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News: A Northern Soul - BBC Radio 4 Drama Wed 18th Feb 2015

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"Thirty-five years later and Mark, now a married father and a journalist living in London, interviews Jerry about the end of the Northern Soul scene."

 

Thanks for the heads up Mike. I'll listening - if only to find when this end of the Northern scene was... What's the odds on it being December 1981?

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Winning Jerry's friendship, he asks to go to Wigan Casino, voted the best club in the world - but Jerry questions Mark's authenticity and is undecided whether to take him.

 

Brings it all back to me, the authenticity test before you got on the bus.

 

Has anyone ever fallen out over northern soul?

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I'm all for a bit of artistic licence, but trouble is  these fictionalised versions become the accepted truth (like when Americans alter the facts when making 2nd world war films about tales of heroism by british forces, and in the film it's all about US servicemen who probably hadn't even joined in the war yet)
So with pedantic tongue firmly in cheek, and strictly for purposes of accuracy - I think Turner's were the last to cease actual car production, in 1966, althought the Clyno and most of the other car manufacturers stopped in 1929 or before, although a proud tradition (starting in 1884, we had Thomas Parker building cars) Wolverhampton didn't have a car factory when Wigan was open
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Oh my..., who advised them on this? I don't know where to start... But the end of Northern Soul started in 78 and finished arly 80s. Who'd have predicted that :)

To be honest I was working whilst listening to it, was bored sh56eless so might have missed something.

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I'm sure that was a Robert Wyatt track the play finished with which seemed an odd choice for a play about northern soul. I enjoyed it in parts but (and I  admit I wasn't giving it my full attention, maybe for the same reason as others) I wondered what the hell was going on at others.

Edited by Maark

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I didn't think that the play was about Northern Soul as such. It was more about the rise of Thatcher, the class struggle, the loss of manufacturing industry, the breaking of the unions, etc. The use of "Shipbuilding" at the end made perfect sense to me.

 

Oh, and it was about Mark getting his suede jacket back years later. :)

 

And I learned that there are no elves in Wolverhampton. :D

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Just played this back...can't believe the BBC have the nerve to peddle such tripe. Not sure how the sound track fitted with the dialogue. All in all, a complete waste of time, effort and license payers money. Would still like the mole at the Beeb to be unmasked...anyone any idea who is stuffing Northern Soul into every other advert, link, programme, jingle whatever opportunity arises?

Edited by FRANKIE CROCKER

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Just played this back...can't believe the BBC have the nerve to peddle such tripe. Not sure how the sound track fitted with the dialogue. All in all, a complete waste of time, effort and license payers money. Would still like the mole at the Beeb to be unmasked...anyone any idea who is stuffing Norhern Soul into every other advert, link, programme, jingle whatever opportunity arises?

The mole was active today......Toni Lamarr played on the Graham Norton Show.

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Just played this back...can't believe the BBC have the nerve to peddle such tripe. Not sure how the sound track fitted with the dialogue. All in all, a complete waste of time, effort and license payers money. Would still like the mole at the Beeb to be unmasked...anyone any idea who is stuffing Northern Soul into every other advert, link, programme, jingle whatever opportunity arises?

 

The mole was active today......Toni Lamarr played on the Graham Norton Show.

The BBC also have the Radio 6 Festival tonight in Newcastle 5 till 10.30 in Newcastle with Richard Searling, Ady Croasdell, Stuart Maconie, Elaine Constantine and Craig Charles

 

http://www.getintonewcastle.co.uk/whats-on/events/radio-6-music-festival-2015/

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