Category Archives: radio drama

Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch…… Selma….its 1965 and in this small town in Alabama black people make up 50% of the population but only 2% have been allowed to vote. This is the story of the campaign in Selma to get the vote and … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch…. .Big Eyes (general release)..the real life story of artist Margaret Keane. In the late 50s she fled one husband with her child to pursue her life as an artist only to meet up with William Keane who pretended to … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch… the Northern premiere of GMO OMG…presented by Manchester Film Co-op, in association with GM Free GM and Ethical Consumer, a film by Jeremy Seifert, taking place as part of the Levenshulme Food and Drink Festival. GMO OMG director Jeremy … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch.. The Happy Lands (2012) Set in Fife in Scotland in 1926,  it uses a combination of dramatic scenes, archive film and local people as actors  to tell the story of the miners’ strike which lasted from May to November. … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch…..two films and hear some live music…Manchester Film Cooperative’s next event is at the Antwerp Mansion in downtown Rusholme. Antwerp Mansion is: a renovation project, aiming to turn a beautiful but run down Victorian Mansion into a Music, Art and … Continue reading

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Political Women (10) Alice Nutter

Alice Nutter … Formerly in Chumbawamba, now a regular scriptwriter for TV and radio, Alice is from a working class family in Burnley, Lancashire: It’s a myth that all working class people are leftwing. My parents were weavers, but were … Continue reading

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Stop! Look! Listen! a weekly selection of some of my favourite films/books/people…

Watch… Shabby Tiger. Made by Granada TV in 1973 it’s the adaptation of  a novel by Howard Spring. Set in 1930’s Manchester,  it’s the love story between an artist and an Irish waitress,  and  the story of how the depression … Continue reading

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