Be Gentle With Us

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Title: Be Gentle With Us
Publisher: Synda Surgenor
Type: letterzine
Date(s): 1991-1993
Frequency: four times a year
Medium: print
Fandom: The Professionals
Language: English
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Be Gentle With Us is a slash letterzine that was published in Northern Ireland and ran for twelve issues.

It came out four times a year: March, June, September, and December. Its cost was considered by some fans to be prohibitive: it amounted to $10.00 (Canadian) per issue, and were slim, digest sized.

Also see List of Letterzines.

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Issue 1

Be Gentle With Us 1 was published in 1991.

A fan describes the first issue:
They sent me a sample first issue and enclosed a questionnaire asking for feedback on contents. This is a "/" emphasis zine, although they do say that genzine stories and reviews are welcome. The first issue had locs, a short story, a listing of current/future TV sightings of the regulars and guest stars of the PROs, a transcript of a Martin Shaw morning talk show interview and a few story reviews. It's a quarterly zine, and the next 3 issues are 10 pounds to the US or Australia, 3 pounds to the UK and 5 pounds to Europe.[1]

Issue 2

Be Gentle With Us 2 was published in 1991.

  • Change of Plane by Linda
  • For Your Eyes Only by Sarina
  • Pretending by Jenny

Issue 3

Be Gentle With Us 3 was published in 1991.

  • Nightmare by Cat Shannon
  • You Only Live Twice by Sarina

Issue 4

Be Gentle With Us 4 was published in 1991.

Issue 5

Be Gentle With Us 5 was published in 1992.

  • A Friend in Need... by Sarina
  • No Hiding Place by Barbara Thomas

Issue 6

Be Gentle With Us 6 was published in 1992.

Issue 7

Be Gentle With Us 7 was published in 1992.

Issue 8

Be Gentle With Us 8 was published in 1992.

Issue 9

Be Gentle With Us 9 was published in 1993.

Issue 10

Be Gentle With Us 10 was published in 1993.

  • The Final Variation by Doyle-e-Carte

Issue 11

Be Gentle With Us 11 was published in 1993.

  • The Black Capri by Jane Carnall and Atropos
  • The Bottom of the Matter by Airelle

Issue 12

Be Gentle With Us 12 was published in 1993.

  • About Time by Ginny
  • Afterwards by Jane Carnall
  • Conspiracy Theory by Atropos
  • Dear Bodie by Ginny
  • Domestic Warfare by Katy Deery
  • Home by Ginny
  • It was Christmas Day in the Workhouse by Jane Carnall and Atropos
  • It's a Gift by Jane Carnall and Atropos


  1. ^ from Cold Fish and Stale Chips #10