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Pilot TV Podcast is a weekly show bringing the biggest TV news and reviews from the team behind Pilot TV Magazine.

Pilot TV Podcast is a weekly show bringing the biggest TV news and reviews from the team behind Pilot TV Magazine.
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Pilot TV Podcast is a weekly show bringing the biggest TV news and reviews from the team behind Pilot TV Magazine.




#53 (Live) - Criminal, Defending The Guilty, and City On A Hill. Featuring guest host Russell Tovey

A very special episode this week, specifically our first ever live show! Recorded at the London Podcast Festival on Friday 13th September, the show saw Russell Tovey join James, Terri and Boyd as part of the Pilot team, waxing lyrical about Netflix's interrogation procedural Criminal, Boston-set crime drama City On A Hill and baby barrister comedy Defending The Guilty, plus much, much more besides. Come for the lowdown on the latest telly, stay for Russell's brilliantly X-rated anecdotes.


#52 - Temple, Unbelievable, and Top Boy

This week we take a look at Mark Strong's mob doctor drama Temple, join Toni Collette for true-crime drama Unbelievable, and get in touch with our inner East End gangsters for Netflix's Drake-starring thriller Top Boy. Also on the podcast this week we've been beset by gremlins! Not literally, of course, but rather the technical kind that meant guest presenter Amon's microphone decided to misbehave. Thanks to some postproduction tinkering, though, we've managed to make him audible but...


#51 - The Capture, A Confession, The Loudest Voice, and State Of The Union. Featuring Cara Delevingne and Orlando Bloom

Cara Delevingne and Orlando Bloom join us on the podcast this week for a bit of fairy chat (31:00-38:31), plus we get stuck into no less than *four* new shows. Specifically, CCTV thriller The Capture, Roger Ailes/Fox News origin story The Loudest Voice, ITV's A Confession, and bite-sized marital strife comedy State Of The Union. Plus we reveal the fate of Funny Or Dyer and Terri goes off on one about the ubiquity of Delbert Wilkins.


#50: Carnival Row, The Affair, The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance

With James Dyer off in America (you might have read about his adventures in Newsweek, or The Daily Mail), Ben Travis slides smoothly into James' vacant seat for this week's episode, joining regular incumbents Terri White and Boyd Hilton for an episode that tackles Orlando Bloom-Cara Delevingne fantasy show, Carnival Row; the Ruth Wilson and Joshua Jackson-free fifth season of The Affair; and the return of the dread Skeksis in puppet-based prequel, The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance. They...


#49 - Peaky Blinders, Brassic, and Sanditon

The dream team is back together this week as Terri returns from her travels just in time to wax lyrical about Joe Gilgun's Lancashire-set comedy, Brassic. We also delve into the world of Jane Austen with Sanditon and entirely fail to watch the third season of 13 Reasons Why as Netflix didn't show it to us in time. None of that matters, though, as the BBC came through and let us catch up with Tommy Shelby's latest escapades in series 5 of Peaky Blinders.


#48 - Succession, NOS4A2, and Deep Water. Featuring guest host Roisin Conaty

With Terri on holiday this week, we're thrilled to welcome comedian Roisin Conaty as our guest co-host. The GameFace creator, writer and star joins James and Boyd to chew over everything from Netflix's cancellation of The OA to the twisted genius of The Boys and why This Life was one of the most important shows ever made. Roisin schools James soundly on the essence of comedy during a particularly in-depth Funny Or Dyer, Banshees Blossom and is generally delightful. In addition to upping the...


#47 - Euphoria, This Way Up, and GLOW. Featuring Gemma Chan & Dominic Savage

Gemma Chan and Dominic Savage stop by the podcast this week to chat about I Am Hannah (26:56 - 49:23), which airs on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, we feast our eyes upon Aisling Bea's new comedy This Way Up, and get in the ring with the final season of GLOW. Plus, we finally come face-to-face with HBO's Euphoria and its vast collection of erect penises. Enjoy!


#46 - I Am The Night, Manifest, and Fosse/Verdon

On the podcast this week we're playing catch-up with our American cousins as we finally get the chance to watch three shows that have already debuted across the pond. Specifically, True crime adaptation I Am The Night, plane-orientated supernatural mystery series Manifest and Emmy-nominated danceathon Fosse/Verdon. Plus we finally get a chance to dissect the Comic-Con reveals (don't panic, James mercifully keeps the Picardsplaining to a minimum) and we get into some spirited (spoiler-free)...


#45 - I Am, The Boys, and Orange Is The New Black

On this week's podcast we not only get bowled over by Dominic Savage's I Am series but also take a look beneath the capes of seedy superheroes in Amazon's The Boys and bid adieu to Orange Is The New Black. And yes, Terri finally watched Downton Abbey. The results may well surprise you... Note: This episode was recorded before San Diego Comic-Con, which is why you'll notice a conspicuous lack of related Picard and Marvel chat. Apologies.


