Take a nostalgic trip through 70 years of television with the third edition of "The Penguin TV Companion". From "Little House on the Prairie" to "Little Britain", "The X Files" to "The X Factor", and "Department S" to "Desperate Housewives", no other book on television is as comprehensive, or addictive. It covers 2,200 programmes with full cast lists, transmission dates and detailed lively synopses. There are more than 1,500 entries for major TV people - actors, writers, producers and others: from Lew Grade to Ricky Gervais, David Coleman to Simon Cowell, and Chris Tarrant to David Tennant. There are new star ratings, revealing the best, and the worst, of 70 years of viewing. DVD availability is included for the first time. So, whether you want to know whose singing made the customers in "'Allo 'Allo" fill their ears with cheese, when was "That Was The Week That Was" or who "Santa's Little Helper" is - this is the book for you.
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 radion programmes, newspapers and magazines, including the Radio Times. He is married with two sons and lives in Newbury.