SPOILER: Reviewing movies, books & TV shows in their entirety
By Joe Shmo
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British Podcast Award nominated show reviewing old and new movies, books and TV shows in their entirety, twists, endings and all - without fear of spoilers! Each episode explores just one movie, book or TV show in detail, digging up little-known trivia and behind the scenes info. Join host Paul Tyler, with ex-movie wig maker Rachael Burnett and walking movie and TV encyclopedia Andy Goulding for a round table discussion of classic movies, new releases, TV box sets and books both old and new, plus specially produced features inspired by that week's subject which delve deeper into the world of movies, books and TV. Past episodes have covered subjects as varied as the Back To The Future Trilogy, Lars Von Trier's Melancholia, Ernest Kline's Ready Player One, John Williams' "lost" novel Stoner, Withnail & I, The Breakfast Club, Mulholland Drive, High Rise, The Truman Show, When Harry Met Sally and many more.
||CleanAmelie (2001, Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz): SPOILER Episode 41||"At least you'll never be a vegetable. Even artichokes have hearts!” The Spoiler team are dusting off their best GCSE French as this week we take ...||11 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCool Hand Luke (1967, Paul Newman, George Kennedy): SPOILER Episode 40||"He's a natural born world-shaker" This week we’re watching Stuart Rosenberg’s classic prison drama ‘Cool Hand Luke’ and the team are all getting steamed up over ...||28 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDjango Unchained (2012, Quentin Tarantino, Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio): SPOILER Episode 39||“The D is silent” This week we’re watching Quentin Tarantino’s revisionist western ‘Django Unchained’ starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio and the team are ...||14 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWonder by R J Palacio (2012): SPOILER Episode 38||“There should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives” This week the Spoiler team ...||30 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBig (1988, Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins): SPOILER Episode 37||"What is so special about Josh Baskin?” “He’s a grown up!” The Spoiler team are back and we all reckoned it was criminal that we still ...||16 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSPOILER Animation Specials: Sheldon Cohen (The Sweater, My Heart Attack)||In the final in a short series of very special episodes of Spoiler, Andy continues his quest to convince people that animation is more than ...||2 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSPOILER Animation Specials: John Weldon (Special Delivery, Real Inside)||In the fourth in a short series of very special episodes of Spoiler, Andy continues to sing the praises of animation as an overlooked medium ...||19 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSPOILER Animation Specials: Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis (When The Day Breaks, Wild Life)||In the third in a short series of very special episodes of Spoiler, Andy pushes on with his mission to convince the world that animation ...||5 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSPOILER Animation Specials: Joanna Quinn (Girls’ Night Out, Famous Fred)||In the second in a short series of very special episodes of Spoiler, Andy is given free rein to wax rhapsodic about the medium of ...||21 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSPOILER Animation Specials: Jerry Rees (The Brave Little Toaster, Tron)||In the first in a short series of very special episodes of Spoiler, Andy attempts to demonstrate how underrated animation is by interviewing some of ...||7 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBirdman (2014, Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton): SPOILER Episode 31||“A man becomes a critic when he cannot be an artist” It’s the end of series 5 and the Spoiler team celebrate this momentous landmark by ...||27 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRomeo & Juliet (1996, Baz Luhrmann, Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes): SPOILER Episode 30||“If love be rough with you, be rough with love” Three reviewers, alike in temperament (if not always in opinion), sit down this week to talk ...||13 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChildren of Men (2006, Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine): SPOILER Episode 29||Very odd, what happens in a world without children's voices This week were watching Alfonso Cuarons dystopian thriller Children of Men, starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, ...||29 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFleabag (2016, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Sian Clifford, Olivia Colman): SPOILER Episode 28||I just want to cry all the time This week were watching Phoebe Waller-Bridges dark comedy Fleabag, starring Waller-Bridge herself, Sian Clifford, Bill Paterson, Olivia Colman ...||15 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Truman Show (1998, Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Ed Harris): SPOILER Episode 27||You never had a camera in my head Have you ever had the feeling youre being watched? The Spoiler team certainly have and we share those ...||1 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDie Hard (1988, Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, Alan Rickman): SPOILER Episode 26||Now I know what a TV dinner feels like The Spoiler team are back and were kicking off series 5 with a listener choice, John McTiernans ...||18 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComposer Special featuring Stephen Rennicks (Room), Debbie Wiseman (Wolf Hall) and Deborah Lurie (An Unfinished Life): SPOILER Episode 25||In a prestigious special episode of Spoiler, the rest of the team stand down to allow Rachael a whole show in which to explore her ...||23 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen Harry Met Sally (1989, Rob Reiner, Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal): SPOILER Episode 24||When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon ...||26 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHigh-Rise (2015, Ben Wheatley, Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller): SPOILER Episode 23||I dont work for you. I work for the building This week were watching Ben Wheatleys film adaptation of J.G. Ballards supposedly "unfilmable" dystopian thriller High-Rise ...