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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
    • 4.0 • 67 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

    Introducing… Electoral Dysfunction

    Introducing… Electoral Dysfunction

    Today, something different – we're bringing you the trailer of an exciting new podcast from Sky called Electoral Dysfunction.

    Beth Rigby. Jess Philips. Ruth Davidson.

    With polls suggesting trust in politicians is low, three political powerhouses unite to unravel the spin and explain what’s really going on in Westminster and beyond.

    Every week, they will examine our political leaders and their policies – how they’re written, and how they’re sold to voters – as we prepare for a general election. 

    With so much at stake, they will work out which politicians are coming out on top and who is having an Electoral Dysfunction – and what it all actually means for you.

    Here's the trailer. For more, follow Electoral Dysfunction now wherever you listen to podcasts.

    • 14 min
    Adam Driver, Sofia Coppola and Jamie Dornan

    Adam Driver, Sofia Coppola and Jamie Dornan

    On the Backstage end of year special, the team looks at the best TV series and films released over the past 12 months - from Barbenheimer to Succession.

    Adam Driver, Penelope Cruz and Shaleine Woodley chat about new film Ferrari.

    Sofia Coppola and Cailee Spaeny speak about meeting Priscilla Presley for their film Priscilla.

    Game Of Thrones star Iwan Rheon tells us about Men Up - his new film about the medical trials for what would become Viagra.

    Plus, Jamie Dornan talks to us about series two of The Tourist - and his top films of the year.

    Hosts: Claire Gregory, Katie Spencer and Stevie Wong
    Producer: Debbie Ridgard
    Video director: James Whicher
    Podcast editor: Paul Stanworth

    • 50 min
    Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon, Reacher and Golden Globes nominations

    Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon, Reacher and Golden Globes nominations

    Are you ready for a new film franchise?

    After the idea was turned down by Star Wars, Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child Of Fire is out in cinemas.

    Zack Snyder and one of the stars of the film Staz Nair tells us about creating the new sci-fi universe and creating fully-formed new languages for its characters.

    The Golden Globes nominations have been announced for its 2024 ceremony with Barbie leading the way. Da'Vine Joy Randolph, who is nominated for Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture, chats about the awards buzz the film is receiving.

    Plus, the team take a look at the second series of Prime Video’s Reacher, Percy Jackson and the Olympians series on Disney Plus and series two of Vigil on BBC.

    Hosts: Claire Gregory, Bethany Minelle and Stevie Wong
    Producer: Debbie Ridgard
    Video Director: Adam Noble
    Video Editor: Dave Colley
    Podcast Editor: Paul Stanworth

    • 44 min
    Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper and May December

    Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper and May December

    Actress Julia Roberts speaks about her new film Leave The World Behind and how she would survive an apocalyptic scenario.

    From the premiere of Maestro, director and actor Bradley Cooper responds to the initial online reactions to the film's trailer.

    Plus, director Todd Haynes chats about his film May December starring Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore and Charles Melton.

    Producer: Debbie Ridgard
    Video director: Malachi Bernard
    Video editor: Dave Colley
    Podcast editor: Paul Stanworth

    • 40 min
    Timothee Chalamet, Richard Curtis and Jon Batiste

    Timothee Chalamet, Richard Curtis and Jon Batiste

    It's the film Timothee Chalamet fans have been waiting for - Wonka has had its world premiere in London.

    Following in the footsteps of Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp, we hear from the actor about taking on the iconic role of Willy Wonka.

    Oscar and Grammy award-winner Jon Batiste speaks to us about Netflix documentary American Symphony, which features him and his wife Suleika Jaouad.

    Director Richard Curtis, the man behind Notting Hill and Love Actually, tells us about his new Sky Cinema film Genie, starring Melissa McCarthy And Paapa Essiedu.

    Plus we take a look at the new Eddie Murphy and Tracy Ellis-Ross Christmas film on Prime Video - Candy Cane Lane.

    Hosts: Claire Gregory, Bethany Minelle and Stevie Wong
    Producer: Debbie Ridgard
    Podcast Editor: Paul Stanworth
    Video Director: Neil Hunter
    Video Editor: Dave Colley

    • 38 min
    Ridley Scott, Jodie Whittaker and Hannah Waddingham

    Ridley Scott, Jodie Whittaker and Hannah Waddingham

    Ridley Scott's latest theatrical release, Napoleon, is in cinemas this week.

    The director tells us about his "bum-ache factor" when it comes to film runtimes, Joaquin Phoenix's use of an American accent when portraying the once Emperor of France and gives us an update about filming the new Gladiator film starring Paul Mescal, Pedro Pascal and Denzel Washington.

    It's a big week for Doctor Who fans as the BBC premieres the first of the series' specials - starring former doctor David Tennant. We get a sneak peak of the show (no spoilers!) and hear what David Tennant and Jodie Whittaker have to say about the 60th anniversary special episodes.

    Jodie Whittaker also tells us about her new Paramount Plus series, One Night and her decision to take on tough acting roles.

    Plus, Hannah Waddingham tells us about her Apple TV+ special, Hannah Waddingham: Home For Christmas, we hear from the stars of Channel 4's new series The Couple Next Door and the team chat about new Netflix reality TV series Squid Game: The Challenge.

    Hosts: Claire Gregory, Katie Spencer and Stevie Wong
    Producer: Debbie Ridgard
    Video director: Kevin Donaldson
    Podcast Editor: Paul Stanworth
    Video Editor: Dave Colley

    • 46 min

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