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Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Eight

Leonard Matthews, General Managing Editor of Fleetway and the Eagle Group of Comics, was a Creative Visionary… but that, Roger Perry argues in his extensive biography of the man which continues here on downthetubes, is only due to him having utilised the ideas of others. Here, Roger recalls the creation of Martspress, the company that wouldContinue reading Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Eight

Gerry Anderson’s ‘Protectors’ gets DVD release

It’s not Gerry Anderson’s best-loved series – even though it was his most expensive to date – and it certainly isn’t the kind of science fiction that made his name, such as Thunderbirds and UFO. But The Protectors – out on DVD next week in the UK – does feature a top-notch cast that includesContinue reading Gerry Anderson’s ‘Protectors’ gets DVD release

New Biography of Showbiz Legend Lew Grade

A new biography of British media entrepeneur Lew Grade – without whom shows such as Thunderbirds, UFO and The Muppets might never have been made – is to be published by Aurum Press next month. All My Shows are Great is the first biography of a giant of British show business and the story ofContinue reading New Biography of Showbiz Legend Lew Grade