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43 THE STROKE WARD A rather worrying tale by George Perkin
WELCOME TO TOON TOWN! Nick Newman visits the British Cartoon Archive 46
31 BRIEF ENCOUNTERS The story of Sean by Nigel Fountain
45 THE MARATHON A dramatic and spectacular event: the second in Janie Hampton’s series on the Olympics
38 COR BLIMEY TROUSERS! Peter Corby on his family’s famous trouser press
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42 STILL WITH US Edward Mirzoeff on the distinguished film and television director, Jack Gold
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56 IN SEARCH OF IL DUCE Stanley Price on the grisly trail of Mussolini
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