Anarchy in Manchester, a new series produced by Illuminations, starts tonight on Sky Arts 1 HD at 10.30pm. Producer LINDA ZUCK and editor TODD MACDONALD introduce the programmes.
LINDA: In six half-hour programmes, we bring you the very best of So It Goes, Granada Television’s music show presented by the late Tony Wilson of Factory Records and Hacienda fame. We have re-packaged live and uncut punk performance, and dragged it from the archives and into the 21st century – along with some of some of Tony’s most charmingly pretentious asides.
Tonight’s show includes The Buzzcocks, Penetration, The Jam and the very first appearance of the Sex Pistols on TV with ‘Anarchy in the UK’. Future episodes have equally terrific raw performance footage, mostly filmed in pubs and clubs around Manchester. Featured bands include The Clash, The Jam (that’s Paul Weller above), Elvis Costello, The Stranglers, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Iggy Pop.
The Sky Arts trailer is here. Let us know what you think #skyartsanarchy.