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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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Supertrain

1 9 7 9 (USA) 9 x 60 minute episodes Zooming from New York City to Los Angeles at over 200 miles per hour, the nuclear-powered Supertrain...

Conflict

1 9 5 6 - 1 9 5 7 (USA) 20 x 60 minute episodes This dramatic anthology series from ABC featured hour-long self-contained stories with varying...

Record Breakers

1 9 7 2 - 2 0 0 1 (UK) Record Breakers was a juvenile TV version of the Guinness Book of Records, whose founders, Norris and Ross...

Thick As Thieves

1 9 7 4 (UK) 8 x 30 minute episodes Thick As Thieves was a British sitcom starring John Thaw (in a role very different from The Sweeney or Inspector Morse)...

Littlest Hobo, The

1 9 6 3 - 1 9 6 5 (Canada) 1 9 7 9 - 1 9 8 5 (Canada) There's a voice that keeps on calling me Down...

Good Morning Vietnam (1987)

Good Morning Vietnam is a long, rambling and rather pointless vehicle for the multifaceted comic genius Robin Williams, but his performance is a one-man tour...

Toobin’

Years before Extreme Sports hit the mainstream, there was Atari’s Toobin’, one of the oddest and most dangerous sports to hit the video arcade. The...

Surprise Surprise!

1  9 8 4 - 2 0 0 1 (UK) Surprise Surprise! was devised by ITV for Cilla Black - her first series in more...