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Designs on Democracy

On The Great British Design Quest a new sort of made-for-TV entertainment/culture show, the best that Britain has to offer is at the mercy of the masses.

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Get on the Scene, Now

Leeds, and the nearby cities of Sheffield and Wakefield, are part of a musical renaissance. Warner talks with members of two bands from the area, each with contrasting views on this new 'scene'.

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We Can Meet Heroes

Hero worship and chance encounters can pay dividends... but you'd best know the Clash from the Pistols.

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Pop's Same Name Fame Games

Is it imitation? Is it flattery? Is it postmodern homage when a band's name is a play on another's that has gone, most famously, before?

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Past Pal Bears New Year Present

The UK never really had that rather endearing US tradition surrounding yearbooks, proms and 'Class of' reunions. UK state schools did not encourage the alumni culture that the American educational system so enthusiastically sustains. Friends Reunited may be changing that.

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