Thursday, December 23, 2010

Cheeseford Virtual Archive TV Advent Calendar day 22

Take two grown adults arsing about on a hillside in fake slow motion, an election slogan that we can all stand by and Frank Ricotti's wonderful arrangement of 'On a Clear Day You Can See Forever', and you have my favourite closing credit sequence of any programme ever: the end of the last episode of The Beiderbecke Affair. Alan Plater was a great man and, on the one occasion when I met him, everything I hoped he would be. Funny, interesting and kind. He's missed already.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That was a bit of a surprise.

If you have the DVD set you'll have seen the prototype version, 'Get Lost'. If anything I like this even more, more offbeat than its more successful cousin.

Anyway, Merry Crimbo and keep up the good work.