REWIND to this week in 1975 and cinemagoers visiting the Odeon could have been forgiven for recognising one of the stars of The Odessa File.

The tense thriller was of particular interest because it starred Dewsbury-born actress Mary Tamm.

Mary, who would find sci-fi fame as one of Doctor Who’s companions, was a former Bradford Grammar School pupil who cut her acting teeth at the Bradford Playhouse.

Elsewhere, audiences were flocking to see Charles Bronson in Death Wish. The T&A’s review advised: “Take a strong stomach because you’ll need it. Otherwise I would have felt quite ill during this violent, but important, film.”

Pop fans shunned Bronson’s vigilante violence for Stardust, a follow up to That’ll Be The Day, starring David Essex and Adam Faith.

Live entertainment on offer this week in 1975 included the amazing line-up of Jimmy Tarbuck, Tommy Cooper, and Bruce Forsyth at Wakefield Theatre Club.

And if you preferred a night in front of the box, the BBC screened Phantom of the Opera, starring Claude Raines, while ITV served up The Sweeney.