A young man unlucky in love is attracted to a female mannequin that comes to life in his fantasies.



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Episode cast overview:
Albert Baker
Angela Lovell ...
Mrs. Kass
Peter Howell ...
Mr. Miller
Errol John ...
George Esmond
Barry Fantoni ...
Barry Linehan ...
The Detective
Nicholas Phipps ...
Frank Forsyth ...
Night Watchman
Elna Pearl ...
Girl in Cinema
John Nightingale ...
1st Youth
Marcus Hammond ...
2nd Youth


A young man unlucky in love is attracted to a female mannequin that comes to life in his fantasies.

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26 September 1968 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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An Outstanding Episode Of Telefantasy
18 August 2011 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

Albert Baker is a young man who has no luck with girls and works in a dead end job . One day he walks past a mannequin and it appears to come to life . Albert instantly falls in love with her

Along with Girl Of My Dreams this is the one episode of JOURNEY that has burnt itself in to my memory . There is something within the human psyche that when we see disturbs us when we see showroom dummies . They're inanimate objects composed of plastic but are human in appearance , so much so that you do have a genuine fear they will come alive something DOCTOR WHO writer Robert Holmes did with great effect with his stories about the Autons which Russell T Davies reused in the opening story of the resurrection of DOCTOR WHO in 2005

Having a pre fame Dennis Waterman playing the part of Albert does help the episode stick out in the memory but rewatching after a gap of decades you'll notice how richly written and flamboyant the characters are . We have Mr Royal who is a total sleaze and who is going out with a member of staff who is young enough to be his daughter , Mrs Kass a randy landlady and George Esmond a hippy who calls everyone " man " and " baby "

This is a very enjoyable episode of a very enjoyable show and has a enigmatic ending . Of course everyone thinks Albert is deluded but as the haunting final scene shows.... well I don't want to spoil it but it's an interesting twist even though it's unexplained . It's a supernatural show and like the best episodes of JOURNEY TO THE UNKNOWN it's supernatural in tone

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