• The music of ‘All Creatures’ — Masterpiece Q&A with composer, Alexandra Harwood

    The music of ‘All Creatures’ — Masterpiece Q&A with composer, Alexandra Harwood

    When one thinks of the key elements to any successful British drama series, you immediately talk about the superior writing (think Downton Abbey), the brilliant acting (think Sherlock) and the visually stunning landscape (think Poldark). One other element, however, that goes relatively unnoticed but is equally as important in the creation of an overall success is […]

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  • A pre-‘Grantchester’ Robson Green once topped the UK charts with Robson & Jerome

    A pre-‘Grantchester’ Robson Green once topped the UK charts with Robson & Jerome

    From the ‘Department of Who-Knew’ comes today’s post about the singing career of a pre-Grantchester Robson Green. Turns out that in November 1994, in an episode of the UK television drama series Soldier Soldier, actors Robson Green and Jerome Flynn performed “Unchained Melody” as an impromptu duo The Unrighteous Brothers after the entertainment failed to appear at a wedding. Their […]

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  • Italy’s Måneskin grabs Eurovision Song Contest 2021 title!

    Italy’s Måneskin grabs Eurovision Song Contest 2021 title!

    The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 is in the books with Italy’s Måneskin being crowned the winner thus winning the right for the country to host the 2022 competition. Almost as good as watching this years final was following Radio Times’ blow-by-blow live blogging of the biggest and the most bizarre moments from this year’s event. As usual, some of these […]

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  • Return to the Swinging Sixties with PBS’ ‘Best of the 60s: Ready Steady Go!’

    Return to the Swinging Sixties with PBS’ ‘Best of the 60s: Ready Steady Go!’

    Ready Steady Go!, a.k.a. RSG!, was a British rock/pop music television program broadcast every Friday evening from 9 August 1963 until 23 December 1966 on ITV. The show went out early on Friday evenings with the tagline “The weekend starts here!“, and was introduced by the Surfaris’ “Wipe Out”, later by Manfred Mann’s “5-4-3-2-1”, then Manfred Mann’s “Hubble Bubble Toil […]

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  • Remembering the Cream Reunion Concert as The Royal Albert Hall celebrates 150 years!

    Remembering the Cream Reunion Concert as The Royal Albert Hall celebrates 150 years!

    The one and only Royal Albert Hall has been home to more legendary moments in music history then the law allows. While the past year has been more than challenging for this iconic venue, the concert hall that borders London’s Hyde Park in South Kensington is nothing short of a national treasure….and, has been for 150 years! My first memory of attending a concert at Royal Albert Hall occurred some 15+ years ago in 2005 to see the Cream Reunion Concert as part of the filming for the PBS series Great Performances, 

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  • Happy Birthday, George Harrison — 25 February 1943

    Happy Birthday, George Harrison — 25 February 1943

    Sometimes known as ‘the quiet Beatle’, George Harrison would have been 78 years young today. The Liverpool-born musician, singer-songwriter, music and film producer and, oh yeah, lead guitarist of the Beatles passed away in November 2001 of lung cancer at the very young age of 58. While most Beatles fans will immediately identify with songs written […]

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