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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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Handbags at Dawn: Archers fans go to war on Facebook

November 8, 2016 Comments Off on Handbags at Dawn: Archers fans go to war on Facebook

Call me middle class, but accept that I’m from working class stock.

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The Archers: a national institution

September 28, 2016 Comments Off on The Archers: a national institution

Part of me likes to believes that I’m too young to listen to The Archers, Radio 4’s ‘ordinary tale of countryfolk’. But let’s face it, I’m in my mid-40s, live in a city and have never made jam. I’m probably the BBC’s target market for the show.

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Ben Batt: meet the Wigan actor making a name for himself

September 20, 2016 Comments Off on Ben Batt: meet the Wigan actor making a name for himself

“I love the mentality behind it,” Ben Batt tells me.

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Julie Hesmondhalgh in Black Roses

Black Roses: Julie Hesmondhalgh talks to Northern Soul

October 4, 2015 Comments Off on Black Roses: Julie Hesmondhalgh talks to Northern Soul

On August 11, 2007, Sophie Lancaster was beaten unconscious in Stubbylee Park, Bacup, and later died from her injuries in hospital.

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Simon Webb, BBC Philharmonic

Simon Webb, head of BBC Philharmonic, talks to Northern Soul

October 27, 2014 Comments Off on Simon Webb, head of BBC Philharmonic, talks to Northern Soul

As I wait in reception for the general manager of BBC Philharmonic, I notice a large crowd of people being body-scanned by security.

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Here’s One We Made Earlier: The Story of BBC Children’s Broadcasting

July 26, 2014 Comments Off on Here’s One We Made Earlier: The Story of BBC Children’s Broadcasting

Children’s TV: you watch it for about ten years, then you spend the rest of your life sitting in the pub reminiscing (in fact, if your passport lists your occupation as ‘bad stand-up comic’, you might even make a living making cracks about it).

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Here’s an exhibition we made earlier at The Lowry

July 14, 2014 Comments Off on Here’s an exhibition we made earlier at The Lowry

Muffin the Mule. Val, John and Peter. Zammo. Teletubbies. Mr Tumble. Tracy Beaker.

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From There To Here: a love letter to Manchester

May 23, 2014 Comments Off on From There To Here: a love letter to Manchester

From There to Here is a major new BBC drama. The editor of Northern Soul met the writer Peter Bowker and director James Strong.  

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Wolfblood author Debbie Moon talks to Northern Soul

September 7, 2013 Comments Off on Wolfblood author Debbie Moon talks to Northern Soul

Panting, out of breath, a wolf powers through the snow on a desolate moor. He is pursued: two wolves speed after him, bigger, shaggier and angrier…

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