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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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    • 3.9 • 43 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

    Servant, Stardust and Blithe Spirit

    Servant, Stardust and Blithe Spirit

    This week on Backstage - Bethany Minelle, Stevie Wong and Amy Hitchcock unpack Netflix's ambitious new slate for programming in 2021.

    In other news, we celebrate the return of Sex And The City, but are they missing a cast member?

    We also look at the David Bowie biopic, Stardust, and get down and dirty with a new documentary on civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

    Rupert Grint tells us what it's like being a new dad while starring in Apple TV's season 2 of Servant, and Dan Stevens spills the beans on whether his Blithe Spirit co-star Dame Judi Dench has a potty mouth on set.

    Enjoy! Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!

    • 46 min
    American Gods, A Discovery of Witches and The Stand

    American Gods, A Discovery of Witches and The Stand

    Welcome to the Backstage Podcast in 2021!

    Today we see in the New Year with four big shows.

    We start with Amazon Prime Video's season 3 of American Gods, then check out the return of A Discovery of Witches on Sky One and Now TV.

    Claire asks Amber Heard whether she was ready for the pandemic after filming the adaptation of Stephen King's novel The Stand – about a deadly flu, for STARZPLAY.

    And finally, we couldn't end without a little bit glam from Ru Paul's Drag Race UK season 2 on BBC iPlayer.

    Enjoy! Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch using backstage@sky.uk – we love emails!

    • 42 min
    The Best Films and TV Shows of 2020

    The Best Films and TV Shows of 2020

    This week we welcome super special guest Katie Spencer to discuss the best things we’ve watched this year.

    Using a scoring system that’s so complex we don’t understand it ourselves we’ve come up with our ten favourite movies and television offerings of 2020.

    Find out what got the number one spot, and let us know if you agree by emailing backstage@sky.uk

    Happy New Year!

    • 40 min
    What To Watch Over Christmas

    What To Watch Over Christmas

    It's the Christmas Special and we’re joined again by Amy Hitchcock, Sky News Arts Editor, as we discuss festive offerings.

    This week’s film reviews are Soul on Disney+, Sky One's Roald and Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse, and Netflix’s The Midnight Sky – hear why star Felicity Jones caused a huge re-write of the script for that.

    Next up is a very modern period drama in Netflix's Bridgerton – the first show from Shonda Rhimes’ huge deal with the streaming service – we’ve spoken to the cast of that as well.

    We also chat about Serpent on BBC One and ITV’s Masked Singer with new judge Mo Gilligan.

    It is a JAM-PACKED episode – make sure you stay tuned for Stevie's undying love for the end of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, it’s not one to miss!

    Drop us an email at backstage@sky.uk and we would love you to rate, review and subscribe, and we will catch you next week when we reveal our top picks from 2020.

    • 52 min
    Wonder Woman 1984, Viola Davis and King Gary

    Wonder Woman 1984, Viola Davis and King Gary

    This week on Backstage as we edge closer to the end of year we have some Christmas treats for you.

    We’ll review the new Wonder Woman film – find out whether it’s worth all the fuss that’s been made about its release.

    We’ll talk about two Christmas specials: BBC One’s King Gary and All Creatures Great And Small on Channel 5.

    Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom comes up trumps as we look at Chadwick Boseman’s last performance and hear from Viola Davis.

    Amy Hitchcock is on the show this week, and we discuss her documentary ‘Culture Interrupted’.

    Plus there’s an interview with Diane Lane and what exactly did Tom Cruise do that caused such a furore?

    Find out, today on Backstage!

    Drop us an email at backstage@sky.uk and we would love you to rate, review and subscribe, and we will catch you next week for our Christmas Special.

    • 51 min
    Tin Star: Liverpool, Alice in Borderland and Wolfwalkers

    Tin Star: Liverpool, Alice in Borderland and Wolfwalkers

    This week on Backstage, we’re heading around the world.

    We take a family trip to Liverpool to have a chat with Tim Roth about his third and final series of Tin Star: Liverpool.

    From there, we head to Japan to review Netflix’s manga-inspired Alice in Borderland.

    Then it’s back over to Ireland to chat about new Apple TV Plus animation Wolfwalkers.

    In the end, we settle on good old American crime thriller soil with the new Amazon Prime Video film I’m Your Woman, and you can hear Bethany’s chat with stars Rachel Brosnahan and Marsha Stephanie Blake - not one to miss!

    Are you excited about Christmas telly? Let us know what you’re looking forward to and what have been your top picks for 2020 - drop us an email at backstage@sky.uk!

    Enjoy! Please do subscribe if you like what you hear and do get in touch.

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Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

BrommersBrian ,

Need Review

Despite the fact that I’m a geek, nerd and fanatic, this is a really great listen. I’ll forgive that Star Trek isn’t liked by some of the “cast”, it’s a really good way to keep up with what’s coming on telly. We love Stevie!
Hope that the Sky Sources are correct and that Madonna is at Glastonbury!

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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Backstage always informative and entertaining

Great podcast, we love Stevie

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