Two new Suggs DVDs are due for release on 9th May 2011. Both are available for pre-order on Amazon.co.uk (details below).
The TV series “Suggs Disappearing London” and “Suggs In Soho” have the Madness frontman exploring his home of London and were well received by Madness fans in their original airing.
Suggs Disappearing London
Madness lead singer and presenter Graham Suggs McPherson searches out the people and places that give London its quirky appeal and charm, and discovers why they may not be around for much longer.
Suggs celebrates the endangered buildings and open spaces which give this capital its special charm and unique character.
From the humble Italian coffee house or traditional London pub to the open air swimming pool or exotic Turkish bath, these hidden gems are every bit as important to the character and appeal of the city as its major landmarks. These are the places where ordinary Londoners lived, worked and played, where they fell in love or earned their first pay cheque. But all too often they are taken for granted, until it is too late to save them from the threat of re-development or the wrecking ball. Suggs journey of discovery carries us back in time, to reveal the secrets of these special places. He discovers when and why they were built and investigates why they fell out of fashion. Along the way he uncovers some rare archive footage and meets some of the men and women for whom these places hold special memories. And he finds out how some owners are re-inventing their buildings to fend off the threat of extinction.
Suggs In Soho
Madness lead singer and presenter Graham Suggs McPherson visits places and people who are part of the fabric of Londons bohemian and creative hub, Soho. Stephen Fry gets asked some quite interesting questions over a game of snooker at The Groucho Club. Molly Parkin and her daughter extol the virtues of the Colony Rooms the most important art school in London, and Suggs conducts probably the last TV interview with George Melly.