It’s 20 years since the broadcast of the first episode of Queer As Folk on Channel 4. I shot these photographs later that year as the crew filmed the final episode of the second series on Canal Street in Manchester. As they did,the weather changed and there was a tremendous rain shower. On location on […]
Last month Lloyd Russell-Moyle, the Labour Member of Parliament for Brighton Kemptown, appeared on the ITV show “Lorraine.” During the interview he stated that the NHS PrEP Impact Trial was “now full” in England. That was completely untrue. I’m uncertain of the exact day of the interview but ITV published it on their YouTube page […]
The filming of Carry On Camping began 50 years ago on 7 October 1968. The house where Sid James and Bernard Bresslaw collect Joan Sims and Dilys Laye is at Pinewood Green, Iver. A mere 300 metres away from Pinewood Studios which is on the other side of Pinewood Road. Some of the neighbouring houses […]
An example of how the BBC is fiddling with the archive episodes of Top of the Pops that are being shown on BBC4 currently and effectively rewriting history in a way. Maybe to save itself from perceived “embarrassment” more than anyone else? This one is from 25 July 1985. Originally it starts with Gary Davies […]
You may have heard about the notorious raid on a drag ball at a temperance hall in Manchester in 1880? An article in The Guardian (Village People, 7 August 2004) refers to the incident, but it begins with the scene just over one hundred years later. In 1988 “Canal Street in Manchester city centre was […]
This BBC News report shows how a 7 inch vinyl record is made. It’s quite a process and involves a one-hundred-ton weight. Plus sad scenes as Radio One DJ Mike Read’s £1m record collection is sold following his bankruptcy.
Two days ago it was the fourth anniversary of the death of my mum. Tonight, four emails within thirty minutes: Tesco: ‘spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day’ Kodak: ‘remember Mother’s Day’ Asda: ‘treat your Mum this Mother’s day’ Ancestry.co.uk: ‘don’t keep mum about our great family history gifts’ One or two is fine but by […]