Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Sons and Daughters - Episode Eleven

Doug tells David that Kevin needs a good belting. David tells his father that he should have learnt something in twenty years about interfering - he adds that Doug nearly ruined his life by keeping him and Patricia apart. David goes into Kevin's room and tells his son that Doug is off his trolley. Kevin says he and Lynn were just mucking around. David tells his father that he owes Kevin an apology, but Doug won't apologise, and he tells his son that if he's not careful, Kevin and Susan will end up like John. After further argument, Doug says he's leaving. Beryl tries to persuade him to stay, and she tells him that he upset David by bringing up the subject of Patricia. Doug tells Beryl that David will have to apologise to him; he leaves the house as David sits and watches tennis on television.

Bill and Susan check into their honeymoon hotel. They are staying in a very plush room, and Bill says they'll get their money's worth!

Angela returns home from a game of tennis. Patricia and Gordon are getting ready to go to a social gathering, and as Angela goes upstairs to prepare to join them, Patricia tells her husband that her daughter is looking more cheerful. When Angela comes back downstairs, Gordon tells her she doesn't have to come if she doesn't want to (he says he'll sort it out with Patricia) but Angela decides she does want to go.

At the boarding house, Fiona tells Jill that she hasn't told "Scott" about the baby he's supposed to be fathering and adds that he seems to be losing interest in Angela anyway. Fiona states that if she's any judge, there won't be any more contact from Ms. Hamilton because she's too proud.

After the party, Angela is tired, but she says she enjoyed herself. Patricia tells Gordon the night was perfect and Angela had a good time - she is particuarly pleased that her daughter spent all her time with Simon Armstrong. Patricia says she and Gordon should throw a party and invite Simon and his mother as guests. She tells her husband that she'd like to see Angela and Simon get together, but Gordon says Angela was just acting at the party and she's not really interested in Simon.

Beryl tells David that he should talk to Kevin because he's hurting about John. She says the kids need their father, but David retorts that his son didn't look like he wanted to talk, so he'd leave it.

Jill wakes up "Scott" with breakfast in bed. She reminds him that it's his last day of freedom before he starts the job Fiona has lined up for him as a brickie's labourer, so he suggests they go to the beach. While there, John tries to find out a bit about Jill, asking her how long she has lodged at Fiona's. But Jill just says, "A while," and makes it clear that she doesn't want to talk.

Angela is on her way out when she is stopped by Patricia, who wants to show her the guest list she's drawn up for the party. Angela's not really interested, though. Gordon tells Patricia he thinks Angela is going to Manly - and this is indeed the case. She pulls up at the beach in her car and gets out. She watches "Scott" toweling himself and starts walking towards him, when all-of-a-sudden, Jill runs towards him with two ice creams. Angela stops in her tracks and goes to turn back, but she is suddenly spotted by John who chases after her. Angela tells "Scott" she knows all about the baby. "Scott" denies it, but Angela says Fiona told her. John is annoyed and tells Jill that Fiona had no right to lie. Jill tells "Scott" that Fiona did him a favour. They get back to the boarding house, and John goes into Fiona's room to await her return.

Angela goes back to Dural and tells her parents what happened. Patricia wants to know what exactly is going on, as she has been left in the dark. Gordon tells her, "Later," and he escorts his daughter to his office, where Angela tells him that she just wanted to sort things out with "Scott". Angela tells her father it's alright for him to tell Patricia what's going on.

Bill and Susan are in bed with the television on but the sound turned down. Bill doesn't want to watch TV, and flicks round the channels to see if there's anything else on. On one channel, he suddenly sees himself from when he abused the reporter who turned up at the Palmer house on the day of the wedding. Horrified, he quickly turns the set off before Susan notices.

Kevin asks Beryl about David and Doug, saying, "There's more to it, isn't there?" He wants to know why he can't be told about John's real mum. Beryl says there are some things that David just cannot talk about. Later, Beryl tells her husband that Kevin's been asking questions again and adds that they should have told the kids when they were younger. Beryl says John was entitled to the truth about his mother, and adds that if David keeps ignoring Kevin's questions, they might lose him, too.

Patricia tries to have a heart-to-heart with Angela, and apologises for being insensitive earlier. She tells her daughter that she could see what was going to happen with "Scott" because she has lived a lot longer than her daughter, and knows what it's like to fall in love with someone totally wrong for you.

