A Brief History of Thames1 Comment

July 30, 2018 On 30 July, Thames Television turns 50. It’s fair to say that the Thames brand is a true landmark in British television (appropriately enough, considering the number of London landmarks […]   Read More


Man In A…Hillman Imp???2 Comments

June 22, 2018 A brief investigation of McGill’s choice of motors… Think of any TV detective or action hero from the ’60s or ’70s and you’ll almost invariably think of their car. Where […]   Read More




Reassembling ‘The Zoo Gang’5 Comments

June 1, 2018 Only previously available on DVD (from old print transfers which suffer from poor definition and colour), ‘The Zoo Gang’ is the latest series to be updated in Network’s ‘ITC in […]   Read More


Remembering Mike Pratt

March 27, 2018 It was only six years after the final episode of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) screened in 1970 that Mike Pratt succumbed to cancer at the outrageously young age of 45. […]   Read More






The Big Screen1 Comment

January 15, 2018 The 14 Shooting   First shown on Tuesday 20 February, 1973, as part of the BBC’s Tuesday’s Documentary strand, The Big Screen is a fascinating snapshot of the ailing British film industry at […]   Read More




It’s that Hare again!1 Comment

August 28, 2017 Hartley   Hartley Hare isn’t surprised that Network is releasing Pipkins The Collection with all of his greatest hits. He would have only asked why did it take so long? Yes […]   Read More