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Manhunt

ROISTERING RESISTANCE tales from World War Two France, clearing its throat by way of Beethoven’s Fifth and a cartwheeling Islamic procession of swastikas. Each week PETER BARKWORTH tried his damndest to stop the filthy vile Hun from discovering neither the lovely CYD HAYMAN nor “plucky” British pilot ALFRED BURKE, all the while giving dastardly local Obergrumphenabwehrfunfencommandanten bastard ROBERT HARDY the slip. Went on for 26 weeks, (the show, not the war) but then again it was the only thing the LWT drama department could afford to make at the time.

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  1. Hadrian Jeffs

    November 28, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    One week LWT couldn’t even afford dialogue; Manhunt was the only UK hour-long drama to present an episode with a soundtrack consisting entirely of stock sound effects, during a resistance raid on a Nazi base. LWT claimed it was a radical take on TV drama; one suspects there may actually have been a writers strike…

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