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American TV series from 1951 (Part Two)

American TV series from 1951 (Part Two)

These are all American TV series which were either being filmed or screened during 1951 …

By Jupiter! It’s 1951 …

By Jupiter! It’s 1951 …

Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and is a gas giant made mostly of hydrogen. It is about 484 million miles from the Sun and takes 12 years to make just one orbit. This amazing planet actually radiates more heat itself than it receives from the Sun.

On July 10, the Juno spacecraft flew just 5,600 miles above Jupiter’s most recognizable feature: the Great Red Spot. It’s a storm that’s raged for 350 years, and it’s so large it could swallow Earth whole.

Now, Jupiter has 69 known moons, four of which were discovered by Galileo in 1610. You haven’t heard me mention 1951 yet. Allow me to remedy this.

Ananke is a retrograde irregular moon of Jupiter. It was discovered by Seth Barnes Nicholson at Mount Wilson Observatory on 28 September 1951. Ananke did not receive its present name until 1975; before then, it was simply known as Jupiter XII. It is very small with a radius of just 8 miles. Our own Moon has a radius of 1079 miles. Ananke is 13 million miles away from Jupiter and takes 610 days to complete one orbit. The temperature on Ananke is minus 150 degrees centigrade.


OK. I have news. There is another Jupiter.

The Jowett Jupiter is a British sports car which was produced by Jowett Cars Ltd between 1950-1954.

A racing derivative of the Jupiter, the R1, was entered in the 1951 1500 cc sports car race at Watkins Glen, driven to first place by George Weaver.

Claudio Baglioni …

Claudio Baglioni

Claudio Baglioni, born 16 May 1951, is an Italian pop singer-songwriter and musician. He is considered one of the greatest songwriters/singers (“cantautori”) in Italy and one of the greatest figures in Italian musica leggera (pop music).

His success has spanned through several decades. His melodic and highly dramatic love ballads, especially from the 1970s era (such as “Questo piccolo grande amore”, “E tu…”, “Amore bello”, “Sabato pomeriggio”, “E tu come stai”) are part of Italy’s musical and national culture.

Claudio with Pope Francis at a charity event

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Anyone fancy some Sugar Corn Pops ?

Anyone fancy some Sugar Corn Pops ?

Corn Pops is a puffed grain breakfast cereal made by Kellogg’s, described by the company as “crunchy sweetened popped-up corn cereal.” The cereal was introduced in 1950 as Corn Pops.

 In 1951, the name was changed to Sugar Corn Pops and later it was called Sugar Pops. It was the sponsor for “The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickock” radio and television show. Guy Madison, the star of the show, appeared on the box from 1951 to 1958. It also carried the tagline “Shot with sugar!” The name was changed to Sugar Corn Pops in 1978, and finally to Corn Pops in 1984, a time when many cereals dropped the word “Sugar” from their titles for marketing reasons. In January 2006, the name of the cereal was changed to Pops, but after a few months of poor reception, was changed back to Corn Pops.

Lynda Carter … Wonder Woman!

Lynda Carter … Wonder Woman!

The American actress and singer Lynda Carter was born in Phoenix, Arizona on July 24, 1951. She is best known as the star of the TV series Wonder Woman from 1975 to 1979.

She attended Arizona State University but later dropped out after deciding to pursue a career in music. In 1972, she won a local Arizona beauty contest and gained national attention in the United States by winning Miss World USA, representing Arizona. In the international 1972 Miss World pageant, representing the United States, she reached the semifinals.

 

After taking acting classes at several New York acting schools, she made her first acting appearance, in an episode of the 1974 police drama Nakia entitled “Roots of Anger”. She then began making appearances on such TV shows as Starsky and Hutch and Cos, and in several “B” movies.. Her acting career took off when she landed the starring role on Wonder Woman as the title character and her secret identity, Diana Prince.

In 1978, she was voted “The Most Beautiful Woman in the World” by the International Academy of Beauty and the British Press Organization. She had also signed a modelling contract with Maybelline cosmetics in 1977.

She has appeared in numerous roles in TV, film and theatre.
These include Wonder Woman (1975-79), Starsky and Hutch (1976), The Dukes of Hazzard (2005), Law and Order (2005), Chicago (2005), Smallville (2007), and Supergirl (2016). She has also been in demand as a voice-over artist in several video games.

In “Smallville”

As a singer she has released several albums including Crazy Little Things (2009) and At Last (2011). She and her band tour regularly throughout the USA.

Lynda Carter’s Website

Nigel Havers …always the charmer!

Nigel Havers …always the charmer!

The popular English actor Nigel Havers  was born on 6 November 1951. He is well known for his dashing good looks, upper class accent and charming manner.

He has appeared in numerous roles in film, television and theatre. Films include Empire of the Sun (1987), A Passage to India (1984) and Chariots of Fire (1981).

Empire of the Sun

Theatre appearances include leading roles in The Importance of Being Ernest (2015), Rebecca (2011) as well as regular stints in various pantomimes. Among a long list of TV credits are The Charmer (1987), A Perfect Hero (1991), Coronation Street and Downton Abbey.

The Charmer

Appointment with Venus (1951)

Appointment with Venus (1951)

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Appointment with Venus is a 1951 film starring David Niven and Glynis Johns. The film was based on the evacuation of Alderney cattle from the Channel Islands during World War II.

In 1940, after the fall of France, the fictitious Channel Island of Armorel is occupied by a small garrison of German troops under the benign command of Hauptmann Weiss (George Coulouris). He finds that the hereditary ruler, the Suzerain, is away in the British army, leaving the Provost in charge.

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Back in London, the Ministry of Agriculture realise that during the evacuation of the island, Venus, a prize pedigree cow, has been left behind. They petition the War Office to do something urgently due to the value of the cow’s bloodline, and Major Morland (David Niven), is assigned the task of rescuing Venus. When he realises that the Suzerain’s sister, Nicola Fallaize (Glynis Johns) is in Wales, serving as an Auxiliary Territorial Service army cook, she is quickly posted to the War Office and the two, with a radio operator sergeant and a Channel Islander naval officer who knows the local waters, are landed on the island.

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They contact the Provost and discover that the Hauptmann, a cattle breeder in civilian life, is about to have the cow shipped to Germany. In a race against the Germans discovering their presence, they spirit the cow onto a beach and via a special craft, onto a Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boat which takes them to Britain, though they are pursued by a German E-boat.

Patrick Allen …

Patrick Allen …

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Sir Patrick Allen was born in Jamaica on 7 February 1951. He is the sixth and current Governor-General of Jamaica. He has held this post since February 2009.

Trevor Eve … life on a Shoestring

Trevor Eve … life on a Shoestring

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The well-known English actor Trevor Eve was born on 1 July, 1951 in Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham. He has enjoyed a long and successful acting career on stage, television and film, spanning back to the 1970s. 

In 1979 he gained fame as the eponymous lead in the private detective series Shoestring. He then went on to his first major film role in the 1979 Dracula directed by John Badham, playing Jonathan Harker, alongside Laurence Olivier. He is also known for his role as Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd in BBC television drama Waking the Dead. 

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Trevor Eve as Shoestring

Most recently, Eve played the part of Judge Sir Selwyn Hardcastle in the BBC’s Death Comes to Pemberley in December 2013, and as Roach in The Interceptor in 2014. He is married to the actress Sharon Maughan.

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Trevor Eve & Sharon Maughan.

A place to stay in … 1951

A place to stay in … 1951

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This is the 1951 edition of Hotels in the British Isles.
It was published by the British Travel and Holidays Association and printed by Liverpool based printers C. Tinling & Co. Ltd.

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