There’s an old saying in EmpirePodcastland: while the Chris is away, the Three Colleagues Of Such Lethal Cunning will bang on about fantasy books, basketball, fantasy books, Star Trek, and even more fantasy books. Which is precisely what happens this week. With Chris Hewitt elsewhere, Helen O’Hara steps into the hosting chair and, along with Amon Warmann and James Dyer, bangs on about fantasy books, basketball, fantasy books, Star Trek, and even more fantasy books.

They do also talk about movies, answering a listener question about going on holiday with horror characters, discussing the week’s movie news, and reviewing Fear Street Part 3: 1666, Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised), and The Forever Purge. Also, John Nugent drops by to dribble his opinions on Space Jam: A New Legacy into the goal-basket.

And, just in case you thought you’d managed to escape that infernal Hewitt, he pops up to interview both our guests this week: ace composer, and possessor of the driest sense of humour in the land, David Arnold, who tells Chris all about his new composition for the Royal Albert Hall’s 150th birthday celebrations; and Sam Richardson, the wonderfully funny and all-round just gosh darn nice star of Werewolves Within.

Enjoy.

Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts or the pod app of your choice – or via the PlanetRadio player above.

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