Johnny's New Job is so heavy-handed that it's a complete misfire. Awful.
I was also dismayed by Tony Lee's silly review of The Avengers DVD set which he claimed is unwatchable because it's in black & white. Poor Tony Lee. No doubt he would apply the same, er, critical judgement to, say, The Wednesday Play or Out Of The Unknown or Armchair Theatre - it's in B&W, junk it. No, I'm not an Avengers fan, but I do enjoy quite a lot of vintage television, much of it in B&W - I enjoy it because I often find it better written and performed and less formulaic than most modern TV. B&W doesn't enter into it.
On the plus side - Jon Ingold's History of Poly-V is a superb story which just misses its full potential. I would hope he might return to it in the future and rework it in a longer form as it has great potential and some striking contradictions.
Thanks for another issue - I always enjoy Interzone weekend when it comes around (not often enough).