Not Like Any Other Love: The Smiths

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Duration: 30 minutes

It's 30 years since Manchester four-piece The Smiths changed the face of British pop with their debut single Hand In Glove. In this half-hour Culture Show special, fellow Mancunian and lifelong fan Tim Samuels sets out to find out why The Smiths have such a special place in the hearts of a generation of Brits. The Smiths were only around for five years in the mid-eighties, but to this day the sentiment their music evokes is strong. Samuels pays visits to a variety of dedicated fans including fashion designer Wayne Hemingway, poet Simon Armitage, Labour MP Kerry McCarthy and Oasis songwriter Noel Gallagher to analyse the look, the lyrics, the issues and the riffs that made The Smiths Britain's first, and arguably best ever, indie rock band.

Credits

Presenter
Tim Samuels
Director
Andrew Dunn
Series Editor
Janet Lee
Participant
Wayne Hemingway
Participant
Simon Armitage
Participant
Kerry McCarthy
Participant
Noel Gallagher
Participant
Jo Slee
Participant
Stuart Maconie
Participant
Charles Hazelwood
Photographer
Jo Cooper

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