Fast approaching the 38th anniversary of filming of Quadrophenia, this is an extract from Simon Wells’ book “Quadrophenia: A Way Of Life” recalling the preparation before the first day’s shooting in Brighton on 28th September 1978.
Published in Culture
Thursday, 29 December 2011 14:27

Cruyff - Fascism & Argentina 78

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Dean Cavanagh on the story of how Johan Cruyff boycotted the world cup finals of 78 and highlighted the plight of thousands of young men and women who were tortured and murdered under a fascist dictatorship.
 
Published in Sport Archive

June 5 -1977- Buenos Aires -La Bombonera-Argentina 1-West Germany 3

 

In the Summer of 1977, Argentina’s World Cup was one year away. Argentina as hosts, were condemned to Friendly matches in preparations for their World Cup. To test themselves against worthy European Competition that they would surely be facing, the Argentine Federation invited many European nations to play vs. the national team that summer. Argentina under the control of a Junta led by General Videla was beset by political problems and terrorism. There were questions about their ability to host the event. The authorities wanted to showcase these friendlies to display to the world, their competence and willingness to host the Main Event without any problems.

Published in Sport
Sunday, 08 March 2015 17:52

GF Newman’s Law & Order

Screenwriter and novelist GF Newman (22nd May 1946) best known for the creation of TV character Judge John Deed (2001-2007) starring the talented and versatile Martin Shaw, a maverick judge who forgoes the usual pomp and circumstance associated with our legal system, in particular the court room, and New Street Law (2006-2007), a drama about two rival law firms of barristers based in Manchester,

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