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The Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed LP on vinyl, featuring Nanette “Newman”, Doris Troy and Madeline Bell. Cover cake created by Delia Smith:*/Vinyl/Let-It-Bleed/1J2U12J7000


The Rolling Stones, You Can’t Always Get What You Want, taken from The Rock n Roll Circus. It doesn’t feature the backing singers, but it’s one hell of a version:


Backing singer on You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Nanette Workman performs Lady Marmalade live, with a certain Celine Dion:

Backing singer on You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Doris Troy performs Just One Look:


Backing singer on You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Madeline Bell performs I’m Gonna Make You Love Me:


Brooke Bond D Tea advert sung by Madeline Bell, and featuring Boycie (John Challis):


The Troggs, Wild Thing featuring drummer, Ronnie Bond, writer of the Brooke Bond D Tea Ad music:


Delia Smith website article about that cake on the Cover of Let It Bleed:


Clare Torry talks about her famous role in Pink Flloyd’s The Great Gig in the Sky:


Clare Torry’s cover version of Dolly Parton’s Love is Like a Butterfly, used as the theme to the Carla Lane penned BBC sitcom, Butterflies:


Brotherhood of Man with their Eurovision Song Contest Winner, Save All Your kisses For Me, featuring the dance Helen used to perform as a kid, and the famous wink at Bill:


Herbie Flowers talks about that famous bass line on Lou Reed’s Walk on the Wild Side:

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Die Hard trailer featuring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman in his first feature film appearance:


The Detective trailer featuring Frank Sinatra:


Bruce Willis and The Temptations perform their version of The Drifter’s Under the Boardwalk. There is a good reason you don’t hear this very often on the radio:


Moonlighting opening and closing titles, featuring the vocals of Al Jarreau


Glenn Gordon, creator of Moonlighting talks about Orson Welles’ appearance on the show:


and that Orson Welles’ appearance itself:


Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) goes on a disastrous date with Betsy (Cybill Shepherd)  in Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver:


The famous “You talking to me” scene from Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, starring Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle:


Top drawer swears from Robert De Niro playing the role of Jake La Motta in Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse performing their hilarious Goodfellas parody, Badfellas


Trailer to the world’s sweariest film, Swearnet, The Movie (not for those with sensitive ears):

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The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh, MOMA New York City:


Vincent Van Gogh’s The Starry Night: Great Art Explained on youtube


You can visit the house Vincent lodged at, in Brixton 1873–74


Don MacLean performs Vincent live:


Vincent’s The Red Vineyard, the only painting he sold while alive:


Vincent’s most expensive painting, The Portrait of Dr. Gachet:


List of most expensive paintings ever sold:


Dad’s Army episode The Deadly Attachment, featuring a hand grenade down Lance Corporal Jones’ trousers:


Ethel Skinner is having trouble with her Willy in Eastenders:


Clive Dunn performs Grandad on Top of the Pops. The song was written by Herbie Flowers (who played the iconic bass line in Lou Reed’s Walk on the Wildside), and features Rick Wakeman on keyboard:


One of the funniest answers ever given on Pointless, featuring Alexander Armstrong:


Opening theme tune to the original Danger Mouse, written by folkie/comedian, Mike Harding sung by Sheila Gott (not Myfanwy Talog), featuring Penfold (hamster, not mole):


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A classic incorrect answer on University Challenge:


The house that Bamber Gascoigne inherited:


Outtakes from BBC’s comedy series Ghosts (shot on location in Bamber Gacoigne’s inherited house):


Bamber Gacoigne penned Share My Lettuce listing


Paddington 2 trailer


Paddington 2 was co-written and directed by Paul King, but not this one:

Clip from Lady Godiva Rides Again, the 1951 film featuring Diana Dors and uncredited appearances from Joan Collins and the last woman to be hanged in the UK, Ruth Ellis:


Channel Four Television’s Who Got Diana Dors’ Millions?


