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May 19, 2007 7:03 PM   Subscribe

A very old Granada documentary on Wigan Casino.
posted by sgt.serenity (12 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I'll get around to watching the whole thing. But I just wanted to say that that Granada title makes me think of Coronation Street.
posted by evilcolonel at 8:42 PM on May 19, 2007

Amazing stuff, thanks. The YouTube commentary is interesting also.
posted by motty at 9:29 PM on May 19, 2007

Thank you.
posted by koeselitz at 10:13 PM on May 19, 2007

Great find and I'm looking forward to the obligatory Geno Washington reference. Thanks.
posted by huskerdont at 10:57 PM on May 19, 2007

Via the comments at youtube.
posted by acro at 11:54 PM on May 19, 2007

Ex Casino-boy here. Every Saturday night between 1973 and 1976. Often followed by the Ritz in Manchester on the Sunday.

Preferably accompanied by large quantities of Durophet-M.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:08 AM on May 20, 2007

Good stuff!

*throws talc down, big hand clap, spiiiiin!!*
posted by brautigan at 1:26 AM on May 20, 2007

A comment double, and the 3rd comment in one of your own posts, no less, but still, I thought it was great the first time, and deserves more eyeballs, so...um....it sounds like I'm complaining, but I'm not, really. Thanks!
posted by Jon Mitchell at 1:54 AM on May 20, 2007

sgt.serenity , I doff my cap to you.

There is no aspect of this documentary I do not love to pieces.

The brilliant music, the awesome dance moves (back-drops ahoy) the chewy accents, life on the factory line, the lovably hokey Granada production values - it's all rock solid gold.

I had been trying to buy "Soul Function - The Northern Soul Story" on DVD through Amazon and eBay for months with no luck without ever thinking to try youtube.

You sir, have made my day.
posted by backOfYourMind at 5:52 AM on May 20, 2007

No problem : )
posted by sgt.serenity at 5:51 PM on May 20, 2007

Two things:

i) Thank you - this is fucking awesome. I'm meant to be working and have spent 30 mins watching this with a smile on my face.
ii) You Tube comments can be interesting - who knew?
posted by blag at 6:28 PM on May 20, 2007

Actually, I prefer the Wigan outtakes. Love the dancing; sepia toned pics of hungry moppets in Northern factories- not so much. Especially after the third time round with the docu. Also the "In the Club" eight parter is a nice modern complement to "This England." Went on a bit of a Northern Soul bender a couple of months ago. In case you can't tell.

Thanks, sarge.
posted by oneirodynia at 7:56 PM on May 20, 2007 [1 favorite]

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