Thursday, December 17, 2009
TV 020: Budgie (The Loner) - Nick Harrison
Nice but dim.
That was Budgie, a likeable petty criminal, played to perfection by Adam Faith for two series in the early 1970s.
His mentor was the hectoring and bumptious Charlie Endell (Iain Cuthbertson giving it socks) while his long-suffering (what other type is there?) girlfriend Hazel (Lynn Dalby) provided suitable eye candy and a dose of realism for some of Budgie's far-fetched business ideas.
God, this one really made me laugh. Especially the dodgy mags smouldering on the football pitch and the blue movie that turned out to be slapstick in the form of "Lorne 'n 'Ardy".
The theme tune is taken from the Standard library and was composed by Nick Harrison. It was replaced by a much less memorable effort for the second series.
Comments and feedback are welcome.
Budgie (The Loner)
Posted by nlgbbbblth at 4:45 PM