If you enjoy the sort of stuff that winds up on Out On Blue Six, or indeed anywhere else that you might have seen my writing, then you might enjoy Well At Least It’s Free. What is it? Well, it’s a book compiling some personal favourites of my articles for fanzines, websites and the like, all of them with in expanded and updated form with new introductions tons of new information. Within its pages you will find…
…ridiculously in-depth coverage of ‘Classic’ Doctor Who, including the history of the sixties historical stories, an appreciation of ignored black and white story The Underwater Menace (written before they found episode two!), and a suitably epic-length appreciation of the epic-length sixties merchandising bonanza The Daleks’ Master Plan!
…equally ridiculously in-depth coverage of ‘New’ Doctor Who, including an acerbic overview of the entire Russell T. Davies era!
…the true story of still-banned ITV sitcom Hardwicke House, including interviews with cast and crew (this was commissioned as a DVD booklet until ITV idiotically blocked its release, so you’re getting a real exclusive here!)!
…the strange tale of Gerry Anderson’s action-comedy puppet head-hurter The Secret Service!
…a celebration of the BBC’s supernaturally-tinged serials for children, including The Box Of Delights, The Children Of Green Knowe and, erm, Break Point!
…extensive Barnaby-heavy thinkpieces on those literary touchstones from BBC Video, Watch With Mother and Watch With Mother – The Next Generation!
…what really happened when Pink Floyd turned up and started being ‘terribly loud’ at the BBC’s smallest television studio in 1967!
…exhaustive – and frequently exhausted – chronicles of the many failed eighties and nineties attempts at bagging a hit cult TV series, and of ’The Sci-Fi That Time Forgot’!
…plus loads more about Ashes To Ashes, Lost, Primeval, Heroes, Camberwick Green, Bagpuss, Play School, Jackanory, The Flashing Blade, Belle & Sebastian (the band and the TV series) and Zokko!! Which already has an exclamation mark as part of the title! And if you think that’s confusing, just wait until you read about the show itself!
You can get Well At Least It’s Free from lulu.com, either in book form or as a brand spanking new downloadable digital e-book… and if you like it, do please write a review or mention it somewhere or what have you. Cheers!