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short knight, long daze

rating

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cast
 

King Arthur Kenneth Connor
Lady Guinevere Joan Sims
Merlin Peter Butterworth
Sir Lancelot Bernard Bresslaw
Sir Gay Jack Douglas
Mabel Susan Skipper
Sir William Norman Chappel
Herald-Knight Brian Osbourne
Minstrel Des McNamara
Man-at-Arms Billy Cornelius
Trumpeter Brian Capron
   
Screenplay Lew Schwarz
Producer Gerald Thomas
Director Alan Tarrant

broadcast

Sunday November 16th 1975 at 7.25pm on ITV

plot

King Arthur is a desperate man as Sir Point of No Return has run off with all of the Knights of the Round Table's money, leaving them all skint. Arthur decides to consult Merlin as to what to do. He is told to await the coming of a Knight called Lancelot. Trouble is, when he does turn up, Lancelot is a bumbling, cowardly cretin. However Arthur is convinced that he's the man for the job, and with a little help from one of Merlin's potions and the very loyal (and very camp) High Steward Sir Gay, enters him into the forthcoming Jousting match. If Lancelot wins, their money problems will be eased.

review

This is even worse than last weeks. Lew Schwarz's style just doesn't work, and is shockingly bad. Jack Douglas' character is an embarrassment.

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