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 Welcome to series one of View From My Sofa – hosted by Radio Times journalist, Kelly-Anne Taylor. Every week, we sit down with the stars of TV to talk all-things-telly. Expect exclusive insight into our famous guests’ viewing habits – what shows they binge, what they snack on, what they loathe and who really controls the remote on their sofa! This season we’ve got some starry-names joining us from their sofas: The Grand Tour’s James May, the genius behind Line of Duty Jed Mercurio, and the creator of global female sensation Bridget Jones, Helen Fielding. Listen, download and subscribe on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts from. 
 

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    • 4.3 • 214 Ratings

 Welcome to series one of View From My Sofa – hosted by Radio Times journalist, Kelly-Anne Taylor. Every week, we sit down with the stars of TV to talk all-things-telly. Expect exclusive insight into our famous guests’ viewing habits – what shows they binge, what they snack on, what they loathe and who really controls the remote on their sofa! This season we’ve got some starry-names joining us from their sofas: The Grand Tour’s James May, the genius behind Line of Duty Jed Mercurio, and the creator of global female sensation Bridget Jones, Helen Fielding. Listen, download and subscribe on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts from. 
 

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    Smart TV Episode 36

    Smart TV Episode 36

    There’s plenty of good TV out there…So what’s new this week that’s worth getting into? Radio Times associate editor David Butcher picks his upcoming highlights, including a powerful new drama starring Kate Winslet alongside her real-life daughter, two classy spy thrillers, a new Sheridan Smith sitcom, and a fantasy adventure that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Plus, as always, one show you can safely avoid.
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    • 14 min
    View From My Sofa with Letitia Wright

    View From My Sofa with Letitia Wright

    This week’s guest is Letitia Wright – who went from Holby City to Hollywood after landing a leading role in the Black Panther franchise. The south London star’s TV credits also include Top Boy Small Axe and Black Mirror, but it was after breaking into the Marvel franchise that Wright established herself in the top tier on both sides of the Atlantic. In this episode, Letitia joins me from LA and talks about the importance of equality on-screen, her new film The Silent Twins, and why she had to ditch her back-up plan…
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    • 37 min
    Smart TV Episode 35

    Smart TV Episode 35

    Radio Times associate editor David Butcher picks out TV treats for the week ahead plus, as always, a show to avoid. He highlights not one but two sci-fi comedies – both seriously funny – as well as sharp new series from Lucy Worsley and Simon Schama. Also in the mix are Claudia Winkleman, Jimi Hendrix, and yet another string to the bow of the busiest man on TV, Romesh Ranganathan.
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    • 18 min
    View From My Sofa with Zara McDermott

    View From My Sofa with Zara McDermott

    This week’s guest is the reality TV star turned documentary maker, Zara McDermott. First appearing on our screens in 2018 as a “bombshell” on Love Island – she has since appeared on E4’s Made In Chelsea and hosted her own dating show Love In The Flesh. Zara released a documentary for the BBC on Revenge Porn which unflinchingly investigated the impact of the unauthorised sharing of explicit images and helped change the law in the UK. Since, then she’s made a documentary on Rape Culture and most recently, Disordered Eating. In this episode, Zara talks to Kelly-Anne Taylor about how working in government gave her the confidence to speak her mind, how she handles unpacking her own trauma and her love of Gossip Girl.
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    • 39 min
    Smart TV Episode 34

    Smart TV Episode 34

    Radio Times writer David Butcher picks out the best new TV for the week ahead. If you’re looking for something to watch other than the FIFA World Cup, he has alternatives, including a smart new chapter in the Addams Family saga, a Tokyo-set crime thriller and the US remake of a beloved British sitcom. Plus three fascinating documentaries – and one show to miss.
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    • 21 min
    View From My Sofa with Krishnan Guru-Murthy

    View From My Sofa with Krishnan Guru-Murthy

    This week’s guest is the face of Channel 4 news, journalist Krishnan Guru-Murphy. In this episode Krishnan talks to Kelly-Anne about how watching Sky’s This England took him back to the anxieties of Covid and when his 86-year-old father caught the virus, how his gig on Newsround shaped the journalist he is today - and how he almost starred in a film with Twiggy.  
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
214 Ratings

214 Ratings

BellaWillow468 ,

Concise but authoritative

David Butcher is great on the Friday edition. I just wish it was longer though. 15 minutes just isn’t enough time to do justice to the shows he recommends. Runs a close second to the Pilot TV Podcast (usually around 90 mins long!)

Marge1234567 ,

Very nifty

The Friday edition of this podcast with TV recommendations is excellent - very informative, concise and reliable. I’ve enjoyed some great shows that I may otherwise have not know about had it not been for this podcast.

pauliegram01 ,

Changed & not for the better

I started listening to this podcast for the TV reviews. Initially an hour with Jane and Rhiannon - it was so good. Got me watching tv shows I would never have thought to watch, and the chat was funny. But that ended. Luckily we get the Smart episodes on a Friday, which are quick and punchy and presented brilliantly by David Butcher. I’d happily have his show extended.

The rest is dreadful. I don’t want to know where someone has their tv placed in their lounge. The Wednesday ep sounds so scripted and in natural it’s too hard to listen to without cringing. I mark these as played as soon as they come up on a Wednesday and if it wasn’t for the Friday show I’d have unfollowed by now.

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