( 32 pages all printed in b&w - cover picture also available here in colour )

Our launch issue was published in October 1998

The issue featured the following items - click on the link to read the feature article in full:

  • Retro News - archive discoveries past and present on shows including Dad's Army and Doctor Who

  • Archive Gems - feature article on the trilogy of 1960's detective series, The Odd Man, It's Dark Outside and Mr. Rose, featuring the late William Mervyn

  • Cult Factions - first out of the tv fan society bag is The Professionals Society, for fans of Bodie and Doyle

  • Celebrity Interview - he inspired the group Right Said Fred with his record, he gave voice to the Wombles - who else but Bernard Cribbins?

  • The Birth of Radio 1 - the first show on the BBC's new station in 1967

  • Television in the Thirties - how it all began in the UK, and the initial fight between Baird and EMI-Marconi as to whose system was best

  • Silent Heroes - one of many cinema actors whose films would grace holiday and Saturday morning schedules in years gone by. In this issue, the daredevil Harold Lloyd

  • Quiz - In this issue, Oil Drum Lane is our target - just what do you know about Steptoe & Son?


This issue's featured article available on-line is:

  • Dick Emery - article on the comedy actor famous for a wealth of characters including Mandy - 'Oooh, you are awful - but I like you!'

To view the online article, click on Read article with picture gallery or Read article without pictures