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A & C Black is a British book publishing company, owned since 2002 by Bloomsbury Publishing.
A Carol for Another Christmas (also known as Carol for Another Christmas) is a 1964 American television film, scripted by Rod Serling as a modernization of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and a plea for global cooperation.
A Day at the Beach is a British 1970 film based on the 1962 book Een dagje naar het strand by Dutch author Heere Heeresma.
A Shot in the Dark is a 1964 British-American comedy film directed by Blake Edwards.
A Show Called Fred was the successor series to The Idiot Weekly, Price 2d.
The Academy Award for Best Actor is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
This name for the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film was introduced in 1974.
The Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best screenplay not based upon previously published material.
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS (often pronounced as am-pas), also known as simply the Academy) is a professional honorary organization with the stated goal of advancing the arts and sciences of motion pictures.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (February 5, 1900 – July 14, 1965) was an American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, noted for his intellectual demeanor, eloquent public speaking, and promotion of progressive causes in the Democratic Party.
After the Fox (Caccia alla volpe) is a 1966 British–Italian comedy film directed by Vittorio De Sica and starring Peter Sellers, Victor Mature and Britt Ekland.
Alan Graham Carr (born 14 June 1976) is an English comedian and television personality.
Aldershot is a town in the Rushmoor district of Hampshire, England.
Sir Alec Guinness, (born Alec Guinness de Cuffe; 2 April 1914 – 5 August 2000) was an English actor.
Alexander Mackendrick (September 8, 1912 – December 22, 1993) was an American born Scottish director and teacher.
Benito Alfonso Bedoya y Díaz de Guzmán (April 16, 1904 – December 15, 1957) was a Mexican actor who frequently appeared in U.S. films.
Alternative comedy is a term coined in the 1980s for a style of comedy that makes a conscious break with the mainstream comedic style of an era but can also be found in cartoons.
The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Disney–ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.
Amyl nitrite is a chemical compound with the formula C5H11ONO.
Anatole Litvak (Анато́ль Литва́к; May 21, 1902 – December 15, 1974) was a Russian-born American filmmaker who wrote, directed, and produced films in various countries and languages.
Angiography or arteriography is a medical imaging technique used to visualize the inside, or lumen, of blood vessels and organs of the body, with particular interest in the arteries, veins and the heart chambers.
Anthony William Lars Asquith (9 November 1902 – 20 February 1968) was a leading English film director.
Anthony Simmons (16 December 1922 – 22 January 2016) was a British writer and film director.
Antisemitism (also spelled anti-Semitism or anti-semitism) is hostility to, prejudice, or discrimination against Jews.
Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon (7 March 193013 January 2017), commonly known as Lord Snowdon, was a British photographer and film-maker.
A pacemaker (or artificial pacemaker, so as not to be confused with the heart's natural pacemaker) is a medical device that generates electrical impulses delivered by electrodes to contract the heart muscles and regulate the electrical conduction system of the heart.
Associated University Presses (AUP) is a publishing company based in the United States, formed and operated as a consortium of several American university presses.
Best Actor in a Leading Role is a British Academy Film Award presented annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding leading performance in a film.
Ballantine Books is a major book publisher located in the United States, founded in 1952 by Ian Ballantine with his wife, Betty Ballantine.
Barclays plc is a British multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered in London.
Barnes & Noble, Inc., a Fortune 500 company, is the bookseller with the largest number of retail outlets in the United States, and a retailer of content, digital media, and educational products.
Basil Dearden (born Basil Clive Dear; 1 January 1911 – 23 March 1971) was an English film director.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.
BBC Radio is an operational business division and service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (which has operated in the United Kingdom under the terms of a Royal Charter since 1927).
The BBC Third Programme was a national radio service produced and broadcast by the BBC between 1946 and 1970.
Being There is a 1979 American comedy-drama film directed by Hal Ashby.
The Belfast Telegraph is a daily newspaper published in Belfast, Northern Ireland, by Independent News & Media.
Benson & Hedges is a British brand of cigarettes owned by either Philip Morris International, British American Tobacco, or Japan Tobacco, depending on the region.
William Inge Lindon-Travers MBE (3 January 1922 – 29 March 1994) was a Special Forces Army officer, English actor, screenwriter, director and animal rights activist, known professionally as Bill Travers.
Samuel "Billy" Wilder (June 22, 1906March 27, 2002) was an Austrian-American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist, and journalist whose career spanned more than five decades.
Black comedy, also known as dark comedy or gallows humor, is a comic style that makes light of subject matter that is generally considered taboo, particularly subjects that are normally considered serious or painful to discuss.
Blackpool is a seaside resort on the Lancashire coast in North West England.
William Blake Crump (July 26, 1922 – December 15, 2010), better known by his stage name Blake Edwards, was an American filmmaker.
Bluebottle is a comedy character from The Goon Show, a 1950s British comedy radio show.
Bosley Crowther (July 13, 1905 – March 7, 1981) was an American journalist and author who was film critic for The New York Times for 27 years.
John Edward Boulting (21 December 1913 – 17 June 1985) and Roy Alfred Clarence Boulting (21 December 1913 – 5 November 2001), known collectively as the Boulting brothers, were English filmmakers and identical twins who became known for their popular series of satirical comedies in the 1950s and 1960s.
Boxing is a combat sport in which two people, usually wearing protective gloves, throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring.
Brass Eye is a British comedy series parodying the current affairs news programming of the mid-1990s.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image – film, television and game in the United Kingdom.
The British Film Institute (BFI) is a film and charitable organisation which promotes and preserves filmmaking and television in the United Kingdom.
British Lion Films is a film production and distribution company active under several forms since 1919.
Britt Ekland (born Britt-Marie Eklund; 6 October 1942) is a Swedish actress and singer.
The Brothers of Our Lady of Mercy, or in full Brothers of Mercy of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, are a Catholic religious institute.
Buckingham Palace is the London residence and administrative headquarters of the monarch of the United Kingdom.
Herbert Tsangtse Kwouk, OBE (18 July 1930 – 24 May 2016) was a British actor, known for his role as Cato in the Pink Panther films.
Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966) was an American actor, comedian, film director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer.
Cambridgeshire (abbreviated Cambs.), is an East Anglian county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the north-east, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west.
The Cannes Festival (Festival de Cannes), named until 2002 as the International Film Festival (Festival international du film) and known in English as the Cannes Film Festival, is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries from all around the world.
Capucine (6 January 192817 March 1990) was a French fashion model and actress known for her comedic roles in The Pink Panther (1963) and What's New Pussycat? (1965).
