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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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Bugsy Malone (1976)

Close your eyes and imagine the pitch meeting: "Okay, so, it's a gangster movie, and, and . . . er . . . it's...

Tommy Cooper

Caerphilly-born comedian Tommy Cooper served as a member of Field Marshal Montgomery's Desert Rats in Egypt during WWII - which is where he originally...

Adventures in Paradise

1 9 5 9 - 1 9 6 2 (USA) 91 x 60 minute episodes Created by James Michener, this black & white action-adventure series from ABC...

Phil Spector

There are only a handful of people from the 1960s who can truly be said to have had a major and lasting effect on...

Juke Box Jury

1 9 5 9 - 1 9 6 7 (UK) Probably the most enduring of all pop panel TV shows, Juke Box Jury was hosted by...

Andy Williams

Howard Andrew Williams was born in Wall Lake, Iowa and started singing professionally with his three older brothers - Bob, Don and Dick -...

Denny Seyton & The Sabres

Denny Seyton & The Sabres were one of the more promising Liverpool-based bands that never made it, despite getting as far as charting a...

Sugar Hill (1974)

When her club-owner fiancé (Larry Don Johnson) is beaten to death by gangsters, foxy lady Sugar Hill (Marki Bey) decides not to get mad,...
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