paul Walter Hauser ahead of the release of their new show Black Bird.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
30/06/22·36m 41s

Aaron Paul, Evan Rachel Wood and the best TV of the week

Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.Katie Spencer is covering 50 years at Glastonbury this week so is calling in from sunny Somerset as she keeps an eye out for celebrities.Claire Gregory chats to the Westworld cast ahead of series 4 with Aaron Paul, Ed Harris and Evan Rachel Wood discussing their season highs and technological lows of being on the show.While Laura Kramer has been hanging out with Cara Delavigne at a special screening for Only Murders In The Building. Reviews this week:Westworld, Series 4, Sky Atlantic and NOW - 27th JuneThe Offer, Paramount +The Undeclared War, Channel 4 - 30th JuneMoney Heist Korea: Joint Economic Area - Netflix - 24th JuneElvis - Cinemas - 24th JuneMan Vs Bee - Netflix - 24th June Next week we’ll hear from Steve Carrell and talk about a new remake of Queer As Folk and hang on until after the music to hear the whole of that interview with Evan Rachel Wood and Westworld showrunner Lisa Joy.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
24/06/22·46m 7s

Emma Thompson and the buzziest releases of the week

Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week Claire Gregory, Katie Spencer and Laura Kramer hear from Paapa Essiedu and Caroline Quentin as they express their excitement for their new show on Sky Max The Lazarus Project.Plus, Emma Thompson discusses her new film Good Luck To You, Leo Grande from the Sundance Film Festival and the Backstage team delve into the weird and wonderful world of intergenerational romantic dramas this week on Apple TV+ and Prime Video.Reviews:The Lazarus Project - Sky Max/ NOW - June 16thSuspect - Channel 4 - June 19th Cha Cha Real Smooth - Apple TV Plus - June 17thThe Summer I Turned Pretty - Prime Video - June 17th The Umbrella Academy - Netflix - June 22ndSend in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
16/06/22·34m 7s

Interviews special: Maisie Williams, Tom Hiddleston and Laura Dern

Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.In this interviews special, Claire Gregory speaks to TV and film celebrities from recent film releases, including Laura Dern about her role in Jurassic World Dominion, out this week.We also hear extended interviews from the last few weeks from Tom Hiddleston and Claire Danes about the period drama The Essex Serpent, plus Maisie Williams and Thomas Brodie Sangster tell us about their roles in the TV series Pistol.Listen to all the interviews in full, or just pick your favourites. Interviews:• 1'12 - 9'00 Laura Dern - Jurassic World Dominion• 9'22 - 12'08 Theo James and Rose Leslie -The Time Traveler's Wife. • 12'34 - 18'01 Tom Hiddleston and Claire Danes - The Essex Serpent • 18'41 - 24'57 Thomas Brodie Sangster and Maisie Williams - PistolSend in your reviews: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
09/06/22·25m 21s

Cannes review, Keeley Hawes and what to watch this week

Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week, Sky New Arts and Entertainment team Claire Gregory and Amy Hitchcock are joined by Laura Kramer to chat about Cannes, far-too long biopics, and creepy alien babies. Also, Keeley Hawes drops by for a chat about her new show. We discuss:•The Midwich Cuckoos - Sky Max (June 2nd)•Girls5Eva - Peacock (June 6th)•Abbott Elementary, Season 1 - Disney+ - (June 1st 2022)•The Boys series 3 - Prime Video - (June 3rd)•The Outlaws series 2 - BBC One - (June 5th)Next week we’re taking a week off but there will be an episode of interviews with some of the stars we’ve been catching up with recently.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
01/06/22·43m 54s

Hayden Christensen, Danny Boyle and the week’s best TV

Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week we welcome Laura Kramer to the panel to join Claire Gregory and Bethany Minelle in chatting about all things film and TV. We hear from Darth Vader himself Hayden Christensen as we discuss the highly anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the stars of the new Sex Pistols drama series tell us all about what band-camp was like in preparation for the show. Reviews: - Pistol - Disney +, 31st May- The Flight Attendant, S2 - Sky Max, May 26th- Big Boys - Channel 4, May 26th- Stranger Things - Season 4 Vol., Netflix, May 27th Next week we’ll hear from Keeley Hawes as we chat about her creepy new sci-fi The Midwich Cuckoos.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
26/05/22·45m 14s

Tom Cruise, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Connelly and the week’s best releases

Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week, Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong, and Katie Spencer talk about Top Gun: Maverick and hear from Tom Cruise himself, as well as his co-stars in the film Jon Hamm and Jennifer Connelly.We also hear from Theo James and Rose Leslie as they chat about their roles in the TV adaptation of The Time Traveler's Wife. Reviews this week:•Top Gun Maverick - Cinemas - May 25th •The Time Traveler's Wife - Sky Atlantic •Night Sky - Prime Video - May 20th•EMERGENCY - Cinemas (May 20th) and Prime Video May 27th.Next week we’ll hear from the stars of the new Sex Pistols drama series and talk about the second series of The Flight Attendant.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
19/05/22·40m 47s

TV Baftas, Tom Hiddleston and Claire Danes

Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week entertainment reporters Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong and Chris Robertson discuss Eurovision, the new Dr Who and the TV Baftas. We also chat with the 'Daniels' Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheiner, Tom Hiddleston and Claire DanesReviews this week:•The Essex Serpent, Apple TV+, May 13th•Conversations With Friends, BBC Three/HULU - May 15th•Everything Everywhere All At Once, cinemas - May 13th•Lovestruck High, Prime Video - May 18th•Life & Beth, Disney+ - May 18thNext week we’ll be talking about the long-awaited Top Gun sequel and hearing from the stars. Plus we’ll chat about the new TV adaptation of The Time Traveler’s Wife - tissues at the ready!Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
12/05/22·48m 47s

TV Baftas preview, Dr Strange and Glenn Close

Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week with entertainment reporters Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong and Sky News arts and entertainment Editor Amy Hitchcock we discuss:•The upcoming TV Baftas •Dr. Strange In the Multiverse of Madness (cinemas, May 5th)•Hear from stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen and Benedict Wong•The Staircase (HBO Max/Sky Atlantic, May 5th)•Tehran, Series 2. (Apple TV +, May 6th)•Interview with Glenn Close who has joined the espionage series•Bosch: Legacy (Amazon FreeVee, May 6th)•How I Met Your Father (Disney +, May 11th)Next week we’ll hear from Clare Danes and Tom Hiddleston and we’ll talk about the new Sally Rooney adaptation Conversations with Friends - are we ready for another Normal People?!Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
05/05/22·38m 35s

Downton Abbey, Jack Davenport and Patrick Dempsey

Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week with entertainment reporters Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong and Bethany Minelle:•Stevie gives us a CinemaCon news breakdown•We discuss plans to shake up public service broadcasting the UK•Hear from the stars and creator of Downton Abbey: A New Era (Cinemas, 29th April)•We chat about Ten Percent and hear from lead actor Jack Davenport (Prime Video, 28th April)•What exactly is a metaphysical thriller? We discuss Shining Girls (Apple TV+, 29th April)•And Devils is back for a second series – and we hear from Patrick Dempsey (Sky Atlantic, 29th April) Next week we’ll hear from Benedict Cumberbatch ahead of the release of the latest Dr. Strange movie and we’ll talk about the new true-crime drama The Staircase.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
28/04/22·48m 23s

Dan Stevens and the week’s best TV

This week entertainment reporters Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong and Sky News arts and entertainment editor Amy Hitchcock come together to talk Netflix, Dan Stevens' political commentary, and the very best reviews for the latest shows worth talking about.•We talk to Dan Stevens about Gaslit (STARZPLAY, April 24th)•Join Steve Coogan and Sarah Solemani for their new Hollywood comedy, Chivalry (Channel 4, 21st April) •We also coo along with the Heartstoppers (Netflix, April 22nd) as the team reminisce on their school years•The Rising (Sky Max/Now April 22nd) raises questions about whether supernatural genres can work with crime thrillers•And Peacock (BBC Three, April 25th) reminds us what BBC Three feel-good comedies are supposed to look like•BONUS: Catch the full Dan Stevens interview at the end of the show to hear more of his thoughts on his new role in GaslitNext week we’ll talk about the return of Downton and the remake of Call My Agent plus hear from the stars of both.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
21/04/22·46m 17s

Alexander Skarsgard, Anya Taylor-Joy and Sienna Miller

Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week entertainment reporters Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong and Sky News arts and entertainment editor Amy Hitchcock unpack Vikings, political scandals and art imitating life.Stay tuned to discover:•Derry Girls - who was the surprise cameo?•Why is Johnny Depp back in court?•The Killing Eve finale - was it all wrong?•Interview with Anya Taylor-Joy and Alexander Skarsgard for The Northman•Is Netflix’s Anatomy of a Scandal worth a watch? + hear from Sienna Miller and Rupert Friend•A tip for Hugh Laurie fans; Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (BritBox, 14th April)•Calling Kardashian stans - THE KARDASHIANS (Disney +, 14th April)•And a spot of Josh Brolin anyone? Outer Range (Prime Video, 15th April)Next week we’ll hear from Dan Stevens who's turned political satirist when it comes to talking about his new show Gaslit.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
14/04/22·48m 44s

A spy film, Catherine Tate’s return to TV and what we’ve been binging

Welcome to Backstage - the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week off the back of an Oscar-fuelled few weeks the Sky News Arts and Ents team are back with some TV and Film reviews to get your teeth into.Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong and Katie Spencer chat about:Bridgerton Season 2 (Netflix), Slow Horses (Apple TV+), Moon Knight (Disney Plus), Pachinko (Apple TV+), Peaky Blinders (BBC iPlayer)We also review: All The Old Knives (Prime Video, April 8th)Hard Cell (Netflix, April 12th)Julia (Sky Atlantic/HBO Max, April 12th)Next week we’ll hear from Alexander Skarsgard and Anya Taylor-Joy and we’ll talk about the buzzy new drama Anatomy of a Scandal.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
07/04/22·42m 29s

Oscars Special 2022 - CODA, Megan, and THAT slap

Welcome to a special episode of Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News.Katie Spencer and Claire Gregory join Stevie Wong from the Blue Carpet, at the Vanity Fair party in LA, to discuss a rather eyebrow raising Oscars 2022!There's plenty to talk about, including: • CODA's historic night• Our new favourite pair, Youn Yuh-jung and Troy Kotsur• Megan Thee Stallion's remix of We Don't Talk About Bruno• Liza and Gaga stealing the show• Jessica Chastain's powerful speechOh, and, the small matter of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock. Eek.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
28/03/22·26m 3s

Oscars 2022 preview - with Will Smith and Jessica Chastain

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week, Claire Gregory and Katie Spencer are in L.A to chat with Stevie Wong about all things Oscars.Coming up, you'll hear from:•Oscars host Regina Hall•Best actor and actress nominees Will Smith and Jessica Chastain•Best supporting actor and actress nominees Troy Kotsur and Ariana DeBosePlus, we talk about what you can expect from the ceremony, and predict which films will win awards on Sunday. Next week, we’ll be back with a debrief following the Oscars – find out about all the surprises, snubs and behind-the-scenes gossip. And we'll see how our predictions turned out...You can watch the Academy Awards exclusively on Sky Cinema on Sunday 27th March from 11pm. You can also catch the repeat on Monday 28th from 7pm on Sky Cinema, or from 10pm on Sky Showcase.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
24/03/22·44m 27s

BAFTAs review, Daisy Edgar-Jones and Anne Hathaway

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week, Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong are joined by Sky New Arts and Entertainment Reporter Bethany Minelle. Coming up:•BAFTAs and Critics' Choice Reactions•Stevie speaks to Seriously Red's Rose Byrne at SXSW•Claire speaks to Daisy Edgar-Jones about her new film Fresh. (Disney+ / Hulu - March 18th)•The big review this week is Top Boy S4 - Claire speaks to Kane 'Kano' Robinson about the new season. (Netflix - 18th March)•Mixed feelings about Jared Leto's accent in WeCrashed.•Anne Hathaway speaks to Sky News about how she wanted the role to be specific. (Apple TV+ - March 18th)•Deep Water is Ben Affleck and Ana De Armas' new release, but is it a sinker or a floater? (Prime Video - March 18th)Next week it’s our huge Oscars preview.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
17/03/22·50m 9s

BAFTAs preview, Sandra Oh and Caitriona Balfe

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week, Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong are joined by Sky New Arts and Entertainment Editor Amy Hitchcock. Coming up:• BAFTAs preview - what to look out for on Sunday• BAFTA nominee Caitriona Balfe joins Backstage to talk about her role in Outlander (now streaming on Starzplay)• Turning Red (Disney+ March 11th)• Chat with Sandra Oh and Anne-Marie• The Adam Project (Netflix, March 11th)• Upload, Series 2 (Prime Video, March 11th)• Holding (ITV, March 14th)• Chat with Conleth HillNext week we’ll hear from Daisy Edgar-Jones and Anne Hathaway and we’ll talk about the return of Top Boy.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
10/03/22·46m 56s

Robert Pattinson, Courteney Cox and the week’s best films and TV

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week with Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong and Bethany Minelle:•SAG Awards - What do they tell us about this year's Oscars? Will they replace the Golden Globes?•Euphoria series two finale was ruffling some feathers, but was there difficulty on set?•The Batman is here (Cinemas, March 4th)•Interview with Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz•Shining Vale (Starzplay, March 6th)•Interview with Courteney Cox and Greg Kinnear.•Ali and Ava (Cinemas, March 4th) - taking control of your love story•Mood (BBC Three)•Interview with Nicôle LeckyNext week we’ll hear from Bafta nominee and Outlander star Catriona Balfe and talk about the latest Pixar film Turning Red.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
03/03/22·50m 25s

Peter Dinklage, Jim Broadbent and the end of two beloved shows

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week with Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong, and Katie Spencer:•Lucky Fan Favourite tweeters will get flown out to the Oscars but Stevie says it might be an IRS issue.•Claire chats to Peter Dinklage and Joe Wright about Cyrano. (Cinemas, Feb 25th)•We discuss the final series of Peaky Blinders (BBC One, Feb 27th)•And the final season of Killing Eve. (BBC One, Feb 28th)•Will The Duke attract the Grey Pound? (Cinemas, Feb 25th)•Jim Broadbent talks about his experience working with the late Roger Michell•And we follow Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Foo Fighters to a haunted house in Studio 666 (Cinemas, Feb 25th)Next week: We’ll hear from R-Patz himself on The Batman and Courteney Cox on Shining Vale and talk about SO MANY other things.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
24/02/22·38m 34s

