BBC reveals new presenter of Film 2016 is… loads of people

The BBC’s long running late night film show finally has a new presenter… or rather presenters. The departing host Claudia Winkleman will be replaced by a who’s who of names from the world of TV and radio.

Film 2016 - as it will be known this year- starts today and will run for seven episodes. The resident critic for all shows is Danny Leigh, but in a change to the previous format, it will have a changing line-up of presenters and guest critics.

Here's the full line up:

  • Tonight's show (2 Nov) will be hosted by Zoe Ball, with guest critic duties falling to Ellen E Jones. Films to be reviewed include Tom Ford's much buzzed-about Nocturnal Animals, and the more-interesting-than-the-name-implies Ben Affleck vehicle, The Accountant.
  • 9 Nov, Episode 2 - presented by Ben Bailey Smith, guest critic is Grace Dent.
  • 16 Nov, Episode 3 - presenter Mariella Frostrup anchors, while extra criticism comes from Tim Robey.
  • 23 Nov, Episode 4 - Camilla Long presents, guest critic is Rhianna Dhillon.
  • 30 Nov, Episode 5 - Paul Merton steps into the presenter job, supported by guest critic Kate Muir
  • 7 December, Episode 6 - Edith Bowman hosts, Peter Bradshaw provides extra thoughts
  • 14 December, Episode 7 - Antonia Quirke is acting presenter, and Ashley Clark is the guest critic.

The BBC's Film [insert year here] show has been running since 1971. In that time it's had three hosts - Barry Norman, Jonathan Ross and Claudia Winkleman.

Source: BBC

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