A brand-new magazine about old telly goes on sale Tuesday, 11 September.
Called TV YEARS, its first issue is all about the nostalgia decade du-jour, The Eighties. Weighing in at 100 pages, but costing just £3.99, it comes from the makers of TV Choice magazine, working in happy consort with folks you might know from TV Cream and other things you possibly like.
– John Nettles on Bergerac (“One critic described me as ‘half-man, half-nutmeg, all sex god’”)
– Lee MacDonald on Grange Hill (“We used to bang on The Young Ones’ dressing room door – they’d chase us around Television Centre”)
– Michael Grade on running BBC1 (“I rewrote the BBC1 autumn schedule by my pool in LA, without having seen any of the shows”)
– Steve Nallon on Spitting Image (“In 1987, Labour asked me if I’d do a political broadcast for them”)
– Sarah Greene on her time in children’s TV (“…At which point Chris Bellinger said into my earpiece, ‘That’s enough!’”)
Mark Gatiss on Threads
Richard Osman schedules his perfect evening of Eighties TV
Samira Ahmed reflects on what she watched during the decade
Paul Coia on the launch of Channel 4
The Story of Only Fools and Horses; Glen A Larson; Year-By-Year Guide to the Decade; TV-am; Howards’ Way; Edge of Darkness… The Gold Blend couple
And it’s all written, produced, collated and packed by: Richard Atkinson, Steve Berry, Ian Jones, Graham Kibble-White, Jack Kibble-White, Richard Marson, Alistair McGown, Phil Norman, Jon Peake, Jill Phythian, Andrew Pixley and Julia Raeside
TV YEARS will be available in all good supermarkets and newsagents. You’ll also be able to order it online – and we’ll let you know the relevant address next Tuesday.
You can find TV YEARS on Twitter here: @tvyears