Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo’s film programme is making the jump to a television version in May for the first time, it’s been announced.

If you’ve been listening to Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo’s Film Review programme on BBC Five Live over the past weeks – Wittertainment, as it’s known to its sizeable fanbase – you may have caught the sizeable hints being dropped. The pair, broadcasting via respectively a tin-can internet connection and a rather good one, have kept their programme going every Friday.

And now, Wittertainment is officially heading to television in these taxing times. What with one thing or another.

The BBC has commission a six-part series, Kermode & Mayo’s Home Entertainment Service, which will be screened on BBC Four. It starts in May, and the title does rather give it away.

The official description reads: “a six-part series on BBC Four which offers a weekly guide to the best (and worst) of streaming movies and premium television, along with their signature ‘wittertainment’ mix of recommendations and lively audience engagement”.

The show will be in addition to the weekly radio programme, that’ll continue in its current slot, with its hugely popular podcast alongside it.

As soon as we get exact transmission details, we’ll pass the information on.

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