Bits & Pieces – Belle Vue Action Group

Bits & Pieces – Belle Vue Action Group

September 4, 1982: Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Corrigan retires hurt only three minutes into the Division One match against Watford at Maine Road. It took a lot to down Big Joe. On this occasion it was a collision with Watford forward Nigel Callaghan resulting in a...
Manchester Sitcoms

Manchester Sitcoms

Nearest and Dearest, The Lovers, The Dustbinmen and The Cuckoo Waltz – many of the nation’s best-loved sitcoms sprang to life in the Manchester studios of Granada TV. A gifted group of writers, including Manchester’s Jack Rosenthal, produced some of comedy’s most...
Cantona

Cantona

Eric Cantona’s football career was a bit like Longfellow’s famous little girl with a curl right in the middle of her forehead. When she was good, she was very, very good. But when she was bad, she was horrid. Cantona, at his best, was breathtakingly good. At his...
Jack Rosenthal

Jack Rosenthal

Almost every Mancunian must have experienced and enjoyed the work of playwright and scriptwriter Jack Rosenthal. The life-long United supporter wrote 129 episodes of Coronation Street and more than 150 screenplays for film and TV, including London’s Burning, The...
Doctor Who

Doctor Who

Doctor Who, the nation’s favourite TV science fiction series, enjoys a powerful connection with Liverpool and the North West. Four actors from the region have played the Doctor since the programme’s launch in 1963 – and three more have appeared as his time-travelling...