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Issue #225 • ships from Feb 6 2008
News-stand Price UK £3.99 / US $7.99

100 pages

Cover Feature: Primeval
• A scheming woman might be coming between them onscreen, but in real life actors Hannah Spearitt and Andrew-Lee Potts couldn’t be closer. They tell us about getting soaked while ‘visiting’ the Future, living in a new reality… and falling for each other! Awwww...!

Exclusive Interviews...

Ashes to Ashes
• Gene Hunt’s better half, actor Philip Glenister, holds forth on the 1980s, American remakes of British TV, and what we can expect from the follow-up to Life on Mars

Esai MoralesJericho
• Former NYPD Blue star Esai Morales joins the cast as Major Beck. He tells us about his character, a military man who’d sooner be back with his wife and child than sent to run Jericho…

• Actress Eve Myles tells us about her place as the Human heart of the Torchwood team, and her character’s imminent marriage, and taking centre stage for an upcoming episode…
Gwen’s long-suffering boyfriend Rhys now knows the secrets of her job… Actor Kai Owen reveals how it feels to become one of the Torchwood team at last… and what’s in store at the stag and hen parties…

Knight Rider (2000s)
• Star Justin Bruening tells us about fulfilling a childhood fantasy by stepping into David Hasselhoff’s shoes as new lead Michael Tracer

• Stars Patricia Arquette and Jake Weber reveal how the Dubois are coping with having Allison’s psychic skills revealed, and how they’ll be saved from unemployment by an intriguing offer from new co-star Anjelica Huston…

The Colour of Magic
• Best-selling author Terry Pratchett gives us a sneak preview of the upcoming Sky mini-series based on his first Discworld books, revealing how he’s had some details tweaked in light of later tales…


Primetime Cashmere Mafia
• The ladies who lunch are about to give the Desperate Housewives a run for their money in this new series…

Deep Thought
• The big issues of the moment assessed: This issue, was Andy Milman’s condemnation of celebrity culture in the Extras finale right? Or are we being too hard on ourselves?

• Our continuing history of television assesses the 1968-69 season, when black actors started to get decent roles… but sexism remained all the rage…

TV Reviews – 25+ episodes reviewed!
  • Best to worst (Marks out of 10)

  • Desperate Housewives Season 3
    D10 Welcome to Kanagawa (10)

  • Ashes to Ashes Season 1 New series
    A01 (9)

  • Primeval Season 2
    B02 (8)

  • Reaper Season 1
    A10 Cash Out (8)

  • Torchwood Season 2
    B02 Sleeper (8)

  • Heroes Season 2 Season finale
    B09 Cautionary Tales (8)
    B10 Truth and Consequences (7)
    B11 Powerless (8)

  • Medium Season 4 - New season
    D01 And Then… (7)
    D02 But for the Grace of God (8)

  • Journeyman Season 1 Series finale
    A10 Blowback (7)
    A11 Home by Another Way (7)
    A12 The Hanged Man (8)
    A13 Perfida (7)

  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Season 1 New series
    A01 Pilot (8)
    A02 Gnothi Seauton (7)

  • All About Thunderbirds
    documentary (7)

  • Flash Gordon (2000s) Season 1
    A16 Thicker Than Water (7)
    A17 Ebb and Flow (6)
    A18 Blame (6)

  • Tin Man Première
    Mini-series (6)

  • Stargate Atlantis Season 4
    D11 Be All My Sins Remembered (6)

  • Moonlight Season 1 Series finale
    A11 Love Lasts Forever (4)
    A12 The Mortal Cure (6)

  • Robin Hood (2000s) Season 2 Season finale
    B12 A Good Day to Die (5)
    B13 We Are Robin Hood (4)

Merchandise Reviews
  • The Avengers
    The Inside Story (h/bk) (7)

  • Blood Ties
    Season 1 (DVD) (8)

  • Doctor Who
    Beneath the Surface (DVD) (10)
    The Companion Chronicles: The Catalyst (CD) (5)
    The Time Meddler (DVD) (9)

  • Family Guy
    Blue Harvest (DVD)

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation
TV Focus
  • Our pick of what's to watch and hear on TV and radio from 6th February to 5th March 2008

Readers' Forum
  • 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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