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Time travelling back to 1938 with my +MovieMail.com blog on SF telly. From early productions of R.U.R to the debut of The Prisoner and the inspiring work of Nigel Kneale, Sydney Newman and Irene Shubik. #BFISciFi
Frank Collins looks back to the origins of British Science Fiction television to mark the BFI's major celebration of the genre. Two BBC adaptations of Karel Čapek's 1921 stage play R.U.R were the earliest examples of British Science Fiction television, and bookended the Second World War.
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Here are some details about my just published essay for Arrow Films limited edition DVD and Blu-Ray release of Bruce Robinson's Withnail and I and How To Get Ahead in Advertising.
Withnail and I - Dual Format DVD and Blu-Ray 4-Disc Limited Edition / November 2014 Arrow Films, a highly-regarded, award winning distribution label specialising in high quality fan-based products,...
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The MovieMail 'Future Tense' blog series on British science fiction television continues with 'A New Hope' 1975-1980 From Space: 1999 to Sapphire and Steel. #bfiscifi  
 
Frank Collins continues his exploration of British science fiction television to mark the BFI's major celebration of the genre. This time, he follows the series and plays created during a troubled time for Britain, the late 1970s. Winter 1974 and Britain worked a three-day week to conserve fuel ...
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Frank is a freelance writer, event and project manager. He writes about British film and television, international cinema and occasionally will have something to say about books, theatre, music and design. Quite a lot of it has been about Doctor Who including the recently published Doctor Who: ...
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I don't have any immediate plans to review the rest of the season. I have tentative plans to write a chapter for a forthcoming book on the Twelfth Doctor so look out for that in 2016.
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Frank is a freelance writer, event and project manager. He writes about British film and television, international cinema and occasionally will have something to say about books, theatre, music and design. Quite a lot of it has been about Doctor Who including the recently published Doctor Who: ...
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A new installment of my Future Tense blog for +MovieMail.com has just been published. The focus is 1990-2005 and covers British science fiction television from Gerry Anderson's Space Precinct through to dramas such as Bugs, Crime Traveller, Invasion: Earth, Neverwhere, Cold Lazarus and Russell T Davies' Dark Season and Century Falls.
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Frank Collins continues his survey of British science fiction television to mark the BFI's major celebration of the genre. The 1990s began with the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Cold War was over and the dissolution of the USSR shifted the West's ideological battles to concerns about ethnic and ...
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The latest post in my Moviemail series 'Future Tense' on British science fiction television covers 1980-1990: 'Window of vulnerability': From The Day of the Triffids to Star Cops. #bfiscifi  
Frank Collins continues his exploration of British science fiction television to mark the BFI's major celebration of the genre. In the 1980s, with growing anxieties about nuclear weapons proliferation and the failure of arms control treaties, the Reagan administration warned of 'a window of ...
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My +MovieMail.com  blog series on British Science Fiction television has just launched. It ties in with the +BFI's major celebration of the science fiction genre, Sci-Fi:Days of Fear and Wonder. The first instalment covers some of the adult and children's dramas aired between 1970 and 1975, including the much-anticipated DVD release of the seminal BBC children's drama The Changes. #BFISciFi
Frank Collins explores British TV's distinctive contribution to the science fiction genre to mark the BFI's major celebration of the genre, Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder and DVD release of 1975's highly-regarded children's TV series, The Changes. In the 1970s, British science fiction ...
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DOCTOR WHO: Deep Breath / Review
Deep Breath BBC One HD 23 August 2014, 7.50pm Yes, take a deep one. We've had all the hype, all the leaks (I wonder what Marcelo Carmargo was doing as the episode went out) and we're down to the brass tacks. Does Peter Capaldi live up to his promise? I'll g...
Frank is a freelance writer, event and project manager. He writes about British film and television, international cinema and occasionally will have something to say about books, theatre, music and design. Quite a lot of it has been about Doctor Who including the recently published Doctor Who: ...
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BOOK COMPETITION: Doctor Who - The Shakespeare Notebooks and The Official Quiz Book can be won!
Competition time again! For our third giveaway, we have two more Doctor Who books from BBC Books and Ebury Press to tantatlise and delight you. Simply answer the question below to enter the draw.  Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Notebooks Justin Richards Many p...
Frank is a freelance writer, event and project manager. He writes about British film and television, international cinema and occasionally will have something to say about books, theatre, music and design. Quite a lot of it has been about Doctor Who including the recently published Doctor Who: ...
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BOOK COMPETITION: Tales of Trenzalore, Harvest of Time, Summer Falls bundle up for grabs!
Not allowing the dust to settle, let's get on with our next competition. A bundle of three books, again courtesy of our friends at BBC Books and Ebury Press. Harvest of Time Alastair Reynolds A forgotten enemy. An old adversary. A terrible alliance. From a ...
Frank is a freelance writer, event and project manager. He writes about British film and television, international cinema and occasionally will have something to say about books, theatre, music and design. Quite a lot of it has been about Doctor Who including the recently published Doctor Who: ...
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Frank is a freelance writer, event and project manager. He writes about British film and television, international cinema and occasionally will have something to say about books, theatre, music and design. Quite a lot of it has been about Doctor Who including the recently published Doctor Who: The Pandorica Opens.