Summer holiday television is a thing of the past. Kids these days spend their annual 6 weeks away from school mainly playing computer games and any TV that they do watch is confined to digital or streamed channels dedicated to … Continue reading Summers of Love: The 60s in the 70s
ITV made several attempts to emulate the success of the BBC’s Doctor Who during the 1970s and I was too young to enjoy most of them. I only remember watching Into the Labyrinth and the tail-end of The Tomorrow People; … Continue reading Let’s Do the Timeslip Again!
The history of sci-fi on British television is littered with oddities, but few come odder than the 1975 ITV series Star Maidens. Co-produced by a Scottish investment company and a German TV network, Star Maidens was filmed in Slough with … Continue reading The Past is a Different Planet: Star Maidens Revisited
I’m not the sort of person who goes on about the children’s television shows of the 70s and 80s that ‘traumatised’ them as a child; in fact, that sort of behaviour really annoys me. If the most traumatic thing that … Continue reading Stepping Back into the Shadows
WARNING: This piece features spoilers for the BBC TV series Gangsters. It was made in 1978, so you’ve had fair warning in the past 40 years, but if you do wish to watch it unspoilt, kindly do so before reading … Continue reading Once Upon a Time in Birmingham: Philip Martin’s Gangsters