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Lonnie Donegan

Lonnie Donegan rose to international fame as one of the founding fathers of a new wave of music called Skiffle that swept the world during the...

Skiffle

Without skiffle there might have been no Quarrymen and hence no Beatles. Seen in retrospect on television, skiffle can seem entertaining yet quaint, and yet...

2i’s Coffee Bar

The 2i's Coffee Bar was an integral part of British pop music history. Although London's first skiffle bar was the Gyre & Gimble in Charing...

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NewsRadio

1 9 9 5 - 1 9 9 9 (USA) 97 x 25 minute episodes One of the most underrated sitcoms in the history of the medium,...

John Major

John Major was born in March 1943, the son of Tom and Gwen Major. After leaving school Major started on a banking career. Whilst...

Makin’ It

1 9 7 9 (USA) 9 x 30 minute episodes Screening between 1 February and 16 March 1979, Makin' It was a sitcom about Italian-American Billy Manucci, who is...

Sing Sing Sing

1 9 6 2 - 1 9 6 5 (Australia) This musical variety series from ATN7 (Australia) was originally hosted in the first year by Lionel...

Mr Smith

1 9 8 3 (USA) 13 x 30 minute episodes A circus orangutan is separated from his trainer, drinks a mixture bestowing him with the ability to...

Cheyenne Autumn (1964)

If ever there were a filmmaker for whom 70mm were made, it’s John Ford. It’s a shame he didn’t get to work with the...

Texaco Star Theater

1 9 4 8 - 1 9 5 6 (USA) On 8 June 1948, four singing Texaco service men introduced Milton Berle to the small...

Up Your Alley (1971)

Seymour (Frank Corsentino) is a nerdy virgin who works in a dead-end job in the catering industry and spends most of his waking hours...