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Alexi Sayle joins the fight.

Question: there has been a sizeable spike in views on the site in the last couple of days, but why? . This is usually caused by Dominic having a new programme on TV, but if this is the case now … Continue reading

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The Unthinking Person’s Guide to the 1980s.

An interim review of The 1980s with Dominic Sandbrook, part 2 “Under pressure” First broadcast on BBC, 11th August 2016. Can be seen on BBC iPlayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07p0f9y/the-80s-with-dominic-sandbrook-2-under-pressure util 11th September 2016   The second part of The 1980s with Dominic … Continue reading

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Class, Consumers and Cookery:  how not to understand the 1980s.

A Review of The 1980s with Dominic Sandbrook part 1, “The Sound of the Crowd”.  First broadcast on BBC, 4th August 2016.  Available for 28 days on iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07n7gtn In this new series on the 1980s Dominic Sandbrook attempts … Continue reading

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Dominic – a load of balls?

Oh. I was hoping to ignore the new Dominic Sandbrook series on the Eighties.  But with a thousand views of this blog in the last three days, I guess I can’t.   So in the next few days I will … Continue reading

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Not the History of British Popular Culture

In place of a review of Let Us Entertain You: Part 2 In With the Old  (First shown on BBC2, 11th November 2015.  Available for a limited times on the BBC iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06pmdhp/dominic-sandbrook-let-us-entertain-you-2-in-with-the-old. As I have commented elsewhere I … Continue reading

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Telling Stories? Popular culture as the new British Empire.

A review of Dominic Sandbrook, Let Us Entertain You – Part one: The New British Empire (first broadcast on BBC2, 4th November 2015). Available for a limited time on the BBC iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06nw1vl/dominic-sandbrook-let-us-entertain-you-1-the-new-british-empire [This is a quickie, and the … Continue reading

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Let us misinform you

A few initial thoughts on Dominic’s offering tonight on my Twitter feed (https://twitter.com/MattCooperx).  Will put them together into a considered piece soon.

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