TV Club - Full program podcast

TV Club - Full program podcast


So much television, so little time! Join a weekly panel of industry insiders and critics for a deeper look at TV.


Best in Show (Australian)  

We're counting down the year that was, the best, the funniest, and the most cringeworthy moments in Aussie television.

Aussie TV in 2017  

Key trends on television next year are biopics, food and crime.

Posie Graeme-Evans at Screen Forever  

At the 2016 Screen Forever conference, Posie Graeme-Evans delivered the Hector Crawford Memorial Lecture, the major public statement of the screen and broadcasting industries, to share her ideas on the health of the screen industry, how to nurture it and take it into the future.

The Crown's crowning achievements + the challenges for homegrown content  

Is Netflix's recent epic drama The Crown worth its royal price tag? And we discuss how the Australian screen industry can invest its recent gift from the government back into making homegrown content.

How TV foreshadowed the U.S. election + Tim Ross' ode to modernism  

We hear about the eerie similarities between a bunch of hit TV shows and the U.S. Presidential election. Plus, Tim Ross tells us about his new TV series.

Please Like Me returns + Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston  

Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston has written an account of his life, and the plot is often more complicated than the TV series. And, Josh Thomas on the season return of Please Like Me.

Small Screens and Westworld  

We look at Small Screens, a new publication of essays on contemporary Australian television that surveys the current landscape, and the myriad of change surrounding it.

What's the best episode of TV ever?  

We ask three prolific screenwriters to pick the 'best' episode of television, ever!

Doc Martin's new role and Rosehaven  

Martin Clunes is in Australia and he joins us in the studio to talk about his new documentary, Islands of Australia.

Deep Water + mental illness on screen  

We look at SBS' new crime series Deep Water, a drama set in modern day Bondi that takes us back to a dark and brutal time in Sydney's history.

The Wrong Girl gets it right  

With a quirky chick-lit novel by Zoe Foster-Blake as its canvas, a high-profile cast and a love story where career comes first for female lead Lily Woodward, we look at how The Wrong Girl gets things right!

Marking the 60th anniversary of television  

When television came to Australia, it challenged design, the way people ate and even the wool industry!

Australian classics remade for TV + Doctor Doctor  

Ian Collie talks about Doctor Doctor, which he has produced along with Claudia Karvan. The show follows disgraced heart surgeon Dr Hugh Knight, as he attempts to rebuild his life in a small country town, his hometown.

A look at the Aussie TV industry with director of The Code and producer of Blue Water Empire  

Shawn Seet is the director of Deep Water, a new crime thriller starring Noah Taylor and Yael Stone.

L.A. showrunner gives Australian TV a big boost  

A new TV and film script development program called Scripted Ink aims to change the way Australia funds and develops projects.

Clive James on his lifelong love of television  

Clive James looks back at his lifelong love of television and Russell T Davies' re-imagines a Shakespeare classic complete with ipads, fascists and a tinge of Doctor Who.

The Netflix nostalgia strategy: Stranger Things and The Get Down  

We analyse the cultural nostalgia featured in two big Netflix originals and Seven has been aiming for gold with its digital Olympic coverage, but will it made the podium?

Screen Futures Summit: Culture, Identity and Diversity on Screen  

Diversity on the small screen was a key theme at this year's Screen Futures Summit in Melbourne and we're featuring some of the discussions that took place.

Behind great TV you'll find great women  

Two powerhouses of the Australian television industry shed some light on how ideas grow from script to screen and how we can get more women involved behind and in front of the camera.

Roots remade and Thirteen thoughts  

We take a look at the ground-breaking 1977 mini-series Roots and how watching its upcoming remake may resonate with a modern audience.

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