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Telly Visions: the good, the bad and the downright bewildering

October 8, 2020 Comments Off on Telly Visions: the good, the bad and the downright bewildering

In a new series for Northern Soul, Drew Tosh casts his critical eye over the best – and worst – of what’s on the box. From the latest must-see comedy and bingeworthy crime dramas to cutting-edge series and ubiquitous reality shows, Telly Visions is your go-to column for all things TV.

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BBC’s Mimi and the Mountain Dragon

“It’s about understanding.” Northern Soul previews the BBC’s Mimi and the Mountain Dragon

December 17, 2019 Comments Off on “It’s about understanding.” Northern Soul previews the BBC’s Mimi and the Mountain Dragon

With the all-conquering stage and screen success of War Horse still fresh in the memory, a new Michael Morpurgo adaptation is a big deal.

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In Defence of Edgar the Excitable Dragon (and Christmas fans everywhere)

November 18, 2019 Comments Off on In Defence of Edgar the Excitable Dragon (and Christmas fans everywhere)

The great Christmas advert battle has commenced.

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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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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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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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Can we learn valuable lessons in love from ITV’s Love Island? (No, I’m not kidding)

June 25, 2018 Comments Off on Can we learn valuable lessons in love from ITV’s Love Island? (No, I’m not kidding)

Ah, Love Island.

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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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