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

October 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

October 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

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

August 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

August 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

August 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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