Mortlake Crematorium is a crematorium in Kew, near its boundary with Mortlake, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It opened in 1939, next to Mortlake Cemetery; the crematorium serves the boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Richmond upon Thames in the west and south-west of London. It is managed by a board made up of three elected councillors from each of these four boroughs. Citing it as "a rare example" of Art Deco design in the borough, Richmond upon Thames Council has described it as "a building of exceptional quality and character". Environmentalist Colin Hines describes it as "probably the most undiscovered deco treasure in London". Hilary Grainger, writing in Encyclopedia of Cremation, describes the architectural style as Italianate and the building as having "beautiful cloisters with discrete brick detailing", it has been a Grade II listed building since 2011, being assessed by Historic England as having "a distinctive Art Deco design that survives little altered in a compact and practical composition".
The crematorium is on Townsmead Road, Kew. It is situated on the south bank of the River Thames by Chiswick Bridge and in Clifford Avenue, adjoining Mortlake Cemetery in the angle of Mortlake Road and the A316 road; the nearest train stations are Mortlake. Mortlake Crematorium was built on the site of Pink's Farm, which had belonged to Richard Atwood, whose family were prominent market gardeners in the area, it was licensed in 1936 under the Mortlake Crematorium Act 1936, thereby becoming the first to be established under its own Act of Parliament. Designed by Douglas Barton, borough surveyor to Hammersmith Metropolitan Borough Council, the building was constructed in three years at a cost of £27,000, it was equipped with a Garden of Remembrance for the burial or scattering of ashes, offered panels and niches in which ashes could be deposited. When the facility was opened in January 1939 by Lord Horder, the Physician to the King, he said: "You seem to have eliminated the sombreness of atmosphere which sometimes shrouds buildings such as these".
After that, there was little change in Mortlake Crematorium's outward appearance until 1982, when Colin Gilbert, an architect from Ealing, designed additional gardens between the crematorium and the River Thames. Since 2015 the crematorium has had a memorial garden dedicated to the memory of babies and children, based on Doris Stickley's story "Water Bugs and Dragonflies". Three new, larger cremators were installed in the crematory in 2012. Among those cremated here were: Tarka Cordell, musician Tommy Cooper and magician Sir Robin Day, political broadcaster and commentator Kenny Everett, radio DJ and television entertainer Edd Gould, English animator, voice actor and creator of Eddsworld Charles Hawtrey, comedy actor Valerie Hobson, actress John Hutchinson, botanist Arthur Koestler, author James Edgar Leach, Victoria Cross recipient, World War I Charles Lightoller, second officer of the RMS Titanic Lord Longford and social reformer Kirsty MacColl, singer-songwriter Jimmy Perry and scriptwriter, who devised and co-wrote the BBC television sitcom Dad's Army Christopher Price and television broadcaster John Profumo, Secretary of State for War Sir Michael Redgrave, actor and director Gordon Reid, Scottish actor Prince Alexander Romanov, member of the Russian Imperial Family Sir Denis Thatcher, Bt, businessman and husband of Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Alexander Trocchi, Scottish novelist Stephen Ward, one of the central figures in the Profumo affair Keith Waterhouse, writer Kit West, special effects artist, known for his work on Raiders of the Lost Ark and Return of the JediSeventy-seven Commonwealth servicemen of World War II were cremated here and their names are listed on a screen wall memorial erected by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in the adjoining Mortlake Cemetery.
They include England rugby international Vivian Davies, a Captain in the Royal Artillery. Official website Find a Grave: Mortlake Crematorium
Jericho (UK TV series)
Jericho is a British period crime drama series, first broadcast as a series of four episodes on ITV from 16 October 2005. The series was written and created by Stewart Harcourt, starred Robert Lindsay as Detective Inspector Michael Jericho, a Scotland Yard detective, loved by the public but embarrassed by his status as a hero; the series was set in London in 1958. The series was seen as an attempt to exploit ITV's success in period crime drama, best exemplified by Foyle's War, to rival the BBC's staple dramas such as Waking the Dead; the first episode drew in 5.9 million viewers, but this fell to 4.7 million for the second episode less than its BBC rival. Critical response to the series was cautious, a second series was not commissioned; the series was shown in the United States in 2006 and 2007 under the under the title Jericho of Scotland Yard as part of the PBS Mystery! series, was broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 2008. Detective Inspector Michael Jericho – who has a Jewish background – is the son of an English policeman who returned from World War I a violent and changed man.
