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Tag Archives: 60s

The Night They Tried to Kidnap the Prime Minister

For the remainder of this review Sir Alec Douglas-Home will be referred to as Baillie Vass. Well maybe not, but Private Eye did have fun with the PM who lasted less than a year. History does not look back too fondly on this period of the Tory parties time in power.  The government was already […]

Walking on the Moon & Moonbathing

Well apologies to all for not posting too much, work is still marching on at a pace and bucking the credit crunch keeping me busy, and despite plenty of listening, not too much writing…  So it was the 40th Anniversary of the moon landings, quite rightly something we can SHOUT about as a world and […]

Something Is Terribly Wrong – BBC Radio 4

Grassy Knolls, second shooters, patsies, conspiracies galore…the 22nd November 1963 was probably the most infamous day in American History til 9/11.  They were both tragic days where violence attacked democracy, they were also days that have sadly developed a wealth of conspiricy theories. I have nothing against a good conspiracy theory (after all how did […]

Pack of Lies by Hugh Whitmore

Stars Alfred Molina, Michael York and Terri Garr, directed by Martin Jarvis – interested?  Well you should be. The real stars?  Rosalind Ayres and Hugh Whitmore for a superb performance in a great play. Lying and deceit are at the heart of this drama.  I can’t really call it a cold war thriller because it […]

London This is Washington by Mark Lawson

For me MacMillan is Peter Cook.  His devastating impersonation in Beyond the Fringe in indelibly printed on my mind.  What else do I think of? Suez, ‘Never had it so good’ and a certain Christine Keeler  (the famous photo taken at a certain Mr Cooks Establishment Club). Probably not the most balanced view but then […]