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

Issue 10 of Radio TellyScope was published in early January 2001

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

  • Citizen Smith & Rising Damp - Stewart Hopkins gives us a double dose of his episode guides for these two comedies

  • The Forest Rangers - a Canadian adventure series about a bunch of kids who are 'Junior Rangers' in the Indian River area of a national park, overseen by Chief Ranger George Keeley and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Bush fires, criminals on the run, you name it, they dealt with it as John Hutchinson reveals

  • Wartime Wireless - If you remember the Second World War as one of the members of the family who 'kept the home fires burning', you'll remember some of the radio series that Edith Hearn reminds us of in this article

  • DVD Reviews - Richard Berry gives us some more Nigel Kneale memories with his reviews of three Kneale-penned films, available now on Region 1 format DVD

  • Crossroads - the Midlands-based soap opera that ran and ran, despite its many critics and lack of budget. Andrew Brett looks back at the motel owned and run, for the most part, by Meg Mortimer nee Richardson...

  • For The Children - after the Second World War, the newly-reopened BBC Television Service was keen to build up a proper 'Children's Hour' of programmes in its extended line-up. Richard Berry looks at some of the teatime offerings, with emphasis on the space serials which were an early success

  • Points From You! - Reaction to the Nigel Kneale letter in last issue and topics for discussion in Issue 11

  • Interview - a short question-and-answer session with Arkwright's favourite state registered nurse, Gladys Emmanuel, otherwise known as actress Lynda Baron

  • Burke's Law - Mike Burrows looks back at the original and sequel series of the same name about millionaire detective Amos Burke, played by Gene Barry


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

  • Seven Of One - the camel is a horse designed by a committee it is said. Well, this particular camel was a thoroughbred! A series of seven pilots was written by a range of writers for comedy actor Ronnie Barker so that he could find a new sitcom vehicle for himself. In the end, he found two highly successful vehicles, Porridge and Open All Hours, and another, My Old Man, did well for Dad's Army's Corporal Jones, Clive Dunn. Not bad, not bad at all...

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