A clumsy sorceress asks the boys to let her practice her magic with them. They think the whole thing is a joke and go along, but discover their folly when she possesses Graeme, first with ... See full summary »

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A clumsy sorceress asks the boys to let her practice her magic with them. They think the whole thing is a joke and go along, but discover their folly when she possesses Graeme, first with an evil spirit and then with the spirit of a gibbon. Written by E.E. Buchanan

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25 February 1973 (UK)  »

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Tim: So tomorrow night when the owls do hoot and the moon is full, we must journey to the abode of the living dead.
Bill: Aw, we're not going to Bognor again, are we?
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Graeme as monkey and Patricia Hayes as witch
5 September 2010 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Although not one of the absolutely best, this is a very good episode, where Patricia Hayes is shining as Hazel the witch who have some problems. After a séance, Graeme is possessed by an evil spirit.

In the middle of the episode, Bill and Tim want to stop Graeme, and dress up as virgins (!) to get into his unholy affairs. This part seems relatively uninteresting, but then Hazel shows up to stop Graeme, and the episode is on full speed again. She actually manages to stop Graeme, but only after possessing him with a gibbon, and we get into a very good slapstick sequence, to the tune of "Stuff that gibbon" (one of the few Goodies songs to be available on record). Graeme makes some great stunts walking over cars, and the "climbing on walls" scene is good too. (Only some silly banana peel humor degrades it a bit.) And then we get an ending where Patricia Hayes is back, with a solid punchline to the episode.

Good episode, at least once you appreciate the Graeme-as-monkey sequence. It is very silly, but well done.


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