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I remember a kind of teen drama from the 80's named 'Going Out' about a group of school leavers, possibly in the London area.

It was quite gritty I suppose for the time, so went out late, 11.30pm-ish.

There was a Scottish punk/thug in the series who has just turned up on something on telly at the minute, who used to make their lives a misery, generally legging one or the other of the lads down the street or forcing himself on one of the girls, another of the young lad actors ended up in The Bill.

The character I want to talk about though was called Sammy; fat kid, milk bottle bottom specs, Pringle jumper, nice lad. Looks-wise definately a lower member of the group shall we say - but - whenever anyone asked where Sammy was, Sammy was in the record shop flicking through his beloved Northern section or in his room listening to his Soul sounds.

Sammy was a Soulie.

The first time TV kids drama had actually admitted that people like us existed...and it was so exciting waiting for Sammy's next (sh*t) Northern reference, that it became unmissable. They didn't give us much but the occassional whiff of our scene via Sammy on telly was enough.

You'd know the kid that played him, he always had them big bins on and got quite a bit of work throughout the 70's & 80's.

I'm sure he turns up in 'This Is England' but he just looks like a paedo these days.

Anymore errant Soulies that you know of?

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Before my time whistling.gif But here he is http://www.going-out.org.uk/sammy.htm

Thanks Rachel.

Here he was in Going Out:

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And here he is in This Is England.

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He's still got that Soulie-Chic hasn't he? shades.gif

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How the fukc does someone look like a peado ?

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It had that girl with the black hair, don't know her name, she appeared in loads of things in the 80's and 90's, seems to have disappeared now - she was lovely. I think.

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The whole lot can be watched on youtube, first episode here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioCg3DVS52c

with links to the rest

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I remember a kind of teen drama from the 80's named 'Going Out' about a group of school leavers, possibly in the London area.

It was quite gritty I suppose for the time, so went out late, 11.30pm-ish.

There was a Scottish punk/thug in the series who has just turned up on something on telly at the minute, who used to make their lives a misery, generally legging one or the other of the lads down the street or forcing himself on one of the girls, another of the young lad actors ended up in The Bill.

The character I want to talk about though was called Sammy; fat kid, milk bottle bottom specs, Pringle jumper, nice lad. Looks-wise definately a lower member of the group shall we say - but - whenever anyone asked where Sammy was, Sammy was in the record shop flicking through his beloved Northern section or in his room listening to his Soul sounds.

Sammy was a Soulie.

The first time TV kids drama had actually admitted that people like us existed...and it was so exciting waiting for Sammy's next (sh*t) Northern reference, that it became unmissable. They didn't give us much but the occassional whiff of our scene via Sammy on telly was enough.

You'd know the kid that played him, he always had them big bins on and got quite a bit of work throughout the 70's & 80's.

I'm sure he turns up in 'This Is England' but he just looks like a paedo these days.

Anymore errant Soulies that you know of?

Barry you are talking out of your ring!

Sammy was a snake!!

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Used to absolutely love this show, thanks for the u-tube link Pete

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Used to absolutely love this show, thanks for the u-tube link Pete

Dave

Yeah just get youtube downloader, download the lot in a few minutes, put them all together and - well thats the whole series to watch tonight

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Remember it well from late-1982. One of the girls (can't remember her name) had tooth braces but, get rid of those, and she was a cracking bit of stuff!

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Remember it well from late-1982. One of the girls (can't remember her name) had tooth braces but, get rid of those, and she was a cracking bit of stuff!

Michelle Winstanley - I googled her already :rolleyes:

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Sammy was a snake!!

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The whole lot can be watched on youtube, first episode here

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=ioCg3DVS52c

with links to the rest

Cheers Peter.

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Going Out was fantastic, it didn't seem to be on for long but it really did encapsulate what was going on for me at the time. Very few TV series get it right.

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A belting read that, well found.

