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

Issue 11 of Radio TellyScope was published in early April 2001

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

  • Heads or Tails? - It's amazing how often you get series with the same title, considering the number of words in the English language you'd think they'd be more original! Anyway, this time Dave May takes a look at the American Taxi starring Judd Hirsch while I take a look at the earlier British Taxi starring Sid James

  • Radio Waves - in this edition, Gary Philips looks back at a short-lived comedy from the earliy Eighties starring Dame Thora Hird as a spinster who tries hard to keep her fellow elderly friends going. In short, she wants to prove you can do anything you set your mind to and that It's Never Too Late

  • Archive Gems#1 - They started together in The Frost Report before going on to have both individual success and together as The Two Ronnies. 'In a packed article tonight' Dave May looks back at the partnership that was Messrs Corbett and Barker

  • Archive Gems#2 - It started off as one of several new lunchtime shows for young children in the early Seventies and would have carried on had it not been for franchise changes in 1981 when the only survivor was Rainbow. But the Help People made the best of their 'Time' together - and some of them still go on tour today ( don't you Hartley?! ) We pay a visit to the shop of Inigo Pipkin and meet all those who made Pipkins such a lovely show for young children.

  • The Hopkins' Guide to... - the tv output of possibly the best comedy writing partnership in the business. This issue Stewart looks at the works of Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, creators of Steptoe and Son and creators or contributors to many, many other comedy plays and series

  • DVD Reviews - more reviews from the pen of Tim Symonds on tv and film-related releases, plus one from lil' ole' me!

  • Wartime Wireless pt.2 - Edith Hearn continues her series of articles on this era of radio broadcasting by loking at a particular favourite of hers; the dramatised nature programme Out With Romany


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

  • The Nightmare Man - looking back at this Cold War spinetingler from 1981 about what happens on a remore Scottish island when a badly-damaged top-secret Russian mini-sub beaches on its shore. Starring James Warwick, Celia Imrie, Jonathan Newth and Pat Gorman as 'The Killer' himself...

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