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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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Götterdämmerung, Opera North

July 8, 2014 Comments Off on Götterdämmerung, Opera North

On a really sunny day and with the quarter finals of the World Cup looming, I set off to the darkness of The Lowry in Salford for a six and a half hour performance of the last of the Ring Cycle, Götterdämmerung.

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Rebecca Ryan: from Shameless to A Taste of Honey

June 7, 2014 Comments Off on Rebecca Ryan: from Shameless to A Taste of Honey

Actress Rebecca Ryan is a Northern girl. She is Manchester born and bred.

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La Bohème

May 15, 2014 Comments Off on La Bohème

Despite being an institutionalised bourgeois of many years standing, in my heart of hearts I am a bohemian.

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Scooby-Doo, where are you?

April 16, 2014 Comments Off on Scooby-Doo, where are you?

It’s a scene repeated endlessly the world over: a child in a shop wants to buy the book/magazine/toy/bedspread with their favourite character emblazoned on it

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Portrait Paradise at The Lowry

April 7, 2014 Comments Off on Portrait Paradise at The Lowry

The portrait began with caveman spitting pigment over the back of their hands onto walls.

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The Girl of the Golden West

March 8, 2014 Comments Off on The Girl of the Golden West

A few years ago, when I still had a fist full of dollars, I visited a small mining town between Santa Fe and Albuquerque called Madrid. It was a one-horse town with a single road running through it.

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National Theatre Live: the stage on the silver screen

March 6, 2014 Comments Off on National Theatre Live: the stage on the silver screen

Alastair Michael reflects on the challenges of broadcasting theatre to cinema audiences on his trip to see War Horse at Manchester’s Odeon.

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Multi-Cultural Voices

March 5, 2014 Comments Off on Multi-Cultural Voices

If you believed Ukip’s rhetoric you might think multi-cultural Britain is a bad thing.

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