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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There’s a new episode of the excellent House of Fools after this but first it’s Vic taking the opportunity to talk about one of his pet subjects, not pirates this time but motorcycling, as he tells the story of Barry Sheene. Concentrating more on his racing exploits than his spell as presenter on Just Amazing, we assume, and we definitely won’t be watching just in case there’s clips of that. Honest.
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