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Timothy Spall: ‘the brutal, sinister world of my comedy heroes’

The actor’s new film – Stanley, A Man of Variety – echoes David Lynch and a dark Ealing classic. Here he tells why he chose to re-create the giants of music hall as ‘English noir’ 172 more words

May 26 in history

451   Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Emire.

113 5 Alfonso VII of León and Castile was crowned in the Cathedral of Leon as  904 more words


Think you know ukulele music? Think again....

If you think of ukulele music, who comes to mind? Yes, of course, the inimitable George Formby. It seems like such a cliché. Yet how many other musicians are associated with this instrument? 95 more words


78Man Presents Podcast Number 26-Medleys

The 26th 78Man Presents podcast features Medleys, and can be found on Itunes Here and on Soundcloud Here .

1. Let’s Have a Party Parts 1 & 2… 1,217 more words

6th March 1961. Formby.

The Wigan born George Formby died today in 1961 aged 56 and probably best known for his 1930.s ‘risqué’ ukulele number, ‘When I’m cleaning Windows’. … 525 more words



On to the Freewheel, conveniently built just 20 minutes walk away and on the return journey to Faversham.

Graveney, probably listed as Goodnestone next year, is home to some tremendous… 148 more words