A preview of a review show – does that count as meta or am I just sounding pretentious?
Last year, the BBC’s Film series began using guest presenters following the departure of Claudia Winkleman last year. While at first this might be considered a sign on indecisiveness in not picking someone to host the show permanently (Mark Kermode surely?) it should be remembered that when the series began in 1971 it had guest hosts. It wasn’t until the following year Barry Norman became the regular presenter.
On tonight’s episode, guests hosts Zoe Ball, Danny Leigh and Chris Hewitt cover the biopic Jackie, drama Lion and thriller Split.
Film 2017 is on BBC One at 11.20pm in England, 11.45pm in Wales and Northern Ireland, and 12.45am in Scotland.