PPS News - 2003

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Last Of The Summer Wine - one of December's prizes! The X-Files - one of December's prizes! Frasier - one of December's prizes!

 
 

So for the Christmas season we've got a trio, not of wise men, but of excellent prizes that you can pick from - provided you answer the trvia question right
(big note to all those blank emailers - you WON'T win!)

Yes, prizes of
Last Of The Summer Wine, The X-Files and Frasier are all up for grabs this month for three lucky - and correct - entrants!

Either click on Competition on the menubar or
click here

 
 
 
 
 
 


This year PPS is pleased to say that we have contributed to the annual BBC appeal Children In Need.

Librarian John dressed up as a barmaid in his office's club room and helped raise 55 (sorry, no pictures available [ thank God - John. ] )

As part of an ongoing joke with his line manager, Magazine Editor Martin also dressed up and worked all day at his office doing his normal job of switchboard operator and typist, but looking a tad different to normal
( the one on the left below is the normal one, in case you couldn't tell, mutter, mutter...)

 

 


Martin managed to raise over 170 (as well as scare a few folk as well...)

Next year, well - watch this space!

 
 
 
 
 
 

After some time at his Elvendon Road address,
Richard has decided to call it a day there and move on
to pastures new

His new address -
and therefore that of the PPS Treasurer! -
can be found on the updated Committee page,
along with contact details for the Librarian and
Magazine Editor, both of which remain the same.

Any renewals or membership queries
should now be sent to the new address,
although a postal redirect is in force for the near future

Click
here to visit the Committee page for new details.

Treasurer Richard Berry has moved!

 
 
 
 
 
 


The postal dispute with the Royal Mail was over almost before it had begun for a lot of areas of the country, with agreement being reached by Monday morning.

Unfortunately, the Magazine Editor was away and unable to update you and get mailings of delayed materials out to new/renewed members - typical, they wait until your back's turned, grumble, grumble... :-)

However, I am now back - hence this update - and mailings of PPS magazines and lists which are outstanding will be done in the next few days.

Thanks for your patience!

 
 
 
 
 


The current postal dispute between the Royal Mail and the postal unions will unfortunately affect PPS mailings until resolved.

Our Treasurer Richard has been away for the last two weeks and so while some renewals have been received from members, nothing has been actioned. Magazine Editor Martin and Librarian John now know who has joined/rejoined, but we are unable to guarantee when the mailings will be delivered!

We will therefore be suspending any PPS mailings until the dispute is resolved and will send out any mailings as soon as we are able to. We apologise for this, but as we are sure you will appreciate it is pretty much out of our hands.

When mailings are being sent out, an update will be posted here.

Thank you!

 
 
 
 
 
 

The Action Men pack on VHS - November's prize on the PPS website!

  We've got a trio of action-packed shows for you this month with some of the best cult tv American shows from the Seventies and Eighties

Episodes of
The A-Team, Knight Rider and
The Six Million Dollar Man are up for grabs this month!

Either click on Competition on the menubar or
click here
 
 
 
 
 
 

The latest issue of Radio TellyScope has just been sent out to members and most of you should receive your copy at the start of the week

For more information on the latest issue together with one of the articles in full with pictures, as well as an index to all previous issues and supplements sent to members since PPS started, please visit the
Magazine page

 

Radio TellyScope issue 21

 
 
 
 
 
 

Cult TV logo (c) Cult TV 2003

Cult TV logo copyright Cult TV 2003

 

Over the weekend of 10th-13th October 2003, both Martin Hearn (Magazine Editor) and John Hutchinson (Librarian) of PPS were in attendance at the 10th Annual Cult TV Festival at Sand Bay Holiday Centre, Kewstoke, nr. Weston-Super-Mare

And a fine time was had by all!

The first few pictures taken by Martin are available to view by clicking here

To visit the Cult TV website for the 2004 event, click here

 
 
 
 
 
 

Firstly, sorry for the delay - I've been busy!

We've got some super prizes for the run up to Christmas, so this month we'll turn the power down a little and offer a little light 'musical' accompaniment to your evenings!

This time we've got two CD's from the worlds of
Star Trek and Doctor Who for you to win!

Either click on Competition on the menubar or
click here

 

Star Trek CD - win it in this month's competition! Doctor Who CD - win it in this month's competition!

 
 
 
 
 
 

Behind the scenes of Randall and Hopkirk - win it in this month's competition! Series 1 of Randall and Hopkirk on DVD - win it in this month's competition!

 

Would you like a ghost for a partner???

Well after the suspicious death of his partner Marty Hopkirk, that's just what happened to Jeff Randall in the remake of

Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
with
Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer

This time we've got both the 'Making of...' book
and the first series DVD for you to win!

Either click on Competition on the menubar or
click here

 
 
 
 
 
 

This month we're jaunting back to the Seventies!

Because for fans of Homo Superior we have all 13 episodes of the second season
of
The Tomorrow People
for you lucky people to win

Either click on Competition on the menubar
or
click here

 

The Tomorrow People - The Blue & The Green The Tomorrow People - A Rift In Time The Tomorrow People - The Doomsday Men

 
 
 
 
 
 

Radio TellyScope issue 20

 

Hot on the heels of the July members list is issue 20 of the club magazine, Radio TellyScope

Posted on 12th July, most UK members should have received this today and if not watch out for it thudding through the letterbox later this week!

For more information on the latest issue together with one of the articles in full with pictures, as well as an index to all previous issues and supplements sent to members since PPS started, please visit the
Magazine page

 
 
 
 
 
 

This event actually happened with effect from July 1st, but has not been announced on the website to allow time for mailing of the list and newsletter to club members announcing the fact.

After almost five years of service to the club as either Librarian or Publicity Officer, David May has decided to move onto pastures new and devote time to all those other things he's wanted to do. We tried locking him up, but he managed to escape!

