FOLLOWING A highly successful run on BBC2, Goodness Gracious Me (right) follows in the steps of The Fast Show and embarks on a live national tour. The Anglo-Asian sketch show employs a range of shocking comic characters and offers a wry, often sly view of British culture from an Asian perspective. Written by Meera Syal, Sanjeev Bhasker, Nina Wadia and Kurvinder Ghir.
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NEW MODEL ARMY have championed the post-punk Goth genre, with militant anthems such as "Spirit of the Falklands" and their working-class themes. Since the 1980s they have maintained credibility by crafting emotional and poignant lyrics and despite lacking chart success, they still attract fans from all musical factions.
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