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Barbara McNair

Brenda Holloway had one genuine rival in the Motown glamour stakes. The delectable Barbara McNair from Racine, Wisconsin, even went into the annals as...

Kim Weston

Kim Weston was born Agatha Natalie Weston on 30 December 1939, in Detroit, Michigan, and started singing in the church at the age of...

Northern Soul

A musical movement born in the industrial North of England, the Northern Soul phenomenon grew out of club-goers passion for black American dance music....

Wigan Casino

After several rumours of licences not being renewed, battles with the police and the drugs squad and many other problems, it was ultimately none...

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Star Trek – The Motion Picture (1979)

Throughout the 1970s, the Star Trek television series created by gene Roddenberry was kept alive in the form of endless repeats demanded by its fanatical fans,...

Wombles, The

1 9 7 3 - 1 9 7 5 (UK) 60 x 5 minute episodes Underground, overground, wombling free . . . The furry, long-nosed Wombles of Wimbledon...

Bedtime Story (1964)

Marlon Brando and David Niven play two rival con men on the French Riviera who try to trick TV soap star Shirley Jones out...

Criss Cross Quiz

1 9 5 7 - 1 9 6 7 (UK) 342 x 30 minute episodes Criss Cross Quiz was a television game show from Granada based on noughts...

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop was born James Newell Osterberg in 1947. He adopted the name 'Iggy' after drumming with a Detroit punk band called The Iguanas. In...

Big Country

Scottish band Big Country - with their big guitars and heroic, anthemic rock - were the polar opposite of the predominant synthesizer groups of...

Admags

A now forgotten alternative to the commercial break in the early days of British commercial television was the Advertising Magazine (or 'Admag') in which...

Medium Cool (1969)

Cinema verité documentary about the violent events surrounding the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago mixed with a fictional story about hard-bitten television news cameraman...