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It had that girl with the black hair, don't know her name, she appeared in loads of things in the 80's and 90's, seems to have disappeared now - she was lovely. I think.

Oh yesh ! :rolleyes::lol::yes::yes::yes::lol:

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How the fukc does someone look like a peado ?

Errrr....

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Ray Burdis who gets a mention in the paper clipping has a little (vague whistling.gif ) soul/mod connection by the fact that he played in another thing that I used to watch after school in the mid 70's called 'Four Idle Hands' with Phil Daniels.

Same old story, two lads just finished school and looking for work - the script writers were a bit narrow back then wern't they?

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remember this show well , going to look at you tube , to see if it is still as good as i remember it.

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Ray Burdis who gets a mention in the paper clipping has a little (vague whistling.gif ) soul/mod connection by the fact that he played in another thing that I used to watch after school in the mid 70's called 'Four Idle Hands' with Phil Daniels.

Same old story, two lads just finished school and looking for work - the script writers were a bit narrow back then wern't they?

Other possible TV Soul Boys/Girls:

Rodders - (Only Fools) - Likes proper Norvern. Has loads of boots but does own an issue of Dean Parrish that he coverts. Del gave it him one Xmas

Godber - (Porridge) - 6T's lover. Grouty feeds his addiction smuggling 7s in, in the wash baskets and swapping 'em up for snout that Fletch wangles for him.

Gavin - (The Cuckoo Waltz) - loves to smooth women over his Spag Bol whilst playing them some bouncy Seventies soul. Fave track 'Love Is Serious Business'.

TC - (Magnum P.I.) - serious collector, loves his Shrine.

Baldrick - (Blackadder) - loves his 12th century Moderneth Souleth. Had a Hotbox but Edmund swapped it to Missus Miggins (Sam in a wig) for a pie.

Emma Peel - (The Avengers) - Invented the talc on the floor at all nighters. She used it to squeeze into her leather cat suit before hitting the floor.

Yosser Hughes - (Boys From The Blackstuff) - strangely, no one ever argued over vinyl prices with Yosser.

Any more?

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Ray Burdis who gets a mention in the paper clipping has a little (vague whistling ) soul/mod connection by the fact that he played in another thing that I used to watch after school in the mid 70's called 'Four Idle Hands' with Phil Daniels.

Same old story, two lads just finished school and looking for work - the script writers were a bit narrow back then wern't they?

I loved four idle hands. Cant say I remember Going Out. Although the girl with dark hair in Rachel's lonk looks really familiar.

BTW, if anyone is interested, Perry drinks in the Edinburgh pub, just off of Newington Green. He and a load of London based actors are always drinking there.

Its got a boxing gym upstairs. Its a typical spit and sawdust pub, like the ones that are disappearing at a rate.

The only negative, if its the same landlord. He is an arse. Cant bet to save his life, but thinks he's a pro.

Phil Daniels is always in there with a few of the guys from Lock Stock. Both the Birds of a feather friends drink in there occasionally. That blow job woman from Eastenders. plus loads more.

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I loved four idle hands. Cant say I remember Going Out. Although the girl with dark hair in Rachel's lonk looks really familiar.

BTW, if anyone is interested, Perry drinks in the Edinburgh pub, just off of Newington Green. He and a load of London based actors are always drinking there.

Its got a boxing gym upstairs. Its a typical spit and sawdust pub, like the ones that are disappearing at a rate.

The only negative, if its the same landlord. He is an arse. Cant bet to save his life, but thinks he's a pro.

Phil Daniels is always in there with a few of the guys from Lock Stock. Both the Birds of a feather friends drink in there occasionally. That blow job woman from Eastenders. plus loads more.

Christ, the nearest to stardom us Warrington lot get is when Ste Arnold (Ashley out of Corrie) pops in the bar for a pint or Kerry Katona falls out of it.

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Christ, the nearest to stardom us Warrington lot get is when Ste Arnold (Ashley out of Corrie) pops in the bar for a pint or Kerry Katona falls out of it.