Ben Stiller & Adam Scott, Morgan Freeman, and Oscar news

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News, and your weekly insight into what goes on behind the scenes!This week, Stevie Wong and Katie Spencer are joined by Sky News Arts and Entertainment reporter Bethany Minelle to chat about all the latest releases.Our big interview this week is with Ben Stiller and Adam Scott - both of whom are part of the new creepy Apple TV+ sci-fi thriller Severence (Apple TV+, from 18th Feb). Claire Gregory spoke to them about the weird goings-on in a very sterile looking office...Space Force (Netflix, from 18th Feb) returns this week for a second series, but how excited about it should we be?The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel is back for her fourth run on Amazon Prime. Expect pearl-clutching jokes, and more gorgeous costumes! Plus; what do we make of the three Oscars hosts; Sarah Kendall's very funny Frayed is back on Sky Max on the 23rd February; and did we mention we had Morgan Freeman on? The Voice of God himself tells us about his new Sky History series, Great Escapes.Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to the show! And if you want to drop us a line, backstage@sky.uk is our email.
17/02/22·47m 23s

Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg and Julia Garner

Welcome to Backstage - the film and TV podcast from Sky News. This week we discuss:•Oscar Nominations•The future of Neighbours•Claire speaks to Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg about their new film Uncharted (cinemas, Feb 11th) and whether Tom will be hosting the Oscars•Julia Garner speaks to Stevie about Inventing Anna (Netflix, Feb 11th)•Does Bel-Air live up to the hype of its comedy predecessor? (Sky and Now, Feb 14th)•Josh Hartnett talks about The Fear Index (Sky and Now, Feb 10th)•Plus: we talk about triple Oscar-nominated animation Flee (Cinemas and Curzon Home Video, Feb 11th) and something for Valentine's Day in I Want You Back (Amazon Prime, Feb 11th)Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
10/02/22·52m 39s

Bafta nominations, Andrew Garfield and Jessica Chastain

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News. This week, Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong are joined by Sky New Arts and Entertainment Correspondent Katie Spencer. We discuss the BAFTA nominations - Did Denzel get usurped by Mahershala Ali? Why is Leonardo Di Caprio there? Is Lady Gaga's Italian accent the path to success? We applaud (sceptically) the return of BBC Three to terrestrial television and chat about the second season of Starstruck.We hear from Andrew Garfield and Jessica Chastain as they discuss The Eyes of Tammy Faye. We lament over the NHS thanks to the BBC adaptation of This Is Going To Hurt starring Ben Wishaw. We talk about the new Apple TV+ show, Suspicion which gives Claire a trip down memory laneAnd the team speak about the TV adaptation of the Jack Reacher novels on Amazon Prime. Stevie's words on Alan Ritchson: 'He Is An Elk of a Man!' Enjoy! And let us know what you’ve been watching via backstage@sky.uk
03/02/22·40m 35s

Pam and Tommy, Station Eleven, and Janet Jackson

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News, and your weekly insight into what goes on behind the scenes! This week, Claire Gregory is off sick, but never fear. Sky News Arts and Ents Correspondent Katie Spencer and Stevie Wong are here to chat all things TV and Film.They discuss Pam and Tommy, a series based on Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's infamous sex tape scandal.Stevie's been to Sundance Film Festival (digitally, obviously), and has all the tips of what we'll be talking about this coming year.Katie and Steve also delve into the very familiar flu drama Station 11, and we hear from one of its stars, Mackenzie Davis. Plus; we chat about the new Janet Jackson documentary; there's a murderous Afterparty to attend; we prepare you for your new favourite binge watch, All Of Us Are Dead; and what on earth is The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window? Not one to miss!Let us know what you've been watching via backstage@sky.uk
27/01/22·34m 9s

Sir Kenneth Branagh, Rupert Grint and a new Downton?

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News. This week, Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong are joined by Sky New Arts and Entertainment Editor Amy Hitchcock.Sir Kenneth Branagh tells us about putting his own childhood into his new film Belfast. We catch up with Rupert Grint and Toby Kebbell and find out what they were missing on the set of the third series of Servant.We also discuss new film Mass, new Downton Abbey The Gilded Age and new bomb disposal drama Trigger Point as well as the final season of Ozark.Enjoy! And let us know what you’ve been watching via backstage@sky.uk
20/01/22·48m 5s

Ricky Gervais, a Nicholas Cage film and lots more to look forward to

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News. This week, Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong are joined by Sky New Arts and Entertainment Correspondent Katie Spencer. In this episode: Get your tissues ready for the final season of After Life and a chat with Ricky Gervais and Tom Basden about the new season.The new Nicholas Cage film, Pig, has (t)ruffled some feathers and we also talk about The Tragedy of Macbeth, the return of Too Hot To Handle and take a peek at the new season of Euphoria.A packed week – enjoy, and tell us what you're looking forward to in 2022 via backstage@sky.uk
13/01/22·44m 44s

Jamie Dornan, Ben Affleck and what to watch this week

Welcome to Backstage - the film and TV podcast from Sky News.Happy new year! This week we discuss what we’ve been watching during the break and tease some of the biggest shows coming our way in 2022.Claire’s been chatting to Jamie Dornan and Shalom Brune-Franklin about great new thriller The Tourist.We discuss The Tender Bar and hear from stars Ben Affleck and Daniel Ranieri.Plus we look at the return of Discovery of Witches, Euphoria, The Apprentice and Cheer.A packed week – enjoy, and tell us what you're looking forward to in 2022 via backstage@sky.uk
06/01/22·47m 9s

The Best TV Shows and Films of 2021

Welcome to Backstage - the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong and Katie Spencer countdown the Backstage top 10 film and TV shows of the year.Listen to see if they make it through the lists without anyone having a tantrum that their faves didn’t make it (spoiler: they don’t).We’re off next week but will return in January to look at some of the first releases of 2022.Get in touch via backstage@sky.uk
23/12/21·42m 30s

Mahershala Ali, Henry Cavill and a great new thriller

Welcome to Backstage - the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong are joined by Sky News Arts and Entertainment reporter Chris Robertson.We hear from double-Oscar winner Mahershala Ali about his double role in Swan Song.Plus we discuss brilliant new mini-series The Girl Before, hear from Henry Cavill about the return of The Witcher and review the new Aaron Sorkin movie Being The Ricardos. Get in touch via backstage@sky.uk
16/12/21·44m 1s

Tom Holland, Michael Sheen and two Christmas movies

Welcome to Backstage - the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong are joined by Sky News Arts and Entertainment journalist Bethany Minelle.Hear from Tom Holland ahead of the release of Spiderman: No Way Home, Michael Sheen and Nathalie Emmanuel talk about their new high-concept festive flick The Last Train To Christmas, and there’s some romance with A Christmas Number One.We also chat about Clifford the Big Red Dog and disagree over new sci-fi Encounter.Get in touch via backstage@sky.uk
10/12/21·46m 51s

Landscapers, Boxing Day and Benedict Cumberbatch

Welcome to Backstage - the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week Claire Gregory is joined by Stevie Wong and Sky News arts and entertainment Correspondent Katie Spencer.We hear from ‘call me Ben’ Benedict Cumberbatch about his new film The Power of the Dog and review the new true crime drama Landscapers.Plus we talk about the first Black British Rom-com Boxing Day, Chucky as a teen-horror series, and The Great which is back for series 2.Get in touch via backstage@sky.uk
02/12/21·44m 2s

House of Gucci, Lady Gaga and two Christmas films

Welcome to Backstage - the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week, Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong and Katie Spencer talk about the highly anticipated new movie House of Gucci.Lady Gaga chats to us about accents and her heritage.We also start looking ahead to Christmas with Netflix’s Robin Robin and A Boy Called Christmas.Plus we discuss new series American Rust and, of course, the return of Selling Sunset. Get in touch via backstage@sky.uk
25/11/21·47m 33s

Halle Berry and The Wheel of Time

Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This is the place to come for all your intel on what to watch and what’s going on behind the scenes of showbusiness. Claire Gregory is joined by Stevie Wong and Sky News Arts and Entertainment editor Amy Hitchcock.Hear from Halle Berry who’s had a go at directing with her latest movie Bruised.Plus we have some fantastic news for you Potter fans and a deep dive review of what’s set to be the biggest fantasy show since Game of Thrones... Or is it?
18/11/21·47m 35s

Kaitlyn Dever, Crime and Red Notice

Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week we hear from Kaitlyn Dever about her new Disney Plus show Dopesick and we are put on Red Notice with Dwyane Johnson and Ryan Reynolds.Plus we discuss Irvine Welsh’s move in to television and the new podcast adaption The Shrink Next Door - find out who we pick to play us in an Apple TV+ show! Join our regular hosts Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong, along with Sky News arts and entertainment correspondent Katie Spencer.
11/11/21·40m 56s

Kristen Stewart, Eternals and the return of Dexter

Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week we review the new Marvel film Eternals, get bloody with a reboot of Dexter and discuss what it is to be a British teenager with In My Skin.Plus Sky News Entertainment Correspondent Katie Spencer speaks to Kristen Stewart about her portrayal as Princess Diana in Spencer. Join our regular hosts Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong, along with Sky News arts and entertainment reporter Bethany Minelle.
04/11/21·47m 11s

Rebecca Hall, what to watch this Halloween and a must-see documentary

Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week we speak to Rebecca Hall about her new hard-hitting film ‘Passing’ starring Ruth Negga and Tessa Thompson. We also talk about the latest Zac Snyder movie Army of Thieves and Colin Kaepernick’s new show with Ava DuVernay - Colin in Black and White.Plus we’ve got recommendations for Halloween viewing and we tip documentary The Rescue for awards success.Join our regular hosts Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong, along with Sky News arts and entertainment reporter Chris Robertson.
28/10/21·42m 32s

Timothee Chalamet, Mark Strong and the week’s best new releases

Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week we hear from the stars of Dune - Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, and Denis Villeneuve about the new sci-fi epic. We also talk about the new show by Stephen Merchant - The Outlaws, and there’s an interview with Mark Strong and Daniel Mays about the new series of Temple. We also discuss the film adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen and get to know imdbTV via Leverage: Redemption.Join our regular hosts Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong, along with Sky News arts and entertainment correspondent Katie Spencer.
21/10/21·41m 28s

A London Film Festival special

Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week we look at some of the highlights from this year’s London Film Festival.We talk about the new Netflix Western The Harder They Fall and hear from stars Idris Elba and Regina King.We discuss Jane Campion’s new movie Power of the Dog and whether the early awards buzz is justified.Liam Payne and Zach Galafianakas talk tech thanks to new family film Ron’s Gone Wrong.And it’s not just film at LFF – we review the third, highly anticipated series of Succession.Join our regular hosts Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong, along with Sky News arts and entertainment correspondent Katie Spencer.
14/10/21·42m 37s

Jodie Comer, Ridley Scott and the week’s best TV

Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week we talk to Jodie Comer and Ridley Scott about their new French period film The Last Duel.We discuss the Netflix phenomenon Squid Game, the remake of Scenes From A Marriage and quirky new comedy Reservation Dogs.We hear from Joanne Froggatt and Michiel Huisman – who star in new thriller Angela Black and there’s enough horror to take you through to next Halloween.Join our regular hosts Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong, with special guest Sky News arts and entertainment reporter Bethany Minelle.
07/10/21·51m 15s

A big Bond special

Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.After multiple delays No Time To Die is finally out and we’re celebrating with a Backstage special – partly recorded on the red carpet for the 007 film.Hear from all the stars involved with the movie including: Rami Malek, Billie Eilish, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Lashana Lynch, Lea Seydoux, and Bond himself Daniel Craig.Then get our review and find out whether it’s worth the wait, whether it’s worth the 2 hour 43 minute running time and what we think might be next for the franchise. Backstage is hosted by Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong and Sky News Arts and Entertainment Correspondent Katie Spencer.
30/09/21·50m 10s

A top tip, Jared Harris and The Green Knight

Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week we get a heads-up on a US talent show which is bound to make its way to the UK.We speak to Jared Harris about his role in the new, complex sci-fi saga 'Foundation' about what the future could look like and ask about the explosive budget for the Apple TV+ show.We’re weirded out by The Green Knight and we’re taken to church where it's unsafe for animals with Midnight Mass. And in lighter news, we chat about the British coming of age drama 'Sweetheart' and speak to Sophia Di Martino about serendipity for the role and life after Loki. As ever Sky Backstage is hosted by Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong, today joined by Sky News Arts and Entertainment Editor Amy Hitchcock - who can't seem to pick the right week #GetAmyOnWithBond
24/09/21·45m 33s

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and the return of two huge shows

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News. This week we discuss Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and hear from its stars.We also talk about returning dramas Sex Education and The Morning Show and we watch a show that asks... what happened to all of the men? Plus we hear from actress and director Melanie Laurent.This week's show is hosted by Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong, and Chris Robertson.
16/09/21·50m 6s

Jennifer Hudson, film festival buzz and what to watch

Welcome to Backstage - the film and TV podcast from Sky News. This week, Claire, Stevie and Amy chat about some of the buzziest movies coming to London Film Festival.Claire has a chat with the esteemed Jennifer Hudson about her legendary role in Respect as the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. The crew go to the North to cavort with whale catchers to review The North Water – which has gone where no drama has before and then down to Ireland for a heartfelt film called Herself.Plus we discuss new documentary Look Away and forensic crime drama Wolfe.
09/09/21·44m 1s

Simu Liu, Camila Cabello and what to watch

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News. In this episode, we hear from the star of Marvel’s newest movie Shang Chi, Simu Liu.We also talk about the new version of Cinderella starring Camila Cabello and... pretty much everyone? You can find out what to watch as we join Timothy Spall's bus hopping tearjerker ‘The Last Bus’, check out the new landmarks on ‘Landmark’ and dabble in new horror spin-off ‘American Horror Stories’.Not one to miss - this week Claire Gregory is joined by Sky News entertainment reporters Bethany Minelle and Chris Robertson.
02/09/21·50m 39s

Henry Golding, The Walking Dead cast and what to watch this week

Welcome to Backstage!This week, we step into the weird and wonderful world of wellness retreats with Nicole Kidman's new show 9 Perfect Strangers.We hear from the ever-lovely Henry Golding, we reach the brink of Walking Deadliness with season 11, and what happens in the Night House - stays in the night house.This is the film and TV podcast from Sky News, this week hosted by Claire Gregory, Katie Spencer, and Stevie Wong.
19/08/21·54m 7s

Ryan Reynolds, Minnie Driver and what to watch this week

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News, where you can find out what to watch and hear from A-list guests.This week’s episode is hosted by Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong and guest host Sky News Arts Editor Amy Hitchcock. This week hear from Ryan Reynolds on his ‘role of a lifetime’ as the owner of Wrexham AFC and we chat to Minnie Driver about the second series of Modern Love.Stevie charms the pants off of CODA director Sian Heder - which is also our awards season tip for this week.And as always we’ll let you know what to watch both at home and at the cinema.Stay tuned and don't forget to rate, review and subscribe and get in touch via backstage@sky.uk - we love emails!
12/08/21·52m 59s

Cruel Summer, Mr Corman and Vivo

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News. Hosted by Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong, and Katie Spencer.This week we talk about addictive new teen drama Cruel Summer and hear from its stars.We discuss Joseph Gordon Levitt’s new series Mr. Corman, and we have a musical number with Lin Manuel Miranda's new film Vivo.Plus we review new comedy Buffering.Stay tuned and don't forget to rate, review and subscribe and get in touch via backstage@sky.uk - we love emails!
06/08/21·31m 39s

