The Movie Show

The Movie Show is an Australian film review program which is broadcast on SBS TV. Its history is divided into three parts.

This is an article about the Australian TV show. For the Irish show of the same name, see The Movie Show (Irish TV series).
The Movie Show
Presented byDavid Stratton (1986 2004)
Margaret Pomeranz (1986 2004)
Megan Spencer (2004 2006)
Fenella Kernebone (2004 2006)
Jaimie Leonarder (2004 2006)
Marc Fennell (2004 2006)
Lisa Hensley (2007 2008)
Michael Adams (2007 2008)
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons22
Running time30 mins (1986 2006)
10 mins (2007-present)
Original networkSBS One
Picture format576i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original release30 October 1986 
Followed byAt the Movies
(2004 2014)
External links


Original format

The original format, which ran from 30 October 1986 to 12 May 2004, had two presenters, David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz. Stratton and Pomeranz left for the ABC in early 2004, expressing dissatisfaction at high-level decisions at SBS.[1] They soon had a new program with a similar format, At the Movies.

Style change

SBS continued The Movie Show, which underwent a style change to become more appealing to a younger market. Three new presenters were brought in: Megan Spencer, Fenella Kernebone and Jaimie Leonarder. Marc Fennell presented a segment reviewing newly released DVDs.[2] The final episode of The Movie Show aired in June 2006, after the show was axed due to bad ratings.

Interactive 10-minute format

In 2007, The Movie Show returned with a new interactive 10-minute format, presented by Lisa Hensley and Michael Adams.

See also


  1. "The final curtain". The Sydney Morning Herald. 12 May 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  2. Petersen, Freya (3 June 2004). "SBS revamps movie show with youth". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 31 January 2008.

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