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Haçienda, The

Erecting a Manhattan-style nightclub in Manchester was a daft idea; but it worked. In 1980, New Order were undertaking their first US tour. During their stay in...

Happy Mondays

Manchester (UK) band Happy Mondays took their name from a New Order song but came last in a 'Battle of the Bands' contest at New Order's Haçienda...

Inspiral Carpets

Formed initially as The Furs in Manchester, England, by schoolboy Graham Lambert. He was joined in the mid-80s by Stephen Holt, Tony Welsh and...

Smiths, The

A bedroom-trained recluse with limited experience in local punk bands, Steven Patrick Morrissey (who was also the ex-president of the UK New York Dolls fan club...

Stone Roses, The

It is hard to believe in retrospect, but The Stone Roses' eponymous debut album - now often cited as "the greatest British debut of...

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1990

1 9 7 7 (UK) 16 x 60 minute episodes Great Britain, 1990. A dystopian future (at the time) in which Britain is under the grip of...

Bounder, The

1 9 8 2 - 1 9 8 3 (UK) 14 x 30 min episodes Howard Booth (Peter Bowles) is a Raffles-like cultured cad, newly released from...

She’s The Sheriff

1 9 8 7 - 1 9 8 9 (USA) 48 x 30 minute episodes Widowed mother Hildy Granger (Suzanne Somers) is the Sheriff of Lakes County,...

Charlie Rich

After being discharged from the air force in the mid-fifties, Charlie Rich’s wife, Margaret Ann took some of his tapes to Sam Phillips' legendary...

Conan The Destroyer (1984)

Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to the role that provided his breakthrough as the muscle-bound mythical hero in Conan The Barbarian . . . but the kitsch magic...

Never The Twain

1 9 8 1 - 1 9 9 1 (UK) 67 x 30 minute episodes Simon Peel (Donald Sinden) and Oliver Smallbridge (Windsor Davies) contest a bitter...

Kraft Television Theatre

1 9 4 7 - 1 9 5 8 (USA) The Kraft Foods Co. was the sole sponsor of this dramatic anthology series that was the...