.

 
 
 
 
 

Sherlock Holmes DVD set

Well, here we are in December and time
for the last competition of the year.

Sorry it's not a Christmassy prize,
but eight classic
Sherlock Holmes
adventures won't go amiss I'm sure!

Either click on Competition on the menubar or
click here

 
 
 
 
 
 


Sorry, been too busy elsewhere to update
the site earlier with this information!

Earlier this week copies of the new magazine
were mailed out to all members.

This issue is the largest ever, but it won't get any bigger -
oo-er!

In fact there will be some new announcements made
early in the New Year regarding PPS, magazine and all,
so keep watching this space - you know it makes sense!

For more information, click on Magazine on the menubar or
click here

Mini pic of Issue 31  
 
 
 
 
 

Home Improvement DVD set

Some of us often have problems with DIY

Pity Tim Taylor, the "Tool Man" in Tool Time
for he has big problems all round with
Home Improvement

Either click on Competition on the menubar or
click here

 
 
 
 
 
 


From the era of Cool Spies and Private Eyes
comes Cult TV Legends!

This month's DVD prize
features some of those action adventure series
from yesteryear

Either click on Competition on the menubar or
click here

Cult TV Legends on DVD - this month's action-packed prize!  
 
 
 
 
 

Mini pic of Issue 30

Copies of the new magazine
were mailed out to members today
and hopefully all members should have them shortly

The issue is supplemented with a separate
8 page tribute to our friend Michael Sheard

For more information,
click on Magazine on the menubar or
click here
 
 
 
 
 
 


'Put that light out!'

This month it's our 50th competition
so it seems appropriate to look back in time a bit.

But rather than go back with
Doctor Who, this time
we're going to take a trip with another time traveller,
Gary Sparrow and go back to the Forties
for the first series on DVD of
Goodnight Sweetheart!

Either click on Competition on the menubar or
click here

Goodnight Sweetheart Series 1 on DVD - the prize in this, our 50th competition!  
 
 
 
 
 

PPS List September 2005


During the middle of last week
(sorry for the late update,been rather busy!)
copies of the latest members list were sent
out to everyone,
so hopefully everybody should have got a
copy in the post - if not it will be on its way.

Do let John know if you haven't received yours.


 
 
 
 
 
 

It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of one of our video interview subjects, Michael Sheard.
He was 65 and had been suffering from cancer.

Dave and I will remember with great fondness the day we spent filming our video with him,
The Life - In A Day - of Michael Sheard, in particular his warmth, kindness, ability to talk at length about all aspects of his life and career and his sheer professionalism in helping us record an interview that was not without its technical hitches! Throughout it all, Michael was a consumate professional and a joy to work with.

Michael Sheard - a friend to PPS, much missed.  
 
We first met him on the convention circuit - the photo above is of Michael and I (with beard) at Cult TV in 1999 not many weeks before we recorded our interview with him -
where he was a firm favourite due to his many genre appearances. His famous party piece on the dance floor to the track "School's Out" by Alice Cooper was a popular part of any convention party

He is survived by his wife Ros and three children and our condolences go to them on Michael's passing. We will miss him too.

A full tribute will be mailed to members along with Issue 30 of the magazine,
due in the next couple of weeks.
 
 
 
 
 
 


Get out the legwarmers, its time for some
Eighties music!

This month it's time to remember Coco, Bruno,
Montgomery, Julie, Danny, Dorothy, Leroy
and all the other pupils who aspired to
Fame!

Either click on Competition on the menubar or
click here

Ultimate Fame CD - thismonth's prize (sorry for the photo, foil logos don't scan very well!)  
 
 
 
 
 

Mini pic of Issue 29

Late last week copies of the new magazine
were mailed out to members and hopefully
all members should have got their copy by now.

It's getting to be a habit - the online article spans
two pages yet again, but this time you're not kept dangling
waiting for the concluding part as it's all here!

For more information,
click on Magazine on the menubar or
click here
 
 
 
 
 
 


My apologies for keeping you waiting this month
for a new competition, but the new magazine
and family matters detained me.

Anyhow, here we are, and I hope it's the worth the wait -
your chance to win the script book and radio series CD set
of one of the most recent hot comedies around -
Little Britain!

Either click on Competition on the menubar or
click here

Little Britain - Script Book and CD set  
 
 
 
 
 

Marion & Geoff - Series 1 on VHS


He may only be a cabbie, and he may have lost his wife Marion to her lover, but is Keith downhearted?

Well, some of the time, yeah.

But then if it hadn't happened he'd never have
met Geoff would he?

Geoff's Marion's lover by the way.
Just thought we'd best get that straight...

Award winning comedy from Rob Brydon in the first series of
Marion & Geoff could be yours in this month's competition!

Either click on Competition on the menubar or
click here

 
 
 
 
 
 


Earlier this week copies of the new magazine
were mailed out to members and hopefully
all members should have got their copy by now.
(if you haven't do let Martin know)

As with issue 27 you'll find the online article spans
two pages just to get it on - but this time because it
concludes last time's online article!

Would I leave you with only half an article? Of course not!

For more information, click on Magazine on the menubar or
click here

Mini pic of Issue 28  
 
 
 
 
 

League of Gentleman Series 1 on VHS


A local town for local people

Dare you visit Royston Vasey, home of
The League of Gentleman?

