Wednesday, 7 May 2014
IRA Bombing Drama about to show on the BBC on Manchester, 1996
As reported in the Manchester Evening News, a new drama will shortly be broadcast by the BBC regarding the bombing by the IRA in 1996 which I think will be quite interesting.
Despite the fact for those who know me, at that point I was usually in Manchester Centre almost every Saturday at that point buying rare vinyl from a few record shops which have long since bitten the dust (a massive shame) but at that point I was in hospital still when it all kicked off after getting mugged a day or two before and left on a walking stick for months afterwards and recurring pain for years afterwards so I missed it almost totally only getting into Manchester itself about a week later and missed most of the fun and games (be it for a better word).
While Manchester Centre and Manchester itself is a better place to live in than it was (Manchester Arndale by the time of the bomb was certainly to start to fall into disrepair) the days in the shops there before Brandchester hit Manchester was very special and carried more interest than Manchester Market Street and co have nowadays with Tescos appearing every five minutes almost.
It will be very interesting to see how much detail they get into this drama correctly.