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Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor is editor of www.thesportsman.com with more than 20 years' experience in newsrooms as a reporter, newspaper designer and editor.

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The Toys That Made Us 2: Transformers and Lego to star in Netflix nostalgia series
Monday 21st May 2018

It's easy to get lost on Netflix. So much to watch, so little time. So many recommendations from work colleagues, so many stinkers that you've been warned against. And then when you do start something you don't like, you can bin…

Feel old yet? Now That's What I Call Music hits a century
Thursday 26th April 2018

A British pop culture music institution is closing in on a major landmark. The next instalment of the Now That's What I Call Music—or NOW for short—will be the 100th release of this much-loved compilation. Feeling old yet? Providing…

Can't wait for Car Share? Here are Peter Kay's 5 greatest characters
Wednesday 18th April 2018

Social media went what is technically known as “a bit nuts” when Peter Kay appeared at a charity screening of the final two episodes of Car Share in Blackpool recently. It was the Bolton comedian’s first public…

Free The Weatherfield One: 20 years ago soapland witnessed a big injustice
Friday 23rd March 2018

It's 20 years since a gross miscarriage of justice stunned the nation. Questions were asked in the Commons and even the Home Secretary was told to intervene. The victim? A middle-aged mother from Greater Manchester, jailed for mortgage…

This Morning: Celebrating 30 years of the best-loved daytime show
Wednesday 21st March 2018

One of ITV's most-loved and watched shows celebrates its 30th birthday this year. From humble beginnings as a Granada-only magazine show broadcast live from Liverpool and presented by Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan, This Morning remains…

Neighbours: If Scott and Charlene were real they'd be celebrating 30 years of marriage
Tuesday 20th March 2018

If there was ever a TV soap couple destined to live happily ever after, it's Scott and Charlene from Neighbours. The Erinsborough sweethearts will (in theory anyway, soapland's a volatile place) celebrate their 30th anniversary…

Celebrating the weird world of Christmas TV movies
Thursday 21st December 2017

If you're looking for a list of classic Christmas films, there are some that will always crop up. It's A Wonderful Life, Elf, Home Alone 1 and 2, Muppets Christmas Carol - even Die Hard. But away from these festive gems, there's…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi 'worthy of the original trilogy's name'
Friday 15th December 2017

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS Kylo Ren is angry. He was pretty angry in The Force Awakens but he came off more like a moody teenager who'd be sent to his room. Okay, he killed his father – Han Solo if you please – but…

4 films we associate with Christmas but are not Christmas films
Thursday 7th December 2017

We're at that time of the year again when chat in the office inevitably turns to favourite Christmas films. All the usual suspects get trotted out... Elf, Home Alone, Love Actually, It's A Wonderful Life, The Muppets Christmas…

5 Christmas songs you won't believe didn't reach number one
Thursday 7th December 2017

It may come as a shock to you that some of the most enduring Christmas singles which we'll soon be singing along to without realising it didn't actually reach the number one spot. Here's a reminder of some of the festive favourites…

5 of the best Only Fools And Horses Christmas specials
Monday 4th December 2017

Few TV programmes enjoy the longevity and enduring appeal of Only Fools And Horses.   The classic sitcom was a fixture of the BBC schedules during the 1980s and the Christmas episode was always one of the most watched shows over the…

The most watched UK Christmas TV shows of all time
Friday 1st December 2017

Carol singers going door to door around Albert Square are on a hiding to nothing. The last thing the downtrodden inhabitants of Walford want to be at Christmas is cheered up. But murders, crashes, almighty rows ... now you're talking. EastEnders…

QUIZ: Name every first campmate eliminated from I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!
Wednesday 29th November 2017

Depending on which way you look at it, being the first person to be eliminated from I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! is a little bit like being crowned King or Queen of the Jungle. Think about it. A few nights slumming it under…

6 things every 80s child will remember watching at Christmas
Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Christmas is only weeks away, and TV channels are getting their schedules ready for another festive feast. But for telly addicts over 30 (not us, honest...) TV will never quite be the same as what it used to be. Here are six things…

5 of the best Christmas TV specials
Tuesday 21st November 2017

'Tis the season to be jolly, discard the green triangle Quality Street and watch repeats of TV "classics". The Christmas special is something of a badge of honour for a TV show. It's generally half an hour longer and is likely…

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