At the boarding house, John confronts Fiona and says he'll ring Angela and tell her the pregnancy is a lie. He's very angry that Fiona lied to Angela, and says he's going to tell her he loves her. Fiona says he can't do that as there's something he doesn't know. She tells John that she's done everything to avoid it, but she's got to tell the truth - John can't go on with the liaison, because Angela Hamilton is his sister...

The Rolling Stones (Golden Album)

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The ROLLING STONES Golden Album is a rare 1972 issue Japanese-only London white printed label promo sample 13-track stereo vinyl LP, housed in a unique back pasted picture sleeve complete with Japanese text biography/lyric insert.

1. Get Off Of My Cloud
2. Tell Me
3. I'm Alright
4. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
5. Around And Around
6. Not Fade Away
7. Satisfaction
8. As Tears Go By
9. It's All Over Now
10. Time Is On My Side
11. Heart Of Stone
12. Little Red Rooster
13. The Last Time

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The Coronation Street Jigsaw (No 8)

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Coronation Street Jigsaw, boxed 1960's. Granada TV's longest running and arguably most popular soap, this piece is a drawing of a scene from the show depicting The Rovers outing, and is number 8 from a series of 8 jigsaws (these were released in series of four at a time, this being the second set). Note the signatures on the cover of three of the main stars of the day.

The 1976 Striped Tomato

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It roared through the alley and out onto the main street, spinning completely to pin a perpetrator's car against the curb - it was the four-wheeled, 400 cubic-inch co-star of "Starsky & Hutch." The Ford Gran Torino, affectionately nick named, "The Striped Tomato" by Paul Michael Glaser.

During the course of the 1970s there were many versions of the Gran Torino made, most notably the Corgi version pictured above.
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The 1976 Corgi Juniors 45 Starsky & Hutch Ford Gran Torino.
The image below is The Torino from Excalibur Toys.

Signature Statue Collection - Gallifrey Edition Patrick Troughton (The Second Doctor)


This is the first in a series of Collector Statues from Underground Toys that will bring you beautiful detailing and incredibly accurate likenesses of characters from “Doctor Who”, the most successful science fiction series ever. Everyone involved in this project has worked meticulously to bring these pieces of history to life in a manner never seen before. The statue is that of second Doctor, Patrick Troughton. The second Doctor's costume is from the storyline, "The Tenth Planet" which was broadcast on 29th October 1966.

Fabulous 208 (August 26th 1967)

Fabulous 208 from August 1967. Featured on the cover is The Young Idea. Inside, pin ups were of, Paul & Barry Ryan, Englebert Humperdink, The Tremeloes, Christiane Kruger, Scott McKenzie and a double page spread of Davey Jones.

Joe 90 Top Secret (No 2)

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No 2 of the Joe 90 Top Secret magazine. FFeatures inside the comic included, Joe's Case, Joe's Hobbies (The Story Of Space Travel Told In Stamps No. 2.) Champions Of Sport - Billy Bremner, World Intelligence Network (quizzes and jokes), and Top Ten No.2 - Matra/Cosworth V8. There was also an advertisement in the comic on behalf of Corgi which advertised some of the Anderson's toys.
Dinky advertisement for "Joe's Car"
Inside there was also this free gift which was (W.I.N. Coderpass) which had the vital Joe 90 codes.
W.I.N. Coderpass - front
W.I.N. Coderpass - back
W.I.N. Coderpass - inside front

W.I.N. Coderpass - inside back

Christmas Radio Times (December 1923)

This vintage front cover from Radio Times was issued on December 21st 1923.

The Three Degrees (1974)

The Three Degrees (2010 issue UK 11-track digitally remastered CD album -
The Three Degrees' Philadelphia International Records debut made quite an
impact upon its release in 1974. Having been R&B hit makers for years, the groupwere no
strangers to the American Soul Chart, but the pairing of the group with Philadelphia's Gamble
& Huff
took them to an iconic level of appreciation. The top 20 album spawned the now classic UK
No1 'When Will I See You Again', the top 20hit 'Year Of Decision' and their Philly debut single
'Dirty Ol' Man'. This 2010 edition comes expanded with 3 Bonus Recordings including 2
collaborations with MFSB: 'Love Is The Message' and 'TSOP [The Sound Of Philadelphia]',
the classic theme from 'Soul Train', plus Tom Moulton's 1977 Disco remix of 'Dirty Ol' Man').

