Amazing facts about Friday, June 29: » The BBC's famous Television Centre opened on this day in 1960. It contained as its centrepiece a large water feature in the central courtyard, which had to be turned off a short time later as it hadn't occurred to anyone that it might make a bit of a racket. It is now only turned on for special occasions like Moira Stuart's birthday and Blazin' Squad performances on Top Of The Pops. » It's only three years since the first ever episode of You Are What You Eat was shown on Channel 4. Seems like much, much, MUCH longer, doesn't it? » Best birthday today is that of the fabulous Amanda Donohoe, who is 45 today. She was most recently seen as drunk wing governor Lou Stoke in Bad Girls, but let's not forget her memorable turn as some kind of vampire witch who bit off a boy's cock in ropey horror film Lair of the White Worm.
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According to Marxist theory, cultural forms such as opera, classical music and the literary works of Shakespeare all fall under the heading of high culture. Low culture refers to a wide variety of cultural themes that are characterised by their consumption by the masses.
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