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Alias Smith and Jones

BBC2 SLIPPED off its tight waistcoat and cummerbund with this endless Butch and Sundance-style banditathon whose protagonists “never hurt nobody” thanks to an arrangement with the local guv’nor whereby they’d be given a pardon if they stayed out of trouble for a year. The year in question lasting, on screen at least, for 36 months. PETE DUEL, original lead, committed suicide after the first series and was replaced by erstwhile narrator ROGER DAVIS. Sidekick BEN MURPHY lasted the distance. “There’s one thing we gotta get, Hayes. Out of this business!”



  1. Nibs

    March 17, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Really enjoyed watching this every Monday with my Dad whilst my mum went to her Cordon Bleu cookery course. Ah, the 70’s!!

  2. Richard16378

    March 17, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    This was one of many oldies repeated by the BBC in the 1990s, often at lunchtimes or early evenings.

    I think G A ‘Knightrider’ Larson was involved with the making of this.

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