Entertainment Category

29/04/2022

Restoration Comedy

Given that youth sub-cultures (e.g. punk, hippy, emo, rocker) deliberately set out on an irreverent, anti-establishment path,…

04/02/2022

Sir Roger Moore

Londoner Sir Roger George Moore (1927-2017) was gifted with good looks, quick wits, charm and charisma. In…

09/12/2021

Led Zeppelin

For a band that refused to put out singles in the UK, it is ironic that TV’s…

16/11/2021

Dame June Whitfield

Londoner Dame June Whitfield (1925-2018) studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art during WW2. Beginning with…

13/02/2021

That Was The Week That Was

‘That Was The Week That Was‘ (“TW3” for short) made stars of the lone female performer, the…

13/01/2021

The Magic Roundabout

‘The Magic Roundabout‘  was a children’s programme aired from 1965 to 1977, with a 5-minute slot every…

08/10/2020

The Bee Gees

Sir Barry Gibb (1946-) and his twin brothers Maurice Gibb (1949-2003) and Robin Gibb (1949-2012) knew instinctively…

08/07/2020

The Spice Girls

At a time when women in the UK had achieved gender equality in many spheres, The Spice…

12/06/2020

‘Watch with Mother’

London-born Freda Lingstrom, OBE (1893-1989) was a pioneer of radio and television programming for pre-school children. She…

12/05/2020

Morecambe & Wise

John Eric Bartholomew (1926-84) from Morecambe and Ernest Wiseman (1925-99) from Leeds were Britain’s most successful comedic…

16/04/2020

St. Trinian’s

Boarding schools are a perfect setting for children’s fiction in which to celebrate the resilience, heroism and…

26/03/2020

Wrestling

At 4pm each Saturday in the 1960s/70s, millions of fans would settle down to watch ITV’s wrestling…