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In the years prior to music videos, live TV programs had a problem when artists were unable to appear. The viewers needed something to take their visual attention while the record was being played and producers decided to use ‘Go Go Girl’ dancers fashionably dressed in mini-skirts and high boots. In the UK, Top of the Pops (BBC 1) was the premier pop chart program and used a girl dance troupe called The Go-Jos, They were formed by Jo Cook in 1964 and she also was the choreographer.

Published in Music
Monday, 06 January 2020 14:40

Arlene Phillips’ Hot Gossip (1974–86)

Arlene Phillips was a modern jazz dancer and as a teenager, had moved to London, where she quickly established herself as a successful teacher and choreographer. In 1970, while teaching dance,

Published in Culture

Dear Bertie In Prison is a one-hour crime drama play. The performed reading will feature Mark Savage (an actor known to millions as Gripper in Grange Hill) and it’s happening on Saturday the 7th September at 3 pm the Hope Theatre, upstairs at the Hope and Anchor, 207 Upper Street, N1 1RL. A venue with a special place in rock'n'roll history.

Published in Culture

As the most-watched television show of 2019 so far, BBC One’s ‘Line of Duty’ has the nation hooked on attempting to solve who is behind the anti-corruption police drama’s Organised Crime Group (OCG).

Published in Film
Thursday, 11 April 2019 14:21

Something Else, BBC2 Aired 15th September 1979.

A classic episode featuring The Jam, performing When You’re Young and Eton Rifles, John Cooper Clarke reciting Chickentown whilst walking through Manchester, and the last ever television performance of Joy Division,

Published in Video of the Week
. Based on personal experience and mirrors perfectly what ex-smokers go through
Published in Video of the Week
Screenwriter and novelist GF Newman (22nd May 1948) best known for the creation of TV character Judge John Deed (2001-2007) starring the talented and versatile Martin Shaw, a maverick judge who forgoes the usual pomp and circumstance associated with our legal system, in particular the courtroom, and New Street Law (2006-2007), a drama about two rival law firms of barristers based in Manchester,
Published in Film
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
Published in Video of the Week
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 21:09

Tilbury Skinheads Documentary - BBC Radio 1980



If you ever find yourself heading south on the A13, chances are you are either lost or on your way to Tilbury in Essex. It is very much a town at the end of the line, as the Worlds End pub down by the docks testifies, and definitely not the sort of place you want to end up on your ownsome come nightfall.
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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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