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

Issue 31 of Radio TellyScope was published in mid November 2005
and is the largest issue ever!

Radio TellyScope changed to a bi-monthly at the end of 2004.
The issue features the following items - click on the link to read the feature article in full:

  • Sword of Freedom - Ray West continues his guide to this Fifties adventure series involving the trials of artist Marco del Monte.

  • The Babylon Project - continuing on with the five year saga of Babylon 5, this issue's bumper article concludes Series One, with the first knowledge of the Shadows and reviews the entire Series Two when Bruce Boxleitner takes over the helm from Michael O'Hare, the Narns and Centauri go to war and the Shadows start to mass in earnest...

  • Smiley's People - in a follow-up to Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Gary Phillips examines more Cold War conspiracies focussed on ageing agent George Smiley, played by Alec Guinness.

  • Rentaghost - David May discovers who's available if your mansion house needs hauntingin the vintage children's comedy, and we look at the stage play set to revive some of the characters due to tread the boards next year!

  • Bob Denver Remembered - John Hutchinson looks back at the man who will be always remembered as the eponymous Gilligan from Gilligan's Island who passed away earlier this year.

  • Reviews - a roundup this issue of some of the DVD's making their way out into the market place as well as a Christmas party edition for you to play along with on your own remote control!

  • Releases - up and coming releases on VHS and DVD.

  • Obituaries - a new roundup of losses in 2005; we remember the notables and some unsung heroes and heroines in their fields. There is also a complete obituary to the multi-talented Ronnie Barker, lost to us in October and much missed.

  • PPS News and Announcements - up and coming features relevant to members.


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

  • Doctor Who 2005 - on the back of last issue's K9 and Company feature we look at the new series starring Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper. Did the reinvention by head writer Russell T. Davies work or not? What were the highs and lows? And most importantly - is it back with a vengence or was it merely a damp squib like so many other revivals of old favourites?

PLEASE NOTE: The actual magazine article also comes with two reviews by PPS members - they are not presented online.
To view the online article, click on Read article with picture gallery or Read article without pictures