235 episodes

We’ve all been there – sat in front of the television, flicking through channels, getting increasingly frustrated – there’s so much on, but nothing to watch. TV critics Kelly-Anne Taylor and Caroline Frost have you covered. Each Friday, they serve up short, sharp television recommendations to mark your cards for the week ahead. They’ll tell you what to watch – and what to avoid. They watch it all, so you don’t have to.
 
No more asking: what’s on TV tonight? What to watch? Or, what should I watch? Instead, listen to Smart TV for your weekly round-up of TV programmes and film reviews. You’ll find out about the latest series dropping that week, what to binge and what television show will become the next watercooler moment.
 
Radio Times’ journalists Kelly-Anne Taylor and Caroline Frost will cover all things terrestrial as well as what’s on the streaming sites – they’ll cover what’s broadcast on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky to NOW, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Netflix and Apple TV.
 
Whether you like Entertainment, Current Affairs, Documentaries, Dramas, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Thrillers, Sports or Radio – they’ll have you covered.
 
If you enjoy our weekly round-up of television reviews, do listen to The Radio Times Podcast which sees Kelly-Anne Taylor sit down with a celebrity guests to talk about their lives through the prism of TV.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.1 • 14 Ratings

We’ve all been there – sat in front of the television, flicking through channels, getting increasingly frustrated – there’s so much on, but nothing to watch. TV critics Kelly-Anne Taylor and Caroline Frost have you covered. Each Friday, they serve up short, sharp television recommendations to mark your cards for the week ahead. They’ll tell you what to watch – and what to avoid. They watch it all, so you don’t have to.
 
No more asking: what’s on TV tonight? What to watch? Or, what should I watch? Instead, listen to Smart TV for your weekly round-up of TV programmes and film reviews. You’ll find out about the latest series dropping that week, what to binge and what television show will become the next watercooler moment.
 
Radio Times’ journalists Kelly-Anne Taylor and Caroline Frost will cover all things terrestrial as well as what’s on the streaming sites – they’ll cover what’s broadcast on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky to NOW, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Netflix and Apple TV.
 
Whether you like Entertainment, Current Affairs, Documentaries, Dramas, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Thrillers, Sports or Radio – they’ll have you covered.
 
If you enjoy our weekly round-up of television reviews, do listen to The Radio Times Podcast which sees Kelly-Anne Taylor sit down with a celebrity guests to talk about their lives through the prism of TV.

    Smart TV: Time Bandits and ITV Dramas

    Smart TV: Time Bandits and ITV Dramas

    Follow our hosts on Twitter (@KA1_Taylor and @FrostReporter) and Instagram (@kellyannect and @frostreporter) 
    You can get in touch with our hosts on either their social media, or via email (podcast@radiotimes.com) and Spotify users can write in directly using the Q&A box at the bottom of the episode. 
     
    SHOW NOTES:
     
    TV:
    McDonald and Dodds, ITV1
    Time Bandits, Apple TV
    Tabloids on Trial, ITV1
    Brats, Disney+


    FILM OF THE WEEK:
    Wicked Little Letters, Netflix
    The Impossible, BBC3
    The Godfather, Film 4

    THE ARCHIVE:
    Karen Pirie, ITVX
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    • 17 min
    Emma Gannon on writing, the joys of slowing down and Ctrl-Alt-Delete

    Emma Gannon on writing, the joys of slowing down and Ctrl-Alt-Delete

    This week I, Kelly-Anne Taylor, am joined by the best-selling author, Emma Gannon. She began her career working in magazines – she’s written columns for The Telegraph and The Sunday Times and was the Social Media Editor at Glamour. She created the hit podcast, Ctrl, Alt, Delete which racked up over 13 million downloads and saw her sit down with the likes of Elizabeth Gilbert, Lena Dunham and Gillian Anderson to talk about their work, wellbeing and creativity. She is also the writer behind The Hyphen on Substack, a six-figure business – which is described as ‘a cosy, online space for curious readers’. On top of that – she has written six best-selling books to date including The Success Myth, and, her debut novel Olive. Now, she is releasing A Year of Nothingness – a memoir, focusing on her time spent doing nothing following a period of burn-out. In this episode, we talk about the joys of slowing down, the beauty of cold water swimming, the power of slow news – and learning to say ‘no’.
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    • 39 min
    Smart TV: The Jetty and Glastonbury Sound Issues?

