2016 sees the 20th anniversary of the critically acclaimed BBC television series, Our Friends in the North. This seminal TV serial ostensibly charted the course of the lives of 4 friends from Newcastle from 1964 to 1995 (each with its own soundtrack). Throughout the 9 episodes, the personal lives of the characters became intertwined with political struggles in their hometown and London. The Guardian rated it the third greatest television drama of all time and it also helped launch the acting careers of now-major figures in the industry including Daniel Craig, Gina McKee, Mark Strong and Christopher Eccleston. The backdrop of issues explored includes social housing, political and police corruption and the rise of Thatcherism.
This well-crafted and brilliantly acted drama feels as relevant and poignant today as two decades ago.
Sensoria provide the chance to ‘binge-watch’ the whole TV serial.
The venue provides the best pizza in town for a suitable TV dinner.