Slightly dark and a little weird but really pretty good; more Bourneville than Dairy Milk, then, if you’ll pardon the screamingly obvious analogy. Leslie Bricusse hated the way they presented his song The Candyman so much that he gave it to Sammy Davis Jr to perform, with big results. And that’s about all the factoids available for this Roald Dahl adaptation we have. Better just watch it, then.
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It now seems to be a tradition that the TV column in When Saturday Comes has to review The Big Match Revisited on ITV4, it’s mentioned every single month which is some going for a show that’s only existed as repeats for the past six years. Quite why ITV haven’t bothered doing a new run, just for the sake of that column, is beyond us, but instead here’s a new series probably utilising many of the same clips. Oddly only this first show appears to be on the seventies when you’d think they could get a whole series out of just that decade.
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