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If you have tinsel on the brain and mulled wine in your blood, this is the podcast for you. We’re living in a golden age of delightfully cheesy Christmas movies, and on Bah Humbug we examine the biggest new offerings this season, as well as looking back at classic seasonal favourites. Think Kurt Russell in The Christmas Chronicles 2, Dolly Parton in Christmas On The Square and Kristen Stewart in Happiest Season. Hosted by Helen O’Hara (the Empire podcast, His Darker Materials) and a rotating ...
 
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It wouldn't be Christmas without some variation on A Christmas Carol attacking our screens, and this year offers two new takes on Charles Dickens' classic story. So Victoriana enthusiast Sarah Cooke joins the pod to talk about both, and The Dickens Fellowship General Secretary Paul Graham stops by to explain what it is about this story that has mad…
 
Another special bonus episode today, this time focusing on Christmas monsters. Dr Emily Zarka has made an academic study of things that go bump in the night, and as well as teaching her students how to survive the monster apocalypse (we assume) she's the host of PBS show Monstrum. We invited her to come in for a chat earlier this year about the Kra…
 
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has delivered another Christmas-themed treat, and Radio 1 film critic Ali Plumb joins us to discuss it. This time it's a one-off short that sees Dave Bautista's Drax and Pom Klementieff's Mantis head to Earth to kidnap Kevin Bacon. Ah, Christmas spirit! If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG”, please take a moment …
 
One of the classics turns a sprightly 75 this year, so film historian Pamela Hutchinson and The Independent's film critic Clarisse Loughrey took the time out to talk Cary Grant, angels, having fantasies of someone tidying your office, and the many charms of The Bishop's Wife... If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG”, please take a moment to gi…
 
Brace yourself: The Noel Diary is a Netflix Christmas romance that has some actual dramatic substance! Film critic Amon Warmann and editor Amanda Keats get involved in the discussion of this story of buried family secrets, long-lost parents and a tiny degree of actual realism among the fairy lights. If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG”, plea…
 
Christmas is not just a time for peace and joy; it also makes a great setting for mayhem. The Evolution Of Horror's Michael Muncer comes by to talk about this robot killer Santa Claus movie, while director Joe Begos drops in to explain just why he loves carnage. If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG”, please take a moment to give us a lovely 5…
 
It's strange that one of America's favourite holiday films, A Christmas Story, is barely a blip on the radar in the UK, but with new sequel A Christmas Story Christmas emerging this year, now seemed like the perfect time to discuss the phenomenon that is Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley) and his desperate quests for the perfect Christmas. Sam Clem…
 
Tim Allen returns in the role that defined Santa for a generation - this time on the small screen - and film critics Tom Beasley and Charlotte Harrison drop by to give their verdict. Allen's Scott Calvin is thinking of turning in the suit and retiring to Florida, but first he has to find another Santa to replace him. All these legal clauses, who'd …
 
A special bonus episode today, with Your Christmas Or Mine screenwriter Tom Parry explaining how his Christmas comedy of errors came to be, and how he spends his own Christmas. Best enjoyed in conjunction with the Your Christmas Or Mine episode, of course, which also contains cast interviews. If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take …
 
It's time for one of the big ones! The Muppet Christmas Carol turns 30 this year so podcaster Tom Salinsky and film critic Olly Richards dropped in to explain why it's one of the absolutely nailed on Christmas classics. Does it need the extra song that's been added back in? What's it like to meet Kermit? All these and more questions will be answere…
 
Lindsay Lohan is back, and this time she's in a Christmas movie that dares ask, what if Overboard, but no-one was awful? Cathy and Dave from The Cinemile join Bah Humbug for a thorough dissection of the hunky hotel owner that an amnesiac Lohan meets, and discuss all the movie's couples we wish had ended up together... If you’ve enjoyed listening to…
 
What if Jolly Old Saint Nick went bloody all John Wick? That's the brilliant premise of Tommy Wirkola's fun Christmas action movie, and author and award-winning podcast Maria Lewis joins the show to talk through all the madness of a film where David Harbour's Santa Claus does for man-buns what Colin Firth once did for wet shirts. If you’ve enjoyed …
 
This Is Christmas is the heartwarming story of what might happen if you stood up and talked to some strangers on the train. No, it's not about murder! People can be nice. Joining your host, Helen O'Hara, is guest Christmas expert and journalist Olly Richards. We're also joined by the star of the film, Alfred Enoch, who has perhaps the most unusual …
 
Welcome back to Bah Humbug for another Christmas season! Today we're starting with Your Christmas Or Mine, the first of two train-based British Christmas movies this year. Here, young lovers James (Asa Butterfield) and Hayley (Cora Kirk) decide to surprise one another at Christmas - only to miss one another in the middle and end up at the other's f…
 
