Screenwriter and novelist GF Newman (22nd May 1948) 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 courtroom, and New Street Law (2006-2007), a drama about two rival law firms of barristers based in Manchester,
Published in Film
Thursday, 22 February 2018 15:05

The Panic in Needle Park Reviewed on ZANI

Before Al Pacino gained worldwide recognition as a talented actor and achieved global fame from his spellbinding appearance as Michael Corleone in The Godfather, he had been a fringe actor. Only appearing in three feature films, and just one of those as a lead, The Panic in Needle Park, it was from this appearance that Francis Ford Coppola knew Al Pacino was perfect for The Godfather.
Published in Film

A rare, open and honest interview with Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, one of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Mavericks

Published in Video of the Week
Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:39

An Ode to Jimmy Greaves

Jimmy Greaves is the greatest finisher that England's ever seen,
He was presician personified inside the penalty area, a goalscoring machine. Greavsie was born on 20th February 1940 in the Capital's East End, And years later shockwaves and tremors through our lands defences Jimmy Greaves would send.
Published in Sport
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 21:09

Tilbury Skinheads Documentary - BBC Radio 1980



If you ever find yourself heading south on the A13, chances are you are either lost or on your way to Tilbury in Essex. It is very much a town at the end of the line, as the Worlds End pub down by the docks testifies, and definitely not the sort of place you want to end up on your ownsome come nightfall.
Published in Video of the Week


Featuring The Faces, Marc Bolan, Linda Lewis, Matthews Southern Comfort and Fairport Convention all chatting, writing and rehearsing.

Published in Video of the Week
I know it is a cliché, yet 4 Idle Hands is a ‘forgotten children’s TV gem’ from 1976. Made by Associated Television otherwise known as ATV,
Published in Film
Ronnie was renowned for his comedic patter, and during an interview, he told how it came about; “I have a special liking for oblique humour, and I began doing regular, between-sets routines soon after we moved into Frith Street.
Published in Music
Thursday, 15 June 2017 19:11

Adam West Remembered

‘How many actors have a shot at being part of something which became a pop culture? It’s been very rewarding. I’m not getting the 20 million bucks for the new movies, but at least I’m getting warmth and recognition from people wherever I goAdam West 19th September 1928 – 9th June 2017
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A documentary about the playboys of motorsport Barry Sheene and James Hunt.

Published in Video of the Week
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