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United players killed in air disaster
6th February 1958: Seven Manchester United
footballers are among 21 dead after an air crash in Munich.
The British European Airways (BEA) plane caught fire shortly after
take-off this afternoon with 38 passengers and six airline crew on
The footballing world is reeling from the loss of some of its most
talented young players - known as the Busby Babes.
Their average age was 24 and they included Roger Byrne - the
captain - Mark Jones, Eddie Colman, Tommy Taylor, Liam Whelan,
David Pegg and Geoff Bent
Eight British sports journalists and several club officials have also
been killed. Team manager Matt Busby was described as being the
most seriously hurt and is being given blood transfusions in hospital.
Star striker Bobby Charlton has been treated for slight head injuries.
The Queen has said she is "deeply shocked" and has sent a message of condolence to the Lord Mayor of
Manchester and Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation. The chartered aircraft was bringing the Manchester
United entourage back from a European Cup match against Red Star Belgrade in Yugoslavia and had stopped at
Munich's Riem Airport to refuel.
New Queen proclaimed for UK
8th February 1952: Princess Elizabeth has formally
proclaimed herself Queen and Head of the Commonwealth and
Defender of the Faith.
Lords of the Council - numbering 150 - representatives from the
Commonwealth, officials from the City of London - including the
Lord Mayor - and other dignitaries witnessed the accession of the
deceased king's eldest daughter this morning.
The new monarch read an official Proclamation - also ordered to be
published - declaring her reign as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the
Queen Elizabeth II read: "By the sudden death of my dear father I am
called to assume the duties and responsibilities of sovereignty."
"My heart is too full for me to say more to you today than I shall
always work, as my father did throughout his reign, to advance the
happiness and prosperity of my peoples, spread as they are all the world over."
Her husband, Prince Philip of Greece, the Duke of Edinburgh, was also present at the 20 minute meeting at St
The couple returned to the UK yesterday after cutting short a tour of the Commonwealth - beginning in Kenya a
week ago - because of King George VI's sudden death on 6 February.
The longest running pop show in the history of television,
first broadcast from a Manchester church hall and
featuring Dusty Springfield, The Hollies, The Dave Clark
Five and The Rolling Stones, came about in response to
ITV's hugely successful Ready, Steady, Go and soon
became the most influential music programme on the air.
The show was intended to run for just six editions but
there have since been in excess of 2000. That first show,
broadcast on Wednesday evening at 6.36 pm.
From the start, record executives clamoured for their artistes to appear when they realised that
featuring on the show meant the difference between being at number ten in the charts or being
at number one. In those days the 45-rpm single was of paramount importance to the pop stars
and the demand for a new single was as often as every one to two months. Top of the Pops
provided the perfect outlet for that distribution. No matter whom you were, if you were selling
records you wanted to be on it, as Bill Cotton, Assistant Head of Light Entertainment for the BBC
from 1962 to 1967 recalls; "After the second show I got a call from Brian Epstein asking if The
Beatles latest record could be played. I said 'sure, if they turn up at Dickinson Road.' He said to me
'Do you know what will happen if The Beatles turn up at Dickinson Road?' I said 'I certainly do!'
It wasn't just British artistes that soon realised the value of appearing on Top of the Pops and in
the 1960's the show featured many US stars and was also the first place that many British viewers
got to see the likes of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.
The format for Top of the Pops was set out by the shows first producer, Johnnie Stewart (1964-73)
and a set of guidelines were laid down. The most stringent rule was that artistes would only be
featured if their singles were in the top 20 and going UP the charts. Artistes appearing would
mime to their records, which were visibly placed on a turntable in front of that week's presenting
DJ (in those days on alternate weeks) who included David Jacobs, Alan Freeman and Pete Murray).
The records were 'spun' by an assistant and these included Denise Sampey (on the first
programme), Diane Hefforan, and Samantha Juste who eventually married Mickey Dolenz of The
Monkees after they met on the show.
"Top of the Pops was a catalyst for the swinging sixties," says Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees. "It
represented a great period of music." However, as the groups became more popular on an
international level so it was more difficult for them to commit themselves to an appearance on
the show, and so filmed inserts were added. As Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones said; "If we
were touring Australia or somewhere far away we'd phone them up and say 'how about we
record a film of us singing the record or larking about' and they'd say 'fine.' It was the caveman
version of the later pop video that I guess we and The Beatles invented."
As an alternative to the filmed inserts Top of the Pops also introduced a trio of girl dancers called
the Go-Jos, led by dancer and choreographer Jo Cook. Pop star Lulu remembers seeing them for
the first time; "They mostly wore white boots to the knee and short skirts and the camera would
go up the skirt and it was all very risqué."