I used to manage a bookies next door.

Phil Daniels would come in most Saturdays and we had our routine down to a fine art.

Phil - What price are Chelsea today guv?

Mikey - Who have they got Phil?

Phil - Cheltenham Ladies College third eleven I think.

Mikey - They've got no chance then. Name your price mate.

One actor who did know his stuff is the guy who used to play Pete Beale in Eastenders. If he came in to any of our shops and had a bet on a Greyhound. The phones would be red hot, and we'd all be down the nearest rival bookies lumping on.

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I used to manage a bookies next door.

Phil Daniels would come in most Saturdays and we had our routine down to a fine art.

Phil - What price are Chelsea today guv?

Mikey - Who have they got Phil?

Phil - Cheltenham Ladies College third eleven I think.

Mikey - They've got no chance then. Name your price mate.

One actor who did know his stuff is the guy who used to play Pete Beale in Eastenders. If he came in to any of our shops and had a bet on a Greyhound. The phones would be red hot, and we'd all be down the nearest rival bookies lumping on.

:laugh:

Nice story.

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Is there any truth in the rumour that there's going to be an update to Going Out, 27 years on? It's thought that it's going to be called "Coming Out"!

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OK I've downloaded them all and converted to DVD, I'll watch it tonight, if it's still any good I'll make a free copy for anyone who wants one.

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OK I've downloaded them all and converted to DVD, I'll watch it tonight, if it's still any good I'll make a free copy for anyone who wants one.

If you do make copies Pete I'll have one please, :thumbsup:

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Errrr....

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Well if that is humour its not funny,and probberly the worst type of stereo-typing i have seen on here.

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When I hear the phrase " Soul Boy " I cringe !!! As it reminds me of the above , not knocking it , as I'm sure a lot of ss members went BUT I was painted with this brush growing up , people thought I was into Lynx ( the group , not the spray !!! ) , Junior , Imagination , etc .... When I was trying to track down a copy of this !!!!!

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Well if that is humour its not funny,and probberly the worst type of stereo-typing i have seen on here.

I'll quote Perry himself on the character Megg Kenneth:

Good Q&A from Perry too "The character I play is called Megg, he is an adult that hangs around kids and talks absolute crap, the type of sad human being that does so because probably no other adults would take him seriously. He's a bit of a nonce case really.

I should have said he looks like a bit of a paedo then.

Apologies, my bad.

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I'll quote Perry himself on the character Megg Kenneth:

I should have said he looks like a bit of a paedo then.

Apologies, my bad.

all this pc is driving down adult conversation till it becomes meaningless and all one will be able to talk about is the fookin weather

long may you continue baz

cheers b

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I'll quote Perry himself on the character Megg Kenneth:

I should have said he looks like a bit of a paedo then.

Apologies, my bad.

He didnt say he got the part because of his looks did he ? he got the job cause he could act and played the part of a nonce,sorry bit of a nonce !

Imagine the job desciption,wanted actor must look like peado/nonce...........so again can someone tell me what one looks like ?

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I don't suppose anyone has a copy of Coast to Coast do they?

cheers

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I loved four idle hands. Cant say I remember Going Out. Although the girl with dark hair in Rachel's lonk looks really familiar.

BTW, if anyone is interested, Perry drinks in the Edinburgh pub, just off of Newington Green. He and a load of London based actors are always drinking there.

Its got a boxing gym upstairs. Its a typical spit and sawdust pub, like the ones that are disappearing at a rate.

The only negative, if its the same landlord. He is an arse. Cant bet to save his life, but thinks he's a pro.

Phil Daniels is always in there with a few of the guys from Lock Stock. Both the Birds of a feather friends drink in there occasionally. That blow job woman from Eastenders. plus loads more.

