Who were Lost in Space? Where did The League of Gentlemen live? When did the Eurovision Song Contest begin? And what does a 'gaffer' actually do? The Penguin TV Companion - fully revised, updated and expanded - answers all of these questions, and thousands more. More than 2,300 programmes, with cast lists, transmission dates, detailed synopses and loads more, from Dallas to Downton Abbey, Porridge to Peep Show and The Woodentops to The Wire More than 1,500 entries for major TV people - actors, writers, producers and others, from Des O'Connor to Dermot O'Leary, Joanna Lumley to Nigella Lawson and Harry Corbett to James Corden Technical terms explained; major broadcasters profiled New star ratings, revealing the best, and the worst, of seventy-five years of viewing DVD availability highlighted The most comprehensive and addictive book on television you could ever want.
Jeff Evans has edited eight editions of the Campaign for Real Ale's Good Beer Guide. His other books include Midsomer Murders: the Making of an English Crime Classic and Evans' TV Trivia. He has contributed to many TV and radio programmes, newspapers and magazines, including the Radio Times. He is married with two sons and lives in Newbury.