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Joanne Whalley
Joanne Whalley (born 25 August 1961)[1] is an English actress who began her career in 1974. She has since amassed numerous credits, primarily on television, but also in nearly 30 feature films, including Dance with a Stranger
Dance with a Stranger
(1985), Willow (1988), Scandal (1989), The Secret Rapture (1993) and Mother's Boys
Mother's Boys
(1994). Following her marriage to Val Kilmer
Val Kilmer
in 1988, she was credited as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer until their divorce in 1996. Whalley was nominated for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for the 1985 BBC
BBC
serial Edge of Darkness, and was nominated for a Best Actress Golden Nymph Award
Golden Nymph Award
at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival
Monte-Carlo Television Festival
for the 2011 series The Borgias
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Salford, Greater Manchester
Salford (/ˈsɒlfərd/) is a town in the City of Salford, a city and metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, in North West England. It is sited in a meander of the River Irwell, which forms in part its boundary with the city of Manchester
Manchester
to the east. The Salford wards of Broughton and Kersal
Kersal
are on the other side of the river. With neighbouring towns to the west, Salford forms the local government district of the City of Salford, which is administered from Swinton. The former County Borough of Salford, which included Broughton, Pendleton and Kersal, was granted honorific city status in 1926; in 2011 it had a population of 103,886[1] and occupies an area of 9719 hectares
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Abbey Road Studios
Abbey Road
Abbey Road
Studios (formerly known as EMI
EMI
Studios) is a recording studio at 3 Abbey Road, St John's Wood, City of Westminster, London, England.[1] It was established in November 1931 by the Gramophone Company, a predecessor of British music company EMI, which owned it until Universal Music took control of part of EMI
EMI
in 2013. Abbey Road
Abbey Road
Studios is most notable as being the 1960s' venue for innovative recording techniques adopted by the Beatles, Pink Floyd, the Hollies and others. One of its earliest world-famous-artist clients was Paul Robeson, who recorded December 1931 and went on to record many of his best-known songs there. Towards the end of 2009, the studio came under threat of sale to property developers
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Lancashire
Lancashire
Lancashire
(/ˈlæŋkəʃər/ LANG-kə-shər, /-ʃɪər/ -sheer or, locally, [ˈɫaŋkɪʃə(ɻ)];[2] abbreviated Lancs.) is a county in north west England. The county town is Lancaster although the administrative centre is Preston. The county has a population of 1,449,300 and an area of 1,189 square miles (3,080 km2). People from Lancashire
Lancashire
are known as Lancastrians. The history of Lancashire
Lancashire
begins with its founding in the 12th century. In the Domesday Book
Domesday Book
of 1086, some of its lands were treated as part of Yorkshire. The land that lay between the Ribble and Mersey, Inter Ripam et Mersam, was included in the returns for Cheshire
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How We Used To Live
How We Used to Live is a British educational historical television drama written by Freda Kelsall and sometimes narrated by Redvers Kyle and John Crosse, both employed as continuity announcers at Yorkshire Television at the time of production. Production began in 1968 at the YTV studios in Leeds
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Juliet Bravo
Juliet Bravo
Juliet Bravo
is a British television police procedural drama series, first broadcast on 30 August 1980, that ran for six series and a total of eighty-eight episodes on BBC1.[1] The theme of the series concerned a female police inspector who took over control of a police station in the fictional town of Hartley in Lancashire. The lead role of Inspector Jean Darblay was initially played by Stephanie Turner, but after the third series, she was replaced by Anna Carteret
Anna Carteret
in the role of Inspector Kate Longton. Carteret remained with the series until its demise in 1985.[2] The series was devised by Ian Kennedy Martin, who had already enjoyed success with another police drama series, The Sweeney
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Soap Opera
A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction presented in serial format on television, radio and in novels, featuring the lives of many characters and focusing on emotional relationships to the point of melodrama.[1] The term soap opera originated from radio dramas being sponsored by soap manufacturers.[2] In the United Kingdom, BBC Radio
Radio
started to broadcast The Archers
The Archers
in May 1950
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Coronation Street
Coronation Street
Coronation Street
(also known as Corrie) is a British soap opera created by Granada Television and shown on ITV since 9 December 1960.[1] The programme centres on Coronation Street
Coronation Street
in Weatherfield, a fictional town based on inner-city Salford,[2] its terraced houses, café, corner shop, newsagents, building yard, taxicab office, salon, restaurant, textile factory and the Rovers Return pub. In the show's fictional history, the street was built in 1902 and named in honour of the coronation of King Edward VII. The show airs six times a week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 7:30-8 pm and 8:30-9 pm
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Emmerdale
Emmerdale
Emmerdale
(known as Emmerdale
Emmerdale
Farm until 1989) is a British soap opera set in Emmerdale
Emmerdale
(known as Beckindale until 1994), a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales. Created by Kevin Laffan, Emmerdale
