Thronecast with Sue Perkins Back Early to Prepare for Game of Thrones Season 7

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With a new season of Game of Thrones knocking at our door, everyone’s getting ready, including Sky Atlantic and their Thronecast program hosted by British comedian Sue Perkins, which this time will premiere early for a special edition ahead of season seven.

Before Game of Thrones returns on 17 July (a day late for us poor Europeans,) Perkins will host a special Thronecast to prepare us for season seven, in a new “War Room” format:

“Furnishing the space appropriately with house flags, a fire pit, and a huge handmade table in the shape of Westeros, she is joined by celebrity superfans Al Murray, Lauren Laverne and Jonathan Ross to talk about their excitement for the forthcoming series. Who do they think are the main players as the Great War looms on the horizon? What are their predictions for the new series? And who do they think will be left standing in the battle for Westeros? All this and more will be discussed as we begin our final preparations for the big day.”

This special edition will air on Wednesday July 12th at 9pm, on Sky Atlantic, and again on July 17th, just before the 9pm airing of the season premiere. Thronecast will then continue at a regular shchedule: every Monday at 10pm, straight after Game of Thrones.

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    1. Tyrion81:
      Where are the episode titles???

      I don’t know where the episode titles are, but I know where they are not: in the content of this article, which is the topic of this comment section 😉

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    2. Think I’ve watched every single thronecast!!!!

      I don’t need to watch it as I get all the news I need here and it got pretty rubbish for a while but it’s got a lot better since Sue Perkins started hosting!!

      Elio and Linda were on every week for the first to seasons but got dropped lol

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    3. Luka-
      Can we folks here in the States catch this on YouTube? I know we used to be able to but I haven’t checked in a few years

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    4. Tyrion81,

      At this point, maybe Jack is right that they are just called “Episode 1”, “Episode 2” and so on. 😀 Here’s hoping that maybe the existence of this completely other show will reassure him that the premiere is happening…

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    5. Carole H:
      Great news but I know someone on this site who won’t like Jonathan Ross on and damn I wasn’t first😥

      Carole H – That is probably me? I can’t stand the bloke and stated so a few times on this forum. Jonathan Ross is a pretentious and arrogant moron! He thinks his wise cracks are funny, but for me they are puerile! Quite how he ever got invited to appear as a guest on Thronecast beats me 🙁

      He considers himself to be a ‘Superfan’ – but I see him as a Super-dickhead 😀

      I suppose the only consolation is he usually appears as a guest in the first show. Hopefully the other six Thronecasts will be JR free – Once is enough for me 😉

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    6. Cersei’s Brain:
      Luka-
      Can we folks here in the States catch this on YouTube? I know we used to be able to but I haven’t checked in a few years

      I don’t think so, but don’t quote me on that. I’m as barred from watching as you are. It’s only for UK people, as far as I know.

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    7. Yaga:
      Tyrion81,

      At this point, maybe Jack is right that they are just called “Episode 1”, “Episode 2” and so on. 😀 Here’s hoping that maybe the existence of this completely other show will reassure him that the premiere is happening…

      I am convinced there are no episode titles this season. The Premiere title cannot be so spoilery where they can’t reveal it 11 days before the premiere. If there are titles they will be revealed before the episodes air so what’s the difference if they reveal it now or on 7/16? A spoiler is still a spoiler.

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    8. Luka Nieto: I wonder why.

      Yep, I’ve often thought that. The ‘Dynamic Duo’ from westeros. org had their own spot (may have been via Skype) on Thronecast for the first two seasons, but then got dropped from the show. Perhaps they asked for more money and the Thronecast producers refused… No idea.

      I’d say this much though – I rather see Elio and Linda on the show than that moron Jonathan Ross! At least their contribution was interesting and usually explaining some historical aspect from the episode or about the noble families of Westeros. The ‘House Umber’ was one I remember them talking about.

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    9. Carole H:
      Black Raven,

      It was Black Raven we have discussed before, I hope you didn’t mind me saying.Hopefully we are getting it over quickly and can then watch in peace.

      Not at all Carole – You are welcome 🙂

      Its good to know that you also have a low opinion of JR! I’m sure we’ll get over his appearance on Thronecast and enjoy the show along with S7. Not long to go now 🙂

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    10. Luka Nieto,

      Just checked on YouTube and there are some Thronecast clips on it. I recall there were some full episodes, but looks like some have been deleted due to copyright issues. A pity as its a good show.

      Luka, if you were interested – you could easily receive Sky Atlantic from northern Spain? You’d need a Sky Digibox and these days with a not so large satellite dish. Although a viewing card is necessary (Sky Atlantic is an encrypted channel), there are ways to get around this for viewers living outside outside of the UK. I pay a monthly subscription (using my Spanish bank account) and never had a problem.

