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

Issue 12 of Radio TellyScope was published in mid July 2001

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

  • Comic Heroes On The Screen - in the first of an occasional series, David May looks at a heroine who did more than her bit for morale during wartime, by putting the 'strip' into comic strip. Here, he takes a look at the Eighties series starring Glynis Barber that provided further adventures for Jane
  • Radio Waves - Gary Philips looks back at another short-lived comedy from the early Eighties starring Sheila Hancock and Pat Coombes as the leading lights of the Cloughbottom Ladies Guild and says Thank You, Mrs. Fothergill
  • Archive Gems#1 - Chris Smith looks back at the very popular drama series Public Eye from the 1960's and 1970's starring Alfred Burke as private enquiry agent Frank Marker. To read more about this series and others, go to Chris' website
  • Archive Gems#2 - New writers have to start somewhere, but most don't come up with a classic on their first attempt. But Richard Carpenter did when he created for actor Geoffrey Bayldon the role of time-travelling 11th century wizard Catweazle and produced a magical series for children everywhere
  • In The Best Possible Taste...? - there have been some crazy people down the years on radio and television, and some have appeared on both. This man was always more at home on the radio, but loved all the mediums and mechanics of producing weird and wacky entertainment. The Maurice Cole Quarter-Of-An-Hour Show demo tape went on to produce that genius entertainer Kenny Everett
  • DVD Reviews - more reviews from the pens of Tim Symonds, Richard Berry and myself on tv and film-related releases; this time there's a bumper bundle!
  • Archive Gems#3 - Bob Furnell looks back at another telefantasy serial from the mid-Seventies about a strange alien boy who appears on Earth and is fought against by the elements themselves and their pawn, Goodchild. Yes, the boy with the blue eyes is here; it's Sky!

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

  • Spender - it was a new departure for its star and co-creator Jimmy Nail, after his work on the comedy-drama Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and his musical career. But the Tyneside detective made a big impression and probably defined the way ahead for British police shows in the Nineties and beyond...

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