Manchester TV Dramas of the 80s

Manchester TV Dramas of the 80s

It was the TV show billed as the new Coronation Street when it launched to great fanfare on Friday August 30th 1985. Granada had high hopes for it. Set in Salford, they described it as a ‘continuing drama series’ rather than a ‘soap opera’. The TV studios confidently...
Liverpool’s Big Freeze

Liverpool’s Big Freeze

Resourceful Liverpool manager Bill Shankly knew just what to do when the Big Freeze of 1963 buried the Anfield pitch under a thick sheet of ice. He called in a local tractor owner with a disc harrower to split the ice so it could be bulldozed away before a Fourth...
Manchester’s Big Freeze

Manchester’s Big Freeze

The winter of 1962-3 was unique for Bolton Wanderers. They didn’t concede a point or a single goal – and never lost a match. But they didn’t win any either. In fact they failed to play at all from December 8th to February 16th. Bolton were frozen out – quite...