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    11. Lulus Mum:
      Black Raven,
      Don’t be shy BR, you can tell us how you feel about him 😉 😀

      Hahaha – 😀 😀 😀 –

      Ross IMHO is a despicable character and I tend to lose my rag whenever I see his name mentioned 🙂

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    12. Jack Bauer 24: Other people are starting to realize the unexplainable absence of the premiere title

      Jack Bauer 24,

      Either that, or there’s just a lot of impatient people that are getting hung up on something as trivial as an episode title.

      And just because you don’t know the reason for the title not being released yet doesn’t mean it’s “unexplainable”. You’re going really far out of your way to freak yourself out over nothing.

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    13. Mr Derp: Jack Bauer 24,

      Either that, or there’s just a lot of impatient people that are getting hung up on something as trivial as an episode title.

      And just because you don’t know the reason for the title not being released yet doesn’t mean it’s “unexplainable”.You’re going really far out of your way to freak yourself out over nothing.

      Never been this quiet 11 days from the premiere. Season is supposed to premiere next week.

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    14. Black Raven,

      I actually used to enjoy Elio and Linda as I didn’t, at the time, realise there was a whole world connected to GOT, as I hadn’t read the books then and I didn’t realise they weren’t too popular either. What caused their unpopularity?

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    15. Mr Derp,

      Damn! And I thought WigGate was making too much out of too little.
      This “unexplainable” absence of episode title nonsense been all over every comment section for over a week now. What difference does it make? There’s not some huge conspiracy underway.

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    16. Jack Bauer 24,

      My last comment about this:

      1. It’s not “quiet” out there. Cast interviews, promos, ads, and articles are all over the place.

      2. Episode titles are usually either deliberately ambiguous (eg “Two Swords”) or irrelevant. (“The Winds of Winter” did not clue me in on anything that happened in S6e10).

      3. As Wimsey and his colleagues Anton Chekhov and William of Occam would probably advise, time wasted obsessing over titles for “clues” would be better spent watching and carefully listening to the 60 hours of already-aired episodes. See if you can spot any “hung” guns yet to be fired. Look for repitition of phrases, themes and images. And (this is my pet tinfoil inquiry) ask yourself if there were guns that you assumed should’ve been hung by now but are conspicuously missing from the mantle.

      4. The “101 List” demonstrated how chock full of great moments have been presented already; not to mention all of the other great scenes discussed in the comments sections. There are details in the 60 episodes that may have seemed incidental at the time, but have since taken on great significance. There’s still time binge re-watch all 60 episodes. More productive than stressing out over S7 episode titles.

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    17. Ten Bears,

      A delay will happen when the sun rises in the west and sets in the east, when the seas go dry and mountains blow in the wind like leaves. Then there will be a delay, and not before

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    18. Of course, if Jack happens to be right for some horrible reason, he should be called First of his name, King of the Andals and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, and Protector of the Realm.

      Well, second of his name actually, since Kiefer Sutherland has the Jack Bauer franchise all locked up.

      HOWEVER, if he’s wrong, he should never be allowed to watch GoT again, lol.

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    19. Ten Bears: 1. It’s not “quiet” out there. Cast interviews, promos, ads, and articles are all over the place.

      Ten Bears,

      I wonder what kind of noise meter is used for measuring exactly how much noise is an acceptable amount less than 2 weeks before the premiere?

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    20. Clob,

      I know, I was just trying to inject a little humor into this because the topic has become insufferable to discuss at this point. Jack won’t be king of anything if he’s right other than king of paranoia. Sue has already asked him to stop, yet here he is, still trying to convince us that there’s a problem.

      At this point, I’m either going to allow myself to succumb to his annoying posts and go ape shit or force myself to just laugh at it. I’d rather not get all pissed off here, so I’m going for the latter 🙂

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    21. Carole H,

      Now I don’t know the whole story but Linda and Elio used to rein in the negativity somewhat on “Thronecast”. Somebody here (or was it the site that shall not be named?) linked to some vitriolic statements Linda had made on Twitter (which were later deleted). I think they are super-fans of the books who started to dislike the show as the adaptation of the ASOIAF novels became looser over time. I don’t think they like Lena Headey as Cersei either. I have never tried to engage in internet conversations with them myself and have no intention of doing so but my understanding is they have been dismissive in an impolite way of people who have had the temerity to disagree with them on Twitter etc.

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    22. Carole H:
      Black Raven,

      I actually used to enjoy Elio and Linda as I didn’t, at the time, realise there was a whole world connected to GOT, as I hadn’t read the books then and I didn’t realise they weren’t too popular either. What caused their unpopularity?

