|Born||December 17, 1944|
|Hometown||Blackley, United Kingdom|
- EntertainmentThe Telegraph
Alan Igbon, who has died of pneumonia aged 68, made his biggest impact as a television actor when he played “Loggo” Logmond in Boys from the Blackstuff, Alan Bleasdale’s battle cry for the unemployed in Thatcher’s Britain. The landmark 1982 drama turned out to be more significant than Bleasdale envisaged when he started planning a series to follow The Black Stuff, about a gang of Liverpool tarmac layers finding work in Middlesbrough. That original 1980 Play for Today production, screened when feThanks for your feedback!
- EntertainmentThe Independent
Alan Bleasdale’s TV masterpiece had its roots in a TV play shown 40 years ago. Does it tell us what the post-pandemic world could be like, asks Gerard GilbertThanks for your feedback!
- EntertainmentThe Telegraph
Michael Angelis, who has died aged 76, was a Liverpudlian actor whose lugubrious style proved equally effective in both drama and comedy; he won his greatest acclaim in the 1980s in the searing television drama Boys from the Blackstuff, and later succeeded Ringo Starr as the voice of Thomas the Tank Engine. Saturnine and curly-haired, Angelis first gained wide recognition in the long-running BBC sitcom The Liver Birds, joining the cast in 1975 as Lucien, the downbeat, philosophising brother of CThanks for your feedback!
- BusinessThe Guardian
HSBC at first refused a refund as it said the fraud was not its fault. Photograph: Matt Crossick/PAA second fraud victim – duped into believing he was talking to his bank after his mobile caller ID showed the call was from the bank – has been refunded following the Guardian’s intervention.Bernard Hill* lost £10,150 when he was “number spoofed” earlier this month. His NatWest premium account was cleaned out after fraudsters rang him on a number showing up on his handset as the bank’s genuine numThanks for your feedback!
- NewsThe Independent
In a world where social media reigns dominant, the ex-WWE star has embraced everything the Internet has to offer, whether that be regular posts on Instagram of funny YouTube videos. Following a video of himself reacting to his debut WWE performance at Madison Square Gardens, The Rock decided to post another reaction clip. This time, The Rock reacts to The Scorpion King, the actor’s very first leading role that was critically mauled.Thanks for your feedback!
- NewsHuffPost UK
'Son of Saul,' Laszo Nemes' debut feature and winner of the 2015 Grand Prix at Cannes is stunning with a mesmerising performance from Geza Rohrig - 'Arabian Nights:The Desolate One' is volume 2 of Miguel Gomes' original, powerful and personal response to political reality - 'Golden Years,' should have had a touch of the Ealing Comedies but is rather pointless - 'Hard Tide' is so amateurish and hammy that it makes Margate's cold neglected streets shine.Thanks for your feedback!