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David Cassidy has died aged 67

22 November 2017 David Cassidy, whose role in the 1970s show The Partridge Family earned him teen heart-throb status, has died aged 67. Cassidy was in...

Rock ‘n’ Roll Legend Fats Domino dies at 89

25 October 2017 Fats Domino, the New Orleans rhythm and blues singer whose hits include Blueberry Hill and Ain’t That a Shame, has died aged...

Easybeats guitarist George Young dead at 70

23 October 2017 George Young, guitarist in the Sixties band The Easybeats and co-producer on AC/DC's first five albums, has died at the age of...

Quest to save Cosgrove Hall children’s TV treasures

20 October 2017 Puppets used for some of the best-loved children's TV characters of the 1970s and '80s are to get urgent repairs to stop them...

ABC To Run Classic Countdown In Original Timeslot

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) will play classic Countdown episodes in the show’s original timeslot from 17 September. Classic Countdown will air on Sunday nights...

US comedy legend Jerry Lewis dies aged 91

20 August 2017 American comedian Jerry Lewis - famous for his double-act with Dean Martin and his starring role in slapstick comedy films during the...

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LATEST MUSIC POSTS

Riot Squad, The

London group The Riot Squad were initially managed and produced by Larry Page, and later (for their reunion) by Joe Meek. Members included Graham Bonney (vocals),...

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...

Little Richard

Little Richard made the kind of Rock 'n' Roll you think only exists in the movies. Richard pounds the piano, scats out some vocals, the...

Georgie Fame

Clive Powell was born in 1943 in the small Lancashire town of Leigh (which was ultimately to be lost in the encroaching industrial conurbation...

Tracy Chapman

In April 1988, 24-year-old Tracy Chapman - a former Boston street busker with a degree in anthropology - released her folky debut album on...

Twisted Sister

Formed in New Jersey in 1973 (and originally called Silverstar) Twisted Sister signed to an unknown German label in the 70s, and following a...

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LATEST TELEVISION POSTS

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...

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...

Dawson’s Weekly

1 9 7 5 (UK) 7 x 30 minute episodes Rubber-faced comedian Les Dawson tried his hand at sitcom in June and July of 1975 with a little...

Now for Nookie

1 9 8 1 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes This Southern Television production for kids starred New Faces-winning ventriloquist Roger De Courcey and his dirty-minded stuffed bear,...

Coogan’s Run

1 9 9 5 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes Alan Partridge creator Steve Coogan brought this short series to the BBC portraying six different people who...

Smith Family, The

1 9 7 1 - 1 9 7 2 (USA) 39 x 30 minute episodes Henry Fonda starred as police detective Chad Smith. Ron Howard (between The...

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LATEST POP CULTURE POSTS

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...

Tammy

Barbie, Barbie, Barbie. If you're a doll and your name doesn't begin with a B, life just isn't a walk in the park, no...

Game of Jaws, The

Steven Spielberg’s 1975 summer blockbuster shark flick didn’t spawn a whole lot of licensed merchandise, but it made up for it with The Game...

Terry Wogan

A one-time bank clerk, Wogan joined the BBC in the 1960s and was one of Radio 1's original team of presenters in 1967. His...

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...

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LATEST MOVIES POSTS

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...

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...

Black Windmill, The (1974)

Major John Tarrant (Michael Caine) is a British secret service agent engaged in an undercover operation to counter the activities of a gang of arms...

Right Approach, The (1961)

The story of five fun-loving young bachelors who live together in "The Hut" - a converted Hawaiian restaurant in the Hollywood Hills. Newcomer Leo Mack...

Three Hats for Lisa (1966)

Three young Cockneys - Johnny (pop star Joe Brown), Flora (the wonderful Una Stubbs) and Sammy (Dave Nelson) - take a day off work...

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LATEST BLOG POSTS

Public Information Films (PIFs) in Britain – The Green Cross Man...

Once upon a time in a country where children were served warm milk for free in the middle of the morning, the TV overlords...

Colour TV – The Dawn of Glam Television

It's no coincidence that Britain embraced Glam at precisely the moment that colour TV sets became affordable. It was a visual revolution which would...

Five of the worst TV comebacks

We are sticklers for a spot of nostalgia, whether that's the return of former Saturday night fave Stars in their Eyes or the constant...

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...

Top 50 Greatest Toys of all time

In 2014, executives from 100 British toy companies were invited to cast their votes on the games which they thought had most shaped the industry and childhoods...

The Curse Of Plonk – The late Ronnie Lane: Some day...

The Ronnie Lane Memorial Concert. Royal Albert Hall, London. 8 April 2004 For anyone up to speed with the tragic trajectory of Ronnie Lane, the...

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LATEST AUSTRALIA POSTS

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...

Monkey Grip (1982)

Nora (Noni Hazlehurst in her first starring movie role) - a 33-year-old single mother living in a commune - wants a love with "no...

Easybeats guitarist George Young dead at 70

23 October 2017 George Young, guitarist in the Sixties band The Easybeats and co-producer on AC/DC's first five albums, has died at the age of...

ABC To Run Classic Countdown In Original Timeslot

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) will play classic Countdown episodes in the show’s original timeslot from 17 September. Classic Countdown will air on Sunday nights...

Strictly Ballroom (1992)

A movie about the dull people who live in an intense little community Down Under obsessed with ballroom competitions. Virtually everyone in the film carries...

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...

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