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Secret of My Success, The

Not the Michael J Fox thing, but a genuine slab of intriguing ’60s oddness with James ‘Kenny Ames, you know, Ally Fraser’s dodgy mate with the yacht off of series two of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet’ Booth as an ambitious, wet-behind-the-ears copper goaded by his domineering mum into unwittingly helping Stella Stevens, Honor Blackman and Shirley ‘Partridge’ Jones commit increasingly heinous misdeeds, starting with murder and ending in a revolution down Mexico way. Fantastically peculiar fare as only ’60s comedies can be, with a smattering of sauce, Lionel Jeffries in multiple roles, a Teutonic Blackman breeding giant spiders, and Richard Vernon, Martin Benson and George Woodbridge on set. Fun would appear to be, as they say in the corridors of Westminster, a-comin’.

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  1. Richard16378

    September 1, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    It’s a shame Peter Jones wasn’t in to complete a pre- Hich Hikers link up with Vernon & Benson.

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