Carlton Publishing Group is a London-based book publisher of illustrated reference, biography, leisure and entertainment books.
Carlton-Browne of the F.O. (U.S. title: Man in a Cocked Hat) is a 1959 British comedy film made by the Boulting Brothers.
Casino Royale is a 1967 British-American spy comedy film originally produced by Columbia Pictures featuring an ensemble cast.
A catechism (from κατηχέω, "to teach orally") is a summary or exposition of doctrine and serves as a learning introduction to the Sacraments traditionally used in catechesis, or Christian religious teaching of children and adult converts.
Catherine Schell (born Katherina Freiin Schell von Bauschlott, 17 July 1944 in Budapest) is a Hungarian-born actress who came to prominence in British film and television productions of the 1960s and 1970s, best known for her portrayal of Maya in the science fiction series Space: 1999.
Catholic schools are parochial schools or education ministries of the Roman Catholic Church.
Cecil Parker (3 September 1897 – 20 April 1971) was an English character and comedy actor with a distinctively husky voice, who usually played supporting roles, often characters with a supercilious demeanour, in his 91 films made between 1928 and 1969.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a non-profit, tertiary 958-bed hospital and multi-specialty academic health science center located in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster that began transmission on 2 November 1982.
A character actor or character actress is a supporting actor who plays unusual, interesting, or eccentric characters.
Charles Ainslie Crichton (6 August 1910 – 14 September 1999) was an English film director and editor.
Charles K. Feldman (April 26, 1905 – May 25, 1968) was a Hollywood attorney, film producer and talent agent who founded the Famous Artists talent agency.
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film.
The Chicago Sun-Times is a daily newspaper published in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
A chief petty officer is a senior non-commissioned officer in many navies and coast guards.
Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest (born February 5, 1948), usually simply known as Christopher Guest, is a British-American screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian who holds dual British and American citizenship.
Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer (born December 13, 1929) is a Canadian actor.
The Church of England (C of E) is the state church of England.
Claudia Cardinale (born 15 April 1938) is an Italian Tunisian film actress and sex symbol who appeared in some of the most acclaimed European films of the 1960s and 1970s, mainly Italian or French, but also in several English films.
Claudine Georgette Longet (born 29 January 1942) is a French singer, actress, dancer, and recording artist who was popular during the 1960s and 1970s.
Cliff Owen (London, 22 April 1919 – Oxfordshire, November 1993) was a British film and TV director best known for his comedy The Wrong Arm of the Law which starred Peter Sellers; he also directed two of the three films celebrated double act Morecambe and Wise made in the mid-1960s, and the big screen version of the classic BBC sitcom, Steptoe and Son.
Clive Stanley Donner (21 January 1926 – 6 September 2010Ronald Bergan, The Guardian, 7 September 2010) was a British film director who was a defining part of the British New Wave, directing films such as The Caretaker, Nothing But the Best, Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush and What's New Pussycat?.
A cockle is a small, edible, marine bivalve mollusc.
Conan Christopher O'Brien (born April 18, 1963) is an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer.
Cwm Rhondda, taken from the Welsh name for the Rhondda Valley, is a popular hymn tune written by John Hughes.
Da Capo Press is an American publishing company with headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Daily Express is a daily national middle market tabloid newspaper in the United Kingdom.
The Daily Mail is a British daily middle-marketPeter Wilby, New Statesman, 19 December 2013 (online version: 2 January 2014) tabloid newspaper owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust and published in London.
The Daily Mirror is a British national daily tabloid newspaper founded in 1903.
George Wild Galvin (20 December 1860 – 31 October 1904), better known by the stage name Dan Leno, was a leading English music hall comedian and musical theatre actor during the late Victorian era.
Daniel Mendoza (5 July 1764 – 3 September 1836) (often known as Dan Mendoza) was an English prizefighter, who was boxing champion of England in 1792–1795.
Sir David Paradine Frost (7 April 1939 – 31 August 2013) was an English television host, media personality, journalist, comedian, and writer.
David William Frederick Lodge (19 August 1921 in Rochester, Kent, England – 18 October 2003 in Northwood, Middlesex, England) was an English character actor.
James David Graham Niven (1 March 1910 – 29 July 1983) was an English actor, memoirist and novelist.
David Lawrence Schwimmer (born November 2, 1966) is an American actor, director, and producer.
David Cecil MacAlister Tomlinson (7 May 1917 – 24 June 2000) was an English stage, film and television actor and comedian.
Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an American singer, actor, comedian and film producer.
A decree nisi or rule nisi is a court order that does not have any force unless a particular condition is met.
At the end of the Second World War, there were approximately five million servicemen and servicewomen in the British Armed Forces.
Dennis Price (born Dennistoun Franklyn John Rose-Price) (23 June 1915 – 6 October 1973) was an English actor, best remembered for his role as Louis Mazzini in the film Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) and for his portrayal of the omniscient valet Jeeves in 1960s television adaptations of P. G. Wodehouse's stories.
Denny Scott Miller (born Dennis Linn Miller; April 25, 1934 – September 9, 2014) was an American actor, perhaps best known for his regular role as Duke Shannon on Wagon Train, his guest-starring appearances on Gilligan's Island, and his 1959 film role as Tarzan.
Desi Arnaz Jr. (born Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV; January 19, 1953) is an American actor and musician.
Devon, also known as Devonshire, which was formerly its common and official name, is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south.
The Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) is a standard work of reference on notable figures from British history, published from 1885.
Elizabeth Dilys Powell, CBE (20 July 1901 – 3 June 1995) was an English journalist who wrote for The Sunday Times for over fifty years.
Donald Henry Pleasence, OBE (5 October 1919 – 2 February 1995) was an English actor.
Dorothy Squires (25 March 1915 – 14 April 1998) was a Welsh singer.
Down Among the Z Men is a Black-and-white 1952 British comedy film starring The Goons: Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Michael Bentine and Harry Secombe.
Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE (19 April 193527 March 2002) was an English actor, comedian, musician and composer.
The Ealing comedies is an informal name for a series of comedy films produced by the London-based Ealing Studios during the period 1947 to 1957.
Ed Sikov (born 1957, Pennsylvania) is an American film scholar and author.
Edward John Izzard (born 7 February 1962) is an English stand-up comedian, actor, writer and political activist.
The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is an annual fortnight of cinema screenings and related events taking place each June.
Edinburgh University Press is a scholarly publisher of academic books and journals, based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Elke Sommer (born 5 November 1940), born Elke Baronesse von Schletz, is a German actress, entertainer and artist who starred in many Hollywood films.
