Croydon (1974, Capital City)

After the introduction of the three-day week Heath’s Conservative government feared civil unrest. Recently released cabinet papers show that plans had been made to switch the seat of national government to Croydon as a diversionary tactic. Heath himself had a piano installed in a basement room beneath the Whitgift Centre.

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Purley Way (1981, TV Series)

Mark Hamill’s Charlie Purley may have been a poor substitute for Robert Lindsay’s Wolfie Smith, the character Purley seemed created to ape, but this oddity from the early 80s still offers a few special moments from the golden age of TV. As his Hollywood career seemed stalled Hamill threw himself into a number of  TV roles: […]

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