Ah, Horrible Histories. The show that brings all the slapstick humour and wordplay of Blackadder and Monty Python to a young audience. What resulted were record ratings, a loyal audience of children and adults alike, live BBC performances and television awards aplenty.
It was made by Gatetarn, Seacastle productions in-association with London Weekend Television between and The series is loosely based on the adventures of the real 18th century highwayman Dick Turpin. The series takes place in 18th century England.
Dick Turpin and the Nightriders grew out of six Ellensburg, Washington boys' dedication to the classic Northwest sound as it intersected with the "British Invasion" of the mids. The band's road to steady work came when Page dropped out and an older seasoned musician, nineteen year-old Jim Tatum bass and harmony singer of Ellensburg's "Odus and the Savages"joined the sixteen year-olds in a configuration that would endure approximately two years. This all came together in their version of "Out of Our Tree," the Wailers' British inspired hit which always opened the Nightriders' second set.
The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall control and strategic direction of Walking With The Wounded to ensure that we continue to reach our charitable objectives. Today he is the Managing Director of Artemis Investment Managementwho were the lead sponsor of the North Pole Expedition as well as many other events over years including the Balmoral Challenge and Cycle Horsmonden. Professor of Defence Mental Health. Neil served in the United Kingdom Armed Forces for more than 23 years and has deployed to a number of hostile environments including Afghanistan and Iraq.
Sign in. Blinded by the Light star Viveik Kalra reveals who he'd like to share a slow dance with on screen. Watch now.
Steve Russell. Blame the media and popular culture — author Stephen Basdeo appears to suggest — for glamorising the vile robbers and bandits who have struck terror into the hearts of decent folk down the years and left a trail of damaged and disposed victims in their wake. Take Robin Hood — especially after he had the Disney treatment.
Nor was he in any way a latter-day Robin Hood. Dashing and daring, his tri-corn hat pulled low and a mask covering his face, he would flee on his gallant steed, Black Bess, into the night, his black cloak flowing behind him. Who could ever forget his ride from London to York in a single night, his brave horse Bess dying from exhaustion to save his life?
It was later released theatrically overseas. The telefilm was directed by James Neilson. As an account of one of England's most famous, home-grown outlaws, Dick Turpin didn't have the headline notoriety of, say, Jesse James, but his country-long ride still has a substantial interest. Unfortunately this movie, with David Weston and George Cole, can be described as an anagram of the surname: a turnip.
Visited the phones 4u arena in September to see a concert, not having been here before since Victoria Station was sacrificed for its construction. The place looks and feels very tired and is in need of a good refurbishment, the most shocking thing are the prices charged for the drinks and food which are totally outrageous. My advice is to make sure you have eaten before you get in the place as you will be fleeced once you walk in the door.