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Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo welcome Gareth Edwards who talks about his debut feature Monsters, a sci-fi documentary hybrid similar to District 9.

Also on the programme, an astonishing story from listener Grace, who explains how a "supreme rant" by the good doctor about a Vatican-baiting Tom Hanks blockbuster saved her friend's life.

In a coma for days at University College Hospital after a cardiac arrest, Grace knew there was only one thing that could get her friend Andrew to respond.

She played him a recording of Dr Kermode's review of Dan Brown's Angels and Demons - and Andrew "moved his head towards the Doctor's splennetic outburst".

Andrew is now awake, walking - and getting married. As Grace neatly sums it up: "Good news is hard to find sometimes - but at last we've found a reason for the making of Angels and Demons".

Mark and Kermode's latest possibly life-saving reviews include Unstoppable, The American, Leap Year, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest, London Boulevard and Machete.

Email: mayo@bbc.co.uk Text: 85058 (charged at your standard network rate) Twitter: @wittertainment.

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Fri 26 Nov 2010 14:00

The Wittertainment Code of Conduct

The Wittertainment Code of Conduct

Mark and Simon present the Wittertainment Code of Conduct. In 2D.

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