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THE LEAD ACTORS TALK THE CLEANING LADY
I have two of the lead actors, both Elodie Yung and Aiden Canto from Binge’s latest big budget series The Cleaning Lady on this episode of the pod.
Their series revolves around a highly intelligent Cambodian doctor living in the U.S.A as a cleaner, while waiting for a medical treatment to save her son. The female lead played by Yung witnesses a brutal murder that places her in a situation that is almost unimaginable. As an audience we see her negotiating with a high level criminal played by Canto and doing all that she can to stay in the USA and get the treatment her son needs to stay alive.
I have to say this show is quite compelling from episode 1 and for people who love suspenseful drama’s this offers more than just that. It is a fantastic character pieces with performances that will keep you watching right to the very end.
BOTH THE LEADS FLOURISH IN ROLLS THAT WILL NO DOUBT HAVE THEM AS HOUSEHOLD NAMES IN YEARS TO COME.
We will discuss the need for more compelling dramas with wider varieties of international stories and culture and also what it was like to work with Oliver Hudson the son of Goldie Hawn and brother of Kate Hudson.
LET THE TEA SPILL WITH MELB HOUSEWIFE SIMONE!
Today on the podcast I have one of my favourite housewives from the latest series of The Real Housewives of Melbourne - It Is Simone Elliott.
We have come to the end of another RHOM series and with only the finale left, we as an audience have well and truely picked our sides over the most explosive divide ever seen on the franchise.
Simone has laughed, cried, stood up for herself and won over the fashion world of Australian audiences.
The blonde bombshell has walked away with legions of fans and if there is to be another series - already audiences are begging for her return.
We talk tantrums, female relationships and all the inside gossip from behind the scenes of this year. I actually can’t believe the tea this housewife spills,
BOOKS THAT MADE KALITA CORRIGAN!
Today on the podcast I have one of ABC Australia's most prized TV content makers Kalita Corrigan. Kalita has just launched my favourite new program 'Books that Made Us.' .An insightful look into Australian Authors who have made an impact on the world with best selling novels that reflect our Australian culture.
As an Executive Producer for ABC Arts, Kalita oversees a vibrant slate of series and feature documentaries.
Kalita is passionate about making the arts accessible to a broader audience, her work includes Tiny Oz, Inside The Opera House & AACTA Award-winning feature documentary: Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra.
Previously, Kalita was a director and series producer in the independent sector, and has made a broad range of programs for the UK, USA and Australian TV markets.
Now working at ABC Factual & Culture Kalita consistently produces high quality, award-winning, Factual and Arts programs that feature Australian voices, places and stories which connect with a broad audience across a variety of ABC platforms.
Today we will unpack the new ANC series with Claudia Karvan Books that Made us and I simply can’t wait to talk about how this show got made and why it is important for Australian audiences.
The show did launch last week and you can catch up on the 1st episode on ABC iview and episode 2 will be seen this Tuesday at 8:30 on the ABC.
YVIE JONES, QUEEN OF THE SNACKMASTER!
This week on the podcast I have Yvie Jones!
Yvie joins TV Reload to promote her latest TV project 'Snackmasters,' which launches on Channel Nine at 7:30 Monday the 29th of November.
The series is absolutely mind blowing, as famous chefs try to recreate some of Australia's most iconic snacks.
From classic candies to fast-food faves, viewers will get a sneak peek into confectionery production to see how their scrumptious treats are meticulously made. Yvie's role as Food Detective and committed sweet tooth, journeys deep within the factories to discover what goes into the creation of Australia’s favourite snacks and see where our chefs are getting it wrong – and right.
We discuss body image in Australia, her bestie Angie Kent and all the behind the scenes gossip from the production of Snackmasters.
I hope you enjoy my return to the podcast with one of my good friends Yvie Jones.
FROM KILLING EVE TO RAGDOLL
Today on the podcast I have internationally acclaimed TV producer Sally Woodgate. Sally is here to promote her latest project Ragdoll which will premiere on Binge in Australia today.
Ragdoll is an upcoming internationally co-produced thriller series based upon the novel of the same name by Daniel Cole. The series follows the murder of six people who have been dismembered and sewn into the shape of a grotesque body, "The Ragdoll". As leading characters begin to investigate, the killer begins to taunt them.
I have seen the first two episodes and it is really is something to see to be believed.
The series has a unique ability to make you laugh and be terrified at the same time. At times you feel like you are watching Silence of the lambs but then there is a comedic undertone that contrasts that whole feel and makes the series almost classified as a comedy.
Sally and I will unpack the new series with some exclusive behind the scenes stories that will leave you reaching for a binge subscription
Sally has teamed up again with Freddy Syborn and you would know their work on Killing Eve… which became an internationally celebrated hit series which the world fell in love with.
KIRSTY AND JESSE LOOK BACK ON THE BLOCK
Kirsty and Jesse have proven to be a strong competitor on this years massively successful season of The Block: Fans vs Favourites.
Channel Nine has served up a showdown of epic proportions in 2021, as Australia’s most successful renovation reality program. The Block grew in ratings to epic proportions and no one will be forgetting todays's guests in a hurry.
Together since they were 16 and married now for seven years. Kirsty and Jesse are a rock-solid couple. Whatever they do they give 100 per cent and being on The Block was no different. Coming from humble beginnings, they saw the competition as a huge opportunity to get ahead in life and very soon we see them go to auction.
On this episode we will talk about their time on the show, their relationships with the other houses and if in fact Jesse is a gay porn star…. From a McDonalds diets to their thoughts on the negative comments online… we will get a front seat to the final full house reveal this Sunday.
So interesting and informative
I look forward to listening to Benjamin every episode. The interviews with so many different aspects of television are fascinating and it shows how much passion is put u to everything we consume as viewers.
Thank you for a top quality podcast!
Aussie TV rules!
Great chats with a great host! Wonderful to have a podcast celebrating and promoting Aussie TV! Congrats!
I have been a fan of Benjiman Norris since he first appeared in Big Brother and have been following him for a long time. Everything he touches turns to gold from being on Joy Fm to now TV Reload. I really appretiate that he brings fresh look into behind the scenes of our favourite shows like Big Brother to I'm a Celebraty: get Me Out Of Here. All these wonderful pod casts he is bringing out are a joy to listen to and can't wait for what's next to come!