LATEST POSTS

Phil Spector dies at 81 after contracting COVID-19

17 January 2021 Revolutionary and controversial music producer Phil Spector has died from COVID-19 related complications at the age of 81. Spector was diagnosed with COVID...

Gerry Marsden dead at 78 after short illness

3 January 2021 Gerry and the Pacemakers star Gerry Marsden has died aged 78 after a short illness involving a heart infection. The band had hits...

Why we all turned to nostalgia to get through 2020

31 December 2020 In a year of such jarring change, it is perhaps no surprise that many of us have longed to turn the clocks...

Gilligan’s Island actress Dawn Wells dies

30 December 2020 American actress Dawn Wells has died of causes related to COVID-19 at the age of 82. Wells, who portrayed Mary Ann Summers in...

Life With Johnny

1 9 6 9 (UK) 6 x 25 minute episodes Tyne Tees Television produced this short series starring Cliff Richard in the title role. In each episode, Johnny...

Inside Man, The

1 9 6 9 (UK) 12 x 60 minute episodes This mystery drama series from London Weekend Television featured Dr James Austen (Frederick Jaeger) - a doctor,...

LATEST MUSIC POSTS

Long Ryders, The

Hailing from Los Angeles, The Long Ryders formed in November 1981 and based their sound on a blend of psychedelia, country and garage rock....

Big Three, The

In 1962 the most popular group on Merseyside with other musicians was possibly not The Beatles but The Big Three, and yet they couldn't transform their...

Morrissey

Stephen Patrick Morrissey was 13 when he fell in love for the first time - with The New York Dolls. He saw the band on...

Clout

Clout formed as an all-female group in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1977. Their first and biggest hit, Substitute, was a new arrangement of a Righteous...

Trouser Press

The rock and roll magazine Trouser Press first appeared in 1974 in New York as a mimeographed fanzine by Ira Robbins, Karen Rose and...

Nuns, The

Formed in San Francisco in 1977, The Nuns were one of the city's leading punk/new wave groups. Their insubstantial progress was made even worse...

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LATEST TELEVISION POSTS

Life With Johnny

1 9 6 9 (UK) 6 x 25 minute episodes Tyne Tees Television produced this short series starring Cliff Richard in the title role. In each episode, Johnny...

Inside Man, The

1 9 6 9 (UK) 12 x 60 minute episodes This mystery drama series from London Weekend Television featured Dr James Austen (Frederick Jaeger) - a doctor,...

Adventures of Floris, The

1 9 6 9 (Netherlands) 13 x 30 minute episodes In the early 16th century, during the Guelders Wars, the knight Floris van Rosemund (Rutger Hauer) returns...

Gulliver in Lilliput

1 9 8 2 (UK) 4 x 30 minute episodes Andrew Burt starred as Lemuel Gulliver in this four-part BBC adaptation by dramatist-director Barry Letts from Jonathan...

Vanity Fair

1 9 6 7 (UK) 5 x 50 minute episodes The BBC's first colour production of a classic serial - a five-part adaptation of Thackeray's novel of...

Sat’day While Sunday

1 9 6 7 (UK) 14 x 30 minute episodes This short-lived twice-weekly drama series from ABC presented a view of young people's lives in the north...

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LATEST POP CULTURE POSTS

Outspan (Orange) Mini

The Outspan Orange car was shaped like an orange, had orange skin-textured fibreglass bodywork, and looked like an orange but was, in fact, a...

Trouser Press

The rock and roll magazine Trouser Press first appeared in 1974 in New York as a mimeographed fanzine by Ira Robbins, Karen Rose and...

Molesworth

Nigel Molesworth is a fictional character, the supposed author of a series of books about life in an English prep school named St Custard's....

CEEFAX

1 9 7 4 - 2 0 1 2 (UK) Before the rise of 24-hour networks and readily accessible internet access, bored television viewers in...

Galaxian

Back in 1978, arcade games had one undisputed king. Its name was Space Invaders, and at the time, it seemed like it would own...

Bonanza Action Figures

Life was good at the Ponderosa Ranch in the mid-60's. Bonanza was the most-watched program in the USA, the Nevada mountains were still pristine...

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LATEST MOVIES POSTS

Magic (1978)

Failing magician Charles "Corky" Withers (Anthony Hopkins) suddenly hits the big time as a ventriloquist with a vulgar but outrageously funny dummy called Fats....

