Backstage - TV & Film

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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

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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

Dec 2

44 min 1 sec

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

Nov 25

47 min 32 sec

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?

Nov 18

47 min 34 sec

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.

Nov 11

40 min 55 sec

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.

Nov 4

47 min 10 sec

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.

Oct 28

42 min 31 sec

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.

Oct 21

41 min 27 sec

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.

Oct 14

42 min 36 sec

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.

Oct 7

51 min 14 sec

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.

Sep 30

50 min 9 sec

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

Sep 24

45 min 32 sec

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.

Sep 16

50 min 5 sec

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.

Sep 9

44 min

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.

Sep 2

50 min 38 sec

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.

Aug 19

54 min 6 sec

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!

Aug 12

52 min 58 sec

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!

Aug 6

31 min 38 sec

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!

Jul 29

43 min 10 sec

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!

Jul 22

42 min 37 sec

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

Jul 20

21 min 9 sec

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!

Jul 15

46 min 2 sec

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!

Jul 8

46 min 18 sec

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!

Jul 1

50 min 42 sec

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!

Jun 24

53 min 38 sec

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!

Jun 17

52 min 31 sec

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!

Jun 10

37 min 13 sec

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!

Jun 4

45 min 9 sec

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!

May 28

48 min 32 sec

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!

May 20

42 min 2 sec

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!

May 14

57 min 50 sec

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!

May 6

43 min 42 sec

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!

Apr 29

45 min 14 sec

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!

Apr 22

51 min 53 sec

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!

Apr 9

45 min 23 sec

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!

Apr 1

41 min 57 sec

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!

Mar 26

50 min 47 sec

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!

Mar 18

45 min 58 sec

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!

Mar 11

49 min 40 sec

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!

Mar 4

54 min 16 sec

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!

Feb 26

46 min 42 sec

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!

Feb 18

46 min 6 sec

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!

Feb 12

50 min 1 sec

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!

Feb 5

47 min 32 sec

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.

Jan 28

48 min 26 sec

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!

Jan 22

52 min 20 sec

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!

Jan 15

46 min 55 sec

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!

Jan 7

42 min 10 sec

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!

Dec 2020

40 min 14 sec

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.

Dec 2020

52 min 31 sec

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.

Dec 2020

51 min 11 sec