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Mad Monster Party (1967)

This stop-motion animated Rankin Bass production stars the voices of Boris Karloff and Phyllis Diller and revolves around a party organised by Baron von...

Frightmare (1974)

In the 1950s, Dorothy Yates (an iconic performance from Sheila Keith) tempts lonely people to her caravan for fortune-telling. But she isn't looking to...

Tales From Europe

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 6 9 (UK) 156 x 25 minute episodes Tales From Europe was - as the title suggests - a collection of...

Storyteller, The

1 9 8 7 - 1 9 8 9 (UK) 9 x 25 minute episodes Once upon a time, people of all ages enjoyed the folk tales...

Bertha

1 9 8 5 - 1 9 8 6 (UK) 13 x 15 minute episodes Bertha is the best machine at the factory of Spottiswood & Co....

The Children’s Film Foundation

Between 1951 and 1982 this unique institution made films exclusively for those attending the hundreds of Saturday morning children's matinees hosted in Britain's cinemas...

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

Tales From Europe

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 6 9 (UK) 156 x 25 minute episodes Tales From Europe was - as the title suggests - a collection of...

Storyteller, The

1 9 8 7 - 1 9 8 9 (UK) 9 x 25 minute episodes Once upon a time, people of all ages enjoyed the folk tales...

Bertha

1 9 8 5 - 1 9 8 6 (UK) 13 x 15 minute episodes Bertha is the best machine at the factory of Spottiswood & Co....

Lights Out

1 9 4 6 (USA) 4 x 30 minute episodes 1 9 4 9 - 1 9 5 2 (USA) 148 x 30 minute episodes Starting life as...

Buddha of Suburbia, The

1 9 9 3 (UK) 4 x 60 minute episodes This four-part £2.9 million BBC2 adaptation of Hanif Kureishi's Whitbread Prize-winning saga of 1970s sex, drugs and...

Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers

1 9 5 6 - 1 9 5 7 (USA) 26 x 30 minute episodes Set in India in the colonial days of the late 19th century,...

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LATEST POP CULTURE POSTS

Freda Lingstrom

1 8 9 3 - 1 9 8 9 The development of television for children in the United Kingdom owes much to the foresight of...

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...

John Cooper Clarke

Born on 25 January 1949 in Salford, Manchester, John Cooper Clarke enjoyed a brief vogue as a 'punk poet' with his 1965-style Bob Dylan...

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LATEST MOVIES POSTS

Mad Monster Party (1967)

This stop-motion animated Rankin Bass production stars the voices of Boris Karloff and Phyllis Diller and revolves around a party organised by Baron von...

Frightmare (1974)

In the 1950s, Dorothy Yates (an iconic performance from Sheila Keith) tempts lonely people to her caravan for fortune-telling. But she isn't looking to...

Don’t Talk to Strange Men (1962)

Teenage dreamer Jean Painter (Christiana Gregg) is waiting one evening for the bus home from the country pub ("The Chequers") run by her older...

Catlow (1971)

The time is 1874. Catlow (Yul Brynner) is a lovable outlaw who not only makes a living from crime but for the most part, enjoys...

Rentadick (1972)

Jeffrey Armitage (Donald Sinden) is a wealthy chemicals manufacturer with two concerns: he suspects that his luscious Swedish wife Utta (Julie Ege) is being...

Revengers, The (1972)

John Benedict (William Holden) is a Civil War veteran and rancher whose family is massacred by a band of Comanches led by two white...

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LATEST EVENTS POSTS

Marilyn Monroe in Korea (1954)

In February 1954, actress Marilyn Monroe travelled to Korea to entertain the American troops stationed over there. Marilyn was asked if she wanted to do...

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...

LATEST BLOG POSTS

The Children’s Film Foundation

Between 1951 and 1982 this unique institution made films exclusively for those attending the hundreds of Saturday morning children's matinees hosted in Britain's cinemas...

‘Neighbours’ house sells for $1.6m (AUD)

3 May 2021 A nondescript brick house at 1 Pinoak Court, Vermont South - a suburb of Melbourne, Australia - has just sold for $1.6m...

Marilyn Monroe in Korea (1954)

In February 1954, actress Marilyn Monroe travelled to Korea to entertain the American troops stationed over there. Marilyn was asked if she wanted to do...

Little-known Facts About the Rovers Return

The Rovers Return Inn (formerly The Rover's Return Inn and often referred to as The Rovers Return or The Rovers) is located on Coronation...

Bond’s First XI (and what happened to them)

Ursula Andress walked from the sea in Dr No in 1962 and became the first of many beautiful women who found fame in James...

Tribute to Mary Wilson of The Supremes

8 February 2021 Mary Wilson was born in Greenville, Mississippi, on 6 March 1944. Her parents separated when she was young and she was raised...

Cloris Leachman dies aged 94

27 January 2021 Cloris Leachman, best known for her comedic work as the self-absorbed Phyllis Lindstrom on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970 - 1977),...

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LATEST AUSTRALIA POSTS

‘Neighbours’ house sells for $1.6m (AUD)

3 May 2021 A nondescript brick house at 1 Pinoak Court, Vermont South - a suburb of Melbourne, Australia - has just sold for $1.6m...

Run from the Morning

1 9 7 8 (Australia) 6 x 30 minute episodes This superior effort from the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) was reminiscent of high-quality British television dramas but...

Houseboat Horror (1989)

A rock group travel with a film crew and various groupies and hangers-on to desolate Lake Infinity in the Aussie bush to produce a...

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...

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