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Whilst the Tory government’s destruction of traditional industries during the 1980s was arguably just speeding-up the inevitable, it left scars which are still evidence in today’s Britain. Communities which have never really recovered, leaving towns and cities to decay. The traditional industrial heartland of the north of England was badly hit. With the decline of …

Despite being nominated for two Academy Awards, Sally Hawkins is one of Britain’s most under-appreciated actors. Whilst those turns in The Shape of Water and Blue Jasmine were both brilliant, they’re merely a couple of examples of her ability. Which she’s demonstrated repeatedly, not least in Tipping the Velvet and Fingersmith for the BBC and …

Whilst the Industrial Revolution may have profoundly changed Britain’s position in the world, that doesn’t mean to say that everyone benefited. Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham and other major industrial centres flourished but it was largely the factory owners who got rich. This wealth didn’t necessarily stretch outside of major cities. Copper, steel and iron ore provided …

Polish cinema finds itself in a very strange place at the moment. On the one hand, there are film-makers such as Pawel Pawlikowski, who with Ida and Cold War has produced two of the best European films of the last decade. Conversely, there has been a noticeable level of mainstream success from homegrown cinema of …

Matthew Holness is one of the great enigmas of British comedy. After being nominated for the Perrier Award at Edinburgh Fringe two years on the bounce, he brought his most famous creation to Channel 4 Television. Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace remains one of the most surreal and unique comedies Britain has ever produced. Then, he seemed …

In 1991, a body was discovered by German tourists in the Central Eastern Alps. They initially thought it was the recently-deceased corpse of a mountaineer, but remarkably it was discovered to belong to a man who lived between 3400 and 3100 BC. Scientific studies established that he was in his forties when he died and …

Southern Gothic is one of the most fascinating and enthralling areas of American writing and film-making. The sub-genre is characterised by flawed and eccentric characters, dilapidated rural communities, eerie events and an air of malice. This atmosphere has been most successfully captured on film in Charles Laughton’s Night of the Hunter, Elia Kazan’s A Streetcar …

There are few feats more difficult for a director than to instil a real sense of fear into their films. To build-up tension until the audience is at almost breaking point. One false move can easily break even the most intricately crafted pacing. There are many ways to do this. However, far too often filmmakers …

1 in 6 people over the age of 60 in the UK have dementia and someone develops the disease every 3 minutes. Last year, 18% of the British population was over 65. This figure is set to rise sharply, largely due to advancements in medical science and the lack of major wars or epidemics. We …

The teenage years can be tough. Whilst the vast majority come through the other side relatively unscathed, there are usually one or two scars picked-up along the way. These can be physical or mental. It’s a familiar struggle to find a place in the world with the shadow of adulthood looming large. In Billy O’Brien’s …