A series of short stories based on the board game of the same name, this program includes audience participation and interaction with the 'Cluedo' Presenter, as well as with the 'Cluedo' ...
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A year after Liberation Day, courtesy of the red-dust bacteria, the humanoid, lizard-like aliens develop a resistance to the micro-organism and try to regain control of the Earth--only now some humans are knowingly working with them.
A series of short stories based on the board game of the same name, this program includes audience participation and interaction with the 'Cluedo' Presenter, as well as with the 'Cluedo' characters of: Mrs. Peacock (a beautiful wealthy widow), Miss Scarlet (her equally beautiful step-daughter), Professor Plum (an architect, and boyfriend of Miss Scarlet), Colonel Mustard (a retired military officer, and long-time friend of the family), Reverend Green (another long-time friend of the family) and Mrs. White (the housekeeper for Mrs. Peacock and Miss Scarlet). Throughout the program, the studio audience tries to work out the identity of the murderer, the weapon, and the room in which the murder was committed. The action invariably takes place at 'Brindabella', the stately home of Mrs. Peacock and Miss Scarlet. Written by
David McAnally <D.McAnally@uq.net.au>
The on-screen names for the characters are the same as those used in the board game, but the characters are assigned a given name that is often used in the filmed scenes and the characters' interactions with the audience - Mrs. Peacock is Elizabeth, Col. Mustard is Mike, Rev. Green is Clem, Prof. Plum is Peter, Miss Scarlett is Vivienne and Mrs. White is Blanche. See more »
I used to watch "Cluedo" when I was nine years old, and being a fan of the board game, computer game and movie (starring Tim Curry & Lesley-Ann Warren) I was hooked.
Of course I was saddened when the TV show was rushed into cancellation. The quirky Ian McFadyen presented the show with great charisma and energy (reminiscent of his comedy company days). With a great all-star cast (Andrew Daddo, Joy Westmore and V's Jane Badler) and a string of Aussie veteran guest stars, Cluedo was cancelled too soon.
Please rerun this series, it was so clever, quirky and mysterious. I particularly enjoyed the episode involving Colonel Mustard and "the scarf", not to mention the strange one involving a "grounding glass" (ouch). I haven't seen the US version (which is/was probably good too), but please "Bring it back!"
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