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Christopher Fowler
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A still from a later edition of 'Crackerjack' and yes, it has blackface cannibals, a standard comic trope based on cartoon clichés divorced from anything real, but still awkward now. I have an ambivalent attitude to nostalgia. Is it fun to look back? Yes. Would I want to live there? No. The Answers 1. George Cole was Sim's ward. He'd had a terrible upbringing and Sim and his wife raised him and…
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Christopher Fowler
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I'm fed up with popular quizzes about Taylor Swift, Little Mix and Tik Tok. I for one gave up chasing the Yoof vote long ago. I love the young because the remnants of our world are in their hands and I have a feeling they won't screw up this time, but they get enough coverage, so let's go a bit further back for our questions this year. The Questions 1. Alistair Sim is back as Scrooge again this…
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