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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

Backstage - TV & Film Sky News

    • TV & Film
    • 4.1 • 59 Ratings

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

    Oscar nominations, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Joe Cornish

    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.

    Plus, 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.

    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 Spencer
    Jada-Kai Meosa John - junior producer
    David Chipakupaku - producer
    Annie Joyce - senior producer
    Paul Stanworth - editor

    • 45 min
    BAFTA nominations, Cate Blanchett, Love Island, and Margot Robbie

    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 Spencer
    Producer: David Chipakupaku
    Junior Producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John
    Editor: Paul Stanworth

    • 47 min
    The Golden Globes, The Last Of Us, Kumail Nanjiani, and M3GAN

    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 Spencer
    Producer: David Chipakupaku
    Junior Producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John
    Editor: Paul Stanworth

    • 47 min
    Christian Bale, Happy Valley, The Rig, and The Apprentice

    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 Spencer
    Producer: David Chipakupaku
    Junior Producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John
    Editor: Paul Stanworth

    • 43 min
    The best TV and film of 2022

    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 Wong
    Producers: Chris Lockyer and David Chipakupaku
    Editor: Paul Stanworth

    • 49 min
    Avatar, His Dark Materials, The Traitors and the Golden Globes

    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 Spencer
    Producer: Chris Lockyer
    Editor: Paul Stanworth

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

SamLThommy26 ,

Love this podcast

As an actor and film/tv enthusiast, this podcast is a weekly staple! 👏👏

London1609 ,

Dreadful

Stop with the fake laughing. I counted 60+ times the presenter said ‘you know’, ‘kind of’, ‘sort of’, and she needs to blow her nose as her sound is guttural and unpleasant. And stop showing off, ‘I’m going to The BAFTA’s”. It’s not clever, or cool, or kind.

TheWorley ,

Recommended

A good podcast featuring a roundup of the week’s entertainment releases and a great way to find new content.

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