SUPERBUG RAVAGES the planet leaving nothing but thick-set hairy hobbledehoys in its wake. Counterfactual hokum from back when the idea of an out-of-control, unbeatable virus demolishing everything in its path wasn’t ubiquitous fodder for the Daily Express. TERRY NATION invented it after realising he’d never get any money for claiming he’d created the Daleks (it was Davros, everyone knows that). CAROLYN SEYMOUR and IAN MCCULLOCH were two of the titular old-timers, eating worms, building fires and arguing about free will. Encompassed, unbelievably, three series and appearances by PETER DUNCAN.Read More
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Despite wearing the worst jumper in television history and getting the names of at least four songs wrong, Bates impressed the producers enough a few weeks ago to be invited back here, and indeed invited back every few weeks for the next eight years. Still he’s not on much and if you’re a fan of uncharismatic bespectacled men who look a bit out of place, you’re in luck because we also get Rupert Holmes. In fact it’s a right eclectic mix because the whole show lasts a whopping 45 minutes – so well worth recording the late one – and as they scour the lower reaches of the charts to fill out the line-up there’s a debut for a very famous band indeed.
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