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      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...

      Ooh You Are Awful! – Naughty Bits in British Cinema in...

      As a new decade began, the Swinging Sixties became the Swapping Seventies. Well, that is if you believe everything you saw on the big screen. Britain's film industry...

      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...

      C’est La Rock & Roll – 60s rock from non-English speaking...

      Throughout its history, rock & roll has been inextricably linked with the English language - the first tongue, after all, of the nation of...

      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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      Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life (1983)

      Vignette-style cradle-to-grave guide to the ultimate questions; Why we're born, why we die, and why we should know when one wafer-thin after-dinner mint is...

      John (Cougar) Mellencamp

      John Mellencamp grew up in Seymour, Indiana. By seventeen he was married, and at nineteen he was a father, pouring concrete for a living...

      Poparound

      1 9 8 5 - 1 9 8 6 (UK) Chirpy Cockney chappie Gary Crowley (well-known to viewers in the London area as a DJ on...

      On the Buses (1971)

      The first time the TV series On The Buses toppled Coronation Street from the top of the TV ratings was a clear indication that it would inevitably make...

      About Face (1952)

      Biff Roberts (Eddie Bracken), Tony Williams (Gordon MacRae) and Dave Crouse (Dick Wesson) are just three months away from graduating as US Army officers...