Fantastic Show - Great Laugh! Don't take it Seriously!!
This was a great show - as everyone says Jill Whitlow was stunning (as was Elke Sommer too in her mid-40's), and the Elvis soundtrack was excellent. The show was never meant to be serious or particularly think on plot, it was just a series of 'ham it up' scenarios and lots of 'taking the mickey' out of anyone and everyone (the Aussie Tanker Driver, the Crazy Cricket-Playing Motorcycle Cop, the Incompetent 'Boss Hog' style bad guy, the Fiddle or Violin playing Muscle Man, etc)! When it screened in NZ in the late-80's I was lucky enough to manage to record 3 or 4 of the episodes to VHS and have lived on that since! (I missed the first 1 or 2 episodes I think as I don’t have the UK/French episode(s) but have the ones set in the US (Old West), Australian (Outback), India, etc.
I could never find out for sure if it was 4, 5, or 6 episodes (can't remember what screened back then), and have since found websites listing both 5 and 6 episodes. However someone said the pilot was completely different with different cast and may not have screened anywhere - so does that mean it's 6, 1 being the pilot, and 5 being the one's with Jill & Skyler that screened; or 5 episodes, with 1 the pilot, and 4 the Jill & Skyler episodes that actually screened? Also interested in Marcus Thomson's comments (one of the writers) on (I think) You Tube where he said the show was never meant to be like it was - would love to know what it was meant to be like? Regardless I think it's a great bit of mindless fun with excellent music when you want to forget about the world and stress and just have a laugh! Also Steve-2030's comments below aren’t right - this is the same show, as usual it screened in the UK, AU, and NZ under a different name than the USA, we know it as "Neat & Tidy: Adventures Beyond Belief", while the US just know it as "Adventures Beyond Belief".
You can get it second hand on VHS on EBay, but I'd really love to get a full set on DVD or Blu-ray, including the mysterious 'Pilot' episode...
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