Saturday, 1 July 2017

Cult Movie: The Strange World of Gurney Slade a weird and whimsical 60s gem

The Strange World of Gurney Slade
READERS with a taste for the cult in their TV viewing – since you're here, that's probably you, pal – may remember TV Heaven from the early 90s.
Hosted by ageing raconteur Frank Muir, in that fruity old school broadcaster voice of his that sounded as if he was gargling a bag of marbles, it was a series of evenings on Channel 4 that focused in on a specific year each week, bringing together a load of programmes that were popular at the time and even cramming in the relevant TV advertisements from the period as well.
It was a cool, if admittedly cheap idea, and one that threw up all manner of televisual treats to be devoured by cult vultures like me.
Best of all among these often long considered lost gems, for me at least, arrived when 1960 was the year in question and old Frank got his tongue around the title of The Strange World Of Gurney Slade.-read more

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