1960: Year Of The North – According to popular belief, the Sixties was the decade that swung. But the era began with a great roar that emanated not from swinging London, but from the north. Author Andrew Martin, whose novels such as Murder At Deviation Junction and Death On A Branch Line are rooted in the region, explores how new voices in books, film, TV and music woke Britain from its post-war slumber. The likes of Alan Sillitoe, Shelagh Delaney, Tony Warren and The Beatles, began a process that would make the northern voice central to the decade that followed.
TX: Spring/Summer 2010
Source: BBC Press Office