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      1991 Gulf War – Excerpts from my diary

      The Gulf War in 1991 really freaked me out. I guess it would be a huge understatement to say it freaked a lot of...

      80 ways to tell you are stuck in the 80s

      01 : You're still bitter that Wham! broke up 02 : Punky Brewster is your hero 03 : You're building your own Clockwork Smurf 04 : A-Ha's...

      Dylan wins special Pulitzer Prize

      8 April 2008 Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has received an honorary Pulitzer Prize for his "profound impact on popular music and American culture". The special music award...

      “Wicker Man” sequel shoot called off

      3 April 2008 Plans to film a sequel to the cult movie The Wicker Man have been halted due to "financing problems". Cameras were due to...

      Johnny Carson dies

      24 January 2005 Johnny Carson, the Tonight Show TV host who served America a smooth nightcap of celebrity banter and droll comedy for 30 years,...

      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...

      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...

      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...

      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)...

      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...

      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...

      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...

      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...

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      Lights Out

      1 9 4 6 (USA) 4 x 30 minute episodes 1 9 4 9 - 1 9 5 2 (USA) 148 x 30 minute episodes Starting life as...

      Don’t Talk to Strange Men (1962)

      Teenage dreamer Jean Painter (Christiana Gregg) is waiting one evening for the bus home from the country pub ("The Chequers") run by her older...

      Buddha of Suburbia, The

      1 9 9 3 (UK) 4 x 60 minute episodes This four-part £2.9 million BBC2 adaptation of Hanif Kureishi's Whitbread Prize-winning saga of 1970s sex, drugs and...

      Catlow (1971)

      The time is 1874. Catlow (Yul Brynner) is a lovable outlaw who not only makes a living from crime but for the most part, enjoys...

      Rentadick (1972)

      Jeffrey Armitage (Donald Sinden) is a wealthy chemicals manufacturer with two concerns: he suspects that his luscious Swedish wife Utta (Julie Ege) is being...