Jungle Cruise, Limbo and Watch the Sound

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News hosted by Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong, and Katie Spencer. This week we dissect Jungle Cruise, we talk to Ben Sharrock about his new film Limbo, and discuss the new music doc from Edgar Wright The Sparks Brothers.Plus we review Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson and we find out how our own Katie Spencer has basically become a grime star.Stay tuned and don't forget to rate, review and subscribe and get in touch via backstage@sky.uk - we love emails!
29/07/21·43m 11s

Amy Winehouse, Ted Lasso and Jolt

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week Claire and Stevie are joined by Sky News Arts and Entertainment Editor Amy Hitchcock to remember the legend that was Amy Winehouse. Our Amy’s been chatting to the singer Amy's goddaughter Dionne Bromfield - who is also the subject of a new MTV documentary, 10 years on from the star’s death.We also talk about Ted Lasso and hear from the show’s stars as it returns for a second series.And we review Jolt - the film that seems to have come out of nowhere and gets mixed reviews from the team.Stay tuned and don't forget to rate, review and subscribe and get in touch via backstage@sky.uk - we love emails!
22/07/21·42m 38s

StoryCast 21: On Stage with Amy Winehouse

In 2021, Sky News is marking some of the century’s biggest news events through the personal stories of lives defined by unforgettable moments from the last 21-years.Episode 10 of the 21-part series is On Stage with Amy Winehouse.Three days before Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning, she made her final stage appearance alongside her Goddaughter and musical protégée Dionne Bromfield.Now for the first time, Dionne reveals the ‘Aunty Amy’ only she knew.A decade since Winehouse’s death, she remains one of the UKs top selling artists.She also remains eclipsed by the media portrayal: The icon, the beehive hairstyle, the bright lights, paparazzi, and addiction that ultimately destroyed her.'On Stage with Amy Winehouse' explores the Amy Dionne remembers, why it’s taken 10-years to process her death, and how finding a ‘sister’ in Winehouse has come to define her.‘On Stage with Amy Winehouse' was produced by Rob Mulhern with Amy Hitchcock.Special thanks to Dionne BromfieldDigital by Tom GillespiePresented by Jayne SeckerSound Design, Rob MulhernTV treatment, Amy Hitchcock Head of Radio, Sky News, Dave TerrisDesign and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Chris ScottPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story log on to www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
20/07/21·21m 10s

Nowhere Special, Baptiste and Schmigadoon!

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News. This week Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong are joined by Sky News Arts and Entertainment Editor Amy Hitchcock. In this episode, we hear from James Norton about his new film, Nowhere Special and those enduring Bond rumours.We also discuss the return of Baptiste and War of the Worlds and get stuck in a land of musicals with Shmigadoon! Stay tuned and don't forget to rate, review and subscribe and get in touch via backstage@sky.uk - we love emails!
15/07/21·46m 3s

Black Widow, Luxe House Sydney and The Surrogate

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News. This week Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong, and Chris Robertson chat about Black Widow and there’s new property porn from Australia - we’ve been watching Luxe House Sydney. We also remember legendary director Richard Donner and wonder what it is like to be faced with tough life decisions after watching The Surrogate. Plus we talk about the new Monsters Inc spin-off series Monsters At Work.Stay tuned and don't forget to rate, review and subscribe and get in touch via backstage@sky.uk - we love emails!
08/07/21·46m 19s

The Tomorrow War, Stephen Dorff and Fear Street

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News with Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong, and Katie Spencer. This week, we have a brief chat about F9 - the latest in the Fast and Furious franchise. We review new sci-fi The Tomorrow War and hear from its star Chris Pratt.Fancy a new host? We might have a new recruit to the podcast as Stevie enlists Stephen Dorff to come work with us.There's a nostalgic-horrific trip down memory lane as we discuss the new Fear Street adaptations, and we enter into the world of Terry Pratchett as we chat about The Watch.Stay tuned and don't forget to rate, review and subscribe and get in touch via backstage@sky.uk - we love emails!
01/07/21·50m 43s

Another Round, Mary J Blige and Too Hot To Handle

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News. This week Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong are joined by Sky News Arts and Entertainment Editor Amy Hitchcock to chat about this week's film and TV news and gossip. We hear from Oscar-winner Thomas Vinterberg who tells how he feels about the Leonardo DiCaprio remake of Another Round.There’s reviews of two documentaries - Mary J Blige: My Life and Ghislaine Maxwell: Epstein’s Shadow.And hot summer reality TV is here! We discuss Too Hot To Handle and Love Island.Stay tuned and don't forget to rate, review and subscribe and get in touch via backstage@sky.uk - we love emails!
24/06/21·53m 39s

In The Heights, Physical and Luca

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong are joined by Chris Robertson from the Sky News entertainment team. We discuss In The Heights, the new Lin Manuel Miranda musical, and hear from him and some of the stars.We also talk to Rose Byrne about her new show Physical on Apple TV Plus.And we chat about the gorgeous animation Luca on Disney Plus and the sobering Covid drama Together on BBC Two.Stay tuned and don't forget to rate, review and subscribe and get in touch via backstage@sky.uk - we love emails!
17/06/21·52m 32s

Clarkson’s Farm, Loki and Lupin

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week, Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong are joined by Sky News Correspondent Katie Spencer.Find out why everyone’s always shouting at Jeremy Clarkson as we chat to him ahead of his new show which sees him try his hand at farming.The trio also talk about the hot new series from Disney Plus: Loki, Part 2 of Lupin on Netflix and new genre-blending show Blindspotting on Starzplay. Stay tuned and don't forget to rate, review and subscribe and get in touch via backstage@sky.uk - we love emails!
10/06/21·37m 14s

Lisey’s Story, Sweet Tooth and Time

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News. This week Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong are joined by Sky News Arts and Entertainment Editor Amy Hitchcock. Together, they discuss the TV BAFTAs and revisit Mare of Easttown now the series has come to an end.We hear from Julianne Moore and J.J Abrams about their latest venture – the Stephen King adaptation of Lisey’s Story.They also talk about the latest show based on a comic book - Sweet Tooth, prison drama Time and the new season of David Schwimmer's comedy 'Intelligence'.Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe and do get in touch via backstage@sky.uk - we love emails!
04/06/21·45m 10s

Cruella, Panic and Cynthia Erivo

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News. This week, Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong are joined by Sky News Arts and Entertainment correspondent Lucy Cotter.We review Cruella, new YA show Panic and documentary Liverpool Narcos. There’s a chat with Cynthia Erivo about playing her hero, plus we take a look at the spine-chilling new Conjuring film and Stevie has a haunted story of his own to share.Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe and do get in touch via backstage@sky.uk - we love emails!
28/05/21·48m 33s

Trying, Breeders and The Army of the Dead

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong and Katie Spencer get into two VERY different parenting shows - Breeders and Trying, and have a quick chat with Rafe Spall about parenting today.We also check out the new drama from Britbox - The Beast Must Die, and Stevie Wong speaks to Chris Rock about what it took to get Samuel L. Jackson involved in his latest project, Spiral.Plus we tease the new Zac Snyder zombie movie The Army of the Dead.Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe and do get in touch via backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
20/05/21·42m 3s

The Underground Railroad, Those Who Wish Me Dead and The Nevers

Welcome to Backstage - the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong are joined by Sky News arts and entertainment editor Amy Hitchcock, and we have a jampacked show kicking off with a discussion about the BRIT Awards, as Claire and Amy have been to their first in-person live event this year.We also talk about the new series from Barry Jenkins: The Underground Railroad, and have a chat with him about an inside scoop that sets the series off beautifully.Then we get into the new Victorian-era show The Nevers and wonder if Angelina Jolie is quite right for her new action film, Those Who Wish Me Dead. Not one to miss! Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe and do get in touch via backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
14/05/21·57m 51s

Line of Duty finale, The Pursuit of Love and Oxygen

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week, Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong, are joined by Sky News Arts and Entertainment Correspondent Lucy Cotter.The team dissect that Line of Duty series finale and discuss the new drama that’s replacing it on Sunday nights on BBC One, The Pursuit of Love. Plus they lose their breath with new Netflix film Oxygen. Not one to miss! Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe and do get in touch via backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
06/05/21·43m 43s

Oscars debrief, Intergalactic and Without Remorse

Welcome to another week on Backstage - the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week hosts Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong, and Katie Spencer have a full post-Oscars debrief, and discuss the carb-fest that was Katie’s Oscars viewing party menu – Mank-aroni cheese anyone?We chat about Intergalactic - Sky One’s new sci-fi, and talk about the new drama from the Theroux family on Apple TV Plus, Mosquito Coast.Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe and do get in touch via backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
29/04/21·45m 15s

Oscars Preview, Mare of Easttown and Shadow and Bone

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News. This week, Claire and Stevie are joined by Chris Robertson from the Sky News entertainment team.On today's agenda: We’ll tell you everything you need to know ahead of the Oscars – and give our predictions for some of the most exciting categories.We also talk about Kate Winslet’s return to TV, and her experience as a producer on Sky Atlantic’s Mare of Easttown, plus you can hear from the star herself.We review Netflix's Shadow and Bone, and Rose Matafeo's BBC comedy Starstruck.And do you believe in life after love? Stay tuned to see why we... might?Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe and do get in touch via backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
22/04/21·51m 54s

Baftas preview, Promising Young Woman and Too Close

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News.Today Stevie Wong and Claire Gregory are joined by Sky News arts and entertainment editor Amy Hitchcock.This week is a big BAFTA episode with a look at what’s in the running and thoughts on who might win.The trio discus Riz Ahmed's critically acclaimed film, The Sound of Metal, as well as Carey Mulligan's Promising Young Woman.There’s a review of new ITV psychological thriller Too Close and Claire, naturally, shudders to think as Stevie gushes about Lena Waithe's new horror series Them on Amazon Prime Video.Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe and do get in touch via backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
09/04/21·45m 24s

Minari, The Mauritanian and Wellington Paranormal

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week, Claire and Stevie are joined by Katie Spencer to discuss a couple of the films attracting awards buzz this year.First up we have yet another update on what the Oscars will look like.We talk about the beautiful drama Minari and hear from The Mauritanian star Tahar Rahim. There's a New Zealand parody comedy called Wellington Paranormal to discuss and we welcome back Godzilla and King Kong as the unlikely pair look like having a box office hit with their latest adventure.Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe and do get in touch via backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
01/04/21·41m 58s

Six Minutes to Midnight, The Irregulars and The Syndicate

Welcome to Backstage! This is the film and TV podcast from Sky News and this week Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong are joined by Amy Hitchcock - Sky News' Arts and Entertainment Editor to discuss what's going on in the world of showbusiness.There’s a discussion about changes to Disney’s release schedule, the very interesting letter to nominees regarding the Oscars and Orlando Bloom's baffling daily routine.We review the new Sherlock themed Netflix series The Irregulars and Stevie’s been chatting to the team behind The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.Plus Amy has a little quiz for us to keep us on our toes.Enjoy! Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
26/03/21·50m 48s

Oscar nominations, Line of Duty and the Snyder Cut

This week on Backstage - the film and TV podcast from Sky News - Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong are joined by Katie Spencer who’s been mourning the loss of Glastonbury this year by creating her own Pyramid stage.As awards season rumbles on we discuss the Grammys and the Oscar nominations, then take a look at what’s on at this year’s BFI Flare LGBTI festival and SXSW – where Demi Lovato’s new documentary has just premiered.There’s a spoiler-free review of the first episode of the new series of Line of Duty, we discuss new Netflix offering Sky Rojo and a strange new show on Apple TV Plus: Calls.Stevie has watched all four hours of Zac Snyder’s Justice League but was it worth it? And we talk about killer jeans with the release of a new film in the classic ‘inanimate object that comes to life and kills people’ genre.Enjoy! Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
18/03/21·45m 59s

Bafta nominations, Yes Day and Grace

This week on Backstage - the film and TV podcast from Sky News - Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong are joined by arts and entertainment reporter Bethany Minelle.On today's show we talk BAFTA nominations and look at what we can expect from the Grammys.We also hear from Jennifer Garner about her passion project 'Yes Day' – the new Netflix film about parents who can’t say no for 24 hours.Plus there are reviews of ITV’s new detective drama Grace, Netflix’s sci-fi with a great concept The One, and the new super-smart Dutch thriller 'The Columnist'. Enjoy! Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
11/03/21·49m 41s

Coming 2 America, Raya and the Last Dragon and Deutschland 89

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News with Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong and Bethany Minelle.This week we debrief following the Golden Globes and speak to Kingsley Ben-Adir about his Bafta Rising Star nomination.Eddie Murphy explains why he decided to make Coming 2 America - the sequel to the cult classic which has just come out on Amazon Prime Video.We review new Disney film Raya and the Last Dragon, Netflix’s Moxie and Deutschland 89 on All 4.Plus we discuss documentary awards contender The Dissident and hear from its director Bryan Fogel.Enjoy! Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
04/03/21·54m 17s

Billie Eilish, Billie Holiday and Dating No Filter

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News. This week Claire and Stevie are joined by Sky News’ arts and entertainment editor Amy Hitchcock.We talk about the controversy of the Golden Globes, and have a review of the new Apple TV+ releases for 2021.We discuss Andra Day’s incredible performance in The United States vs Billie Holiday, and we delve into Billie Eilish's new documentary 'The World's A Little Blurry'. Plus we review Dating No Filter – which Claire describes as Gogglebox meets First Dates.Enjoy! Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
26/02/21·46m 43s

I Care A Lot, Bloodlands and Pennyworth

This week on Backstage - the film and TV podcast from Sky News - Claire, Stevie and Katie dive into the week's film and TV news, reviews and everything in between.This week, we talk about Bloodlands, the latest drama from Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio.We hear from Paloma Faith about Pennyworth, the show that she says has taught her everything she knows about acting. We discuss Rosamund Pike's I Care A lot and we review a questionable post-apocalyptic Europe with Netflix's Tribes of Europa. Enjoy! Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
18/02/21·46m 7s

Britney Spears, Devils and To All The Boys

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week we have a cracking show - Britney is back in the news again thanks to new documentary Framing Britney Spears.Find out how Devils star Patrick Dempsey reacted when Claire’s toddler crashed their interview.We’re are all squealing about the final in the To All The Boys trilogy, which Stevie can't get enough of.And Bethany likens new psychological thriller Behind Her Eyes to... The Undoing? Claire might not be convinced.Welcome to the show. Enjoy! Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
12/02/21·50m 2s

The Golden Globes nominations, Bliss and Malcolm and Marie

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week, we have the lovely Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong and Katie Spencer dishing their showbiz opinions on the world of TV and film. We have a chat with the fabulous Salma Hayek, as we discuss her new movie with Owen Wilson, called Bliss.There's talk about whether Netflix’s lockdown drama Malcolm and Marie is... actually funny?!We’re not sure if can we keep up new Sky Atlantic show ZeroZeroZero.And we have all the goss on the Golden Globes and Sundance Film Festival because there can never be enough of that, can there? Enjoy! Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
05/02/21·47m 33s

