Celebrating the Pioneers of British Music Radio

from the 60s thru to today
Pirate Alley UK
Keeping the Memories Alive
THE 60s

Patrick McGoohan was originally offered the role of Simon Templar in the popular ITC series The Saint, but turned it down because he considered the part 'too promiscuous'. The Saint's creator, author Leslie Charteris, commented: "He was very puritanical and wouldn't work on any scenes which involved kissing girls!" The role went to Roger Moore, who never had any such qualms...

When the BBC started screening Star Trek in 1970, they received a number of complaints about the episode Miri and decided not to show it again.

They also banned three other adventures: Whom Gods Destroy, The Empath and Plato's Stepchildren, which were not seen in Britain for more than 20 years. No reason was given for the bannings, although Plato's Stepchildren had caused controversy in America because it featured the first inter-racial kiss on TV - between Captain Kirk (William Shatner) and Lt. Uhuru (Nichelle Nichols)....

Nancy Cartwright, who played the young Penny Robinson in Lost In Space, provides the voice for the awesomely awful Bart in the highly-popular cartoon series The Simpsons....

When actress Barbara Eden wore her 'genie' costume in the fifties comedy classic I Dream Of Jeannie, the NBC's censors insisted that her be!ly button be covered in every episode of the show's five-year run!...

Boris Karloff appeared as the Frankenstein monster in Lizard's Leg and Owlet's Wing, an episode of the Route 66 series in the sixties
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