ITC – Men of Mystery8 Comments

May 3, 2019 ITC – Home of Low-Budget International Men of Mystery Three days after ITV commenced broadcasts on the 22nd September 1955, ATV – the franchise holder for London at the weekends […]   Read More

Queen Victoria on Film & TV

March 26, 2019 In the 1890s, when cinematography was in its infancy, Queen Victoria was one of the first monarchs to appear on film in what effectively marked the first royal newsreel. This […]   Read More

The Victorian Age1 Comment

March 21, 2019 Produced at the London Film Studios in Denham and released in 1937 and 1938 respectively, ‘Victoria The Great’ and ‘Sixty Glorious Years’ represent British pre-war film making at it’s most […]   Read More

On the Buses at 5011 Comments

February 28, 2019 Fifty years ago today, the gates of the Luxton and District Motor Traction Company were rolled back for the first time to admit, onto an unsuspecting world, the Number 11, a green and cream double decker bus crewed by driver Stan […]   Read More

Orson Welles’ Great Mysteries2 Comments

February 14, 2019 ‘This is Orson Welles speaking’ – but when Great Mysteries first aired in 1973 very few viewers could have confused that cigar-smoking figure with anyone else. The DVD box-set is […]   Read More

Top 10 Network Comedies of 2018: 6-10

December 14, 2018 As 2018 draws ever nearer its denouement, Network asked me if I’d look back over their comedy DVD and Blu-ray releases from the past 12 months and select the ten […]   Read More

David Nixon: Magic Man7 Comments

November 9, 2018 From the mid 1950s until his untimely death in 1978 at the age of just 58, David Nixon was one of the most familiar faces on British television. Known as […]   Read More