The first series on video could be yours!

Either click on Competition on the menubar or
click here

 
 
 
 
 
 


Librarian John has sent out copies of the latest
members list to everyone now,
so hopefully everybody should have got a
copy in the post.

Do let John know if you haven't.


PPS List April 2005  
 
 
 
 
 


The Doctor's back on tv with new adventures,
so this month we're giving you the chance to
win a vintage one on DVD!

Patrick Troughton faces the Ice Warriors
in
The Seeds of Death - and it could be yours!

Either click on Competition on the menubar or
click here

Doctor Who - The Seeds of Death DVD - April 2005's prize!  
 
 
 
 
 

PPS Videos DVD Sampler


No, this
isn't an April Fool!
The latest in our series of PPS videos
is now available to members - this time only on DVD!

The
PPS Videos DVD Sampler is just that, not a 'Best of...'
as such, but a taster of all the videos we have released to
members so far together with background provided by Dave,
Richard and Martin as recorded in 2002 -
well, we have been busy with life since you know!

All of our videos up to and including
Brian Cant are included
on this two hour + DVD, along with sections of our special
project,
In Search of... The Prof!

Either click on PPS Videos on the menubar or
click here
 
 
 
 
 
 

My apologies that this web site update is a little late as although the magazine went out to members a fortnight ago,
I have been too busy to update the site with the fact!

Anyway, the March issue has gone to members and a bumper issue it is - in fact you'll find the online article spans two pages just to get it on - first time that's happened!

For more information, click on Magazine on the menubar or
click here

Mini pic of Issue 27  
 
 
 
 
 

Cult TV: The Comedies book - March's competition prize!

Since TV began there have been comedy shows, the good, the bad and the downright ugly!

Cult TV: The Comedies showcases some of those in all three categories from both sides of the Atlantic together with many photographs in this book, our March competition prize

Either click on Competition on the menubar or
click here
 
 
 
 
 
 


It has been four years since we reviewed our membership fees and in that time
postage costs have changed, so today I am posting the new details of membership costs
effective February 1st
.

To offset the increased costs of joining there are some additional benefits
for members, such as extra issues of the magazine. We hope that anyone interested
in joining will still feel that PPS is worth every penny.


For further information, please click the Join PPS button on the menubar or click here

 
 
 
 
 
 

"You dirrrrttty awld man!"

Those rag 'n' bone men of old Shepherd Bush West
are on the move once again, bringing with them a cart load
of laugh-out-loud memories in our
Steptoe and Son
competition for February.

Either click on Competition on the menubar or
click here

Steptoe and Son - the prize in the February competition!  
 
 
 
 
 


Oh dear, this list seems to be cursed!

It has come to my attention with the final mailing this month that a small number of lists have been issued to members with a blank page where two member's entries should have been.

My apologies to members
ANDREW SCREEN and STEPHEN SHAW for this error by the photocopier which has now been kicked!

Apart from a change of membership number, we would like to inform members that there are no other changes to Andrew's and Stephen's entries from the previous list in August
.

Our apologies if you have received one of the duff copies - if any member with one would like a 'proper' copy, please email me.

 
 
 
 
 
 




 
 


Finally, after rather too many delays, the new Members List has started to go out to current members. Most copies went in the post today (22nd January) and copies to members who have just renewed recently, together with the copy of Radio TellyScope issue 26 that they are due, will be posted to them on Monday together with the copies of the list for our current overseas members.

Our sincere apologies to our members for this delay; the responsible parties have been rebuked, tortured and finally subjected to a 24 hour continuous showing of
The Weakest Link and are unlikely to want to endure that again - ever...

An additional List Survey has also been sent out in order to gain information from all current members without collection or interest details. This Survey also has the bonus of being an entry into a draw for 50 (or equivalent for overseas members) of vouchers, so we hope to get a large return to make the List even more use to current members when it is mailed in the future.


 
 
 
 
 
 

Mini pic of Issue 26

The first issue of Radio TellyScope for 2005 has just been sent out to members and hopefully most of you should have received it by today.

A new year and a new 'retro' look to go with the change to bi-monthly from quarterly and the reduced number of pages - but still with a good mix of articles!

For more information, click on Magazine on the menubar or
click here
 
 
 
 
 
 

As you are undoubtedly aware, over tens of thousands of people lost their lives on the morning of Sunday, December 26th when a massive earthquake caused tsunamis along thousands of miles of coastline in the Indian Ocean.

The UK aid agencies launched a unified appeal for cash donations via the
Disasters Emergency Committee and we at PPS added our support to them by
including a link to the DEC website for donations to be made.

As the appeal has now been scaled down, we have now discontinued our
link to their site.

Thank you for your help with the appeal.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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

Some of you may have seen over the Christmas period the
final story of
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, and very good I
hear it was too.

However, there's still chance to look back on the lads'
antics with this splendid BBC book that we're
offering

Either click on Competition on the menubar or
click here

The Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Story - the prize in the January competition!  
 
 
 
 
 

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

HAPPY NEW YEAR for 2005!

 
 
 

PPS News and Announcements from 2004 have now been archived.

Previous years news pages can be reached from these links
2002 | 2003 | 2004