Elvis Mitchell (born December 6, 1958) is an American film critic, host of the public radio show The Treatment, and visiting lecturer at Harvard University.
An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, is an American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry, and is the equivalent of an Academy Award (for film), the Tony Award (for theater), and the Grammy Award (for music).
The Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA) was an organisation set up in 1939 by Basil Dean and Leslie Henson to provide entertainment for British armed forces personnel during World War II.
Eric Sykes, (4 May 1923 – 4 July 2012) was an English radio, stage, television and film writer, comedian, actor, and director whose performing career spanned more than 50 years.
The evacuation of civilians in Britain during the Second World War was designed to protect people, especially children, from the risks associated with aerial bombing of cities by moving them to areas thought to be less at risk.
The Evening Standard British Film Awards were established in 1973 by the British London area evening newspaper Evening Standard.
Film4 is a British digital television channel available in the United Kingdom, owned and operated by the Channel Four Television Corporation, that screens films.
"For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" is a popular song that is sung to congratulate a person on a significant event, such as a promotion, a birthday, a wedding (or playing a major part in a wedding), a wedding anniversary, the birth of a child, or the winning of a championship sporting event.
Frank Hart Rich Jr. (born June 2, 1949) is an American essayist, liberal / progressive op-ed columnist and writer notable for having held various positions within The New York Times from 1980 to 2011, and a producer of television series and documentaries at HBO.
A Gang Show is a theatrical performance by members of Scouts and Guides.
Eugene Bertram Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was an American jazz and big band drummer, band leader, actor, and composer.
Geoffrey Roy Rush (born 6 July 1951) is an Australian actor.
George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950), known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist, and political activist.
George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 – September 22, 1999) was an American stage and film actor, director, and producer.
George Formby, OBE (born George Hoy Booth; 26 May 1904 – 6 March 1961), was an English actor, singer-songwriter and comedian who became known to a worldwide audience through his films of the 1930s and 1940s.
Sir George Henry Martin (3 January 19268 March 2016) was an English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer, and musician.
George Pal (born György Pál Marczincsak; February 1, 1908 – May 2, 1980) was a Hungarian-American animator, film director and producer, principally associated with the fantasy and science-fiction genres.
The Gestapo, abbreviation of Geheime Staatspolizei (Secret State Police), was the official secret police of Nazi Germany and German-occupied Europe.
Ghost in the Noonday Sun is a 1973 British comedy film directed by Peter Medak starring Peter Sellers, Anthony Franciosa and Spike Milligan.
Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 – December 15, 1944) The website for Arlington National Cemetery refers to Glenn Miller as "missing in action since Dec.
Golders Green Crematorium and Mausoleum was the first crematorium to be opened in London, and one of the oldest crematoria in Britain.
Goldie Jeanne Hawn (born November 21, 1945) is an American actress, producer, and occasional singer.
"Goodness Gracious Me" is a comedy song recorded by Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren, and was a top 5 UK single in 1960.
The Grand Order of Water Rats is a British entertainment industry fraternity and charitable organisation, based in London.
Gstaad is a village in the German-speaking section of the Canton of Bern in southwestern Switzerland.
Guns at Batasi is a 1964 British drama film starring Richard Attenborough, Jack Hawkins, Flora Robson, John Leyton and Mia Farrow.
The H. W. Wilson Company, Inc., was founded in 1898 and is located in The Bronx, New York.
The Hackney Empire is a theatre on Mare Street, in the London Borough of Hackney, built in 1901 as a music hall.
Hal Ashby (September 2, 1929 – December 27, 1988) was an American film director and editor associated with the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking.
HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C. is one of the world's largest publishing companies and is one of the Big Five English-language publishing companies, alongside Hachette, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster.
Sir Harry Donald Secombe, CBE (8 September 1921 – 11 April 2001) was a Welsh comedian, actor and singer.
Harry Julius Shearer (born December 23, 1943) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, musician, radio host, director and producer.
Home Box Office (HBO) is an American premium cable and satellite television network of Home Box Office, Inc..
Heavens Above! is a 1963 British satirical comedy film starring Peter Sellers, directed by John and Roy Boulting, who also co-wrote along with Frank Harvey, from an idea by Malcolm Muggeridge.
Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, (born 26 July 1945) is an English actor.
Henry Crun and Minnie Bannister are two characters from the 1950s United Kingdom radio comedy series The Goon Show.
Henry Robert Hall, CBE (2 May 1898 – 28 October 1989) was an English bandleader who performed regularly on BBC Radio during the British dance band era of the 1920s and 1930s, through to the 1960s.
Herbert Lom (11 September 1917 – 27 September 2012) was a Czech-born British film and television actor who moved to the United Kingdom in 1939.
Hercules Grytpype-Thynne was a character from the British 1950s comedy radio programme The Goon Show.
A hippie (sometimes spelled hippy) is a member of a counterculture, originally a youth movement that began in the United States during the mid-1960s and spread to other countries around the world.
The Hippodrome was a theatre in the town of Aldershot in Hampshire.
Hodder & Stoughton is a British publishing house, now an imprint of Hachette.
Hoffman is a 1970 Blackmail, Thriller film directed by Alvin Rakoff and starring Peter Sellers, Sinéad Cusack, Ruth Dunning and Jeremy Bulloch.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) is a non-profit organization of journalists and photographers who report on the entertainment industry activity and interests in the United States for information outlets (newspaper, magazine and book publication, television and radio broadcasting) predominantly outside the U.S. The HFPA consists of about 90 members from approximately 55 countries with a combined following of more than 250 million.
Hyman Jack Averback, (October 21, 1920 – October 14, 1997) was an American radio, television, and film actor who eventually became a producer and director.
I Love You, Alice B. Toklas is a 1968 romantic comedy film starring Peter Sellers, directed by Hy Averback with music by Harpers Bizarre.
I'm All Right Jack is a 1959 British comedy film directed and produced by John and Roy Boulting from a script by Frank Harvey, John Boulting and Alan Hackney based on the novel Private Life by Hackney.
I.B. Tauris (usually typeset as I.B.Tauris) was an independent publishing house with offices in London and New York City.
Ilfracombe is a seaside resort and civil parish on the North Devon coast, England, with a small harbour surrounded by cliffs.
Improvisation is creating or performing something spontaneously or making something from whatever is available.
"In the Mood" is a popular big band-era #1 hit recorded by American bandleader Glenn Miller.
Inspector Jacques Clouseau is a fictional character in Blake Edwards's farcical The Pink Panther series.
ITV is a British commercial TV network.
