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John Bird - 2014 Political Book Awards held at the IMAX Theatre - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 19th March 2014

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John Bird Thursday 9th September 2010 The Big Issue: Lizzie Mary Cullen - private view held at the Framers Gallery. London, England

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John Bird Monday 28th July 2008 Unveiling of portrait of James Oyebola, by Danny Keen, at the City Hall. The British heavyweight champion boxer, James Oyebola, was murdered in July 2007. London, England

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John Bird - Wednesday 11th July 2007 at Social Justice Awards London, England

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Alice In Wonderland (1966) Review


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It doesn't take the Ravi Shankar soundtrack to cue you that this version of Alice in Wonderland -- just an hour long, shot for the BBC -- hails from the 1960s. Taking the story's thinly veiled drug metaphors to their ultra-serious limit, the movie has a bit of a Cheech and Chong feeling to it, and the star power of John Gielgud, Peter Sellers, and Peter Cook (among many others) conspire to ensure that Alice (Anne-Marie Mallik) doesn't even got top billing. This was one of the first of director Jonathan Miller's numerous BBC teleplays, and his greenness is apparent -- it's neither kid-friendly (the actors don't wear animal costumes, they just allude to them) nor particularly clever, coming across in the end like a kind of Alice's Greatest Hits. Finally, I know it was 1966 television, but Alice just never works in black and white. It's like The Wizard of Oz without the yellow brick road.
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