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From the creators of The Empire Film Podcast, The Pilot TV Podcast is your (spoiler free) guide to the essential new shows dropping each week across terrestrial, satellite, streaming and beyond. Bringing you the latest news and reviews, as well as interviews with the biggest names in TV, we're here to cut through the rubbish and make sure every minute you spend in front of the box is a minute worth spending. Served with a heavy helping of insider knowledge, irreverence and humour, the Pilot TV Podcast won't just keep you informed, amused and entertained, but is guaranteed to save countless hours of your life. Because you can’t watch *everything*.

Pilot TV Podcast Empire Magazine

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 1.1K Ratings

From the creators of The Empire Film Podcast, The Pilot TV Podcast is your (spoiler free) guide to the essential new shows dropping each week across terrestrial, satellite, streaming and beyond. Bringing you the latest news and reviews, as well as interviews with the biggest names in TV, we're here to cut through the rubbish and make sure every minute you spend in front of the box is a minute worth spending. Served with a heavy helping of insider knowledge, irreverence and humour, the Pilot TV Podcast won't just keep you informed, amused and entertained, but is guaranteed to save countless hours of your life. Because you can’t watch *everything*.

    Extraordinary: A Pilot TV/Empire Special, In Association With Disney+

    Extraordinary: A Pilot TV/Empire Special, In Association With Disney+

    Welcome, folks, to a most extraordinary podcast (in association with Disney+). A podcast in which Team Empire and Team Pilot TV get together to discuss the extraordinary Extraordinary, the brand-new sitcom that is now streaming on Disney+. Created and written by Emma Moran, Extraordinary is set in a world where everyone develops a superpower after they turn 18. Everyone, that is, except for Jen (Mairead Tyers), who is approaching 25 and is still fumbling for direction and meaning and purpose. Beautifully observed and very, very funny, it's already been renewed for a second season, and in this very special crossover event, Chris Hewitt, James Dyer and Kay Ribeiro (pronounced Ru-bear-oh) get together to wax lyrical about the show, discuss which superpowers they'd like to have, and much more. But that's not all! (Told you this was an extraordinary podcast...) There are also two interviews with the show's star players -- first, an uproarious, hilarious and frankly chaotic interview in which Chris sits down with the show's stars, Mairead Tyers, Sofia Oxenham, Bilal Hasna, and Luke Rollason; and then a more considered chat with Emma Moran. Do please extra-enjoy.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    #220 Shrinking, Extraordinary, and Wolf Pack

    #220 Shrinking, Extraordinary, and Wolf Pack

    This week Brett Goldstein and Bill Lawrence deliver the anti-Ted Lasso in Apple's Shrinking (which stars actual Harrison Ford), plus we find ourselves pleasantly surprised by new Disney+ original series Extraordinary, and swap Lupin for lupine in Paramount+ supernatural series Wolf Pack. Plus the team tackle questions around the tragic demise of physical media and there's a surprising amount of chat about '90s Europopsters Snap

    • 1 hr 16 min
    #219 The Last Of Us, Chemistry Of Death, and Maternal. With guests Kumail Nanjiani and Parminder Nagra

    #219 The Last Of Us, Chemistry Of Death, and Maternal. With guests Kumail Nanjiani and Parminder Nagra

    Kumail Nanjiani joins us on this week's show to explain the nature of comedy to James, plus Parminder Nagra stops by to discuss ITV's now back-to-work series, Maternity with Kay. Elsewhere, we go traipsing through the woods with Harry Treadaway in Chemistry Of Death, and are FINALLY able to talk about The Last Of Us, which James has already declared to be the show of 2023. There's also some Golden Globes chat, some musings on shows we'd like to have our memories erased to re-watch and much excitement that it all appears to be kicking off in Carnival Row season 2.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    #218 Welcome To Chippendales, The Reunion, and Reginald The Vampire

    #218 Welcome To Chippendales, The Reunion, and Reginald The Vampire

    It may be January but we're stripping off alongside Kumail Nanjiani this week in Welcome To Chippendales on Disney+, watching an early contender for most utterly batshit show of the year with The Reunion on ITVX, and finding the lighter side of undeath with Reginald The Vampire on Sky Sci-Fi. Plus, we talk about some of TV's best character actors, bemoan Netflix's axe-swinging killing spree, and announce the launch of our all-new, very exciting SECOND podcast: the imaginatively named, Pilot TV+.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Review of The Year 2022. With guests Will Sharpe and Denise Gough

    Review of The Year 2022. With guests Will Sharpe and Denise Gough

    2022 is DONE! Well, nearly. And, in place of our regular show this week we bring you our official postmortem of the year that was, packed with our personal picks, our favourite episodes, a look at what we're excited about in 2023 and a bunch of year-related questions from you, our long-suffering listeners. But that's not all, because we also run though our final, canonical, completely unanimous and in no way divisive list of Pilot TV's best shows of 2022, and welcome a pair of very special guests from two of those shows, specifically The White Lotus' Will Sharpe and Andor's Denise Gough.

    Happy New Year one and all! See you in 2023.

    • 2 hrs 31 min
    #217 The Witcher: Blood Origin, Happy Valley, and Vardy v Rooney. With guest Laurence O'Fuarain

    #217 The Witcher: Blood Origin, Happy Valley, and Vardy v Rooney. With guest Laurence O'Fuarain

    Merry Christmas one and all! It's our last (regular) show of 2022 and, to celebrate, we have our very own Christmas elf on the show — specifically Fjall from The Witcher: Blood Origin aka Laurence O'Fuarain. And not only do we find said Witcher spinoff in our Christmas stockings this year, but we're also going full Wagatha Christie with Channel 4's Hardy v Rooney, and getting the greatest gift of all: the return of Sally Wainwright's Happy Valley, which comes back after a SEVEN year absence. But it's not all celebration on this week's show, for we are compelled to bid a fond farewell to one of our own as one member of the team heads off to pastures new (with arms full of presents, naturally).

    • 2 hrs 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Neilleeds ,

One of my fav podcasts

James Dyer is the GOAT ( mentioned my review on the empire 500th episode) I miss Terri tho , the chemistry was amazing between the 3 hosts .
Edit: James dyer is worth £1.99 of any ones money

runner1m41 ,

Awesome

Back to a 5 star podcast now Beth has been replaced by Kay !!!

Gouty Will ,

A 5 star masterpiece (like Molly’s Game)

Have listened to this since conception (of the podcast not mine). Needless to say that much like Better Call Saul, this is a spin-off that does that rare thing of bettering the original Empire Podcast. Beth, like Teri before her will be missed.

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