Twist, The Dig and The Great Escapists

Welcome to Backstage - the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week we're talking about three huge new films and the bizarre new show from Richard Hammond.We are bouncing off the walls with Twist - a modern parkour take on a Charles Dickens classic, plus hear from star Rita Ora who spills the beans on a Sir Michael Caine secret.We go digging with Ralph Fiennes in new historical drama The Dig and Carey Mulligan explains why it wasn’t the most glamorous of shoots.Is 2021 the year for Justin Timberlake's big Manchester By The Sea moment, with his new Apple TV + film Palmer? Not so sure.And we find out how Richard Hammond and Tory Belleci cope when they end up trapped on a desert island with nothing more than science to save them in new series The Great Escapists.Drop us an email at backstage@sky.uk - we would also love you to rate, review and subscribe.
28/01/21·48m 27s

It's A Sin, The Investigation and The White Tiger

This week on Backstage - Bethany Minelle, Stevie Wong and Gemma Peplow get stuck into some seriously good new TV and film releases.In other news, we find out why 2021’s looking like a positive year for rapper Lil Wayne, but not so bright for any British musicians hoping to tour Europe in the near future.We also look at Russell T Davies’s latest drama It’s A Sin, and the truly different real crime drama The Investigation, based on the submarine murder of 2017.Priyanka Chopra-Jonas tells us why she chased down her role in big budget Netflix movie The White Tiger, and Dan Stevens is back for a second podcast visit where he reveals to Stevie that he could soon be stepping behind the camera to try his hand at directing.Plus, we review baby comedy Baby Done with comedian Rose Matafeo and Trekkie animated spin-off Star Trek: Lower Decks.Enjoy! Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
22/01/21·52m 21s

Servant, Stardust and Blithe Spirit

This week on Backstage - Bethany Minelle, Stevie Wong and Amy Hitchcock unpack Netflix's ambitious new slate for programming in 2021.In other news, we celebrate the return of Sex And The City, but are they missing a cast member?We also look at the David Bowie biopic, Stardust, and get down and dirty with a new documentary on civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.Rupert Grint tells us what it's like being a new dad while starring in Apple TV's season 2 of Servant, and Dan Stevens spills the beans on whether his Blithe Spirit co-star Dame Judi Dench has a potty mouth on set.Enjoy! Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
15/01/21·46m 56s

American Gods, A Discovery of Witches and The Stand

Welcome to the Backstage Podcast in 2021!Today we see in the New Year with four big shows. We start with Amazon Prime Video's season 3 of American Gods, then check out the return of A Discovery of Witches on Sky One and Now TV.Claire asks Amber Heard whether she was ready for the pandemic after filming the adaptation of Stephen King's novel The Stand – about a deadly flu, for STARZPLAY. And finally, we couldn't end without a little bit glam from Ru Paul's Drag Race UK season 2 on BBC iPlayer.Enjoy! Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
07/01/21·42m 11s

The Best Films and TV Shows of 2020

This week we welcome super special guest Katie Spencer to discuss the best things we’ve watched this year.Using a scoring system that’s so complex we don’t understand it ourselves we’ve come up with our ten favourite movies and television offerings of 2020.Find out what got the number one spot, and let us know if you agree by emailing backstage@sky.ukHappy New Year!
31/12/20·40m 15s

What To Watch Over Christmas

It's the Christmas Special and we’re joined again by Amy Hitchcock, Sky News Arts Editor, as we discuss festive offerings.This week’s film reviews are Soul on Disney+, Sky One's Roald and Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse, and Netflix’s The Midnight Sky – hear why star Felicity Jones caused a huge re-write of the script for that.Next up is a very modern period drama in Netflix's Bridgerton – the first show from Shonda Rhimes’ huge deal with the streaming service – we’ve spoken to the cast of that as well.We also chat about Serpent on BBC One and ITV’s Masked Singer with new judge Mo Gilligan.It is a JAM-PACKED episode – make sure you stay tuned for Stevie's undying love for the end of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, it’s not one to miss!Drop us an email at backstage@sky.uk and we would love you to rate, review and subscribe, and we will catch you next week when we reveal our top picks from 2020.
24/12/20·52m 32s

Wonder Woman 1984, Viola Davis and King Gary

This week on Backstage as we edge closer to the end of year we have some Christmas treats for you.We’ll review the new Wonder Woman film – find out whether it’s worth all the fuss that’s been made about its release.We’ll talk about two Christmas specials: BBC One’s King Gary and All Creatures Great And Small on Channel 5.Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom comes up trumps as we look at Chadwick Boseman’s last performance and hear from Viola Davis.Amy Hitchcock is on the show this week, and we discuss her documentary ‘Culture Interrupted’.Plus there’s an interview with Diane Lane and what exactly did Tom Cruise do that caused such a furore? Find out, today on Backstage!Drop us an email at backstage@sky.uk and we would love you to rate, review and subscribe, and we will catch you next week for our Christmas Special.
17/12/20·51m 12s

Tin Star: Liverpool, Alice in Borderland and Wolfwalkers

This week on Backstage, we’re heading around the world.We take a family trip to Liverpool to have a chat with Tim Roth about his third and final series of Tin Star: Liverpool.From there, we head to Japan to review Netflix’s manga-inspired Alice in Borderland.Then it’s back over to Ireland to chat about new Apple TV Plus animation Wolfwalkers.In the end, we settle on good old American crime thriller soil with the new Amazon Prime Video film I’m Your Woman, and you can hear Bethany’s chat with stars Rachel Brosnahan and Marsha Stephanie Blake - not one to miss!Are you excited about Christmas telly? Let us know what you’re looking forward to and what have been your top picks for 2020 - drop us an email at backstage@sky.uk!Enjoy! Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch.
10/12/20·51m 5s

The Undoing finale, Viggo Mortensen and The Prom

This week on Backstage we re-visit the buzziest show this autumn and talk about The Undoing finale.We hear from Viggo Mortensen who’s made his directorial debut with Falling.We review Netflix’s Citizen Kane influenced ‘Mank’ and glitz it up with a musical interlude from ‘The Prom’, and if that wasn’t enough, we step in to fairytales with the new Disney+ Christmas film ‘Godmothered’. Are you excited about Christmas telly? Let us know what you’re looking forward to and what have been your top picks for 2020 - drop us an email at backstage@sky.uk!Enjoy! Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch.
03/12/20·41m 19s

Bake Off winner, Lukas Gage and Dolly Parton

Is it too early for Christmas chat? We don't think so!This week on Backstage we’re talking about the Queen Dolly Parton's new Netflix film, Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square, and discussing a rather different take on Dickens' A Christmas Carol.Also, Kate Winslet is doing it for the horse lovers in the new Disney + adaptation of Black Beauty. Plus we’ll discuss director-gate, Flight Attendant and the Bake Off final, including an interview with the winner.Enjoy! Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
26/11/20·42m 29s

Geri Horner, Hillbilly Elegy and Uncle Frank

This week on Backstage, we are re-joined by the marvellous Bethany Minelle, who is keen to get the Christmas decorations up, no matter the time of year!We are looking at two films today: Hillbilly Elegy - a new Netflix drama, based on the New York Times Bestseller by J.D. Vance, starring Amy Adams, Glenn Close and Gabriel Basso. Then over on Prime Video, we take a look into Uncle Frank, starring Paul Bettany about a gay man who has to come to terms with his identity and reconnect with his estranged family after a death in the family.We’re also asking why Ryan Reynolds is embodying Ted Lasso by buying Wrexham AFC and what Geri Horner is doing on YouTube?
19/11/20·47m 3s

The Crown, Mangrove and McFly

This week on Backstage, we are re-joined by Gemma Peplow who shares Claire's love of I'm A Celebrity and helps Stevie to understand why it's so awesome. We talk Christmas adverts and new releases – and ask is it too early for festive content?We welcome Steve McQueen's first instalment of the Small Axe series, Mangrove, chat about the fourth series of The Crown, head over to Italy to review Netlfix's The Life Ahead and squeeze in a conversation about ITV’s new McFly doc All About Us.This week's interviews are with Sam Spruell on Mangrove, and Josh O'Connor and Emma Corrin who speak about their roles as Prince Charles and Princess Diana in the latest season of The Crown.Enjoy! Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
13/11/20·49m 20s

Johnny Depp, How To Be: Anne-Marie and Industry

This week we are celebrating our milestone of hitting 2 Million listens with a guest appearance from Sky's Arts and Entertainment Editor, Amy Hitchcock. We discuss the ruling in Johnny Depp’s libel trial against the publishers of The Sun and also ask if it’s too soon for Songbird.There’s an interesting chat with legendary actor Giancarlo Esposito about his latest show Godfather of Harlem.We review His Dark Materials, How To Be Anne-Marie, Industry and get behind the camera in ICON: Music Through The Lens.It's jampacked this week - enjoy!Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
06/11/20·55m 53s

Truth Seekers, His House and Shirley

This week... it's CREEPY.We chat about Truth Seekers and Scare Me, and figure out whether they were scary enough for our liking.We have a bit a fright with Netflix's His House, and Claire gets called 'smart' by Elisabeth Moss (or was it a figment of her imagination? Who knows!) in discussing the not-quite-biographical film Shirley.Find out if it was a ghoul or goblin whispering in her ear by joining us! Enjoy! Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
30/10/20·51m 7s

The Sister, The Undoing and The Queen’s Gambit

This week on Backstage, the so-called ‘Halloween dump’ continues...First up is spooky new ITV show The Sister – we discuss whether it will continue the channel’s recent run of form.Find out why Claire is obsessed with new psychological thriller The Undoing which is coming to Sky Atlantic and Now TV.There are interviews with the cast of two new movies – Netflix’s Over The Moon and Pixie, which is in cinemas.And there’s even time to talk about new Netflix mini-series The Queen’s Gambit, which has taken everyone by surprise.Enjoy! Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
22/10/20·54m 25s

Rebecca, Riviera and Blackpink

This week, we talk about another adaptation of the classic novel Rebecca.We’re battling the American justice system with The Trial of the Chicago 7, and Prime Video’s heart-wrenching documentary Time. We then shimmy to the glitz of season 3 of Riviera on Sky Atlantic, and switch to the not so glitzy Epping Forest, for The Chop: Britain’s Top Woodworker.All the while tempering Stevie’s slow-burning standom for Korean Pop-Doc BLACKPINK: Light Up The Sky and making peace with our very own Katie Spencer going away to bring new life into the world! Enjoy! Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
15/10/20·46m 57s

The Haunting of Bly Manor, The Spanish Princess and The Bridge

This week on Backstage, after discussing the postponement of Bond and the knock-on effect for cinemas, we’re checking out whether The Haunting of Bly Manor on Netflix is as scary as its predecessor - The Haunting of Hill House.We sample a couple of the new films in Prime Video anthology Welcome to the Blumhouse – as well the new movie from Kevin Bacon You Should Have Left which also saw Jason Blum on board as a producer.Hear from the stars of The Spanish Princess which is definitely worth a watch for those missing Game of Thrones.And we discuss The Right Stuff, The 40-year-old Version and new reality show The Bridge – which might not be all Claire thinks it’s cracked up to be.Welcome to Backstage. Enjoy! Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
08/10/20·50m 53s

Brave New World, The Boys In The Band and Emily In Paris

This week on Backstage, Stevie gives us the goss on what to catch at London Film Festival. We go through the dystopian drama Brave New World and are moved by a conversation with Jim Parsons and his feelings about new Netflix queer film The Boys In The Band.There is a little bit of escapism with Emily In Paris, and we ask two questions: Why is Fargo no longer set in Fargo? And are any of you tired of the Walking Dead yet? Welcome to Backstage. Enjoy! Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
01/10/20·52m 55s

Emmy Awards, Utopia and Life

This week, we have a quick chat about Emmy wins and what is worth watching in this quite upside down 2020.We talk about Amazon Prime's remake of 'Utopia' and change pace to the soapy-drama of BBC's 'Life'.Stevie finds out who exactly Grayson Perry is as he speeds across the United States in Channel 4's 'Grayson Perry's Big American Road Trip', as well as a lovely conversation about a league of royal spies for Disney Plus.Welcome to Backstage. Enjoy! Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
24/09/20·48m 29s

Enola Holmes, Us and Paris Hilton

This week we have an emotional conversation with Paris Hilton about her new YouTube Originals documentary, ‘This Is Paris’.We get into it with the new Millie Bobby Brown produced Enola Holmes on Netflix, and we get closer to the Cuckoo’s Nest with Ryan Murphy’s Ratched.We also touch base with Ewan McGregor as he relays his passion for electric motorcycles since riding through Southern and Central America for Long Way Up, and we talk about Tom Hollander’s role as a beleaguered father in the BBC adaptation of David Nicholls’ ‘Us’. Enjoy! Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
17/09/20·40m 25s

The Third Day, The Singapore Grip and Cuties

This week, we get eerie with HBO/Sky collaboration The Third Day featuring Naomie Harris and Jude Law, as we heavily anticipate his live streaming to make it that much weirder.We question the colonial implications of ITV’s Sunday offering Singapore Grip as Claire speaks to actress Georgia Blizzard about her insufferable character in the show.We also head across the Channel to the controversial French film Cuties, while Stevie taps into his inner teen with Netflix’s Julie and the Phantoms… And no one knows what to do with the Duchess. Enjoy! Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
10/09/20·43m 10s

The Boys, Away and our Mulan review

It’s one of Amazon’s most watched shows, and now The Boys is back for a second season. While Katie and Stevie couldn’t be any more excited, Bethany is reserving her judgement. With more graphic violence and gore than you can shake a stick at, it’s certainly not for the faint hearted.Netflix blasts into space with its ambitious space drama Away, starring Hilary Swank as a conflicted captain on a mission to Mars. The team have mixed reactions to some of the no-gravity scenes, achieved with the help of wires and some super slo-mo acting. One thing they do agree on is that space seems to get better phone reception than all of the WFH locations they’ve so far explored in their own flats.We go back to the roots of a popular Swedish detective in Young Wallander, also on Netflix. While the show doesn’t hold back on the torso shots (proving that lead actor Adam Palsson hasn’t been slacking in the gym), it’s Scandi-crime credentials are slightly less forthcoming. For those that don’t like subtitles though, this English-language interpretation does mean you can skip all the pesky reading and concentrate on the gratuitous upper-body nudity.Meanwhile, Disney’s big blockbuster of the year premieres on their streaming service Disney +. The latest in their long line of action re-makes, Chinese actress Liu Yifei stars in the hard-to-fill lead role. With more attention paid to the original 6th century folk tale than the 1998 cartoon version, Stevie educates everyone when he explains what the name Mushu actually means (Spoiler alert: Mushu the dragon, voiced by Eddie Murphy in the Disney original, isn’t in the remake. There is a phoenix.). While it’s a decent re-telling, everyone wonders if kids will have the stamina to actually sit through the $200m (£150m) epic.And in possibly the craziest film the Backstage gang have ever reviewed, Charlie Kaufman latest movie I’m Thinking Of Ending Things comes to Netflix. Starring a pair of Jessies – Irish actress Jessie Buckley and American actor Jesse Plemons – this genre-confounding movie will keep you on your toes and most likely make you question the meaning of life, the universe and everything…Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
03/09/20·55m 39s

