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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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CBBC Summer Social - Mr Tumble

Win a family pass to the BBC Summer Social at Croxteth Hall, Liverpool

July 4, 2019 Comments Off on Win a family pass to the BBC Summer Social at Croxteth Hall, Liverpool

Win a family pass to the BBC Summer Social at Croxteth Hall, Liverpool. 

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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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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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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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The Worst Witch, CCBC

Review: CBBC’s The Worst Witch, Manchester Town Hall

January 9, 2017 Comments Off on Review: CBBC’s The Worst Witch, Manchester Town Hall

As a list of magical ingredients, it’s hard to beat. Manchester Town Hall on a Sunday afternoon in the run-up to Christmas with the festive German Market in full swing outside, playing host to several hundred excited children who have come to take part in a range of bespoke themed activities, all culminating in a gala preview screening of the first episode of a new CBBC adaptation of a modern classic.

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Scary Fairy, BBC

Craig Charles talks scary fairies and funk and soul with Northern Soul

January 9, 2017 Comments Off on Craig Charles talks scary fairies and funk and soul with Northern Soul

What do you get if you take Craig Charles, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Hansel and Gretel and shake them all up together? You get an invitation into the world of the Scary Fairy.

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To Walk Invisible, BBC

Review: To Walk Invisible, BBC, Hebden Bridge Picture House

December 24, 2016 Comments Off on Review: To Walk Invisible, BBC, Hebden Bridge Picture House

It is a cold, wet and windy night in Hebden Bridge.

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The Furchester Hotel

Northern Soul talks to Cookie Monster, Big Bird and Elmo at The Furchester Hotel

November 18, 2016 Comments Off on Northern Soul talks to Cookie Monster, Big Bird and Elmo at The Furchester Hotel

Midway through my chat with Cookie Monster, I ask him if his diet extends to anything non-cookie related and, if so, what?

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