The DYR blog

The blog with general chat about all things from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s plus news about new features and developments on the website.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Look who it is...

The other night I was lucky enough to stumble upon the one and only Roger Walker (of Rainbow fame) as he played some brilliant banjo at The Sussex Arms in Twickenham, Greater London. And what a lovely guy he is - not only did he pose for a photo, he asked to be friends on Facebook (you can find him here).

Roger has worked extensively in television, from the 70s onwards - you may remember him for his role as a presenter/musician on kids' TV classics Rainbow (1976-1981) and Bodger and Badger (1989), or as Kipper in Big Deal (1984-1986), and even his role as Bunny in Eldorado (1992-1993). His acting is still going strong, too, with Roger more recently bagging guest parts in Heartbeat, Doc Martin, EastEnders and Holby City. Nothing beats Rainbow in our eyes though!

Spotted a star from the 70s, 80s or 90s? Let us know what they're up to now - we're always interested.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Easter viewing

Here's a little something just right for when you can't move off the sofa because you've eaten waaaay too many Easter eggs - The Equalizer Season 2 has just been released on DVD!

You may remember The Equalizer from the late 80s. If not, Robert McCall (played by Edward Woodward) was kinda like the Jack Bauer of the 80s, on speed dial, promising to help "equalize" your life so the odds aren't against you any more. "Gotta problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer" as the saying goes. The show also boasts a score by Stewart Copeland of The Police, plus cameos from Kevin Spacey and William H Macy.

You can get your hands on season two here.