Revisiting The Omega Factor

Alastair Stewart Dec 15, 2017 A salute to The Omega Factor, a seminal 1970s sci-fi TV series that paved the way for many more to follow... One of the funny quirks about Scotland is that everyone can ...

Bugs: remembering an ahead-of-its-time tech TV thriller

Alastair Stewart Mar 2, 2017 Arguably, British tech ensemble Bugs paved the way for the likes of Spooks, Sherlock, Torchwood and more... It feels a long time ago that watching Saturday night TV with ...

Crime Traveller: celebrating an underappreciated 90s sci-fi

Alastair Stewart Nov 21, 2016 Anthony Horowitz's Crime Traveller deserves to be better remembered in the history of British sci-fi... The 1990s are Doctor Who's lost decade. Although the eponymous ...

Spooky and magical kids' TV dramas of the 1980s: 1985-89

Alex Westthorp Sep 19, 2016 We revisit Tom's Midnight Garden, Moondial, The Chronicles Of Narnia and a few lesser-known UK children's TV series... Read our look-back at UK kids' fantasy dramas 1980 ...

Anthony Horowitz webchat – post your questions now

The writer was online to answer questions about James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, Foyle’s War and whether he is ever mistaken for David Walliams (he’s not) 2.06pm GMT And finally, philipphilip99 asks: ...

Crime Traveller: A Look Back at a Forgotten British Sci-Fi Gem

It cannot be denied that America does straight-laced science-fiction, on the small screen, better than perhaps anyone. However, when it comes to offbeat and innovative interpretations of the genre, ...

Would a break be good for Doctor Who?

Alastair wonders whether a hiatus would be beneficial to the much-loved Doctor Who... Feature Right, let’s get it out the way: I love Doctor Who. But is it becoming jaded? Revived in 2005, the show ...

'Doctor Who' at 50: 5 shows that tried to fill the sci-fi's slot

It's pretty hard to fathom now that BBC One is on the verge of celebrating the show's 50th anniversary in spectacular fashion, but there was a time when (whisper it) Doctor Who wasn't on television. ...

Surviving the UK geek TV drought

Feature Rob Smedley 5 Aug 2013 - 07:00 With Being Human gone, Misfits bowing out, and a year to wait for Doctor Who series 8, Rob helps us navigate the UK geek TV drought... Shift your brain gears ...

A history of the TV detective in 10 coats

Feature Rob Smedley 2 Jul 2013 - 07:00 Rob traces the evolution of the TV detective via their choice of outerwear. Enter macs, leather jackets, and posh flappy numbers... Luther's back tonight on ...

'Merlin', 'Being Human' bid farewell - Is cult TV dying out?

Fans of cult television have been put through the ringer of late - first, Merlin departed from BBC One's schedules and then last week came the news that sister channel BBC Three was also calling time ...