Adam and the Ants, Prince Charming video featuring Diana Dors


Rolf Harris performs War Canoe which Prince Charming is a clear rip off of:


Rolf Harris performs Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport with The Beatles


Connie Francis performs Lipstick on Your Collar:


Johhny Cash, Fuego D’Amor (Ring of Fire in Spanish)


David Bowie performs Helden (Heroes in German)


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George Bernard Shaw’s shed at Shaw’s Corner, National Trust:


Photograph of George Bernard Shaw with Vivien Leigh at Shaw’s Corner:


Gone With The Wind Trailer starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh featuring a halitosis-ridden kiss:


Opening scene to The Sound of Music, starring Julie Andrew featuring the shot from the helicopter:


A Spoonful of Sugar from Mary Poppins, starring Julie Andrews featuring her whistling robin:


2003 World Whistling Champion David Morris whistles Flight of the Bumblebee:


Yuki Takeda whistles his rendition of Flight of the Bumblebee:


Bumblebee Conservation Trust:


Sylvia Plath’s bee-based poems:


The Beatles, She Said She Said:


Peter Fonda inspires John Lennon and kills his buzz in the process:


Ravi Shankar teaches George Harrison how to play the sitar:


Ravi Shankar’s homage to Gandhi:


Surprising appearances on Coronation Street:


Cinzano advert featuring Joan Collins and Leonard Rossiter:


Clark Gable in It Happened One Night, the inspiration behind Bugs Bunny’s carrot crunching:


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Casanova trailer. Heath Ledger didn’t much care for his performance in this film.


An amazing performance from Heath Ledger as The Joker in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, starring Christain Bale.


Johnny Rotten pens a song for Kate Bush


Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush perform Don’t Give Up. Peter had Dolly Parton in mind for the duet when he wrote it, apparently.


Video for Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill featuring the extraordinary dancing of Michael Hervieu who became Misha after gender reassignment surgery.


Jonathan Swift’s essay on the benefits of farting


Benny Hill performs Tinga A Ling A Loo which he claims was plagiarised by Spitting Image for their no.1 novelty hit, The Chicken Song


Elvis’s saxophonist performs Yakety Sax, used in the Benny Hill Show


Blue Hawaii trailer, starring Elvis Presley


Did Colonel Tom Parker really go on the run after a murder, to become Elvis’s manager?

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Pennycomequick’s Wikipedia page:


Wetwang Village:


Croatia’s strangely named places:


Fugging (formely Fucking) in Austria,_Upper_Austria


Shitterton, Dorset in Bournemouth Echo


Einstein’s leather jacket:


Levi’s 1985 advert, starring Nick Kamen, featuring Marvin Gaye’s I Heard it Through the Grapevine:


Eddie Kidd vs Robbie Kneivel (Evel’s son) in 1993


John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder et al, A Toot and a Snore, 1974:


Cilla Black’s version of the Righteous Brothers’ You;ve Lost That Loving Feeling:


Bad Finger perform Come And Get It, written by Lennon/McCartney:


Andrew Olham’s ad in Melody Maker praising Phil Spector’s You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling:

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Shirley MacLaine meets Fidel Castro.


Shirley Temple’s mother always gave her 56 curls, not 55, not 57.'s%20mother%20styled%20her%20daughter's,kept%20my%20head%20on%20straight.%E2%80%9D


The Partridge Family opening theme, starring Shirley Jones and her real life step son, David Cassidy


Big Daddy vs Giant Haystacks, Clash of the Titans


Shirley Bassey performs Burn My Candle, considered too saucy for the BBC who banned it


Bowie’s Space Oddity set to pictures of Apollo 11’s moon landing


George Formby performs My Little Stick of Blackpool Rock, too euphemistic for the BBC who banned it


The Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band iconic cover


Trailer for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman. Writer, Tennesse Williams purportedly hated the movie version

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