Marsden Silver Prize Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (4th December 2022)

Lofty and Co. lifts audience with polished performance

Christmas is getting closer now. As you would expect, brass bands the world over would be polishing their festive programme. It is a busy time for many bands, whether private functions, live concerts or supermarket gigs. For many people, seeing their local brass band is a part of their Christmas as much as turkey and stuffing or falling asleep in front of the latest James Bond movie.

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The Ghost of Quizmas Past: 5. Cheggers Plays Pop (1978 – 86)

Cheggers’ teenage rampage

Our Clip of Quizmas Past:

  • Quiz: Cheggers Plays Pop;
  • Presenter: Keith Chegwin;
  • Made by: BBC Manchester for BBC One (New Broadcasting House, Oxford Road, Manchester);
  • First shown: Monday 10th April 1978.

Mondays. A day that Bob Geldof said he would like to shoot in its entirety. A day that inspired the UK’s best selling 12″ single. For schoolchildren, a day that fills many with dread. Back to the same old teachers, back to the same rowdy rickety buses twice a day.

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