Get Duked, Strike and our Tenet review

Teenagers doing the Duke of Edinburgh Award get a lot more than they bargained for in new Prime Video film Get Duked. While Stevie wonders if rabbit poo really has hallucinogenic properties, Claire’s been chatting to the cast about what it was like running around in the countryside together.Strike is returning to the BBC with Strike: Lethal White. It’s the latest detective drama based on one of JK Rowling’s books. The team wonder if the author’s recent comments will put people off watching and Katie isn’t sure lead character Cormoran Strike is a good influence on lazy boyfriends everywhere.Everyone’s favourite watch of the week is the compelling I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, which is coming to Sky Crime and Now TV. The true crime documentary mixes the hunt for a serial killer and rapist, with the personal story of a woman who became obsessed with solving the case – writing a book that the show is based on. There’s a lot going on but it manages to avoid being confusing or hard to follow. Katie’s been chatting to Gaz Coombes from Supergrass who are back together, though not playing the series of festival sets they expected to this summer. Find out what she asked that got us wondering how much the band actually like each other.And after talking about it for months, Claire has finally seen Tenet. She reviews both the film and the cinema-going experience in a post-lockdown world.Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
27/08/20·45m 17s

I Hate Suzie, Lucifer, and Ronnie Wood

The gang is back together on this week's Backstage, as Claire returns from sunning it up on the coast!And the excitement doesn't stop there - Billie Piper and Lucy Prebble's new Sky Atlantic show I Hate Suzie is very, very good. Claire chats with Daniel Ings, who plays Suzie's husband Cob, about the project. Less exciting, however, is Disney+'s new family film The One And Only Ivan. It's got a stellar cast, and some great CGI animals, but it might even be too boring for some of your kids, let alone the grown-ups!Not one, but two teen movies for you this week. Babyteeth is out in cinemas now, and Chemical Hearts is on Amazon Prime. One's great - the other, not so much.And it's the devil himself - or is it? Netflix's Lucifer is back for part one of its fifth season, but something isn't quite right with the Hellish prince. Something also isn't quite right with the acting.Plus, Katie got to speak to actual living legend, Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, about his new art project, and there's a hint of some new music on the way...Get in touch via email. We'd love to hear from you: backstage@sky.uk
21/08/20·49m 52s

Introducing...Polonium & the Piano Player

Two Russians agents release a miniature nuclear weapon in a 5-star London hotel. But former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko is not the only victim? For the full series, search 'Polonium & the Piano Player.'From Sky News StoryCast.
20/08/20·2m 6s

Jason Sudeikis, Bear Grylls, and Lovecraft Country

Hot...sweaty...no, we're not reviewing Little Birds again! It's just absolutely baking here in England, and Stevie can't believe Bethany and Katie don't have air conditioning.There's still plenty to talk about this week, despite the heat!Katie's favourite Bear Grylls is back with a new show on Amazon Prime which has the longest title known to humankind - World’s Toughest Race: Eco Challenge Fiji. It has conches, medallions, and Bear back-flipping from a helicopter, but it's not enough to impress the team. Heartwarming new comedy Ted Lasso is available now on Apple TV+, which follows a pretty clueless American football coach as he tries to teach "soccer" (actual football) in England. Hear what Jason Sudeikis had to say about his time in the UK and his thoughts on our comedies. Creatures from hell and white supremacists are both here to terrify characters in the new HBO and Sky Atlantic series Lovecraft Country. With a unique, fresh take on sci-fi and horror, the team are thoroughly impressed. Listen to their review...if you dare...And - The Fresh Prince Of Air as a drama? Well, it's happening! Hear the story of how and why in this week's episode. As usual, we love hearing from you - email backstage@sky.uk and we may get back to you!Now, where's that glass of ice water...
14/08/20·50m 2s

Black Is King, Selling Sunset and Mandy

While Claire is off on her jollies, Bethany Minelle is back - and she's just as excited about Black Is King as Katie and Stevie. The gang talk costumes, music, and whether anyone, really, can compare themselves to Beyonce.Series three of Netflix's real estate reality show Selling Sunset is out now - but the team aren't sold on it. Producer David is drafted in to defend the online hit - can he persuade them to watch more of it?No persuasion needed for the team to watch Mandy, which is written, directed by, and stars Diane Morgan. It has Doberman Pinschers, naked sushi, and tarantula bashing - what's not to love?And have you ever wanted pictures to be judged by photographer-to-the stars Rankin? Listen to find out how a new Sky Arts show might help you...Plus; the team discuss the BAFTA TV awards; Katie talks about her new favourite show that sees a journalist trying to avoid getting "shivved" in prison; Stevie pulls out a spectacular Valley Girl impression; and hear the aftermath of Bethany batting away a wasp.(Cover photo: Travis Matthews/Disney Plus via AP)
07/08/20·47m 47s

Umbrella Academy, Ramy and Little Birds

The superhero siblings are back for a second season of Umbrella Academy and everyone agrees it’s an improvement on the first series. Plus Claire’s been chatting to stars Tom Hopper and Robert Sheehan about cult-leader costumes and how they’re not really famous.Ramy also returns for a second series following creator and lead actor Ramy Youssef’s Golden Globe win. This time the show comes with some star power in the form of Mahershala Ali, and Ramy explains to Backstage how the Oscar-winner came to be in the show.Sky Atlantic’s new adaptation Little Birds is described as erotic, and while it may not be that sexy, it’s definitely a great watch, and Stevie reckons lead actress Juno Temple is one to watch at the moment.The Emmy nominations have been revealed – find out which Brits have been nominated and why Netflix is celebrating.Plus there’s a whole new Taylor Swift album to discuss – Katie thinks it’s a bit too cable-knit but if it’s good enough for Bon Iver, it’s good enough for Claire.Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
31/07/20·45m 5s

A Suitable Boy, Kissing Booth 2 and Comic-Con

This week’s episode kicks off with a discussion about new film Saint Frances which is actually coming out in cinemas – with Tenet getting pushed back indefinitely will smaller independent pictures be enough to tempt audiences back in to theatres? Plus hear an interview with the movie’s star and writer Kelly O’Sullivan.The BBC are breaking new ground with upcoming series A Suitable Boy – their first historical drama with no white characters. Claire thinks it’s perfect Sunday night viewing, and explains why that isn’t a bad thing.Prodigal Son is coming out on Sky One in the UK. The show about a police profiler and his serial killer Dad has already aired in the U.S and been given a second series, and while Katie’s doing her best to defend it, the team are divided on whether it warrants more episodes.The Kissing Booth is back and Stevie has got the full low-down on why the teen drama matters to Netflix, and why it might seem a little dated in the context of their other YA films.And Comic-Con returns – virtually at least. Hear why it’s much better that way for Stevie and get the story of when Katie and Stevie first met, long before Backstage was even a twinkle in their eye…Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
24/07/20·41m 36s

Idris Elba, Cursed and Shark Fest

It’s not the biggest week for new releases but the Backstage crew rise to the challenge with this new episode that includes Idris Elba interview clips, an explanation of what’s going on with cinemas at the moment, and a discussion about sharks. Yes, really.Cursed is Netflix’s new re-telling of the sword in the stone legend, and while Stevie has a lot of love for its star Katherine Langford, the show itself isn’t getting such favourable reviews.Idris Elba’s semi-autobiographical comedy In The Long Run is back on Sky One and while Katie and Claire insist it’s a sweet, gentle rom-com, it’s the only show that Stevie has ever seemingly ditched after the first episode. Find out what Idris and his co-star Bill Bailey have to say about The Wire actor taking on the comedic role, plus there’s a little treat for fans of Luther.A celebration of all things shark is happening on National Geographic and the team ponder whether the over-the-top narration is strictly necessary and why sharks are seen as such villains on TV and in films.There’s rumblings from the United States that summer blockbuster Tenet will be pushed back again – find out why what’s going on in the U.S and China is very bad for the cinema industry here. Finally, there’s a little teaser for Palm Springs – a film so new it doesn’t have a UK release date yet, and Peacock – the new streaming service from NBC Universal that’s launched in America with a series that’s got Stevie all hot and bothered.Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
17/07/20·40m 55s

The Plot Against America, Little Voice and Scoob

This episode of Backstage kicks off with HBO and Sky Atlantic's new drama The Plot Against America. It shows us an alternative history of the US through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family, who see their country turn to fascism. It's got Winona Ryder and great costumes, so Katie's sold - but what about the rest of the gang?Light, fluffy, and incredibly earnest - the team discuss new Apple TV+ songwriter drama Little Voice. Is the music any good? And how exactly is the main character, Bess, able to afford a storage unit in New York on such a small salary?Also on Apple TV+, hero of the hour Tom Hanks' new war film Greyhound is available to watch. Stevie found the trailer incredibly intense, but could it be an Oscar winner?Over on Netflix, Charlize Theron is giving it her all in The Old Guard. It's got a great cast, a female director who doesn't usually do action movies, and an interest romantic storyline. But is it actually worth watching?And Claire chats to Jason Isaacs about his new role as Dick Dastardly in Scooby-Doo's new film, the creatively titled...Scoob (spoiler - the whole team really loved it!).Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
09/07/20·41m 34s

Hanna, Hamilton and Warrior Nun

Stevie kicks off this week with a tough, but incredibly impressive documentary. Storyville’s Welcome To Chechnya on BBC 4 tells the true story of the purging of LGBT people in Chechnya, and the organisations striving to help. Hanna is back for a second season on Prime Video and Claire’s been chatting with the star Esme Creed-Miles and writer David Farr. The new series sees Hanna learning more about the other teenage girls who have been trained to be killing machines, but is this the last we’ll see of the show?Hamilton is perfect for now, and just about any time really. The team rave about the filmed version of the Broadway show which is out on Disney Plus. There’s a new comic-book based show on Netflix, and as Katie explains Warrior Nun does what it says on the tin. There’s a kick-ass young nun, loads of dodgy accents and more action than could possibly be expected. It’s definitely not boring, but it definitely is bizarre.Plus find out what the team are watching when they’re not watching TV for the podcast… it’s a diverse selection.Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
02/07/20·45m 15s

Eurovision, Rose Byrne and Glastonbury

Will Ferrell’s take on Eurovision has arrived with new Netflix film ‘Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga’. It’s got the songs, performances and costumes you’d expect but will it appeal to people who aren’t fans of the competition? There’s a new political comedy movie available on demand – ‘Irresistible’ stars Steve Carell and Rose Byrne as political nemeses vying to get their candidate elected in a small-town mayoral race. It’s from comedian Jon Stewart and it’s definitely got some interesting things to say about American politics, but Stevie wonders if it could have had some more detail. Plus hear from Rose Byrne about what it was like licking Steve Carell’s face.New Hulu show Love Victor (only available in the US at the moment – boo) is set in the same Universe as the cult film Love Simon but Victor’s experience is very different to Simon’s. It’s a great teen story and gets the thumbs up from the team.Dark is back on Netflix for a third series and it’s completely beyond Claire. Hear Stevie desperately try and explain it to a totally vacant response.Katie and Claire have got the Glastonbury blues but at least there’s going to be highlights from previous years shown on the BBC. If we drink some warm cider and put our wellies on it will be just like being there, right?And what does the shift in the timings of next year’s big ceremonies mean for awards season? Stevie and Claire discuss the possible impacts for 2021 and beyond, and what Venice Film Festival will be like with social distancing in place.Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
25/06/20·45m 17s

The Great, Dads and 365 Days

Brace yourself - it’s a raunchy old week for the Backstage podcast this time around.Katie, Stevie and Bethany step back into 18th century Russia with Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult for miniseries The Great.Written by The Favourite co-creator Tony McNamara, the anti-historical romp through the court of Catherine the Great is streaming now on Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV.The Politician gets a second season on Netflix, as Ben Platt and Gwyneth Paltrow are joined by Bette Midler and Judith Light in the latest outing of the musical comedy.Perry Mason steps back onto our screens in yet another reincarnation, this time with Matthew Rhys at the helm.The legendary criminal defence lawyer takes on a gruesome case in Hollywood’s Golden era in the dark and brooding Sky Atlantic drama.There’s a change of gear as Jurassic Park actress Bryce Dallas Howard steps behind the camera for Apple TV + Father’s Day documentary Dads.With celebrity contributors including Jimmy Fallon, Will Smith and Jimmy Kimmel, it celebrates parenting in today’s world and asks the question, what is fatherhood?Even if there is no definitive answer, you will learn a few new parenting terms to beef up your childcare vocabulary.And in an X-rated finale, the team end on the Polish film 365 DNI (or 365 Days), which has fast become the most watched film on Netflix.With a morally troubling storyline, questionable acting and laugh out loud scoreboard – it’s so bad it’s… bad.Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we’d love to know what your think!
18/06/20·51m 44s

Pete Davidson, Artemis Fowl and I May Destroy You

In a crazy week for new releases, the team pack in as many shows as possible, and invite Bethany Minelle back to help spread the entertainment love.They kick-off with Spike Lee’s prescient Netflix movie Da 5 Bloods, about four Vietnam veterans returning to the field to exorcise some memories and while they’re at it, dig up some treasure too.Stevie’s been catching up with tattooed Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson, and finds out how he’s doing after making the very personal movie The King Of Staten Island with director Judd Apatow, streaming now.Katie isn’t convinced by David Tennant and Michael Sheen’s latest show – lockdown project Staged on the BBC iPlayer – despite the hair extensions and peek into their private lives it offers.Bethany catches up with Frozen star Josh Gad in her kitchen (she’s in her kitchen, he’s not) and finds out all about the Disney adaptation of much-loved kids book Artemis Fowl. She also does her best to find out if we can expect Frozen 3 soon… With limited success.There’s a rare moment of agreement as Michaela Coel’s latest BBC drama, I May Destroy You, blows everyone’s socks off, and in lieu of actually escaping abroad this year there’s a bit of time to chat about Polish language Harlan Coben adaptation The Woods, on Netflix.The BBC’s Salisbury Poisonings bring back distant memories of a time when Hazmat suits on TV were uncommon, and then a complete gear change to the supernatural spoofing of BBC Two’s latest series of What We Do In The Shadows.Phew, we told you it was packed.Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
11/06/20·50m 23s

The Wretched, Alex Rider and Queer Eye

It’s a strong week for new releases, but the team start by chatting about a movie which has been dominating the U.S box office for weeks – sure there might not be a lot of competition at the moment, but Stevie reckons The Wretched is well worth a watch and he’s been chatting to its directors Brett and Drew Pierce.Claire is loving new teen spy drama Alex Rider on Prime Video, and it turns out that it’s not just aimed at a youth audience, so that’s a relief.It may not sound like their usual cup of tea, but everyone is liking a show about the Fifa-gate scandal – it helps that El Presidente, which is also on Prime Video, is very funny, even if the subtitles are a bit of a minefield.Queer Eye is back on Netflix… Need we say more? You know the format by now and the fab five are perfect viewing for when you need a pick me up. Stevie reckons he should be on the next series but Claire and Katie aren’t so sure.HBO Max is confusing, though Katie’s a fan of Anna Kendrick’s new show on there, Cannes definitely isn’t happening, but we knew that, right? And the TV Bafta nominations are out – find out whether the ‘Must See Moments’ were seen by the Backstage team or not.Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
04/06/20·44m 52s