||12 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams: SPOILER Episode 22||Just when you think life cant possibly get any worse it suddenly does This week were reading Douglas Adams cult sci-fi comedy novel The Hitchhikers Guide ...||29 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMulholland Drive (2001, David Lynch, Naomi Watts, Laura Harring): SPOILER Episode 21||I hope that I never see that face ever, outside of a dream In a first for Spoiler, this week were tackling a listener request by ...||15 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHumans Season 1 (Gemma Chan, Katherine Parkinson, John Hurt, 2015): SPOILER Episode 20||Im watching you This week were watching series one of Channel 4 and AMCs sci-fi drama Humans and for the first time in months the Spoiler ...||1 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWithnail & I (Richard E Grant, Paul McGann, 1987): SPOILER Episode 19||Im in a park and Im practically dead The Spoiler team are back from holiday but were off on holiday again by mistake. This week were ...||18 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Breakfast Club (Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, 1985): SPOILER Episode 18||"Screws fall out all the time. The world is an imperfect place" This week we join the brat pack in John Hughes' 1985 coming of age ...||11 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoom by Emma Donoghue (2010 book) and Room (2015 film): SPOILER Episode 17||"When I was small, I only knew small things" This week we're watching and reading "Room" by Emma Donoghue as we take a look at both ...||28 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVertigo (1958): SPOILER Episode 16||"I'm not gonna crack up" This week we're watching Alfred Hitchcock's psychological thriller Vertigo starring Kim Novak and James Stewart. Hitchcock virgin Paul is confused by the ...||14 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGladiator (2000): SPOILER Episode 15||"At my signal, unleash hell" The keyword this week is EPIC as we watch Ridley Scott's Gladiator, and we quickly discover that our very own Rachael ...||30 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInside No. 9 Series 2: SPOILER Episode 14||"I’m not a dwarf!" This week we're watching Series 2 of Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith's dark comedy anthology Inside No. 9, concentrating first on the wet-your-pants-scary "Séance Time" which ...||16 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMoon (2009): SPOILER Episode 13||"You look like a radioactive tampon" This week we're watching Duncan Jones' 2009 British sci-fi drama Moon starring Sam Rockwell. Paul thanks his drink-ravaged brain for the ...||2 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCabaret (1972): SPOILER Episode 12||"Have you ever slept with a dwarf?" This week we step back into 1930s Berlin with Bob Fosse's 1972 musical Cabaret, and Paul finds increasingly elaborate ...||5 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Separation: SPOILER Episode 11||"It got serious" This week we step into the relatively unexplored and perhaps underappreciated world of Iranian Cinema as we watch Asghar Farhadi's "A Separation", and ...||21 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReady Player One by Ernest Cline: SPOILER Episode 10||“Going outside is highly overrated” This week we're reading Ernest Kline's "nerdgasm" of a book, Ready Player One. As Rachael and Andy get in touch with ...||7 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMad Max: Fury Road: SPOILER Episode 9||"He's a crazy smeg who eats schlanger!" This week we're enjoying/enduring George Miller's 2015 action movie Mad Max: Fury Road, and it turns out to be ...||24 3 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDumbo: SPOILER Episode 8||"Aw, c'mon. Elephants ain't got no feelings" This week we’re watching the 1941 Disney classic Dumbo. This “kids film” is one of fully-grown man Andy’s all-time ...||10 3 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis Is England ‘90: SPOILER Episode 7||“Well, we got a year of happiness” This week we’re watching the (possible) finale of Shane Meadows’ This Is England series, This Is England ’90. The ...||25 2 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMelancholia: SPOILER Episode 6||"It tastes like ashes" This week it's the end of the series, and the end of the world, as we watch controversial director Lars Von Trier's ...||3 12 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStoner by John Williams: SPOILER Episode 5||"She turned to him and pulled her lips into what he knew must be a smile" This week we're reading John Williams' sleeper hit "Stoner" which, ...||19 11 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSome Like It Hot: SPOILER Episode 4||"You tore off one of my chests!" This week we don our wives' best frocks and stockings as we watch the 1959 Billy Wilder comedy Some ...||5 11 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBack To The Future Trilogy: SPOILER Episode 3||"I guess you guys aren't ready for that yet. But your kids are gonna love it" This week we're binge-watching the entire Back To The Future ...||20 10 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUs by David Nicholls: SPOILER Episode 2||“While there was breath in my body, she would never lack sufficient AA batteries.” This week we're reading David Nicholls much anticipated novel "Us", the story ...||8 10 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhiplash: SPOILER Episode 1||"Were you rushing or were you dragging…?" In our first ever episode we explore Damien Chazelle's 2014drama Whiplash. The film stars MilesTeller as Andrew Neiman, an ...||22 9 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Brilliantly engaging review series
This series is brilliantly put together being both in-depth (with lots of interesting facts you may not have know) and yet presented in an engaging relaxed manor that keeps you listening.
Always room for a fourth.
A superbly insightful podcast, where three knowledgable friends pull up a empty fourth chair and let you listen in on their passionate discussions about films/books/tv (and soundtracks).
All great episodes, but even better when you know the source material. Pick that one to start, and then revisit having read/watched/listened another before returning to the empty fourth seat.
A must listen
This series is wonderfully insightful and has shown me some of my old favourites in a new and interesting way. The three reviewers have a warm and comfortable rapport with each other. Great podcast!