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Look-In, sometimes subtitled "the Junior TV Times" (possibly because it also carried the week's ITV listings in the back pages), was a long-running weekly comic/magazine based around TV programmes from the ITV network, which ran from 9th January 1971 to 12th March 1994. It supplemented its comic strip content with interviews and features, puzzles, competitions and pin-ups, all or most of them based on TV, pop music, sport or film. Its primary component was the strips, all based on TV series, popular celebrities and pop stars or films. Numerous strips were written by Angus Allan, and Mike Noble drew many of the title's most popular stories. The title was originated by Alan Fennell.

Strips featured in the title's long history included:

  • A-Team, The
  • Adventures of Black Beauty, The
  • Airwolf
  • ALF
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Bill & Ted
  • Bionic Action
  • Bionic Woman, The
  • Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
  • Cannon & Ball
  • Catweazle
  • Charlie's Angels
  • CHiPS
  • Count Duckula
  • Danger Mouse
  • Dick Turpin
  • Doctor in Charge (drawn by Harry North)
  • Dogtanian & the Three Muskerhounds
  • Elephant Boy
  • Fall Guy, The
  • Famous Five, The
  • Fenn Street Gang, The
  • Follyfoot
  • Freewheelers
  • Galaxy High School
  • Garfield
  • How the West Was Won
  • Just William
  • Knight Rider
  • Kung-Fu
  • Logan's Run
  • Magnum P.I.
  • Man About the House
  • Man from Atlantis, The
  • Mark Strong (based on a toy)
  • Michael Bentine's Potty Time
  • Mind Your Language
  • Mork & Mindy
  • Murphy's Mob
  • No. 73
  • On the Buses (drawn by Harry North)
  • Pathfinders
  • Please Sir!
  • Robin of Sherwood
  • Sapphire & Steel
  • Scooby Doo
  • The Six Million Dollar Man
  • Space 1999
  • Star Fleet
  • Street Hawk
  • Supergran
  • Terrahawks
  • Timeslip
  • Tomorrow People, The
  • Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
  • World at War, The
  • Worzel Gummidge

There were also strips based on the misadventures of pop stars and entertainers, including It's Flintlock, Abba, David Cassidy, It's Madness, Haircut 100, A-ha, Elvis Presley, The Beatles Story (drawn by Arthur Ranson), Bucks Fizz, Five Star, Bros, Jason Donovan, Kylie Minogue, Les Dawson is Superflop (drawn by Brian Lewis), Benny Hill and Leslie Crowther.

Various Look-In annuals and specials were also released. The numbering of Look-In, somewhat atypically for a comic, restarted with a new volume every year.