Young Jericho killed in his own front hall by two gunmen. In his father's right hand was his pocket watch, which Jericho now keeps with him constantly. In the series, Jericho carries on a private feud with a local crime boss, whom Jericho believes, but cannot prove, either brought about his father's death or knew who had him killed. Jericho's mother is still alive, although they are only seen meeting in the cemetery on the anniversary of his father's death. Jericho served in World War II. Besides his off again-on again relationship with his downstairs neighbour, he is a workaholic who sleeps poorly, he has a faithful secretary, a tough sergeant, a younger DI assistant, and, as comic relief, an informer, a street fence. The last episode, "The Hollow Men", features in-jokes about the TV industry: a director replaces Jericho with a comic actor, starring as Jericho in a fictionalized series of Jericho's Scotland Yard cases. Robert Lindsay — DI Michael Jericho David Troughton — Sgt Clive Harvey Ciarán McMenamin — DC John Caldicott Nicholas Jones — AC Graham Cherry Kellie Bright — WPC Penny Collins Eve Matheson — Rita Harvey Lee Ross — Louis Jackson Lydia Leonard — Angela Aurélie Bargème — Juliette Three of the four episode titles are derived from poems by T. S. Eliot.
"A Pair of Ragged Claws" is quoted from a book of Eliot poetry owned by the mistress of a murder victim in that episode. In "To Murder and Create", a murder victim has the name "Thomas Stearns Eliot". Both are lines from "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock". "The Hollow Men" is the title of Eliot's poem from 1925. Jericho on IMDb Jericho at TV.com
Klassfesten is a 2002 Swedish comedy/drama film written and directed by Måns Herngren and Hannes Holm. The film stars Cecilia Frode, Inday Ba, Henrik Hjelt, Lisa Lindgren and Ulf Friberg; the film was released on 27 February 2002 in Sweden. 20 years after Magnus Edkvist graduated from the ninth grade in Hagsätra, he gets an invitation to a class reunion. He declines the invitation, because he doesn't want to relive some of the most embarrassing moments of his life. Magnus rather stays home with his daughter, but when Magnus starts to think about his teenage crush and whether she will go or not. He decides to go to the reunion, in hope. Björn Kjellman as Magnus Edkvist Inday Ba as Hillevi Cecilia Frode as Lollo Edkvist, Magnus wife Lisa Lindgren as Jeanette Ulf Friberg as Tommy Henrik Hjelt as Ove Jimmy Lindström as Lill-Micke Johan Ehn as Jonas Jessica Forsberg as Pia Ingrid Luterkort as The teacher Urban Bergsten as Leffe lort Jan Åström as Micke P Frida Öhman as Alva and Lollos daughter Oscar Taxén as Young Magnus Sacha Baptiste as Young Hillevi Anders Timell as Fabbe The music in the film is "Calleth You, Cometh I" and "Topsy Kaiser", both songs made by the Swedish band The Ark.
The Ark's singer Ola Salo has written the two songs. He wrote "Calleth You, Cometh I" together with Peter Kvint. Cecilia Frode won the Guldbagge Award in 2003 for Best Supporting Actress. Klassfesten on IMDb Klassfesten at the Swedish Film Institute Database
Trial & Retribution
Trial & Retribution is a feature-length ITV police procedural television drama series that first aired on ITV1 on 19 October 1997. Written and devised by Lynda La Plante as a follow-on from her successful television series Prime Suspect, each episode was broadcast over two nights. David Hayman stars as the main protagonist of DCS Michael "Mike" Walker. Throughout the series, he has two main sidekicks: DI Pat North in Series 1-6 and DCI Róisín Connor in Series 7-12; the first seven series each contained two two-hour long episodes. From series eight, the format was reduced to two 90-minute-long episodes; as of series ten, the format once again changed. For the final two series, this format was retained; the last episode was broadcast on 13 February 2009. The complete series was released on DVD on 14 July 2014; each episode makes frequent use of split screen scenes, with three images shown in one screen. Similar effects were used in other series such as 24 and Spooks, in episodes of the ITV police-soap series, The Bill.
