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Down­ing St

The home of Bri­tain’s PM at 10 Down­ing St is a bit of a TARDIS, with that fa­mous door lead­ing to a com­plex of more than 100 rooms. It’s ac­tu­ally three 300-year-old houses – a mansion, town­house and cot­tage – joined to­gether.

Diego Maradona

The most fa­mous wearer of the No 10 jer­sey, the nowre­tired Ar­gen­tine foot­baller aka “El Pibe de Oro” (Golden Boy) is still best known for his 1986 World Cup Eng­land-beat­ing hand­ball foul dubbed the “Hand of God”.


Aussie “boy band” the Ten Tenors, known for its rock-opera in­ter­pre­ta­tions of hits by mod­ern bands in­clud­ing Queen, Aero­smith and AC/DC, has had a rolling ros­ter of singers tour­ing world­wide since 1995.

Dud & Bo

Blake Edwards’ 1979 rom-com 10 cast Bo Derek in her film de­but as Jenny, an ob­ject of in­fat­u­a­tion for Dud­ley Moore’s mid­dle-aged loser. Her corn­row plaits and the scene where she runs on the beach be­came iconic.


Ra­dio “Ten­codes” were first de­vel­oped in the ’30s by US state po­lice, but Cit­i­zens Band ra­dio en­thu­si­asts had made them their own by the ’70s, with “10-4” (mean­ing “un­der­stood”) the sign-off for ev­ery trucker’s con­ver­sa­tion.

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