( 56 pages printed in b&w with full colour front card jacket )
Issue 17 of Radio TellyScope was published in early October 2002

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

  • The Kids From 47A - Their father was absent and their mother died early in the series. But this family weren't taken into care - they cared for themselves, or rather, the oldest girl kept the other Gathercoles in order. Paul Hillam looks back at this fondly-remembered 70's children's series.
  • Sergeant Cork - David May takes a look back at the Victorian detective who relied on forensic evidence and other methods a la Sherlock Holmes at a time when such things were almost unknown to the Metropolitan Police.
  • Who Pays The Ferryman? - David Rice gives us an overview of the series starring Jack Hedley as Alan Haldane from the prolific pen of author Michael J. Bird.
  • The Onedin Line - historical drama at its best from the Seventies with James Onedin plying his trade on the high seas with his ship, the Charlotte Rhodes.
  • It Sticks Out Half A Mile - This radio series was meant to be a sequel to Dad's Army for Arthur Lowe as Mainwaring. But fate plays tricks, and for this series things turned out rather differently...
  • Space: 1999 - September 9th 1999, the day the Moon was due to be blasted out of the Earth's orbit and Moonbase Alpha's crew with it. An excellent slice of sci-fi from Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, even with the behind-the-scenes problems caused by Uncle Sam that eventually cancelled it ...
  • Christmas Buyer Blues - a run down of some of the tapes and DVD's announced and abandoned before they even hit the shelves this Christmas!
  • DVD Reviews - More reviews of tv and fim series from the small screen to hit the shops.

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

  • Clarence - He started life in a series called Six Dates With Barker in 1970, but Ronnie Barker wasn't the type to let a good character go. When it came to writing his swansong before retiring, Ronnie elected to reuse Fred, as he had been called, and came up with this gentle but amusing sitcom about the visually-challenged removals man.

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