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Phoenix and the Carpet, The

YET ANOTHER case of rampant Nesbitism on the part of the BBC classic serials department, this time involving four regulation-issue Posh Victorian Kids who find an egg in an old carpet and, naturally, lob it into the fireplace to grow a mythical bird. Rotten CSO had titular flying rug singularly failing to so much as rustle in the wind. GARY RUSSELL was in it, with arms-flapping still very much at blueprint stage (see THE FAMOUS FIVE and LOOK AND READ).

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