Jack Arnold (October 14, 1916 – March 17, 1992) was an American actor and film and television director, best known as one of the leading filmmakers of 1950s science fiction films.
Jack Warden (born John Warden Lebzelter Jr., September 18, 1920July 19, 2006) was an American character actor of film and television.
James Hill (1 August 1919 – 7 October 1994) was a British film and television director, screenwriter and producer whose career spanned 52 years between 1937 and 1989, best remembered for his documentaries and short subjects such as Giuseppina and The Home Made Car, and as director of the internationally acclaimed Born Free.
James Neville Mason (15 May 1909 – 27 July 1984) was an English actor.
Janet R. Maslin (born August 12, 1949) is an American journalist, best known as a film and literary critic for The New York Times.
Jean Dorothy Seberg (November 13, 1938August 30, 1979) was an American actress who lived half her life in France.
Jerzy Kosiński (June 14, 1933 – May 3, 1991), born Józef Lewinkopf, was a Polish-American novelist and two-time President of the American Chapter of P.E.N., who wrote primarily in English.
Jessie Matthews, OBE (11 March 1907 – 19 August 1981) was an English actress, dancer and singer of the 1920s and 1930s, whose career continued into the post-war period.
Jews (יְהוּדִים ISO 259-3, Israeli pronunciation) or Jewish people are an ethnoreligious group and a nation, originating from the Israelites Israelite origins and kingdom: "The first act in the long drama of Jewish history is the age of the Israelites""The people of the Kingdom of Israel and the ethnic and religious group known as the Jewish people that descended from them have been subjected to a number of forced migrations in their history" and Hebrews of the Ancient Near East.
James Douglas Grafton, MC (19 May 1916 – 2 June 1986) was a producer, writer and theatrical agent.
Joe Daniels (1908–2003), born in Zeerust, South Africa, was a British drummer and performer whose career began in the early 1920s.
John and Julie (1955) is a British comedy film, featuring Peter Sellers and Sid James in early screen roles.
John Guilbert Avildsen (December 21, 1935 – June 16, 2017) was an American film director. He won the Academy Award for Best Director in 1977 for Rocky. Other films he directed include Joe (1970), Save the Tiger (1973), Fore Play (1975), The Formula (1980), Neighbors (1981), For Keeps (1988), Lean on Me (1989), Rocky V (1990), The Power of One (1992), 8 Seconds (1994), Inferno (1999) and the first three The Karate Kid films.
John Grierson CBE (26 April 1898 – 19 February 1972) was a pioneering Scottish documentary maker, often considered the father of British and Canadian documentary film.
John Guillermin (11 November 192527 September 2015) was a British film director, writer and producer who was most active in big budget, action adventure films throughout his lengthy career.
Sir John Clifford Mortimer, CBE, QC (21 April 1923 – 16 January 2009) was an English barrister, dramatist, screenwriter, and author.
Joseph McGrath (born 1930, Glasgow) is a Scottish film and television director and screenwriter.
Julia Foster (born 2 August 1943) is an English stage, screen, and television actress.
Francis Xavier Aloysius James Jeremiah Keenan Wynn (July 27, 1916 – October 14, 1986) was an American character actor.
Charles Kenneth Horne, generally known as Kenneth Horne, (27 February 1907 – 14 February 1969) was an English comedian and businessman.
Kenneth Peacock Tynan (2 April 1927 – 26 July 1980) was an English theatre critic and writer.
Kermit the Frog is a Muppet character and Jim Henson's most well-known creation.
Marilyn Pauline "Kim" Novak (born February 13, 1933) is a retired American film and television actress.
The Kings Theatre is a theatre in Southsea, Portsmouth, designed by the architect Frank Matcham.
Sir Kingsley William Amis, CBE (16 April 1922 – 22 October 1995) was an English novelist, poet, critic, and teacher.
Kiss Me, Stupid is a 1964 American sex comedy film produced and directed by Billy Wilder and starring Dean Martin, Kim Novak, and Ray Walston.
L'Idiote (The Idiot) is a comic mystery play by Marcel Achard.
Lee Strasberg (born Israel Strasberg; November 17, 1901February 17, 1982) was a Polish-born American actor, director, and theatre practitioner.
Reginald "Leo" McKern, AO (16 March 1920 – 23 July 2002) was an Australian actor who appeared in numerous British, Australian and American television programmes and films, and in more than 200 stage roles.
Let's Go Crazy is a 1951 short comedy film marking an early appearance of Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers playing multiple roles.
Lionel Charles Jeffries (10 June 1926 – 19 February 2010) was an English actor, screenwriter and film director.
Liza May Minnelli (born March 12, 1946) is an American actress and singer.
Lolita is a 1962 British-American drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
The London Film Critics' Circle is the name by which the Film Section of The Critics' Circle is known internationally.
Lynne Maria Frederick (25 July 195427 April 1994) was an English film actress, known for her classical “English rose” beauty and delicate, “fairytale princess” features.
Macmillan Publishers Ltd (occasionally known as the Macmillan Group) is an international publishing company owned by Holtzbrinck Publishing Group.
Mai Elisabeth Zetterling (24 May 1925 - 17 March 1994) was a Swedish actress and film director.
Major Denis Bloodnok is a fictional character from the 1950s BBC Radio comedy The Goon Show.
Marcel Achard (5 July 1899 – 4 September 1974) was a French playwright and screenwriter whose popular sentimental comediesGarzanti p. 3 maintained his position as a highly recognizable name in his country's theatrical and literary circles for five decades.
Marcel Pagnol (28 February 1895 – 18 April 1974) was a French novelist, playwright, and filmmaker.
Dame Margaret Taylor Rutherford, (11 May 1892 – 22 May 1972) was a British character actress of stage, television and film, probably best known for her later career as Agatha Christie's character Miss Marple.
Mario Fabrizi (1924 – 5 April 1963) was an English comedian and actor of Italian descent, noted for his luxuriant moustache, active in Britain in the 1950s and early 1960s.
Mario Zampi (1 November 1903, Sora, Italy – 2 December 1963, London, England) was an Italian film producer and director.
Maurice Woodruff (2 April 1916 – 28 January 1973) was an English clairvoyant and astrologer, born and raised in London.
McFarland & Company, Inc. is an independent book publisher based in Jefferson, North Carolina that specializes in academic and reference works, as well as general interest adult nonfiction.
Melvyn Douglas (born Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg, April 5, 1901 – August 4, 1981) was an American actor.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (initialized as MGM or hyphenated as M-G-M, also known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or simply Metro, and for a former interval known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, or MGM/UA) is an American media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of feature films and television programs.
