An art dealer befriends a genie whom he frees from a lamp which he has been imprisoned with by an evil wizard for 2000 years for the accidental death of the evil wizard's daughter when the art dealer is fired by his greedy and corrupt boss. Written by
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Josepheus takes Bernard back through time, when Bernard wishes he never killed the policeman and returns back in his own time, when Bernard wishes Josepheus to go home. Lenny Henry had played Doctor Who in a parody of the long-running BBC science fiction series in "The Lenny Henry Show" in 1985 and Rowan Atkinson would play the alien time traveler in the 1999 "Comic Relief" parody "Doctor Who: The Curse of Fatal Death" and Trevor Laird had appeared in both the original and revived series of "Doctor Who". See more
When Josephus takes Bernard flying on his magic carpet for the first time, he says "The real skill is in the landing". Supposedly they crash-land in a back alley full of bins and rubbish, creating a huge mess. However, the prop-explosion that blows up all the bins is visible because they are all neatly stacked at the first moment when the camera shot shows the alley where they "landed". See more
[after having insulted the police
Do you... wish I'd never said any of that?
Yes I do!
References Dixon of Dock Green