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      RIP Corporal Marsh (Tony Selby)

      6 September 2021 Get Some In! star Tony Selby has died aged 83. His management, LCM Limited, shared a statement on Twitter announcing he had died in London on Sunday (5th September). It read: "With great sadness, we...

      Ed Asner of ‘Lou Grant’ and ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’, dies

      29 August 2021 Seven-time Emmy-winning actor Ed Asner, who starred as tough-talking TV newsroom head Lou Grant on the long-running sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show and the spin-off drama Lou Grant has died, aged 91. His...

      Charlie Watts: Rolling Stones drummer dies at 80

      24 August 2021 The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has died at the age of 80. It had been announced earlier this month that Watts would miss the band's American tour dates to recover from an unspecified...

      Don Everly dies aged 84

      21 August 2021 Don Everly (pictured above left), one half of the rock’n’roll duo the Everly Brothers, has died at his home in Nashville at the age of 84. A spokesperson for the family confirmed Everly’s death...

      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 searching for paperwork in the attic, Gary Morecambe, 65, found five...

      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 Beard said that Hill died in his sleep at his home...

      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 Boat, died on Saturday 29 May 2021 at his home in...

      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 each week. Now a long-forgotten tradition, the first matinee was held in...

      ‘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 AUD, the first time it has changed hands in 30 years. The...

      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 a solo show or entertain as part of a ten-man package...

      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 Street, Weatherfield and is arguably the most famous public house in...

      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 Bond films.  Some of the Bond girls such as Andress and...

      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 by family members until she was 10 years old, believing for...

      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), and in her own spin-off follow-on series, Phyllis (1975 - 1977),...

      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 four weeks ago and was transferred from his prison cell at...

      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 with I Like It, How Do You Do It? and Ferry...

      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 back – but is there more to nostalgia than just a...

      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 the classic sitcom Gilligan's Island, passed away peacefully in Los Angeles...

      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 at 8.35 pm GMT on Thursday at a London care home. Her...

      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 in Los Angeles. He was 73. Lander died of complications related to...

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      Kathy Kirby Show, The

      1 9 6 4 - 1 9 6 6 (UK) 19 x 45 minute episodes In little more than a year, the attractive blonde from Ilford in Essex made a big name as a recording artist, with...

      Last Train, The

      1 9 9 9 (UK) 6 x 50 minute episodes The Last Train debuted on ITV in April 1999 and was promoted at the time by Granada as one of the most expensive drama productions they had ever...

      Play for Tomorrow

      1 9 8 2 (UK) 6 x 60 minute episodes Although these slices of "future" life seem quaint when viewed today, this BBC anthology of science fiction plays offered audiences in 1982 a speculative glimpse into the near...

      RIP Corporal Marsh (Tony Selby)

      6 September 2021 Get Some In! star Tony Selby has died aged 83. His management, LCM Limited, shared a statement on Twitter announcing he had died in London on Sunday (5th September). It read: "With great sadness, we...

      Ed Asner of ‘Lou Grant’ and ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’, dies

      29 August 2021 Seven-time Emmy-winning actor Ed Asner, who starred as tough-talking TV newsroom head Lou Grant on the long-running sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show and the spin-off drama Lou Grant has died, aged 91. His...

      Alice Through the Looking Glass

      1 9 7 3 (UK) 12 x 15 minute episodes Cyril Fletcher played the writer and storyteller Lewis Carroll (real name, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) as he read to Alice (Carol Hollands, pictured above with Fletcher as Carroll) and...

      Happy Birthday, Wanda June (1971)

      Adapted from Kurt Vonnegut's 1970 Off-Broadway hit by Vonnegut himself, this eccentric black comedy-drama sharply divided critical and audience opinion when it was released in December 1971. Arrogant and macho adventurer and big game hunter Harold...