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According to today’s regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids in the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s probably shouldn’t have survived . . . Our baby cots were covered…

The BBC Television Centre, the world’s first purpose-built television production complex – described as the Hollywood of the Television Industry – was officially opened on 29 June 1960. The opening…

The BBC’s Lime Grove Studios officially opened on 21 May 1950. The site had started out as film studios, first for Gaumont and later for Gainsborough and then Rank Film…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…