Friday, 23 March 2018

Three More Gerry Anderson TV Shows Get Their TVTimes Covers

This is a bit of mopping up from a previous post. When I do a "selection" of TV shows, there's always someone who says, "But why haven't you done such-and-such a show?" So these are a few more TVTimes covers for Gerry Anderson shows not included in the last but two post. 

And for anyone who says that ITV didn't broadcast Space Precinct, don't forget that by the time that show made it to the screen, TVTimes was covering not just the BBC channels but also satellite as well.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

A Selection of Vintage Threads Merchandise

It can't have gone unnoticed that I have a thing about merchandise based on the 80s BBC drama Threads. One of my earliest posts was for a Panini Threads Sticker Book. I've gone back and re-done that one now I know how Photoshop actually works. And also done a couple of other pieces of apocalyptic ephemera... 

(Oh and by the way, I don't have any swapsies of "Woman Pissing Herself".)

TVTimes - My Favourite Biscuit

It started out as a little running gag on my Gerry Anderson TVTimes covers (see previous post). Noele Gordon (from TV's Crossroads) revealing her favourite biscuit to readers of the popular ITV listings magazine in a series of articles that on closer inspection seems to have run for nearly thirty years. 

Despite the odd nice comment about the artistic merit of the covers, folk seemed to be more interested in the late soap queen's biscuit preference. 

So, by popular request here it is... together with a selection of other noted celebrities from the late 60s/ early 70s. 

(Oh and Colonel White DOES NOT look like Mike Pence!) 

Click on the images to make them larger... and legible!

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Six Gerry Anderson Shows Finally Get Their TVTimes Covers!

I've been doing a bit of design prep for SHADOcon - a convention dedicated to Gerry & Sylvia Anderson's UFO During the process of putting together stuff for the day, it occurred to me that none of their series actually made the cover of the TVTimes. A shocking omission by anyone's standards. 

It was left to their eternal rvival the Radio Times to give Thunderbirds cover status in the 90s during one of the BBC's re-runs of the show. 

Never mind, I said. Let's put things right with the aid of Photoshop...

Saturday, 10 March 2018

The 156 Piece Classic Doctor Who Dinner Service

So glad I can talk about this now. I've spent the last six months working on the remastering of EVERY classic Dr WHO serial in prepartion for them being released as this incredible dinner service. Hours oe work and sleepless nights have been put into making this the ultimate Dr WHO dinner service that will satisfy every fan's catering needs for decades to come. You will not regret the investment.

As I say, so glad I can talk about this as I've been keeping it a secret all these months and have kept it from all my followers on the Twitter. It's been a tremendous pressure knowing something about the world of Dr WHO that nobody else knew and seeing all the crockery speculation but unable to comment. Now at last, it's out in the open I can freely speak about it without reprisals or discrimination. 

I can cancel the Prozac prescriptions now as well...

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Some Season 10 of Doctor Who Stuff

These are some more efforts what I've done for no better reason than I had a rare bit of time spare this week... 

Carnival of Monsters is bloody difficult as there's so few on set photos available and the ones that are are incredibly dull. I had to build my own miniscope as well.

Monday, 5 March 2018

When You're Not Happy About The Cybermen..

I wasn't happy with the Cybermen on the Revenge of the Cybermen piece in the previous post. To be honest, there aren't any particularly good pics of them from that story.

So I've replaced them...


8.38pm 05.03.2018: Additional: I was also a bit unhappy with the Daleks on the Genesis of the Daleks one... So I've replaced them as well.