Empire (UK) - - PREMIERE -

HEY SAID IT couldn’t be done. Per­haps they said it shouldn’t be done, but we went and did it any­way. Four years ago, we launched the Em­pire Pod­cast, a weekly show that com­bines movie news, re­views, and in­ter­views with some of movieland’s big­gest and bright­est stars, and in late Fe­bru­ary we hit a land­mark: 200 episodes. That may not sound like much, but to put it in per­spec­tive, that’s 135 more episodes than ’ Allo ’Allo man­aged. We still have some catch­ing up to do on Corona­tion Street.

To cel­e­brate, we held a live record­ing of the Pod­cast at the Prince Charles Cinema in late Fe­bru­ary, at­tended by a sell-out crowd and, of course, the Pod­cast team — Chris Hewitt, He­len O’hara, Phil de Sem­lyen and John Nu­gent. And a crack­ing night it was, too — our spe­cial guests were the won­der­fully dead­pan di­rec­tor of High-rise, Ben Wheat­ley, and the great Ja­son Isaacs, who re­galed us with anec­dotes from the set of The Tall Guy and Event Hori­zon, and re­vealed a long-held de­sire to play Dare­devil. We didn’t have the heart to tell him.

To hear the Pod­cast, or to catch up on the pre­vi­ous episodes if you have roughly 199 hours free, sim­ply go to em­pire­on­line.com/pod­cast, or check it out on itunes or Sound­cloud. A sub­scrip­tion also in­cludes our in­cred­i­ble spoiler spe­cials, where we sit down with di­rec­tors of the lat­est block­busters, in­clud­ing Sam Men­des, Christo­pher Mcquar­rie, Joss Whedon and more, and grill them on all that third-act good­ness. Next up: Dare­devil Sea­son 2 and Bat­man v Su­per­man: Dawn Of Jus­tice...

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