Space Force, Dakota Johnson and Gaga

In what seems like an excellent bit of planning, but could well have been total coincidence, the team are reviewing three comedies on this week’s show…New Netflix series Space Force seems great on paper with an all-star cast led by Steve Carrell, but it seems to have a problem living up to its description as a comedy.BBC Two’s The First Team is the latest offering from the creators of The Inbetweeners and definitely has the lad bants that you would expect from the creators of the bus w*&ker.Hannah Gadsby’s new stand-up show on Netflix is named after her dog Douglas but is about so much more, it’s very funny and Hannah gets the dubious honour of being Stevie’s Unicorn for this week.Claire’s been chatting to the cast of Universal’s new rom-com The High Note and not only did she broach the subject of famous parentage with Tracee Ellis Ross but also managed to get Dakota Johnson to reveal her biggest diva demands… If you don’t stan Dakota after this week’s episode, you never will.There’s a sequel in the works to Labyrinth and Katie’s worried that the infamous tights may not be brought back and Stevie’s filling us in on all things Chromatica as Lady Gaga prepares to finally drop her latest album. Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
28/05/20·41m 2s

Janelle Monae, Snowpiercer and Eurovision

Claire’s been chatting to (and singing at) Janelle Monae who’s joined Prime Video’s Homecoming for its second series. It’s a huge thumbs up for the new season of the Hitchcock-esque show and yet more proof that 30 minutes is a very good amount of time for an episode of TV.Bong Joon Ho’s Snowpiercer has been re-imagined as a series on Netflix. Jennifer Connelly is undoubtedly brilliant in it, but only Stevie made it the whole way through the screeners. The team unpick what works, and what doesn’t.Also on Netflix is new movie The Lovebirds – it should have been on the big screen but does it matter if you don’t get the cinema experience for this one?Stevie, who lives in New York, has watched far more Eurovision than Katie and Claire, and has got the low down on the Icelandic entry, and the upcoming film based on the annual event.Taika Waititi has got a bunch of celebs together to read James and the Giant Peach and it’s taken everyone back to their childhoods.And Katie’s worried about the impact social distancing will have on the Drag Race final – find out who Backstage thinks will take the crown. Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
21/05/20·44m 39s

White Lines, Modern Family and R Patz

New Netflix show White Lines is a lovely bit of escapism, but is it too soapy for Katie? Claire’s been chatting to the show’s stars Laura Haddock and Danny Mayes who reveals what it’s like getting to DJ to a crowd of thousands. Also on Netflix is the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Interactive Special – it’s a choose your own adventure featuring a brilliant Daniel Radcliffe performance. Find out whether it’s just a gimmick and whether that matters.It’s the very last episode of Modern Family on Sky One and the team talk about the show’s success and the impact it’s had on TV since. Rihanna’s arrived on the Sunday Times rich list – a refreshing change from the rest of the top ten, find out why she might not be affected by the pandemic in the way some other musicians will.Hamilton is coming to Disney Plus… Need we say more? Find out when it’s arriving and get the lowdown from Stevie who’s seen it more than once you know…And Claire is obsessed with GQ’s lockdown profile of Robert Pattinson, hear her present evidence that suggests R Patz and Paris Hilton are using the same PR strategy.Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
15/05/20·41m 46s

Stevie returns, Mark Ruffalo impresses and all aboard the space Cruise

Stevie is feeling a whole lot better and re-joins Katie and Claire for a somewhat strange week of TV offerings.The team review the new Netflix show from La La Land director Damien Chazelle, who is continuing his love affair with jazz - an excuse for Stevie to practice his jazz hands, but perhaps a bit too jazzy for Claire.Mark Ruffalo puts in two brilliant performances in new Sky Atlantic drama I Know This Much Is True. Based on a best-selling novel, it’s intense viewing and the team discuss whether now is the right time for TV that’s tough to watch.Michelle Obama is the subject of new documentary Becoming. Out on Netflix now, it’s an intimate look at the former first lady – and a relief to everyone that even she has to compete with her siblings at times.There’s a new rapper called Dave – this one has his own show on BBC Two. The comedy follows the exploits of Lil Dicky and gives Katie the opportunity to show off all the hip hop lingo she knows.Stevie’s making Katie and Claire jealous with all the great TV he’s getting to see in the States that hasn’t made it here yet.Tom Cruise isn’t impressing anyone with his plans to shoot an action movie in space and Stevie has some thoughts on those pictures of Adele.Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
07/05/20·43m 22s

Hollywood, Birds of Prey and Grayson’s Art Club

TV critic and biscuit obsessive Toby Earle joins Katie and Claire to talk through this week’s new releases.There’s an extremely special guest star to help dissect Ryan Murphy’s new Netflix offering Hollywood, which puts a new spin on one period of Tinsel Town’s history.The bizarrely titled Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) gets the overwhelmingly bland rating of “good-ish” – find out what worked and what didn’t in the latest comic book film to be made available on demand. Plus hear from star and producer Margot Robbie who Claire chatted to what seems like 100 years ago, but was in fact only a couple of months.Apple TV is bringing out British comedy Trying and the team chew over whether it’s the best series yet on the platform that’s been struggling to make a mark.Over on Disney Plus you can find out more about your favourite movies with Prop Culture, it’s definitely for film nerds, but is it only for film nerds?And Katie’s insisted we include Channel 4’s Grayson’s Art Club as it’s her latest favourite show ever. Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and you do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!
30/04/20·46m 6s

Normal People, Extraction and Beat the Chasers

Stephen Dixon is back to help Katie and Claire check out the latest TV offerings while Stevie recovers from coronavirus and it’s a very wide ranging week.They start with the BBC adaptation of best-selling novel Normal People, Claire’s been chatting to one of the leads, Daisy Edgar-Jones, who admits she didn’t read the book until after she’d auditioned. Netflix’s big new action flick Extraction has split the team, Stephen and Claire think it’s well worth a watch, but Katie doesn’t agree. We’d love to know who you think is right on this one – please help us settle the debate once and for all.Katie may have watched new Amazon Prime show Upload in completely the wrong order but that didn’t stop her from really enjoying it and it's not the only sci-fi this week, there’s another new futuristic offering - this time from Sky, but Code 404 seems to be missing the mark somewhat. Plus there’s what Katie keeps describing as a “late-night” version of The Chase! Claire’s been chatting to Chaser Shaun Wallace, aka The Dark Destroyer, who claims he and the other Chasers aren’t actually that competitive… Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and you can email us about Extraction or anything else on backstage@sky.uk
23/04/20·46m 9s

Gangs of London, After Life and Devs

First off, a massive THANK YOU to every single one of you lovely listeners as we’ve now hit the magic million downloads. We think you’re all great, and have wonderful taste in podcasts, so a huge thanks to you all! On this episode – and while Stevie recovers from coronavirus - Katie and Claire are joined by Sky News anchor and committed Trekkie Stephen Dixon. They discuss the very bloody but brilliant new Sky Atlantic drama Gangs Of London and hear from star of the show Joe Cole. Futuristic Alex Garland offering Devs is finally out on BBC Two in the UK so that gets a proper review - but not everyone is loving it. Ricky Gervais returns with series two of After Life on Netflix which Claire admits had her sobbing by the end - but is it the right show for the current climate? And find out why new Amazon Prime film Selah And The Spades has got the team confused.If you like what you hear then please, please subscribe, it really does help. And the team would love to hear from you - get in touch at backstage@sky.uk
16/04/20·40m 49s

Tiger King, Quiz and Sonic

It’s a different podcast this week as Katie and Claire have some serious news to bring you which will explain why there’s not been an episode for a couple of weeks. As well as that there’s a dive in to the latest documentary from Netflix which has been giving us all a welcome distraction from what’s going on in the world – Tiger King is under the Backstage spotlight, but is it really that good or is it just perfect timing for a show like this?There’s a lot of love for Quiz - the upcoming ITV drama based on the Who Wants to be a Millionaire coughing scandal, plus you can hear from star Michael Jibson.And find out why it’s hard to review a film when you’ve watched it with a 4-year-old… The Sonic the Hedgehog movie is out on demand this Easter – we decide whether it’s worth downloading to keep families entertained. Please subscribe if you like the podcast, and we love to hear from you - get in touch at backstage@sky.uk
09/04/20·34m 34s

What to watch while stuck at home

The Backstage team have been inundated with requests for recommendations about what to watch while we are all stuck inside - so we thought we'd do a special podcast sharing our best tips on what movies, boxsets, and documentaries to catch up on!Claire, Katie, and Stevie talk through their favourite 80s films, must-see TV, and uplifting documentaries that will hopefully entertain us - and whoever we're sharing our screens with!Please subscribe if you like the podcast, and we'd love to hear from you about what you watched and what else you would recommend - get in touch at backstage@sky.ukClassicsThe Godfather trilogy - We found out on this episode that neither Claire nor Katie has seen them all! The whole of Wes Anderson's back catalogue - if you don't like Bill Murray this might not be for you! (But who doesn't like Bill Murray?)Lord of the RingsTakenGhostbustersDie Hard - The first three. Maybe the fourth at a stretch. And they are fine to watch even though it's not Christmas - we've checked!The Dark Knight trilogyMatrix trilogy Star Wars - The ORIGINAL trilogy only. (We're still not ready to talk about the last movie!)Back to the Future trilogyRaiders of the Lost Arc - In fact, just watch all the Indiana Jones films!80s FilmsFerris Bueller's Day OffThe Breakfast ClubSixteen CandlesPretty in Pink(Basically any John Hughes films)Great awful moviesMamma MiaMamma Mia Here we go AgainCats? (We're hoping we'll be able to stream this soon)Box SetsSeinfeldUnbreakable Kimmy SchmidtThe Good Place - Claire has only seen three episodes!The (US) OfficeParks and RecreationFriendsSuperstore - The US version of TrolliedThe Mindy ProjectSchitt's CreekWestworldLost - (We know.)Game of Thrones - (We also know.)MadmenThe SopranosThe WireBreaking BadBetter Call SaulSuccessionSave MeBuffy the Vampire Slayer (Netflix) - Stevie is OBSESSED! Gilmore GirlsThe Good WifeThe Good FightDownton AbbeyGrey's AnatomyHouseDocumentariesCheer - Daytona is cancelled this year :(LosersMusicalsCrazy Ex-GirlfriendZoey's Extraordinary PlaylistReality TVGreat British Bake Off - Watch, bake, watch, bake, repeat!RuPaul's Drag RaceExerciseFit in 5 - Work off those working from home snacks!MusicGigs from home - check out the celebs doing live concerts on social media, started by Chris Martin.The Met Opera is live streaming a new opera every day on their website - if there's anytime to get into opera it's now!SoundtracksI'm not OK with this - wonderful 80s soundtrack!End of the F***ing WorldAny Quentin Tarantino film soundtrackSame goes for Edgar Wright films!Euphoria And, of course, Sex EducationWe hope this helps, stay safe and healthy everyone and we'll be back soon with more podcasts soon!
20/03/20·45m 1s

The English Game, Crip Camp and Making The Cut

It's a big week of TV reviews from Katie, Stevie and Claire. Julian Fellowes is the man of the moment with two new shows - The English Game on Netflix and Belgravia on ITV, but do football and period drama mix? There's definitely something Stevie is enjoying about one of the programmes but can anyone confirm when hipster beards were first invented?In solidarity with a fellow Spencer Katie's insisted we all watch Mister Winner, but if Barry from EastEnders is the best thing about the comedy, and he's only in it for five minutes, is it worth checking out? Crip Camp is this week's top recommendation, find out why the team loved the new Netflix doc and why you should be watching it.And it's all about fash-un daaaarling on new Amazon Prime reality show Making the Cut - Stevie knows one of the contestants but does he know the inside goss? All that, plus another excellent buffet anecdote - this time involving Stevie and one Mrs Hillary Clinton. Please subscribe if you like the podcast, and we love to hear from you - get in touch at backstage@sky.uk
19/03/20·36m 40s

Love is Blind, Westworld and Caitlin Moran

Dating shows seems to have reached new levels of bonkers-ness and Katie, Stevie and Claire are loving both Love Is Blind and Five Guys A Week. New comedy Feel Good divides opinion but the real winner of the week is Westworld which no one quite understands, but everyone loves anyway. Stevie's also seen new Alex Garland sci-fi Devs and reckons that's worth a watch as well. Claire's been chatting to Caitlin Moran about the upcoming film based on her book How To Build A Girl - hear how the writer deals with online trolls and the proposal she has for the Kardashians. Get in touch with us via backstage@sky.uk and please do subscribe if you like what you hear.
12/03/20·43m 10s

Spenser Confidential, Ru Paul and Breeders

The outrageously spelt Spenser Confidential has got Katie, Stevie and Claire laughing… though possibly not for the right reasons. There’s an interview with Sharon Horgan and Dame Kristin Scott Thomas on their new film Military Wives, based on the true story of a British choir. Spielberg has returned to TV with anthology series Amazing Stories on Apple TV… Is it amazing though? Find out with our review. Claire isn’t sure new Sky One show Breeders will go down well in the US, but Stevie certainly enjoyed it. And everyone is excited about the return of Ru Paul to Netflix.Don’t forget to subscribe if you like what you hear, and if you want to get in touch then drop us an email: backstage@sky.uk
06/03/20·45m 53s

Steve Coogan, Noughts & Crosses and Cooking with Paris

Paris Hilton is back with a Youtube cookery show and it’s bizarre but is surely going to boost sales of fingerless gloves. Find out why Stevie was made to feel pretty uncomfortable while watching new BBC show Noughts & Crosses – based on the book by Malorie Blackman. Katie’s got a new fave – it’s the latest Netflix offering from End of the F***ing World director Johnathan Entwhistle called I Am Not Ok With This. Plus Claire’s been chatting with Steve Coogan as he’s on the big screen in Greed and the small screen with The Trip to Greece. Don’t forget to subscribe if you like what you hear, and if you want to get in touch then drop us an email: backstage@sky.uk
27/02/20·42m 17s

Al Pacino, Narcos and the Brits

Katie and Stevie welcome Bethany back to chat about some of the best things on TV now awards season is over. We unlock a secret or two in the fantasy world of Locke and Key, imagine a nightmare fuelled American where the Fourth Reich is on the rise and step into the equally violent world of the drug cartels of North America for the second series of Narcos: Mexico. Plus a whistle-stop tour of To All The Boys 2: PS I Still Love You, a backstage look at Brits and Gemma pops in to give us a flavour of the 80 Sky original shows coming up this year. Don’t forget to subscribe if you like what you hear, and if you want to get in touch then drop us an email at backstage@sky.uk
20/02/20·54m 42s

