❉ Why was Jerry Dammers such a significant figure in the punk and new wave movement?
❉ Underground filmmaker & founder of the PINK8 film manifesto and the Straight-Jacket Guerrilla Film Festival.
❉ A neat, often illuminating collection of Manchester songs from every big modern era and scene, writes Andy Murray.
❉ We delve into a selection of maverick screenwriter Michael Armstrong’s published scripts.
❉ This anarchic show pushed the barriers of television as far as they could go – in the best possible taste.
❉ Let’s be upfront about this from the start – this album is EXACTLY what you’d expect from the guy who co-wrote most of LAMF.
❉ Glen McCulla waxes lyrical on master of illusion Georges Méliès and the origins of cinema.
❉ A sonic biography of both the band and the man. Honestly, you won’t spend a better 60 quid this year.
❉ This week: The Strange Brew Podcast – one of The Daily Telegraph’s ‘podcasts you need to be listening to’.
❉ Veteran inkslinger Jon Wilde pays tribute to the inimitable, irreplaceable M.E.S.