The Movie Doctors

Simon Mayo & Mark Kermode

Our clinic is full of action, drama, glamour and movie magic: car chases, heroes who survive ridiculous injuries, real-life accidents on set. Go on, collect a ticket at reception. The Movie Doctors will attend to you shortly
The Movie Doctors by Simon Mayo, Mark Kermode (Paperback ISBN 9781782116646) book cover

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The first book by the nation’s favourite film experts whose BBC Radio 5 Live film review show is downloaded by 2 million people every month

Whatever your ailment, the nation’s best-loved film experts have the perfect cinematic prescription for you, whether it’s a course of the Coens or a dose of Die Hard. And they’re ready to cure the movies to, taking their scalpels to bloated blockbusters and warning of the ill effects of overpraise.

Where medical ignorance and movie expertise meet - the surgery of Doctors Kermode and Mayo is now open.

“The best double act in the movies”

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“The hosts of the BBC’s flagship film show summon up their knowledge to provide entertaining and informative film-watching tips”

“If you’re feeling low let the Movie Doctors prescribe trivia, from deciding how long blockbusters should be to the horrors of taking kids to the flicks”

“A thumping good film book”
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“If you want to treat the film fan in your life - or just treat yourself - The Movie Doctors is the place to go … The book delights in the kind of movie trivia and outlandish anecdotes that every film buff can enjoy … as addictive as ever”
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Simon Mayo & Mark Kermode

SIMON MAYO is one of Britain’s best-loved radio presenters. He has worked on BBC radio since 1982 and is the presenter of Drivetime on BBC Radio 2, which features the regular Radio 2 Book Club. He is also the co-presenter of Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review on BBC Radio 5 Live. He is the author of three successful children’s books, Itch, Itch Rocks and Itchcraft, as well as a number of books based on his radio series.

MARK KERMODE is the UK’s most trusted film critic. He writes for the Observer, and is the resident film reviewer of BBC Radio 5 Live’s Sony award-winning Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review. He has written several books on cinema including It’s Only a Movie, The Good, The Bad and the Multiplex and Hatchet Job: Love Movies, Hate Critics. He plays double-bass in The Dodge Brothers.

Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode introduce The Movie Doctors