The camera angles used in the split-screen configuration of Trial & Retribution tended to be used to present the situation from different perspectives, including the angle from the suspects, angle from behind and in front of the characters, angle from the crime-scene and/or angle from different sides of the town. David Hayman as DCS Michael "Mike" Walker Kate Buffery as DI Pat North Victoria Smurfit as DCI Róisín Connor Dorian Lough as DS David "Satch" Satchell Barbara Thorn as DS Barbara MacKenzie Inday Ba/Sarah Ozeke as DC Lisa West George Asprey as DC Jack Hutchens Paul Kynman as DS Jeff Batchley Sandra James-Young as DC Vivien Watkins James Simmons as DC Doug Collins Vince Leigh as DS Sam Palmer Richard Durden Dr. John Foster Gemma Jones as Dr. Jean Mullins Nicholas Blane as Derek Waugh, QC Corin Redgrave as Robert Rylands, QC David Fleeshman as Willis Fletcher, QC Simon Callow as Rupert Halliday, QC George Pensotti as Judge Winfield Series five was recorded and due for broadcast in October 2001, continuing the regular yearly broadcasts in October.
However, due to special programming regarding the September 11 attacks, the programme was removed from the schedule and was not rescheduled for broadcast until June 2002. Certain other territories, including Australia, still received the broadcast in 2001. DCI Connor takes leave in the episode "Conviction" and does not appear in the episode "The Box", returning in "Tracks"; this was to accommodate actress Victoria Smurfit's pregnancy, as "The Box" was the first episode to be filmed. Trial and Retribution on IMDb Trial and Retribution II on IMDb Trial and Retribution III on IMDb Trial and Retribution IV on IMDb Trial and Retribution V on IMDb Trial and Retribution VI on IMDb Trial and Retribution VII "Suspicion" on IMDb Trial and Retribution VIII "Blue Eiderdown" on IMDb Trial and Retribution IX "The Lovers" on IMDb Trial and Retribution X "Sins of the Father" on IMDb Trial and Retribution XI "Closure" on IMDb Trial and Retribution XII "Paradise Lost" on IMDb Trial and Retribution XIII "Curriculum Vitae" on IMDb Trial and Retribution XIV "Mirror Image" on IMDb
Virtual International Authority File
The Virtual International Authority File is an international authority file. It is a joint project of several national libraries and operated by the Online Computer Library Center. Discussion about having a common international authority started in the late 1990s. After a series of failed attempts to come up with a unique common authority file, the new idea was to link existing national authorities; this would present all the benefits of a common file without requiring a large investment of time and expense in the process. The project was initiated by the US Library of Congress, the German National Library and the OCLC on August 6, 2003; the Bibliothèque nationale de France joined the project on October 5, 2007. The project transitioned to being a service of the OCLC on April 4, 2012; the aim is to link the national authority files to a single virtual authority file. In this file, identical records from the different data sets are linked together. A VIAF record receives a standard data number, contains the primary "see" and "see also" records from the original records, refers to the original authority records.
