Nigel Cartner interviews Stella Grundy about her upcoming new album/radio adaptation of her stage show The Rise and Fall of a Northern Star
Local mother Sally Wheatman’s interrogation of Conservative minister Matthew Hancock on BBC Question Time went viral this week — Sally joins us to talk about the experience. Plus the impact of the Autumn Statement on people with special needs, and with GPs reporting they’ve given out fewer flu jabs this year than in the past, we find out who should get one.
People Like Us Stockport are the borough’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans social group.
Amongst other events, they hold regular walks around town and further afield.
On a sunny July evening, Under the Rainbow donned their walking boots – and chatted with the walk’s organiser Andy Jones.
Mr Holmes is currently in the cinema, with Sir Ian McKellen playing the part of an ageing Sherlock Holmes.
Ian has said he’ll take on fewer acting roles in the future, in order to concentrate on writing his autobiography – after he signed a deal with publishers, worth a reported one million pounds.
Tonight, Under the Rainbow looks back at when he visited the Garrick Theatre in Stockport.
Ian explained why he thought more lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans celebrities don’t come out of the closet.
On June 4th, 1967, a Canadair C-4 Argonaut crashed on Hopes Carr in Stockport Town Centre on its final approach to Ringway airport, killing 72 of the 84 people on board. In this special programme to commemorate the 48th anniversary of the accident, Simon Kelsey is joined by Steve Morrin, author of “The Day The Sky Fell Down”, as well as a survivor of the disaster and members of the emergency services who were first on the scene.