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Kermode and Mayo: where is the BBC Radio 5 film review show headed?

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Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode’s Radio 5 Live show has officially come to an end.

After 21 years, Kermode and Mayo have aired the final episode of their beloved film review show in its current form.

All is not lost for longtime listeners, however, as the pair have vowed, “We’ll be back.”

Neither presenter has confirmed why they are leaving the BBC, but it follows the deaths of both Francine Stocks film program and Review Saturday on radio 4.

After the last episode aired, a brand new podcast was announced entitled Kermode and Mayos Take. The couple shared a clip of themselves directing their listeners to the podcast’s official website.

The new show is produced in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment’s Global Podcast Division.

It is published twice weekly and focuses on theatrical, streaming and physical film releases, as well as high profile global television in the UK and US.

Her last BBC episode starred Daniel Radcliffe, Sandra Bullock and of course Jason Isaacs.

Since its premiere in 2001, the radio show and its partner podcast have been incredibly popular with viewers. In 2014, the podcast was the BBC’s fourth most downloaded program in the last decade, with over 50 million listeners.

Mark Kermode will continue his film review show with Simon Mayo elsewhere

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Kermode and Mayo received praise for their on-air chemistry, which has been likened to a “married couple,” and for their approachable yet rigorous approach to film criticism.

The former is known for his lengthy rants about films he disliked, including the work of Michael Bay and most recently Roland Emmerich’s disaster film moonfall.

Kermode is expected to rant about it diseaseSony’s belated Spider-Man spin-off, starring Jared Leto, is panned by critics.

Kermode and Mayos Take begins May 5th.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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