      Me also when they first appeared on Thronecast. No idea why they dropped out (or were dropped) from that show.

      Before this website came on-line, I would look for info on westeros.org – However, if you have seen any of their ‘after episode’ videos, they seldom have a good word to say about GoT. Especially Linda who is often very rude and condescending and forever complaining about the actors or the way GoT had deviated from the books.

      I never ventured into the westeros.org forums, but heard there were huge ‘flame wars’ between Linda and some of the posters. Google “Linda Antonsson” where there’s plenty of info about her. This link pretty much sums it up…

      https://www.change.org/p/george-r-r-martin-address-the-controversy-of-westeros-org-and-its-owner-linda-antonsson

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    23. Mr Derp:
      Of course, if Jack happens to be right for some horrible reason, he should be called First of his name, King of the Andals and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, and Protector of the Realm.

      Well, second of his name actually, since Kiefer Sutherland has the Jack Bauer franchise all locked up.

      HOWEVER, if he’s wrong, he should never be allowed to watch GoT again, lol.

      So you think it’s possible?

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    24. Clob: I don’t recall… is Thronecast usually available online anywhere after airing for those not in the area?

      I seem to recall all the Thronecasts seasons 1, 2 and 3 were on YouTube, I think part of 4, then SKY seemed to shut all that down. Since then it’s been piecemeal , I can’t seem to find all episodes of 4 and 5 at this late date. Some of season 6 is on YouTube , but , for instance, not season 6 episode 9. Anyone know where the missing episodes can be found?
      Is Sky going to put Thronecast on YouTube when the series is over, I mean the back episodes?

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    25. I thought the rather frivolous framing of GoT on Thronecast was off putting, … and frankly still is, however, they are not too silly with the guests and that’s why I have watched it.
      One thing ThroneCast must have a series of the longest interviews with cast members of any show. Almost everybody has been on there, Ian McElhinney has been on once every season since season 4.
      Emilia, Lena and Kit were supposedly in a special Thronecast for season 2, but I have never seen that one.
      Some guests like Miltos Yerolemou turn up years after they appeared on the show!

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    26. Earlier this evening, Sky Atlantic aired – “GOT’s Greatest 20 moments -2017” based on votes from viewers. Unfortunately I forgot it was on and only caught the final 45 minutes or so 🙁

      It was pretty much the same format as in previous years, but this time included scenes from Season 6. Interestingly, the Red Wedding which has always been at the #1 position was pushed back to #3. Below are the scenes I saw and their position from memory and some of the cast who commented on these moments.

      #6 Hardhome – with the actors who played Wun Wun and the NK.
      #5 The Purple Wedding – with the actors who played Oberon, Ser Barristen Selmy and GM Pycell along with some others.
      #4 Hodor holds the door – with Kristian Nairn (Hodor) and the actress who played Leaf.
      #3 The Red Wedding – with Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark) and David Bradley (Walder Frey).
      #2 Sansa takes her revenge on Ramsey – with Iwan Rheon (Ramsey) Charlotte Hope (Myranda) and Elizabeth Webster (Fat Walder).
      #1 Battle of the Bastards – also with comments from those in #2

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    27. Dame of Mercia,

      Thank you Dame of Mercia and Black Raven. The arrogance of some people is what I find annoying,that they know better than anyone else. I am relatively new to this site and there seems to be a lot of well educated and articulate contributers and on the whole they don’t try and ram their opinions down your throat just because yours is different. BTW Black Raven I taped the 20 best so only seen first lot and was surprised Ned’s beheading came in so low.

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    28. Black Raven,
      You can download it from on demand even if your Sky box isn’t connected to the internet.

      So back to your friend JR, does his difficulty pronouncing “r”s factor into this at all? I’m imagining at some point they might discuss the proposed prequels and him saying “Wobert’s Webellion” could be the thing which causes you to put your foot through the tv screen 😀 I think he was on one of the previous GoT top 20 shows but didn’t make it this time as far as I remember (only skim watched it so far).

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    29. Carole H,

      That’s surprising? Ned’s execution scene usually comes in quite high in these “GoT’s 20 Best Moments” shows. I guess as more epic scenes are available for viewers to vote for after each season, the top 20 moments will change with some scenes getting pushed further down the list. That being said, the Red Wedding has always been at poll position which was not surprising, but beaten into 3rd place this year with BotB and Ramsey’s demise being eaten by his own dogs – Poetic Justice as they say 🙂

      Good to know you managed to tape the show. I believe there will be another airing before S7 starts? I’ll have to check the date and time in the Sky TV listings on the web.

