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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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Christopher Eccleston

Review: Christopher Eccleston, Pilot Light Festival, Manchester

May 9, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Christopher Eccleston, Pilot Light Festival, Manchester

Christopher Eccleston has recently been described as a ‘northern powerhouse’.

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Sue Johnston

“You should absolutely grow old disgracefully.” Sue Johnston talks to Northern Soul

May 5, 2018 Comments Off on “You should absolutely grow old disgracefully.” Sue Johnston talks to Northern Soul

A fixture on our screens for more than 35 years, Sue Johnston’s telly CV is impressive: Brookside, The Royle Family, Waking the Dead, Coronation Street, Downton Abbey and Jam & Jerusalem to name but a few. 

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Morph

Exclusive: Morph talks to Northern Soul

April 21, 2018 Comments Off on Exclusive: Morph talks to Northern Soul

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 Comments Off on Let’s Watch TV together: Pilot Light TV Festival

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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