❉ The Stranglers have seen off all competition, to emerge as the living embodiment of how to do alternative rock that defies categorisation.
❉ Big Finish’s adaptation is an enjoyably authentic scientific romance, with some timely things to say about imperialism and nationalism.
❉ A collection of eight vintage strips featuring Steed and Mrs Peel, originally published in ‘Diana for Girls’ 50 years ago.
❉ This year’s annual celebration of recovered archive television entertained across the board. Though possibly not if you’re a boa constrictor.
❉ 50 years to the day, the debut of Patrick Troughton as Doctor Who lived again, thanks to a team of extremely talented and committed animators.
❉ It’s time to get really depressed again. Thank God for Charlie Brooker.
❉ Fifty years ago this month, The Prisoner began filming in Portmeirion, in the village that became one of the series’ visual icons.