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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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Travelling Man

wowo1 9 8 4 - 1 9 8 5 (UK) 13 x 60 minute episodes Travelling Man was a midweek drama series from ITV. Leigh Lawson was Lomax, an...

Davy Crockett Caps

Thanks to Walt Disney and his Disneyland TV series, the pioneer spirit of frontiersman Davy Crockett came into the family rooms across America in...

Fair Exchange

1 9 6 2 - 1 9 6 3 (USA) 27 x 60/30 minute episodes Eddie Walker (vaudeville star Eddie Foy Jr.) from New York City and...

Lady Blue

1 9 8 5 - 1 9 8 6  (USA) 12 x 60 minute episodes Katy Mahoney (Jamie Rose) was a detective with the Violent Crimes Division of...

Journey

By the release of 1981's Escape, Journey had evolved into the ultimate American arena rock band, complete with clinical production and the finest collection of...

Big Chill, The (1983)

Much imitated but never bettered, The Big Chill brought together a group of college friends who had known each other since the Sixties, in order...

White Christmas (1954)

In this tinselled Technicolor spectacular, old army buddies Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) are a song-and-dance team who travel to...