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

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

The broadcaster says 2018 could be the final yr of the show, which has been hosted beforehand by Barry Norman, Jonathan Ross and Claudia Winkleman.

A model new-look programme is set to change Film nonetheless the particulars have not however been confirmed by the corporate.

A spokeswoman for the broadcaster said: “We are at all times having a look at how we present the humanities to ensure we’re serving all audiences within the simplest way doable.

“In 2019 we will be creating an enhanced present for lovers of film every on television and on-line which shall be a further fixed methodology all through the yr and may change the Film Show.

“We’re still working through the details and will have more news about what this will look like soon.”

Since launching in 1971, Film’s title has modified yearly to duplicate the yr by which it was being broadcast.

The programme initially aired solely throughout the South East – with rotating customer presenters along with Joan Bakewell – sooner than it was broadcast to the complete of the UK the subsequent the yr.

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

His laid once more interviewing vogue and the way in which by which he downplayed Hollywood stardom grew to develop into a trademark of the show, with the presenter famously spatting with quite a lot of A-listers.

Ross grew to develop into Film’s host in 1999, fronting the programme for 11 years, sooner than Winkleman took over for a six-year stint.

Following Winkleman’s departure in 2016, Film has been hosted by customer presenters along with Zoe Ball, Edith Bowman and Charlie Brooker.

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