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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
    • 4.8 • 1.3K 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*.

    #281 The Regime, The Cuckoo, and Baby Reindeer. With Guest Sonequa Martin-Green

    #281 The Regime, The Cuckoo, and Baby Reindeer. With Guest Sonequa Martin-Green

    Sometimes we at the Pilot TV podcast are the very embodiment of calm, dignified professionalism. This is not one of those times. An early recording prompts unfettered anarchy this week as the team go full Joanna Page, cover a postbag slot we’ve done before and only half review one of the shows (we had our reasons). But all of that’s okay, becasue Star Trek Discovery’s Sonequa Martin-Green joins us on the show to talk about her final voyage, plus we watch Kate Winslet become a dictator, Jill Halfpenny turn into the lodger from hell and (almost) see a show about a stalker. Absolute chaos.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    #280 Sugar, This Town, Avoidance, and Star Trek: Discovery. With guests Benedict Wong and John Bradley

    #280 Sugar, This Town, Avoidance, and Star Trek: Discovery. With guests Benedict Wong and John Bradley

    Not only do we have a 3 Body Problem Spoiler Special with the showrunners now available over on Pilot TV+, but stars John Bradley and Benedict Wong also drop by this week to chat about the show. Elsewhere, we’re raging over the unjust and unforgivable cancellation of The Lazarus Project (for shame, Sky!), examining this year’s RTS awards, and explore our objects of televisual desire — not to mention reviewing this week’s shows, of which there are FOUR (because who needs to go outside?). Colin Farrell takes the gumshoe beat in Sugar on Apple TV+, Romesh Ranganathan’s back dodging his problems in Avoidance, Star Trek: Discovery takes its final voyage, and Steven Knight’s This Town takes us back to 80s Belfast (and Birmingham).

    • 1 hr 27 min
    #279 A Gentleman In Moscow, Big Mood, and Mandy. With guest Ewan McGregor

    #279 A Gentleman In Moscow, Big Mood, and Mandy. With guest Ewan McGregor

    We’re all about the Bolsheviks this week, as Ewan McGregor returns to our screens for A Gentleman In Moscow on Paramount+ and drops by this podcast to tell us about his Muskovite adventures first hand. Plus, we explore the chaotic life of Nicola Coughlan’s character in Channel 4 comedy Big Mood and catch up with Diane Morgan’s similarly anarchic antics in series 2 of Mandy on BBC2.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    #278 Palm Royale, 3 Body Problem, and Twisted Metal. With guest Wunmi Mosaku

    #278 Palm Royale, 3 Body Problem, and Twisted Metal. With guest Wunmi Mosaku

    Loki, Luther and We Own This City star Wunmi Mosaku joins us this week to talk all things Passenger, a supernatural mystery show coming to ITV on Sunday at 9pm. Plus we finally get to talk about 3 Body Problem in full and reveal whether Netflix’s new show from the creators of Game Of Thrones could crack Kay’s anti sci-fi armour. Opinions divide quite spectacularly on the other shows this week, specifically Kristen Wiig-starring period piece Palme Royale on Apple TV+ and Anthony Mackie-starring apocalyptic road adventure Twisted Metal on Paramount+.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    #277 Manhunt, The Dry, and Love Rat. With guest Anthony Mackie

    #277 Manhunt, The Dry, and Love Rat. With guest Anthony Mackie

    Is there a Falcon in the house? Yes there is, in fact, because Anthony Mackie joins us on this week’s show to talk apocalypse survival, not listening to Taylor Swift, and of course Twisted Metal, which comes to Paramount+ next week. Elsewhere, James has a revelation about 3 Body Problem, Kay ponders the existential dilemma of slow-burn TV, and we get into this week’s slate, which includes the hunt for Lincoln’s killer in Manhunt on Apple TV+ and the return of ITVX’s The Dry. And then there’s Love Rat, a show on Channel 5 that might have been genetically engineered in a lab to give James a breakdown.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    #276 The Gentlemen, Extraordinary, and Mary And George. With guests Julianne Moore and Oliver Hermanus

    #276 The Gentlemen, Extraordinary, and Mary And George. With guests Julianne Moore and Oliver Hermanus

    Julianne Moore pays a visit to the Pilot TV pod studio this week, chatting seducing monarchs in Sky Atlantic’s Mary & George alongside director Oliver Hermanus/ Plus we climb into the brain of Guy Ritchie for his Netflix spinoff of The Gentlemen, and get to find out what’s going on with Jen and Jizzlord in series two of Disney+’s Extraordinary. And it that weren’t enough, there’s some egregious questioning of Kay’s Whovian enthusiasm, which does not go unanswered.

    • 1 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Treeclimba ,

Love this

I really love listening to this pod…James, Boyd and Kay feel like friends who I can just sit in the corner with, listening to them chat all day. It’s a genuine balm, source of joy and lightness to all that is happening in the world. Thank you

Craigo28 ,

Love the podcast…could have better taste in cakes though 😂

Absolutely love listening to the podcast, James, Kay and Boyd are a joy to listen to and make my Monday and Thursday’s much more enjoyable. Although, all this talk of a Pat Val cake is so lame, they should really be coming to Cray Bakes 😂

Always here for your sweet treat needs guys 👌 Craig x

MikeyG UK ,

Excellent pod. A must listen

So much TV out there. How did I survive without the pod as finally I can pick my way through all dross to find the gems thanks to the teams’ guidance (all the while having a good chuckling at their banter and bickering)

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