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 […]

Bob Kellett's Short Films

July 9, 2021

The great media historian Julian Petley famously used the phrase ‘lost continent of British cinema’, which could apply to many works, from ABPC major features to Rank light comedies. But to […]

High Seas Adventures

June 30, 2021

Sixty years ago, Hammer Films set out to see if they could make swashbucklers as well as they could horror. Cannily deciding to release them during the summer holidays – […]