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Cold War: Stories from the Big Freeze

This BBC radio series of oral histories was excellent and not only because the estimable Bridget Kendall presented it.  Each programme is a short exploration of one episode from the early years of the Cold War using interviews with people involved. 156 more words


Vauxhall's Heritage Fleet in photographs

Tucked away in a modest building, next to Vauxhall’s main office in Luton, is the company’s Heritage Workshop, a timeless treasure trove of vehicles bearing the Griffin badge. 769 more words


Saddle Up!

Hump Day – advert from seventies chopper magazine. When you need a break lush ride for yourself and the pillion then look no further than Chi-Town Products. 64 colors!

Triumph Motorcycle

Ping Pong Diplomacy

This book by Nicholas Griffin is a fascinating insight into the events that led to a turning point in international relations during the Cold War.  It also makes a connection between a Communist aristocrat from Britain and the thawing of relations between USA and China. 365 more words


Straight Shooter

During the 70s and 80s, Amjad Khan was one of the most fabulous Indian actors working in the film world. The actor who achieved a compelling mainstream breakthrough with Sholay, as the menacing yet charismatic Gabbar Singh, starred in numerous films during the said decades. 156 more words

Lake Shore Drive

LSD – There’s a road I’d like to tell you about, lives in my home town

Lake Shore Drive the road is called and it’ll take you up or down… 269 more words


Watergate: BBC Documentary Series

I watched this documentary series again recently. I first saw it when the BBC broadcast it back in the 90s and I read the accompanying book by Fred Emery, written in 19994 to mark the 20th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation.   300 more words