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Apollo 13 (1970)

America’s third moon mission, Apollo 13, was launched on 11 April 1970. The crew of astronauts James Lovell, John Swigert and Fred Haise had ignored...

Moon Landing (1969)

It seemed the whole world had stopped. Then, clear as crystal, came those immortal words . . . "That's one small step for man...

Neil Armstrong

1 9 3 0 - 2 0 1 2 Armstrong was born on 5 August 1930 in Ohio. He made 78 flights during the Korean War...

Skylab

In July 1979, people began to stare nervously at the sky. After six years in space, Skylab, the orbiting US space laboratory, was due to...

Space Race, The

In the 1950's and 1960's, the USA and the Soviet Union raced each other to be first into space. The Soviet Union won. On 4...

Space Shuttle

Plans for the Space Shuttle were created in 1972 as a way to keep the cost of spaceflight down. The first space shuttle orbiter Enterprise flew...

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His And Hers

1 9 7 0 - 1 9 7 2 (UK) 20 x 30 minute episodes Sue Lloyd (and later Barbara Murray) played Kay Sherwin, a jet-set executive...

Through the Keyhole

1 9 8 7 - 2 0 0 8 (UK) David Frost

Tam Paton

One of the most startling allegations about ex-Bay City Rollers manager Thomas "Tam" Paton (b. 1937) involved him setting his dogs on the father of...

Chinatown (1974)

Director Roman Polanski's finest two hours take the Chandleresque mystery into bizarre byways and deep psychological territory, with Jack Nicholson's jaded private eye Jake...

My Friend Flicka

1 9 5 5 - 1 9 5 8 (USA) 39 x 30 minute episodes The tales of young Ken McLaughlin and his horse Flicka. Ken McLaughlin  Johnny Washbrook Rob...

Wolf

1 9 8 9 - 1 9 9 0 (USA) 11 x 60 minute episodes San Francisco cop Tony Wolf (Jack Scalia) is framed on a drug...

Man From Snowy River, The (1982)

Born and orphaned in the Australian "high country", Jim Craig (Tom Burlinson) is sent to the Harrison lowland farm where, caught between an old...

Love Thy Neighbour

1 9 7 2 - 1 9 7 6 (UK) 54 x 30 minute episodes 1 x 45 minute episode 1 x special Staunch Union Jack-waving socialist Eddie Booth...