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Ace of Wands

JIM-MORRISON-ALIKE BOY magician Tarot (MICHAEL MACKENZIE) has adventures through history, for which read cheap studio set representing pyramid, cheap studio set representing Stonehenge and so on. DR WHO-style menace on a budget. Fought enemies such as Madame Midnight, Mr Stabs and Mama Doc, aided by an owl called Ozymandias (played by FRED THE OWL). Tarot cards and tarot phenomena abounded; much worthy roustabouts ensued. Prog-heavy title theme babbling – “Jet white dove/Snow black snake/Time has turned his face/From the edge of mystery” – singularly failed to assault the charts.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. ansonort

    September 25, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    One of the best kid-show theme songs ever written.

  2. Dave

    October 11, 2010 at 3:43 am

    Seconded: also the summary completely misses how deeply subversive this stuff was to impressionable young minds – and we loved it. It was a small compensation for having missed the sixties and being about to be lumbered instead with the seventies.

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