In order to celebrate the release of Helen's book "Women Vs Hollywood" in North America, we're releasing this special episode featuring the full interview with the amazing Lani Diane Rich. If you're in North America make sure to grab a copy now! You can follow Lani Diane Rich (she/her): @LaniDianeRich on Twitter Find out more about her work at http…
 
In order to celebrate the release of Helen's book "Women Vs Hollywood" in paperback, we're releasing this special episode featuring the full episode with Shelley Stamp. If you prefer paperback books or love purple books make sure to grab a copy now! Shelley Stamp (she/her): @StampShelley on Twitter Find out more about her work at https://people.ucs…
 
Bert and Bertie, directors of the Marvel TV show, join Helen to talk all about filming a TV show based at Christmas If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to this podcast so yo…
 
Everyone loves "Home Alone", don't they? Well maybe not! Ali Plumb and Chris Hewitt join Helen to debate this as well as discussing the latest film in the series "Home Sweet Home Alone" If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show.…
 
"Silent Night" director Camille Griffin joins Helen to talk all about her film and Christmas in general. If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to this podcast so you auto-magi…
 
Renowned actor Michael Sheen joins Helen to talk about The Last Train to Christmas and his own traditions at Christmas! If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to this podcast s…
 
"Do you like scary Christmas movies?" Wait. Hold on. Is there such thing as scary Christmas Movies? Kim Newman, the UK's foremost horror critic joins Helen to discuss the niche. If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you …
 
Helen is joined by comedian Richard Sandling (@RSPerfectMovie, @Squat_Betty) to talk about "Love Hard" If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to this podcast so you auto-magica…
 
Is "Love Actually", actually any good or is it bad, actually? Helen invites Olly Richards and James Dyer to debate its merits! If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to this po…
 
Should there be 3 Princess Switch Movies??? Helen is joined by actor Stephen Hagan and friends Clarisse Clarisse Loughrey, @clarisselou and Charlotte Harrison, @CharlotteSometimes to decide! If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the …
 
Comedian David Morgan joins Helen O'Hara to chat about Netflix' "Single All The Way" If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to this podcast so you auto-magically get the next e…
 
Director Aml Ameen joins Helen in the Bah Humbug studios to discuss the new festive film "Boxing Day" If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to this podcast so you auto-magical…
 
Helen chats with Director Gil Keenan about A Boy Called Christmas! If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to this podcast so you auto-magically get the next episodes for free a…
 
Jenny Colgan joins Helen to talk about the merits of living in a Scottish Castle in real life and otherwise! If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to this podcast so you auto-…
 
In this episode of Women Vs Hollywood, Helen O’Hara is joined by actress and founder of Primetime Victoria Emslie, film financier Jasmin Morrison, and Laura Grange, who is Head of Acquisitions at a major broadcaster. Helen asks her guests how things are changing for the better in the film industry, especially in terms of finance, distribution, and …
 
In this episode of Women Vs Hollywood, Helen O’Hara is joined by investigative journalist Lucy Osborne, film historian Shelley Stamp, and actress Jessica Regan to discuss the impact of the #MeToo movement on Hollywood and society at large. We’ll hear how far back sexual abuse in Hollywood goes, what impact it has on women in the film industry, and …
 
You can purchase Women vs Hollywood in the UK, here: https://uk.bookshop.org/books/women-vs-hollywood-the-fall-and-rise-of-women-in-film/ You can purchase the audiobook of Women vs Hollywood on Audible in the UK, here: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Women-vs-Hollywood-Audiobook/ You can purchase the audiobook of Women vs Hollywood on Audible in the U…
 
In this episode of Women Vs Hollywood, Helen O’Hara is joined by economist Dr Sofia Izquierdo Sanchez, academic Susan Kemp, and actor Jessica Regan to talk about the gender pay gap between men and women in Hollywood. You’ll hear about research into Hollywood’s wage inequality, how society dictates the value we place on ourselves, and our guests’ pe…
 
In this episode of Women Vs Hollywood, Helen O’Hara is joined by film critics Anna Smith, Simran Hans and Rebecca Harrison to discuss the impact of film criticism on the movie industry. You’ll hear about our guests’ experiences as female film critics, great critics of the past like Pauline Kael, and also how things are slowly beginning to improve f…
 
EPISODE 5 - STUDIO ERA In this episode of Women Vs Hollywood, Helen O’Hara is joined by Shelley Stamp and Susan Kemp to discuss the Studio Era, which began in the early 1920s and lasted until the end of the 1940s. The studio system was designed to treat film as a factory product, and it had a huge impact on women, people of colour, and LGBTQ+ peopl…
 
