We haven’t seen this in ages and had convinced ourselves that John Mills was in it, but of course, he isn’t – which is rather a shock. Was he busy at the time? Anyway, it’s another outing for the plot that demonstrated that the top brass could be devilish cunning when they decided to try and detract attention from the landings in Sicily by letting a body wash up near enemy lines with fake papers attached. With Andre ‘Quatermass’ Morell, Cyril Cusack, Michael ‘How does he do that?’ Hordern, Miles Malleson, Allan Cuthberston and Joan ‘I’ve left my washing machine on’ Hickson involved, it can’t go wrong, and it doesn’t. Top hole.Read More
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Friday, 21.00, Sky Arts
With that rather odd Dave Clark Five epic getting another outing on BBC4, we instead alight on Sky Arts who launch this new series, and despite this channel’s usual mid-Atlantic focus it appears to be both new and British, not least as it’s presented by Sir Nodward Holder. Doesn’t seem to be a great deal to it, mind, simply highlighting people and places that played a major role in the history of various genres, which may not offer much you didn’t already know if you’re a fan but could serve as a useful greatest hits package and make for amiable viewing. Probably worth a look in any case.
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