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press gang

(formerly) a detachment of men used to press civilians for service in the navy or army
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He went through a period of "self destruction" in his 20s, after Press Gang had ended.
Love Life Has been linked to Press Gang co-star Dexter Fletcher, comic Richard Herring, actor Keith Allen and Jonathan Creek co-star Alan Davies.
A decade ago, the publishing landscape included feminist and lesbian publishers such as Press Gang in Vancouver, Women's Press in Toronto and Gynergy Press in Prince Edward Island.
Each evening after court, usually clad in a provocative low-cut outfit, she would saunter into the bar of the Capitol Hotel and regale the lubricated press gang with hilarious stories about the McDougals' long-ago misadventures with the Clintons.
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.
Then there's Juice, the award-winning festival for children and young people which this year has its own dedicated reporting staff, the Press Gang.
From Press Gang child star to washed-up film actor, Dexter Fletcher talks to Kate Whiting about how he overcame drug problems, self-doubt and a financial meltdown to direct his first film * ILD Bill, Dexter Fletcher's intensely personal directorial debut, has been a long time in the making.
St Clare's RC Primary School's creative Press Gang newspaper team are producing what they believe is an award winning newspaper.
And our source says she was far from annoyed to find her outings met by the usual press gang.
Image: Quirky London lad Best Known For: Starring in cult kids' drama Press Gang Early Life: Fletcher was born in north London on January 31, 1966.
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.
He was previously known for writing such popular and highlyacclaimed shows as Press Gang and Coupling, and in 2007 adapted the classic Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde for the BBC as Jekyll.