Today BBC1 offers Carry On Follow That Camel (Phil Silvers dropped somewhat uncomfortably into the Carry On world) and I’ll be following that up with the final episode of Juliet Bravo – Reason for Leaving.
The episode has a Christmas theme, although the ending isn’t terribly festive (Danny Sparks dies). Whilst it doesn’t seem to be remembered with quite the same level of trauma as another pre-Christmas series finale (Blakes’ 7‘s Blake) it still packs a gloomy punch. The episode was written by Don Webb, whose television career was largely centered around police series (Juliet Bravo, Rockliffe’s Babies, The Bill) apart from one major diversion (the faintly remembered Peter Egan/Hannah Gordon sitcom Joint Account).
There’s then a repeat of the Only Fools and Horses series 4 finale As One Door Closes, which will help me to limber up for the big Only Fools treat on Christmas Day (spoiler, I’ve decided to watch that and tape Minder on the Orient Express).
As for BBC2, I’ll be setting the video for Opera for Africa.
Not too much on ITV or C4 to get the pulse racing (The Puppet Man sounds interesting, but I haven’t been able to source a copy.) However I’ll be setting the VCR for 3-2-1, as an hour or so of bonkers quizzing is always welcome (John Inman and Victor Spinetti are amongst today’s guests).
Today’s listings are below for anyone who wishes to peruse them for themselves.