Screen Two: Unfair Exchanges (1984)
Science Fiction / Television

Screen Two: Unfair Exchanges (1984)

British actor, writer and director Ken Campbell was a genuine one-off, an eccentric, brilliant and innovative talent that never quite got the full due he deserved. In 1976, he took Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson’s extraordinary, sprawling political/fantasy satire the Illuminatus! trilogy (The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden AppleĀ and Leviathan) and adapted it … Continue reading

1990 (1977-1978)
Science Fiction / Television

1990 (1977-1978)

Dystopian futures were all the vogue on British television in the 1970s. Everything from The Guardians (1971) to Terry Nation’s post-apocalyptic Survivors (1975-1977), from episodes of children’s shows like The Tomorrow People (1973-1979) to hit space opera Blake’s 7 (1978-1981) and more Plays for Today (1970-1984) and Tomorrow (1982) than you can shake a stick … Continue reading