( 32 pages printed in b&w with full colour front card jacket )

Issue Five of Radio TellyScope was published in mid October 1999

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

  • News - as we went to press, news broke that one of radio's most famous characters, Dick Barton, Special Agent, aka actor Noel Johnson had died. We include a short tribute

  • Late Night Horror - a look back at this little-remembered anthology series from the late 1960's, courtesy of Colin Cutler, with the aid of memories from director Paddy Russell

  • Benny Hill - first of a two-part feature article on one of Britain's best loved comics

  • Carry On Christmas - as a followup to last issue's Carry On Laughing article, Graham Bromwich looks in-depth at the original Christmas TV special from the gang in 1969

  • Randall And Hopkirk ( Deceased ) - known to many American devotees as My Partner The Ghost, Bob Furnell looks at this popular ITC series starring the late Mike Pratt and Kenneth Cope, which has just been remade starring Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer and Tom Baker

  • Educating Archie and Charlie McCarthy - Archie was a ventriloquist's dummy. Fine - but on the radio? How the hell did that work? The English must be mad! Well, maybe so - but they copied the Americans - Charlie was earlier and made in the USA!

  • Mega Quiz Pt.3 : The Conclussion! - at last, the end ( and the moment has been prepared for... ) We've got some super prizes, so send in your answers if you're a member - and if not, get your money in!


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

  • Ace Of Wands - a stylish children's telefantasy series from the early Seventies; do you remember Tarot, the magic man?

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