❉ At eight hour long episodes, this is a slow burner of a serial and needs commitment to reach to the end but it is worth sticking at.
❉ Samantha Veal looks back on the enduring musical legacy of the man who defined the sound of BBC Light Entertainment.
❉ Chris Orton looks back on the BBC detective drama set in and around Tyneside, written by Ian La Frenais and starring Jimmy Nail.
❉ Jon Arnold on the not-so-jolly green giant’s TV movie trilogy, the first small steps towards a Marvel cinematic universe.
❉ An appreciation of Vic and Bob’s glorious folly, a sustained three-hour story made by the kings of non-sequitur comedy.
❉ 36 years before Twitch’s Dr Who marathon, BBC2’s 1982 monster-mash repeat-fest was a rare treat!
❉ Two-disc special edition DVD in celebration of its 40th Anniversary – available now for pre-order from Amazon!
❉ Obverse Books have done it again with this release: classy, intelligent, easy to read, thought-provoking and a bit of a thrill.
❉ 50 years since the first ever episode was first broadcast, Gold salutes the classic British comedy.
❉ The hidden gem that’s been making waves in Wales is set to arrive on BBC One and appears on DVD 3 September.