OUR FRIENDS IN THE NORTH 20th Anniversary Event – Whitley Bay


7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Whitley Bay Film Festival present

20th Anniversary Event OUR FRIENDS IN THE NORTH with special guest, writer Peter Flannery.

Our Friends in the North is the classic saga of of the political and personal fortunes of four North East friends over  three decades of regional and national turbulence and social change. Peter Flannery, whose  grandfather was a Jarrow Marcher, wrote it originally for the stage, having been told by T Dan Smith – “Mr Newcastle” – that it would be “an epic of Shakespearean proportions!” T Dan Smith  would inspire the character Austin Donohue,  portrayed by master character actor Alun Armstrong. The  actors who portrayed Mary ,”Tosker” ,”Geordie” and Nicky faced on-screen roles that aged physically ,emotionally and politically from 1964 to1995. The series was a landmark in their subsequent careers.

Peter Flannery will talk exclusively about the extraordinary saga of how “Our Friends” was brought to the screen 20 years ago – an  unforgettable television drama he himself modestly called “a posh soap opera”! And how did Oasis get the best marketing campaign ever?
Host: Chris Phipps.

FREE but TICKETED (50p booking fee)
TICKETS for this event are also available from The Customer First Centre, York Road, Whitley Bay

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