#44 - Deadly Class, Better Things, And GameFace

On the podcast this week find out if Terri did indeed complete the Downton challenge, why James is apparently some kind of smug podcast giraffe, which famousness Boyd had tea with and, lest we forget, what the team thought of this week's trio of (spoiler: very good) shows, specifically: Deadly Class, Better Things and GameFace.


#43 - Poldark, Divorce, and Dark Money

It's all floppy hair and bare chests this week as we catch up with the latest goings on in 18th century Cornwall in the new series of Poldark. Plus there's marital strife from HBO's Divorce and a look at the more sinister side of Hollywood in the BBC's Dark Money. Plus we have another Banshee face-off and Terri - against her better judgement - makes a binding commitment to watch Downton Abbey.


#42 - Stranger Things 3, Legion, and Waco

Stranger Things is back! And we are *so* here for it. Not only do we spend a goodly portion of this week's podcast banging on about the return of Mike, Dustin, Eleven and the gang in the summer of '85, we also take a look at the third and final season of Noah Hawley's Legion and the long-delayed UK airing of Michael Shannon/Taylor Kitsch miniseries, Waco. All that and someone gets *very* excited about Picard.... and it isn't James.


#41 - Warrior, S.W.A.T. and How To Get Away With Murder

We have a very special Pilot TV podcast this week as we celebrate Terri's birthday with a Bumper Birthday Banshee Bonanza! Where James breaks out two whole carrier bags of 'classic' box sets and talks through the contents in excruciating detail. In other Banshee news, the creator of said show, Jonathan Tropper, has a new series out this week in the form of period kung fu action drama Warrior, which gets reviewed alongside the new seasons of S.W.A.T. and How To Get Away With Murder. NOTE: If...


#40 - Catch-22, Gomorrah, and Dark

The star-studded new adaptation of Catch-22 leads the charge in this week's show, ably backed up by series 2 of Dark and series 4 of Gomorrah (which show newbie James could make neither head nor tail of). We also manage to dissect the comedy credentials of Modern Family, play out yet another Banshee segment for your entertainment, and hear all about Terri's past as one of the lesser-known members of the Tattaglia crime family. Plus we reveal the details of our upcoming live show - EXCITING!


#39 - Big Little Lies, Wild Bill, and The Act

What lies in wait for the future of the Banshee segment? Find out this week as the #SaveBanshee and #BollocksToBanshee campaigns go head-to-head and a winner is finally announced. More pertinently, though, we lay on some truth about Big Little Lies Season 2, get thoroughly disturbed by The Act and listen to an extended Terri rant about ITV's Wild Bill. Plus a bonus literature lesson as James tries to Shakespearsplain poetry.


#38 - Killing Eve, The Handmaid's Tale, and Tales Of The City. Featuring Charlie Brooker & Annabel Jones

Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones stop by the podcast this week to talk about the new series of Black Mirror. Plus we get into the happy-go-lucky third seadon of The Handmaid's Tale, the long-delayed second season of Killing Eve, and the even more belated continuation of Armistead Maupin's Tales Of The City. All that and flying chcolate, James failing to grasp the genius of Rick And Morty, and a fight for the very soul of the Banshee segment.


#37 - Good Omens, When They See Us, and Black Monday

Reviewed this week: harrowing drama from Netflix in When They See Us, absurd intellectual comedy from Amazon in Good Omens and capitalist woes on Wall Street in Sky's Black Monday. Some shout-outs for Marcella and Red Riding, as well as a show we can't remember the name of. Plus you'll hear what it means to watch a show 'on tick' and learn far more about Terri's lunch order than you ever really needed to.


#36 - What/If, Summer Of Rockets, Riviera, And The Game Of Thrones Finale. Featuring Jared Harris.

We have a dragon-sized episode for you this week (hope you didn't have plans today) as we say our final farewell to Game Of Thrones with a monster discussion of the show's finale (if you haven't seen it then for the love of R'hllor avoid everything between 1:19:11 and 2:07:05). In addition to our final Thronesplaining we welcome Jared Harris to the podcast for some Chernobyl chat (30:48 to 50:43) and turn our critical gaze upon Netflix's What/If, the BBC's Summer Of Rocket's and Sky's...


#35 - The Virtues, Years And Years, Gentleman Jack, and What We Do In The Shadows. Featuring Russell T. Davies.

It's all go this week as we marvel at Shane Meadows' The Virtues, delight in Russell T Davies' Year's And Years, delight in Sally Wainwright's Gentleman Jack and chuckle through Jemaine Clement's What We Do In The Shadows. *Plus* Russell T. Davies himself pops by with some friends for a chat (16:50 to 35:22). *And* the Thronesplaining reaches fever pitch as we bathe in the flames of the show's penultimate episode, The Bells (if you haven't seen it, then skip everything from 1:05:47 to...


Line Of Duty Series 5 Spoiler Special

Right you are, fella. Sunday saw the last episode of Line Of Duty's fifth series and we couldn't let such a monumental event pass uncommented. And so, with our best Hastings hats on, we dropped into the interrogation room to drag the final episodes over the coals and investigate the evidence. We even served a Reg 15 to series creator Jed Mercurio to hear about his storytelling process as well.