Z Cars

Z Cars

Believe it or not, popular Merseyside TV series Z Cars started life on a scriptwriter’s sickbed. Creator Troy Kennedy Martin was so bored when he was laid up with mumps that he tuned into police messages on his radio to pass the time. It gave him the idea for the...
When City and United topped the League

When City and United topped the League

Nostalgia looks back 50 years when City and United finished first and second in the league – and Real Madrid were tamed in the European Cup. Football’s First Division had a familiar ring to it half a century ago in May 1968. Top of the league – and already celebrating...
The Oldham Coliseum

The Oldham Coliseum

The Oldham Coliseum Theatre is one of the oldest theatres in the country. It is still used today and is notable for it’s pantomime productions. The theatre is situated near Oldham town centre and dates back to 1885. Once one of many theatre in the town, it is...