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Martin Landau, star of Space 1999 and Mission: Impossible, dies aged...

15 July 2017 Martin Landau has died. He was 89, and his death was confirmed by his publicist "following a short hospitalisation". Arguably Landau’s career high...

Grotbags star Carol Lee Scott dies aged 74

6 July 2017 Children's TV star Carol Lee Scott, best known as Grotbags the witch, has died aged 74. The entertainer appeared in several children's programmes...

TV Batman actor Adam West dies at 88

10 June 2017 Adam West, the US actor best known as the star of the hit 1960s TV series Batman, has died aged 88. West died...

Chuck Berry, Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Dies at 90

18 March 2017 Chuck Berry, the singer, songwriter and guitar great who practically defined rock music with hits including Maybellene, Roll Over Beethoven, Rock &...

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LATEST MUSIC

Mystrys, The

Masked mavericks The Mystrys burst onto the Australian pop scene in 1966 with a spaced-out single, Witch Girl, and some downright intergalactic hype, before vanishing almost...

Rockers (1978)

At its best, Rockers, a picaresque reggae romp, is an enjoyable wallow in Kingston (Jamaica) slum culture. The star, Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, has an engaging, deadpan...

Can’t Stop The Music (1980)

Can't Stop the Music was made by Allan Carr, who was also responsible for the mega-musical Grease (1978), as a vehicle for the promotion of the Village...

Mazzy Starr

From 1984 to 1987, songwriter-guitarist David Roback, already known for his work in Rain Parade, and Kendra Smith, the former bass player for the...

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LATEST TELEVISION

Nobody’s House

1 9 7 6 (UK) 7 x 25 minute episodes This Tyne Tees Television series starred Kevin Moreton as a mischievous 14-year-old sprite called Nobody who played...

Vicky The Viking

1 9 7 4 (Austria/Japan/West Germany) 78 x 23 minute episodes Long ago, in a little Viking village called Flake, young Wickie (Vicky) lived a happy...

Up Pompeii!

1 9 6 9 - 1 9 7 0 (UK) 13 x 30 minute episodes Ooo-er, missus! Despite his many successes as a stand-up comic, both in...

Fenn Street Gang, The

1 9 7 1 - 1 9 7 3 (UK) 47 x 30 minute episodes 2 x short specials This LWT spin-off series from Please, Sir! (1968 - 1972) followed...

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LATEST POP CULTURE

Peggy Moffitt

The top American model of the 1960s, Peggy Moffitt was a startling innovator who didn't just wear fashions, she inspired them. The daughter of screenwriter Jack...

Rudi Gernreich

Like his art world contemporary Andy Warhol, Rudi Gernreich was a modern visionary and shrewd press manipulator. He guaranteed himself media exposure with sound...

Polo shirts

The alligator, the crocodile, the tiger, the swan, and the fox (and in Australia, the penguin) . . . All these mascots were proud to...

Planet of the Apes figures

Few science-fiction concepts were as durable as the one that fueled Planet of the Apes. The success of the first Planet of the Apes film in...

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LATEST MOVIES

To Sir, With Love (1966)

Academy Award winner Sidney Poitier scored his first film success as a belligerent student in The Blackboard Jungle (1955). In To Sir With Love, he returned to...

Urban Cowboy (1980)

Cowboys were all the rage in the US in 1980, thanks to that summer's smash hit at the box office, Urban Cowboy, starring John Travolta...

Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?...

Anthony Newley's sprawling musical fantasy, a Fellini-esque hotch-potch of dream-like sequences and irreverent whimsy, is a film that could only have been made in...

Goodbye Girl, The (1977)

Paula McFadden (Marsha Mason), a twice-deserted single mother and ex-dancer with a 10-year-old daughter, seems fated to be the 'goodbye girl' whom lovers find...

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LATEST BLOG POSTS

Tony Flare – The Shaggy-Haired Guy Behind The Spacematic Disco

He has always been keen to skim over what has been called his 'lost year'. And one look at the photographs on this page...

About DVD Regions

DVD Region Encoding Global region codes identify specific DVDs that are compatible with the players typically sold in that region. The majority of all current...

Men of the Cloth – The low-down on four of London’s...

John Simons Little did he know it, but in 1965 the clothes stylist John Simons was about to start the skinhead movement in Britain. Simons, a pure Mod at...

The Girl On The School Sign Steps Out

She has what must be Britain's best-known silhouette - yet for 40 years she has been anonymous herself. Since 1964, the sign displaying a little...

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Banana Splits Adventure Hour, The

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 7 0 (USA) Few shows are remembered as fondly as The Banana Splits. Combining live action, costumed hijinks, classical animation, and...

Peters & Lee

At the age of five, Lennie Peters (born Leonard George Sargent) was knocked down by a car and lost the sight of his left...

Catweazle

1 9 6 9 - 1 9 7 0 (UK) 26 x 30 minute episodes In 11th Century England, deep in the heart of the countryside, the eccentric...

Five O’ Clock Club, The

1 9 6 3 - 1 9 6 6 (UK) 120 x 25 minute episodes Every Tuesday and Friday tea time from 1963 to 1966, children throughout...

WE COME FROM THE LAND DOWN UNDER . . .

Mystrys, The

Masked mavericks The Mystrys burst onto the Australian pop scene in 1966 with a spaced-out single, Witch Girl, and some downright intergalactic hype, before vanishing almost...

Whiplash

1 9 6 0 - 1 9 6 1 (Australia) 34 x 25 minute episodes A Wild West-style action series set in Australia in the 1850s. Peter...

Lost Islands, The

1 9 7 6 (Australia) 26 x 30 minute episodes A group of five school children (Tony from Australia, Mark from America, David from England, Anna...

Young Doctors, The

1 9 7 6 - 1 9 8 1 (Australia) 1396 x 30 minute episodes Back in 1979 in Australia, you could watch The Young Doctors and either ogle Delvene...

Odd Angry Shot, The (1979)

When The Odd Angry Shot was released in 1979, it came in for a good deal of misdirected critical flak because it wasn't a different kind...

Patrick (1978)

"He's In A Coma . . . Yet He Can Kill" promised the tagline for the 1978 Australian film Patrick, helpfully establishing both the...

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