THIS week's Flashback Thursday comes to you from the year 1991.

A new decade had just begun and a lot was happening both in Basingstoke and across the UK.

Basingstoke was about to say goodbye to it's town centre cinema in Lower Wote Street after 56 years.  The two-screen venue aptly screened Death Warrant as one of its final films.

At the new Warner Brothers cinema in West Ham, then 28-year-old children's TV presenter Phillip Schofield hosted a press conference for lucky fans.

TV doctor Hilary Jones announced to his patients that he will be going part time at his Church Grange Surgery to concentrate on more TV work with TV - AM.

Elsewhere in the UK:

• John Major marked his first year as the British Conservative prime minister

• The Gulf War begins

• John McCarthy, a British hostage held in Lebanon for over five years is freed

• The ITV franchise auction results are announced and many notable names go off air including Thames Television, TVS, TSW, and TV-am

• Freddie Mercury dies at his home in London, just 24 hours after going public with the news that he was suffering from AIDS.