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 gritty northern police drama that ran from January 1962 to September 1978 and made household names of actors Frank Windsor, James Ellis, Stratford Johns and Brian Blessed.

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Chorlton Road

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look now.

This week’s image is taken at the junction of Chorlton Road and Stretford Road in Hulme. The photographer is standing on Chorlton Road looking north towards the Mancunian Way roundabout.

The street on the right is Hyde Street. Today Yew Street stands in roughly the same place.

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Chelsea Vs Manchester United. Theyve played each other in the final before with one win each and today is round 3 in FA Cup Final day! Any score predictions?
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