_

Shopping Basket

Item Qty

£0.00

Home>Books>Cult Titles
bowler hats.jpg

Cult Titles

Reference and fiction books on your other favourite cult TV shows

 

Products

1 2 3

Assigned: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Sapphire and Steel

assigned-big.jpg ? In Stock £15.99

Sapphire & Steel charted the efforts of two mysterious 'agents', named Sapphire (Joanna Lumley) and Steel (David McCallum), as they were given a number of 'assignments'. featuring everything from a faceless man and a vengeful soldier, to living nursery rhymes and a time-trapped motorway cafe.

The series was innovative, intelligent and terrifying, and it has stayed in the memories of all who saw it.

In this guide, Richard Callaghan delves into the six televised 'assignments' and finds out what made them tick. He explores the continuity and background to the show, and gives all the facts and figures as well as a critical commentary. The show's spin-off books and audio adventures are also discussed and reviewed.

150pp approx A5 paperback book

 

...more

Bowler Hats and Kinky Boots (A Guide to The Avengers)

bowler hats.jpg ? In Stock £24.99

‘Always keep your bowler on in times of stress. And watch out for diabolical masterminds.’

The Avengers is one of the most stylish and influential television series of all time, blending action and adventure with outrageous villains and a camp sense of fun. It introduced the public to the central characters of John Steed, Cathy Gale, Emma Peel and Tara King, and made international stars of actors Patrick Macnee, Honor Blackman, Diana Rigg and Linda Thorson.

 

This is the most in-depth reference work about the show. It covers all aspects, going through the production episode by episode, with full behind-the-scenes details. Assembled from ABC Television documentation, including daily progress reports and internal letters and memos, to give a complete day by day picture of how the series progressed from videotape to film and from black and white to colour. In addition, the author has spoken and corresponded with many people who worked on the series, to give the fullest picture yet of how this classic and stylish British production was assembled.

 

This volume also covers The New Avengers, the South African radio series, the stage play and the 1998 feature film.

...more

Brian Hayles: The Moon Stallion

moonstallion.jpg ? In Stock £14.99

When the Purwells set out to explore the land of the real King Arthur, they find themselves caught up in a hunt for the Moon Stallion, a beautiful but dangerous beast without mortal master. Mortenhurze, Purwell's patron, wants revenge. Todman, a horse warlock, has more sinister intentions. Both men seek to capture the mysterious horse, so that its magic powers will become theirs to command.

 

But they are no match for the dark forces of myth and magic which still exist among the Berkshire hills. Only Diana, who is blind, is allowed a glimpse of the truth. With Merlin's help, she learns that the Moon Stallion is beyond the reach of ambitious men. It is part of a legend which unites past, present and future...

 

Based on the 1978 BBC Children's fantasy drama starring Sarah Sutton, John Abineri, and David Haig.

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Best known for his work on Doctor Who, he wrote a total of six stories and created the iconic Celestial Toymaker and The Ice Warriors! Hayles wrote for such television series as The Regiment, Barlow at Large, Doomwatch, Out of the Unknown, United!, Legend of Death, Public Eye, Z-Cars, BBC Playhouse, The Wednesday Thriller and Suspense.

 

In addition to script writing for the radio series The Archers, Hayles penned a novel based on the soap called Spring at Brookfield (Tandem, 1975) set in the period between the two world wars. His other books included novelisations of his Doctor Who stories, and two horror plays for children, The Curse of the Labyrinth (Dobson, 1976) and Hour of the Werewolf (Dobson, 1976). An original novel entitled Goldhawk (NEL, 1979) was published posthumously

...more

By Your Command: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide To Battlestar Galactica: Volume 1: The Original Series and Galactica 1980

by your command.jpg ? In Stock £15.99

Battlestar Galactica was one of the most impressive American telefantasy series of the 1970s, facing down competition from the Star Wars franchise and antipathy from its own network to gain high ratings, a devoted fan following, and a spin-off commissioned less than a year after the original had ended.

 

In this book, Alan Stevens and Fiona Moore use behind- the-scenes material and in-depth analyses of both screened episodes and unmade stories to explore how Battlestar Galactica interwove relevant political and religious themes into the traditional space-opera format to produce a television programme which is never less than entertaining and frequently thought-provoking. Like the re-imagined series it inspired, the original Battlestar Galactica poses difficult questions about the legitimacy of war, the value of love, the perils of leadership and, ultimately, what it means to be human.

