Entertainment Category

24/03/2020

Dame Judi Dench

Born in Yorkshire in 1934, Dame Judi Dench has spent almost all her working life as an…

03/03/2020

‘Just A Minute’

The world’s longest-running panel show is BBC Radio’s ‘Just A Minute’ (JAM), which first aired on 22nd…

04/02/2020

Genesis

Four teenage boys at a public school in Godalming formed a rock band in 1965 that would…

30/01/2020

Wallace and Gromit

Making a stop-frame or stop-motion animation film is a painstaking, slow process, but Nick Parks, CBE, RDI…

21/12/2019

Hammer horrors

Hammer Film Productions Ltd was formed in 1946, taking ‘Hammer’ from one of the owners of its…

14/12/2019

David Bowie

David Bowie, née Jones, (1947-2016) was an extraordinary songwriter and singer, musician, painter and actor of the…

01/12/2019

The Goon Show

World War 2 brought many cultural changes, one of which was the birth of modern British comedy,…

07/11/2019

Bruce Forsyth

Rightly dubbed ‘Mr. Entertainment’, Sir Bruce Forsyth, CBE (1928-2017) had a show business career from age fourteen…

28/10/2019

The Isle of Wight Festival

In 1968, around 15,000 people paid 25 shillings each to attend the first Isle of Wight Festival,…

11/10/2019

Status Quo

Rock band, Status Quo, first formed in London in 1962 as The Scorpions and they are still…

21/09/2019

The Olivier Awards

Sir Laurence Olivier (1907-89) was born in Surrey and became a highly revered, indeed legendary, Shakespearean actor…

11/09/2019

Pub quiz nights

In the 1970s, pubs were seeing their businesses decline due to people staying in to watch television…