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

Issue 26 of Radio TellyScope was published in early January 2005

Radio TellyScope has now changed to a smaller page count bi-monthly from the larger quarterly issue published to date. The issue features the following items - click on the link to read the feature article in full:

  • The Rise and Fall of Leonard Rossiter - David May looks at the life and career of the man who gave us both Reginald Iolanthe Perrin and Rupert Rigsby.

  • Colonel March of Scotland Yard - Ray West starts his overview and guide to the Fifties mystery series starring Boris Karloff as the eponymous detective.

  • The Rank Organisation - Malcolm Hunter looks at the latter history of the British film production and distribution company and its downfall within the industry.

  • Missing: Believed Wiped 2004 - Richard Berry reviews the latest event at the BFI that showcases such archive treats as The Complete and Utter History of Britain, Masterspy and Out of the Unknown.

  • Agatha Christie's Miss Marple - Gary Philips begins his overview of the BBC adaptions produced in the Eighties and Nineties starring the late Joan Hickson.

  • Reviews - a roundup this issue of some of the DVD's and books making their way out into the market place

  • Releases - up and coming releases on VHS and DVD

  • Obituaries - the last roundup of losses from 2004; we remember the notables and some unsung heroes and heroines in their fields.


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

  • Whatever Happened to the Single Play - it's become something of an endangered species in the form it once enjoyed. What happened, why - and was it for the best?

To view the online article, click on Read article with picture gallery or Read article without pictures