Scare on a Shoestring: A Look at Threads

A gory picture of Sheffield before, during and after a nuclear attack Starring: Reece Dinsdale, Karen Meagher; Co-featuring: David Brierley, Rita May, Jane Hazlegrove; Narrator: Paul Vaughan; Companies: BBC/Nine Network/Western-World Television Inc.; Transmitted: Sunday, 23 September 1984, BBC Two, 2130 hours; Writer: Barry Hines; Director and Producer: Mick Jackson. WARNING: this piece may contain spoilers. Britain in 1984 was hardly the […]

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Once Seen, Seldom Ventured: 2. The National Centre for Popular Music, Sheffield

A Silver Timpani Based White Elephant Sheffield has a proud musical heritage. From Joe Cocker to Jarvis Cocker, and Cabaret Voltaire to the Human League, it, along with Manchester and Liverpool would have been good places for a musical archive of some description. Whereas Liverpool and Manchester is world famous for its popular culture, few […]

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