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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

Australian Labor politician and leader of the Australian Labor Party between 1977 and 1983, minister of foreign affairs from 1983 to 1988, and Australian...

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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Mister Buddwing (1966)

James Garner wakes up on a bench in New York's Central Park not knowing who he is or how he got there. His amnesia...

Simon Townsend’s WonderWorld

1 9 7 9 - 1 9 8 7 (Australia) This Australian children's television series first aired in September 1979, after six years research and two...

Richie Havens

Richie Havens' roots were in gospel and doo-wop, before graduating onto the coffeehouse circuit of the early 60s alongside singers like Bob Dylan and...

Operation Neptune

1 9 5 3 (USA) 8 x 30 minute episodes This short-lived live science fiction programme from NBC was aimed at kids and broadcast from 8 June...

Who’s Been Sleeping In My Bed? (1963)

There's an impressive line-up of players in this harmless bit of fun. Dean Martin is actor Jason Steele, who plays a caring, godlike doctor in a...

Starman (1984)

A curious alien (Jeff Bridges) responds to the Voyager spacecraft's invitation to visit Earth, lands in Wisconsin and takes the form of Jenny  Hayden's...

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (The Alfred Hitchcock Hour)

1 9 5 5 - 1 9 6 5 (USA) 1 9 8 5 - 1 9 8 6 (USA) Although only 20 of the 300+ episodes of...

Lee Gordon

American born promoter Lee Gordon arrived in Sydney in 1953, after a chance meeting with an Australian used car salesman, and immediately put his...