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Elizabeth Sandifer

Elizabeth Sandifer created Eruditorum Press. She’s not really sure why she did that, and she apologizes for the inconvenience. She currently writes Last War in Albion, a history of the magical war between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. She used to write TARDIS Eruditorum, a history of Britain told through the lens of a ropey sci-fi series. She also wrote Neoreaction a Basilisk, writes comics these days, and has ADHD so will probably just randomly write some other shit sooner or later. Support Elizabeth on Patreon.


  1. Seeing_I
    August 9, 2011 @ 3:49 am

    Great post! And I totally share your feelings about realism.


  2. Ken
    November 9, 2011 @ 2:02 pm

    And the funny connection to Doctor Who that Z-Cars has is in both of their first episodes the same guitar instrumental is played. No one at the time would have noticed it – being nearly 2 years apart – but it just felt odd to me…


  3. Tilt Araiza
    May 14, 2014 @ 6:51 am

    Late to the party, but Ted Willis didn't write every episode of Dixon, he stopped being sole writer after the 200th episode in 1963, around about the time he went to ATV to create Sgt. Cork (and not too long before he became Baron Willis). He only co-wrote one episode after that. It's also interesting that the creator of a character of a show that apparently "exists purely to reinforce the social order" was a former Communist and eventual Labour peer.


  4. David Cook
    February 9, 2024 @ 9:25 am

    Famously Dixon was a spin off of the movie The Blue Lamp and the character was shot and killed in it!

    For a long time the show was seen as “cozy” however the release of the existing Seventies episodes on DVD a decade ago saw a minor re-evaltion to this view.


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