❉ 12 hours of one of the greatest detective shows ever to grace our screens and Columbo’s raincoat, cigars and battered Peugeot have never looked better.
❉ An appreciation of the six segments that make up Doctor Who’s first season ‘arc’, broadcast Autumn 1978.
❉ Simply Media are releasing three films from BBC’s Play for Today series on DVD, showcasing some of the best British actors and writers: Our Day Out, The Imitation Game and The Fishing Party.
❉ 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.
❉ 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.