‘Tom Stone is not the man he was’

says JOHN SLATER who has played the Det-Sgt. since the twice-weekly series on BBC-1 began 200 episodes ago

Why are TV Docs so popular?

A 1966 profile of Dr Finlay - Bill Simpson - one of the popular doctors on our TV screens

BOND: from man to superman

Two fans of Ian Fleming's James Bond 007 discuss the character in the novels compared to the films on the release of Thunderball in 1966

Back in time for TV: 17-22 June 1969

HE Cooper takes a time machine back to 17-22 June 1969 for a look at what was on the telly

Back in time for TV: 4-8 June 1968

HE Cooper takes a time machine back to 4-8 June 1968 for a look at what was on the telly

Back in time for TV: 17-22 June 1969

HE Cooper takes a time machine back to 17-22 June 1969 for a look at what was on the telly

Back in time for TV: 4-8 June 1968

HE Cooper takes a time machine back to 4-8 June 1968 for a look at what was on the telly

Back in time for TV: 18-25 May 1967

HE Cooper takes a time machine back to 18-25 May 1967 for a look at what was on the telly

Back in time for TV: 5-11 May 1966

HE Cooper takes a time machine back to 5-11 May 1966 for a look at what was on the telly

Back in time for TV: 28 April-4 May 1965

HE Cooper takes a time machine back to 28 April-4 May 1965 for a look at what was on the telly

Back in time for TV: 14-20 April 1964

HE Cooper takes a time machine back to 14-20 April 1964 for a look at what was on the telly

Please leave the Minstrels their cork

TV critic Milton Shulman defends The Black and White Minstrels. Yes, it reads exactly as you think it's going to.

The (too) easy laugh that kills so many TV comedy shows

Leslie Crowther vehicle "The Reluctant Romeo" is not as good as Steptoe, says Milton Shulman

The time has come to smother Crossroads

Why doesn't anyone listen to TV critics, asks splenetic TV critic Milton Shulman

These are among the TV shows I call toothless and vapid

Peyton Place, Dick Van Dyke, Perry Mason, The Munsters, Bonanza and Dr. Kildare don't suit Milton Shulman