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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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Yanks (1979)

While stationed in a small Lancashire town as they await D-Day, three American soldiers become involved in romances with local women. Some interesting performances from...

Michael Bentine’s Potty Time

1 9 7 3 - 1 9 8 0 (UK) 78 x 25 minute episodes Michael Bentine's Potty Time was (not unsurprisingly) created, written and voiced by Mr...

Brian Cadd

Instead of becoming a rock star, Perth-born Brian Cadd could have become a champion tennis player. At the age of ten, his mother offered...

Booker

1 9 8 9 - 1 9 9 0 (USA) 22 x 60 minute episodes Dennis Booker (Richard Grieco) has a dark, brooding look. He wears a...

Projectionist, The (1970)

This independent, low-budget pearl from writer/director Harry Hurwitz deserved a better fate on its initial release. Burly Chuck McCann is the lonely projectionist whose boring...

Superchick (1973)

Superchick stars Joyce Jillson as Tara B. True - an attractive hostess with Crown International Airlines who has a boyfriend in each of the...

Keeping Up Appearances

1 9 9 0 - 1 9 9 5 (UK) Only one thing mattered to Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced "Bouquet") - and that was what other people...

Petticoat Junction

1 9 6 3 - 1 9 7 0 (USA) 222 x 30 minute episodes Nobody - but nobody - looked as good swimming in a water...