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UPMARKET RIDDLE-ME-REE business doled out in weekly 45 minute doses. WILLIAM “SCHWEPPES” FRANKLYN hosted, with JENNY LEE-WRIGHT on hand as, ahem, “Miss Moneypacker”. Opened with famed Clouseau-esque animated japery as be-cloaked agent lit bomb fuse with cigar. Premise relied on three “agents” assigned a mission plus elaborate cover stories, then meeting requisite quota of special “guests” en route to target. Contestants awarded jumble of correspondence at the outset from “The Department Of Hazardous Projects” courtesy of one “R.J. Bingham-Sterndale”. KRYTPON FACTOR-lite sequence of rounds – logic, observation, manual etc. – mingled with appearances from Agent X (aka Very Special Guest), culminating in GENERATION GAME rip-off playlet with Franklyn prompting hapless contestants via walkie-talkies.

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  1. Droogie

    February 1, 2021 at 10:25 am

    I watched this as a child and recall being disappointed. I loved things about spies ( the James Bond/ Matt Helm / Derek Flint kind) but this was more John Le Carre type espionage and difficult to follow for a kid. There’s a full episode on YouTube with David Jason as the guest star and it’s an even more bonkers show than I remembered

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