Heat plays a crucial role in a movie that caught my attention at an early age. It seemed to be on telly regularly at point and offered a restrained tale of mankind’s folly that dangled an uncertain future in front of the audience.
On January 7th, 1934, illustrator Alex Raymond introduced newspaper readers to Vale graduate Flash Gordon who was on the verge of entering a strange new world beyond the final frontier. Circumstance thrust Gordon and Dale Arden into an alliance with rogue scientist Hans Zarkov that would take them to Mongo, the alien…
This makes me a little sad. The Guardian and Observer have announced they will be going tabloid next year. That will leave the Daily Telegraph as the last bastion of broadsheet newspapers in the UK.
The last two journalists in London’s famed Street of Shame have been made redundant, leaving their typewriters behind in what was once the home of Sweeney Todd. It has been noted as the final cut of ties to the UK newspaper industry that charcterised the Fleet Street area.