Thursday, 03 November 2016 14:57

Charlie Drake Remembered


Charles Edward Springall was born in 1925 in the Elephant and Castle, Southwark, South London.
Published in Film
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 17:25

Private Walker of Dad’s Army Changed My Life

Like many of my generation, the BBC situation comedy Dad’s Army was prime time viewing during the mid-seventies.
Published in Film
Fifty years ago, Ken Loach’s TV drama Cathy Come Home was broadcast on the BBC. Horrified and shocked viewers watched one family’s downward spiral into the cruel,
Published in Culture
Thursday, 31 March 2016 17:25

Ronnie Corbett - The Parrot Joke


In Tribute of Ronnie…. You Made Us Laugh !!!!
Published in Video of the Week
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 17:50

BBC Documentary - This is SKA (live 1964)


Early BBC documentary on SKA, worthy viewing
Published in Video of the Week
Thursday, 29 December 2011 15:34

Harry Carpenter - Paul Gallagher Remembers

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The first time I actually took notice of who was Harry Carpenter was in the late 70s, early 80s on Sportsnight, the Wednesday sports programme on BBC1.
Published in Sport Archive
Sunday, 15 January 2012 15:35

Danny Baker– Get Well Soon

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"English as tuppence, changing yet changeless as canal water, nestling in green nowhere, armoured and effete, bold flag-bearer, lotus-fed Miss Havishambling opsimath and eremite, feudal still, reactionary Rawlinson End. "
Published in Music Archive
Sunday, 10 August 2014 17:37

Z Cars Collection Two Reviewed

Unfortunately, the chance of ever owning Z Cars the complete box is pretty remote, as the BBC, visionary as ever, lost or wiped many of the original recordings. However many episodes do remain, (perhaps someone at the BBC forgot to take the bins out one night) and Acorn DVD (part of the RLJ Entertainment Group) have  recently released Z Cars Collection Two, following the success of Collection One.
Published in Film Archive
Eric and Ernie had high hopes of breaking into the fresh new medium of television -they felt that they were 'right' for it. So when the critics slaughtered 'Running Wild' their confidence took quite a battering. At the end of the run of six fortnightly shows they returned to the stage to do what they did best - perform in front of a live audience.
Published in Film Archive
Between 10th November to 12th December 1983, BBC 1 ran a six part series, Johnny Jarvis.  A story of two friends spanning over a six year period, starting in 1977 and ending in the then present, 1983.  The series was set in Hackney and its surrounding boroughs, all shot on location with no studio scenes. Written by author, screenwriter and playwright Nigel Williams (20th January 1948) an Oxford graduate and talented writer who creates engaging and intriguing plots, with an emphasis on character study and development. Despite stemming from a public school education, much of Williams’ early work displays empathy for the working class, in particular teenagers.
Published in Film Archive
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