Saturday 24 October 2020

Think Of A Number / That's My Boy

This week’s retrospective televisual constitutional adopts a scholastic and erudite resonance as Doctor Velvet and Blackout commingle with the tawny and tangerine studio set of BBC Television’s Think Of A Number. Once comfortable, all manner of scientific and mathematical remonstrance are thrust their way courtesy of Mr Johnny (erstwhile Graham Thalben) Ball Esquire. Cerebral exertion completed, a comforting slice of 1980s domesticity is served by the wondrous talent that is Ms Mollie Sugden in That’s My Boy.

Will Mr Ball ever return to the Television Centre to record the episode about cryogenics that Blackout truly desires? Should the Hover-Chair(s) become a sanctioned item of furniture in the home of today? Can a successful title sequence be produced from PVA glue and blue card? Which malediction falls from a character’s mouth and created a memory lasting some thirty-seven years?

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