Top TV Pairings

November 12, 2021

By Steve O’Brien When it comes to top-tier, unmissable telly, it often takes two to make something go right. Whether it’s an iconic presenting couple (hello Richard and Judy), or […]

Your Guide to ITC Villains and Supporting Actors

November 5, 2021

By Film Historian Andrew Roberts MA PhD FRSA The story so far: the fiendish criminal mastermind Expositionos (George Pastell clad in a white dinner jacket and his best fez) is forcing […]

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 […]