Michael Bentine, CBE (born Michael James Bentin; 26 January 1922General Register Office for England and Wales - Birth Register for the March Quarter of 1922, Watford Registration District, Reference 3a 1478, listed as "Michael J. Bentin", mother's maiden name as "Dawkins". – 26 November 1996)General Register Office for England and Wales - Death Register for November 1996, Sutton Registration District, Reference C6B 296, listed as "Michael James Bentine" with a date of birth of 26 January 1922.
Michael McKean (born October 17, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, and musician, known for a variety of roles played since the 1980s.
Sir Michael Parkinson (born 28 March 1935) is an English broadcaster, journalist and author.
Michael Leighton George Relph (16 February 1915 – 30 September 2004) was an English film producer, art director, writer and film director.
Michael Peter Anthony Sellers (2 April 1954 – 24 July 2006) was a British builder, car restorer, author and the son of actor Peter Sellers.
Middlesex Hospital was a teaching hospital located in the Fitzrovia area of London, England.
Miranda, Countess of Stockton (born 1947) is a British socialite and former fashion model.
Monday Night at Eight was a weekly BBC radio magazine programme on the Home Service, broadcast live, with Ronnie Waldman doing the interviews and announcements, produced by Harry S. Pepper.
Monty Python (also collectively known as The Pythons) were a British surreal comedy group who created their sketch comedy show Monty Python's Flying Circus, which first aired on the BBC in 1969.
Morecambe is a town on Morecambe Bay in Lancashire, England, which had a population of 34,768 at the 2011 Census.
Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh was a comedy show broadcast from 1944 to 1954, firstly by BBC radio and subsequently Radio Luxembourg. It starred Kenneth Horne and Richard Murdoch as senior staff in a fictional RAF station battling red tape and wartime inconvenience.
Music hall is a type of British theatrical entertainment that was popular from the early Victorian era circa 1850 and lasting until 1960.
Muswell Hill is a suburban and low-rise urban district of the north, outer London Boroughs of Haringey and – a small part only – Barnet.
Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia.
Myocardial infarction (MI), commonly known as a heart attack, occurs when blood flow decreases or stops to a part of the heart, causing damage to the heart muscle.
The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures is an organization dedicated to discuss and select what their members regard as the best film works of each year.
The National Board of Review Award for Best Actor is one of the annual film awards given (since 1945) by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.
51st National Board of Review Awards February 20, 1980 The 51st National Board of Review Awards were announced on December 12, 1979, and given on February 20, 1980.
New York is an American biweekly magazine concerned with life, culture, politics, and style generally, and with a particular emphasis on New York City.
The New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given by the New York Film Critics Circle to honor the finest achievements in filmmaking.
Norman Granz (August 6, 1918 – November 22, 2001) was an American jazz music impresario.
A novelty song is a comical or nonsensical song, performed principally for its comical effect.
The Official Charts Company, also referred to as Official Charts (previously known as the Chart Information Network (CIN) and The Official UK Charts Company) is a British inter-professional organisation that compiles various "official" record charts in the United Kingdom, including the UK Singles Chart, the UK Albums Chart, the UK Singles Downloads Chart and the UK Album Downloads Chart, as well as genre-specific and music video charts.
Only Two Can Play is a 1962 British comedy film starring Peter Sellers, based on the novel That Uncertain Feeling by Kingsley Amis.
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.
Orders Are Orders is a 1955 British comedy film directed by David Paltenghi, and featuring Peter Sellers, Sid James, Tony Hancock, Raymond Huntley, Brian Reece and Bill Fraser.
George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked in theatre, radio, and film.
Oscar Rabin (26 April 1899 – 20 June 1958) was a Latvian-born English bandleader and musician.
Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.
Parkinson is a British television chat show that was presented by Michael Parkinson.
Parlophone Records Limited (also known as Parlophone Records and Parlophone) is a German-British major record label founded in Germany in 1896 by the Carl Lindström Company as Parlophon.
A parody (also called a spoof, send-up, take-off, lampoon, play on something, caricature, or joke) is a work created to imitate, make fun of, or comment on an original work—its subject, author, style, or some other target—by means of satiric or ironic imitation.
Pathé News was a producer of newsreels and documentaries from 1910 until 1970 in the United Kingdom.
David Paul Scofield CH CBE (21 January 1922 – 19 March 2008) was an English actor of stage and screen who was known for his striking presence, distinctive voice, and for the clarity and effortless intensity of his delivery.
Paula Prentiss (born Paula Ragusa; March 4, 1938) is an American actress best known for her film roles in Where the Boys Are, Man's Favorite Sport?, The Stepford Wives, What's New Pussycat?, In Harm's Way, The Black Marble, and The Parallax View,, Yahoo! and the cult television series He & She.
Pavilion Books Holdings Ltd is an English publishing company based in London.
Peggy Mount Margaret Rose Mount, OBE (2 May 1915 – 13 November 2001), was an English actress.
Penelope Gilliatt (born Penelope Ann Douglass Conner; 25 March 1932 – 9 May 1993) was an English novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, and film critic.
Penny Points to Paradise is a 1951 comedy feature film.
Peter William Shorrocks Butterworth (4 February 1919 – 16 January 1979) was an English comedy actor and comedian, best known for his appearances in the ''Carry On'' series of films.
Peter Edward Cook (17 November 1937 – 9 January 1995) was an English actor, satirist, writer and comedian.
Peter Seamus O'Toole (2 August 1932 – 14 December 2013) was a British stage and film actor of Irish descent.
The British actor and comedian Peter Sellers (1925–1980) performed in many genres of light entertainment, including film, radio and theatre.
Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov, (né von Ustinov; or; 16 April 192128 March 2004) was a British actor, voice actor, writer, dramatist, filmmaker, theatre and opera director, stage designer, screenwriter, comedian, humorist, newspaper and magazine columnist, radio broadcaster, and television presenter.
Peterborough is a cathedral city in Cambridgeshire, England, with a population of 183,631 in 2011.
Philip Neville French OBE (28 August 1933 – 27 October 2015) was an English film critic and former radio producer.
Piers Inigo Haggard OBE (born 18 March 1939) is a British theatre, film and television director, although he has worked mostly in the latter.
Playboy is an American men's lifestyle and entertainment magazine.
Poppers is a slang term given broadly to the chemical class called alkyl nitrites, that are inhaled for recreational drug purposes, typically for the "high" or "rush" that the drug can create.
Portsmouth is a port city in Hampshire, England, mainly on Portsea Island, south-west of London and south-east of Southampton.