 

Paperback

 

...more

Carry On Confidential

carry on confidential.jpg ? In Stock £19.99

The Carry On films have delighted audiences around the world for over 50 years. Saucy yet subtle, crude but never lewd, the Carry Ons really are the very best of British.

From gentle romantic comedies, through innuendo, double- (and single-) entendre to an all-too-brief dalliance with alternative comedy in the 1990s, the Carry Ons and the people who made them have become cultural icons and household names.

But how well do you really know our most beloved comedy institution?

Carry On Confidential is the thinking fan’s guide to the Carry Ons, taking a fresh look at these classic British comedies. A unique spotter’s guide with something new for even the most seasoned devotees, Carry On Confidential is packed with trivia, bloopers and gaffes, spin-offs and collectibles and a comprehensive guide to the locations used in every film.

You’ll fall in love with the Carry Ons all over again.

...more

Children of the Stones (Novel)

children of the stones.jpg ? In Stock £9.99

Adam Brake, a professor of astrophysics, and his teenage son Matthew, arrive in Milbury, an English village surrounded by a stone circle. Adam has been commissioned to investigate the residual magnetism of the stones, but he and Matthew soon begin to realise that this is no ordinary village….


Based on the classic television series starring Gareth Thomas and Freddie Jones, this is the original novelisation, published for the first time in 35 years.


Hardcover

...more

Children of the Stones: Return to the Stones

return to the stones.jpg ? In Stock £19.99

Twenty-five years after the terrifying events at Milbury, Matthew Brake returns to the English village, this time with his own son Tom.


Having followed his father’s footsteps and become a Professor of Astrophysics, he has never been back to Milbury, even though his father Adam lives in the Manor House and has assured him that all is well in the village. But now he is about to take Tom on his first visit to England.


It turns out, however, that all is far from well. Soon after their arrival, Adam, Matthew and Tom are plunged into a new nightmare…


Return to the Stones is a brand new sequel to the cult 1970s television series Children of the Stones, published here for the first time.

 

Hardcover

...more

Destination: Moonbase Alpha: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Space 1999

moonbase alpha.jpg ? In Stock £16.99

September 13th, 1999...

A massive nuclear explosion blasts the Moon out of Earth orbit, sending Moonbase Alpha's 311 inhabitants on an uncontrollable odyssey through deep space. Now, Destination: Moonbase Alpha takes you back to a future billed as "the most spectacular space science fiction series ever produced for television."

Destination: Moonbase Alpha is the most comprehensive book ever published on SPACE: 1999, including extensive cast lists and detailed reviews of all 48 episodes, as well as the Message from Moonbase Alpha short film.

Destination: Moonbase Alpha tells the incredible story of the making of a science fiction classic, told by the actors, writers and production crew who created it. Including commentary from:

 

Martin Landau (Commander John Koenig)
Barbara Bain (Doctor Helena Russell)

Barry Morse (Professor Victor Bergman)
Sylvia Anderson (Producer - Year One)

Catherine Schell (Maya)
Fred Freiberger (Producer - Year Two)

Zienia Merton (Sandra Benes)
Gerry Anderson (Executive Producer)

Prentis Hancock (Paul Morrow)
Johnny Byrne (Writer)

Nick Tate (Alan Carter)
Christopher Penfold (Writer)

Anton Phillips (Bob Mathias)
Keith Wilson (Production Designer)

John Hug (Bill Fraser)
And many more!

 

Destination: Moonbase Alpha also includes - for the first time ever - the complete story behind the disappearance of Barry Morse and Professor Victor Bergman... It's a true story no fan has ever known - until now!

Destination: Moonbase Alpha is the essential guide to SPACE: 1999 - from critical reaction then and now, through the triumphant 35 year odyssey of Moonbase Alpha since the worldwide debut of SPACE: 1999 in 1975, and finally to writer Johnny Byrne's concepts for the return of the series. Keep this indispensable guide with you, and escape into worlds beyond belief!

