Category: Film & TV

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House of Cars

What do you get if you take the corner out of Cornerhouse? House? No, Home apparently… and now with more space, less character and a massive adjoining garage….

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New Broadcasting House

The BBC began to consider proposals for a TV and radio headquarters in Manchester in 1953. In 1967, Manchester Corporation suggested the All Saints Oxford Road site and…

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Cosgrove Hall 1976-2009

Last month, the old Cosgrove Hall building in Chorlton was finally knocked down after standing empty since 2008; as demolition began in November, Mark Hall, one of the…

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Wearing Thin

Concerning Self Made, a film by Gillian Wearing OBE. Self Made was shown at Manchester Cornerhouse on Saturday September 3rd 2011 (and simultaneously in other cities across Britain.)…

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The Wild Child’s Revenge

Concerning The Alcohol Years – a film by Carol Morley (2000) I enjoyed this film; thanks, Geraldine, for recommending it. In her mid-to-late teens, Carol Morley was notorious…

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The Changes

I’ve had ‘Mind At The End Of The Tether’ by Tackhead going round in my head all day since putting together the last post. ‘Our nation is on…

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The Oxford Road Show

By Geraldine In 1984 I found out that you could get in at the BBC, for free, to be in the audience of The Oxford Road Show. As…