Sunday, 4 September 2011

Peter Cushing Dies

Daily Mirror dated Friday August 12th 1994

The film actor Peter Cushing was born in 1913 in Surrey and had a film career that started in 1939 and ended in 1986.  One of his very early appearances was a student in the Laurel and Hardy vehicle ‘A Chimp at Oxford’.  He went on to play Sherlock Holmes, Professor Van Helsing, Baron Frankenstein, Dr Who, The Sheriff of Nottingham, Beau Brummell, Winston Smith, King Richard II, Mr Darcy, Clive of India and Grand Moff Tarkin, among others.  He appeared in about 93 films and 36 TV programmes.  His final film was ‘Biggles’, an awful time-travel twist on the W E Johns stories, not exactly a great ending to his career.

I hope that whoever won the '£1000 a week for life' is still alive and is enjoying the £887,000 they've received so far.

All I can say is that it was a brave effort for World Peace but it hasn’t worked, yet, and I don’t believe the quote in the last paragraph.

Petrol at £2.47p a gallon?  Outrageous! Oh, hang on a minute – that’s 54p a litre.  Ah… I remember it well.


  1. Hello Michael,

    for an exhibition in Munich/Germany we would like to show the frontpage of "The Sun" from Sept. 6, 1972 (Olympic Massacre 1972 in Munich).

    I would be delightet to hear from you. Please contact me by email:

    Thanks in advance.
    Best Regards
    Michael Bader

    1. I have sent you an e-mail today (25th November)