By Rhys Adrian. Tony Britton is a businessman hounded by the failing economy and his increasingly hazardous extra-marital affair, getting slowly drunk at a corporate buffet. A victim of the ‘last turkey in the shop’ syndrome that afflicted strands such as Play for Today, this play had to be produced on a shoestring, big productions such as Bar Mitzvah Boy having eaten substantial chunks of the season’s budget. Hence various locations are faked in studio, with a mix of Colour Separation Overlay onto static backgrounds, and highly unrealistic astroturfed sets – a bizarre and distracting treatment. With Amanda Barrie, Nigel Hawthorne, Robin Bailey and Phyllida Law.
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It always amuses us when we see clips of Double Your Money and notice the category board includes both “jazz (traditional)” and “jazz (modern)”, though it is true that at that point trad really was big news, the nascent Pick of the Pops spinning off from Trad Tavern being just one example of its hold on the nation’s teens in the early sixties, despite it being influenced by music some forty years old at the time.
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