A practical joke, or prank, is a mischievous trick played on someone, generally causing the victim to experience embarrassment, perplexity, confusion, or discomfort.
Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, (Margaret Rose; 21 August 1930 – 9 February 2002) was the younger daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth and the only sibling of Queen Elizabeth II.
Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death.
Radio Times is a British weekly television and radio programme listings magazine.
William Henry Ralph Reader CBE (25 May 1903 – 18 May 1982), known as Ralph Reader, was a British actor, theatrical producer and songwriter, known for staging the original Gang Show, a variety entertainment presented by members of the Scouting movement, and for leading community singing at FA Cup Finals.
Random House is an American book publisher and the largest general-interest paperback publisher in the world.
Herman Raymond Walston (November 2, 1914 – January 1, 2001) was an American actor and comedian, best known as the title character on My Favorite Martian.
Horace Raymond Huntley (23 April 1904 – 15 June 1990) was an English actor who appeared in dozens of British films from the 1930s to the 1970s.
Reel-to/open-reel audio tape recording is the form of magnetic tape audio recording in which the recording medium is held on a reel, rather than being securely contained within a cassette.
Revenge of the Pink Panther is a 1978 British comedy film.
A revue (from French 'magazine' or 'overview') is a type of multi-act popular theatrical entertainment that combines music, dance, and sketches.
Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, (29 August 1923 – 24 August 2014), was an English actor, filmmaker, entrepreneur, and politician.
Richard Lester (born Richard Lester Liebman; January 19, 1932) is an American film director based in Britain.
Richard Quine (November 12, 1920 – June 10, 1989) was an American stage, film, and radio actor and, later, a film director.
Sir Richard Starkey (born 7 July 1940), known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, songwriter, singer, and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles.
Robert Brydon Jones, (born 3 May 1965), known professionally as Rob Brydon, is a Welsh actor, comedian, radio and television presenter, singer, and impressionist.
Robert R. Parrish (January 4, 1916December 4, 1995) was an American film director, editor, writer, and child actor.
Rodney "Rod" Amateau (December 20, 1923 – June 29, 2003) was an American film and television screenwriter, director, and producer.
Roger Joseph Ebert (June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013) was an American film critic, historian, journalist, screenwriter, and author.
Roger Greenspun (December 16, 1929 – June 18, 2017) was an American journalist and film critic, best known for his work with The New York Times in which he reviewed near 400 films, particularly in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and for Penthouse for which he was the film critic throughout much of the late 1970s and 1980s.
Roger Lewis (born 26 February 1960) is a Welsh academic, biographer and journalist.
Romy Schneider (23 September 1938 – 29 May 1982) was a film actress born in Vienna who held German and French citizenship.
Rough Guides Ltd is a British travel guidebook and reference publisher, since November 2017 owned by APA Publications.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group is an independent publishing house founded in 1949.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.
Russell Irving Tamblyn (born December 30, 1934) is an American film and television actor and dancer.
Rutgers University Press is a nonprofit academic publishing house, operating in New Brunswick, New Jersey under the auspices of Rutgers University.
Sacha Noam Baron Cohen (born 13 October 1971) is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer.
San Francisco International Film Festival (abbreviated as SFIFF) is among the longest running film festivals in the Americas.
The San Sebastián International Film Festival (Festival de San Sebastián; Donostia Zinemaldia) is an annual FIAPF A category film festival held in the Spanish city of Donostia-San Sebastián in September, in the Basque Country.
Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government, or society itself into improvement.
Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward (15 February 1883 – 1 June 1959), better known as Sax Rohmer, was a prolific English novelist.
Screenonline is a website about the history of British film, television and social history as documented by film and television.
Shelley Winters (born Shirley Schrift; August 18, 1920 – January 14, 2006) was an American actress whose career spanned five decades.
Shirley Eaton (born 12 January 1937) is an English actress, model and author She was a sex symbol in the 1950s and 1960s, often dubbed the cockney Blonde bombshell for her London accent, blonde hair and sex appeal Eaton appeared regularly in British films throughout the 1950s and 1960s, and achieved notability for her performance as Bond Girl Jill Masterson in the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger.
Shirley MacLaine (née Beaty; born April 24, 1934) is an American film, television and theater actress, singer, dancer, activist and author.
Sid James (born Solomon Joel Cohen; 8 May 1913 – 26 April 1976) (sometimes credited as Sidney James) was a South African-born British character and comic actor.
Sidgwick & Jackson is an imprint of book publishing company Pan Macmillan.
Sidney Gilliat (15 February 1908 – 31 May 1994) was an English film director, producer and writer.
Sinéad Moira Cusack (born 18 February 1948) is an Irish stage, television and film actress.
Louis Burton Lindley Jr. (June 29, 1919December 8, 1983), better known by his stage name Slim Pickens, was an American rodeo performer and film and television actor.
Son of Fred was the successor series to The Idiot Weekly, Price 2d and A Show Called Fred.
Sofia Villani Scicolone, known as Sophia Loren, Dame of the Grand Cross, O.M.R.I. (born 20 September 1934) is an Italian film actress and singer.
Southsea is a seaside resort and geographic area, located in Portsmouth at the southern end of Portsea Island, Hampshire, England.
Terence Alan Milligan, (16 April 1918 – 27 February 2002), known as Spike Milligan, was a British-Irish comedian, writer, poet, playwright and actor.
Spinal Tap (stylized as Spın̈al Tap, with a dotless letter ''i'' and a metal umlaut over the ''n'') is a parody band spoofing the style of rock heavy metal groups.
Sri Lanka (Sinhala: ශ්රී ලංකා; Tamil: இலங்கை Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea.
St Aloysius' College is a Roman Catholic, boys only state school in the London Borough of Islington, North London.
St Martin-in-the-Fields is an English Anglican church at the north-east corner of Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster, London.
Stagecraft is the technical aspect of theatrical, film, and video production.
Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.
Stephen James Mangan (born 16 May 1968) is an English actor, best known for his roles as Guy Secretan in Green Wing, Dan Moody in I'm Alan Partridge, Sean Lincoln in Episodes and Postman Pat in Postman Pat: The Movie.
Sterling Walter Hayden (born Sterling Relyea Walter; March 26, 1916 – May 23, 1986) was an American actor and author.
Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. is a publisher of a broad range of subject areas, with multiple imprints and more than 5,000 titles in print.
Steven Bach (April 29, 1938 – March 25, 2009) was a writer and lecturer on film and a former senior vice-president and head of worldwide productions for United Artists studios.
Stillbirth is typically defined as fetal death at or after 20 to 28 weeks of pregnancy.
