Film critic, broadcaster and musician Mark Kermode is the resident film critic for BBC's Radio 5 and the BBC News Channel, and co-presenter of BBC Two's The Culture Show.
He is contributing editor to Sight & Sound, a regular writer for the Observer and has written and presented numerous television documentaries, including The Fear of God, 25 Years of The Exorcist; Hell on Earth; Shawshank, The Redeeming Feature; Fire in the Sky, On The Edge of Blade Runner and Mel Gibson, God's Lethal Weapon.
He is author of two BFI Modern Classics, on The Exorcist and The Shawshank Redemption.
He has a PhD in Modern English and American Horror Fiction, and is a Fellow of the English Department of Southampton University.
He plays the double bass in the skiffle band The Dodge Brothers.