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Yellow Polka Dot Bikini

“She was afraid to come out of the locker” is the famous comic lament of a lady in a tiny bikini, who regrets wearing it to go swimming the moment she steps out of the locker room. The hapless woman is nervous about leaving the beach hut changing room when she realises her swimwear might … Continue reading Yellow Polka Dot Bikini

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Roman Spa: The History

Although public bathing stems from Ancient Greek culture, it’s most commonly associated with the Roman era. In fact, public spas became a hugely significant element of Roman social life, with their presence expanding right across the Roman Empire. © bnoragitt / Adobe Stock   Early Roman spas Bathing was a big part of life for … Continue reading Roman Spa: The History

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The Sweeney

The hard-hitting 1970s police drama, The Sweeney, is a legendary series focusing on two tough cops, Jack Regan and George Carter, whose relationship as both colleagues and friends made The Sweeney the earliest example of a “buddy” cop show. The plots made the characters believable, exploring their individual personalities in depth and showing them as … Continue reading The Sweeney

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Happy Valentine’s Day 2019

As the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Couples everywhere will be planning special treats and surprises for their significant other on 14th February, when we celebrate the life of a young priest called Valentine, who lived in the times of the Roman Empire. In the UK alone, … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day 2019

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Gym 2019

As a New Year beckons, it’s that time again where many of us turn to making resolutions. Although your list of goals for the year ahead can include anything specific to your circumstances, a large proportion of people make losing weight their New Year’s resolution priority.   Getting fit In fact, a recent poll discovered … Continue reading Gym 2019

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Blades of Glory

Comedy film, Blades of Glory, is the tale of two American figure skaters who create a pairs skating partnership with a difference – as they’re both men. The story charts their attempt to win the World Winter Sport Games in 2006, when the two sworn enemies strike a fragile truce as a means of winning … Continue reading Blades of Glory

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London’s Burning

  London’s Burning is a British TV drama series that was shown on ITV between 1988 and 2002, consisting of 14 series. The inspiration for the weekly Sunday night drama came from a highly successful two-hour film of the same name, written by Jack Rosenthal and released in 1986.    About the drama London’s Burning … Continue reading London’s Burning

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Please Sir!

The long-running ITV sitcom, Please Sir!, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Created by the popular scriptwriting duo of John Esmonde and Bob Larbey for London Weekend Television, the series began in 1968 and ran for 55 episodes, before its final broadcast in February 1972. Set in the fictional Fenn Street Secondary Modern School, … Continue reading Please Sir!

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