Distinct Nostalgia

Jul 05 2020 34 mins 14

Exclusive documentaries, shows & dramas celebrating & reuniting some of the biggest names in TV and film. A TV enthusiast’s paradise. This is pure entertainment and fun. Enjoy!





Motel Memories: Tony Adams on playing Adam Chance in Crossroads
Jul 08 2020 48 mins  
Crossroads was one of TV's most successful soaps. It lasted for 24 years in its first run on ITV. A product of Lew Grade's ATV, it was set in a motel on the outskirts of Birmingham. The characters became instantly popular including Noel Gordon as Meg...


Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month Quiz - Series 3 Ep3 (Gilmore Girls)
Jul 05 2020 11 mins  
Every week the Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month quiz puts a tv, film or radio fan to the test about their chosen specialist subject. Andy Hoyle is your host in this third programme in the third series of the show. Here contestant Gladys from...


Sitcom Heartthrob - Christopher Strauli remembers Only When I Laugh
Jul 03 2020 32 mins  
Christopher Strauli was something of a sitcom heartthrob when he starred as the young, rather naive, Norman Binns in Yorkshire Television's hit Only When I Laugh from 1979 to 1983. The show based around three men in hospital also starred James Bolam,...



Corrie at 60: McDonald's Reunited? - Nick Cochrane on playing Andy
Jul 02 2020 56 mins  
Nick Cochrane played Andy McDonald In Coronation Street throughout the 1990s and was a popular star of the Street as Steve McDonald's rather more sensible twin brother. Here MIM's Ashley Byrne has a frank and candid chat to Nick about being thrust into...


Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month Quiz - Series 3 Ep2 (The Life and Times of Deirdre Barlow)
Jun 28 2020 15 mins  
Every week the Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month quiz puts a tv, film or radio fan to the test about their chosen specialist subject. Andy Hoyle is your host in this second programme in the third series of the show. Here contestant Glenda from the...


Talking Heads: The Great History Boys Reunion
Jun 27 2020 65 mins  
As Alan Bennett's Talking Heads are revived for TV, we've a special treat for fans of Alan's hit 'The History Boys'. We've assembled three of the now famous original cast of the iconic stage play and movie for a great History Boys Reunion. The show...


Corrie at 60: 26 Years Playing Mavis with Thelma Barlow
Jun 24 2020 63 mins  
Thelma Barlow played Mavis in Coronation Street for 26 years. Her on screen partnerships with Rita Fairclough and Derek Wilton were legendary. In the second of a series of specials marking 60 years of Corrie, MIM’s Ashley Byrne spends a lovely hour in...


Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month Quiz - Series 3 Ep1 (Boon)
Jun 21 2020 13 mins  
Every week the Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month quiz puts a tv, film or radio fan to the test about their chosen specialist subject. Andy Hoyle is your host in this first programme in the third series of the show. Here contestant Bertie from...


Getting Boogie Boogie with Ashley Knight - Metal Mickey's On Screen Inventor
Jun 19 2020 33 mins  
It's 40 years since the anarchic popular children's sitcom Metal Mickey burst onto British TV screens. It was directed by Mickey Dolenz from The Monkees with the robot itself created and voiced by musician Johnny Edward. The writer was Colin...


EastEnders at 35 - Back to the 90s: Reuniting Tony and Simon
Jun 17 2020 75 mins  
It's back to the 1990s for Distinct Nostalgia soap fans as MIM's Ashley Byrne re-unites two of EastEnders most popular characters from the decade. Mark Homer who played Tony joins Andrew Lynford who was Simon to discuss joining and leaving the square,...


Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month Quiz - Series 2, FINAL
Jun 14 2020 27 mins  
Every week the Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month quiz puts a tv, film or radio fan to the test about their chosen specialist subject. Now, we've reached the Series 2 final. Andy Hoyle is your host as Mike from Sheffield in South Yorkshire battles it...


School Favourite: How We Used To Live with Freda Kelsall
Jun 12 2020 43 mins  
Generations of schoolchildren remember watching it. 20 minutes of historical drama brought to ITV by Yorkshire Television. How We Used To Live is a legendary show which graced our screens for over 30 years. Freda Kelsall was the main writer and helped...


Corrie at 60: We speak to early Street writer John Finch
Jun 10 2020 34 mins  
John Finch became a prolific TV writer, creating series like 'A Family At War' He started his career on the world's longest running drama serial Coronation Street. He was one of the show's first freelance writers and stayed with the programme for 8...



Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month Quiz - Series 2 Ep4 (Friends)
Jun 07 2020 10 mins  
Every week the Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month quiz puts a tv, film or radio fan to the test about their chosen specialist subject. Andy Hoyle is your host in this fourth programme in the second series of the show. Here contestant Lois from...


