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Thursday 10 April 2008

TV drama filming, Stevenson Square, Manchester

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.

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Filed under: Manchester,TV & film — GS @ 5:21 pm
Monday 15 October 2007

Most Haunted: Coronation Street

On YouTube I found an episode of Most Haunted from 2005 in which they visit the studios and outdoor set of Coronation Street.

The studio is built on a former graveyard they claim. This is not the 1960’s Granada block but a studio that was constructed next to Lower Byrom Street in the late 1980’s.

It’s a good story, but a quick look through some photographs on the Manchester City Council local image library suggests it isn’t true.

The site of St. John's Church, Byrom Street, Manchester
The site of St. John’s Church now. Photo date: November 2008

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Filed under: Buildings,History,Manchester,TV & film — GS @ 3:59 am
Tuesday 2 October 2007

Strike by ITV technicians, early 1970’s?

I was a TV addict when I was a child and this is something I have a dim memory of. Does anyone have more information?

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Filed under: TV & film — GS @ 9:46 am
Monday 30 July 2007

I’ve gone high-definition (video)

Check out my test footage from Friday:

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Filed under: Manchester,Net & technology,Video-making — GS @ 6:52 pm
Saturday 23 June 2007

Vaughn Lowery ad (video)

Famous across America for being the KMart Joe Boxer underwear guy, now Vaughn Lowery has done a great ad for the Houston Chronicle.

More KMart/Joe Boxer ads featuring Vaughn here and here. How long before we see this talented guy on British TV?


Filed under: Fun,The media — GS @ 1:27 am
Saturday 28 April 2007

Video-recorder switches TV channel?

Have you ever experienced that annoying situation where, every time you press ‘play’ or ‘stop’ on your video player, it switches the television from the AV input to a TV channel? Sometimes it can be a real pain in the bum when, for example, you’re rewinding a tape and want to see the onscreen counter.

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Filed under: Net & technology — GS @ 5:32 pm
Friday 27 April 2007

g7ukTalk: 27 April 2007

UPDATE (October 2008): this podcast has ‘retired’ into the archives. I’ve left the production notes below.

Chris joins me to talk about:

* Queer Up North: Europe’s leading queer arts festival which starts here in Manchester in the next few days, with events throughout May.

* Peter Tatchell

* Our show Bargain Hunters: why we haven’t made any more since June.

* Big Brother

* The TV phone scandals that have engulfed Britain recently and the recent BBC Panorama programme on the subject.

* The Basement Social Centre

* The Conservative Party

* Scally wear: we find out, does Chris own a hoody or any trackies?

* Doctor Who and Torchwood

 
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