In the late sixties and through most of the 1970's this was taken a step further and Pan's People, a
group of six dancers led by Flick Colby became the resident dance band. Costumes became
skimpier and dances more provocative as Top of the Pops expanded its audience and moved with
the times. But still the importance of the show was recognised by the record industry and the
artiste's the sel es a d he The Beatles roke up Joh Le o pho ed up the sho s produ er
to ask if he could sing his new single, 'Instant Karma,' live on the show. He did.
By now the show had moved from the Manchester studios to Lime Grove (in 1967) as it was
becoming increasingly difficult to get the bands up north to perform due to the fact that most of
them were now based in London. New faces were also introduced as presenters of the show and
the likes of Stuart Henry, Emperor Roscoe, Simon Dee (briefly before being given his own show)
and Kenny Everett, were all taken from their so called 'day jobs' at the newly-formed BBC Radio 1.
Presenters of the show who would become household names throughout the 1970's included
Tony Blackburn, Dave Lee Travis and Noel Edmonds, all of whom had begun their broadcasting
careers on pirate radio stations.
The Top of the Pops signature tune has always been a distinctive part of the show and in 1974 the
original music, a percussion piece written by Johnnie Stewart and Harry Rabinowitz (replaced by
another version of the same piece played by a five-piece orchestra and later a third version played
by Johnny Pearson's Top Of The Pops Orchestra), was replaced by CCS performing Led Zeppelin's
'Whole Lotta Love', which was in turn replaced by Phil Lynott's 'Yellow Pearl' in 1981. Subsequent
signature tunes have been written by Paul Hardcastle, Tony Gibber and Vince Clarke.
In 1976 'Pan's People' gave way to 'Ruby Flipper'
who were quickly followed by 'Legs and Co.' and
finally 'Zoo.' But as Bob Dylan observed, the times
were a' changin' and pop videos were growing in
popularity. Top of the Pops found itself in a bit of a
slump and losing its audience. But the show's
strength was that it had always been able to
regenerate and in the 1990's focus returned to the
music itself as the format adopted a 'back to roots'
policy of cramming in as many acts in the half hour show as possible. In 1998 a new version of
'Whole Lotta Love' completely re-worked by Bad Man Bad was reintroduced.
After 42 years on the air Top of the Pops had proved to be more enduring than the many varied,
and often short-lived musical trends that it has chronicled. Other music programmes came and
went over the decades but only this one grew and matured into the literal embodiment of a
successful television presentation of popular music trends. But that 42nd year proved to be its
last. With the BBC claiming that the show could no longer compete with the multitude of 24-hour
music channels that were available on satellite and cable TV, an announcement was made on 20th
June 2006 that it was time to bring the show to its "natural conclusion." On July 30th 2006 the last
ever edition aired to an audience of just under 4 million viewers.
Born on March 14, 1933, in London, England, Michael Caine grew up
in south London. His father worked as a fish porter and his mother
was a cleaner. After completing Wilson's Grammar School, he went to
work around the age of 16. Caine, interested in show business from an
early age, got an office job with Peak Films and then a position with
the J. Arthur Rank Company.
In the early 1950s, Caine had to do two years of national service,
becoming a member of the Queens Royal Regiment and the Royal
Fusiliers. He spent time in Germany and Korea while in the military.
After completing his service, Caine worked in regional theatre and
took odd jobs to make ends meet. Born Maurice Micklewhite, Caine
took part of his stage name from the Humphrey Bogart classic The
Caine Mutiny (1954). He made his film debut in 1956's A Hill in Korea.
For many years, Caine struggled as an actor.
Caine's luck began to turn around with 1964's Zulu. He traded in his Cockney accent to play a British
officer in the film about a clash between the Zulu people and the British military. After this breakout
role, Caine portrayed a spy in The Ipcress File (1965) based on the book by Len Deighton. He then
epitomized the swinging 1960s as the ultimate ladies' man in Alfie (1966). The film helped introduce
him to American audiences and brought him his first Academy Award nomination.
In 1972, Caine more than held his own against legendary actor Laurence Olivier in Sleuth. He starred
with friend Sean Connery in the adventure drama The Man Who Would Be King (1975). Showing his
lighter side, Caine appeared in the Neil Simon ensemble comedy California Suite (1978) with Jane
Fonda, Alan Alda and Maggie Smith.
