Niamh Algar stars as Enid, a censor working at a fictional version of the British Board of Film Classification during the height of the scare

When Mary Whitehouse, at the height of the British “video nasty” scare, declared a “battle for the soul of the nation”, she could hardly have imagined(...)

Niamh Algar in Censor

In 1984, Derek Malcolm, then film critic of The Guardian, found himself testifying in court on behalf of a zesty horror film entitled Nightmares in a (...)

This week, punters get to see the already hugely acclaimed Irish movie Michael Inside. Frank Berry’s drama studies a young man as, incarcerated for a (...)

‘The post-booze half has been the happier half of my life by far,’ says Alice Cooper.

Alice Cooper is rock’s greatest pantomime villain. In the sleeve notes for a lavish box set titled The Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper, the Detroit-bo(...)

Channel 4’s Naked Attraction:  160 people have  complained but thousands called in asking how to apply to be on the show.

In 1983 Channel 4 broadcast a programme called Mini-Pops which featured primary school children dressed up as the pop stars of the day and miming to t(...)