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“It’s a fine line between forgetting history and learning from it.” Sarah Cronin-Stanley, Talking Pictures TV

November 2, 2020 Comments Off on “It’s a fine line between forgetting history and learning from it.” Sarah Cronin-Stanley, Talking Pictures TV

Fanatical about film is an understatement when describing the team behind a TV channel showing older, often forgotten movies.

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Telly Visions: the good, the bad and the downright bewildering

October 8, 2020 Comments Off on Telly Visions: the good, the bad and the downright bewildering

In a new series for Northern Soul, Drew Tosh casts his critical eye over the best – and worst – of what’s on the box. From the latest must-see comedy and bingeworthy crime dramas to cutting-edge series and ubiquitous reality shows, Telly Visions is your go-to column for all things TV.

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Cat, The Pets Factor, CBBC

“There’s lots of poo, there’s lots of wee, there’s lots of vomit.” Northern Soul chats to Cat Henstridge from CBBC’s The Pets Factor

July 27, 2020 Comments Off on “There’s lots of poo, there’s lots of wee, there’s lots of vomit.” Northern Soul chats to Cat Henstridge from CBBC’s The Pets Factor

If you’ve never turned on CBBC to keep little ones entertained while you inhale a pint of tea, you may not have had the good fortune of stumbling across The Pets Factor.

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TV: Bingeworthy Northern Box Sets

April 5, 2020 Comments Off on TV: Bingeworthy Northern Box Sets

With most of the country confined to barracks, we’re all on the hunt for distractions and I’m no exception. Yesterday I cleaned the cat flap.

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BBC’s Mimi and the Mountain Dragon

“It’s about understanding.” Northern Soul previews the BBC’s Mimi and the Mountain Dragon

December 17, 2019 Comments Off on “It’s about understanding.” Northern Soul previews the BBC’s Mimi and the Mountain Dragon

With the all-conquering stage and screen success of War Horse still fresh in the memory, a new Michael Morpurgo adaptation is a big deal.

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Missing Peaky Blinders? Don’t worry, you can relive it at locations across the north

October 20, 2019 Comments Off on Missing Peaky Blinders? Don’t worry, you can relive it at locations across the north

To the outside world, Peaky Blinders is filmed at a series of locations in and around Birmingham, places that evoke the spirit of the early 20th century.

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Review: Alice Roberts, Digging into Britain’s Past

July 14, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Alice Roberts, Digging into Britain’s Past

She’s been on our television screens for nearly 20 years and yet Professor Alice Roberts still exudes the passion of a debutant when talking about anthropology, archaeology, anatomy and history.

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Years and Years

Review: Years and Years

July 4, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Years and Years

In recent months a good many television shows – your Fleabags, your Game of Throneses – have been hailed as landmarks in the history of the medium.

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John Thompson

Cold Feet meets The Street: Northern Soul chats to actor John Thomson

February 16, 2019 Comments Off on Cold Feet meets The Street: Northern Soul chats to actor John Thomson

There’s a sharp knock on my front door and I open it to find John Thomson standing on my doorstep.

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“At my best, I lose myself in my writing.” Melvyn Bragg talks to Northern Soul

December 12, 2018 Comments Off on “At my best, I lose myself in my writing.” Melvyn Bragg talks to Northern Soul

Self-doubt can be one of the biggest battles for writers.

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