End credits for BBC’s Film programme as show is axed after 48 years

The BBC has axed its long-running Movie programme after 48 years.

The broadcaster says 2018 would be the ultimate yr of the present, which has been hosted previously by Barry Norman, Jonathan Ross and Claudia Winkleman.

A brand new-look programme is about to switch Movie however the particulars haven’t but been confirmed by the company.

A spokeswoman for the broadcaster stated: “We’re continuously taking a look at how we current the humanities to make sure we’re serving all audiences in the easiest way doable.

“In 2019 we will likely be creating an enhanced supply for lovers of movie each on tv and on-line which will likely be a extra constant strategy throughout the yr and can substitute the Movie Present.

Barry Norman hosted the BBC's Film show for 26 years
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Barry Norman hosted the BBC’s Movie present for 26 years

“We’re nonetheless working via the small print and can have extra information about what it will appear to be quickly.”

Since launching in 1971, Movie’s title has modified yearly to mirror the yr during which it was being broadcast.

The programme initially aired solely within the South East – with rotating visitor presenters together with Joan Bakewell – earlier than it was broadcast to the entire of the UK the next the yr.

Norman – who died in 2017 aged 83 – was the present’s longest operating host from 1972 to 1998 earlier than he moved to Sky TV.

His laid again interviewing fashion and the way in which he downplayed Hollywood stardom grew to become a trademark of the present, with the presenter famously spatting with a number of A-listers.

Ross grew to become Movie’s host in 1999, fronting the programme for 11 years, earlier than Winkleman took over for a six-year stint.

Following Winkleman’s departure in 2016, Movie has been hosted by visitor presenters together with Zoe Ball, Edith Bowman and Charlie Brooker.

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