Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema

Film critic Mark Kermode presents a fresh and very personal look at the art of cinema by examining the techniques and conventions behind some classic genres: rom-coms, heist movies, coming of age stories, science fiction and horror. In each episode, Mark uncovers the ingredients needed to make a great genre film and keep audiences coming back for more.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom BBC Four (2018 - now)
Schedule: Tuesdays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Episodes ordered: 3 episodes

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Previous Episode


Episode 2x03; Apr 2, 2020

The critic enters a deadly world of jet-setting espionage, double agents and sinister conspiracies as he decodes that most thrilling of genres - the spy movie.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2x03: SpiesApr 2, 2020
2x02: British History MoviesMar 26, 2020
2x01: SuperheroesMar 19, 2020
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