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

Issue Eight of Radio TellyScope was published in early July 2000

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

  • Huckleberry Finn & His Friends - David May looks back at this charming Seventies children's adventure serial based on the creations of author Mark Twain.

  • Crime Scene: Detective - Colin Cutler investigates The Murders In The Rue Morgue, an Edger Allen Poe story starring Edward Woodward and beautifully directed by James Cellan Jones. With photographs and quotes provided by the director himself!

  • Cult Factions - after an absence, the feature returns to spotlight 'The Sons Of The Desert's UK Laurel & Hardy society, 'Helpmates', and catches up on a controversy surrounding the erection of a memorial to them in Stan Laurel's home town of Ulverston.

  • The Omega Factor - it may even have inspired that Nineties success The X-Files, but this late Seventies supernatural drama starring James Hazeldine and Louise Jameson didn't quite make it. What went wrong? Darren Giddings looks back.

  • "There's No Such Thing As Canadian TV!" - Oh yeah? Well, that's not what Bob Furnell thinks and he reminds us of the facts in this in-depth article.

  • The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes - our guide to the radio adventures of one of fictions' most famous detectives, as portrayed by Basil Rathbone in America during the Forties.

  • Lyrical Waxings: The Answers - Richard Berry puts you out of your misery and tells you just where those annoying lines come from!


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

  • The Slide - Richard Berry also looks back at one of radio's best horror serials outside Quatermass, and asks 'why are folk looking back at it now?' The answer? Well, it's got something to do with a well-known Time Lord ...

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