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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As Rob Jones points out, “Been great watching these, hasn’t it? Some odd choices for top middle though – Sabrina Franklyn? Sandra Dickinson? Does the established seating plan stand up to scrutiny, I’m wondering?” Indeed, though we can tell you last week’s set a record that we don’t think will be beaten as four of the panellists are now dead, one of whom was Wendy Richard, “soon to star in a new series called The East Enders, which is like Emmerdale Farm with eels!”, who helped the contestant win a ZX Spectrum. What valuable historical documents these are.
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