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      James Brown diagnosed with prostate cancer

      11 December 2004 James Brown, the "Godfather of Soul" and a legend in rap, rock and funk, has announced that he has prostate cancer. In a statement released yesterday, Brown, 71, said that he would undergo surgery...

      Thunderturds Are Go!

      Early in the proceedings of the 2004 live-action Thunderbirds movie, a character scornfully calls the line-up of International Rescue "Thunderturds" - A description which unfortunately fits the movie perfectly. Admittedly this movie was on a hiding to nothing...

      Golden Boy Jan Berry, 62, Overcame a Strange Twist Of Fate

      26 March 2004 If Brian Wilson was the king of the California dream regime, Jan & Dean were the crown princes - and the jesters. Composer/producer/lead singer Jan Berry and partner Dean Torrence manufactured enticing, comically exaggerated myths of the...

      Top 10 rated British TV programmes of 1970

      1. Miss World 1970 (BBC) 10.6 million 2. Benny Hill Show (ITV) 9.3 million 3. Eurovision Song Contest (BBC) 9.2 million 4. This Is Your Life (ITV) 8.9 million 5. Coronation Street (ITV) 8.9 million 6. News At Ten (ITV)...

      Linking to Nostalgia Central

      If you would like to link to Nostalgia Central (and God bless you and thank you very much), please use the URL nostalgiacentral.com or nostalgiacentral.co.uk Of course, you are also welcome to link to specific individual pages...

      Site Reviews

      Since I first created Nostalgia Central in 1998, the site has been fortunate to receive a number of favourable mentions in newspapers, magazines and other websites such as the BBC and Yahoo. In the firm...

      Finding copies of old TV programmes

      One of the most frequent requests I receive at Nostalgia Central is for assistance in tracking down video recordings of old TV shows, advertisements, musical appearances and movies. Unfortunately, many of the programmes and films being...

      About DVD Regions

      DVD Region Encoding Global region codes identify specific DVDs that are compatible with the players typically sold in that region. The majority of all current titles play in only one specific region unless otherwise noted. Most of...

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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...