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

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)
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Original formatEdit

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 changeEdit

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 formatEdit

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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The final curtain". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2004-05-12. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ Petersen, Freya (2004-06-03). "SBS revamps movie show with youth". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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