The TATP Years is back! Yes, Series 2 of our acclaimed (well, some people retweet the links) set of year-themed ‘audio collages’ – think The Rock’n'Roll Years for people who were watching Full House instead of The Rock’n'Roll Years - starts right here!
1997 was a year of turbulent game-changing events in British public life. More importantly, however, it was a year of Denim, The Grimleys, Chris Morris (Brass Eye AND Blue Jam), The Spice Girls, Blue Boy, Kenickie, Belle & Sebastian, Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery, Super Furry Animals, The Adam & Joe Show, Mark & Lard, Armando Iannucci, Edwyn Collins, Men Behaving Badly, Teenage Fanclub, Chris Evans, I’m Alan Partridge, Eels, Gridlock’d, Mr. Show, Elliot Smith, Ant & Dec, Whittle, Fierce Creatures, Catch (start those puzzled looks NOW!), and the launch of both TV Cream and Channel 5. It was also, of course, a year when you might have reacted to news that the life of one of the world’s most prominent figures was hanging in the balance by watching some chimps playing guitars. “Lord of Landmines, hear our pr-…”