Fiction (72 subjects)

Major William Martin

Major William Martin

See Operation Mincemeat for Major Martin's role in WW2. The body was identified in 1996 as that of Glyndwr Michael, a Welsh homeless man, but the Wikipedia page puts forward a number of other possi...

Fiction, Armed Forces, War Memorial WW2

1 memorial
The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Novel by H. G. Wells about the invasion of Earth by Mars. One of the first novels in the science-fiction genre. It has been filmed, produced as a musical album by Jeff Wayne, and famously caused ne...

Fiction, Literature, USA

2 memorials
The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Novella by H.G. Wells. The unnamed hero of the book travels on the eponymous machine to the year 802,701. Initially he finds the world has become an idyllic place populated by a childlike race call...

Fiction, Literature

1 memorial
Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

One of the best known novels of Charles Dickens, which follows the fate of an orphaned workhouse boy. It has been filmed several times, and was turned into the stage musical (and later film) Oliver...

Fiction, Fictional

1 memorial
Star Wars

Star Wars

A series of science-fiction films, formulated and originally directed by George Lucas, with the tag-line 'a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away'. The first films comprised a trilogy, and were f...

Fiction, Cinema

2 memorials
Eastenders

Eastenders

Long-running BBC television soap opera. 

Fiction, TV & Radio

1 memorial
Dead Parrot Sketch

Dead Parrot Sketch

One of the most famous of the sketches in the television comedy series 'Monty Python's Flying Circus'. Written by Graham Chapman and John Cleese, and performed by Cleese and Michael Palin. Initiall...

Fiction, Animals, Humour, Seriously Famous, TV & Radio

1 memorial
Saint Joan

Saint Joan

Play by George Bernard Shaw.  Joan's canonisation in 1920 may have suggested the topic to Shaw.  The premiere was in New York in December.  The London premiere was in March 1924 with Sybil Thorndik...

Fiction, Theatre

1 memorial
Khaki

Khaki

A very successful comedy burlesque written by Herbert C. Sargent and Con West and was performed at the Islington Empire. It starred Ernie Lotinga. Great War Fiction has a report on the censor's res...

Fiction, Humour, Theatre

1 memorial
De Profundis

De Profundis

Letter written by Oscar Wilde to Lord Alfred Douglas whilst he was imprisoned in Reading Gaol. The title means 'from the depths' and recounts the relationship that the pair shared. It  criticises D...

Fiction, Literature

1 memorial
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