Simon Mayo

Ear Candy: Kermode and Mayo's Take

There’s an old showbiz saying along the lines of, “You don’t rewrite a hit”. And so it is with Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo’s Take podcast.  

The pair left the BBC at the beginning of April and their new podcast is nothing new, but it’s nice to have them back and bickering like an old married, cinema-­obsessed couple.  

The formula for their trademark “wittertainment” simply didn’t need updating: Kermode passionately praising and picking apart the week’s film releases, Mayo calmly keeping him in check.