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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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Entertainment or history?

I have been a little tardy in posting a review of Dominic’s new book, The Great British Dream Factory, but it is up to his usual standards (that is large chunks of it are driven by one or two sources) … Continue reading

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An historian on the edge of time.

A review of Tomorrow World’s: An Unearthly History.  Part 4 – Time (first broadcast BBC2, 13th December 2014). [Spoiler alert:  This article contains spoilers for Looper and Twelve Monkeys] Of all the programmes in this series, this last instalment is … Continue reading

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The Shape of Things to Come

I will be posting a review of the last part of the BBC2 series Tomorrow’s World: The Unearthly History of Science Fiction, “Time Travel”, in the next few days, probably a little after Christmas.  This was very thin stuff.  Much … Continue reading

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