( 52 pages printed in b&w with full colour front card jacket )
Issue 15 of Radio TellyScope was published in mid April 2002

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

  • Out Of This World - was one of those Sixties anthology series that was so popular and instrumental in keeping science fiction on television. But this series, although fronted by horror film veteran Boris Karloff, is largely forgotten now compared to others. Ray West gives you a thorough account of the episodes.

  • Van Der Valk - Amsterdam's finest police officer, played by the now sadly-departed Barry Foster. The series had a chequered history, changing format and style several times and even had a Nineties remake. Werner Schmitz gives us an overview of this fine Dutch-based crime series.

  • Emergency Ward 10 - originally Calling Nurse Roberts, this series was ITV's first soap opera pre-dating Coronation Street and lasted nearly a thousand episodes, watching the trials and tribulations of the staff of Oxbridge Hospital. David May looks back at this famous British soap.

  • The Dustbinmen - Bob Furnell looks back at the misadventures of the crew of 'Thunderbird 3', a dustcart mob with an attitude problem and a boss nicknamed 'Bloody Deliah' in this early Seventies black comedy.

  • The Rise & Fall Of Westward Television - the 'friendly station' as it was dubbed when it was launched as part of the original network of ITV stations. But although it stood for quality, it couldn't stand against Government pressures when franchises came up for renewal in 1981. Jack Gray looks back at the station's history.

  • DVD Reviews - More reviews of cartoons, mini-series, film adaptations and serials from the small screen


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

  • Lord Peter Wimsey - Author Dorothy L Sayer's literary creation came to the screen most memorably in the Seventies after actor Ian Carmichael finally managed to convince the BBC that here was a character worthy of being adapted for the small screen. His portrayal remains the definitive article, even though only a few of the Sayers books were eventually adapted. Gary Phillips looks back at Lord Peter's adventures.

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