From Highbury..He ia also a big gooner fan...I remember his dad use to name drop him to every fooker!!!!!...xxx

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When I hear the phrase " Soul Boy " I cringe !!! As it reminds me of the above , not knocking it , as I'm sure a lot of ss members went BUT I was painted with this brush growing up , people thought I was into Lynx ( the group , not the spray !!! ) , Junior , Imagination , etc .... When I was trying to track down a copy of this !!!!!

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Sorry ..meant to add that i did a few Caisters....as well as some of the other 80s soul weekenders....and luvved every single debauched moment of it!!!!!....fantastic times...xxxx

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I don't suppose anyone has a copy of Coast to Coast do they?

cheers

Marcus

Been after a version for years (which would have to be a home recorded video) regularly trawl the net...only thing I found was this 6.gif

http://www.guerilla-...st_to_coast.htm

and this clip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDnJbJB8PyQ&feature=related

Ah well...back to work.

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The last time Coast To Coast was mentioned I did 42 FREE copies for people off here, I would do it again but it also cost me 42 lots of postage and jiffy bags so thats the last time I offer!

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There's a series on Channel 4 called No Angels at the moment, although the characters could not be described as "soulies" whoever programmes the backing music for various scenes certainly leans to the soulful side of things

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I'll quote Perry himself on the character Megg Kenneth: I should have said he looks like a bit of a paedo then.

Apologies, my bad.

Thought I recognised him, he was in This Is England.

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OK I've downloaded them all and converted to DVD, I'll watch it tonight, if it's still any good I'll make a free copy for anyone who wants one.

Hi Pete - I used to love this programme - I wouldn't mind a copy if there is one going begging - would love to see this again thumbup.gif

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Hi Pete - I used to love this programme - I wouldn't mind a copy if there is one going begging - would love to see this again thumbup.gif

Well I downloaded it all and stuck it all together but the quality is crap, it looks good on a tiny youtube screen but on a 42" telly it just looks like a load of coloured blobs! I'll try and improve the quality somehow, if not, it's not worth bothering with, honestly.

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Well I downloaded it all and stuck it all together but the quality is crap, it looks good on a tiny youtube screen but on a 42" telly it just looks like a load of coloured blobs! I'll try and improve the quality somehow, if not, it's not worth bothering with, honestly.

Well thanks for trying anyway its very good of you - If you do get one (heres hoping) I could always pick it up from a soul night in the future of if your at the Blackpool weekender perhaps which is my next jaunt.:wink: Only problem would be I haven't got a clue what you look like - although suppose could ask folk if they know who " Pete S "is - most people are in cognito on here (including me) LOL - Cheers though for your reply:thumbup:

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Well thanks for trying anyway its very good of you - If you do get one (heres hoping) I could always pick it up from a soul night in the future of if your at the Blackpool weekender perhaps which is my next jaunt.wink.gif Only problem would be I haven't got a clue what you look like - although suppose could ask folk if they know who " Pete S "is - most people are in cognito on here (including me) LOL - Cheers though for your replythumbup.gif

Yes well I'm 6 feet tall and have luscious brown hair and am usually dressed in an Armani suit, right folks? :lol:

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Yes well I'm 6 feet tall and have luscious brown hair and am usually dressed in an Armani suit, right folks? thumbsup.gif

Does that mean you are 4'11" bald and wear shorts and t. shirt? Well you may know me then - I'm 5'10 - long silky black hair - and wear smockstongue.gif Don't forget to say hello to me biggrin.gif The hunt is onthumbup.gif

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Does that mean you are 4'11" bald and wear shorts and t. shirt? Well you may know me then - I'm 5'10 - long silky black hair - and wear smockstongue.gif Don't forget to say hello to me biggrin.gif The hunt is onthumbup.gif

Fraid I'm not going but if I do get this thing sorted I'll post you one anyway..

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Fraid I'm not going but if I do get this thing sorted I'll post you one anyway..

Arhh your so sweet - thanks but don't go to any trouble honestly it all sounds complicated - cheers though for the thought wink.gif

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Get a room you two.

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