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
Creamguide's Pick of the Day
Iain Banks – Raw Spirit
Tuesday, 22.00, BBC2
Tragically this final ever interview with one of the most influential and popular authors of the last few decades, recorded a few weeks ago, now has to be screened posthumously. Viewers in Scotland will have seen it last week and now the rest of the UK gets the chance, albeit in slightly truncated form.
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Points of View
- In 'Wimpy Bars', Applemask says: "You’re right, that is hilarious."
- In 'Scrolling LED Displays in Newsagents’ Windows', Applemask says: "My barber still has one of these."
- In 'Nescafé chez Hunt', Applemask says: "Me. Surfers might be meaningless, but it’s interesting entertaining without needing to employ irony."
- In 'Nat West Piggy Bank Savings Scheme', Applemask says: "The mysterious “sixth pig” is Cousin Wesley, who was introduced in a limited run of 5000 in 1998 for reasons beyond..."
- In 'Comrade Dad', Applemask says: "Anna Wing was in the pilot."