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Issue #181 • ships from Sep 16 2004
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100 pages

• When last seen, the Thames House team had been torn apart by treachery, intrigue and an itchy trigger finger… but was all as it seemed? As BBC1’s hit Spy-Fi series returns for its third run, star David Oyelowo braves the strictures of the Official Secrets Act to drop a few hints about what’s to come.

Dr Rodney McKay (David Hewlett)Stargate Atlantis
• As Dr Rodney McKay, David Hewlett started out as an irritating know-it all with a liking for Major Carter. Now, he’s the scientist on the spot in Atlantis…
…and as the actor tells us, he owes it all to Doctor Who

Connor Trinneer (alias Trip Tucker)Star Trek: Enterprise
• Connor Trinneer (alias Trip Tucker) looks ahead to the fourth series that almost never was, and explains why he thinks the show is ready to hit the big time at last…

Callum BlueDead Like Me
• It isn’t easy being dead… particularly if you have to work for a ‘living’. As the second season gears up, British star Callum Blue considers the misadventures of Mason…

Secret Army
• Reunited 25 years on, the cast look back on the classic wartime drama, reveal why they’re glad the final episode has never been seen, and tell us what they thought of ’Allo, ’Allo!



• It’s The Night of the Juggernaut in The Wild Wild West – the classic original, that is, not the movie…

Episode Guide Angel
• The end of days is in sight as the Angel Investigations team take the Wolfram & Hart shilling. Can they avoid being corrupted by their arch-enemies?

Primetime Lost
• JJ Abrams follows up on the success of Alias with a new series that focuses on the plight of a planeload of crash-landed travellers. Stranded on a desert island, with no food or medicines and a monster on the prowl, can stars like Dominic Monaghan, Matthew Fox and Daniel Dae Kim survive?

Deep Thought
• We know our place… but do our Sci-Fi heroes? We look at class issues in the world of cult television

• Our continuing history of television celebrates the return to the air of Lucille Ball in The Lucy Show

  • CSI goes global - next stop, the big screen?

  • “Stories fans would love” for Star Trek: Enterprise

  • More Doctor Who casting news… plus, the two Romanas meet on CD!
    Stop press! Simon Callow is Charles Dickens!

  • Farewell to Gollum and K-9’s creator…

TV Reviews
  • The 4,400 The conclusion… for now

  • Stargate SG-1 Season 8

  • Stargate Atlantis Season 1

  • Trevor’s World of Sport
    Why has a TV flop been given a second chance on radio?

(Extended) Merchandise Reviews
  • The Avengers
    The Avengers Files, p/bk

  • Comedy Classics
    Steptoe and Son, DVD
    Hancock, DVD
    Till Death Us Do Part, DVD
    Dad’s Army, DVD
    Kenny Everett, DVD

  • Crime Story
    Season One, DVD

  • Doctor Who
    The Algebra of Ice, p/bk
    Dalek Empire: The Survivors, CD
    Doctor Who at the BBC Volume Two, CD
    Ghost Light, DVD
    Medicinal Purposes, CD
    The Sleep of Reason, p/bk
    Terry Nation, p/bk

  • The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy
    Douglas Adams at the BBC, CD

  • Minder
    Season 9, DVD

  • The Sweeeney
    Season 3, DVD

  • Thriller
    Season One, DVD

  • Stargate SG-1
    The Essential Scripts, p/bk

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation
    A Time to Heal, p/bk
    Stargazer: Engima, p/bk

  • Thunderbirds 2

  • The Strange Report
    The Complete Series, DVD

  • 3rd Rock from the Sun
    Season 3, DVD

  • Transtormers
    Season 3 and 4, DVD

TV Focus
  • What's on to watch from 16th September to 14th October 2004

  • Your views, your say. Send your comments for our letters page (with the Subject: "Letter to the Editor") to: [email protected]

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All other contents © Visual Imagination Ltd 2004. Not for reproduction

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