Perfect rainy Saturday afternoon entertainment, even if you happen to be watching it in the middle of the week, BBC One's Merlin returns with the final half of the second series.
It was inevitable that at some point in time one of our beloved British channels would attempt to cash in on the huge hit that is Heroes.
Are you ready for your treatment? The creator of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Firefly returns to the network that, if you believe fan furore, hasn’t always treated him well in the past.
On the evidence of this, Colin Baker's 4-part opening story from 1984, it’s clear the poor boy never stood a chance.
Years ago, we had Village Of The Dammed, a creepy tale about some kids who got possessed by a bunch of aliens who used the youngsters' skills for their own purposes, hence getting nick-named the Midwich Cuckoos.
This, arguably, is what started it all - from the creative mind of Gerry Anderson, Fireball XL5 was the first marionette sci-fi television show.
Being a Doctor Who fan in the eighties must have been awkward: the lonely Timelord wasn’t cool, wasn’t sexy and - crucially - wasn’t David Tennant.
Pretender to the crown of Doctor Who and infinitely better than its ITV1 stable-mate Demons, Primeval is an entertaining Saturday night bit of fluff that fortunately doesn't take itself entirely seriously.
Few, if any, television shows in recent years have achieved cult status on the same level as Battlestar Galactica. Although slowly rising from almost complete obscurity, it still never gained the mainstream popularity it so clearly deserved.
Don't let anyone tell you that the BBC's 2005 reinvention of Doctor Who was anything other than a major surprise.