Mark Knopfler

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Local Hero review – musical with a moral heart
Bill Forsyth’s adaptation of his 1983 film, with new music by Mark Knopfler, is topical all over again

Clare Brennan

31, Mar, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Local Hero review – oil-movie gem strikes a salty musical note
Bill Forsyth’s bittersweet comic drama about a Scottish village’s fight with an oil firm sheds its whimsy in this tougher version, scored by Mark Knopfler

Peter Ross

24, Mar, 2019 @11:22 AM

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Mac's back: Scotland's treasured Local Hero is reborn as a musical
As Bill Forsyth’s much-loved film about an imperilled seaside village is transformed – beach and all – for the stage, its creators say it had to be seen north of the border first

Libby Brooks

11, Mar, 2019 @5:23 PM

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After decades in dire straits, Whitley Bay leads renaissance of northern resorts
Inspired by the reinvention of southern seaside towns, the pleasure beach immortalised by Mark Knopfler is enjoying a multimillion-pound revamp

Gareth Rubin

16, Jul, 2016 @10:00 PM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about Elvis
The King provided foil for your suggestions this week and a reader has picked a playlist including songs from Queen, Neil Young and Dead Kennedys

Sheila Deane

14, Jul, 2016 @11:00 AM

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Mark Knopfler: Tracker review – familiar pleasures
The sultan of swing returns with some hit-and-miss short stories, punctuated with that reliable blues guitar

Ally Carnwath

15, Mar, 2015 @8:00 AM

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The film that makes me cry: Local Hero
Bill Forsyth’s 80s comedy is a love song to Scotland. That’s what brings a lump to the throat

Bill Mann

12, Mar, 2015 @11:56 AM

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Bryan Ferry: Avonmore review – former Roxy frontman heads back to the future
Bryan Ferry sounds fresh and funky on this latest outing, writes Phil Mongredien

Phil Mongredien

16, Nov, 2014 @12:05 AM

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Newcastle arts cuts are disastrous, say stars of north-east
Artists including Sting, Neil Tennant, Bryan Ferry and Mark Knopfler have written to the Guardian expressing alarm

Charlotte Higgins and Maev Kennedy

16, Dec, 2012 @6:02 PM

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TV highlights 20/07/2012

Match Of The Day Live | Let It Shine | The Great British Story: A People's History | Mark Knopfler: A Life In Songs | Awake | The Angelos Epithemiou Show

Gwilym Mumford, Julia Raeside, Jonathan Wright, Ali Catterall, Phelim O'Neill and Ben Arnold

19, Jul, 2012 @6:59 PM

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TV highlights 13/07/2012
Let It Shine | BBC Proms 2012 | New Tricks | Mark Knopfler: A Life In Songs | Awake | The Angelos Epithemiou Show

Julia Raeside, Andrew Mueller, Ali Catterall, Phelim O'Neill and Hannah Verdier

12, Jul, 2012 @6:59 PM

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Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler – review

Former Dire Straits frontman and American musical colossus tour together, but do not share the stage

Dave Simpson

11, Oct, 2011 @3:15 PM

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