HH Supporter Information Bulletins

Information Bulletin #1 – 12 Feb 2021

Information Bulletin #2 – 19 Feb 2021

Information Bulletin #3 – 26 Feb 2021   

Information Bulletin #4 – 5 March 2021

Information Bulletin #5 – 12 March 2021

Information Bulletin #6 – 19 March 2021

Information Bulletin #7 – 26 March 2021

Information Bulletin #8 – 2 April 2021

Information Bulletin #9 – 9 April 2021

Information Bulletin #10 – 16 April 2021

Information Bulletin #11 – 23 April 2021

Information Bulletin #12 – 2 May 2021

Information Bulletin #13 – 8 May 2021

2021-05-15 Info Bulletin 14 – Save Hulme Hippodrome

2021-05-20 Info Bulletin 15 – Save Hulme Hippodrome

2021-06-01 Info Bulletin 16 – Save Hulme Hippodrome

2021-06-06 Info Bulletin 17 – Save Hulme Hippodrome

2021-06-23 Info Bulletin 18 – Save Hulme Hippodrome

2021-06-30 Info Bulletin 19 – Save Hulme Hippodrome

2021-07-10 Info Bulletin 20 – Save Hulme Hippodrome

BBC Playhouse Theatre, Hulme, Manchester, Radio 4 documentary 2002

YouTube has brilliant 30-minute BBC radio show made in 2002 in which various well-known entertainment legends (e.g. Ken Dodd) reminisce about their days at the Hulme Hippodrome and the Playhouse working for the BBC.

Programme notes: Geoffrey Wheeler revisits the scene of the Manchester Playhouse Theatre in Hulme. Built back-to-back with the Hulme Hippodrome, the Playhouse was used by the BBC as a radio and TV recording studio for light entertainment, comedy and music shows from 1955-86. It was host to some of the BBC’s best-loved comedy and variety shows with Al Read, Ken Dodd, Les Dawson, Jimmy Clitheroe, Morecambe & Wise and many other shows. It was also home to the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra.

This documentary was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2002.

If you haven’t heard it already it’s well worth a listen.

Save Hulme Hippo: Janey Riley and Vikki Garlick on the Vintage FM show, All FM

10am and 11am on the Levenshulme-based Local Community radio station, ALL FM (96.9FM and online) two of our leading campaigners, Janey Riley and Vikki Garlick, make guest appearances on the Vintage FM show

They talk about the history of the Hippodrome and the Playhouse as well as the wider Broadhead circuit of theatres of which the Hippodrome and Playhouse were part.  They also select some excellent music tracks, each of which sparks a specific memory of the theatres. 

If you miss the broadcast then you can find it archived on the Mixcloud website from 11am onwards (just search for ‘Vintage FM – Don and Mike’ and it should be at the top of the list)