Fans of British telefantasy get set to rejoice, for You and Who Else is released later this week. The book itself, which just so happens to be edited by STARBURST’s very own J.R. Southall, is a history of British telefantasy from those who have spent years and decades watching it. Even better, all royalties generated by the book will go to the Terrence Higgins Trust.
The official word on the book reads:
Television is the route by which we map our lives. From the day we are old enough to understand words and pictures it is a constant companion, educating and entertaining us, helping us to understand the world around us – and firing our imaginations off into the far reaches of an infinitely varied universe.
From Ace of Wands to Worzel Gummidge, from Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) to Red Dwarf, from the moment Professor Quatermass' rocket ship returned to Earth, to the moment Ian and Barbara entered the Doctor's Ship, fantasy television has had an extraordinary effect on our emotions and our intellect.
Whether it be exploring space or travelling through time, surviving the aftermath of some Earthbound disaster or creating new worlds in uncharted territories, the writers and producers of speculative television have used the format to reflect and inform the world in which we live.
And whether it be through horror, science fiction or imaginative fantasy – or a combination of all three – we have all been touched in some way by the creativity and insight provided by such visionaries as Gerry Anderson, Nigel Kneale and Douglas Adams.
You and Who Else is a unique history of sixty years of British fantasy television, and a definitive record of its place in our lives – as told by the people who saw it: the viewers.
You and Who Else is officially released on November 20th and can be purchased here .SHARE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW OR ON TWITTER @STARBURST_MAG
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