Last night as Alex Thomson presented More4 News live from the City, a man pushed his way in front of the camera.
The experience of uncovering the widely misreported crowd figures at the Manchester Pride parade has given me a healthy scepticism towards anything I read in the press. A popular theme in the news these days is that the BBC is short of cash. But this is never put into a historical context. It seems that […]
It’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans History Month. If you grew up in Britain in the 1960s or 1970s then you probably remember the 13-part series Robinson Crusoe on BBC Television. This French production was shown many times between 1965 and the early 1980s, often during school holidays. Featuring handsome Robert Hoffman, people remember the programme […]
A marvellous Colgate toothpaste ad from the early 1980’s based on ‘Baggy Trousers’ by Madness. And here’s a version for the US market with some of the same kids. But with every trace of Britishness and most of the Madness imagery removed it doesn’t quite ‘get it’ and ends up looking like a dog’s dinner.
When William Lygon, the 7th Earl of Beauchamp was outed as a homosexual by his brother-in-law, in June 1931, his family banded together to protect him.
As I passed Stevenson Square on my way home, at 5.30pm, a film crew was shooting a drama for Granada TV in the Koffee Pot cafe.
The golden age of the low-budget British B-movie, at The Guardian. Some of these used to pop up on ITV in the early hours a decade ago. Maybe we need a dedicated British B-movie TV channel?