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Jeremy Thorpe

John Jeremy Thorpe was born on 29 April 1929, the youngest child of a leading lawyer and former Conservative MP, Sir John Henry Thorpe....

Edward Heath

1 9 1 6 - 2 0 0 5 Edward Richard George Heath was born at Broadstairs, Kent, in 1916 and was educated at Chatham...

Joh Bjelke-Petersen

1 9 1 1 - 2 0 0 5 Johannes ("Joh") Bjelke-Petersen was an Australian right-wing politician, leader of the Queensland National Party (QNP) and...

Bill Hayden

William George Hayden was born in Ipswich, Queensland, the son of an Irish-American sailor. He was educated at Brisbane State High School and served...

David Ben-Gurion

1 8 8 6 - 1 9 7 3 Israeli statesman and socialist politician. He was one of the founders of the state of Israel...

Arthur Scargill

British trade-union leader. Elected president of the National Union of Miners (NUM) in 1981, he embarked on a collision course with the Conservative government...

Bobby Kennedy

1 9 2 5 - 1 9 6 8 Younger brother and close associate of John F Kennedy, Robert Kennedy trained as a lawyer, and entered...

Robert Muldoon

1 9 2 1 - 1 9 9 2 New Zealand National Party right-of-centre politician and NZ prime minister from 1975 to 1984. Nicknamed "''Piggy'' Muldoon"...

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Tubes, The

Taking their cue from Frank Zappa's Mothers Of Invention, San Franciscan rock satirists The Tubes were one of the first groups to bring performance art to arena...

French and Saunders

1 9 8 7 - 2 0 0 7 (UK) This award-winning British comedy sketch show from the distaff duo of The Comic Strip Presents... debuted on...

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...

Good Times

1 9 7 4 - 1 9 7 9 (USA) 133 x 30 minute episodes Good Times was a spin-off from Maude, which in turn was a spin-off from All...

They’re Off

1 9 5 6 (UK) 8 x 30 minute episodes This short-lived early quiz show from Granada Television was racing-themed and featured contestants inserted into comic hobby...

Flubber (1997)

After continually missing his own wedding, Professor Philip Brainard (Robin Williams) is given one last chance by his fiancée, Sarah (Marcia Gay Harden). Yet again...

Beat Club

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Fairground Attraction

Formed in Glasgow in 1986 by guitarist Mark Nevin and ex-Eurythmics backing singer Eddi Reader, Fairground Attraction reached #1 with folky debut single Perfect in 1988. But the sunny...