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

Issue Nine of Radio TellyScope was published in early October 2000

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

  • Take It From Here - the BBC radio series of sketches fronted by the late Jimmy Edwards and which introduced listeners to that dysfunctional family, The Glums, gets the Stewart Hopkins treatment with a definitive episode guide

Archive Gems takes over the magazine this issue, with the following features:

  • Edward & Mrs. Simpson - the ATV series chronicling the love affair and subsequently the abdication involving American Wallis Simpson and the King Britain never really had, Edward VIII. Gary Phillips looks back at a period drama regarded as one of the best of its era
  • Parker Lewis Can't Lose - American surrealism of the sort that pointed the way for the current crop of teenage shows such as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel and Dawson's Creek, this teen pals show was one American import that got shunted around the British schedules and deserved better, as John Hutchinson reveals
  • Nigel Kneale's Beasts - famous for his creation in the Fifties of the Quatermass serials, Nigel Kneale created and wrote this series of supernatural plays for ATV in the Seventies. It has since become a classic series in its own right and here Richard Berry revisits it
  • Roots - Alex Haley's books became best-sellers in the Seventies, and it was only natural that they would be made into mini-series. But these were exceptional well-made in comparison to the many others, as David May reminds us
  • Out Of The Unknown - and in particular, a look back at one of the episodes which was missing entirely until recently when a substantial portion was discovered. The Little Black Bag explores blackmail, medical ethics and time travel rather successfully, as Colin Cutler relates
  • Points For You! - the first throw of our magazine letters page-cum-forum! And to get things off to an interesting start, we print a reply we had to a request to make a video interview with the previously-mentioned Nigel Kneale. If only I could put it on the net, but I could be sued! Ah well - members, it makes interesting reading ( and you can read it if you join! )

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

  • To The Manor Born - Top actress that she is, and popular too after her role in The Good Life, Penelope Keith finally came into her own in this titled sitcom about usurped aristocracy. And she'd had to wait for the role; the series was mooted for radio 11 years earlier!

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