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Steven Mackintosh: From the Muppets to Manchester

June 5, 2014 Comments Off on Steven Mackintosh: From the Muppets to Manchester

There’s a moment in the BBC1 drama From There To Here when, not long after the IRA bomb detonates and destroys Manchester city centre, the character of Robbo stands with his hands on his head, surveying the ruins.

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From There To Here: a love letter to Manchester

May 23, 2014 Comments Off on From There To Here: a love letter to Manchester

From There to Here is a major new BBC drama. The editor of Northern Soul met the writer Peter Bowker and director James Strong.  

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Aiden Byrne talks Restaurant Wars, food critics and chasing the Michelin man

April 28, 2014 Comments Off on Aiden Byrne talks Restaurant Wars, food critics and chasing the Michelin man

Manchester hasn’t had a Michelin-starred restaurant since the year I was born. I’m 40 next month.

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Clattering along the cobbles on Coronation Street

April 4, 2014 Comments Off on Clattering along the cobbles on Coronation Street

Many moons ago when Bros ruled the airwaves and happy mondays were a day off school, Granada Studios flung open its doors to an eager public including yours truly.

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Ta’ra Quay Street, Hello MediaCity: Coronation Street moves house

December 5, 2013 Comments Off on Ta’ra Quay Street, Hello MediaCity: Coronation Street moves house

Many, many years ago the 14-year-old me set off on an adventure with three friends. It was the first time we’d been allowed to go to Manchester on our own.

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Doctor Who: Who-ly, Madly, Deeply

November 15, 2013 Comments Off on Doctor Who: Who-ly, Madly, Deeply

As Doctor Who turns 50, Geoffrey Lovelock meets Gareth Kavanagh, the man behind Manchester’s month-long celebration of everyone’s favourite Time Lord.

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Wolfblood author Debbie Moon talks to Northern Soul

September 7, 2013 Comments Off on Wolfblood author Debbie Moon talks to Northern Soul

Panting, out of breath, a wolf powers through the snow on a desolate moor. He is pursued: two wolves speed after him, bigger, shaggier and angrier…

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