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1. Dirty Ol Man
2. Cant You See What Youre Doing To Me
3. A Woman Needs A Good Man
4. When Will I See You Again
5. I Didn't Know
6. I Like Being A Woman
7. If And When
8. Year Of Decision

Bonus Recordings:
9. T.S.O.P (The Sound Of Philadelphia) - MFSB featuring The Three Degrees - Single Version
10. Love Is The Message - MFSB featuring The Three Degrees - Single Version
11. Dirty Ol Man - Tom Moulton Disco Remix


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Record Mirror (1957)

Record Mirror was a British weekly Pop Music newspaper, founded by Isadore Green and featured, news articles, interviews, record charts, record reviews, concert reviews, letters from readers and photographs. The paper became respected by both mainstream pop music fans and serious record collectors. It was the most progressive of the four competing pop weeklies of its day, which included Melody Maker, New Musical Express, Record Mirror and Disc magazine.

Launched two years after the NME - with its first issue on 17 June 1954 - Record Mirror attained lower circulation than its high-profiled rival, but during the 1960s and early 1970s it did achieve a good circulation based on its reputation. The first ever UK album chart was published in Record Mirror in 1956, and during the 1980s it was the only consumer music paper to carry the UK singles and UK albums charts used by the BBC for Radio 1 and Top of the Pops.

The descendant publication of Record Mirror ceased being printed in April 1991. Below are editions of Record Mirror from 1957.

The Carry On Legacy - Carry on Spying: 1964


Carry On Spying is a 1964 film, the ninth movie in the Carry On film series. It marks Barbara Windsor's first appearance in the series. Series regulars Kenneth Williams and Charles Hawtrey are present. Bernard Cribbins makes the second of his three Carry On appearances (although it would be 28 years before he returned). Eric Barker appears for his third entry (his final appearance would be in Carry On Emmanuelle 14 years later). Dilys Laye returns after her debut in Carry On Cruising. Carry On Spying is the last Carry On film shot in black and white.
A top secret chemical formula has been stolen by STENCH (the Society for the Total Extinction of Non-Conforming Humans). Fearful of what would happen if that formula fell into the wrong hands, the Chief of the Secret Service reluctantly sends the only agent he has left, the bumbling and snide Agent Desmond Simpkins, (Kenneth Williams) and his three trainees, Agent Harold Crump, (Bernard Cribbins) Agent Daphne Honeybutt, (Barbara Windsor), and Agent Charlie Bind (Charles Hawtrey), to find the formula.
The Agents are hot on the trail, chasing the villains across the world. Their pursuit takes them to Vienna, and to Algiers. Upon the way they encounter the STENCH agents, the Fat Man and Milchmann (who stole the formula disguised as a milkman). Unfortunately the agents' lack of experience results in their contact agent, Carstairs (Jim Dale), being floored in an encounter with the Fat Man, and they also encounter the mysterious Lila (Dilys Laye), whom they are uncertain if they can trust.
Co-scripted by Talbot Rothwell and Sid Colin, it clearly has its comic sights set on From Russia With Love (d. Terence Young, 1963), initiating the series of film parodies that came to dominate most of the subsequent Carry Ons of the 1960s. It also mocks other spy films such as The Third Man (d. Carol Reed, 1949), aping its famous zither music and having Jim Dale fall into the Vienna sewers that featured prominently in that classic film's climax. In an ironic reversal, however, a scene featuring a murderous milkman armed with explosive milk bottles later turned up in a genuine Bond adventure, The Living Daylights (d. John Glen, 1987).
At this stage of the series, the humour was still comparatively genteel and the tempo a little less scattershot, allowing Kenneth Williams and Charles Hawtrey (as Charley Bind) to shine together in a number of longer, more slowly paced scenes, such as the initial agents' briefing and an extended sequence showing their breaking into a warehouse.
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MONTHLY FILM BULLETIN

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THE BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE

Volume 31, No.368, September 1964, pages 133-4

CARRY ON SPYING (1964)