Helen O’Hara is joined by Phyllida Lloyd, Tina Gharavi, Amy Adrion, Sarah Grant and Cathy Brady to discuss their experiences as female directors. We’ll hear about their struggles, their triumphs, and their hopes for the future. You can find our host, Helen O’Hara (she/her), on Twitter @HelenLOHara. You can also find Helen on The Empire Film Podcast…
 
EPISODE 3 - SILENT MOVIES In this episode of Women Vs Hollywood, Helen O’Hara is joined by Radha Vatsal, Shelley Stamp and Pamela Hutchinson, to discuss the very beginning of the film industry, and the women who found success in the Silent Era. Surprisingly, women often had better opportunities to make it in the movie business in the early 1900s th…
 
In this episode of Women Vs Hollywood, Helen O’Hara is joined by Clare Binns, Holly Tarquini, Sophie Monks Kaufman and Tricia Tuttle, to discuss the impact of festivals on women in the film industry. They’ll explore the ways that festivals have excluded women in the past, and the ways that women are fighting for better representation today. You can…
 
Welcome to the very first episode of Women Vs Hollywood, in which Helen O’Hara explores the glamorous world of Awards. With the help of Amy Gustin, Tom Salinksy and Jessica Regan, she’ll discuss why female filmmakers are often overlooked at awards ceremonies, and how things may be changing for the better. You can find our host, Helen O’Hara (she/he…
 
Helen spoke with the director of "Godmothered" - Sharon Maguire! If you missed the talk of "Godmothered" make sure you listen to episode 2 where Helen talked about the film in-depth with Kate Herron and Kat Brown 🎄. If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps …
 
Kate Herron and Kat Brown join Helen for the last full episode of 2020 to talk about Elf and Godmothered! If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to this podcast so you auto-mag…
 
Helen invites Maria Lewis and Hanna Flint to the podcast to chat about Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special and White Christmas and ponder whether "All I Want for Christmas" was the last GREAT Christmas song? If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps oth…
 
Helen had the chance to speak with the director of "Jingle Jangle" - David E. Talbert! If you missed the earlier discussion of "Jingle Jangle" make sure you listen to episode 2 where Helen talked about the film in-depth with Ashanti Omkar and Amon Warmann 😃. If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR…
 
Anna Smith and Olly Richards join Helen to chat about this year's Christmas film "Happiest Season" and compare it with the 1995 'classic', "While You Were Sleeping". If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you haven’t done…
 
Ali Plumb and Beth Webb join Helen to chat about The Christmas Chronicles 2 and The Santa Clause! Does each generation get the Santa we deserve? And what does the difference between these two say about us? If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other peop…
 
Helen invites Pamela and Phil to talk Operation Christmas Drop and Joyeux Noel Did Phil and Pamela draw the short straw with Christmas films? What's it like to spend Christmas away from home? Can you compare Christmas films to mulled wine? Is "It's a Wonderful Life" too happy? Listen now to find out! If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” plea…
 
Sam and Chris join Helen to talk about Fred Claus and Noelle and try to answer the following questions What should be your "second" Christmas meat? How long does it take for a Christmas film take to cross the Atlantic Ocean? Can Santa's siblings save Christmas? Where is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation? If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMB…
 
Caroline and Clarisse join Helen to discuss the Trading Places and The Princess Switch 2 and hopefully answer the following questions: What is Clarisse's favourite time of the year for movies? How well has "Trading Places" dated? Should they have made "The Princess Switch 2"? Does Dan Ackroyd dressed as a filthy Santa Claus count? Listen now to fin…
 
Ian and Tom join Helen to discuss the delightful "Lego Star Wars Holiday Special" and the, well, less delightful "Star Wars Holiday Special" as well as other Star Wars and Yuletide fun. Does the original Star Wars Holiday Special make any sense? Does the Lego Star Wars Holiday special make up for the nonsense of the first one? Does time have any me…
 
Ashanti, Amon and Helen discuss the miraculous "Miracle on 34th Street" and "Jingle Jangle" as well as other holiday and yuletide fun. Why release a Christmas movie in June? Was there ever an Oscar worthy Santa performance? Who has the best Christmas spread? Is "Miracle on 34th Street" realistic? Listen now to find out! If you’ve enjoyed listening …
 
Cathy Cullen and Kat Brown join Helen O'Hara to compare and discuss how "Christmassy" the films "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Christmas on the Square" really are! Do they even like Christmas Movies? Is this where Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street got their names? Who had only watched the second half of "It's a Wonderful Life" and thought it was the …
 
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