“Positive Punk”- South of Watford TV documentary 1983















Richard (North) Cabut has just posted  the 1983 ‘South of Watford’ TV documentary on YouTube, which followed on from his NME / Positive Punk feature.

It is presented by Michael Moorcock  and features performances and interviews with Blood and Roses and Brigandage  –  plus some old punk footage and 1983 interviews with Jon Savage, Glen Matlock and Siouxsie.

The hairdryer scene was filmed at Puppy Mansions (Westbere Road, West Hampstead). Not sure where the speed’ came from.

Look out for Cory amongst others…and Stumpy, the ‘punk cat’.

In three parts:




  1. Penguin
    November 1, 2008 at 12:14 am

    Enjoyed watching this again, not quite as fullfilling as I remember it when I saw it back in 1983 though. It struck me viewing it this second time around, as a touch too light weight on the subject matter…maybe I am just much more cynical now than when I was 15 or 16 years old when this programme was originally broadcast!

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