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Barbara McNair

Brenda Holloway had one genuine rival in the Motown glamour stakes. The delectable Barbara McNair from Racine, Wisconsin, even went into the annals as...

Kim Weston

Kim Weston was born Agatha Natalie Weston on 30 December 1939, in Detroit, Michigan, and started singing in the church at the age of...

Wigan Casino

After several rumours of licences not being renewed, battles with the police and the drugs squad and many other problems, it was ultimately none...

Northern Soul

A musical movement born in the industrial North of England, the Northern Soul phenomenon grew out of club-goers passion for black American dance music....

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Upchat Line, The

1 9 7 7 (UK) 7 x 30 minute episodes Created and written by Billy Liar creator Keith Waterhouse, The Upchat Line starred John Alderton as an unknown author and cad who...

Exorcist, The (1973)

This classic tale of a girl possessed by a demon was the first, and still is the best, of its genre - a real,...

Never Say Never Again (1983)

"Good to see you, Mr Bond. Things have been awfully dull around here. Now you're on this, I hope we're going to have some...

Broadcast News (1987)

The setting is the Washington news bureau of a major TV network; the focus is on three aspiring journalists climbing the ladder to national...

Rosa Parks

On 1 December 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, a black woman named Rosa Parks insisted on sitting in the front of a bus. She had just...

Jazz Singer, The (1980)

Neil Diamond made his 'acting' debut as a cantor's son who just wants to sing. While Diamond had been one of the best pop singers...

Crumb (1994)

Terry Zwigoff’s landmark film is an intimate documentary portrait of the underground artist Robert Crumb, whose unique drawing style and sexually and racially provocative...

Pajama Party (1964)

One of those kitsch 1960s Californian beach party movies which began with Beach Party (1963). In this one, Tommy Kirk plays a Martian scout sent to Earth...