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Out On The Floor... 80S Tv Film About Northern Soul

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Just seen this on youtube, not sure how i have never come across it before or even heard of it.... It looks like it was just put up on youtube this year, is this film/drama known by many, not sure how i have never heard of it before.... Could not watch it all as it failed to grab me :huh: .. In the credits it says dance adviser Kathy Burke???? is that the Kathy Burke, was/ his she  into northern?? i would not want any credits looking at the dance moves on this..... Help me out with some info, it really did take me by surprise... If this topic as already been done then please lock it....

 

 

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Written by Debbie Horsfield (right spelling?) of Clocking Out fame and funny enough caused huge outcry when it was shown on BBC's Wednesday play. I know this because Ive still got all the cuttings I was just about to upload to my FB 

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I can't watch it but was it the one done 81ish, end of Wigan. Sparse crowd sitting on a look a like stage and lots of funny pills leading to lady od? If so it was first on a Sunday night was it not, as I bribed my folks to go out, which they did every Sunday, and as it was a usual after Wigan Sunday thought it was safe, However I had went on so much about them to go out, they stayed in, I think they thought I was going to be in it or something!

They looked at my eyes funny for a long time after that.

It was pretty dreadful, sure Dave Evison was asked to consult and they ignored everything he said.

Or am I living in a parallel universe?

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Don't thinkn thats the same Kathy Burke, the TV KB is an ex London Mod and was around on the scene in the late 70s early 80s and Im sure she ran the Small Hours fan club (Memory failing?) Had a few drinks with her waaaaaay back in the Mildmay Pub before she went on to superstardom with Harry Enfield and remember her being just one of us, lovely girl.

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Lets have the cuttings please..... Was the outrage at the  bad acting/ dancing :huh:  :ohmy:  or the pill popping??

Will do as soon as I find which one of my cuttings book its in! Just been too look and not in the one I swear it should be in! However there are the letters re the This England Doc so will scan those too. 

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There's a review I did of this somewhere.  The bit I enjoyed the most was the girls line dancing.  I used to put this on the old VHS compilations back in the 90's.

You made some cash out of this Pete :hatsoff2:  :hatsoff2:  :hatsoff2:  :hatsoff2: .. You could sell sand to the Arabs...

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That rape scene was ridiculous; actually this makes Soul Boy seem well researched

I skipped it after a few mins, was losing the will to live... I missed the rape scene, will have to go back and watch it now without sounding like some sicko :ohmy:

 

ps..... Wow.. The way she goes back to finish him off....

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I remember watching this with my Mum as i was still st home then, cringing all the through. Througher questioning followed.

Questioning on what.... 

 

Do you dance like that ??

 

Do you dress like that ??

 

Do you treat women like that?

 

Do you over overdose on bombers ??

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They danced better than me, I pogo. No it was more... "So these Bombers.... Have you had them, you have haven't you, Jesus christ mary and Joseph you have. Etc etc etc for the next few years. Oh how we laughed. 

Questioning on what.... 

 

Do you dance like that ??

 

Do you dress like that ??

 

Do you treat women like that?

 

Do you over overdose on bombers ??

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extremely bizarre had to watch it all thanks Steve  :)    some good tunes there though both sides Flame N King and Lovelites  . We need a poll for this one  :lol:

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They danced better than me, I pogo. No it was more... "So these Bombers.... Have you had them, you have haven't you, Jesus christ mary and Joseph you have. Etc etc etc for the next few years. Oh how we laughed.

.. I take it your parents are Irish...

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I am sorry for uploading this to my youtube channel and i should have taken into consideration the amount of northern soul pensioners and their copycat knicker flashing antics.On another note I used to have a film called The Breaking Of Bumbo.I lost it for 15 years.Last night i went to an old mates and found the copy in his collection.Brief synopsis.Coldstream guard meets a svelte Joanna Lumley,she is a political activist,he falls for her,she recruits West Ham skins in crombies to attack the barracks,Dim from a Clockwork Orange gets injured,they go to a club where The Graham Bobd Organisation play Spribgtime In The City.I just need a new video to dvd recorder or dvd recorder.

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I am sorry for uploading this to my youtube channel and i should have taken into consideration the amount of northern soul pensioners and their copycat knicker flashing antics.On another note I used to have a film called The Breaking Of Bumbo.I lost it for 15 years.Last night i went to an old mates and found the copy in his collection.Brief synopsis.Coldstream guard meets a svelte Joanna Lumley,she is a political activist,he falls for her,she recruits West Ham skins in crombies to attack the barracks,Dim from a Clockwork Orange gets injured,they go to a club where The Graham Bobd Organisation play Spribgtime In The City.I just need a new video to dvd recorder or dvd recorder.

 

I need to see that!

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1983 it says.... I would have loved to be a fly on the wall in your house that night :D

 

click the link..

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3528814/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

 

It says 1982 on her web page, and adapted from theatre play she did earlier. That makes it more Rotherham time, which would say it was shown on a Saturday, unless I had went to a Saturday all-nighter? Confused, you will be after too many all-nighters  :D 

 

It also makes sense in one of the characters in the hairdresser show she wrote being conceived in the Wigan Casino car park. Obviously one of the vast majority who went straight if he could manage that half way through the night, allegedly.  :P

 

I will drop Dave Evison a note on FB, as sure he was originally involved. 

 

It was bad. 

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It says 1982 on her web page, and adapted from theatre play she did earlier. That makes it more Rotherham time, which would say it was shown on a Saturday, unless I had went to a Saturday all-nighter? Confused, you will be after too many all-nighters  :D

 

It also makes sense in one of the characters in the hairdresser show she wrote being conceived in the Wigan Casino car park. Obviously one of the vast majority who went straight if he could manage that half way through the night, allegedly.  :P

 

I will drop Dave Evison a note on FB, as sure he was originally involved. 

 

It was bad. 

 

Jock I saw this when it was first broadcast and I know I missed the end because I had to go and get the last bus from my girlfriends house, so this means that it was definitely not on on a saturday (when I'd have stopped over), it was either a sunday or early weeknight.  

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I watched this but it's different to how I remembered it. In fact I was almost tempted to think there might have been two versions. I remember it as even more low budget, as if filmed in tv studio and with a few better dancers. Probably just the mind playing tricks because the one I saw I'm pretty sure was on a Friday and I've just checked the ibdm link and the date shown was indeed a Friday. I also remember it ending with "There Can Be A Batter Way".

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Written by Debbie Horsfield (right spelling?) of Clocking Out fame and funny enough caused huge outcry when it was shown on BBC's Wednesday play. I know this because Ive still got all the cuttings I was just about to upload to my FB 

Remember watching it at the time. Clocking Off also had a Northern story line where one of the lead characters was hacked off because her boyfriend was away at nighters every weekend.

Dx

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Remember watching it at the time. Clocking Off also had a Northern story line where one of the lead characters was hacked off because her boyfriend was away at nighters every weekend.

Dx

 

It did, there's a clip of people dancing to The Champion, some 'proper' dancers from m/c were recruited for it

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joey boswell from BREAD  [  peter howitt ]   as the bad boy .  shame freddy boswell   wasnt featured as well .  remember people talking about this at the time but first time ive seen it .

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