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Jimmy Hill dead at 87 following Alzheimer’s battle

19 December 2015 Jimmy Hill has died aged 87 following a battle with Alzheimer’s. Hill will forever be remembered as one of the most influential figures...

Mickey Mantle

Mickey Mantle's illustrious baseball career began in the 1950s when he was a teenage phenomenon out of Commerce, Oklahoma, thrust into the limelight of...

Evonne Goolagong

Young newcomer Evonne Goolagong was one month away from her 20th birthday when she scored straight-set victories over Billie Jean King in the semi-finals...

Pelé

Born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pelé was Brazil's soccer superstar, and one of the greatest footballers ever. He was fantastic, fabulous and friendly -...

Harlem Globetrotters

The exact beginnings of the Harlem Globetrotters are uncertain, although the team considers that their first-ever road game took place on 7 January 1927,...

George Best

There is a famous story about George Best after he had won one night at a casino and a bellboy found him in his...

Muhammad Ali/Cassius Clay

"I am the greatest," claimed Muhammad Ali - and many still consider him to be the finest heavyweight boxer of all time. His catchphrase "float...

Jackie Stewart

Jackie Stewart - The Flying Scotsman - drove an Elf Tyrell In 1973 at Watkins Glen (which was Jackie's 100th Grand Prix) Stewart's teammate Francois...

Nadia Comaneci

Fourteen-year-old Romanian gymnast, Nadia Comaneci, delighted crowds at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Canada. She won three gold medals, a silver and a bronze, scoring...

Roller Derby

Roller Derby was born in Chicago during the Depression but didn't achieve national prominence until the advent of television in the late 1940s. In...

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Dustbinmen, The

1 9 6 9 - 1 9 7 0 (UK) 1 x 90 minute pilot 20 x 30 minute episodes Cheese And Egg is the leader of a...

Aswad

Aswad - whose name means 'black' in Arabic - formed in 1975 in West London's Ladbroke Grove and built their early reputation on four...

All Our Yesterdays

1 9 6 0 - 1 9 7 3 (UK) 1 9 8 7 - 1 9 8 9 (UK) A half-hour nostalgia documentary programme from Granada which...

Case Histories of Scotland Yard

1 9 5 5 (UK) This half-hour drama series based on actual Scotland Yard case files was introduced by noted journalist and criminologist Edgar Lustgarten and...

JFK (1991)

Oliver Stone's massive, three-hour JFK is powerful, compelling, brilliantly written and directed, superbly acted by a stellar cast of luminaries with courage and conviction, and one...

Operation

The key to successful surgery is a steady hand. Of course, it is also handy to have a patient whose nose lights up red...

Kizzy

1 9 7 6 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes Adapted from (Margaret) Rumer Godden's 1972 novel The Diddakoi, the only major change apart from a linear...

Mr Peepers

1 9 5 2 - 1 9 5 5 (USA) Debuting on NBC on 3 July 1952 as a summer replacement series, Mr Peepers proved that not...