Tennis: When Hoad was king of the castle

If 2020 had gone to plan, the UK would currently be in the middle of the Wimbledon tennis fortnight, with Serbia’s Novak Djokovic probably still in the running to defend his title and secure a sixth championship crown. But this year is not a normal year, Wimbledon was cancelled due to an alleged pandemic sweeping…

Inside the world of Stanley Kubrick

Six days after screening the final cut of his last movie, Eyes Wide Shut, for family and stars of the film, one of the movie industry’s most acclaimed directors died in his sleep after suffering a heart attack. It was 20 years ago today that the curtain came down on the career of Stanley Kubrick,…

The Greatest: Muhammad Ali

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, simply the greatest… known as Ali. Former world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali would have turned 77 today… but just under 30 months since he passed away on 3 June 2016 it’s not his skill in the ring that’s so greatly missed… it’s all the other qualities…

Lurch: Ted Cassidy

At 6ft 9in tall there had to be a role for Ted Cassidy somewhere in Hollywood and he found it in one of the least talkative characters of the 1960s… a creepy butler by the name of Lurch, who tended to the needs of television’s zaniest family, the Addamses. The Addams’ loyal man servant, summoned…

Regis inspired a generation

A year ago today one of the greatest inspirations to a generation of black athletes passed away… he was only 59, but his impact on the world of football in Britain will be remembered for far longer than that. The third black player to line up for England after Nottingham Forest defender Viv Anderson and…

Rod Taylor

It’s a pretty safe bet that most people, even many Australians, can count the number of male actors from the world’s smallest continent who have made it big in Hollywood on two hands. So it’d come as no surprise that on the 89th anniversary of his birth not many people are talking about one of…