21 Years Since Queer as Folk - Catching up with Vince
Jun 05 2020 57 mins  
Craig Kelly played the down to earth sensible one in 'Queer as Folk' - Channel 4's ground breaking drama about gay men frequenting Manchester's popular Canal Street. It's 21 years since the series first burst onto our screens with its stories around...


Hollyoaks at 25: Original star Lisa Williamson on playing Dawn Cunningham
Jun 03 2020 48 mins  
It's a quarter of a century this year since Hollyoaks began on Channel 4. And to mark its 25 years we're making a series of programmes remembering the very early years with some of the original line up. Here MIM's Ashley Byrne chats to Lisa Williamson...


Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month Quiz - Series 2 Ep3 (The Avengers)
May 31 2020 10 mins  
Every week the Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month quiz puts a tv, film or radio fan to the test about their chosen specialist subject. Andy Hoyle is your host in this third programme in the second series of the show. Here contestant Simon from...


The 321 Story - Danny Rogers on his dad, Dusty Bin and that hand gesture!
May 28 2020 51 mins  
Yorkshire Television's '321' was one of the biggest shows of the 70s and 80s. It was essential Saturday night viewing for all the family but what was the story behind this monster success for the show and its host? Here Ted Rogers' son Danny brings us a...


EastEnders at 35 - Colin and Barry and the first gay kiss in soap
May 26 2020 43 mins  
Gary Hailes played Barry Clark - one half of 'Colin and Barry', EastEnders' first gay couple. Here as part of our series of shows to celebrate EastEnders' 35 years, Gary reveals how he landed the role which saw him beaten up in real life. He talks...


Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month Quiz - Series 2 Ep 2 (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
May 24 2020 14 mins  
Every week the Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month quiz puts a tv, film or radio fan to the test about their chosen specialist subject. Andy Hoyle is your host in this second programme in the second series of the show. Here contestant Arthur from...


The Birds of a Feather ....In Lockdown!
May 21 2020 33 mins  
It's 31 years since Birds of a Feather burst on to TV screens in the UK. Three decades on - and following a stage show and tv revival, the antics of Sharon, Tracey and Dorian are still hugely popular with new generations finding the trio for the first...


Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month Quiz - Series 2 Ep1 (I'm Alan Partridge)
May 17 2020 16 mins  
Every week the Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month quiz puts a tv, film or radio fan to the test about their chosen specialist subject. Andy Hoyle is your host in this first programme in the second series of the show. Here contestant Mike from...


A Date with Eurovision Royalty: Dana Celebrates 50 Years
May 13 2020 56 mins  
There might not be a Eurovision Song Contest this year due to Covid-19 but it doesn't stop us remembering one of the big moments in the show's history. It's 50 years this year since a 17 year old girl from Derry won Eurovision for Ireland. Dana's win...



Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month Quiz - Series 1, FINAL
May 10 2020 17 mins  
Every week the Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month quiz puts a tv, film or radio fan to the test about their chosen specialist subject. Now, we've reached the Series 1 final. Andy Hoyle is your host as Andrew White from Doncaster in South Yorkshire v...


Musical Masterpiece - Mark Lester on Oliver!
May 07 2020 53 mins  
In this episode of Distinct Nostalgia, we remember one of the most successful British musical films of all time.Winner of 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture, the film version of Lionel Bart's hit musical Oliver! catapulted two young child actors to...


Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month Quiz - Series 1 Ep 4 (Bewitched)
May 03 2020 14 mins  
Every week the Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month quiz puts a tv, film or radio fan to the test about their chosen specialist subject. Andy Hoyle is your host and in this fourth programme, contestant Andrew White from Doncaster in South Yorkshire...


Back to The Waltons - An Exclusive chat with John-Boy
Apr 30 2020 69 mins  
The Waltons was one of the biggest TV shows of the 1970s. A massive hit within its first year, it is still popular all over the world. Written and created by Earl Hamner, The Waltons told the story of a family living between the wars in the America of...


Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month Quiz - Series 1 Ep3 (Scooby-Doo)
Apr 26 2020 9 mins  
Every week the Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month quiz puts a tv, film or radio fan to the test about their chosen specialist subject. Andy Hoyle is your host and in this third programme, contestant Mark from London answers questions about the...


The Great Gentle Touch Reunion
Apr 22 2020 43 mins  
40 years ago this year a new detective series with a difference began on ITV. For the first time it had a woman in the lead role. The Gentle Touch starred Jill Gascoine as Maggie Forbes with a plethora of men under her command. Among her co-stars were...


Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month Quiz - Series 1 Ep2 (Fawlty Towers)
Apr 19 2020 10 mins  
Every week the Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month quiz puts a tv, film or radio fan to the test about their chosen specialist subject. Andy Hoyle is your host and in this second programme, contestant Gina Perry answers questions about the 1970's hit...


The Legend of Lassie
Apr 15 2020 33 mins  
Children's favourite Lassie has been with us in one way or another for more than 60 years. It's been shown in just about every country in the world and now most people refer to a Collie dog as a 'Lassie'. Here MIM's Ashley Byrne turns the clock back to...


Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month Quiz - Series 1 Ep 1 (Rising Damp)
Apr 11 2020 10 mins  
Every week the Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month quiz puts a tv, film or radio fan to the test about their chosen specialist subject. Andy Hoyle is your host and in this first programme, contestant Andy Hill answers questions about the 1970's hit...


Back to Hartley: The Juliet Bravo Reunion
Apr 08 2020 53 mins  
A bumper Distinct Nostalgia episode reuniting the two big stars of the ground breaking 1980s TV series Juliet Bravo. Stephanie Turner was Inspector Jean Darblay while Anna Carteret later replaced her as Inspector Kate Longton. It was the first...



Hong Kong Phooey - Meet Rosemary The Telephone Operator
Apr 02 2020 27 mins  
Kathy Gori is a prolific voice over actor who has played some of the classic cartoon characters of all time but her most famous creation was Rosemary the Telephone Operator in the hit 1970s series Hong Kong Phooey. Started in 1974, it only ran for a...


A Brief Encounter with Margaret Barton
Mar 25 2020 25 mins  
Brief Encounter is one of the world's most iconic films. The love story written by Noel Coward was turned into a movie by David Lean in 1945. Here the only surviving member of the original cast Margaret Barton now 93, talks to MIM's Ashley Byrne about...


Remembering The Krypton Factor with Gordon Burns
Mar 19 2020 40 mins  
In 1977, Granada Television launched a rather challenging game show for the ITV Network. The Krypton Factor was presented by Gordon Burns and lasted nearly 20 years. At one point it was labelled 'TV's toughest'. Here MIM's Ashley Byrne catches up with...


Going for Gold memories with quiz show king Henry Kelly
Mar 12 2020 32 mins  
We go all quiz show retro as we remember one of the delights of UK daytime TV from the 80s and 90s. Going for Gold - complete with its iconic theme tune, intriguing rounds and rich mix of contestants from all over Europe - made it a huge hit with people...


How The Muppet Show was Born in Britain
Mar 05 2020 35 mins  
The Muppet Show burst onto British TV screens in 1976. The mastermind of US puppeteer, animator & actor Jim Henson, it was actually made a reality with the support of UK media mogul Lew Grade and ATV based in Birmingham & Elstree. It was an...


EastEnders at 35: Could Kelvin Return?
Feb 27 2020 33 mins  
To mark EastEnders' 35th birthday, we go soap retro as we remember the very early years. Paul J Medford who played Kelvin Carpenter was one of the few black actors on TV at the time and here he talks candidly about what it was like to be a teenager...


EastEnders at 35 - At Home with June Brown
Feb 19 2020 36 mins  
To mark EastEnders big birthday year, former Albert Square star Rani Singh joins MIM's Ashley Byrne for a trip to meet June Brown who has been playing Dot in the serial for almost 35 years. June and Rani recall the early years and June talks candidly...


Return to Hickory House with Alan Rothwell and Amanda Barrie
Feb 13 2020 35 mins  
In a response to America's Sesame Street in the early 1970s, the UK's ITV network launched a series of lunchtime kids shows aimed at young children. Granada Television's contribution was Hickory House. It was a rather homely and magical little house...


The Great Pipkins Reunion
Feb 06 2020 43 mins  
Reuniting the team behind Pipkins


Rainbow Days: Reuniting Rod, Jane And Freddy
Jan 30 2020 41 mins  
Reuniting Rod, Jane and Freddy



50 Years of Sesame Street Reunion
Jan 23 2020 42 mins  
Iain Mackness meets Sesame Street writer Joe Bailey and Emilio Delgado who played Luis, The Fix It Shop owner


Distinct Nostalgia 60s/70s Children's Series Preview
Jan 17 2020 2 mins  
Legendary TV announcer Duncan Newmarch runs through the programmes in Distinct Nostalgia's first series of podcasts.Listen now to hear what delights are in store from stars of Sesame Street, Rainbow, Pipkins and Hickory House. Distinct Nostalgia is a A...


Coming soon...
Oct 06 2019 2 mins  
A little tease of what's to come...


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