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Tony Christie: Is this the way to reinvention?

Before Tony Christie's son came along to rescue his father's career – which, if not quite in the doldrums, was certainly gathering dust on its creaking rafters – Sheffield's answer to Tom Jones was in many ways a relic of a bygone era.

Spirit of the underground: Film

Is there an underground, countercultural scene in today's cinema? Something like the movies of Andy Warhol called Flesh and Trash, or the beatnik experimentalism from which David Niven famously recoiled in his 1972 autobiography The Moon's a Balloon? In a sense, the question was rendered irrelevant on 23 April 2005, when the first film was uploaded to YouTube.