Written by award winning children's author Donna McDine, "Powder Monkey" is a thumbnail sketch of the impressment experience of 12-year-old Tommy Kitt who was taken by force with his older brother from his parents' farm by a Royal Navy press gang
to serve as a powder monkey and ship boy in a battleship at sea.
JAMIE AND JIMMY'S FRIDAY NIGHT FEAST Channel 4, 8pm To those of us who grew up in the 1980s, Dexter Fletcher will always be rebellious teenager Spike Thomson in Press Gang
- and we would never, ever have imagined that 20-odd years later, we'd be watching him rustle up Mexican tortillas with salsa on national TV.
Don't senior citizens and others deserve the care of trained, motivated staff - instead of a cheap press gang
of the coerced unemployed?
Popular shows of yesteryear such as Count Duckula, Press Gang
, Art Attack and The Tomorrow People are to be brought back to celebrate the 30th anniversary of CITV.
fo foT he an Ga we The Little Voice actress, her co-star Jason Flemyng and director, former Press Gang
actor Dexter Fletcher, were among those who had to get out briefly when a fire alarm went off.
Because it is Father's Day they can press gang
their dads into bringing them along.
2&5 FEATURES Dexter Fletcher opens up about struggling with childhood success after his Press Gang
days and how he went off the rails a bit.
However, when Press Gang
ended he struggled to cope after being cosseted and having all his financial interests taken care of by his mother.
The star of Press Gang
, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Hotel Babylon has decided to shake things up, however, by stepping behind the lens for his directorial debut, Wild Bill.
Julia landed her first break when she starred in the children's TV series Press Gang
Moffat, who launched his career in the 1980s writing children's series Press Gang
, confirmed that current Doctor David Tennant would quit the series but refused to give details about his exit.
The world has become more civilised since, but I'd be glad to see a modern day Press Gang
raiding the street and pubs to carry off to Iraq and Afghanistan those young layabouts who do no work, live on benefits, soil their neighbourhoods and act as if the world owes them a living.