Batman is a 1989 American superhero film directed by Tim Burton and produced by Jon Peters, based on the DC Comics character of the same name. It is the first installment of Warner Bros.' initial Batman film series. The film stars Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton in the title role, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, Michael Gough, and Jack Palance. In the film, Batman deals with the rise of a costumed criminal known as "The Joker".

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Peel went to see Batman in the cinema and mentioned what he thought of the film on his 23 August 1989 show:

"I went to see Batman last night and I resolve never going to see it. I wanted to be the only person in Britain who hadn't seen Batman and I'm not a film critic obviously, but if you asked me what I thought of it, I would say by and large, it was better than watching the re-runs of the Two Ronnies on television".

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