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Return of Captain Nemo, The (1978)

"I am Captain Nemo. I have been asleep for 100 years aboard my submarine, Nautilus. I would probably still be left encapsulated had it...

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

It's ironic that this sequel to the blockbuster that initiated the disaster movie cycle should effectively finish off the genre and the career of...

Swarm, The (1978)

African killer bees are moving west and threatening to engulf Houston, Texas. Quick, call on entomologist Brad Crane (Michael Caine) and a hive of Hollywood...

Towering Inferno, The (1974)

This is junk, but it's star-studded junk, with some of Hollywood's greatest actors forced to team up with some of its worst to rescue...

Story Of Mankind, The (1957)

Future disaster-movie king Irwin Allen, whose blockbusters include The Poseidon Adventure (1972) and The Towering Inferno (1974), made this portentous rubbish in which the question of...

Poseidon Adventure, The (1972)

Before Titanic (1997), there was Shelley Winters, who was the largest of the notable names on the manifest of the luxury liner SS Poseidon that is capsized...

Time Tunnel, The

1 9 6 6 - 1 9 6 7 (USA) 30 x 50 minute episodes Two young scientists, Tony Newman (James Darren) and Doug Phillips (Robert Colbert),...

Land of the Giants

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 7 0 (USA) 51 x 60 minute episodes This was the last of Irwin Allen's 1960 fantasy quartet following on...

Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 6 8 (USA) 110 x 50 minute episodes Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea related the story of the...

Swiss Family Robinson

1 9 7 5 - 1 9 7 6 (USA) 24 x 60 minute episodes Irwin Allen's adaptation of the 1812 novel by Johann David Wyss follows...

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

With the Earth threatened by a blazing radiation belt, the inventor of a new nuclear submarine must make a difficult decision if the world...

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Annette Funicello

Born on 22 October 1942, Annette Funicello became an overnight sensation in 1955 when she first appeared on a new afternoon TV show, at...

Splash (1984)

"Can a mermaid from Cape Cod find happiness in dry dock with a wholesale grocery distributor from Manhattan?" Tom Hanks is an industrious but unfulfilled...

Weavers Green

1 9 6 6 (UK) 49 x 30 minute episodes This short-lived twice-weekly soap opera from Anglia was supposed to be television's answer to The Archers and followed the...

1976

January 02 - 22 die as hurricane winds rock Britain. 05 - The Khmer Rouge drafts a new constitution in Cambodia, renaming it Democratic Kampuchea. 05 - Former Beatles road...

Snorks, The

1 9 8 4 - 1 9 8 8 (USA/Japan) The Snorks were kind of like The Smurfs under water - There was the greedy one, the beautiful...

Dooleys, The

The group began in Ilford, Essex, in the late 1960s as The Dooley Family, and comprised brothers Jim, John and Frank and their sisters Marie, Anne...

Darts

The faithful doo-wop recreations of Darts enamoured them to the college circuit long before they took up residence in the Top 10. The nine-piece group - comprising...

Ladies’ Choice

1 9 5 3 (USA) 25 minute episodes This short-lived summer series from NBC - "by the women of America, for the women of America" - featured...