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Spencer Davis dies aged 81

19 October 2020 Spencer Davis, one of the key figures of the 1960s beat scene, has died at the age of 81. The Welsh guitarist was...

Walrus and the Carpenter, The

1 9 6 5 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes Ex-seaman Luther Flannery (Hugh Griffith) - uncouth and rough-and-ready - and ex-schoolteacher Gascoigne Quilt (Felix Aylmer) -...

Rogues’ Gallery

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 6 9 (UK) 10 x 60 minute episodes This series of bawdy and boisterous stand-alone plays from Granada Television...

Aerodrome, The

1 9 8 3 (UK) 1 x 90 minute episode In a futuristic alternative England, the fascist leaders build a mysterious aerodrome near a quiet Cotswold village. The...

Luna

1 9 8 3 - 1 9 8 4 (UK) 12 x 30 minute episodes Set in the year 2040, two diminibeings (cloned children) are assigned to...

Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary (1953)

Laurie Vining (Bonar Colleano, hired to provide international appeal) is an American naval officer stationed in England. He is getting ready to go on his...

LATEST MUSIC POSTS

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, Dave Schulps and...

Los Mockers

Los Mockers formed as a college band in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1963. They were originally called Los Encadenados ("The Chained Ones") and played instrumentals in...

Shane Fenton (& The Fentones)

Originally known as Johnny Theakston & the Tremeloes, the original line-up included Theakston on vocals, ex-miners Jerry Wilcock and Mick Eyre on guitars, Bill Bonney on bass and Tony...

Westworld

Westworld (named after the 1973 film in which androids go on a rampage at a futuristic theme park) was founded in 1986 by former Generation X...

Dantalians Chariot

Formed by arch extrovert Zoot Money out of the ashes of The Big Roll Band, Dantalian's Chariot (obscurely named after the god of music and movement...

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LATEST TELEVISION POSTS

Walrus and the Carpenter, The

1 9 6 5 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes Ex-seaman Luther Flannery (Hugh Griffith) - uncouth and rough-and-ready - and ex-schoolteacher Gascoigne Quilt (Felix Aylmer) -...

Rogues’ Gallery

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 6 9 (UK) 10 x 60 minute episodes This series of bawdy and boisterous stand-alone plays from Granada Television...

Aerodrome, The

1 9 8 3 (UK) 1 x 90 minute episode In a futuristic alternative England, the fascist leaders build a mysterious aerodrome near a quiet Cotswold village. The...

Luna

1 9 8 3 - 1 9 8 4 (UK) 12 x 30 minute episodes Set in the year 2040, two diminibeings (cloned children) are assigned to...

Quick Before They Catch Us

1 9 6 6 (UK) 20 x episodes A gang of three teenagers stumbled improbably into way-out mysteries in the swinging London of 1966 in these...

Diary of a Young Man

1 9 6 4 (UK) 6 x 45 minute episodes Two youthful travellers from the North of England - Joe (Victor Henry) and Ginger (Richard Moore) -...

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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, Dave Schulps 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

Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary (1953)

Laurie Vining (Bonar Colleano, hired to provide international appeal) is an American naval officer stationed in England. He is getting ready to go on his...

Ooh . . . You Are Awful (1972)

Charlie Tully (Dick Emery) and Reggie Peek (Ronald Fraser) are confidence tricksters who con a rich Italian family out of half a million pounds...

It Should Happen to You (1954)

Gladys Glover (Judy Holliday) has just lost her job modelling girdles when she meets filmmaker Pete Sheppard (Jack Lemmon in his feature film debut)...

Hangar 18 (1980)

Shortly after being launched from a space shuttle, a satellite collides with a UFO which then crashes to Earth in the Arizona desert. One...

Shakedown, The (1960)

After being released from prison, vicious small-time crook Augie Cortona (Terence Morgan) discovers his old prostitution and protection racket territory has been taken over...

Fast Lady, The (1962)

Naive Scotsman Murdoch Troon (Stanley Baxter), an enthusiastic member of the local cycling club, is involved in an accident with wealthy and arrogant businessman...

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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

Spencer Davis dies aged 81

19 October 2020 Spencer Davis, one of the key figures of the 1960s beat scene, has died at the age of 81. The Welsh guitarist was...

The Mini Moke is back!

16 September 2020 The Mini Moke is returning to the UK market 56 years after it first hit the road. Moke International, the British company that...

Trini Lopez, singer and Dirty Dozen actor, dead at 83

11 August 2020 Mexican-American singer Trini Lopez, who had a hit in 1963 with his version of If I Had A Hammer and played one...

Ricky Valance has died at the age of 84

12 June 2020 Welsh singer Ricky Valance - who had a UK #1 chart-topper in September 1960 with Tell Laura I Love Her - has...

Steve Priest, Sweet bassist, dead at 72

4 June 2020 Steve Priest, bassist and co-founder of 1970s glam rock band Sweet, has died at the age of 72. Priest was born in Hayes,...

Little Richard, rock’n’roll pioneer, dies aged 87

9 May 2020 Little Richard, one of the pioneers of the first wave of rock’n’roll, has died. He was 87. Richard – whose real name was...

Kraftwerk founder Florian Schneider dies at 73

6 May 2020 Florian Schneider, the co-founder of highly influential electronic pop group Kraftwerk, has died at the age of 73. The German quartet set the...

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LATEST AUSTRALIA POSTS

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,...

ABC of Love and Sex: Australia Style, The (1978)

This Australian semi-documentary presented (most of) the letters of the alphabet and discussed sexual subjects beginning with the corresponding letter - eg: B for...

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