Distinct Nostalgia

Distinct Nostalgia

Exclusive interviews and reunions celebrating some of the biggest names in TV and film. A TV enthusiast’s paradise. There's also special shows and series and a regular Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month Quiz. Plus every now and then some original fresh comedy and drama. This is pure entertainment and fun. Enjoy! Definitely ‘more than a podcast’.

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February 18, 2024 29 mins

She was the voice behind one of the most well loved kids series of the 70s.

Gay Soper was the person who brought to life the world of The Flumps. Pootle, Perkin, Posie, Ma and Pa Flump and Grandpa Flump all became real characters thanks to her tremendously talented acting.

But though kids of the 70s remember the Flumps fondly, there was actually only 13 episodes in total.

Here Gay tells Ashley where The F...

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A special interview and another real treat here for all fans of cult Australian drama series Prisoner Cell Block H.

The show first aired twice a week down under in 1979 and quickly began pulling in huge figures.

The big star from the start was the legendary Val Lehman who played the iconic Bea Smith.

The character quickly became known as top dog or 'Queen Bea' for the way she ruled the roost in ...

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Royston Mayoh was - and by reputation remains - one of the biggest names in British TV production. A writer and prolific director, Royston was involved with a plethora of top shows - This is Your Life, Opportunity Knocks, Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson, Kenny Everett to name but a few.

He started his career at ABC Television in Manchester and later worked or was associated with the legendary ITV Networks like Granada, Thames, Y...

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Royston Mayoh was - and by reputation remains - one of the biggest names in British TV production. A writer and prolific director, Royston was involved with a plethora of top shows - This is Your Life, Opportunity Knocks, Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson, Kenny Everett to name but a few. 

He started his career at ABC Television in Manchester and later worked or was associated with the legendary ITV Networks like Granada, Thames, ...

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A special interview and a real treat here for all fans of iconic Australian drama series Prisoner Cell Block H.

The show first aired twice a week down under in 1979 and quickly began pulling in huge figures.

One of the early stars was Collette Mann who played Doreen.

Collette was in her late 20s at the time and it was the first big show she'd done.

Within weeks she was  a household name a...

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It was a legendary series and a character which Jon Pertwee made his own.

Worzel Gummidge was loved by a generation of kids (and adults) in the late 70s and early 80s - and here we meet Jeremy Austin who played John - one of Worzel's little friends.

John takes us back nearly half a century to the magical world he inhabited as a child for several summers with his co-star Charlotte Coleman (who played Sue)

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You Had At Me Hello!
by David Payne

On an evening shift in her deadly dull call centre job, Natalie connects with a caller who turns her life upside down.

Cast:
Natalie:  Sarah Sinnott
Jane: Gerry Johnson.

Sound Editor: John Fryett
Producer:Janice Fryett.

Written by David Payne

A Spinney Media Production for Made in Manchester Productions and Distinct Nostalgia

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He was everyone’s loveable layabout. Shelley played by Hywell Bennett was huge, pulling in massive viewing figures in the 70s and 80s. 

Very much of its time, when unemployment soared in the early years of Thatcher’s government, Shelley (produced by Thames Television)  kicked back against authority and with his sardonic wit captivated millions going through the same situation.  But amazingly the series has stood the test o...

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Barry Evans was a huge star in the 60s, 70s and 80s. 

One of the heart-throbs of his day, he was recognisable to millions for his roles in several big ITV sitcoms like Doctor in the House and later as the teacher Mr Brown in the London Weekend hit Mind Your Language.

But Barry kept himself to himself and was a very private figure. Little has ever really been said or written about him until now

Here Ashley...

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A preview of some of the interviews and reunions lined up on Distinct Nostalgia for Christmas, New Year and early 2024.

All this plus new comedy, new drama and the Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month Quiz ...all back by popular demand.

Stay subscribed and you won't miss anything when it lands. You can also follow the latest news on our releases on X at @distinctbyMIM

And please do drop us a line if ...

