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Intellivision

It was an Atari world back in the late 70s and early 80s, but Mattel’s Intellivison staged a pretty good coup. The Atari VCS (aka the 2600)...

Video Games

Encouraged by the success of Atari, other companies tried dipping their joysticks into the home video game market in 1976. Coleco introduced Telstar Pong, while the...

Pong

The first successful computer game was a video version of ping-pong, whose "ball" was a blip that bounced back and forth on screen between...

Breakout

Designed by future Apple Computer founder Steve Jobs (though Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak reportedly did the bulk of the work), Breakout turned the video...

Atari

Californian Nolan Bushnell created a game called Pong in 1971. The following year -  with $250 of his own money and a matching investment from...

Odyssey

Before there was Atari, before there was even Pong, there was the Odyssey. We take it for granted now, of course, but try to...

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When Things Were Rotten

1 9 7 4 (USA) 13 x 30 minute episodes This period sitcom was produced by Mel Brooks for Paramount and told the story of the misadventures...

Flashdance (1983)

Jennifer Beals stars as Alex Owens, an 18-year-old welder in a Pittsburgh steel mill who moonlights as an exotic dancer in the dive bar...

Alex & The Gypsy (1976)

Jack Lemmon looks tired and unappealing in this cynical and grubby film about the torturous relationship between a bail bondsman and a gypsy woman...

Blackboard Jungle (1955)

During the 1950s, the United States and its mouthpiece, Hollywood, seemed to see threats around every corner. If it wasn't the Commies, then it was...

Sex And The Single Girl (1964)

Romantic comedy about ruthless newspaper editor Bob Weston (Tony Curtis) who sets his sights on writing a risqué article about marital and sexual psychologist...

Public Eye

1 9 6 5 - 1 9 7 5 (UK) 87 x 60 minute episodes Sympathetically portrayed by Alfred Burke, poor old Frank Marker struggled to earn...

Paul Winchell & Jerry Mahoney Show, The

1 9 5 0 - 1 9 6 1 (USA) Ventriloquist Paul Winchell built his dummy, Jerry Mahoney, when he was a teenager, and the two...

Sally

1 9 5 7 - 1 9 5 8 (USA) 26 x 30 minute episodes Sally Truesdale (Joan Caulfield) was a former department store salesgirl who had...