Very offbeat episode in John Nesbitt's "Passing Parade" series...
A rather quirky short subject on famous boners made by people who had a hand in changing history--or so the narrator says.
One of the most painful mistakes was a writer who slaved for seven years hand-writing his manuscript, only to have a cleaning woman mistaking the paper-wrapped parcel on the floor as something to throw into the fireplace. He immediately sat down to rewrite his book on the French Revolution.
Another shows a prisoner sentenced to 230 years making an escape from prison in a guard's civilian clothes. He makes the mistake of thumbing a ride from a black limo which turns out to be inhabited by two police officers.
A case of smashing a sabotage ring occurs when a man mistakenly puts an envelope in the mail that has the FBI suspicious. Reason for the suspicion seems a bit off kilter to me--but anyway the ring is exposed and all because of a silly mistake made on the envelope.
The prisoner escape and the true life spy melodrama have only moderate interest in the way they're presented. A passing grade is all I can give this one.
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