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John Peel

John Peel (born John Ravenscroft in 1939) cut his teeth as a DJ in the USA, working on stations in Dallas, Oklahoma and San...

Disc Jockeys

In Britain, Radio 1 and Top of the Pops began in the Sixties, but by 1970 the Disc Jockeys (or DJ's) had been elevated to stardom,...

Pete Myers – ‘The Mad Daddy’

Pete Myers (aka "The Mad Daddy") was the wildest Disc Jockey from America's golden age of Rock & Roll radio - a cat who...

Rodney Bingenheimer

Many fans of Rock & Roll will have come across the name Rodney Bingenheimer: KROQ DJ, proprietor of Rodney's English Disco, friend of the stars and...

Alan Freed

The Disc Jockey widely believed to have first coined the phrase "rock 'n' roll" began life as a jazz trombonist with a band called...

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Holiday On The Buses (1973)

The much-maligned 'difficult middle film' of the On The Buses trilogy takes the Butler family out of their usual surroundings and exchanges the bus depot and...

Big Trak

Big Trak, the brainchild of an electronically minded Milton Bradley Company (who released Simon and Microvision during the same period), looked like a toy...

Festival Of Britain (1951)

The Festival Of Britain was an artistic and cultural festival held in London from 3 May to 30 September 1951, both to commemorate the...

Up the Chastity Belt (1971)

In the second of the new Up . . .  series, Frankie Howerd plays Lurkalot, a humble 12th-century serf who sells chastity belts in...

Puttin’ On The Hits

1 9 8 4 - 1 9 8 8  (USA) This bizarre show hosted by Allen Fawcett featured contestants lip-synching to their favourite songs and being...

One from the Heart (1982)

Francis Ford Coppola originally conceived One from the Heart as an antidote to the enormous cost, pressures and production setbacks of Apocalypse Now (1979). Coppola,...

My Good Woman

1 9 7 2 - 1 9 7 4 (UK) 38 x 30 minute episodes In one of his last acting roles before 'coming down' to television...

Newsnight

1 9 8 0 - Current (UK)