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    30. Black Raven,

      Tonight 10pm. I pass a large advertising board every morning & evening walking to/from work and this morning they have put up the blue eyed Night King GOT 17.7.17. Ohhhh it’s so near we can almost touch it😆

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    31. Lulus Mum:
      Black Raven,
      You can download it from on demand even if your Sky box isn’t connected to the internet.

      So back to your friend JR, does his difficulty pronouncing “r”s factor into this at all? I’m imagining at some point they might discuss the proposed prequels and him saying “Wobert’s Webellion” could be the thing which causes you to put your foot through the tv screen 😀 I think he was on one of the previous GoT top 20 shows but didn’t make it this time as far as I remember (only skim watched it so far).

      Is that so? I never knew that. The Sky Digibox I have is quite old and not sure if it has that facility. A problem for me living outside of the UK (in the Canary Islands) is I can’t connect it to the internet. Sky TV would ‘smell a rat’ seeing that I don’t have a UK IP address. I know they can send a signal over the satellite and block viewing cards if they suspect a subscriber is outside of the UK – and that’s the last thing I need 😀

      As for JR, its not so much the way he talks. TBH, I never given that much thought, but its his arrogant and sometimes condescending remarks that makes my blood boil! That phone prank he and Russell Brand (another arrogant moron!) pulled on ‘Fawlty Towers’ actor Andrew Sachs a few years ago I thought was disgusting! It ruined Sach’s life up to the day he died 🙁

      Perhaps its my age, but I don’t like this modern day type of chat show ‘humour’ where panelists or presenters come out with wise cracks, thinking they are funny and sometimes making derogatory comments about others in the entertainment business.

      As it happened, a few years ago JR came to this island with Bear Grylls on one of his shows. The video is here – http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3fqucy – if you have never seen it.

      It shows what what a prize moron Jonathan Ross really is!

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    32. Carole H,

      Tonight at 10pm !! That’s a pity as I may not be at home that time 🙁

      I’ll try and get back by 11pm and catch it on Sky Atlantic+1.

      Thanks for letting me know 🙂

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    33. Carole H,

      Hi again Carole. I managed to see most of “GoT’s 20 Greatest Moments” repeated on Sky Atlantic+1 this evening. I missed the first 5 moments (20 to 15), but saw the rest. I guess Ned Stark’s execution was one of those first 5 scenes? If so, its really been pushed down the list as in the GoT Top 20 show last year, it was rated quite high….

      Poor Ol’ Ned huh 🙂

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    34. Black Raven,
      With my box (which is an HD one but at least a couple of years old), when you go into the screen with the tv guide and planner, there are various other options including on demand. If you are connected to the internet you can download about 7 billion (approx) films, tv shows etc. If not connected it still offers a load of stuff you can watch straight away and the top 20 was on there the other day and may well still be. Sky need not know of your sneaky international activities this way.

      I have to say I’m not a fan of cruel humour either. Upsetting other people isn’t my idea of funny. It’s the kind of thing Joffrey would enjoy 🙁

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    35. Lulus Mum,

      Thanks for the info. I do have a Sky HD box which belonged to a friend here (sadly he passed away last year), but I have never tried it out. The one I use is the older pre HD model. I would need to get my viewing card reprogrammed as they are matched to the serial number of the Digibox. I did this a few years ago when I changed the receiver and it was ‘a painless experience” from what I remember. Sky really make it difficult these days! There was a time one could use their viewing card in any Sky box, but not anymore 🙁

      I’ll certainly give it a try, but after S7 has aired. The last thing I would like is to screw up my viewing card and miss out on the action 🙂

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    36. I watch Throne cast and plan to record each episode this season but I do feel it’s declined a lot in quality over the years. I find Sue Perkins a pretty bad host and preferred Jamie East (who is now reduced to short cameos in each episode). They also used to give a lot more insight into History and lore and regularly get stars from the show on now there is more focus on guest analysts like Jonathan Ross.

      As for Linda and Elio they were on each week for the first four seasons and then suddenly disappeared. They always came across well on the show but my god Linda comes across really bad on social media and now seems inclined only to criticise everything the show does . I remember Linda also posted spoilers from episode 5:10 before it aired regarding Brienne killing Stannis which I believe got her in trouble. I don’t have a bad word to say about Elio and it seems he chooses not to watch the show any more for risk of being spoiled.

      As for Westeros.org I found that site first and thought it was great but over time it’s significantly dropped in quality and now full of trolls and flame wars. No word of a lie you will get 20-30 people slating GOT after each episode and the rant and rave threads are the most popular on there. Sad really as it was decent but now I see some of the old names from there regularly posting on here and this site is by favourite place for all things GOT/ASOIF

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