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Christopher Fowler
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Blast From The Past Back in a Soho studio today for the first time in ages - subterranean, chilly, scruffy and a bit wonderful - for a radio show about books and old Soho with producer/writer Des Burkinshaw, who also whipped up a terrific theme for an imagined Bryant & May series. I'd forgotten how much I missed the Soho life, although Soho itself has changed dramatically - half the shops have…
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Christopher Fowler
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I briefly mentioned this in 'Film Freak' but was reminded of it yesterday, walking through Soho on a day when veils of grey mizzle were drifting across the empty streets, and I passed the building where it happened. It illustrates what we put up with then. It was raining hard on that day, too, when a glamorous female MGM executive arrived at our Soho office in a pale blue twin-set with bobbed…
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Christopher Fowler
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London & Observatory
Coming out of 'Skyfall' recently into rainy Beak Street was like still being in the film - the neon shop God's Own Junkyard was having a party and its colours were striping the puddles with rainbows, fractured by passing taxis. people were standing outside The Sun And Thirteen Cantons drinking, and the area's old warehouses glowed with small galleries and restaurants. The West quadrant of Soho has…
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