The show features local heroes such as New Order and Happy Mondays...

Buzzcocks frontman PETE SHELLEY, 10cc‘s KEVIN GODLEY and a host of MANCHESTER pop figures take part in a new documentary focusing on 25 years of the city’s rock history.

The five-part series, ‘Cover Story’, looks at the history of the Manchester rock scene as told through the record sleeves, flyers and t-shirts of some of the region’s most influential bands, and how the designs reflected the wider musical, cultural and social influences.

Other artists who will be featured include New Order, Happy Mondays and Liverpudlian groups The Farm and Space. The series includes interviews with music journalists Jon Savage and Paul Morley, as well as Factory Records and Hacienda club guru Anthony Wilson.

While the series will initially be shown only in the Granada Television region, starting on September 25, a spokesperson said a wider broadcast later in the year has not been ruled out.