Parasite, Cats and parties: The Oscars debrief

Katie, Stevie and Claire have a rundown of the Oscars 2020, including who won what and why history was made. We hear from the winners and get the backstage gossip. If you like what you hear please subscribe, it would mean a lot to us. And feel free to get in touch with us backstage@sky.uk
10/02/20·28m 40s

Oscars A to Z

It’s a massive pre-Oscars episode as Katie, Stevie and Claire go through the A-Z of the Academy Awards. It’s been a labour of love for Katie and you’ll never guess what she’s come up with for X and Z. Then Claire time-travels to the future to speak to Sky Cinema’s Oscar veterans Lucy Cotter and Alex Zane in Los Angeles to find out what they think we need to look out for this year. From arguments over Brad Pitt to analysis of Parasite’s chances of Best Picture, this is your one-stop shop for all things Oscars before the big night. If you like what you hear please subscribe, it would mean a lot to us. And let us know what you think is going to win this year at backstage@sky.uk
07/02/20·58m 41s

Parasite, Cheer and Daniel Kaluuya

Stevie’s psychic! He called Billie Eilish’s success at the Grammys and now he’s backing Parasite to win best picture at the Oscars. We do our best to review the movie without giving anything away. There’s a whole host of TV to chat about – find out what Katie, Stevie and Claire thought of the latest series of dark anthology Inside Number Nine, the return of Curb Your Enthusiasm, three new doco/reality shows on Netflix – Goop Lab, Next in Fashion and Cheer, and Nordic Noir Ragnorak. Plus hear from the stars of new film Queen and Slim: Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith. Don’t forget to subscribe if you like what you hear, and if you want to get in touch then drop us an email at backstage@sky.uk
30/01/20·39m 37s

Uncut Gems, Armando Iannucci and Picard

Katie’s been trying to watch this year’s most stressful film while eating her breakfast - find out why Uncut Gems isn’t really morning viewing. Hear from Armando Iannucci who is the man of the moment with two new releases – the film The Personal History of David Copperfield and TV show Avenue Five – which both star Hugh Laurie much to Claire’s delight. Star Trek is back and it’s good news for fans of Sir Patrick Stewart who admits he didn’t realise quite how old his character Jean Luc Picard is. And Stevie is trying to convince the others to watch The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina which is back for a new series – hear him pitch it as a tale of teenage empowerment while also talking about warlocks. We love hearing from you, do get in touch with us at backstage@sky.uk and please subscribe if you like what you hear. It really does make a difference!
22/01/20·40m 43s

Cobra, Sex Education and Oscar nominations

It’s a new week so Katie’s got a new TV obsession – find out what kind of Prime Minister Robert Carlyle makes in new show Cobra. Sex Education is back and Claire’s been chatting with the cast about their most awkward moments on set. Stevie’s having a musical moment and has brought our attention to two new programmes, one of which reminds Claire of Homes Under the Hammer. Despite being so sunny, the new series of Love Island gets a luke-warm reception, and there’s a deep-dive on the Oscars and Brits nominations. Plus, a brief chat about Bond, as the artist who’s going to make the new film’s theme song has been revealed. Want to share your thoughts on what we spoke about this week? Tell us via our email address - Backstage@sky.uk.And if you like what you hear, then please hit that subscribe button.
16/01/20·39m 47s

Golden Globes, The Masked Singer and Sir Sam Mendes

Katie, Stevie and Claire have checked out some of the new shows which are coming your way this month. Hear what they thought of The Outsider, The New Pope and The Masked Singer. They also dissect what went on at the Golden Globes and talk through the Bafta nominations. Plus, there's an interview with Golden Globe winner Sir Sam Mendes about his war epic 1917. If you like what you hear please do subscribe and feel free to get in touch with the show - backstage@sky.uk
09/01/20·42m 39s

What to watch now you're sick of Christmas

It's a Christmas-free zone on this week's Backstage as Katie, Stevie and Claire discuss new shows to get excited about including Dracula, The Witcher and the second series of You. Claire's spoken to Ben Hardy about working with Ryan Reynolds on 6 Underground and Greta Gerwig who claims Little Women was tougher to make than The Revenant. Plus hear from Marriage Story director Noah Baumbach as his film starts to dominate awards season.
27/12/19·33m 58s

What to watch over Christmas

It’s a festive special starting with one of the big films out this week – Katie has seen Cats and is being a lot kinder than many of the critics. There’s a wealth of Christmas TV reviews – find out whether you should be watching new adaptations of A Christmas Carol and Worzel Gummidge, a sequel of sorts to Cinderella or the long-awaited return of Gavin and Stacey. Plus hear from some of the stars of the shows including Stephen Graham and Mackenzie Crook. If you like what you hear then please do subscribe, and most importantly MERRY CHRISTMAS!
19/12/19·33m 6s

1917, Ed Norton and Mrs Maisel

Stevie and Claire have both seen 1917 and are raving about it as much as the critics are. The team talk about Ed Norton's passion project Motherless Brooklyn and we hear from the actor - who wrote and directed the film as well as starring in it. Stevie is still recovering after getting to interview the stars of The Marvellous Mrs Maisel ahead of the third series. There's a discussion about what else Amazon Prime Video has got coming up and a test of Stevie's musical knowledge as new streaming figures are out. Get in touch with the show at backstage@sky.uk
05/12/19·39m 51s

I'm A Celeb, Naomie Harris and The Grammys

Stevie and Claire talk about the latest series of I'm A Celebrity while Katie hangs out with some millionaires - find out if Nadine's ex-bandmate Kimberley is backing her to be named Queen of the jungle. The team review Upright, the new show from Tim Minchin, they dissect the Grammy nominations and discuss the rumours around Glastonbury. Plus Stevie has been getting the latest on the upcoming Bond film from the brilliant Naomie Harris. Get in touch via backstage@sky.uk and if you like what you hear please do rate, review and subscribe.
28/11/19·40m 31s

Dolly Parton, Daniel Craig and Cats

It's a packed week as Katie, Stevie and Claire talk about Dolly Parton's new anthology series Heartstrings, the creepy new Apple Plus show Servant and Knives Out - the upcoming whodunnit from Star Wars director Rian Johnson. The film-maker reveals to Claire what Daniel Craig was like on set, while star Don Johnson admits to Stevie that his character was based on people he knows. Hollywood has arrived in Camden and Claire's been down to the brand new Music Walk of Fame, where The Who were the first act to get a stone. The team get highbrow talking about a new dance tribute to Kes and of course they discuss *that* Cats trailer. Meow. If you like what you hear be sure to subscribe.
21/11/19·41m 50s

Frozen 2, The Crown and Simon Cowell

Katie, Stevie and Claire are fresh from the seeing the Frozen sequel, but as always they aren't in agreement about how good it is. They also discuss and review the new BBC adaptation of the War of the Worlds and season three of The Crown - which sees Olivia Colman taking over as Queen Elizabeth. Claire's been chatting to Simon Cowell on the red carpet as he rushes to put out his new show X Factor: The Band and Stevie has been checking out Disney Plus after the streaming service launched in the U.S. AND we hear from the stars and director of Last Christmas, with a special message for Stevie from one of the celebs.
15/11/19·40m 21s

His Dark Materials, Felicity Jones & Eddie Redmayne and The Irishman

The team discuss the new adaptation of His Dark Materials and the return of both cult series The End of the F***ing World and mad historical drama Britannia. Claire's been chatting to Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne about their new film Aeronauts (which leads Katie to make a surprising phobia admission) and find out whether The Irishman is worth 3 and a half hours of your time.
07/11/19·41m 38s

The Morning Show, Jason Momoa and Brittany Runs a Marathon

It's an Apple TV launch special as Katie, Stevie and Claire review The Morning Show, See and Dickinson. Hear how Jason Momoa feels about comparisons between his new series and Game of Thrones (spoiler: not great!) and hear from Jillian Bell, star of new film Brittany Runs a Marathon. Plus the team look ahead to what we're all going to be listening to this Christmas and find out why Stevie is channeling Alanis Morisette.
30/10/19·41m 13s

Hot Priest, X Factor: Celebrity and Watchmen

Love is all around as Katie, Stevie and Claire discuss new TV Show Modern Love and hear about Stevie's encounters with stars Andrew Scott (aka Fleabag's Hot Priest) and Anne Hathaway. The team discuss whether celebrities can save the X Factor, if two Paul Rudds are better than one and if Watchmen is going to satisfy comic book fans. Plus get Stevie's top tip for Facebook Watch and the team's musings on Adele's first new music since 2015.
17/10/19·44m 18s

Judy, Joker and Motherland

It’s a jam-packed episode featuring interviews with Renee Zellweger, Ben Platt and the director of new true-crime doc I Love You, Now Die. Plus Katie, Stevie and Claire discuss Renee’s Oscar-worthy turn in Judy, all the controversy surrounding Joker, and Netflix’s new show The Politician. They also review the new series of Motherland, and round up all the biggest stories from The Emmys.
04/10/19·47m 23s

Undone, Defending The Guilty and Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK

Katie, Stevie and Claire discuss Amazon’s trippy and expensive new show Undone, a new twist on a police drama with Netflix’s Criminal, and the BBC’s comedy about barristers Defending The Guilty. Plus get all the gossip from the pink carpet at the launch of Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK, and find out what should and shouldn’t have made it in to The Guardian’s list of the top 100 TV shows of the 21st century.
19/09/19·38m 38s

Top Boy, Downton Abbey and Jesy Nelson

Katie's on holiday so it's left to Stevie and Claire to discuss the new series of Top Boy, Sky's doctor drama Temple and Jesy Nelson's forthcoming documentary. Stevie also gives us his top picks from TIFF so far and Claire's been chatting to the cast of Downton Abbey. Plus there's the drama from the TV Choice Awards and hear from a Love Islander.
12/09/19·41m 22s

Film festival special and It Chapter 2

We pick out highlights from Toronto and London Film Festivals so you know what everyone will be talking about come awards season. Stevie's chat with Jessica Chastain is horrifying enough but for fans of scary movies there's also an interview with It Chapter 2 director Andy Muschietti.
05/09/19·47m 57s

Cara Delevingne's accent, Orlando Bloom's fairies, Sean Spicer's dancing

Claire's been chatting to Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne about their new show Carnival Row. Plus we discuss the Strictly and Dancing With The Stars lineups, and dissect the latest string of announcements from Disney.
29/08/19·48m 21s

The Crown, Guy Garvey and #DrunkTaylor

There's big news about The Crown this week, and Claire's been chatting to Elbow's Guy Garvey. Plus the big new comedies we're loving, and we've finally found a festival for Stevie. Oh, and #DrunkTaylor was trending.
15/08/19·43m 49s

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Edinburgh Fringe and Meek Mill

Claire's back on the podcast and has been to chat to Brad Pitt, Katie went to the Edinburgh Fringe, and Stevie joins from LA. And because we're not quite ready to let Bethany go, find out what she's been doing in the back of a van with Frank Skinner.
08/08/19·45m 54s

The Great Hack, Keeping Faith and Tom Cruise

Katie, Stevie and Bethany dip into the dark side of social media and ask if it's okay to teach your dog to perform a Nazi salute (Spoiler alert: No it’s not) with two very different documentaries: Netflix’s The Great Hack and BBC Three’s The Nazi Pug: Joke or Hate? They look at the second season of hit Welsh drama Keeping Faith, see what went down at Comic Con and enjoy some memes trolling the Cats trailer. Plus, awards season kicks off with some big Toronto Film Festival announcements.
25/07/19·43m 53s

Ed Sheeran, Bond and Bros

Katie, Stevie and Bethany dish the dirt on Ed Sheeran’s new album No.6 Collaborations Project, prep their PJs ready to spend A Night In With Bros and do some time with the final season of Orange Is The New Black. Plus they talk corrupt superheroes in The Boys, lost planes in Manifest and cute cubs in The Lion King. Bond and Big Little Lies squeeze in a mention too.
18/07/19·46m 2s

The Lion King, Aziz Ansari and Emeli Sande

Stevie embraces his inner lion cub in preparation for the live-action remake of The Lion King. Stranger Things continues to offer mullet-based conundrums for Bethany, and Katie takes a look at Aziz Ansari as he makes his showbiz comeback - with a mixed reception from fans. Plus a new Extinction Rebellion documentary on BBC Three reveals the group behind the climate-crisis protest and Agatha Raisin is back fighting crime on Sky. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift tops the Forbes rich list and Emeli Sande reveals her real name.
12/07/19·53m 48s

Miley, Taylor and Stranger Things

Katie, Stevie and Bethany get nostalgic for the 1980s thanks to the third season of Stranger Things and vintage mullets in new Queer Eye. We talk moral dilemmas in hard hitting BBC drama Dark Money and Jessica Alba kicks some ass as she returns to our screens. Plus Miley Cyrus rocks a PVC catsuit while hanging out with her mum, Taylor Swift goes full mean girl and Netflix set up home at Shepperton Studios.
05/07/19·54m 18s

Trailer: Just say "I'm Stevie"

Every week, Katie, Claire and Stevie get together to chat about the TV they've been watching, the celebs they've been interviewing and the showbiz news that has kept them busy.
01/07/19·46s

Stonewall, Little Mix and Naomi Campbell

Katie fangirls over Little Mix, Stevie scares himself silly with Midsommar and Bethany kills time while waiting for Naomi Campbell. Plus, we talk to the cast and crew of Beatles film Yesterday, get possessive over Pride, and revel in the Glastonbury line up.
27/06/19·53m 45s

George Clooney on Amal, Trump and Catch-22

Bethany Minelle chats to George Clooney and Christopher Abbott about new World War Two miniseries Catch-22.Listeners of this week’s regular Backstage recording will have already heard the unexpected way the interview kicked-off…In this full interview, George explains how meeting Amal completely changed his life, why he’s not a fan of Donald Trump and how the famous phrase could have been completely different.Girls star Christopher opens up about getting naked on set, getting used to seeing his face on billboards and taking on the comedy drama’s lead role.Catch-22 starts on Thursday the 20th of June at 9 on Channel 4.
14/06/19·11m 46s

Grimdark, hopepunk and George Clooney

Katie shares the best of the Pinkpop festival, Stevie gets appropriately overexcited about Euphoria and Bethany has a beverage melt-down in the presence of George Clooney. Meanwhile, we wave goodbye to The Good Place, strike a pose for Pose and welcome in a new season of The Handmaid’s Tale. Plus, Frozen 2 gets gloomy and if that’s too grimdark for you, Murder Mystery offers some hopepunk relief. And if you’re missing Chernobyl, you’re in luck, we’ve got just the documentary for you.
14/06/19·52m 24s

BTS, Black Mirror and Big Little Lies

Katie, Stevie and Bethany talk about all the must see TV hitting our screens including Miley Cyrus in Black Mirror, Meryl Streep in Big Little Lies and Ellen Page in Tales of the City. BTS come to London and we listen in to what they had to say before their Wembley gig. Plus Katy Perry drops a new tune, English vampires descend on New York and Patricia Arquette tells us she how she nearly became a nun.
06/06/19·49m 24s