Top secret Formula "X" is stolen from a War Department research establishment by an agent disguised as a milk roundsman. BOSH (British Operational Security) discovers that the agent is named Milchmann and that he is in the employ of the subversive organisation known as STENCH (Society for Total Extinction of Non-Conforming Humans), headed by the mysterious Dr. Crow. Unfortunately, the Chief of BOSH is short of agents, so Desmond Simkins, normally put out of harm's way as head of trainee spies, is sent to Vienna with his latest bunch of recruits-Harold Crump, Charlie Bind and Daphne Honeybutt. In Vienna they find Milchmann murdered and the formula gone; but the trail leads to Algiers and another STENCH agent, The Fat Man, from whom they re-cover the formula, then make their escape by train, hotly pursued by STENCH agents, now led by the beautiful Lila. Just before they are captured, they destroy the formula by eating it, after Daphne, who has a photographic memory, has committed it to memory. They are taken to the underground headquarters of STENCH where the sinister Dr. Crow is driven mad by Daphne's naturally brainless resistance to brainwashing. Thwarted in her attempts to secure the formula, Dr. Crow sends the quartet to their doom in the Automation Plant, but they are saved by the intervention of Lila, who reveals herself as a counter-agent belonging to SNOG (Society for the Neutralisation of Germs). Having gleefully tripped the auto-destruct switch, they make their escape by the emergency exit and emerge in the Chief's office at BOSH to discover that STENCH headquarters, due to blow up at any minute, are directly underneath....

Straight off the Carry On assembly line, this spoof on James Bondery looses a few random and very limp satirical shafts, but is for the most part content to stick to routine: in other words, a few bright gags are buried in a waste of coy camp, female impersonation and mildly smutty jokes. Bernard Cribbins manages to be quite funny, especially when disguised as an Oriental harridan in an Algiers bordello (with Renée Houston appearing briefly as the Madame), twanging desultorily at a stringed instrument and emitting a piercing parody of Eastern song in quarter-tone style; as a newcomer to the team, Barbara Windsor is decidedly an asset; and Dilys Laye is charming as Lila.


The Monthly Film Bulletin was published by the British Film Institute between 1934 and 1991. Initially aimed at distributors and exhibitors as well as filmgoers, it carried reviews and details of all UK film releases. In 1991, the Bulletin was absorbed by Sight and Sound magazine.

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Action Man ( Part Seven) The Underwater Explorer

Action Man - The Underwater Explorer came equipped with, Harpoon gun, blue rubber jacket with yellow logo, single air cylinder, blue fins, navy trunks, knife and scabbard, depth gauge, face mask, mouth piece, air lines, harness for cylinder and hammer. Accessories also shown are underwater camera, buoy, winch and international diving flag from the underwater film unit accessory card.

Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) - Episode Nine: The House on Haunted Hill

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The House on Haunted Hill is the ninth episode of the classic ITC television drama series, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) which starred Mike Pratt, Kenneth Cope and Annette Andre. The episode was first broadcast on 16 November 1969 on the ITV Network and was Directed by Ray Austin.

Jeff is hired simultaneously on two apparently separate cases, one investigating a diamond theft from the company Mortland, the other investigating a haunted house, Merston Manor, for an Estate Agent, Mr. Webster. Realising he can't work on both cases at once, Jeff compiles witness statements from workers at Mortland, while the ghost Marty is sent to investigate the Manor. Jeff in his spare time visits the manor and is scared away by ghostly phenomenon upstairs.

Jeff is summoned alone to a warehouse meeting, whereby he is threatened by the Mortland company Sales Director, Walter Previss, and offered £5000 if he writes the case off as an outside job. Rejecting both bribe and threat, Jeff goes ahead with his plan to expose Previss and is only halted when Previss reveals they've kidnapped Jeannie's sister to ensure his silence.

Searching for Jenny, Jeff is contacted by Webster asking why his car which he'd lent to Jenny - was parked outside his house. Realizing where the manor is where the kidnappers took Jenny he travels there to investigate. With Marty too terrified to find out the strange phenomenon upstairs, Jeff investigates and discovers a sensor in the wall that triggers an electronic ghost system upstairs to scare away visitors and that the house is being used as a hideout for the diamond operation. Jeff goes upstairs but is overpowered and tied up along with Jenny, and it's left to Marty to get help. He attends a psychic meeting nearby where the Manor is being discussed, and contacts an elderly speaker to communicate with the rest of the group. Together, they descend on the Manor, rescuing Jeff at the last minute, though thanks in part to Previss, who decides to free Jeff and Jenny rather than murder them as instructed.
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