( 64 pages printed in b&w with full colour front card jacket )
Issue 18 of Radio TellyScope was published in early January 2003

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

  • Club News - announcements about this website and some member's revised details
  • TV News - various stories surrounding the television industry in the run up to Christmas
  • Obituaries - some of those people who left us and the industry in December
  • Missing Believed Wiped 2002 - Richard Berry reviews the annual event held by the BFI that often turns up and screens some rather interesting and vintage shows
  • Jungle Boy - like Tarzan, he also lived in the jungle with his animal friends. Ray West looks back on the adventure series from the late Fifties starring Michael Carr-Hartley Jnr.
  • Ghostwatch - it had a similar effect as Orson Welles' War Of The Worlds, to a smaller extent when this Screen One drama featuring Michael Parkinson, Sarah Greene, Mike Smith and Craig Charles was broadcast in 1992 and has never been repeated. Now, with its release on video and DVD, Andrew Screen looks back to see what the fuss was about
  • The Aphrodite Inheritence - continuing his look at the tv work of writer Michael J. Bird, David Rice continues on to this thriller series starring Alexandra Bastedo and the games of the gods
  • Paul Temple - this had been one of the longest-running radio series, as based on the stories by Francis Durbridge. But eventually it came to television with the character played by actor Francis Matthews. Werner Schmidt looks indepth at this Seventies mystery series
  • First and Last - one man's struggle to do what he always said he'd do on his retirement; walk from Land's End to John O'Groats, despite the fact that he's not got the health to do it. Gary Phillips remembers this one-off tv play starring Joss Ackland

  • Comic Heroes On The Screen - continuing this series, David May follows the career of a character who predated Flash Gordon and has always been overshadowed by the later characters who owe a lot to this original; Buck Rogers and in particular this time the small screen adaptation from the late Seventies, Buck Rogers In The 25th Century

  • DVD Reviews - our usual roundup of some of the discs making their way out into the market place


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

  • Dick Barton, Special Agent! - the original cliffhanger serial saw the adventures of Dick and his friends Jock and Snowey against the underworld! It also laid the foundations for many other series both on radio and television with its revolutionary format, so just how did it come about?

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