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The Beatles US Tour 1964

"We want The Beatles, we want The Beatles" was the cry that drowned out the noise of the jet airliners at the John F...

Beatlemania

By 1963 the newspapers were calling it "Beatlemania" - and there was no doubt that Britain was in love with The Beatles. Screaming fans clogged the...

Brian Epstein

Brian Epstein was born on 19 September 1934 in Rodney Street, Liverpool - an exclusive area well known for its concentration of doctors. The...

Neil Aspinall

If anyone beyond Brian Epstein and George Martin deserved to be called 'the fifth Beatle' it was probably Neil Stanley Aspinall. While other aides, such...

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Catweazle

1 9 6 9 - 1 9 7 0 (UK) 26 x 30 minute episodes In 11th Century England, deep in the heart of the countryside, an...

Circle Skirts

No 1950s girl's afternoon would have been complete without hours of sitting on the floor, her skirt pooling around her in a big circle,...

Honeymoon Killers, The (1970)

A true-crime movie about oily gigolo Ray Fernandez (Tony Lo Bianco) and his overweight sidekick Martha Beck (Shirley Stoler), who prey on lonely women...

Faces of Jim

1 9 6 1 - 1 9 6 3 (UK) 7 x 30 minute episodes (Seven Faces of Jim) 6 x 30 minute episodes (Six More Faces...

Madame’s Place

1 9 8 2 - 1 9 8 3 (USA) 150 x 30 minute episodes A mixture of talk show and sitcom featuring a puppet (the 'Madame'...

1997

January 09 - Yachtsman Tony Bullimore is found alive five days after his boat capsized in the freezing Southern Ocean, 2200 km off the coast...

Dr Who & the Daleks (1965)

The first big-screen outing of the BBC's ever-popular sci-fi TV series (first shown in 1963) has Roy Castle stumble onto the TARDIS control panel and launch...

Big Bopper, The

The "Big Bopper" was born Jiles Perry Richardson on 24 October 1930, in Sabine Pass, Texas. Following military service in the Army, he worked as...