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Crack, The

In 1982, Cheltenham Oi! outfit The Crack won a televised Battle of the Bands competition (voted for by none other than Slade frontman Noddy...

Attila The Stockbroker

After graduating from the University of Kent with a degree in French, this performance poet (born John Baine on 21 October 1957) really was...

Skrewdriver

Skrewdriver were formed in Blackpool in 1976 by Ian Stuart Donaldson after he saw The Sex Pistols in Manchester. The band later changed into a skinhead band and...

Last Resort, The

The Last Resort formed in 1980 after Roi Pearce had seen a band called The Rivals rehearsing. He met up with a guitarist called...

Cock Sparrer

Cock Sparrer began life in an East Ham school in the late 70s as a knockabout band for mates Colin McFaull, Micky Beaufoy, Steve...

GBH

In 1980, four Brummie drinking buddies got together and formed a band inspired by the mid-70's punk acts. Initially called Charged GBH, somehow this rowdy mob...

Oppressed, The

The Oppressed was an Oi! band formed in March 1981 in Cardiff by Russell Payne (guitar), his brother Ronnie (bass), Gary Tier (drums) and Martin Brennan...

Oi! Music

By the end of the 1970s, punk in Britain was splintering into several distinct strains, most of them quite "arty". Oi! music was an attempt to...

Business, The

The Business hailed from Lewisham in South London and along with Sham 69, Cockney Rejects, and Angelic Upstarts became one of the prime movers in the post-Pistols...

Exploited, The

You would be excused for thinking that a band who sing about kicking a Mod in the head to the tune of Jingle Bells, fronted...

4 Skins, The

The undisputed heroes of the early 80s skinhead scene, The 4 Skins were one of the mainstays of the second-wave of British punk commonly known as Oi! They endured...

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Café Flesh (1982)

Although only a classy porn movie with artistic pretensions, Stephen Sayadian's cult classic (directed under his pseudonym 'Rinse Dream') is extraordinarily prophetic when viewed...

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (1965)

A superb film re-creation of Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows's wonderfully acerbic stage musical, with all of Bob Fosse's original choreography preserved on film...

Boys From The Bush, The

1 9 9 1 - 1 9 9 2 (UK) Although British detective Reg Toomer (Tim Healy from Auf Wiedersehen, Pet) had lived in Australia for...

Holiday Island

1 9 8 1 (Australia) 50 x 30 minute episodes Holiday Island was supposed to be a soap opera about a holiday resort on a tropical island north...

Bargee, The (1964)

"The Casanova of the canals" The Bargee follows the misadventures of womanising barge worker Hemel Pike (Harry H. Corbett), making his living travelling the waterways of...

Alvin Purple (1973)

"The problem is, I just can’t seem to avoid sex.” This amiable sex farce follows the exploits of a young Australian man (Graeme Blundell) who...

Return To The Planet Of The Apes

1 9 7 5 - 1 9 7 6 (USA) Return To The Planet Of The Apes is the least-celebrated chapter in the Planet Of The...

King Leonardo and His Short Subjects

1 9 6 0 - 1 9 6 3 (USA) From the creators of Underdog came the story of King Leonardo, a  lion who ruled the fictional African...