Continuing to work steadily in the 1970s and 1980s, Caine made some questionable choices on his
film roles. He appeared in such box office duds as The Swarm (1978), The Island and Jaws: The
Revenge (1987). Even during this time, Caine gave some strong performances. He received strong
reviews for Educating Rita (1983) and his first Academy Award for Woody Allen's Hannah and Her
Caine's career hit a bit of lull in the 1990s, but he managed to turn things around near the end of the
decade. He earned positive reviews for 1998's Little Voice, playing a ruthless, down-on-his-luck talent
agent. The following year, Caine gave another great performance in The Cider House Rules, based on
the John Irving novel. He played a doctor who runs a Maine orphanage (also an illegal abortion clinic)
and develops a close bond to one of his wards (Tobey Maguire). The part brought him his second
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
In this later stage of his career, Caine appears to be thriving. He has taken a variety of supporting
parts, including playing Batman's trusted aide Alfred in Christopher Nolan's latest retelling of the
superhero saga. As Caine told Variety, "I'm older now; I don't get the girl. I get the role, which is much
He was married to actress Patricia Haines in the 1950s, and they had a daughter together named
Dominique. In 1973, Caine married his second wife Shakira Baksh. They have one child, a daughter
In 2000, Queen Elizabeth granted him a knighthood under his real name. He chose to use his birth
name in tribute to his father.
1) While he as k o as a ladies a , he as arried to
the same woman for 69 years. Who was he married to?
a) Barbara Payton b) Dolores Defina c) Marilyn Maxwell
2) The Road to Zanzibar was the first of the Road to ..
a) True b) False
3) In 1946, Bob Hope became part owner of a Major League Baseball team. What was the team?
a) Orioles b) Indians c) Cardinals
4) In 1956 he starred in an episode of I Love Lucy , where Lucy spots him at which iconic
a) Yankee Stadium b) Ellis Island c) The Golden Gate Bridge
5) In 1968 he had a cameo role in Get Smart . What character did he play?
a) Dentist b) Bell boy c) Policeman
6) Bob Hope appeared with Richard Nixon on the same programme on 16th September 1968. On
this program the future president said Sock it to me? Name the program.
a) Rowan & Martins Laughin b) The Tonight Show c) Hee Haw
7) Did he appear on the Muppets Show in 1978?
a) False b) True
8) Set in Florida, which sitcom sis he guest star with regular cast of four older women?
a) Mia i Vi e ) The Golde Girls ) Murphy s la
9) True or false, Bob Hope was born in London?
a) True b) False
10) In 1995, Bob Hope joined Presidents Ford, Bush and Clinton in what type of activity?
a) Sailing b) USO show c) Golfing
1) Can you name this famous British comedy actress who starred in
Nearest and Dearest?
a) Wendy Richards
b) Molly Sugden
c) Hylda Baker
2) Can you name this famous British comedy actress who was best
known as a regular of the Carry On films, where she typically played
strict, no-nonsense characters?
a) Patty Belle
b) Hattie Jacques
c) Joan Simms
3) Can you name this famous British comedy actress who is best
k o for appeari g i I Lo i g Me ory a d Last of the “u
Wi e .
a) Thora Hird
b) Jean Alexander
c) Maggie Smith
4) Can you name this famous American comedy actress known for her
i o i tele isio sho I Lo e Lu y .
a) Lucille Jones
b) Lucille Ball
c) Lucille Pender
5) Can you name this famous American comedy actress who become
one of television's most beloved wives on The Dick Van Dyke Show in
a) Mary Jones
b) Sally Fields
c) Mary Tyler Moore
Born on February 6th 1911, I initially chose a career in entertainment,
appearing in more than 50 films. I served as president of the Screen Actors
Guild and met my future wife, Nancy. I served two terms as governor of
California. Originally a liberal Democrat, I ran for the U.S. presidency as a
conservative Republican and won two terms, beginning in 1980. Who am I?
Irish singer best
known for his BBC
show ‘The Val
which ran from
1965 to 1986
Zsa Zsa Gabor
famous for her
persona referring to
nearly everyone as
"darling." She's been
married nine times.
Actor / singer
Best known for his
Norman Pitkin in
several comedy films
between 1953 & 1966
He was well known to
as a team captain on
BBC2 series Call My
He starred in East of
Eden, ‘Rebel Without a
Cause’ and ‘Giant’. He
was killed in a tragic
car accident at age 24.
Known for "Laker's
match" in 1956 when he
took nineteen wickets in
England's victory against
Australia at Old Trafford
Find and circle all of the world currencies that are hidden in the grid.
1) b) Dolores Defina
3) b) Indians
5) b) Bell boy
7) b) True
9) a) True
1) c) Hylda Baker
2) b) Hattie Jacques
3) a) Thora Hird
4) b) Lucille Ball
5) c) Mary Tyler Moore
2) b) False
4) a) Yankee Stadium
6) a) Rowan & Martins Laughin
8) b) The Golden Girls
10) c) Golfing
Who Am I?