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Nostalgia on TV? It's nothing new

18 July 2016 2:58 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Jul 19, 2016

Netflix's Stranger Things may be a nostalgia-fest, but that's not new. TV has always let us escape into comforting stories about the past…

Remember the good old days? They were good weren’t they? Not like now. It’s horrible now. That’s why everything on TV is comforting, coddling, backwards-looking fluff. We all just want to dive onto a feathery pile of period television and forget about the cruel, unsettling world of today. A world where, get this, the Soviets have gone into space. And there’s that war in Korea. Everyone’s testing hydrogen bombs all over the place, Castro’s taken over Cuba and innocent people keep getting lynched. I ask you. It’s little wonder all we want to watch on TV are cosy Westerns. Switch on Gunsmoke and all that worry melts away.

Fast-forward a few decades to now, when the release »

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David Beckham & Queen Elizabeth II Have a Royal Reunion at Buckingham Palace

23 June 2016 3:08 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Two of the most famous Britons are back together! David Beckham, 41, joined Queen Elizabeth II, 90, as a special guest at her second annual Young Leaders Awards event at Buckingham Palace in London Thursday. The soccer stud was on hand to celebrate 60 winners ages 18 to 29, who are "taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives." Other royals in attendance included the queen's grandchildren Prince Harry, 31, and Princess Eugenie, 26, as well as her cousin Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester, 70. At the ceremony, David stood next to former U.K. Prime Minister Sir John Major, 73.  "It's the second year »

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BBC flocks to Thatcher drama Dead Sheep as EU referendum looms

3 May 2016 9:01 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Play examining Geoffrey Howe’s split with Pm over Europe looks more timely than ever

On the day of Geoffrey Howe’s memorial, Monkey hears that Dead Sheep, the play written by ITV’s Tonight reporter Jonathan Maitland about the former chancellor’s savaging of Margaret Thatcher in his resignation speech, may be made into a BBC film. A reading of the play – described by the Guardian’s Michael Billington as “extremely entertaining” – went down well at the corporation and producers are now in talks to raise funding. At Howe’s service in Westminster, attended by his widow Elspeth, David Cameron, George Osborne and John Major among others, Michael Heseltine reminded people of how dismissive the anti-European Thatcher could sometimes be towards Howe – something highlighted in Maitland’s play. Given Howe resigned over Thatcher’s policy towards Europe, saying, “the European enterprise is not and should not be seen … as »

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