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Dark Side of the Sun, The

THEY HADN’T done one for a while (see THE APHRODITE INHERITANCE), so it was high time the Beeb packed its flip-flops and E111 form for another impenetrable Greek thriller. This time fortune dealt a poor hand to (what a surprise) another unsuspecting tourist who took a holiday snap of an old castle owned by (ditto) a shifty local, here played by PETER EGAN. Said tourist gets lured up to the castle, wherein lies CLIFFORD ROSE as Egan’s butler/personal servant, along with all manner of occult silliness, culminating in a plan to raise the ghosts of a chapter of the Knights Templar for, umm, the hell of it. Buried treasure was probably involved. Likewise busty local waitresses. And Greek gods.

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