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“Once you’ve done Blue Peter, I think you can face most things.” Northern Soul meets Blue Peter presenters, past and present

Oct 27, 2018 Comments Off on “Once you’ve done Blue Peter, I think you can face most things.” Northern Soul meets Blue Peter presenters, past and present

When I was growing up, I had two career ambitions: 1) to be a pop star, and 2) to be a Blue Peter presenter.

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TV Review: Doctor Who

Oct 8, 2018 Comments Off on TV Review: Doctor Who

Understandably, most of the buzz about the return of Doctor Who has been around the casting of Jodie Whittaker, with some of the more dimwitted commentators announcing that the show was now dead to them with an actual female woman in the lead.

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The media’s fascination with Theresa May’s dancing is a fig leaf for the government’s incompetency

Sep 1, 2018 Comments Off on The media’s fascination with Theresa May’s dancing is a fig leaf for the government’s incompetency

Another day, another bone-scorchingly uncomfortable video of the Prime Minister doing the rounds.

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Closets The Musical, Hope Mill Theatre

Closets: Sam Retford talks to Northern Soul about time travel, typecasting and telly fame

Aug 27, 2018 Comments Off on Closets: Sam Retford talks to Northern Soul about time travel, typecasting and telly fame

A regular theme of new writing for theatre is the coming-out story, with writers regularly reflecting on their formative gay experiences.

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Justin Pearson

Set on fire and fighting with Wonder Woman, it’s all in a day’s work for stunt coordinator Justin Pearson

Aug 11, 2018 Comments Off on Set on fire and fighting with Wonder Woman, it’s all in a day’s work for stunt coordinator Justin Pearson

There is footage of Justin Pearson jumping out of a window, covered in flames from head to foot and having a table kicked at him by Wonder Woman.

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“Northern voices are always my go-to place.” Age Before Beauty and Poldark writer Debbie Horsfield talks to Northern Soul

Aug 7, 2018 Comments Off on “Northern voices are always my go-to place.” Age Before Beauty and Poldark writer Debbie Horsfield talks to Northern Soul

You’d have to be allergic to magazine racks to miss the new series by Debbie Horsfield on BBC1.

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Review: CBBC Summer Social, Croxteth Country Park, Liverpool

Aug 7, 2018 Comments Off on Review: CBBC Summer Social, Croxteth Country Park, Liverpool

In the build-up to CBBC’s inaugural three-day Summer Social at Croxteth Country Park, much of the chatter on the local parental grapevine was about one subject: cost.

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Love Island, ITV

Can we learn valuable lessons in love from ITV’s Love Island? (No, I’m not kidding)

Jun 25, 2018 Comments Off on Can we learn valuable lessons in love from ITV’s Love Island? (No, I’m not kidding)

Ah, Love Island.

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Woke Charlotte, Pilot Light TV Festival, HOME, Manchester

Review: Sex and the City – The world according to #WokeCharlotte, Pilot Light TV Festival, Manchester

May 9, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Sex and the City – The world according to #WokeCharlotte, Pilot Light TV Festival, Manchester

When I was in my early 20s I loved the TV show Sex and the City.

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Utopia Memoriam

Review: Utopia, Pilot Light TV Festival, Manchester

May 9, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Utopia, Pilot Light TV Festival, Manchester

Now in its third year, Pilot Light TV Festival continues to offer discerning diversions to those whose passion for the potential of the medium remains devout.

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