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Producers’ Showcase

1 9 5 4 - 1 9 5 7 (USA) 38 x 90 minute episodes Producers' Showcase debuted in 1954. The program aired monthly and was 90...

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...

Big Jim and the Figaro Club

1 9 7 9 (UK) 1 x 30 minute episodes 1 9 8 1 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes “One for Figaro . . . every bugger...

Rotten to the Core (1965)

This bright, breezy British crime comedy from the Boulting brothers begins with incompetent villains Jelly (Dudley Sutton), Scapa Flood (James Beckett) and Lenny the...

Clash by Night (1964)

This superior British B-movie has a group of newly-sentenced prisoners en route to serve their sentence, only to find the bus transporting them held...

Sapphire (1959)

A pregnant woman is found stabbed to death on Hampstead Heath and the subsequent police investigation initially follows her fiancé David Harris (Paul Massie)...

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

Producers’ Showcase

1 9 5 4 - 1 9 5 7 (USA) 38 x 90 minute episodes Producers' Showcase debuted in 1954. The program aired monthly and was 90...

Big Jim and the Figaro Club

1 9 7 9 (UK) 1 x 30 minute episodes 1 9 8 1 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes “One for Figaro . . . every bugger...

N.O.P.D.

1 9 5 6 (USA) 18 x 30 miute episodes “This is the official emblem of the New Orleans Police Department. You are about to witness a...

Maya

1 9 6 7 - 1 9 6 8 (USA) 18 x 60 minute episodes Young Terry Bowen (former Dennis The Menace, Jay North) arrives in Bombay,...

Streetwise

1 9 8 9 - 1 9 9 2 (UK) 26 x 30 minute episodes This teenage drama from Television South revolved around the lives of...

That’s My Boy

1 9 6 3 (UK) 7 x 25 minute episodes This ABC TV sitcom starred radio and theatre star Jimmy Clitheroe. Jimmy used his four-foot three-inch stature and...

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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...

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...

Cycling Proficiency Test

Learning to ride a bicycle was always a significant childhood milestone. So was acquiring a bike suitable for road use. This often came as a...

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LATEST MOVIES POSTS

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...

Rotten to the Core (1965)

This bright, breezy British crime comedy from the Boulting brothers begins with incompetent villains Jelly (Dudley Sutton), Scapa Flood (James Beckett) and Lenny the...

Clash by Night (1964)

This superior British B-movie has a group of newly-sentenced prisoners en route to serve their sentence, only to find the bus transporting them held...

Sapphire (1959)

A pregnant woman is found stabbed to death on Hampstead Heath and the subsequent police investigation initially follows her fiancé David Harris (Paul Massie)...

A Place to Go (1963)

Bethnal Green is changing - the terrace houses are being knocked down to make way for high-rise flats - and things are changing for...

Informers, The (1963)

Chief Inspector Johnnoe (Nigel Patrick) of Scotland Yard is told by his exasperated superior officer, Superintendent Bestwick (Harry Andrews) that he can no longer...

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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

Eddie and the Hot Rods frontman Barrie Masters dies aged 63

2 October 2019 Barrie Masters, frontman of British pub rock band Eddie and the Hot Rods, has died aged 63. A statement posted to the...

C’est La Rock & Roll – 60s rock from non-English speaking...

Throughout its history, rock & roll has been inextricably linked with the English language - the first tongue, after all, of the nation of...

Actress Valerie Harper, Star of TV’s “Rhoda,” Dies

30 August 2019 "My name is Rhoda Morgenstern. I was born in the Bronx, New York, in December 1941. I’ve always felt responsible for World...

The Wonderful World of the Ladybird Book Artists

14 July 2019 Artwork by illustrators from the classic Ladybird Books is to be explored in an exhibition. The books, which started life in Loughborough about...

Dr John, legend of New Orleans sound, dies aged 77

6 June 2019 Mac Rebennack, the pianist, singer, songwriter and producer better known as Dr John, who embodied the New Orleans sound for generations of...

Windsor Davies dies aged 88

17 January 2019 Actor and star of It Ain't Half Hot Mum, Windsor Davies, has died. Davies, 88, who was best known as Battery Sergeant Major...

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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,...

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