HOORAY! ANOTHER BBC thriller uncovering dark secrets in the Cretan underbelly (see THE APHRODITE INHERITANCE, THE DARK SIDE OF THE SUN). This time it’s IAN HENDRY and missus WANDA VENTHAM who are blithely running their cosy taverna nestling in balmy Mediterranean slopes until fate intervenes and Godly forces take control, in the form of a bristling MAURICE DENHAM, a shimmering CAROL CLEVELAND and a frumpish SYLVIA COLERIDGE. Titular munching goes on. Community begins to fall apart. Hendry was actually a recovering alcoholic (obvious choice to run a bar), or perhaps not, and had been accused of the murder of a 15-year old schoolgirl, or maybe not; Ventham was, perhaps, a “sleeper” secret agent, briefed to marry and investigate Hendry, only to fall in love with him, or did she, etc. When another girl gets murdered, things drift off into choking fog of complete confusion.
Creamguide's Pick of the Day
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor tonight, which allows us to mention that when it got to number one, Calendar showed a clip from its Whistle Test-inspired video and captioned it “amateur video”. In fact that video was the first we’d heard of them or it, when it was shown on Popworld in fact, and we never thought the record version was quite as good because it was a bit overproduced. Anyway, it’s included here because it started bands being broken via the internet and that rather than the major labels and Top of the Pops.
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Points of View
- In 'Sixty Minutes', Applemask says: "Complete failure on the graphic designers’ part to make the letter S look like the number 60."
- In 'Xerxes', Applemask says: "Xerxes himself is now the founding leader of the pro-prohibition Liquor Party, who came thirteenth in the last Swedish General Election. Good fact."
- In 'Jonny Briggs', Applemask says: "Could never understand a word these Northern people were saying. Nothing to do with Mike Baldwin either."
- In 'Jimmy Will Fix It', Applemask says: "Jim’ll Fuck It"
- In 'PICK OF THE DAY', Gerry Dorrian says: "He was a classic on TotP with the girls, wasn’t he?"