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      Emigrating to Australia in the 1970s

      In late 1973, mum and dad asked my sister and myself a rather unusual question: "Would you like to go to Australia?" I mean it's...

      Glam Top 20

      From the halcyon days of flying-V guitars, pink trousers, silver satin jackets and glitter on the cheekbones, I present here for your listening pleasure the...

      1991 Gulf War – Excerpts from my diary

      The Gulf War in 1991 really freaked me out. I guess it would be a huge understatement to say it freaked a lot of...

      Thunderturds Are Go!

      Early in the proceedings of the 2004 live-action Thunderbirds movie, a character scornfully calls the line-up of International Rescue "Thunderturds" - A description which unfortunately fits...

      Dapto Leagues Club in the 60s, 70s and 80s

      Dapto Leagues Club was formed on 12 July 1955 at a public meeting in Mr Jim Timbs' Billiard Rooms in Bong Bong Road, which...

      Famous Pop Locations – A selection of notable British rock landmarks

      Tittenhurst Park, Bedfordshire:  Located somewhere between Ascot and Sunningdale, this Georgian mansion set in a sprawling estate of 72 acres, was home to John Lennon from May...

      Little Golden Books of Barbarous Banality

      Perusers of supermarket checkout displays will be familiar with the standard arrays of Kit Kats, Who Magazine's 100 Most Infuriating People Who Are Already Famous...

      The Singles Boom

      There were always more differences between albums and singles than just the price and size. Singles, by tradition, carried the vital new ideas of...

      Hammer Horror – A House in the Country

      The House of Hammer was founded in the 1930s by Enrique Carreras and William Hinds (William Hammer to his audience). At the heart of Bray...

      20 most watched TV shows in Australia in the 20th century

      It is impossible to give precise audience figures of the most watched shows of the 20th century in Australia, so this is an approximate...

      Trumpton Riots

      On Christmas Day 1995, BBC Radio 4 broadcast a short documentary on Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin (pictured above), entitled Trumpton Riots. Presumably intended as a...

      Retro Australia – Random Remembrances

      Royal Easter Show at the Showground Manzil Room nightclub School excursions to places like Warragamba Dam, Lucas Heights nuclear reactor and Old Sydney...

      Extracts from the Britanis Log (1974)

      Voyage No. 17 Southbound May - June 1974 Captain G Nicolaou, Master Rotterdam to Bremerhaven  205 miles - Bremerhaven to Southampton  415 miles Southampton to Las Palmas ...

      When I were a lad

      According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids in the 50's, 60's, and 70's probably shouldn't have survived . ....

      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...

      Top 10 rated British TV programmes of 1970

      1. Miss World 1970 (BBC) 10.6 million 2. Benny Hill Show (ITV) 9.3 million 3. Eurovision Song Contest (BBC) 9.2 million 4. This Is Your Life (ITV)...

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      Turkey Shoot (1982)

      In the totalitarian near future, objectors to the authoritarian rule are labelled 'social deviants' and sent to prison camps for re-education and behaviour modification. The...

      Sorry I’m Single

      1 9 6 7 (UK) 9 x 30 minute episodes Derek Nimmo starred in this BBC comedy series by Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe as David, a...

      Star Virgin (1979)

      In the distant future, a beautiful Space Virgin (blonde Hustler centrefold Kari Klark) is apparently the last of the human species. Manufactured in a...

      Hobson’s Choice (1954)

      Widowed Henry Horatio Hobson (Charles Laughton) is the owner/operator of Hobson's Boots in Salford in the 1880s. Henry lives with his three adult daughters, Maggie (Brenda...

      Kit Curran/Kit Curran Radio Show, The

      1 9 8 4 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes 1 9 8 6 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes Six episodes of this Thames Television sitcom originally aired...