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Morph

Exclusive: Morph talks to Northern Soul

April 21, 2018 No Comments

It’s not easy interviewing a superstar.

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Royle Family

Let’s Watch TV together: Pilot Light TV Festival

April 18, 2018 No Comments

Back in the day, ‘watching the telly’ meant simply that: sitting in the living room staring at the television set in the corner when your show of choice was on.

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“My sexuality has never been an issue for me.” Dancing On Ice’s Matt Evers talks to Northern Soul

April 4, 2018 Comments Off on “My sexuality has never been an issue for me.” Dancing On Ice’s Matt Evers talks to Northern Soul

I’ve only tried ice skating once.

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Preview: Hull’s Headscarf Heroes, BBC Four

February 3, 2018 Comments Off on Preview: Hull’s Headscarf Heroes, BBC Four

Brian W. Lavery, author of The Headscarf Revolutionaries: Lillian Bilocca and the Hull Triple Trawler Disaster, writes for Northern Soul about a new BBC documentary, Hull’s Headscarf Heroes.

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A tribute to Peter Wyngarde

January 30, 2018 Comments Off on A tribute to Peter Wyngarde

Frills, coiffures and moustaches were at half-mast following the announcement that Peter Wyngarde, or Petunia Winegum as he was known in his queer circles, had passed away.

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Detectorists

Detectorists: small-scale, low-key and utterly perfect

December 31, 2017 Comments Off on Detectorists: small-scale, low-key and utterly perfect

In a year when pure joy has generally been in short supply, the third series of the BBC sitcom Detectorists has been a cultural highlight.

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The League of Gentlemen: why the time is right for revival

December 15, 2017 Comments Off on The League of Gentlemen: why the time is right for revival

Well, they did say ‘you’ll never leave’.

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Peaky Blinders, © Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd & Tiger Aspect Productions Ltd 2017. Photographer: Robert Viglasky

Review: Peaky Blinders, Season Four, Episode One

November 16, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Peaky Blinders, Season Four, Episode One

“We’re going back…back to Small Heath,” says a blood-spattered Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) in the opening episode of Peaky Blinders, season four.

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“The success of Danger Mouse took us all by surprise.” Brian Trueman talks about the legacy of Manchester animation studio, Cosgrove Hall

October 23, 2017 Comments Off on “The success of Danger Mouse took us all by surprise.” Brian Trueman talks about the legacy of Manchester animation studio, Cosgrove Hall

Cosgrove Hall was the little animation studio that could.

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Julie Hesmondhalgh, Broadchurch

Julie Hesmondhalgh talks Broadchurch, Brexit and the importance of theatre

April 17, 2017 Comments Off on Julie Hesmondhalgh talks Broadchurch, Brexit and the importance of theatre

It’s the final episode of Broadchuch tonight. If like Northern Soul you’ve been gripped by the last series of this superlative drama, that’s due in no small part to Julie Hesmondhalgh’s gripping portrayal of a rape victim.

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