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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*.

    #213 Echo 3, Wednesday, and Ghosts (US). With guest Luke Evans

    #213 Echo 3, Wednesday, and Ghosts (US). With guest Luke Evans

    Luke Evans is with us on the show this week, talking Echo 3, Apple's new geo-political thriller set in the jungles of Colombia (there may be a little Strictly chat surreptitiously slipped in there by Kay as well). Elsewhere, we're heading back to school with the best member of the Addams Family in Netflix's Wednesday, and taking a look at what our cousins across the pond have done to beloved sitcom Ghosts. Plus, in a ludicrously extended postbag sequence, James stages a spirited defence of TV bellends and we find out all about Beth's weird vicarious toothbrushing phobia.

    • 1 hr 50 min
    #212 Tulsa King, Tell Me Lies, and 1889. With guest Sylvester Stallone

    #212 Tulsa King, Tell Me Lies, and 1889. With guest Sylvester Stallone

    Who do we have on this week's show? It's only Sylvester Stallone, who finally, after all these years, makes his scripted TV debut with Tulsa King on Paramount+. But that's not all because we also take a trip on Netflix's spooky ghost ship in polyglot creep show 1899 on Netflix, and discover that the only thing more horrifying than ghouls and ghosts is college-age men in Tell Me Lies on Disney+. All that and yet more cancellations of shows (some with fairies) as the streamers start swinging the axe with wild abandon.

    • 1 hr 45 min
    #211 The English, Mammals, and The Crown. With guests Emily Blunt, Chaske Spencer and Hugo Blick

    #211 The English, Mammals, and The Crown. With guests Emily Blunt, Chaske Spencer and Hugo Blick

    Emily Blunt, Chaske Spencer and The English creator Hugo Blick join us on this week's show to talk about their rip-roaring rampage of revenge through the Old West. Plus we unpick some marital strife with James Corden in Mammals on Prime and head off to Balmoral for the long-awaited (and Judi Dench-baiting) fifth season of The Crown on Netflix. Plus, James tries to come to terms with a week which not only saw drama come to his beloved Witcher, but also the demise of Fate: The Winx Saga. It's been a lot!

    • 1 hr 43 min
    #210 The White Lotus, Reboot, and Dangerous Liaison

    #210 The White Lotus, Reboot, and Dangerous Liaison

    We're back on holiday at The White Lotus for season 2 of the Mike White's excellent comedy-drama. Plus we're revisiting a bit of saucy 19th century literature in Dangerous Liaisons on Lionsgate+, and getting meta about reboots with, well, Reboot on Disney+. Plus, no halloween episode would be complete without a little haunted house chat (aka what James did on his recent holiday — not to a White Lotus), plus there are some scintillating updates about Beth's recent eye test and the state of Boyd's boiler. Never let it be said that we don't bring you the most *essential* content.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    #209 The Devil's Hour, SAS: Rogue Heroes, and The Bastard Son And The Devil Himself. With guest Nadia Parkes

    #209 The Devil's Hour, SAS: Rogue Heroes, and The Bastard Son And The Devil Himself. With guest Nadia Parkes

    The excellently titled witch drama The Bastard Son And The Devil Himself is on our watch list this week and star Nadia Parkes joins us to talk all things witchy, as well as turning rats into soup (sort of). Plus we catch up with See creator Steven Knight's latest show, SAS: Rogue Heroes, and discover that what goes bump in the night is actually Peter Capaldi in The Devil's Hour. All that and the usual generous helping of TV ramblings as we catch up with all the latest episodes.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Wedding Season: A Pilot TV And Empire Podcast Special, In Association With Disney+

    Wedding Season: A Pilot TV And Empire Podcast Special, In Association With Disney+

    Wedding Season is the new thrill-packed, mystery-stuffed rom-com that is now streaming on Disney+. The first-ever UK Original Series on Disney+, it follows the adventures of Stefan (Gavin Drea) and Kate (Rosa Salazar), a couple on the run after Katie's entire wedding party, including her husband, are killed, leaving Katie as the prime suspect, and the cops (and other interested parties) hot on their heels. And in this special crossover episode, brought to you in association with Disney+, the Empire Film Podcast and Pilot TV Podcast teams — Chris Hewitt, James Dyer, and Kay Ribeiro — come together to have a big old natter about the show, about the disastrous weddings they've attended, the nature of love, and the dangers of cake. But that's not all — there are exclusive, and enormously fun, interviews, in which Chris talks to cast members Jamie Michie, George Webster, Bhav Joshi, Omar Baroud and Callie Cooke, plus star Gavin Drea and the show's creator, Oliver Lyttelton. We now pronounce you pod and listener. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Blakfear ,

5* awesomeness

Been an avid listener from the get go and love the chemistry and banter between the pod runners.
James’ views on reality TV and lack of knowledge on public affairs never gets tiresome, great that Boyd and Kay are always on hand to bring a touch of reality back to proceedings!

Great fun keep it going guys!!

Mark W.

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Kay FTW

Finally the podcast is back on top form, thanks to the addition of Kay as a regular host. I really hope this is a permanent change as she has brought a whole new dynamic to the team.

Mr clunge ,

5 Star Bellendry

I have been an avid listener since the pilot of erm... Pilot and it's always the first show I pick on a Monday! Great presenters, informative and funny with some brilliant guests too. So much great TV out there, this is essential listening for anyone who needs to whittle down their watchlists!

Why has it taken me so long to leave this review? Well I finally gave into James's incessant rambling about the Expanse and I'm already on the 4th season, it is magnificent! In fact, I contemplated marking this show down by a star just for the fact he hasn't mentioned it for a while now. 😆 Spread the gospel!

Keep up the good work all!

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