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Anita Cobby

It was the crime that shocked Australia - pretty 26-year-old nursing sister Anita Lorraine Cobby was found brutally murdered in a field at Prospect,...

Graeme Thorne Kidnapping (1960)

Sydney (Australia) father Basil Thorne and his wife Freda won £100,000 in one of the first Opera House lotteries on 1 June 1960, and...

Granny Killer

Infamous 'Granny Killer' John Wayne Glover began his reign of terror at Mosman in Sydney's north, murdering six elderly women over a 13-month period. Each...

Moors Murderers

Between 1963 and 1965, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley were responsible for the abduction, sexual abuse, and murder of two children and a 17-year-old...

O.J. Simpson Trial (1995)

In his sporting prime, Orenthal James Simpson - a.k.a. The Juice - was an American institution. Born in San Francisco in 1947, he played...

Son Of Sam

The murder of Donna Lauria on 29 July 1976 was one of around 20,000 murders in the US that year and did not merit...

Ted Bundy

American serial killer Theodore Robert Bundy was born illegitimately, and his grandparents tried to hide the fact by pretending that his mother was his...

Unabomber

The Unabomber, so named because he originally targeted universities and airlines in his terrorist campaign, killed three men and injured 23 others in 16 attacks...

Wollongong Mutilation Slaying (1966)

On 29 January 1966, a  57-year-old cleaner was brutally slain as she worked alone in the Piccadilly Arcade in Wollongong, NSW (Australia). The mutilation of Wilhelmina...

Yorkshire Ripper

The 'Yorkshire Ripper' killings started in July 1975 and continued until November 1980, during which time 13 women were murdered in the north of...

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Intellivision

It was an Atari world back in the late 70s and early 80s, but Mattel’s Intellivison staged a pretty good coup. The Atari VCS (aka the 2600)...

Ian Dury (& The Blockheads)

With or without his backing band The Blockheads, Ian Dury was a formidable performer in the early days of punk's metamorphosis into New Wave. A pub rock veteran...

Saturday Scene

1 9 7 3 - 1 9 7 7 (UK) Any self-respecting teenyboppers were glued to the telly on Saturday mornings in the mid-70s to watch...

Radio Flyer Wagon

Italian-born Antonio Pasin began making handcrafted wooden wagons in 1917, three years after his arrival in America. By 1923, Pasin's wagons had been dubbed...

Cartoonies

1 9 5 9 - 1 9 6 2 (USA) Originally titled Cartoonsville, Cartoonies was an assortment of animated movie shorts from the 1940's and 1950's, interspersed with live-action...

Test Tube Babies

The world’s first test-tube baby, Louise Brown, weighing five pounds twelve ounces, was delivered by a Caesarean operation at Oldham District General Hospital, Greater...

Lenny (1974)

Filthy-mouthed, heroin-addicted sociopath Lenny Bruce is not the kind of heroic biographical subject that draws crowds, but Bob Fosse's tight direction and Dustin Hoffman's...

Acapulco H.E.A.T.

1 9 9 3 - 1 9 9 4 (USA) 22 x 60 minute episodes Ashley Hunter-Coddington (formerly of MI6) and Mike Savage (formerly of the CIA)...