The long-running BBC documentary series ‘Special Enquiry’ (1952-57) broadcast a half-hour documentary on ‘Teenagers : What are they ? What do they want ?’ on the 1st of November 1955 in which there was a short 6-minute slot on ‘The Teddy Boys’. The 6-minute slot in ‘Teenagers’ of two London teds, Pat and Mike, is just […]
The Golden Era
Nick Vince identifies near the Arches cafés on Western Esplanade Southend on Sea. Tomassis café in rear at start of reel. All looks the same 50 years later. Southend Pier features later …
The year is 1956, and Old Compton Street, Soho, is pictured in the Netflix series ‘The Crown’. The series was the costliest ever for Netflix and has been praised for its high production values.
A 17-minute BBC Manchester educational documentary of Producer Marilyn Wheatcroft who was later to become head of BBC Education between 1995 and 2000. Many parts of ‘People try to put us down …’ are found on a 38-minute edited documentary put up on YouTube in 2016 by ‘Trashville Productions’ (attributed to Marleigh and Rushgrove).
1962RTF documentary on Square Saint Lambert, where the ‘blouson noir’ phenomenon was born 4 years earlier. What a young bloke likes: “Le madison, le twist, le rock, tout ce qui est à la mode” ‘Tout naturellement on va au cinéma, tout naturellement on choisis les films de violence” 0:31 Armés de barres de fer et… […]
Is there such a thing as a Screamin’ Lord Sutch in any other country but England ? Apparently, yes, and in France he went under the name of Hector, his backing band being the Médiators. Of course, both Lord Sutch and Hector were inspired by the original schlock rocker, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. Born in Paris […]