27 Aug 2007
Tony Wilson: A Tribute - tonight on ITV1 Granada 
From tvguide.co.uk:

Monday, 27 Aug 2007
8:00pm - 8:30pm (30 minutes)

"Special programme celebrating the life of the outspoken broadcaster and musical impresario. Wilson began his career as a news reporter for Granada Studios before setting up the Hacienda nightclub in Manchester and releasing music through the influential Factory Records label. Featuring contributions from friends and former colleagues."

It is unclear whether this is a wholly new programme to the one originally screened on Granada in the days immediately after Tony Wilson's death. However, it is definitely only being shown in the ITV Granada region.

Thanks to Korova on the Cerysmatic Factory Message Board for spotting.

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In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

Then came Tony Wilson's Factory Club (at the Russell Club in Hulme) offering an open invitation to experiment that was taken up when Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Eddie Sherwood and a few others decided to make some noise to accompany their 16mm silent epic Biting Tongues. A further performance followed a few weeks later, when Colin Seddon and Graham Massey disbanded their Post Natals project and joined up. The film itself, a flashing series of negative images, became a memory; the name remained.

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