New Book and Tour from North East film expert, Chris Phipps

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Many fans of ‘Get Carter’ will be well aware of Chris Phipps, who has done a lot to promote and research the film history of the Nort East. As you can imagine, a lot of this focusses on ‘Get Carter’ – but did you know there are many other movies and TV shows that have been filmed in and around that area? Chris has recently completed a new book which chronicles this, and he’s been in touch to let us know that he will be running some tours of these iconic filming locations.

The full press release is below….


“FORGET CARTER — THE TOUR!!”

WALK WITH JACK CARTER! DRINK WITH THE LIKELY LADS! STAND WITH DANIEL BLAKE!

TYNESIDE MOVIE LOCATIONS REVEALED

MAY 8 AND JUNE 29 2017

BOTH TOURS START 7 PM PROMPT DEPARTING BEWICK STREET NEWCASTLE CITY CENTRE TICKETS £10

Many people know and associate Newcastle and the region with TV and Film icons Get Carter, Byker Grove, The Tube and Our Friends in the North. However, do you know where Ralph Richardson stole money from in 1939? Where did a den of spies live in Jesmond in 1951? Who met Tommy Lee Jones on the High-Level Bridge in 1988? Where was Gateshead High Street under siege in 2009? and which Newcastle high rise flats seem to appear in every programme or film made in Newcastle?

From his new book, media historian Chris Phipps takes us on his tour of Newcastle’s film and TV locations covering old favourites like Payroll and Auf Wiedersehen Pet and shining light on some hidden gems such as The One and Only, Unconditional and The Clouded Yellow. Newcastle and the region continue to be the perfect film set, visit filming sites for Vera and Transformers: The Black Knight. Forget Carter! What could be next for this photogenic city?

Using his interviews with directors Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake, Kes) and Bryn Higgins (Unconditional), writers Peter Flannery (Our Friends in the North, George Gently), Ian La Frenais (The Likely Lads, Porridge, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet) and Lee Hall (Billy Elliot)and actors Melanie Hill (Bread, Coronation Street), Victoria Elliot (Hebburn , Emmerdale, The Kennedys, 55 Degrees North, Get Carter stage play), Charlie Hardwick (Amber Films, Emmerdale, Byker Grove) and Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake), this tour explores the background to the filming of many television programmes and films in Newcastle and region.

BOOK NOW!! contact INFO@TYNEIDOLS.COM RING JULIE ON 0191 253 1618

The BEST SELLING book published by Tyne Bridge Publications is now available from City Library, Waterstones, The Tyneside Cinema and www.tinyurl.com/toonbooks

photograph credit MARK PINDER PHOTOGRAPHY

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