Join Radio 1’s resident film buff Ali Plumb for movie news, reviews and extra behind-the-screens fun.
BAFTAs reaction! Borderlands! The Fantastic Four! Plus Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley talk Wicked Little Letters
A podcast of two halves for you this week as Ali reacts to some of the biggest movies and TV news stories of the past seven days - including the winners at the BAFTAs, but of course - then things get really rather silly as Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley talk about their new (and incredibly sweary) film, Wicked Little Letters, a movie about incredibly adult language that requires incredibly adult language to discuss. So it's moderately serious (ish) to begin with as the news is laid out for you and the BAFTAs are appreciated... and then things go off the rails immediately as Olivia, Jessie and Ali lose the plot straight away. Humorously, we like to think.
One Day Spoiler Special Interview with Ambika Mod
Netflix’s adaptation of David Nicholls’ much-loved novel One Day has been a storming success since it landed online last week, with seemingly everyone you know talking about Ambika Mod’s Emma and Leo Woodall’s Dexter with a tear in their eye around the proverbial water cooler. So now seemed like a good time to invite Ambika herself into the Radio 1 studios to chat with Ali about the most emotional moments in the show with spoilers very much allowed. So, in short, make sure you’ve watched One Day before you press play - you have been warned!
Paul Mescal Story So Far Interview Special (plus news round-up!)
Originally the plan was to speak to one "Martin Scorsese" - whoever he might be - for this week's podcast, but it was not to be. Alas and, indeed, alack. Stepping in, we have the full audio version of Paul Mescal's Story So Far interview that you may have seen (if you're in the UK) on Radio 1's iPlayer channel, where the Normal People, Aftersun and now All Of Us Strangers star talks to Ali about his career, his favourite 'corpsers' and, um, vitamin gummy bears. Plus! Ali gives us a very brief round up of the latest news headlines - Moana 2, oh my - as well as his thoughts on A24 and Zac Efron's latest, The Iron Claw.
Oscars 2024 Nominations Reaction with Ella Kemp
Now that the dust has settled just a little bit, Ali has teamed up with fellow full-time film fan Ella Kemp - of Letterboxd’s ‘Four Faves’ fame - to talk through all the runners and riders for this year’s Academy Awards (Sunday March 10th, for those wondering, with the BAFTAs on Sunday February 18th) after the controversial announcement last week of who got what nods. So whip out your proverbial pen and paper because a lot of great movies get mentioned here and there’s a decent chance you’ll want to watch a few of them…
Big Boys Interview Special with Jack Rooke
All Of Us Strangers may finally be in cinemas - and Ali’s Story So Far interview with one of its stars, Paul Mescal, may be on be on BBC iPlayer right about now - but here on Radio 1’s Screen Time we’re shining a light on Big Boys, Jack Rooke’s semi-autobiographical sitcom, which has recently returned to Channel 4 to rave reviews. Here, Jack sits down with Ali for this interview special, featuring a surprise appearance from a Radio 1 DJ to boot, which touches on British comedy as a whole and just how tricky it is to get a show like Big Boys off the ground.
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Interview Special with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
It’s awards season! Poor Things came out last week, The Holdovers is out this week and All Of Strangers is out next week - so it’s a great time to be a film fan (moreso than ever). But here’s something just a smidge different for you: a fun and fact-filled chat with two of the human beings behind one of Ali’s films of the year, Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse, those loveable geniuses Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. So as long as you don’t mind a wee bit of strong language (and a spoiler or two), this is the interview special for you.
One of my staple podcasts
Super knowledgeable, loads to say & talk about and one of the best interviewers out there - loving the podcast as a vehicle towards getting more movie and Ali Plumb related content.
One of my favourite podcasts and always gives me ideas of films to watch at the weekend 😁
Always look forward to this pod. Keep ‘em coming Mr. Plumb!