British movie podcast of the week: Better Than Robin Hood?

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In our weekly spot where we recommend an independent UK movie podcast, one woman’s love of Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves is put to the test.

Is there any film better than Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves? Married couple Pete and Fran, who host Better Than Robin Hood?, are here to answer that very question. You see, Fran loves Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. It’s her favourite movie, but not just that, she believes it’s the greatest movie ever made. Pete, on the other hand, believes that there are films out there that are superior to the Kevin Costner blockbuster. Together they’re trying to find them.

Originally titled The Pete and Fran Podcast, their general movie chats would ultimately come down to Pete asking Fran whether she preferred whatever movie they were discussing to Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. The podcast title was therefore changed accordingly and Better Than Robin Hood? became a reality.

As far as Fran’s concerned Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is better than Casablanca and better than Citizen Kane. In fact, they’ve not found any movie better than Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, yet. Pete remains hopeful.

The format of the podcast remains similar to their previous one, where they perform a couple of sketches, before talking about the movie they’re featuring and include features like ‘time phone’, where they call a historical character from ‘the future’. Being hosted by a married couple means that the chemistry between Pete and Fran is great, and as a comedy sketch movie podcast, all three elements (comedy, sketch and film chat) work well together to form a unique and interesting take on movie podcasting.

Better Than Robin Hood? is currently on a brief hiatus, not because they found a movie finally better than Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, but because they have just this week welcomed their first child into the world and normal service should resume in August. In the meantime, they have a wide selection of episodes available to download.

Spoiler alert: This podcast is definitely better than Robin Hood.

Recommended episode: Star Wars Episode VII: Return of the Jedi – (Dec 15 2019) –

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