The Queen on screen, Emmys and D23, and George Clooney and Julia Roberts


This week’s Backstage podcast is slightly different.

The team have reflected on their memories of the Queen’s impact on film and TV, after her death last week.

From Claire Foy and Olivia Colman in The Crown, to Her Majesty “skydiving” into the Olympic Stadium in 2012 – listen to what moments they picked out.

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In other entertainment news, Claire Gregory is back from her trip to the Toronto International Film Festival, and will update regular pundit Stevie Wong and Sky News’s arts and entertainment correspondent Katie Spencer on what else she got up to – including speaking to Steve Coogan.

It has been a big week for Hollywood, with a raft of new film and TV announcements from Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and 20th Century Studios after Disney’s biennial convention last weekend – including cast announcements for The Thunderbolts and a first look at the live action Little Mermaid film.

It was also the Emmys this week, with Succession the evening’s big winner, alongside fan favourites Ted Lasso and The White Lotus – the team break down what happened on TV’s biggest night.

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Plus – Katie recalls her red carpet chat with Hollywood megastars George Clooney and Julia Roberts, who are in new film Ticket to Paradise – with Clooney offering new prime minister Liz Truss some words of encouragement.

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