300pp approx A5 paperback book

 

...more

Fates, Flowers by Matthew Waterhouse

fates flowers.jpeg ? In Stock £9.99

Sara Smith is one of the most monstrous characters you can hope to meet. She lives in Greenwich Village on Life Insurance courtesy of her late husband, but she has fallen into a dreary routine: work in a card shop by day, where she is the rudest  sales clerk imaginable, and weary evenings passed in the same cellar bar night after night with the same old people. But when she meets and seduces a gorgeous boy called Steve, she has no idea what she is getting herself into. Neither has he. Neither will you.

...more

Hammer Out Book of Ghosts

hammerout.jpg ? In Stock £4.00

A Collection of Short Ghost Stories published in aid of

HAMMER OUT

 

Foreword by Tracey Childs

 

This Volume Includes the Stories...


Immortal Monster by Sam Stone

The Widow and the Deserter by Alex Barrett

Sleeping Lions by Niall Boyce

Orbyting by Jan Edwards

The Noise from the Flat Upstairs by S.E. Branson

Tower Song by Richard Howard

Deadline by Paul W.T. Ballard

The Attic Nursery by Raven Dane

Chillers and Breathers by Sam Stone

We Attract that which we Fear the Most by Louise Jameson

and

Last Rites by Simon Guerrier

 


HAMMER OUT: Every single penny raised will go towards our charity and help fund research, raise awareness and provide support for people suffering from brain tumours and their families.

Established in March 2002, Hammer Out was set up as a small fundraising group to raise awareness of brain tumours and the needs of those affected by them as well as raising money for brain and cancer related charities, giving significant donations to both Macmillan Cancer Relief and the UK Brain Tumour Society.

Now a registered charity, we continue to support the original aims. This also gives us the opportunity to raise funds for very specific purposes. One such project is to establish support groups for people with brain tumours, their families and carers. Hammer Out would like people experiencing the shock and bewilderment of the diagnosis of brain tumours to know that you are not alone and have others to turn to

 

...more

Hooded Man Volume 1: Robin of Loxley (New printing)

hooded man.jpg ? In Stock £19.99

‘In the days of the Lion spawned of the Devil’s Brood, the Hooded Man shall come to the forest. There he will meet Herne the Hunter, Lord of the Trees, and be his son and do his bidding. The Powers of Light and Darkness shall be strong within him. And the guilty shall tremble.’

 

With its distinctive mixture of history and mythology, Robin of Sherwood was an innovative treatment of the Robin Hood legend. Broadcast on ITV between 1984 and 1986, the series has been a major influence on later versions of the Robin Hood story.

 

Now for the first time, a guide to the series in two volumes, from its beginnings in fifteenth century ballads of Robin Hood to its modern tale of a band of guerrillas striking from their forest hideout.

 

Hooded Man Volume One takes a fresh look at each episode starring Michael Praed. It explores the production of the first two series and the legends, literature and history that influenced them. On the way you’ll find new trivia, goofs, quotes and translations, a comprehensive atlas of filming locations and the full story of the creation of the series.

 

Hooded Man is an essential guide for every true fan of the series, detailing everything you might have missed along the way… because nothing is ever forgotten.

...more

Hooded Man Volume 2: Robert of Huntingdon (New printing)

hooded man 2.jpg ? In Stock £19.99

‘Herne’s Son is dead.’

 ‘Robin of Loxley is dead. Herne’s Son lives again in you.’

 

With its distinctive mixture of history and mythology, Robin of Sherwood was an innovative treatment of the Robin Hood legend. Broadcast on ITV between 1984 and 1986, the series has been a major influence on later versions of the Robin Hood story.

 

Now for the first time, a guide to the series in two volumes, from its beginnings in fifteenth century ballads of Robin Hood to its modern tale of a band of guerrillas striking from their forest hideout.

 

Hooded Man Volume Two takes a fresh look at each episode starring Jason Connery. It explores the production of the third series and the legends, literature and history that influenced it. On the way you’ll find new trivia, goofs, a detailed historical timeline, maps of the series’ settings and the full story of the fall of the Goldcrest production company. Also included is a comprehensive guide to the spin-off books, games and all 126 issues of the comic strip.

 

Hooded Man is an essential guide for every true fan of the series, detailing everything you might have missed along the way… because nothing is ever forgotten.

...more
1 2 3