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The Plug Podcast: Connecting Content Creators

Introducing The Plug Podcast... by The TV Collective!

Season 1, Ep. 0

Get connected to The Plug Podcast... brought to you by the world-renowned TV Collective.


Listen up as we share the conversations we've been having in our community, giving flowers to our peers and spilling the tea on all the latest industry happenings. Host Simone Pennant MBE speaks with some of the most prominent players in the Film, TV and Cinema industries about their lives, careers and how they reached the top of the game.


From debates to news to advice to ideas - we've got all the connections. Whether you're making TV programmes, producing content online or just interested in the screen industries, we've got you covered.


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