Many thanks for all your hard work over the years Dave, including helping organise setting up PPS with us in the first place, and good luck with your other pursuits.

Dave's position of Publicity Officer has been absorbed back into the rest of the committee for the time being - for details of the current committee members and structure, either click on Committee in the menu bar or
click here

Red Dwarf Radio Show - competition prize for June!

 
 
 
 
 
 

Earlier this week, Librarian John Hutchinson sent out the latest members list and newsletter to all current members - if any of you haven't received your copy and think you should have done, do let John know.

The next update of 2003 is likely to be sent out mid September to give John time in October to help steward Cult TV at Weston Super Mare.

Would any members with updates to their current entry please contact John at the latest by the end of August to ensure inclussion

 
 
 
 
 
 

And have we got a prize for you this month!

For all those people out there who are fans of the intrigues and crisis taking place in the White House, we've got a copy of the entire first season
of
The West Wing for you to try and win

Either click on Competition on the menubar or
click here

 

The entire first series of The West Wing - win it in this month's competition!

 
 
 
 
 
 

Red Dwarf Radio Show - competition prize for June!

 

The crew of the Jupiter Mining Corporation ship Red Dwarf ride again in the BBC World Service audio adaptation of the original book and audio book - and again all the crew, Lister, Rimmer, Cat, Kryten and Holly, are all voice by Mr Rimmer himself - Chris Barrie!

Either click on Competition on the menubar or
click here

 
 
 
 
 
 

May madness this month in our new competition with not one, but two prizes for all those big kids out there!

Relive some of your childhood teatime memories
by winning
Hector's House and Roobarb on VHS!

Either click on Competition on the menubar or
click here

 

Hector's House - part of the competition prize for May! Roobarb - part of the competition prize for May!

 
 
 
 
 
 

Radio TellyScope issue 19

 

As a result of the members list being sent out a bit late, the new magazine was held back slightly in order to ensure letterboxs weren't jammed up with PPS post!

The latest issue of
Radio TellyScope was sent out to members just before the Easter weekend and most of you should now have received your copy

For more information on the latest issue together with one of the articles in full with pictures, as well as an index to all previous issues and supplements sent to members since PPS started, please visit the
Magazine page

 
 
 
 
 
 

Earlier this week, after a little delay due to various reasons, Librarian John Hutchinson sent out the latest members list to all current members - if any of you haven't received your copy and think you should have done, do let John know.

The next update of 2003 including any ommisions and corrections to this list, is likely to be sent out
end of June/beginning of July - this is earlier than indicated on the front of the list in order to get both list and magazine back on schedule. Would any members with updates to their current entry please contact John at the latest by the beginnng of June to ensure inclussion

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

The Very Best of Rising Damp - competition prize for April!

 

Rupert Rigsby rides again this month in our new competition.

Relive some of his hilarious exploits in his dilapidated boarding house with a chance to win
The Very Best of Rising Damp on VHS

Either click on Competition on the menubar or
click here

 
 
 
 
 
 

"I am not a number - I am a free man!"

The cry of Number Six from
The Prisoner - how well we know it! And you could find out more with our latest competition where you can win a copy of the Carlton novels compilation, The Prisoner Omnibus

Either click on Competition on the menubar or
click here

 

The Prisoner Omnibus - competition prize for March!

 
 
 
 
 
 

  The latest in the range of PPS videos is now available to members.

Freddie Jones has done it all down the years. A successful character actor, he has appeared in productions as diverse as Sweeney Todd, The Ghosts of Motley Hall and The League of Gentlemen. His many film roles include Firefox, The Man Who Haunted Himself and Krull.

Forthright but friendly, Freddie is one of those mainstays of the British acting world. Now he speaks to us about his life and career and provides some fascinating insights into both thus far.

Click here to go to the Videos page where RealPlayer clips are available for downloading
 
 
 
 
 
 

As of today, the whole site has now moved into its new home where we hope it will remain for the foreseeable future.

The site is now located on the net at www.pps.ukfun.com rather than on our previous server which this address forwarded you to. The previous server now redirects to this site.

If you need to, please update your bookmarks accordingly.

Meanwhile, here is some music... de,de, de, dah, dee, de, dum...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Chorlton & The Wheelies Series 1 DVD - part of this month's prize!

Chorlton & The Wheelies Series 2 DVD - part of this month's prize! Ecky thump!

There's a new competition up and running for fans of Seventies children's shpw Chorlton and the Wheelies

Either click on Competition on the menubar or
click here
 
 
 
 
 
 

The latest issue of Radio TellyScope has just been sent out to members and most of you should now have received your copy

For more information on the latest issue together with one of the articles in full with pictures, as well as an index to all previous issues and supplements sent to members since PPS started, please visit the
Magazine page

 

Radio TellyScope issue 18

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Earlier this week our Librarian John Hutchinson sent out the latest members list to all current members - if any of you haven't received and think you should have done, do let John know.

As hoped John's presence has now ensured that the issue of lists is back on track and should be more regular than last year during our problems

The next update of 2003 including any ommisions and corrections to this list, is likely to be sent out in March. Any members with updates to their current entry should contact John at the latest by February 14th to ensure inclussion

 
 
 
 
 
 

The first competition of the New Year for this website is up and running!

We've got another collection of videos for all Avengers fans to have a go at winning

Either click on Competition on the menubar or
click here

The Avengers - Celebrity Guest Collection - part of this month's prize! Avenging The Avengers - documentary on the series - part of this month's prize!  
 
 
 
 
 

The PPS Committee would like to wish the members and everyone visiting the site a

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

See you all in 2003!

 
 
 
 

PPS News and Announcements from 2002 have now been archived.

Click here to go to the 2002 Archive page