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Gangs of Glasgow

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:27 pm

Monday 17th April 11:30 till noon Radio Scotland

GANGS OF GLASGOW
For more than 100 years Glasgow was known world-wide for its gangsters and
villains and the city's notoriety was sealed by the publication of the novel 'No
Mean City' in 1935. Bob Wylie delves into the city's archives to investigate
the truth behind the origins of Glasgow's violent reputation.


and on Listen Again for the following seven days
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Postby marginalwalker » Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:41 pm

It still is ' No Mean City '
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Postby onyirtodd » Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:46 pm

marginalwalker wrote:It still is ' No Mean City '


Nah, the roughest thing in Glasgow is Bob Wylie's accent :wink:
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Postby marginalwalker » Thu Apr 13, 2006 8:14 pm

:)... okay..
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Postby viceroy » Thu Apr 13, 2006 8:47 pm

At least it's Bob Wylie who's made the programme, not some hack from the Metropolis. That way we might just get a balanced account rather than some totally biased shock horror story about how awful Glasgow was and is.
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Postby macca734 » Fri Apr 14, 2006 12:26 am

marginalwalker wrote:It still is ' No Mean City '


It might sound cheesy now but that has to be the most apt tag Glasgow has ever been given.
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Postby Vladimir » Fri Apr 14, 2006 8:48 am

not some hack from the Metropolis


Which metropolis :?
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Postby onyirtodd » Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:43 am

Vladimir wrote:
not some hack from the Metropolis


Which metropolis :?


Embra' (?) :wink:
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Postby viceroy » Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:56 am

onyirtodd wrote:
Vladimir wrote:
not some hack from the Metropolis


Which metropolis :?


Embra' (?) :wink:


Which one do you think [and no, it's not Embra]?
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Postby Vladimir » Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:59 am

Paris, thats the real city after all :wink: Anyway, call London 'metropolis' and theyll just get full of themselfs, think of themselfs as supermen almost...
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Postby onyirtodd » Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:04 am

Vladimir wrote:Paris, thats the real city after all :wink: Anyway, call London 'metropolis' and theyll just get full of themselfs, think of themselfs as supermen almost...


Why would a gendarme from the French capital's undergound train network want to make a programme for Radio Scotland about Glasgow gangs?
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Postby Vladimir » Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:32 am

They wouldnt. Neither would someone from London in that case. ::):
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Postby onyirtodd » Fri Apr 14, 2006 4:43 pm

Vladimir wrote:They wouldnt. Neither would someone from London in that case. ::):


So why mention the Metro Polis?
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Postby gordon » Sat Apr 15, 2006 7:28 pm

zing!
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Postby hazy » Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:50 pm

onyirtodd wrote:

So why mention the Metro Polis?


Strathclyde polis, Railway polis, Hackney polis. Now we have polis for a free newspaper. Fuckin overkill if you ask me. ::):
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