Fireball XL5: A Big Small Screen Adventure

October 22, 2021

By Tim Beddows, Managing Director, Network Distributing Ltd Long before the convenience of Blu-rays, DVDs, downloads or even video cassettes, the sixties equivalent of mod-con home entertainment was a format […]

Maigret: Literature's Enduring Detective

October 8, 2021

By Julia Hardwick Of all the detectives who have interrogated their way through literature, Georges Simenon’s Maigret is one of the most enduring, intriguing, seductive and yet ordinary. His ordinariness […]

Hammer Time: Remembering the Rank Organisation

October 1, 2021

By George Bass (Contributor New York Times | The Guardian | New Scientist) Forget your Fox orchestral searchlights, Paramount stars or Tri-Star flying horses coming into land: when a topless […]

Fifty Years of Jason King and The Persuaders!

September 15, 2021

By Film Historian Andrew Roberts MA PhD FRSA The 15th of September 1971 saw the British premiere of Jason King, followed by the first episode of The Persuaders! on the […]

Simenon and Maigret

September 3, 2021

By Barry Forshaw (author of Crime Fiction: A Reader’s Guide and a forthcoming study of Georges Simenon) Georges Simenon, the creator of Commissaire Jules Maigret, had a profound influence on […]

Fireball XL5: Almost 60 Years On

August 13, 2021

By Chris Dale Hot on the heels of our Supercar Blu-ray release comes another classic Supermarionation series in High Definition! All thirty-nine episodes of Fireball XL5 will soon be launching […]

Gideon’s Way: The Influential Police Drama

July 29, 2021

There were few actors working in the 1960s that embodied solid, old-fashioned decency like John Gregson. Which is doubtless why producers Monty Berman and Robert S Baker zeroed in on […]

The Maigret Citroën

July 26, 2021

A small and exclusive group of cars became as much associated with police dramas as the human casts; the Wolseley 6/80s and 6/90s of Scotland Yard, the Ford Zephyr Six […]