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Christmas Sitcom Special: 'Re-inventing Christmas' 

The girls are preparing for Christmas and ponder what would happen if Jesus was born in the UK today, while side-swiping at modern inventions that they see as old hat.

Lindsay Eavis as Florrie
Janice Fryett as Dotty

Written by Janice Fryett. 
Editor: John Fryett.


A Spinney Audio Production for Distinct Nostalgia.


This year Lind...

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New Series - Florrie and Dotty

The girls are back, giving it large in 2023. They side-swipe at anything from cancel culture to cat-calling, dating to dancing and bungee-exercise to burlesque - and they don't hold back.

Written by Janice Fryett, with Lindsay Eavis as Florrie, and Janice Fryett as Dotty


Episode 3 - Buckets of Dates


A Spinney Audio Production for Distinct Nostalgia.

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New Series - Florrie and Dotty

The girls are back, giving it large in 2023. They side-swipe at anything from cancel culture to cat-calling, dating to dancing and bungee-exercise to burlesque - and they don't hold back.

Written by Janice Fryett, with Lindsay Eavis as Florrie, and Janice Fryett as Dotty


Episode 2 - Cancel and Continue


A Spinney Media Production for Distinct Nost...

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New Series - Florrie and Dotty

The girls are back, giving it large in 2023. They side-swipe at anything from cancel culture to cat-calling, dating to dancing and bungee-exercise to burlesque - and they don't hold back.

Written by Janice Fryett, with Lindsay Eavis as Florrie, and Janice Fryett as Dotty


Episode 1 - Delusion


A Spinney Media Production for Distinct Nostalgia.

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Welcome to Episode Six (and the final episode in this series) of What's Wrong with You?! - A ground breaking new comedy panel show produced by Made in Manchester (MIM).

What’s Wrong With You? is the first show of its kind where every member of the panel and every guest has a disability.

Hosted by comedian Pete Selwood with regular panellists Laurence Clark and Don Biswas, guests across the series include Brit...

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With the news of David McCallum's death at the age of 90, we're playing out an exclusive never before heard interview with the man himself. Iain Mackness spoke to David during the pandemic a few years ago. It's a wide ranging chat in which David talks about many of his biggest roles in a long and illustrious career in Britain and the United States.  From Man from Uncle to Sapphire and Steel and NCIS, David's wor...

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Welcome to Episode Five of What's Wrong with You?! - A ground breaking new comedy panel show produced by Made in Manchester (MIM).

What’s Wrong With You? is the first show of its kind where every member of the panel and every guest has a disability.

Hosted by comedian Pete Selwood with regular panellists Laurence Clark and Don Biswas, guests across the series include British comedian of the Year Dan Tiernan, ...

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Welcome to Episode Four of What's Wrong with You?! - A ground breaking new comedy panel show produced by Made in Manchester (MIM).

What’s Wrong With You? is the first show of its kind where every member of the panel and every guest has a disability.

Hosted by comedian Pete Selwood with regular panelists Laurence Clark and Don Biswas, guests across the series include British comedian of the Year Dan Tiernan, c...

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Welcome to Episode Three of What's Wrong with You?! - A ground breaking new comedy panel show produced by Made in Manchester (MIM).

What’s Wrong With You? is the first show of its kind where every member of the panel and every guest has a disability.

Hosted by comedian Pete Selwood with regular panelists Laurence Clark and Don Biswas, guests across the series include British comedian of the Year Dan Tiernan, ...

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Welcome to Episode Two of What's Wrong with You?! - A ground breaking new comedy panel show produced by Made in Manchester (MIM).

What’s Wrong With You? is the first show of its kind where every member of the panel and every guest has a disability.

Hosted by comedian Pete Selwood with regular panelists Laurence Clark and Don Biswas, guests across the series include Eaten by Lions film star and comic Jack Carr...

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