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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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War Game, The

1 9 6 5 (UK) 1 x 50 minute episode This fictional, worst-case-scenario docu-drama about nuclear war and its aftermath in and around a typical English city was...

Bucks Fizz

Bucks Fizz was formed in January 1981 by songwriters Nichola Martin and Andy Hill specifically to perform their song Making Your Mind Up in the Eurovision Song...

Manowar

If ever a band was beyond parody, it's Manowar. As self-appointed Kings of Metal, these valiant, muscle-bound, loincloth-wearing warriors have acted as standard bearers...

About Faces

1 9 6 0 - 1 9 6 1 (USA) 138 x 30 minute episodes Contestants, chosen from studio audience members, were placed opposite each other and...

Pale Fountains, The

Formed in Liverpool in the early 80s, these 60s-influenced melodic pop/rockers had an unusual instrumental line-up and were probably best known for wearing short...

Apple Macintosh

In 1977, 26-year-old Steve Wozniak and 29-year-old Steve Jobs marketed their new invention, the Apple II personal computer. In 1984, the revolutionary Apple Macintosh was...

Vans

The colourful canvas shoe that caught a wave and rode in as a 1980s fashion phenomenon. Sean Penn's surfer dude character (Jeff Spicoli) in the...

Right Stuff, The (1983)

The Right Stuff is a 200-minute history lesson about America's space program. It is expensive, exasperating, exhausting, exhilarating, overblown, overproduced, sometimes excruciatingly stuffy, often exciting, and...