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Missing Morecambe & Wise Show episode found

28 July 2021 The son of comedian Eric Morecambe has found a missing episode of The Morecambe and Wise Show in the family home's attic. While...

ZZ Top bassist dead at 72

28 July 2021 Dusty Hill, the bass player of US blues-rock band ZZ Top, has died at the age of 72. Bandmates Billy Gibbons and Frank...

Goodbye Pork Pie (1980)

Goodbye Pork Pie introduces us to John (Tony Barry) who lives in the north of New Zealand. At the moment we meet him, John...

Tarax Show, The

1 9 5 7 - 1 9 6 9 (Australia) 60 minute episodes This early Australian children's TV series from GTV-9 in Melbourne was originally titled The...

Adventures of Gerry Gee, The

1 9 5 9 - 1 9 6 2 (Australia) 5 minute episodes The first regular live children's television show from Channel Nine in Melbourne was...

Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)

In the mould of American Graffiti, Next Stop, Greenwich Village is a nostalgia flashback to one of those special times and places - in this...

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...

Twentieth Century Box

1 9 8 0 - 1 9 8 1 (UK) 10 x 25 minute episodes Debuting on 29 June 1980, this short-lived youth-oriented new wave music and...

Who, The

The Detours formed in Shepherd's Bush in 1964 as a local youth club band. Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle (who originally called himself...

Paul McCartney

Inspired equally by show tunes, music hall and rock 'n' roll, the young James Paul McCartney (whose first guitar, incidentally, was a Rosetti Lucky...

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LATEST TELEVISION POSTS

Tarax Show, The

1 9 5 7 - 1 9 6 9 (Australia) 60 minute episodes This early Australian children's TV series from GTV-9 in Melbourne was originally titled The...

Adventures of Gerry Gee, The

1 9 5 9 - 1 9 6 2 (Australia) 5 minute episodes The first regular live children's television show from Channel Nine in Melbourne was...

Any Questions

1 9 5 8 - 1 9 6 3 (Australia) 30 minute episodes This weekly television panel discussion show from the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) had a...

Jumbleland

1 9 7 0 - 1 9 7 1 (UK) 24 x 10/15 minute episodes "Tumble in my Jumbleland Candy-coloured wonderland" Witch Nitty (singer Anita Harris) presented this ITV...

Good Morning, Mr Doubleday

1 9 6 9 (Australia) 26 x 30 minute episodes This Australian comedy series featured Robinson Doubleday (New Zeland-born Gerry Gallagher), the bumbling science teacher at Kannabri...

Brambly Hedge

1 9 9 6 - 2 0 0 0 (UK) 8 x 25 minute episodes This BBC animated series of occasional short seasonal stories for young children...

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LATEST POP CULTURE POSTS

Guess Who

Ora and Theo Coster created this guessing game for Milton Bradley that had each player pick a face from the 24 cards in their...

Atomic Energy Lab

The Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab was a toy lab set produced by Alfred Carlton Gilbert, an American athlete, magician, toymaker, businessman and inventor...

Funny Face

Funny Face is Fun To Drink! Funny Face was an American brand of powdered drink mix originally made by the Pillsbury Company from 1964 to...

Computacar (Amaze-A-Matic)

"Computacar - the amazing car with a 'memory' you control!" The revolutionary battery-powered Computacar from Mettoy was driven by an electric motor which was activated...

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...

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LATEST MOVIES POSTS

Goodbye Pork Pie (1980)

Goodbye Pork Pie introduces us to John (Tony Barry) who lives in the north of New Zealand. At the moment we meet him, John...

Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)

In the mould of American Graffiti, Next Stop, Greenwich Village is a nostalgia flashback to one of those special times and places - in this...

Candleshoe (1977)

Filmed at Pinewood Studios in England and on location in Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire and Shropshire, this live-action Disney film opens in Los Angeles where 14-year-old...

Schlock (1973)

John Landis grew up on the schlocky monster movies of the 1950s and paid loving tribute to them in this, his first-ever directorial effort,...

Cry from the Streets, A (1958)

This 1958 film set in the Ranelagh House for Deprived Children provides a fascinating look at social work and how different things were in...

Runaway Bus, The (1954)

A thick fog has blanketed much of Britain for 48 hours, halting all air and rail traffic. At London Airport, no flights are coming...

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LATEST EVENTS POSTS

The hippie squatters at 144 Piccadilly (1969)

Squatters had been taking over derelict properties in central London for years, but when a group of hippies took over 144 Piccadilly - an...

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...

LATEST BLOG POSTS

Missing Morecambe & Wise Show episode found

28 July 2021 The son of comedian Eric Morecambe has found a missing episode of The Morecambe and Wise Show in the family home's attic. While...

ZZ Top bassist dead at 72

28 July 2021 Dusty Hill, the bass player of US blues-rock band ZZ Top, has died at the age of 72. Bandmates Billy Gibbons and Frank...

R.I.P. Love Boat and Mary Tyler Moore Show star Gavin MacLeod

29 May 2021 Gavin MacLeod, famed as the news writer Murray Slaughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Captain Merrill Stubing on The Love...

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...

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LATEST AUSTRALIA POSTS

Tarax Show, The

1 9 5 7 - 1 9 6 9 (Australia) 60 minute episodes This early Australian children's TV series from GTV-9 in Melbourne was originally titled The...

Adventures of Gerry Gee, The

1 9 5 9 - 1 9 6 2 (Australia) 5 minute episodes The first regular live children's television show from Channel Nine in Melbourne was...

Any Questions

1 9 5 8 - 1 9 6 3 (Australia) 30 minute episodes This weekly television panel discussion show from the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) had a...

Good Morning, Mr Doubleday

1 9 6 9 (Australia) 26 x 30 minute episodes This Australian comedy series featured Robinson Doubleday (New Zeland-born Gerry Gallagher), the bumbling science teacher at Kannabri...

‘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...

Why Wasn’t I Told?

Dorrie Evans, the scatty and interfering self-appointed concierge at 96 Lindsay Street, Paddington, was the absolute queen of malapropism on the series Number 96. Proving...

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