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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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    • Film Interviews

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

    What to watch while stuck at home

    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.uk

    Classics
    The 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 Rings
    Taken
    Ghostbusters
    Die 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 trilogy
    Matrix trilogy
    Star Wars - The ORIGINAL trilogy only. (We're still not ready to talk about the last movie!)
    Back to the Future trilogy
    Raiders of the Lost Arc - In fact, just watch all the Indiana Jones films!

    80s Films
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    The Breakfast Club
    Sixteen Candles
    Pretty in Pink
    (Basically any John Hughes films)

    Great awful movies
    Mamma Mia
    Mamma Mia Here we go Again
    Cats? (We're hoping we'll be able to stream this soon)

    Box Sets
    Seinfeld
    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    The Good Place - Claire has only seen three episodes!
    The (US) Office
    Parks and Recreation
    Friends
    Superstore - The US version of Trollied
    The Mindy Project
    Schitt's Creek
    Westworld
    Lost - (We know.)
    Game of Thrones - (We also know.)
    Madmen
    The Sopranos
    The Wire
    Breaking Bad
    Better Call Saul
    Succession
    Save Me
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Netflix) - Stevie is OBSESSED!
    Gilmore Girls
    The Good Wife
    The Good Fight
    Downton Abbey
    Grey's Anatomy
    House

    Documentaries
    Cheer - Daytona is cancelled this year :(
    Losers

    Musicals
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
    Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

    Reality TV
    Great British Bake Off - Watch, bake, watch, bake, repeat!
    RuPaul's Drag Race

    Exercise
    Fit in 5 - Work off those working from home snacks!

    Music
    Gigs 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!

    Soundtracks
    I'm not OK with this - wonderful 80s soundtrack!
    End of the F***ing World
    Any Quentin Tarantino film soundtrack
    Same goes for Edgar Wright films!
    Euphoria
    And, of course, Sex Education

    We hope this helps, stay safe and healthy everyone and we'll be back soon with more podcasts soon!

    • 45 min
    The English Game, Crip Camp and Making The Cut

    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.
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    • 36 min
    Love is Blind, Westworld and Caitlin Moran

    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.

    • 43 min
    Spenser Confidential, Ru Paul and Breeders

    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.
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    • 45 min
    Steve Coogan, Noughts & Crosses and Cooking with Paris

    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

    • 42 min
    Al Pacino, Narcos and the Brits

    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

    • 54 min

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