Revisiting Mad Men 10 Years On

Mad Men premiered on 19th July 2007 and is already a decade old. That went quick didn’t it? But it’s easy to forget what a fuss people made about the sartorial element of the show. If fact, it had gotten to a point – somewhere around season two – where pieces about “Mad Men Style”…

Early 1980s Blackpool

The idea of the great British beach holiday has largely gone the way of the VHS recorder, as cheap flights meant easy trips to guaranteed sun in the south Med. But this collection of images of Blackpool from the early 1980s is worth seeing. If only as a reminder of the simple charms and very…

The Rotters’ Club

Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais’ adaptation of Jonathon Coe’s novel, The Rotters’ Club, charts the lives of Birmingham teenagers and their families in the 1970s. But can the small screen do justice to one of the best British novels of the last decade? Words Matt Pomroy Nostalga’s not what it used to be –…