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Simon Mayo

NameSimon Mayo
BirthnameSimon Andrew Hicks Mayo
Birth Date21 September 1958(age 52)
Birth PlaceSouthgate, London, England
ShowSimon Mayo Drivetime
StationBBC Radio 2
Timeslot5-7pm GMT/BST weekdays
Show2Kermode and Mayo's Film Review
Station2BBC Radio 5 Live
Timeslot22-4pm GMT/BST Fridays

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Simon Mayo (born 21 September 1958 in Southgate, London) is an English radio presenter who has worked for BBC Radio since 1981. As of January 2010, Mayo is presenter of "Simon Mayo Drivetime" on BBC Radio 2 and, with Mark Kermode, presenter of "Kermode and Mayo's Film Review" on BBC Radio 5 Live.

In 2008, Mayo was recognized as the "radio broadcaster of the year" at the 34th annual Broadcasting Press Guild Awards and the "Speech Broadcaster of the Year" at the Sony Radio Academy Awards, receiving the latter for his "ability to paint colourful pictures of location and event and his ability to bring the very best out of his guests, encouraging conversation and interaction between them while skilfully nudging and controlling them" and for being "a master of light and shade, handling serious and lighter issues with aplomb." Known as a committed Christian, Mayo has criticised the BBC for marginalising religion and being anti-Christian.

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Simon Mayo speaks to Oscar winning actress Angelina Jolie about starring in the new Clint Eastwood film Changeling. Download this interview or subscribe to Simon Mayo's podcast at
11.97 min. | 4.89 user rating
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0.77 min. | 4.38 user rating
An all-singing, all-dancing review (yes, really there are both) as Mark and Simon take on the movie of the musical by ABBA, starring ABBA's songs, Meryl Streep, Julie Walters, Colin Firth and Stellan Skargard. Simon Mayo, 1-4pm weekdays, BBC Radio 5 live.
12.28 min. | 4.81 user rating
Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has a bit of a cold - but can still chat about winning Heat Magazine's Most Weird Crush award 2008, his favourite moments of Top Gear and whether he and his fellow presenters get along. Subscribe to Simon Mayo's podcast, the Daily Mayo, at
7.67 min. | 4.88 user rating
Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow - Shame LIVE @ BBC Radio 2 - Simon Mayo Drivetime on 07 October 2010
4.50 min. | 4.96 user rating
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1.43 min. | 1.10 user rating
Mark Kermode gives Simon Mayo his review of the Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway film Bride Wars on Simon's BBC Radio 5 live show.
9.02 min. | 4.91 user rating Simon Mayo, 1-4pm weekdays, BBC Radio 5 live. "It's the best thing they've done since Fargo." Re-live Mark Kermode's review of the Coen Brothers' Oscar winning drama starring Tommy Lee Jones and Kelly MacDonald. Catch Mark's film reviews every Friday between 3 and 4pm on BBC Radio 5 Live.
2.28 min. | 4.82 user rating Simon Mayo, 1-4pm weekdays, BBC Radio 5 live. BBC Radio 5 Live's film critic Mark Kermode gives his verdict on the Oscar nominated, Daniel-Day Lewis starring There Will be Blood. It's not for the faint-hearted - watch and find out why!
4.22 min. | 4.84 user rating
Keanu Reeves stars in the re-make of the 1951 sci-fi classic, The Day The Earth Stood Still. Mark Kermode applies his critical faculties to reviewing it with the help of the other Doctor, Simon Mayo.
7.18 min. | 4.72 user rating

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Richard Allinson * Michael Ball * Zoƫ Ball * Emma Forbes * Ken Bruce * Alan Carr * Chris Evans * Bob Harris * Sarah Kennedy * Steve Lamacq * Mark Lamarr * Alex Lester * Janice Long * Stuart Maconie * Simon Mayo * Paul O'Grady * Dermot O'Leary * Lynn Parsons * Mark Radcliffe * Jonathan Ross * Jeremy Vine * Johnnie Walker * Dale Winton * Terry Wogan * Steve Wright
Paul Jones * Clare Teal * Jools Holland * Desmond Carrington * Nigel Ogden * Mike Harding * Trevor Nelson * Frank Renton * Claudia Winkleman * Paul Gambaccini * Brian Matthew * Aled Jones * Elaine Paige * Alan Titchmarsh * Brian D'Arcy * Russell Davies * David Jacobs * Richard Hammond
ControllersRobin Scott * Douglas Muggeridge * Derek Chinnery * Charles McLelland * David Hatch * Bryant Marriott * Frances Line * James Moir * Lesley Douglas * Bob Shennan
ProgrammesBig Band Special * Chris Evans Breakfast Show * Elaine Paige on Sunday * Friday Night is Music Night * Pick of the Pops * Radcliffe and Maconie Show * Simon Mayo Drivetime * Sounds of the 60s * Steve Wright in the Afternoon * Sunday Half Hour * Sunday Night at 10 * Weekend Wogan
OtherIt's Been a Bad Week * The Day the Music Died * Jammin * PopMaster * BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards
External links[ BBC Radio 2] * [ BBC Radio 2 Podcasts]

BBC Radio 5 Live

Chris Addison * Dotun Adebayo * Peter Allen * Anita Anand * Richard Bacon * Danny Baker * Clare Balding * Nicky Campbell * Mark Chapman * Mickey Clark * Mark Clemmit * Victoria Derbyshire * Shelagh Fogarty * Alan Green * Mark Kermode * Tony Livesey * Gabby Logan * Tim Lovejoy * Gabriele Marcotti * Simon Mayo * Aasmah Mir * Colin Murray * Stephen Nolan * Eleanor Oldroyd * John Pienaar * Mark Pougatch * Dalya Raphael * Garry Richardson * Rhod Sharp * Kate Silverton * Spoony * Andrew Verity * Arlo White * Phill Williams *
Programmes5 Live Sport * 6-0-6 * Fighting Talk * Sports Report * Sportsweek * The Stephen Nolan Show * Up All Night * Wake Up to Money
External links[ BBC Radio 5 Live] * [ BBC Radio 5 Live Podcasts]

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