ONE OF the last chapters of David Jason’s pre-fame ‘difficult period’, filling in time before those Del Boy millions came along with a long-running Kenneth Clark/Jacob Bronowski-lampooning sketch show examining the mysteries of the universe and the meaning of life. Amongst those along for the ride were Miriam Margolyes, Sheila Steafel, Chris Emmett, Stephen Moore, David Tate, Jon Glover, Andy Hamilton, Geoffrey Perkins and Jimmy Mulville. Apparently, one of the few non-Frost/OFAH shows he’s happy to see repeated.Read More
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Creamguide's Pick of the Day
Our leaf through the Christmas 1979 Radio Times for this week’s Creamguide reminds us this programme was repeated on BBC1 in omnibus form over the afternoons of 30th December and 1st January that Christmas, and thanks to that we can confirm that the Daily Express said, “It rates with the finest BBC productions”, while The Observer, and presumably one C James, said, “It’s like watching the source material for countless derivative spy stories. You just know this one is the original.” Better watch it, then, though alas this time it’s not followed by EBC1.
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