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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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Billy Liar (1963)

Billy Fisher (Tom Courtenay's finest hour) is stuck in a dead-end job - he's a clerk at Shadrach & Duxbury's Funeral Emporium in the...

Through the Keyhole

1 9 8 7 - 2 0 0 8 (UK) David Frost Loyd Grossman

Columbo

1 9 7 1 - 1 9 8 8 (USA) 45 x 90 minute episodes Few characters have clicked with television audiences as well as Lieutenant Columbo who...

Shadowlands (1994)

After the sweeping, noble scale of Gandhi (1982) and Cry Freedom (1987), Richard Attenborough directed this more intimate drama which remains one of his best pictures...

Carly Simon

Carly Simon is the daughter of Richard L Simon, the co-founder of one of the largest American publishing companies, Simon & Schuster. Born and raised...

Hitler Diaries, The

Charles Hamilton Jr, a Manhattan dealer of autograph manuscripts was asked to comment on the so-called Hitler diaries supposedly found in an East German...

October Country

Michael Lloyd signed his first music publishing deal at the age of 13 and signed with Epic to cut his album, October Country, when he was...

Pob’s Programme

1 9 8 4 (UK) 52 x 30 minute episodes This Channel 4 Sunday afternoon children's series was created by Anne Wood who would go on to create...