MORE GRADE expectations. Supernatural bunkum made for America (weren’t they always?), very possibly RICHARD BURTON’s least finest moment, and frequently shown/buried in ITV’s Sunday night ‘Murder, Mystery, Suspense’ strand (along with that one with the girl who gets buried alive). Burton played the intense Robert Morlar – “I have the power to create catastrophe” – an embittered novelist with telekinetic powers (all the rage back in the 1970s) who killed his parents by sending them over a cliff in a car, burned down his school after being forced to count some leaves, caused his next-door-neighbour to jump out of the window after an argument over some bad fish and made a jumbo jet crash into a tower block. He also brought about the death of several American astronauts (cue cameo appearance from SHAW TAYLOR as television newsreader). Also starring LEE REMICK as Morlar’s shrink (and would-be assassin) and LINO VENTURA as the French detective assigned to the case because of a European police exchange, you see, and not just because the film was part-financed by French money, all right? The climax came with a thanksgiving service at London’s famous dilapidated “Minster Cathedral”. Morlar promised to “bring the whole towering edifice down on their heads”, which he did, with plenty of polystyrene rubble landing on the heads of the great and good (and, hilariously, a bell on top of a hapless bell-ringer) on live TV, although the Queen fortuitously avoided the disaster when Ventura told her security men there’s been “a bumscare”. He then sets off for the hospital where Morlar was taken after Remick’s murder attempt (she committed suicide by the way – do keep up) and purposefully pulls out all those tubes and medical equipment, as GORDON JACKSON watches in awe. Phew! But wait! We can’t believe it! He’s still alive! Lino hands the unconscious Morlar a pencil, with which he shakily writes the word Windscale, site of a nuclear demo the very next day…yikes! Well, it would have been if they hadn’t changed the name to Sellafield about 20 years earlier.