• Batman teaches road safety to London school kids

    Batman teaches road safety to London school kids

    A perfect example of just how awesome the internet can be shows itself in this thought-to-be-lost video of Adam West’s Batman teaching road safety to London school children. In this May 1967 advert, the Caped Crusader is shown teaching the Green Cross Code to youngsters on London’s streets.

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  • For only £1.25 million, Fern Cottage, Doc Martin’s home and GP surgery can be yours!

    For only £1.25 million, Fern Cottage, Doc Martin’s home and GP surgery can be yours!

    Fern Cottage, the iconic cottage featured Doc Martin as Dr. Martin Ellingham’s home and GP surgery has gone on the market for a cool £1.25 million. The cottage has been featured in the show for 18 years and is considered a classic fisherman’s stone cottage with two bedrooms, a slate terrace and a tiered garden and impressive sea views from its elevated position overlooking Port Isaac’s historic fishing village and harbor.

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  • The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust wants you…to count penguins (among other things)!

    The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust wants you…to count penguins (among other things)!

    The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust is searching for people to spend five months in Antarctica, to run the world’s most remote post office in Port Lockroy and, yes….count penguins. That’s the good news. The bad news, unfortunately, is ‘successful’ applicants will be without running water for that length of time. The seasonal postmasters will be […]

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  • HP Sauce’s ‘sympathetic refurbishing’ of Big Ben in 2019

    HP Sauce’s ‘sympathetic refurbishing’ of Big Ben in 2019

    A veritable staple in most every home in the UK, I will admit my only experience that allows me to talk about HP Sauce is having attended a number of BBC Showcase meetings over the years in both Brighton and Liverpool whereby the answer to everything that dealt with food seemed to be “…just add […]

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  • Happy National Pi(e) Day, America!

    Happy National Pi(e) Day, America!

    The first pies appeared around 9500 BC in the Egyptian Neolithic period or New Stone Age. Whether you bake or cook or venture out, National Pie Day is, ultimately, about the enjoyment of eating pie. One can never have enough pie be it American or British so, no matter where you are and whether you are a […]

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  • Hartswood Films founder/Sherlock’ EP, Beryl Vertue, passes at 90.

    Hartswood Films founder/Sherlock’ EP, Beryl Vertue, passes at 90.

    Hartswood Films founder, Beryl Vertue, passed away Saturday at the age of 90. While her name might not be top-of-mind, her legendary career work in British comedy and drama will live on for generations around the world. “It’s with the heaviest of hearts that we have to share the sad news that mum/Beryl passed away […]

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  • Sunday, February 9, 1964 — The day that changed music forever!

    Sunday, February 9, 1964 — The day that changed music forever!

    Friday, February 7, 1964 will forever occupy a special place in my music history heart as it marked the first ever television appearance of The Kinks (performing “Long Tall Sally”) as part of the Ready Steady Go series in the UK. On Sunday, February 9, 1964, five simple words that changed not only the music world but the world forever going forward were spoken by Ed Sullivan 58 years ago…”Ladies and gentleman, the Beatles!”

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