    Smart TV: The Jetty and Glastonbury Sound Issues?

    Follow our hosts on Twitter (@KA1_Taylor and @FrostReporter) and Instagram (@kellyannect and @frostreporter) 
    You can get in touch with our hosts on either their social media, or via email (podcast@radiotimes.com) and Spotify users can write in directly using the Q&A box at the bottom of the episode. 
     
    SHOW NOTES:
     
    TV:
    The Jetty, BBC One
    Midsomer Murders, ITV
    Marcus in Mallorca, Food Network
    Daley: Olympic Superstar, BBC Two

    FILM OF THE WEEK:
    The Last Duel, Disney+ 

    THE ARCHIVE:
    Clive Myrie’s Italian Road Trip, BBC iPlayer
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    • 21 min
    Diana von Furstenberg on the secret to her success, marrying royalty and turning down Bowie and Mick Jagger

    Diana von Furstenberg on the secret to her success, marrying royalty and turning down Bowie and Mick Jagger

    Whilst I, Kelly-Anne Taylor, was away, reporting from the field at Glastonbury – RT had the incredible opportunity to interview Diane Von Furstenberg for the podcast. Despite my absence, I didn’t think it was fair – that our lovely listeners should miss out on an incredible episode with an incredible guest and so I recruited, my Smart TV co-host, the wonderful Caroline Frost, to take-over for this episode! Diane Von Furstenberg – you’ll know as the iconic fashion designer who created the wrap-dress. But, she is also a lady who has lived and a new documentary, Woman in Charge on Disney+, gives us a glimpse into her fascinating life story. She was born and raised in Brussels in 1946. Her mother, only 18 months before Diane was born, had been imprisoned at Auschwitz. Diane’s mother left a lasting impact and influence over Diane – which she talks about with Caroline in the episode. Diane entered high-society when she married a German Prince, Egon von Furstenberg. They moved to New York and this is when Diane kickstarted her fashion career. It was the 70s and life was governed by hedonism – in this episode, she talks about turning down a threesome with Bowie and Mick Jagger and rubbing shoulders with the greats. She also reflects on the highs and lows of her life, her sensuality and how it defined her brand and breaking glass ceilings as a woman in business. I hope you enjoy this episode and I’ll be back next week!
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    • 31 min
    Smart TV: 101 shows to watch this summer

    Smart TV: 101 shows to watch this summer

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    • 20 min
    Emma Myers on Wednesday, British accents and not going out

    Emma Myers on Wednesday, British accents and not going out

    Joining me, Kelly-Anne Taylor, for this very special bonus episode of the Radio Times Podcast is the phenomenal actress, Emma Myers. Born and raised in Orlando in America, Emma had an eclectic childhood – she was one of four and was homeschooled, often spending her days roaming the Disney theme park local to her house. Dance was her initial passion – but, after her family moved to Atlanta, she began to pursue acting. Her life changed forever, when she was cast as Enid Sinclair in Tim Burton’s Wednesday – Netflix’s second most watched show of all time. In this episode, we talk about starring in Wednesday – and how she went from having 900 followers on Instagram to just under 12 million in a matter of weeks – and how she dealt with that explosion in popularity. Plus, we talk about A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder – in which she stars as Pip, a precocious teenager who decides to investigate the unsolved murder of a young schoolgirl. It’s a delightful bonus episode – I really hope you enjoy it!
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

SouthernBaker ,

Get rid of the mansplaining dude

Omg is this guy in the podcast extra actually MANSPLAINING to us what the main ladies already said and contradicting their opinions?!! Please never do this again. How rude and disrespectful to the women we come here to hear

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