A Cinema Near You. Alex (Mathew Horne). Copyright: BBC
A Cinema Near You

A Cinema Near You

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 2
  • 2010
  • 1 pilot

Radio 2 sitcom pilot starring Mathew Horne as a fledgling cinema manager struggling to drum up excitement for a Swedish art-house film. Stars Mathew Horne, Caroline Quentin, Melanie Hudson, Phil Cornwell, Antonia Campbell-Hughes and more.

Press clippings

Radio Review: A Cinema Near You

Simon Nye's quirky new sitcom could develop into something rather fun.

Camilla Redmond, The Guardian, 26th April 2010

A Cinema Near You, Radio 4, review

Gillian Reynolds reviews Radio 4's comedy pilot A Cinema Near You, starring Mathew Horne and Caroline Quentin, plus the rest of the week's radio.

Gillian Reynolds, The Telegraph, 26th April 2010

Mathew Horne (of Gavin & Stacey TV fame) plays Alex, a struggling young cinema manager in this new comedy by Simon (Men Behaving Badly) Nye. Here's the situation: Alex has to promote a forthcoming attraction, an arty Swedish film. But no one's interested, not even Mrs Duke (Caroline Quentin), the cinema's rambly, elderly owner, or neighbouring café boss Jane (Mel Hudson), who fancies him. Here's a tip: look at the cast. Consider author's other work (translations of Molière and Dario Fo, films, TV, scholarly studies of painters, awards). This one (produced by Jane Berthoud and Simon Mayhew-Archer) may go far.

Gillian Reynolds, The Telegraph, 24th April 2010

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