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Issue #228 • ships from May 6 2008
News-stand Price UK £3.99 / US $7.99

100 pages

Cover Feature:
Pushing Daisies

• Star Anna Friel said ‘Never again,’ after her first attempt to make it in Hollywood - but the quirky style of the series lured her back to Los Angeles. She tells us why she reckons the series' success is a testament to the appeal of old-fashioned romance

Exclusive Interviews...

Rekha SharmaBattlestar Galactica (2000s)
• Actress Rekha Sharma has discovered her true, Cylon, nature. She tells us about her nerves during her first days on set, and discovering her new role

Bender is backFuturama
• Five years on and the show is back for the first in a series of straight-to-DVD movies! Actor John DiMaggio, the voice of foul-mouthed bending robot Bender, lets loose about its return…

The radio recordingJames Bond
• Producer Rosalind Ayres and creator Ian Fleming’s actress niece Lucy Fleming tell us about bringing a special, one-off, adaptation of Doctor NoBond to radio

• In the States, viewers are eagerly awaiting Season 3, while British viewers are just getting their first taste of the second run. We catch up with the newcomers, heroes and villains, who joined the show in its second year as they reflect on their role in the series…

Ghost Whisperer
• For actor David Conrad, playing the husband of a psychic isn’t that different to his own past experiences, as he reveals his encounters with the ghosts of Hollywood…


Doctor Who (2000s)
• A picture preview of the Time Lord’s next adventures, The Doctor’s Daughter and The Unicorn and the Wasp


Primetime Mad Men
• We speak to the creator of the 1960s-set advertising drama that’s already being described as ‘the new Sopranos’ after a single season…

Deep Thought
• The big issues of the moment assessed: this issue, as the family of Steptoe and Son star Harry H Corbett criticize the way he was portrayed in the BBC bio-pic The Curse of Steptoe, we wonder how far artistic licence can be stretched…

Diamond Mine
• Kicking off a new regular feature, we assess Fawlty Towers episode by episode to decide whether it deserves its reputation as one of television’s most previous gems…

TV Reviews – 30+ episodes reviewed!
  • Ashes to Ashes Season finale
    A07 (9)
    A08 (9)

  • Battlestar Galactica (2000s) Season 4 New season
    D03 The Ties That Bind (9)
    D01 He Who Believeth In Me (8)
    D02 Six of One (8)

  • Doctor Who (2000s) Season 4 New season
    D02 The Fires of Pompeii (9)
    D03 Planet of the Ood (9)
    D01 Partners in Crime (7)

  • Medium Season 4
    D10 Wicked Game Part II (9)
    D08 Burn Baby, Burn Part II (8)
    D09 Wicked Game Part I (8)
    D11 Lady Killer (8)
    D07 Burn Baby, Burn Part I (7)

  • Torchwood Season 2 Season finale
    B12 Fragments (9)
    B13 Exit Wounds (9)
    B11 Adrift (7)

  • Journey into Space Revival
    Frozen in Time (8)

  • Reaper Season 1
    A12 Unseen (8)
    A13 Acid Queen (8)

  • Smallville Season 7
    G14 Traveler (8)
    G16 Descent (8)
    G15 Veritas (7 )

  • Jericho Season 2 Series finale
    B07 Patriots and Tyrants (8)
    B06 Sedition (4)

  • New Amsterdam Season 1 Season finale
    A07 Reclassified (8)
    A08 Love Hurts (7)
    A04 Honor (6)
    A06 Legacy (6)
    A05 Keep the Change (5)

  • Desperate Housewives Season 4
    D11 Sunday (7)

  • Lost Season 4
    D08 Meet Kevin Johnson (7)

Merchandise Reviews
  • Bleak Expectations
    Season 1 (CD) (10)

  • Doctor Who
    Max Warp (CD) (9)
    The Invasion of Time (DVD) (8)
    The Many Hands (h/bk) (8)
    Martha in the Mirror (h/bk) (7)
    Snowglobe 7 (h/bk) (7)
    Brave New Town (CD) (7)
    Dalek Empire: The Fearless, Part four (CD) (6)
    Dead London (CD) (6)

TV Focus
  • Our pick of what's to watch and hear on TV and radio from 30th April to 28th May 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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All other contents © Visual Imagination Ltd 2008. Not for reproduction

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