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.
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Episode three of The Last of Us has set the internet alight – the team looks at why it’s resonated with so many. If you’re wanting to avoid spoilers, skip from 9 minutes 47 seconds to 13 minutes 12 seconds.
Brendan Fraser joins the podcast to talk about The Whale and his experience of awards season. In this part of the podcast, the team discusses 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+ series Your Honor – warning, it’s a bit bloody.
Finally, a British soap history lesson for Stevie, as the team revisits 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 Spencer
Junior producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John
Producer: David Chipakupaku
Editor: Paul Stanworth