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BACK IN THE FRONT ROW: Cinema bounces back and Fiona Shaw talks Killing Eve spinoffs

Season 1, Ep. 235

Hello! This week Ed and Geoff are off to the pictures, as they find out how cinemas have survived covid, and why they’re still so important to our communities and culture. To usher them through the episode they’re joined by Phil Clapp, CEO of trade body the UK Cinema Association, Kevin Markwick, who runs 2 independent cinemas successfully, and star of stage and screen, Fiona Shaw.

Plus Ed and Geoff share their earliest cinema memories. 

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