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Films on Trial

Five lads from Liverpool, talking about films

About the show

Do you like films? Do you like debating whether a film is a cinematic triumph, or if it’s a big hot mess? Well, we’ve got a just the podcast for you. We aim to settle those raging debates once and for all, as we put Films on Trial

We’re five lads from Liverpool and each week we will act as judge, prosecution, defence and witness, as we recreate a courtroom scenario, and decide whether a much loved (or hated) film should end up on the Hit List or not. Film trivia, quizzes, banter, terrible impressions, musical interludes, and lots of debating.

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  • Episode 22: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    November 14th, 2017  |  1 hr 3 mins
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    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is on trial this week. Should this film be talked about for generations to come, or should it be outlawed?

    Episode 22

  • Ghostbusters (2016)

    November 7th, 2017  |  1 hr 14 mins
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    Is the 2016 version of Ghostbusters heavenly, or a silmy mess?

    Episode 21

  • Rec

    November 4th, 2017  |  1 hr 16 mins

    It's the turn of Rec to go on trial this week, with Gav prosecuting and Joel trying to defend his choice in the last of our horror season. Should it be on the hit list or put under quarantine?

    Episode 20

  • Demon Knight

    October 27th, 2017  |  1 hr 9 mins

    Is Demon Knight a welcome tale to the EC Comics universe? Or should it be sealed in the crypt?

    Episode 19

  • The Ring

    October 15th, 2017  |  1 hr 10 mins

    Episode 18
    Is The Ring the scariest film ever made, or should it be thrown down a well and forgotten about?

  • Sleepy Hollow

    October 11th, 2017  |  58 mins 58 secs

    Episode 17
    This week we begin our Halloween Horror Month, where the crew pick their favourite underrated horror film to put on trial. Dave is kicking us off this week with Sleepy Hollow. Is it a Gothic horror classic or does it completely lose it's head?

  • Blade Runner

    October 3rd, 2017  |  1 hr 21 mins

    Episode 16
    The team take on Blade Runner this week with Dave defending and Gav prosecuting. Is it artificial and heartless or a true vision of our future?

  • The Notebook

    September 27th, 2017  |  1 hr 7 mins

    Episode 15
    Is The Notebook worth remembering or better left forgotten?

  • Dracula

    September 24th, 2017  |  1 hr 7 mins

    It's the turn of Dracula to be put on trial! Will Dave drive a stake through its heart or will Joel manage to get it eternal life on the hit list?

  • Gattaca

    September 16th, 2017  |  1 hr 22 mins

    Episode 13
    It's Gattaca on trial this week; an imposter or an underdog worthy of validation?

  • It

    September 6th, 2017  |  1 hr 9 mins

    Episode 12
    In anticipation of the new It being released this week the gang are putting the 1990 version on trial, with Gav defending (and still attempting to bag his first win) and Alex trying to stop it getting on the hit list. Is it a horror classic or just a laughing stock?

  • Air Force One

    August 28th, 2017  |  1 hr 11 mins

    Episode 11
    Air Force One is on trial this week, with Joel putting forward his arguments for why it should be on the hit list and Dave doing his best to shoot him down.