Take One (published Montreal, 1966–1979) Founded by three "graduates" of the McGill Film Society—Peter Lebensold, Adam Symansky and John Roston -- Take One was the first serious English-Canadian film magazine.
Ted Ray (born Charles Olden; 21 November 1905 – 8 November 1977) was an English comedian of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, on radio and television.
Teddy Boy (also known as Ted) is a British subculture typified by young men wearing clothes that were partly inspired by the styles worn by dandies in the Edwardian period, which Savile Row tailors had attempted to re-introduce in Britain after the Second World War.
Terence Cooper (5 July 1933 – 16 September 1997) was a British film actor, best known for his roles in Australian and New Zealand television and film.
Terry Southern (May 1, 1924 – October 29, 1995) was an American novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and university lecturer, noted for his distinctive satirical style.
Terry-Thomas (born Thomas Terry Hoar Stevens; 10 July 19118 January 1990) was an English comedian and character actor who became known to a worldwide audience through his films during the 1950s and 1960s.
That Uncertain Feeling is a comic novel by Kingsley Amis, first published in 1955.
The Théâtre Marigny is a theatre in Paris, situated near the junction of the Champs-Élysées and the Avenue Marigny in the 8th arrondissement.
The Battle of the Sexes is a 1959 British black and white comedy film starring Peter Sellers and directed by Charles Crichton, based on the short story "The Catbird Seat" by James Thurber.
The Black Rose is a 1950 20th Century Fox Technicolor film starring Tyrone Power and Orson Welles, loosely based on Thomas B. Costain's book.
The Bobo is a 1967 British comedy film starring Peter Sellers and co-starring his then-wife Britt Ekland.
The Dock Brief (US title Trial and Error) is a 1962 black-and-white British legal satire directed by James Hill, starring Peter Sellers and Richard Attenborough, and based on the play of the same name written by John Mortimer (creator of Horace Rumpole).
The Dorchester is a five-star luxury hotel on Park Lane and Deanery Street, London, to the east of Hyde Park.
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The Globe and Mail is a Canadian newspaper printed in five cities in western and central Canada.
The Goon Show was a British radio comedy programme, originally produced and broadcast by the BBC Home Service from 1951 to 1960, with occasional repeats on the BBC Light Programme.
The Great McGonagall is a 1974 British comedy film directed by Joseph McGrath and starring Spike Milligan in the title role, Peter Sellers as Queen Victoria and Julia Foster as Mrs McGonagall.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (sometimes referred to as HG2G, HHGTTG or H2G2) is a comedy science fiction series created by Douglas Adams.
The Idiot Weekly, Price 2d was the first serious attempt to translate the humour of The Goon Show to television.
The James Bond Bedside Companion is a non-fiction book written by the official James Bond author, Raymond Benson, first published in 1984.
The Jewish Week is a weekly independent community newspaper targeted towards the Jewish community of the metropolitan New York City area.
The Ladykillers is a 1955 British black comedy crime film directed by Alexander Mackendrick for Ealing Studios.
The Last Goon Show of All, broadcast on 5 October 1972, was a special edition of the famous BBC Radio show The Goon Show, commissioned as part of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the BBC.
The League of Gentlemen is a British comedy television series that premiered on BBC Two in 1999.
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers is a 2004 British-American television film about the life of English comedian Peter Sellers, based on Roger Lewis's book of the same name.
The Magic Christian is a 1969 British satirical black comedy film directed by Joseph McGrath and starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr, with appearances by John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Raquel Welch, Spike Milligan, Christopher Lee, Richard Attenborough and Roman Polanski.
The Mail on Sunday is a British conservative newspaper, published in a tabloid format.
The Man Who Never Was is a 1956 UK Second World War film, produced by André Hakim, directed by Ronald Neame, that stars Clifton Webb, Gloria Grahame and Robert Flemyng.
The Millionairess is a 1960 British romantic comedy film set in London, directed by Anthony Asquith and starring Sophia Loren and Peter Sellers.
The Millionairess is a play written in 1936 by George Bernard Shaw.
The Mouse That Roared is a 1959 British satirical Eastman Color comedy film based on Leonard Wibberley's novel The Mouse That Roared (1955).
The Muppet Show is a family-oriented comedy-variety television series that was produced by puppeteer Jim Henson and features The Muppets.
The Naked Truth is a 1957 British film comedy starring Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers and Dennis Price.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The Observer is a British newspaper published on Sundays.
The Optimists of Nine Elms, also known as The Optimists, is a 1973 British drama film starring Peter Sellers and directed by Anthony Simmons, who also wrote the 1964 novel upon which the film is based.
The Party is a 1968 American comedy film directed by Blake Edwards, starring Peter Sellers and Claudine Longet.
The Pink Panther is a British-American media franchise primarily focusing on a series of comedy-mystery films featuring an inept French police detective, Inspector Jacques Clouseau.
The Pink Panther is a 1963 American comedy film directed by Blake Edwards and co-written by Edwards and Maurice Richlin, starring David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner, Capucine and Claudia Cardinale.
The Pink Panther Strikes Again is a 1976 British comedy film.
The Prisoner of Zenda is a 1979 American comedy film directed by Richard Quine and adapted from the adventure novel by Anthony Hope, first published in 1894.
The Record (colloquially called The Bergen Record or The Record of Hackensack) is a newspaper in North Jersey, United States.
The Return of the Pink Panther is a 1975 British comedy film and the fourth film in The Pink Panther series.
The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film is a 1959 British sketch comedy short film directed by Richard Lester and Peter Sellers, in collaboration with Bruce Lacey.
The Smallest Show on Earth (US: Big Time Operators) is a 1957 British comedy film, directed by Basil Dearden, and starring Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna, Peter Sellers and Margaret Rutherford.
The Sunday Times is the largest-selling British national newspaper in the "quality press" market category.
The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) is a daily compact newspaper published by Fairfax Media in Sydney, Australia.
The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England.
The Waltz of the Toreadors (La Valse des toréadors) is a 1951 play by Jean Anouilh.
The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.
The Washington Times is an American daily newspaper that covers general interest topics with a particular emphasis on American politics.
The Wrong Arm of the Law is a 1963 British comedy film directed by Cliff Owen and starring Peter Sellers, Bernard Cribbins, Lionel Jeffries, John Le Mesurier and Bill Kerr.
The Young Ones is a British sitcom, broadcast in the United Kingdom from 1982 to 1984 in two six-part series.
There's a Girl in My Soup is a 1970 British comedy film based on the long running stage play, directed by Roy Boulting and starring Peter Sellers and Goldie Hawn.
