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Like many of my generation, the BBC situation comedy Dad’s Army was prime time viewing during the mid-seventies.  A show about the British Home Guard, a collection of volunteers doing their best at a British coastal town to prevent a Nazi invasion during wartime Britain. The volunteers were usually too old to join the army, hence the common nickname Dad’s Army.

Published in Film
Monday, 14 October 2019 16:13

Have Our Comedic Tastes Changed?

There is a lot of talk on social media about not being able to be funny anymore without offending anyone

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. Based on personal experience and mirrors perfectly what ex-smokers go through
Published in Video of the Week
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 19:48

Alan Partridge: Why, When, Where, How and Whom?

We hear from the man behind the man himself, Steve Coogan, as well as the acclaimed team that created him 25 years ago. That cohort of writers and performers would become some of the most celebrated and distinctive comic voices of their generation
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Documentary style sitcoms or ‘mockumentaries’ have proven to be quite popular during the early noughties up until now.
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Late in the evening on November 4, 2008, I discovered that the America in my head was real.
Published in Film
Thursday, 03 November 2016 14:57

Charlie Drake Remembered


Charles Edward Springall was born in 1925 in the Elephant and Castle, Southwark, South London.
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Alfred Hawthorne Hill was born in Southampton, Hampshire. During World War II, he was evacuated to various towns along the West Coast of England.
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Up until now the live experience of Salford’s official bard has eluded me for thirty-one years, although why I’m not quite sure.

Published in Culture
Saturday, 06 October 2012 14:31

Street Sounds

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Street Sounds is a new mag dedicated to punk, Ska, Mod, Casuals and all aspects of working class culture Issue #1 is out now costing £2 Here is the Mission Statement
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