❉ Chris Orton looks back on the BBC detective drama set in and around Tyneside, written by Ian La Frenais and starring Jimmy Nail.
❉ 36 years before Twitch’s Dr Who marathon, BBC2’s 1982 monster-mash repeat-fest was a rare treat!
❉ Colin Morgan stars in a full-cast audio dramatisation of H. G. Wells’ seminal sci-fi epic The War of the Worlds.
❉ 45 years on, Carnival of Monsters is still top of the pops! Ian Potter tells us why.
❉ James Goss steps up to the plate once again. Is it an ‘owzat’ or rain stopped play?
❉ The latest in the Black Archive series looks at perhaps the most turbulent time in the history of Doctor Who.
❉ Looking back on the cult BBC sci-fi series, which debuted on this day in 1973.
❉ We review the latest in Obverse Books’ Black Archive series, putting individual Doctor Who stories under the microscope.
❉ What happened to the mini-episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus scheduled for Christmas Day 1969?
❉ A meticulous look behind the scenes of one of the BBC’s most beloved shows, marking the centenary of James Herriot’s birth.