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Peter & Gordon

Peter Asher (brother of English actress Jane Asher) and Gordon Waller met in 1959 when they were pupils at London's famous Westminster School. As a singing...

Dave Clark Five, The

Originally a backing group for north London singer Stan Saxon, the Five originally comprised Dave Clark on drums and vocals, backed by various musicians,...

Manfred Mann

Manfred Mann (born Manfred Lubowitz in South Africa in 1940) formed a group in Britain in 1963 called The Manne-Hugg Blues Brothers. Shortening their name...

Animals, The

Alan Price started out as a northern British bluesman, playing with a combo of Hilton Valentine, Bryan 'Chas' Chandler and John Steel on the...

Beatles, The

So it goes like this . . . 15-year-old Paul McCartney hears a Skiffle group called The Quarrymen play on Saturday 6 July 1957. Along with a police dog...

Herman’s Hermits

Herman's Hermits were one of the most interesting of the original wave of British Invasion groups. Unlike The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, The Hermits didn't threaten authority figures with...

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Repulsion (1965)

Roman Polanski's Repulsion was concerned with a repressed young Belgian woman (Catherine Deneuve) whose fear of sex leads her to withdraw into paranoid isolation in an...

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

1 9 8 9 (UK) This BBC miniseries was a coming-of-age story about a homosexual girl growing up in Lancashire in the 1970s. Charlotte Coleman starred as Jess, a girl...

Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, The

 1 9 5 1 - 1 9 5 8 (USA) 113 x 30 minute episodes "James Butler Hickok, mister" our hero would announce to all and sundry...

Simon

1 9 9 5 - 1 9 9 6 (USA) 21 x 25 minute episodes This offbeat comedy centred on the lives of two mismatched brothers living...

John Stonehouse

At the beginning of 1976 Stonehouse was on bail awaiting trial and still attending the House of Commons as Labour MP for Walsall North....

Chinatown (1974)

Director Roman Polanski's finest two hours take the Chandleresque mystery into bizarre byways and deep psychological territory, with Jack Nicholson's jaded private eye Jake...

Big Train

1 9 9 8 (UK) 2 0 0 2 (UK) Whilst Britain was mesmerised by The Fast Show, a vastly superior sketch show appeared on BBC2. Big Train was in the Monty...

Queen For A Day

1 9 5 6 - 1 9 6 4 (USA) Queen For A Day was a "sympathy" contest, hosted by Jack Bailey. It appeared on NBC during...