Big Switch, The (1968)

This low budget crime thriller begins with playboy John Carter (Sebastian Breaks) meeting beautiful blonde Samantha (Erika Raffael) at a swinging Soho "discotheque" (whatever...

Confessions from the David Galaxy Affair (1979)

Astrologer David Galaxy (Alan Lake) has a reputation as a stud and enjoys a well-heeled life. But one day he is visited by Chief...

Blonde Bait (1956)

US State Department agent Kent Foster (Richard Travis) is on the trail of murderous traitor Nick Randall (Jim Davis) - who has been living...

I Start Counting (1969)

14-year-old Wynne (Jenny Agutter in her first starring film role) is infatuated with her older (32) foster-brother, George (Bryan Marshall) who still lives at...

Tread Softly Stranger (1958)

Handsome drifter Johnny Mansell (George Baker) flees London to avoid some villains who are looking to collect on a large gambling debt he owes...

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LATEST EVENTS POSTS

The Troubles (1969 – 1998)

'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland, one of the most turbulent episodes in modern British history, had political and religious roots that were centuries old...

Mandela Day Concert (1988)

The Mandela Day Concert staged on 11 June 1988 at London's Wembley Stadium was organised by Special AKA main man Jerry Dammers and Britain's...

Expo 67

The 1967 International and Universal Exposition - or Expo 67, as it was commonly known - was a World's Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from 27...

Hands Across America (1986)

On Sunday 25 May 1986, Americans were asked to simultaneously hold hands across a 4,137-mile route stretching from California's Santa Monica Pier to New...

LATEST BLOG POSTS

Phil Spector dies at 81 after contracting COVID-19

17 January 2021 Revolutionary and controversial music producer Phil Spector has died from COVID-19 related complications at the age of 81. Spector was diagnosed with COVID...

Gerry Marsden dead at 78 after short illness

3 January 2021 Gerry and the Pacemakers star Gerry Marsden has died aged 78 after a short illness involving a heart infection. The band had hits...

Why we all turned to nostalgia to get through 2020

31 December 2020 In a year of such jarring change, it is perhaps no surprise that many of us have longed to turn the clocks...

Gilligan’s Island actress Dawn Wells dies

30 December 2020 American actress Dawn Wells has died of causes related to COVID-19 at the age of 82. Wells, who portrayed Mary Ann Summers in...

Dame Barbara Windsor has died at the age of 83

10 December 2020 Carry On legend Dame Barbara Windsor has died at the age of 83 following her tragic but brave battle against Alzheimer's disease. She died...

Squiggy dies at 73

5 December 2020 Actor David Lander, best known as Squiggy on the ABC sitcom Laverne and Shirley, died on Friday evening at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center...

Green Cross Code Man Dave Prowse dies, aged 85

28 November 2020 Dave Prowse, the Bristolian former bodybuilder best known for playing Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died aged 85. Prowse...

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LATEST AUSTRALIA POSTS

Dolphin Cove

1 9 8 9 (Australia) 8 x 60 minute episodes Michael Larson (Frank Converse) is a research scientist based in Los Angeles. When an opportunity arises for him...

Madder Lake

Melbourne (Australia) band Madder Lake are best remembered for their infectious single 12lb Toothbrush. Formed in 1970, their brand of prog rock/psychedelic blues quickly became extremely...

Chain Reaction, The (1980)

Produced in the wake of the worldwide success of Mad Max, this film reunited many of that film's cast and crew (Mel Gibson even...

Lucky Starr

Australian entertainer Lucky Starr was born Leslie William Morrison on 29 December 1940. His father was a motor mechanic and his mother was a housewife,...

Castle, The (1997)

"Tell 'em they're dreamin'" The Castle was the first feature-length offering from the creative team behind the hit Aussie comedy TV series, Frontline. They succeeded in producing...

Ocean Girl

1 9 9 4 - 1 9 9 7 (Australia) 78 x 25 minute episodes This Australian children's TV series told the story of Neri (Marzena Godecki),...

Money Movers (1978)

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Bruce Beresford and starring a cast of fine Australian actors including Bryan Brown, Bud Tingwell, Ed Devereaux and Terrence Donovan,...

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