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      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...

      Green Cross Code Man Dave Prowse dies, aged 85

      28 November 2020 Dave Prowse, the Bristolian former bodybuilder best known for playing Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died aged 85. Prowse was cast as Vader for his imposing physique, even though the...

      Scooby-Doo co-creator Ken Spears dies aged 82

      11 November 2020 Ken Spears, the co-creator of the cartoon series Scooby-Doo, has died at the age of 82. Spears, who created the animated characters alongside his creative partner Joe Ruby, died of complications from Lewy body...

      Annie Nightingale: 50 years at Radio 1

      6 November 2020 It's been 50 years since Annie Nightingale spun her first disc as a Radio 1 presenter in 1970 - the first-ever female DJ on the station to do so. She has remained a...

      Sean Connery dies aged 90

      31 October 2020 Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90. The Scottish actor was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, being the first to bring the role to the big screen in...

      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 driving force behind The Spencer Davis Group, who scored transatlantic...

      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 owns the Moke trademark and is the sole global supplier of...

      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 of The Dirty Dozen (1967), has died at the age of...

      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 extremely popular with the viewing audience, the wit and wisdom of...

      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 died aged 84, after a long battle with dementia. Valance was born...

      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, West London, in 1948, and became a musician after building his...

      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 Richard Penniman – had been in poor health for several years,...

      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 template for synthesiser music in the 1970s and 80s with songs...

      Millie Small: My Boy Lollipop singer dies aged 72

      6 May 2020 Jamaican singer Millie Small has died at the age of 72 after suffering a stroke. The star was most famous for her hit single My Boy Lollipop - a song originally recorded by New York...

      Farewell to Honor Blackman

      22 August 1925 - 6 April 2020 Honor Blackman was born in Plaistow on 22 August 1925, one of four children. Her father, Frederick Blackman, was a civil service statistician. She attended North Ealing Primary School and...

      10 Great TV Episodes of Christmas

      Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) As the episode begins, Mary is talking excitedly on the phone at her office desk, planning her Christmas visit with her mother. Right afterwards, her boss Lou Grant (Ed Asner) informs...

      Kenny Lynch, British singer and entertainer, dies at 81

      18 December 2019 Born in 1938 and raised in Stepney, East London, Kenny Lynch was one of thirteen children. He began singing with his sister, Gladys, who was a jazz singer working under the name of...

      The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” returns to #1

      4 October 2019 The Beatles' Abbey Road has returned to #1 on the charts in the UK, 50 years after it first topped the album charts. The Fab Four reclaimed the top spot with an expanded anniversary...

      Kim Shattuck, star of LA punk scene, dies aged 56

      3 October 2019 Kim Shattuck, who was once bassist with The Pixies, has died aged 56. She died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, a nerve condition. Her most successful band was The...

      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 group's social media suggested that Masters's passing was unexpected, describing the...

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      Status Quo bassist Alan Lancaster has died, aged 72

      26 September 2021 Alan Lancaster, founding bassist of rock greats Status Quo, has died in Sydney, Australia, aged 72. The musician had been suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for some time. Lancaster and Status Quo vocalist/guitarist Francis Rossi...

      Penda’s Fen (1974)

      Penda's Fen follows pompous and priggish young vicar's son Stephen Franklin (Spencer Banks from Timeslip) through a summer in which he reacts both to the forthcoming pressures of adulthood (he's about to turn 18), to...

      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...