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

Issue 23 of Radio TellyScope was published in early April 2004

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

  • The Forsyte Saga - David May chronicles the trials and tribulations of the major Sixties costume drama based on the books by John Galsworthy

  • The Time Machine - Into the future, from the distant tv past, Richard Berry examines the early flight of the HG Wells adaptation as attempted from the alexandra Palace studios

  • What A Carry On! - Malcolm Hunter looks back at the Carry On films that didn't quite make it into the cinema

  • Rewind... to issue 1 - David Rice takes us back to our premier issue and provides an episode guide fresh from the TV Times of the era for Gary Phillips' article from the issue on Mr Rose

  • Rewind... to issue 2 - Further investigation is made into the history of one of the last dramas to be made by the BBC in black and white. Andrew Screen shines the spotlight once more on the series covered by Darren Giddings in issue 2, Counterstrike

  • The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: The Episode Guide Part 3 - Ray West concludes his guide to the final cases for Charlie Chan as played in the Fifties by J. Carrol Naish.

  • DVD Reviews - a roundup this issue of some of the discs making their way out into the market place

  • PPS News - lots of news and information including the results of our survey on whether PPS video interviews should be made available on DVD!

  • Obituaries and Appreciations - unfortunately 2004 has lost many people from the business thus far. We chronicle and appreciate the careers of some of the most recent


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

  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - John le Carre's book was one of the most popular published in the Seventies and propelled him into the big league of thriller writers. Gary Phillips examines the television adaptation of the book starring Sir Alec Guinness

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