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James Cooray Smith is freelance writer specialising in TV and film history.
Film has given Britain a dangerously skewed perspective on World War II
Night of the Living Dead (1968) was a curiously accurate portrayal of the zeitgeist.
Is there any relationship between a British premier and the Doctor Who shown while they’re in office? Let's see...
27 Harry Potter terms defined (by someone who has also never read Harry Potter).
On the 40th anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars, George Lucas biographer James Cooray Smith shares the unlikely story of how the first film got made.
Roger Moore, James Bond actor, has died at the age of 89.
Before 1990, northern towns were producing TV shows that were distinctively local - and internationally successful.
Death by a thousand Netflix clicks? Broadcast viewing figures tell a different story.
Guessing the next Doctor is always pure speculation, but there is a pattern in the history of casting the role.
The comic hero has always responded to US politics – even ditching his identity briefly after Watergate. Watch out for his reaction to the new President.