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Saturday night watching Archie on TV.

Back in Feb I was lucky enough to be with Archie whilst he filmed an episode of BBC Casualty. Whilst he was busy being an actor I had the joy of watching him from behind the camera with the crew. 97 more words


Pop, Pirates and Postmen

Living in 1966.  They say if you remember the 60s you weren’t there.  But some of us kept a diary!

(a medical diary only in the sense that my uncle who was a doctor gave it to me – it is in fact full of handy tips about headaches and constipation). 389 more words

The Sixties

Colditz: 'Tweedledum' (1972)

Over two series between 1972 and 1974, Colditz told the stories of captured Allied officers, their wide and varied escape attempts and their complex relationships with their German captors. 1,149 more words

Cult TV

Peanut Butter Brownies, April 2016


Peanut butter is one of the strongest flavour memories from my childhood. It tastes like the end of the 10am news with Moira Stuart on BBC1 and the start of  451 more words


Blake's 7: In Search of a Better Legacy

Beware of synchronicity. No sooner do I mention, in Sunday’s blogpost about Follow the Money, the controversial ending to the final series of Blake’s 7… 2,508 more words

The Goggle-Box

Blake's 7 loses its leader: RIP Gareth Thomas (my childhood hero, adventures in the playground, and my unmade script)

The passing of Gareth Thomas, aka Blake, is sad news. As the fifth Doctor nearly said, “chunks of my childhood, detaching themselves like melting icebergs.” 1,848 more words