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50 out of this world facts about Doctor Who you (probably) didn’t know

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It’s 1963 and Beatlemania is in full swing with “I Want to Hold Your Hand” rocking the charts. Martin Luther King, Jr. has delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech and Lawrence of Arabia is the wowing cinema crowds. Meanwhile, in the UK an obscure TV science fiction drama, originally intended as an educational programme, launches on the BBC. Doctor Who, the universe’s most famous Time Lord, had arrived. Fast forward fifty years, and eleven incarnations, and he’s still going strong.

In homage to his half a century here, we’re unearthed fifty out of this world facts about the greatest gentleman adventurer in the galaxy. Hold unto your hats and join us going back in time.

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10 reasons why the 70s was the golden era for cult TV

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Each decade throws up so many television classics that we’re not sure there’s any period we’d say was devoid of interest. The eighties had The Golden Girls; the nineties had Xena; the naughties had Six Feet Under. But we’ve got a soft spot for the seventies, what with its glam rock and disco credentials, and we reckon we can convince you, too, that the seventies were, in fact, the real golden era for cult TV. Let’s take a look…

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Gun smokes! 10 things you didn’t know about the Marlboro Man

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Cowboys have been used to promote pretty much every product under the prairie sky. There is, however, one advertising cowboy that stands a ten gallon hat above the rest, the Marlboro Man. It may be 40 years since Phillip Morris decided to replace him with a new campaign based on the slogan “Welcome to Marlboro country”, but his legacy lives on. In recognition of this successful, if ultimately controversial, use of the cowboy, we’ve unearthed some astounding facts about this advertising icon.

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