Ill-fated attempt at creating a sort of amphibious counterpart to Modesty Blaise (whose own attempts at cinematic translation weren’t exactly well-fated to begin with) starring Raquel Welch as an undercover agent – under the cover, and that’s pushing it, of a startling lime green bikini – sent to recover an atomic device from those pesky commies. Unusually for an unashamed Hollywood star vehicle, it is lent some decidedly eccentric ‘Brit’ touches by the deployment of a brass-blaring Johnny Dankworth soundtrack and, somewhat more jarringly, by the presence of a very young Richard Briers as an unlikely ‘handsome’ male sidekick.
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Back In Time For The Weekend
Tuesday, 20.00, BBC2
It’s the sixties! Which means the telly arrives, so that’s the rest of this series sorted. As ever this show is quick to point out that things aren’t swinging quite as much as popular culture would have you believe, but Sandie Shaw turns up to do a bit of clothes swapping and Trevor Booking pops round for a game of Subbuteo.
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- In 'Potty Time, Michael Bentine’s', Scott McPhee says: "The obligatory Christmas episode. Jingle Bells parody; “Oh what fun it is to ride in a super sonic sleigh.”"
- In 'Play School', George White says: "Yes, that’s right, he is. Australia is a small world."
- In 'PICK OF THE DAY', Richard Davies says: "It sounds like it’s worth writing a feature on the rise of stand-up comedy over the last 20 or so years."
- In 'Play School', David Smith says: "Don Spencer is also, in one of my favourite pieces of telly trivia, Russell Crowe’s father-in-law."
- In 'Play School', George White says: "Don Spencer is “Australia’s No 1 Children’s Entertainer” A. Because he took permanent residence in Australia. B. He’s..."