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We are delighted to share our 12th podcast where we shine the spotlight on John Philcox, the General Manager of Bradford's Gaumont Theatre between 1957 and 1960. A true Cinema Showman! With thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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This, the 11th in the series of podcasts in association with National Lottery Heritage Fund North, revisits the renovation of the domes to the former Odeon cinema in Bradford and the installation of the two new masts in October 2015.

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Bradford Live presents our 10th podcast, recalling Bradford's first Armistice Festival of Remembrance hosted by the New Victoria cinema in November 1936

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Bradford Live is delighted to release the 9th in our series of heritage podcasts. Join us as we recall the stars who graced the Gaumont stage between 1953 and 1968.

 - Courtesy of Leslie Overend

The 8th in our series of heritage podcasts tells the story of the former Odeon building's troublesome history with Bradford Beck...

 - Courtesy of Leslie Overend

The 7th in our series of heritage podcasts shares ten lesser known facts about the history of the former Odeon building now known as Bradford Live.

 - Courtesy of Leslie Overend

Here is the 6th in our series of heritage podcasts as we take a step down memory lane with a potted history of sixty years of Saturday Morning Pictures for youngsters at Bradford's former New Victoria/Gaumont/Odeon.

 - Courtesy of Leslie Overend

In this, our 5th podcast, we revisit a magical day in Bradford's history - the UK Premiere of Fairytale: A True Story at the former Odeon on Sunday 8th February 1998.

Bradford Live, from City Park - Bradford Live

In this, the fourth of our new series of podcasts, we look back at a long-standing Christmas association that the former Odeon building had enjoyed with Bradford's Cinderella Club throughout seven decades!

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In the third of our new series of podcasts, local historian Mark Nicholson reads an extract from his forthcoming book about the history of the Bradford Live building.

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In the second of our new series of podcasts, local historian Mark Nicholson reads an extract from his forthcoming book about the history of the Bradford Live building.

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In the first of our new series of podcasts, local historian Mark Nicholson reads an extract from his forthcoming book about the history of the Bradford Live building.

Bradford Live, from City Park - Bradford Live

On 22nd September 1930, the New Victoria opened in the heart of Bradford. So, it was only right that on 22nd September 2020, we celebrated our iconic building’s 90th birthday!