Backstage at Sundance Film Festival London

Katie, Stevie and Bethany hang out at Sundance Film Festival London getting the lowdown on new films including Late Show starring Emma Thompson, The Farewell with Awkwafina and Corporate Animals headed up by Demi Moore. Plus all our usual showbiz chat as Love Island returns, Good Omens gets apocalyptic and Fleabag has a European makeover.
31/05/19·44m 37s

Elton John, the Game of Thrones finale, and what to watch next

So that's it. Game of Thrones is all over. After getting up very early in the morning to watch it, Katie, Bethany and Stevie pick over the final episode. Plus: Our guide to the TV you should get hooked on next, and we catch up with the stars of Rocketman.
21/05/19·57m 31s

Backstage at Cannes and the Baftas

It's been a busy week with Katie getting the inside line on Killing Eve, The Virtues and Patrick Melrose from the Baftas red carpet. Plus, Stevie is avoiding French food in Cannes, and we ask whether criticism of Game of Thrones is justified.
17/05/19·45m 10s

My Dad Wrote A Porno: 'Someone came dressed as a cervix'

Ever wondered what it would be like if your dad wrote a graphic novel and gave it to you to proof read? If so, this is the bonus edition for you.We chat to My Dad Wrote A Porno superstars Jamie Morton, Alice Levine and James Cooper about the birth of their hit podcast, celebrity fans, their impending TV stardom and just how hard it is to cast the perfect Belinda Blinked.And just a warning – there’s some mild sexual references and lots of body part covered in this chat – as you may well expect…
10/05/19·19m 56s

Met madness, Spiderman spoilers and Hathaway’s wisdom

Katie, Stevie and Bethany talk Met Ball outfits, Game of Thrones coffee-clangers, Spiderman’s new film and Netflix’s woke animation Bertie and Tuca. We also chat to Anne Hathaway about claiming her space and the My Dad Wrote a Porno podcasters about their new HBO show.
09/05/19·1h 6m

Backstage with Zac Efron and Extremely Wicked cast and crew

We had so much to ask the cast and crew of Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, we thought we'd give you an extended talk with actors Zac Efron and Lily Collins, and director Joe Berlinger.The Ted Bundy biopic is in cinemas now, and on Sky Cinema.
03/05/19·17m 20s

Goodbye Avengers, overloading on Taylor and killing with Zac Efron

Katie, Stevie and Bethany talk Avengers: Endgame (but you can switch out for the spoilers), the Bond 25 cast give us some updates, Taylor Swift drops her kaleidoscopic new single and Stormzy gets all political in his. Plus film chats with the Tolkien cast and crew, and Zac Efron on lessons to be learned from his Ted Bundy biopic, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.
02/05/19·47m 18s

BTS, Coachella and Avengers Endgame

In Backstage, the entertainment podcast from Sky News, Katie, Stevie and Bethany talk BTS ruling the charts, Kanye creating drama at Coachella, Kim Kardashian paying it forward and the Marvel Comic Universe marathon Avengers: Endgame.
27/04/19·51m 1s

Our full chat with Deborah Frances-White

Bethany and Katie went backstage for a chat with Deborah Frances-White about her Guilty Feminist UK tour and upcoming movie Say My Name. It was so much fun, we thought we'd put it out in full.
13/04/19·26m 2s

Mourning Fleabag, hurting Bear Grylls, and guilty feminism

Stevie has been to the world premiere of the final season of Game of Thrones, while Katie and Bethany chat to Deborah Frances White - star of the Guilty Feminist podcast and writer of new film Say My Name. Plus we're already missing Fleabag, but very excited about Joker.
12/04/19·57m 1s

Apple TV, Us and Rocketman

In Backstage, the entertainment podcast from Sky News, Katie, Stevie and Bethany discuss Apple’s celeb crammed introduction to the world of TV streaming, delve into the documentary inspired by hit podcast Serial and try to work out what the heck Netflix’s Russian Doll is all about. Plus we chat to the cast of Jordan Peele’s horror Us and Taron Egerton gives us a little insight into playing Elton John in biopic Rocketman.
29/03/19·46m 14s

Fleabag, After Life and Marie Kondo

In Backstage, the entertainment podcast from Sky News, Katie, Stevie and Bethany take a look at the TV getting everyone talking, the shows NOT to watch with your grandma and how to spark a little joy in your viewing life. Plus, the K-Pop scandal rocking South Korea and the college admissions ‘scam’ hitting celebrities in the US.
15/03/19·32m 37s

'Eat cake and throw up': Colman, Gaga and Lee on their Oscar wins

Before packing up to head from LA, Bethany is joined by Hollywood reporter Brent Simon to review the Oscars, and hear the best bits from backstage as winners Olivia Colman, Spike Lee, Lady Gaga and Rami Malek face the press.
26/02/19·39m 29s

Oscars preview: British hopefuls and pre-show blunders

Bethany is in LA where she's had the briefest of sneak peaks behind the scenes ahead of the Oscars. Joining her are Sky's entertainment correspondent Lucy Cotter and Hollywood journalist Brent Simon to discuss the PR nightmare that has been the build up to this year's awards. Plus we hear from hopefuls Glenn Close and Melissa McCarthy.
22/02/19·39m 6s

Liam Neeson, Barry Jenkins, Monty Python and Company

In Backstage, the entertainment podcast from Sky News, Katie, Stevie and Bethany ask what was Liam Neeson thinking, and pull apart the bits in between the SuperBowl. Oscar winning director Barry Jenkins gives us the low-down on If Beale Street Could Talk and Company star Rosalie Craig tells us why we need to talk about single women in their 30s. Plus we go back in time to when Monty Python went back on the road.
09/02/19·39m 40s

Oscar nominations, Christian Bale, Bros and Gwyneth

In Backstage, the entertainment podcast from Sky News, Katie, Stevie and Bethany dissect the Academy Award nominations and predict some winners; the Bros boys tell us how they’re doing their bit to combat fake news and we peek at the festival fail that’s spawned not one but two documentaries. We also chat to Oscar nominated Vice stars Christian Bale and Amy Adams. Plus we go back in time to re-live the day Chris and Gwyneth “consciously uncoupled”.
25/01/19·49m 15s

Golden Globe wins, Bafta nods, and Stan & Ollie

In Backstage, the entertainment podcast from Sky News, Katie, Stevie and Bethany get stuck into awards season, discussing the stars who took home the big prizes at the Golden Globes, the BAFTA nominations following suit and the possibility of a hostless Oscars. We talk to Stan And Ollie cast members Steve Coogan John C Reilly Shirley Henderson and director Jon S Baird. Plus we go back in time to when Usher was still on divorce number one.
18/01/19·45m 32s

Lady Gaga, Spike Lee and Oasis

Katie, Stevie and Bethany discuss the films getting them excited in 2019 - an eclectic mix including a chorus line of pitch-perfect #Cats, a big-eared baby elephant #Dumbo and the piano-playing Rocketman himself, Elton John. We chat to Spike Lee about his chances at Oscars 2019 with #BlacKkKlansman, and how far he thinks we've come in the three years since Oscars So White. Plus we go back in time to hear Liam Gallagher and Noel Gallagher calmly discussing their differences before declaring themselves the best of friends... Just kidding they have a humdinger of a row and Oasis go their separate ways. And on that note, Happy New Year.
31/12/18·37m 40s

Taron Egerton, Rachel Weisz and Channing Tatum

Katie, Stevie and Bethany discuss a Coldplay rebrand, Shawn Mendes’ unnecessary sexuality clarification and Bruce Springsteen on Broadway. We also grill Robin Hood star Taron Egerton over his action hero credentials (he doesn’t reckon he has any), Rachel Weisz on why she’s sick of being asked THAT question and Channing Tatum on his love for Amanda Bynes. Plus we go back in time to when Lady Gaga maxed out her budget on the Monster Ball.
30/12/18·36m 31s

Golden Globes, Grammys, Sly Stallone and Steve Carell

In Backstage, the entertainment podcast from Sky News, Katie, Stevie and Bethany discuss the British artists creating a buzz in Hollywood and the big cash rewards for reality stars who survive I'm A Celeb. Dolph Lundgren opens up about his CreedII bestie Sylvester Stallone and Welcome To Marwen’s lead man Steve Carell bows down to #stiletto wearing women everywhere. Plus we go back in time to find out why you just can’t get some #tunes out of your head.
20/12/18·37m 20s

Fantastic Beasts, The Spice Girls and Oscars Panic

In this edition of the Sky News entertainment podcast, Katie, Stevie and Bethany discuss the celebrity response to the devastating wildfires sweeping California, the #Oscars nomination hopeful jumping through hoops to make the cut and Tom Hardy’s gift to mothers around the world. We also talk to Fantastic Beasts Crimes of Grindelwald stars JudeLaw, Eddie Redmayne and Ezra Miller to see what they have to say about the franchise finally acknowledging Dumbledore’s sexuality. Plus we go back in time to celebrate “People Power” with the Spice Girls.
16/11/18·34m 27s

Mark Wahlberg, Maniac and Sir Elton John

Katie, Stevie and Claire discuss Mark Wahlberg and other celebs bizarre schedules, the future of the DC Universe and new Netflix releases Maniac – with interviews with Emma Stone and Justin Theroux – and films To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and Sierra Burgess Is A Loser Plus we go back in time to hear Sir Elton John talking about Glastonbury among other things.
28/09/18·33m 16s

TIFF, Crazy Rich Asians and Celebrity Big Brother

Stevie is at the Toronto Film Festival #TIFF and has the low down on Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born Halloween and other movies that will be big come awards season. Katie explains why she loves Lin-Manuel Miranda even more since he turned up at a pub in Wales and Claire speaks to Gemma Chan and Henry Golding from Crazy Rich Asians. Plus there's a look back in time to when the Big Brother house was a tourist attraction and the latest Celebrity Big Brother comes under the spotlight.
12/09/18·32m 8s

Autumn TV, Idris Elba and Bond

The summer is coming to an end so Katie, Stevie and Claire discuss the TV we can look forward to this Autumn including Bake Off Strictly and X-Factor, The Bodyguard, Sharp Objects and the final Big Bang Theory. Plus they dissect the #celebrity stories that have made headlines during silly season and hear from Idris Elba on his directorial debut Yardie and of course those #Bond rumours. And we go back in time to hear from another 007 Daniel Craig.
29/08/18·34m 5s

Oscars changes, Mercury Prize and Kylie

In Backstage, the entertainment podcast from Sky News, Katie, Stevie and Claire discuss the recently announced controversial changes to the #Oscars. Stevie reviews The Meg and Crazy Rich Asians and we hear from some of the Mercury Prize nominees including Lily Allen and Everything Everything. Plus we go back in time to hear Kylie reflecting on her career.
15/08/18·31m 52s

Being 'Woke,' Mission Impossible and ComicCon

In this Sky News entertainment podcast, Katie Spencer, Stevie Wong and Claire Gregory contemplate whether we’re getting too 'woke' when it comes to showbiz. Stevie gives the new Mission Impossible film a glowing review and we hear from cast members Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson, plus get all the goss out of ComicCon where the new Doctor spoke to reporters and a host of new trailers were debuted, and we head back in time to when Madonna took a tumble.
31/07/18·34m 1s

Mamma Mia Sequel, Latin Pop and the Emmys

Katie and Claire have all the gossip from the Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again world premiere - hear from stars including Cher and Pierce Brosnan. Stevie introduces us to the In My Feelings challenge and the team chat through the Emmy nominations. Plus we go back in time to hear from Mick Jagger.
18/07/18·30m 25s

Isle of Wight Festival, Taylor Swift and Love Island

Katie, Stevie and Claire discuss the Isle of Wight festival including an interview with headliners Kasabian, Taylor Swift's Reputation tour, the documentaries that have been making waves in the US and Love Island. Plus we go back in time to when Naomi Campbell had been a witness at a trial in The Hague.
03/07/18·33m 34s

Ocean's 8, The Carters and John Travolta

Katie, Stevie and Claire discuss new heist movie - and the latest female reboot - Ocean's 8. Hear from stars including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter. Katie talks about the two best gigs of her life which both happened in the last fortnight and we go back in time to when John Travolta was on the press tour for his film Battlefield Earth, which wasn't brilliantly received.
19/06/18·29m 12s

Kanye's listening party, Ivor Novellos and Kate Winslet

In the latest episode of the entertainment podcast from Sky News: Stevie got an invite to the listening party for the new Kanye West album Ye - find out what went down in Wyoming. Claire spoke to Stormzy Elbow Lionel Richie and Billy Ocean at the Ivor Novello songwriting awards and we head back in time to hear Kate Winslet chatting about how she landed her role on Titanic and her relationship with James Cameron.
05/06/18·24m 57s

TV Baftas, Cannes and Childish Gambino

In the entertainment podcast from Sky News Katie, Stevie and Claire discuss the highlights from the TV BAFTAs including interview clips with Claire Foy Thandie Newton and Jodie Whitaker, Stevie brings all the gossip from the #Cannes Film Festival and they discuss Childish Gambino's This Is America. Plus they head back in time to when Hugh Grant and Liz Hurley were the showbiz world's golden couple.
16/05/18·28m 42s

Abba, Westworld and Kanye

In the entertainment podcast from Sky News Claire, Katie and Stevie discuss new music from Abba and the upcoming release of Mamma Mia 2 Hear from Westworld star Rodrigo Santoro as the show returns and poopy-di-scoop Kanye West has released two new tracks and has a whole lot to say. Plus hear about the box office success that #Marvel has had with Infinity War and we go back in time to the Britpop era - it's Oasis v Blur.
01/05/18·27m 27s

Beychella, A Quiet Place and The Rock

In the entertainment podcast from Sky News, Claire Gregory, Katie Spencer and Stevie Wong discuss Beyonce's triumphant set at Coachella, Amazon's record-breaking Lord Of The Rings TV show, and hear an interview with Emily Blunt about her box office smash A Quiet Place, which was directed by her husband. Plus The Rock talks about the response he's had since opening up about depression and we go back in time to the first arrival in a new generation of one of the most famous families in the world.
18/04/18·26m 33s

Ready Player One, Harry Potter and Yeezy Dating

In the entertainment podcast from Sky News, Katie Spencer and Stevie Wong discuss the Harry Potter play and Yeezy dating. There's an extended interview with Steven Spielberg and Olivia Cooke about new sci-fi flick Ready Steady Now and we go back in time to when the stars of Harry Potter were thrust into the limelight.
04/04/18·30m 46s

Spielberg, Boyega and Girl Power

In the entertainment podcast from Sky News Katie, Stevie and Claire discuss Love Simon Flight of the Conchords missed gigs and the tardiness of celebs and Steven Spielberg Plus hear what John Boyega has to say about producing as well as starring in Pacific Rim Uprising and we go back in time to an era of girl power.
20/03/18·27m 33s

Oscars 2018 Special

Sky News' entertainment reporter Claire Gregory presents a special podcast from Universal Studios in Hollywood to look ahead to this weekend's 90th Academy Awards. Hear about the stories dominating the build up, listen to some of the big name nominees and find out where some previous winners actually keep their Oscars statuettes.
02/03/18·23m 28s
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