Hosted by Radio Times journalist Kelly-Anne Taylor, join us on the Radio Times sofa for Series Three of our podcast, the show where we talk all things telly with celebrity guests.


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).

In this series, we're joined by Dame Emma Thompson, Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, Doctor Who's Freema Agyeman and Richard Armitage to name just a few! Take a look at our available episodes below and don't forget to follow the Radio Times Podcasts channel wherever you listen to your podcasts, to make sure you never miss an episode. Enjoy!

Richard Armitage on Middle-earth, negotiating intimacy on screen and imposter syndrome (Live 9th May)


For the series finale of The Radio Times Podcast, Richard Armitage joins Kelly-Anne Taylor for a live recording at the PPA Festival! The British actor and author made a name for himself as John Thornton in the BBC series North & South – and what's followed has been a glorious career on the British TV scene as well as internationally – especially since his role as Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit.

In this episode, Armitage discusses feeling out of place in Hollywood, his fear of falling out of favour and his Netflix erotic thriller, Obsession.

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Chris and Rosie Ramsey on their podcast empire, working with your spouse and oversharing (Live 2nd May)

Chris and Rosie Ramsey on The Radio Times Podcast

In this episode, we're joined in the studio by the duo dominating the podcast world – it's the hilarious Chris and Rosie Ramsey. They talk about their Shagged Married Annoyed empire, working with your partner and what it's like landing a TV show with little to no TV experience.

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas on self-acceptance, on-screen representation and the instability of acting (Live 25th April)

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Our guest in this episode is one of the most famous women in the world - it's the actress who has conquered both Bollywood and Hollywood, Priyanka Chopra Jonas. Joining Kelly-Anne Taylor on the Radio Times sofa, Priyanka discusses representation on-screen, her journey to self-acceptance and the instability of acting.

Plus, the pair discuss Priyanka's Amazon Prime Video espionage drama, Citadel and what it's like working with Richard Madden and Stanley Tucci.

Beth Rigby on women in journalism, reporting from Westminster and interviewing Boris Johnson (Live 18th April)

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Our guest on the Radio Times sofa is political editor Beth Rigby. Known for her robust interviews with politicians - from Boris Johnson to Nicola Sturgeon - she has also welcomed the likes of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska and Dame Emma Thompson onto her show Beth Rigby Interviews.

In this episode, Beth talks about how Westminster felt like a boy's club when she first joined and how female broadcasters face more scrutiny than their male counterparts. Plus, podcast host Kelly-Anne Taylor finally meets her TV soulmate - they talk about their collective love of Sex and the City and Friends.

Sara Pascoe on stand-up, motherhood and the difficulty of turning down work (Live 11th April)

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Our guest in this episode is the comedian and presenter Sara Pascoe. Joining Kelly-Anne Taylor on the Radio Times sofa, Pascoe opens up about the challenges of being a stand-up and the difficulty of turning down work. Plus, they discuss the evolution of comedy and Pascoe reveals which panel show theme tune makes her nervous...listen to the full episode with Sara below or on your chosen podcast provider by clicking here:

Elizabeth Day on heartbreak, failure and the power of vulnerability (Live 4th April)

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Our guest in this episode is the journalist, podcaster and author, Elizabeth Day. In the episode, Day sits down with Kelly-Anne Taylor to discuss how failure has ultimately led to success and how the plan life carves out for you is often better than the one you envision for yourself.

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

Doctor Who's Freema Agyeman on the Tardis, New Amsterdam and fame - The Radio Times Podcast

Our 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.

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

The Radio Times Podcast with Penn Badgely

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 14th March)

Sam Claflin on The Radio Times Podcast

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.

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

The Radio Times Podcast with Richard Curtis

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 28th February)

Bryan Cranston on The Radio Times Podcast

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 21st February)

Dame Emma Thompson on The Radio Times Podcast

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.

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