Third Way was a British current affairs magazine written from a Christian perspective.
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.
Time Out Group is a British media company which is publisher of magazines and travel guidebooks covering events, entertainment and culture in cities around the world.
Tom Milne (2 April 1926 – 14 December 2005) was a British film critic.
Thomas William "Tom" Shales (born November 3, 1944) is an American writer and critic of television programming and operations.
Tom Thumb (stylised as tom thumb) is a 1958 fantasy-musical film directed by George Pal and released by MGM.
Anthony John Hancock (12 May 1924 – 25 June 1968) was an English comedian and actor.
Trail of the Pink Panther is a 1982 British comedy film starring Peter Sellers for the sixth and final time.
Trans World Airlines (TWA) was a major American airline from 1924 until 2001.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. is an American media conglomerate that is part of AT&T's WarnerMedia, and manages the collection of cable television networks and properties initiated or acquired by Ted Turner.
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is an American movie-oriented pay-TV network operated by Turner Broadcasting System. Launched in 1994, TCM is headquartered at Turner's Techwood broadcasting campus in the Midtown business district of Atlanta, Georgia. Historically, the channel's programming consisted mainly of classic theatrically released feature films from the Turner Entertainment film library – which comprises films from Warner Bros. Pictures (covering films released before 1950) and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (covering films released before May 1986). However, TCM now has licensing deals with other Hollywood film studios as well as its WarnerMedia sister company, Warner Bros. (which now controls the Turner Entertainment library and its own later films), and occasionally shows more recent films. The channel is available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Latin America, France, Spain, the Nordic countries, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.
Twentynine Palms (also known as 29 Palms) is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States.
The Official Albums Chart is a list of albums ranked by physical and digital sales and (from March 2015) audio streaming in the United Kingdom.
The UK Singles Chart (currently entitled Official Singles Chart) is compiled by the Official Charts Company (OCC), on behalf of the British record industry, listing the top-selling singles in the United Kingdom, based upon physical sales, paid-for downloads and streaming.
The ukulele (from ukulele (oo-koo-leh-leh); variant: ukelele) is a member of the lute family of instruments.
United Artists (UA) is an American film and television entertainment studio.
University of California Press, otherwise known as UC Press, is a publishing house associated with the University of California that engages in academic publishing.
The University Press of Kentucky (UPK) is the scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and was organized in 1969 as successor to the University of Kentucky Press.
Up the Creek is a 1958 British comedy film written and directed by Val Guest which starred David Tomlinson, Peter Sellers, Wilfrid Hyde-White, David Lodge and Lionel Jeffries.
Ursula Andress (born 19 March 1936) is a Swiss film and television actress, former model and sex symbol, who has appeared in American, British and Italian films.
Valmond Maurice "Val" Guest (11 December 1911 – 10 May 2006) was an English film director and screenwriter.
Variety is a weekly American entertainment trade magazine and website owned by Penske Media Corporation.
Vic Reeves Big Night Out was a cult British comedy stage show and later TV series which ran on Channel 4 for two series in 1990 and 1991, as well as a New Year special.
Victoria Sellers (born 20 January 1965) is a British model, actress, comedian and jewellery designer.
Virgin Books is a United Kingdom book publisher 90% owned by the publishing group Random House, and 10% owned by Virgin Group, the company originally set up by Richard Branson as a record company.
Virginia Elizabeth Maskell, Lady Shakerley (27 February 1936 – 25 January 1968) was an English actress.
Virginia Anne McKenna OBE (born 7 June 1931) is a British stage and screen actress, author and wildlife campaigner.
Visible Ink Press, LLC is a publisher of popular reference works.
Vittorio De Sica (7 July 1901 – 13 November 1974) was an Italian director and actor, a leading figure in the neorealist movement.
Waldini was the stage name of Wallace (Wally) Bishop, a musician, band leader and impresario born in Cardiff, South Wales, in 1894.
Waltz of the Toreadors is a 1962 film directed by John Guillermin and based on the play of the same name by Jean Anouilh with the location changed from France to England.
Wesleyan University Press is a university press that is part of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.
What's New Pussycat? is a 1965 American comedy film directed by Clive Donner, written by Woody Allen in his first produced screenplay, and stars Allen, Peter Sellers, Peter O'Toole, Romy Schneider, Capucine, Paula Prentiss, and Ursula Andress.
Where Does it Hurt? is a 1972 American comedy film written and directed by Rod Amateau, starring Peter Sellers, Jo Ann Pflug, Rick Lenz, Pat Morita, and Harold Gould.
Wilfrid Hyde-White (12 May 1903 – 6 May 1991) was an English character actor of stage, film and television, who achieved international recognition in his later years for his role as Colonel Pickering in the 1964 film version of the musical My Fair Lady.
William Collins, Sons (often referred to as Collins) was a Scottish printing and publishing company founded by a Presbyterian schoolmaster, William Collins, in Glasgow in 1819, in partnership with Charles Chalmers, the younger brother of Thomas Chalmers, minister of Tron Church, Glasgow.
William Topaz McGonagall (March 1825 – 29 September 1902) was a Scottish weaver, poet and actor.
William Peter Blatty (January 7, 1928 – January 12, 2017) was an American writer and filmmaker best known for his 1971 novel The Exorcist and for the Academy Award-winning screenplay of its film adaptation.
The Windmill Theatre — now The Windmill International — in Great Windmill Street, London was for many years both a variety and revue theatre.
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 187424 January 1965) was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.
Heywood Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg; December 1, 1935) is an American director, writer, actor, comedian, and musician whose career spans more than six decades.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Yorkshire (abbreviated Yorks), formally known as the County of York, is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom.
The 13th British Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 1960, honoured the best films of 1959.
The 16th British Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 1963, honoured the best films of 1962.
The 18th British Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 1965, honoured the best films of 1964.
45th New York Film Critics Circle Awards February 1, 1980 ---- Best Picture: Kramer vs.
The 20th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film for 1962 films, were held on March 5, 1963.
The 22nd Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film for 1964 films, were held on February 8, 1965.
The 32nd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, was held on April 4, 1960 and took place at the RKO Pantages Theatre to honor the best films of 1959.
The 33rd Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television for 1975, were held on January 24, 1976.
The 34th British Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 1981, honoured the best films of 1980.
The 34th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television for 1976, were held on January 29, 1977.
The 37th Academy Awards honored film achievements of 1964.
The 37th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television for 1979, were held on 26 January 1980.
The 52nd Academy Awards were presented April 14, 1980, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.