( 64 pages printed in b&w with full colour front card jacket )
Issue 20 of Radio TellyScope was published in mid July 2003

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

  • TV News - talking about the news of the cancellation of three major British shows
  • Obituaries - some of those people who left us and the industry in the second quarter of 2003
  • The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: The Episode Guide Part 1- A major article from Ray West to guide you through the cases of Charlie Chan as played in the Fifties by J. Carrol Naish.
  • Malice Aforethought - based on the book by Anthony Berkley Cox, David May looksat the BBC's adaptation from 1979 starring Hywel Bennett
  • Claws - the fur flies in this comedy drama from the late Eighties by Stephen Wyatt about the infighting within a cat fancier society. Gary Philips looks back.
  • A Study In Celluloid: The Screen History of Sherlock Holmes - continuing the series of articles, David May looks at the first major telelvison adaption of the character in the mid Sixties featuring Douglas Wilmer as the detective

  • Mystery and Imagination- Andrew Screen enlightens us about the anthology horrow and fantasy series initially linked by the character of Beckett in the late Sixties before transferring to colour in the early Seventies

  • Maelstrom - David Rice concludes his look at the work of Michael J. Bird for the BBC with this Eighties thriller series set in Norway

  • DVD Reviews - a roundup this issue of some of the discs making their way out into the market place, along with a review of the recent book on children's teelvision drama from the BFI, The Hill and Beyond


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

  • Health and Efficiency - a short-lived but witty medical comedy from the early Nineties that deserved better, starring Gary Olsen from 2point4 children

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