EYEBROW RAISING (and, at the Beeb, hackles raising) gritty children’s serial, ramming home the titular message with an opening credit double-whammy of Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ and a Nike-obsessed tracking camera ‘running’ shot. CHRISTOPHER “Burnside” ELLISON provided the gangster menace, dispensing assorted blackmail, racialism and bullying plots to JULIA MILLBANK’s young girl Paula Prescott. Grim and, at times, shocking stuff for 5.10pm on a Wednesday.
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It’s Chriiiistmas! Alright, it isn’t, which is why we’re billing loads of Radio 2 programmes rather than things on the telly. However the Beeb have already announced their festive fare and there’s plenty of great things we’re looking forward to billing over the next few weeks, from BBC4’s history of kids TV to Brucie’s Hall Of Fame But Actually Presented By Alexander Armstrong. Indeed it’s probably for the best that this is a bit of a quiet week – for now, for now – because it eases us, and you, into the bumper double Christmas issue which is not very far away now. In the meantime it’s back to Frankie, who when we left him yesterday was playing to a half-empty Blackpool Opera House but within a matter of months had signed to Capitol and released the first fruits of his classic period, enjoying great success not just on record but on film as well, and never having to go back to Blackpool again.
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