Tides 29

The Tides of Time, issue 29, was published in March 2004. Its cover date was Easter Vacation 2004. It was edited by Matthew Kilburn, with assistance from Alex M. Cameron.

This issue is available to download as a PDF. For technical reasons it’s available in two formats.

This link takes you to the printer-friendly booklet version

This link takes you to the screen-friendly A5 page version


  • Turn of the Tide; Old Management. Editorials by Matthew Kilburn
  • A Beginner’s Guide to The Prisoner by Daniel Saunders
  • What really happened to Beagle 2. Cartoon by Alex M. Cameron
  • My Nights with REG. Review of Scream of the Shalka, by Paul Dumont
  • Slay Up, and Slay the Game! The Whedonverse, Britain and Ireland, by Matthew Kilburn
  • Wiles Thing! John Wiles’s producership of Doctor Who, by Matthew Kilburn
  • ‘At one time, all of British episodic television was written by about ten writers, and I was one of them.’ The career of Brian Clemens, by James Davies
  • How does Doctor Who entertain? Answered by Daniel Saunders
  • Grendel of Gracht. Reflections on The Androids of Tara by Matthew Kilburn
  • Envoi by Matthew Kilburn

Back cover photograph: Sophie Aldred, February 1991, by Matthew Kilburn

Format: A4 folded to A5, photocopied (some copies had the outer covers replaced by an inkjet version), 36pp


  1. […] leave a comment » As if I hadn’t enough to do, I’ve spent a few hours reconstructing the first issue of The Tides of Time which I edited, back in 2004. Issue 29 was the first published in the less expensive A5 format, and had a long gestation under three editorships. Although published at Easter 2004, many of the articles had been written before the commissioning of the new series of Doctor Who in 2003, though I was able to make reference to it in the editorial. As a result, there’s a high emphasis on non-Doctor Who material, with a Buffy cover as I shamelessly plug my own article, and articles on Star Trek, The Prisoner and the career of Brian Clemens too. For a full listing see the Tides 29 page. […]


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