Television can be a storehouse of treasures, and one of its best kept secrets was a show called Charmed. Despite being scheduled at all hours, the series steadily built up a dedicated and vocal audience who became hooked by its beguiling and seductive power, attractive visuals and gentle wit.
Charmed is the story of the four Halliwell sisters, Prue (Shannon Doherty), Piper (Holly Marie Combs), Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) and Paige (Rose McGowan). Together they are the Charmed Ones and they are sworn to protect the innocent.
In Triquetra, best-selling author Keith Topping explores every episode from the untransmitted pilot to the end of series seven, revealing the triumphs, the goofs, the guest stars, the intake of nicotine and alcohol, and generally getting under the skin of the Halliwell sisters and their lives, loves and spellbinding adventures.
536pp. 6×9 paperback.
ISBN 978-1-84583-872-0 (pb)
Originally published in March 2006. Reissued on 30 September 2013.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rockin’ Keith Topping is an extremely freelance journalist and author whose previous work includes co-editing two editions of The Guinness Book of Classic British TV. He’s also written numerous guides to television series as diverse as The X-Files, The Sweeney, Doctor Who and Roswell for Virgin Books. He’s responsible for four novels, (including the award-winning The Hollow Men), and a novella (Telos’s own Ghost Ship), the Stargate SG-1 guide Beyond the Gate, and the best-selling volumes Slayer, Hollywood Vampire and Inside Bartlet’s White House. He has contributed to numerous genre magazines, including TV Zone and Shivers, and is a former Contributing Editor of DreamWatch specialising in coverage of US television. Keith was born on Tyneside on the same day in 1963 that his beloved Newcastle United lost 3-2 at home to Northampton Town. Things haven’t improved much since. He regularly appears on local radio and also contributed to the BBC television series I Love the ’70s. His hobbies include socialising with friends, foreign travel, loud guitar-based pop music, trashy British horror movies of the ’60s and ’70s, football, comedy, murder and lots of other stuff.