Emmerdale
Farm was first broadcast on 16 October 1972. Produced by ITV Yorkshire, it has been filmed at their Leeds
Leeds
studio since its inception. The programme has been broadcast in every ITV region. The series originally appeared during the afternoon until 1978, when it was moved to an early-evening time slot in most regions; London and Anglia followed during the mid-1980s. Until December 1988, Emmerdale took seasonal breaks; since then, it has been broadcast year-round. Episodes air on ITV weekday evenings at 19:00, with a second Thursday episode at 20:00. The programme began broadcasting in high definition on 10 October 2011
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Groupie
The term groupie is a slang word that is commonly used in reference to fans of a particular musician, band, or celebrity who follow the group- or individual- while they are touring, or who attend as many of their public appearances as possible. The word is often used to enforce sexist gender roles, stereotyping and prejudices, as "public references to male groupies are few and far between, but when they do occur, male groupies are represented as sexually passive and unappealing."[1]Contents1 Origin in music 2 Space program 3 Sports 4 In popular culture4.1 Film 4.2 Literature 4.3 Music4.3.1 Groupies 4.3.2 Songs4.4 Television5 See also 6 References 7 External linksOrigin in music[edit]This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed
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Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd
were an English rock band formed in London
London
in 1965. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. Distinguished by their use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, extended compositions, and elaborate live shows, they are one of the most commercially successful and influential groups in popular music history. Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd
were founded by students Syd Barrett
Syd Barrett
on guitar and lead vocals, Nick Mason
Nick Mason
on drums, Roger Waters
Roger Waters
on bass and vocals, and Richard Wright on keyboards and vocals
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The Shangri-Las
The Shangri-Las
The Shangri-Las
were an American pop girl group of the 1960s. Between 1964 and 1966 they charted with teen melodramas, and remain especially known for their hits "Leader of the Pack", "Remember (Walking in the Sand)" and "Give Him a Great Big Kiss."Contents1 Early career 2 Success at Red Bird Records 3 Public image 4 Disintegration and retirement 5 Influence 6 Discography6.1 Timeline 6.2 Studio albums 6.3 Compilation albums 6.4 Singles7 Notes 8 References 9 External links9.1 ListeningEarly career[edit] The group was formed at Andrew Jackson High School in Cambria Heights, a neighborhood in Queens, New York
Queens, New York
City, in 1963
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Cheshire
Cheshire
Cheshire
(/ˈtʃɛʃər/ CHESH-ər, /-ɪər/ -eer;[2] archaically the County Palatine of Chester)[3] is a county in North West England, bordering Merseyside
Merseyside
and Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester
to the north, Derbyshire to the east, Staffordshire
Staffordshire
and Shropshire
Shropshire
to the south and Flintshire, Wales
Wales
to the west. Cheshire's county town is Chester; the largest town is Warrington.[4] Other major towns include Congleton, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Macclesfield, Northwich, Runcorn, Widnes, Wilmslow, and Winsford.[5][6] The county covers 905 square miles (2,344 km2) and has a population of around 1 million
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Twinkle (singer)
Lynn Annette Ripley[1] (15 July 1948 – 21 May 2015), better known by the stage name Twinkle, was an English singer-songwriter. She had chart successes in the 1960s with her best known songs, "Terry" and "Golden Lights".Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Death 5 Discography5.1 Singles 5.2 EP 5.3 Album 5.4 Compilations6 See also 7 References 8 External linksEarly life[edit] Born in Surbiton, Surrey
Surrey
into a well-to-do family, Ripley was known to her family as "Twinkle"
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Stan Barstow
Stanley Barstow FRSL
FRSL
(28 June 1928 – 1 August 2011)[1] was an English novelist.[2]Contents1 Biography 2 Bibliography 3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] Barstow was born in Horbury, near Wakefield
Wakefield
in the West Riding of Yorkshire. His father was a coal miner and he attended Ossett
Ossett
Grammar School. He worked as a draughtsman and salesman for an engineering company.[3] He was best known for his 1960 novel A Kind of Loving, which has been turned into a film, a television series, a radio play and a stage play. The author's other novels included Ask Me Tomorrow (1962), The Watchers on the Shore (1966) and The Right True End (1976)
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Alan Bleasdale
Alan Bleasdale (born 23 March 1946) is an English screenwriter, best known for social realist drama serials based on the lives of ordinary people. A former teacher, he has written for radio, stage and screen, and has also written novels. Bleasdale's plays typically represented a more realistic, contemporary depiction of life in that city than was usually seen in the media.Contents1 Early life 2 Broadcasting 3 Personal life 4 References 5 External linksEarly life[edit] Born in Liverpool, Lancashire, Bleasdale is an only child; his father worked in a food factory and his mother in a grocery shop.[1] From 1951-57, he went to the St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Infant and Junior Schools in Huyton-with-Roby outside Liverpool. From 1957-64, he attended the Wade Deacon Grammar School in Widnes
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