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The Secrets We Keep by Jonathan Harvey

I don’t know what I was expecting from this book, I’d never read any of Harvey’s previous novels, but I knew the name.

For those that don’t, he is the man behind ‘Gimme, Gimme, Gimme’, ‘Beautiful Thing’ and ‘Beautiful People’ as well as having written over two hundred episodes of ITV soap ‘Coronation Street’. 496 more words


Book Review: The Girl Who Just Appeared by Jonathan Harvey

I picked up this book in a second hand book shop when I was looking for something light hearted to read.  In the biog at the front of the book Jonathan lists his win of the Spacehopper Champion at Butlins, Pwllheli in 1976 s one of his notable achievements.   299 more words

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Gimme Gimme Gimme creator: ‘Risky’ comedy never gets made today

The creator of BBC sitcom Gimme Gimme Gimme has said the show would never get made today.

The show ran for three years from 1999 to 2001 – and was the BBC’s first sitcom with an openly gay lead male character. 219 more words


Classic Film: Beautiful Thing

BEAUTIFUL THING, Scott Neal, Glen Berry, Tameka Empson, 1996, (c) Sony Pictures Classics

There is a certain responsibility that comes with the production of any coming-of-age film. 517 more words

Beautiful Thing

Review – Beautiful Thing, Leicester Curve Studio, 30th May 2015

At the risk of repeating myself, gentle reader, back in the Dark Ages I undertook postgrad research into the effects of the withdrawal of stage censorship, and, as a result, potentially censorable (or just plain… 1,374 more words

Chris Sparkle