Treasure Trove -
an exclusive for the last issue: this is the
story of how the actual manuscript for the famous
Two Ronnies 'Fork
Handles' sketch came to be
found from one of our committee members who
helped spot it when a co-worker brought it in to
work and asked if anyone knew what it was. Real
TV history with pictures of the actual
some shows don't make it past the pilot stage,
others make it to only a few episodes and never
get commissioned again. Some you can see why -
and let's face it, plenty of those that get
recommissioned should've been put down at birth.
Sometimes there's one that should've been given a
second shot. Quark
is one of them!
Play For Today -
Pete Gray gives us a short overview of this plays
anthology that succeeded the Wednesday Play
strand on BBC1.
War of the Worlds -
Dave May looks at the night that shocked America,
the radio broadcast of the adapted H.G.Wells book
starring Orson Welles.
The Fantastic Journey -
Dave continues his sci-fi series with a look at
this short-lived but excellent offering about a
group of lost souls trying to get back to their
own time zones after being shipwrecked in the
Bermuda Triangle. Who said Lost
One Step Beyond -
Dave concludes his look at sci-fi with this
often-ignored anthology based on true stories and
directed and fronted by John Newland.
A Murder of Quality -
Gary looks at an adaptation of another John Le
Carre novel featuring the character of George
Smiley, this time played by the late Denholm