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Look-in was the Junior TV Times but in fact it had very little in the way of TV listings, they were confined to one page at the back in the briefest of detail.

One of the reasons Look-in was so popular was the pull out posters that were dotted througout the magazine.

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I was just browsing your site with an interest in Look-in, the Junior TV Times, and notice you have a couple of pages featuring this classic British comic magazine. You may be interested to know that there is now a website dedicated to Look-in and its picture strips. Itís called the Look-in Picture Strip archive and can be found at the following URL: http://www.lookinarchive.com. As its title suggests, we aim to reproduce every picture strip from every issue of Look-in that was ever published. Itís a mammoth task but one which we really think we can do over time and the generous support of fellow Look-in fans and collectors. Please give us a mention on your website if you would; a link to us would be great too! - Daz

I think I'm correct in saying that one particular free-gift was a cardboard 'television studio' that you had to bend and fold to assemble.- Sean Conran


Other stories were:
Space 1999
Doctor at large
Features
On the Ball with Brian Moore
Cookery with Ed Stewpot
- Nigel Upton

This was THE 'junior TV magazine' for those of us who wanted something a little more in the early 70's. The first two issues came with a free cut & build Magpie TV studio - complete with stand-up presenters, and I think that issue 3 had an 'Ace of Wands' horoscope/Tarot wheel. Before it became more teeny-pop orientated, Look-In had some very good strips devoted to 'Timeslip' and 'The Freewheelers' as well as the usual 'On the Buses' and 'Please Sir!' gumph. It was a brilliant mag in its heyday and I was an avid reader! Chris H

Those with fond recollections of Look-in might like to have a butchers' at John Stewart's 'John's Look-Out' at http://uk.geocities.com/johnslookout2002/index2, a very informative site dedicated to the magazine.

I missed this comic entirely at the time, which is unfortunate because many of the artists drawing for Look-in were personal favourites of mine. - Richard

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I collected 'Look-In' on and off from an early issue (no. 9 or 10 of the first year) until the mid-eighties when I left college and even had an interview there as a designer - didn't get the job though!

While at college, I wrote my thesis on comics and the then editor of 'Look-In' Colin Shelbourn was extremely helpful and informative - I still have the letters! - and so was main writer Angus Allan who I corresponded with on a later thesis (on fandom!)

In its heyday in the 1970s it was a superlative blend of action and comedy strips, features and articles. In particular I recall 'Timeslip' in colour (and I was lucky enough to obtain the whole first year of 'Look-In' and see these again recently), 'Follyfoot', 'The Tomorrow People', 'Space:1999', 'Six Million Dollar Man' (which seemed to run for ages), 'Sapphire & Steel', 'Battlestar Galactica', 'Buck Rogers', 'Charlies Angels', 'CHiPs', 'Terrahawks', 'Star Fleet' & 'Knight Rider'. Then there were the comedy strips like 'On The Buses', 'Superflop (Les Dawson', 'Man About The House', 'Bless This House', 'Madness' (based on the group) and various musical ones like 'The Partridge Family', 'Bucks Fizz' and 'Five Star'... - Shaqui

Catweazle also appeared in comic strip form in Look-In. Originally it was hal comic strips half magazine articles, but in its later years there were fewer strips and more articles. About 1200 issues were published, the last was dated 12th March 1994 with Now magazine being launched as a replacement. - Clive Huggett

If Im not mistaken the very 1st edition of this magazine did have a cut out t.v. studio, Im almost certain it was the MAGPIE SET..complete with the presenters and a set, also it had t.v. cameras, I remember it well, I just wish I had kept all the look-ins, I never missed an edition from 71 to 74... Gary Taylor.... P.S. I moved on to KUNG-FUs monthly then...

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