The Radio Times Podcast is back and we've got a stellar line-up of star guests for you again this series!


Hosted by Radio Times journalist Kelly-Anne Taylor, join us on the Radio Times sofa every Tuesday for a brand new episode, where we'll be sitting down with celebrity guests to talk all things telly.

What's the view from their sofa? What do they watch? And who do they watch with? Plus, we'll deep dive into their glittering on-screen careers. The Radio Times Podcast is the updated name for the View From My Sofa podcast series which ran from October 2022 through to Christmas. You can catch up on these episodes here (updated to The Radio Times Podcast: Series Two).

So far this series, we've been joined by Dame Emma Thompson, Bryan Cranston and Richard Curtis, with even more famous faces to come! Catch up on the latest instalment in the series below and don't forget to follow the Radio Times Podcasts channel wherever you get your podcasts to make sure you never miss an episode.

Joining us on the Radio Times sofa next week is the novelist, journalist and broadcaster Elizabeth Day (episode live Tuesday 4 April).

Doctor Who's Freema Agyeman on the Tardis, New Amsterdam and fame (Live 28 March)

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This week's guest is the actor Freema Agyeman - who, in 2007, became famous overnight as David Tennant's companion Martha in Doctor Who. Since then, she has starred in the American medical drama New Amsterdam and most recently alongside Lily Allen in Dreamland, a Sky comedy series about four sisters.

In this episode, Freema discusses how Doctor Who has been at the forefront in shaping British television and what she has learnt about fame.

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You's serial killer star Penn Badgley on responsible parenting and why he's gone off sex scenes (Live 21 March)

Our guest in this episode is the actor Penn Badgley, who rose to fame playing Dan Humphrey in American teen drama Gossip Girl and is currently starring in Netflix's hit series, You.

In this episode, Penn talks to Kelly-Anne about being a child actor in LA, about the impact adults playing teenagers has on young viewers, and why the TV industry needs to reassess its portrayal of sex scenes.

Sam Claflin on pirates, romance and auditions that went wrong (Live 14 March)

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In this episode, our guest is Sam Claflin, the British actor who rose to fame following his portrayal of Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games. Since then, he has starred as the romantic lead opposite Emilia Clarke in Me Before You and Lily Collins in Love Rosie.

In this episode, Sam tells Kelly-Anne Taylor about his first ever read through for Hollywood blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean, and we discuss the darkness of lockdown plus how his new role in the adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid's Daisy Jones & The Six felt like therapy.

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Comic Relief co-creator Richard Curtis on Blackadder, Notting Hill and Four Weddings and a Funeral (Live 7 March)

This episode's guest is Richard Curtis, the man behind all your favourite romcoms, including About Time, Love Actually, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill – with some of the greatest British telly also under his belt, such as Mr Bean, The Vicar of Dibley and Blackadder.

In this episode, Richard talks about his Love Island obsession, the tragedy of his acting career, working with Rowan Atkinson, where his ideas for his romcoms come from - and why Hugh Grant wouldn't play him in a biopic. Plus, he reflects on his favourite Comic Relief moments - the charity he co-founded which has raised £2 billion - and why this year's Red Nose is revolutionary.

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston on his life-changing role and what it's like to be broke (Live 28 February)

This episode's guest is Bryan Cranston, best known for playing Walter White in the hit series Breaking Bad. Bryan became a regular on our TVs playing Hal in the sitcom Malcolm in the Middle.

In this episode, he talks to Kelly-Anne Taylor about spending his childhood on Hollywood sets, how growing up without money has made him frugal despite his overwhelming success, and why he consults his wife about every job before he takes it.

Dame Emma Thompson on saying the unsayable, staying grounded and what she's learnt about love (Live 21 February)

Sense and Sensibility, Howards End, Fortunes of War, Nanny McPhee and Good Luck to You, Leo Grande are just a handful of Thompson's notable screen credits - to which there are many. She's a powerhouse - being the only person to win an Oscar for both acting and screenwriting.

In our first episode of this new series, podcast host Kelly-Anne talks to Dame Emma Thompson about women being treated as second-class citizens whilst she studied at Cambridge, handling fame, how to stay grounded and what she has learnt about love.

Read more: Emma Thompson on the difficulties of fame and new romcom What's Love Got to Do with It

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