The filming of Carry On Camping began 50 years ago on 7 October 1968. The house where Sid James and Bernard Bresslaw collect Joan Sims and Dilys Laye is at Pinewood Green, Iver. A mere 300 metres away from Pinewood Studios which is on the other side of Pinewood Road. Some of the neighbouring houses […]
An example of how the BBC is fiddling with the archive episodes of Top of the Pops that are being shown on BBC4 currently and effectively rewriting history in a way. Maybe to save itself from perceived “embarrassment” more than anyone else? This one is from 25 July 1985. Originally it starts with Gary Davies […]
You may have heard about the notorious raid on a drag ball at a temperance hall in Manchester in 1880? An article in The Guardian (Village People, 7 August 2004) refers to the incident, but it begins with the scene just over one hundred years later. In 1988 “Canal Street in Manchester city centre was […]
This BBC News report shows how a 7 inch vinyl record is made. It’s quite a process and involves a one-hundred-ton weight. Plus sad scenes as Radio One DJ Mike Read’s £1m record collection is sold following his bankruptcy.
Two days ago it was the fourth anniversary of the death of my mum. Tonight, four emails within thirty minutes: Tesco: ‘spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day’ Kodak: ‘remember Mother’s Day’ Asda: ‘treat your Mum this Mother’s day’ Ancestry.co.uk: ‘don’t keep mum about our great family history gifts’ One or two is fine but by […]
Not much time to do anything on here at the moment due to lots of new work in motion pictures! I think some of the video files on the site are missing after I changed servers, but don’t have the time to go through and check everything.
I keep getting letters that arrive many days after the date of writing stated on the letter. Sometimes the letter asks me to pay by a certain date and to allow a number of days for payment to reach them.