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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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Fighting Fantasy Books

The Fighting Fantasy series were books based on role playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons. The idea of books such as The Warlock of...

Thomas and Sarah

1 9 7 9 (UK) 13 x 60 minute episodes Three years after the last episode of Upstairs, Downstairs, Pauline Collins and John Alderton reprised their roles as...

Permissive (1972)

The groupie phenomenon is captured with stark realism in this bleakly evocative film in which naive duffel-coated teen runaway Suzy (Maggie Stride) falls in with...

Ladies in Charge

1 9 8 6 (UK) 6 x 52 minute episodes Diana Granville Carol Royle Babs Palmer Julia Hills Vicky Barton Julia Swift Frank Sutton Graham Chinn

Alberto y Lost Trios Paranoias

Comedy rock band Alberto y Lost Trios Paranoias formed in Manchester in 1972. A lot of the humour from the Albertos' was hit and miss, though...

Grass Is Greener, The (1960)

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Jimmy Hoffa

1 9 1 3 - 1 9 7 5 US labour leader and president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (lorry drivers' union) from 1957....

Countdown

1 9 8 2 - Current (UK) Based on a French concept, cult word game show Countdown was the first programme to be shown on Channel 4 when...