North West Film Archive
BBC North West Regional News and Documentary Film 1966-1986: Sample Film Clips - Entertainment
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Albert Finney
Felicity Goodey, snf, talking to Albert Finney and Harold Riley about their early years in Salford together (1977)
Felicity Goodey, snf, reports on the Northern Ballet Company's tenth anniversary (1979)
Charlie Caroli
Alistair Macdonald, snf, talking to Charlie Caroli, who has announced his retirement after 35 years with Blackpool Tower Circus (1979)
Richard Duckenfield reporting on preparations for a concert to mark the first anniversary of the murder of John Lennon (1981)
Ken Dodd
Richard Duckenfield, snf, reporting on Ken Dodd's former school in Knotty Ash where the pupils have honoured him (1982)
Tommy Fallon
Martin Henfield, snf, reporting on one man, Tommy Fallon, who always pays 22p for a pint of beer (1984)
Padiham Market
Julie Carter, snf, reporting on the re-opening of the 100 year old Padiham Market, Burnley, at a new location with a new look (1984)
Colin Philpott reporting on a motorcycle stunt act, the Cage of Death (1984)
Tony McCain
Comedian Tony McCain demonstrates how to jump on an egg without breaking it... whilst not wearing any trousers (1973)
Over sixties
Hundreds of over-sixties from Manchester on a trip to Buxton Pavillion Gardens for a day of ballroom dancing (1983)
Pool Manager Frank Cruickshank laments the demise of Blackpool open-air pool and there are shots of Blackpool tram depot (1983)
Daisy Nook
The Silcock family at their Daisy Nook fair, which they have held every Easter since the early 1900s (1983)
Les Dawson
Comedian Les Dawson takes a lighthearted look at Blackpool's attractions (1984)
Liverpudlian musicians are interviewed and presenter John Mundy interviews some young Mancunian buskers (1983)
Spandau Ballet
The band Spandau Ballet arrive by helicopter at a Radio One Roadshow in Newton-le-Willows and are greeted by Disc Jockey Bruno Brookes (1983)
Gracie Fields
Rochdale-born variety artist Dame Gracie Fields C.B.E. speaks to the BBC's John Burns (1969)
Follows the men who drive the landaus (carriages pulled by horses) along Blackpool's Golden Mile promenade (1975)
Palace Theatre
Interview with comedian Ken Dodd on the street outside Manchester's Palace Theatre (date unknown)
Highlights the attractions offered in Blackpool and Southport (1977)
Gerry Marsden
1960s pop star Gerry Marsden who was in the band Gerry and the Pacemakers describes his love of Liverpool (1983)