The data are available for research and data exchange and sharing. Reciprocal updating uses the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting protocol; the file numbers are being added to Wikipedia biographical articles and are incorporated into Wikidata. VIAF's clustering algorithm is run every month; as more data are added from participating libraries, clusters of authority records may coalesce or split, leading to some fluctuation in the VIAF identifier of certain authority records. Authority control Faceted Application of Subject Terminology Integrated Authority File International Standard Authority Data Number International Standard Name Identifier Wikipedia's authority control template for articles Official website VIAF at OCLC
ITV (TV network)
ITV is a British free-to-air television network with its headquarters in London, it was launched in 1955 as Independent Television under the auspices of the Independent Television Authority to provide competition to BBC Television, established in 1932. ITV is the oldest commercial network in the UK. Since the passing of the Broadcasting Act 1990, its legal name has been Channel 3, to distinguish it from the other analogue channels at the time, namely BBC 1, BBC 2 and Channel 4. In part, the number 3 was assigned because television sets would be tuned so that the regional ITV station would be on the third button, with the other stations being allocated to the number within their name. ITV is a network of television channels that operate regional television services as well as sharing programmes between each other to be displayed on the entire network. In recent years, several of these companies have merged, so the fifteen franchises are in the hands of two companies; the ITV network is to be distinguished from ITV plc, the company that resulted from the merger of Granada plc and Carlton Communications in 2004 and which holds the Channel 3 broadcasting licences in England, southern Scotland, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland.
With the exception of Northern Ireland, the ITV brand is the brand used by ITV plc for the Channel 3 service in these areas. In Northern Ireland, ITV plc uses the brand name UTV. STV Group plc uses the STV brand for its two franchises of northern Scotland; the origins of ITV lie in the passing of the Television Act 1954, designed to break the monopoly on television held by the BBC Television Service. The act created the Independent Television Authority to regulate the industry and to award franchises; the first six franchises were awarded in 1954 for London, the Midlands and the North of England, with separate franchises for Weekdays and Weekends. The first ITV network to launch was London's Associated-Rediffusion on 22 September 1955, with the Midlands and North services launching in February 1956 and May 1956 respectively. Following these launches, the ITA awarded more franchises until the whole country was covered by fourteen regional stations, all launched by 1962; the network has been modified several times through franchise reviews that have taken place in 1963, 1967, 1974, 1980 and 1991, during which broadcast regions have changed and service operators have been replaced.
Only one service operator has been declared bankrupt, WWN in 1963, with all other operators leaving the network as a result of a franchise review. Separate weekend franchises were removed in 1968 and over the years more services were added; the Broadcasting Act 1990 changed the nature of ITV. This criticised part of the review saw four operators replaced, the operators facing different annual payments to the Treasury: Central Television, for example, paid only £2000—despite holding a lucrative and large region—because it was unopposed, while Yorkshire Television paid £37.7 million for a region of the same size and status, owing to heavy competition. Following the 1993 changes, ITV as a network began to consolidate with several companies doing so to save money by ceasing the duplication of services present when they were all separate companies. By 2004, ITV was owned by five companies, of which two and Granada had become major players by owning between them all the franchises in England, the Scottish borders and the Isle of Man.
That same year, the two merged to form ITV plc with the only subsequent acquisitions being the takeover of Channel Television, the Channel Islands franchise, in 2011. and UTV, the franchise for Northern Ireland, in 2015. The ITV network is not owned or operated by one company, but by a number of licensees, which provide regional services while broadcasting programmes across the network. Since 2016, the fifteen licences are held by two companies, with the majority held by ITV Broadcasting Limited, part of ITV plc; the network is regulated by the media regulator Ofcom, responsible for awarding the broadcast licences. The last major review of the Channel 3 franchises was in 1991, with all operators' licences having been renewed between 1999 and 2002 and again from 2014 without a further contest. While this has been the longest period that the ITV Network has gone without a major review of its licence holders, Ofcom announced that it would split the Wales and West licence from 1 January 2014, creating a national licence for Wales and joining the newly separated West region to Westcountry Television, to form a new licence for the enlarged South West of England region.
All companies holding a licence were part of the non-profit body ITV Network Limited, which commissioned and scheduled network programming, with compliance handled by ITV plc and Channel Television. However, due to amalgamation of several of these companies since the creation of ITV Network Limited, it has been replaced by an affiliation system. Approved by Ofcom, this results in ITV plc commissioning and funding the network schedule, with STV and UTV paying a fee to broadcast it. All licensees have the right to opt out of network programming (except fo