4th April 2017 - Brian Clemens interview DVD... Thanks to
Jeff Smart for letting me know that he has a Brian Clemens DVD
interview for sale. Here's the PR:
"Brian Clemens was the power
behind such TV series as The Avengers, Thriller
and The Professionals, and his contributions to Film and
TV across six decades, mark him out as one of the greatest and
most respected TV and Film creators the UK has ever produced!
His life story is told in this revealing and often witty
interview, conducted in 2003 in his writing room at his house in
rural Bedfordshire, surrounded by his trusty typewriter and many
items from the various productions he has contributed to over
the years. This interview was originally intended to feature as
part of the DVD extras for a release of one of his TV series,
but as the interview is an hour and three quarters long, space
considerations meant the interview was never given a commercial
release. With the permission of his family estate we present for
you the definitive interview with the master of television
writing and producing.
sample clip at YouTube.
Order from eBay!
Brian passed away in 2015,
and part of the sale price will be donated to Brian's favourite
charity the Salvation Army."
2nd April 2017 - Genesis of The Avengers revealed (and
Apologies for the lack of updates to Declassified of late. I've
been somewhat sidetracked with other projects, notably in the
writing of Dr Brent's Casebook - An Unauthorised Guide to
Police Surgeon with Richard McGinlay. The book, which has
been in preparation for three years, is finally published today in hardcover and paperback editions, both
of which carry 14 beautiful black-and-white illustrations by
Shaqui Le Vesconte. Running to an impressive 328 pages, this
represents the most exhaustive and authoritative account ever
written about the series. While it deals with Police Surgeon
on its own merits, it also considers its links to The
Avengers and other British television series of the 1960s.
There is also one revelation in there that will likely have
Avengers fans realising that the creation of The Avengers
relied in no small part on the strangest of catalysts!
- save 15% with by entering FWD15 at Lulu.com checkout.
EPUB version (not
illustrated) is also available, but the code won't work on this
Important Note: Paperback
and Kindle versions of this book will be available from Amazon
stores at a later date.
24th January 2017 - New 'Tunnel of Fear' Edition of TWO AGAINST THE UNDERWORLD...
The recent recovery of a film print of the Series 1 episode
Tunnel of Fear has led to a brand new edition of the book I
wrote with Richard McGinlay and Alys Hayes, Two Against the
Underworld. It now carries a greatly expanded and revised chapter
about this thrilling episode along with many other updates, which
include some added detail about the life and death of Juno, the
Great Dane who featured as Steed's dog Puppy, and significant
updates to the chapter that deals with the hunt for the missing
episodes. The book is available in hardcover, paperback and as EPUB
and Kindle ebooks. We apologise to previous purchasers - we only
issue new editions when there are solid reasons for doing so - and
therefore we encourage people to wait for price promotions before
buying... If you can't wait, the discount code FWD15 will save 15%
on print versions.
Important Note: The
updated paperback version for Amazon is held up, so please do not
order the Amazon version until you see the cover illustration above
(blue rather than purple).
Further details at
In other news... 2016 updates
have now been archived.