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Professor Max Kelada
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Elly Somerton is working for the summer as a hotel receptionist. She is intrigued by Max Kelada, a roguish archeology professor who is disarmingly honest with her about the tricks he uses to get women into bed. But when a rival of Kelada attempts to humiliate him, it turns out that Mr Know-All may not he the heartless seducer he professes to be. Written by Gazhack

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The end of an era, not a bad way to end, but not a great one either.
22 February 2016 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Set on the Virgin Islands, a group of archaeologists are set to converge for an important meeting. First to arrive is Professor Max Kelada, a chauvinist and womaniser, a man who does the job simply to make money. Kelada calls for a bottle of Single malt whisky, which is delivered by beautiful, young English maid Elly Somerton. He tries it on, but Elly is up to him, initially, on a second attempt he flirts, and gifts her a unique artifact, he asks one thing only, that she never sells it. Assistant Hotel Manager Cranley takes a dislike to Kelada and beds Elly, getting her fired.

The series ends where it began, in the Caribbean, the only difference being that in Man from the South we were actually there, no it's all studio based, savaged budgets and cheap skate production values. The stock footage of the Caribbean looks horribly at odds with the sets.

It's a little bit of a limp note to sign such a good series off with, it would have worked better had they signed off with something like A Time to die, a more typically classic story, and superior to Mr Know all. It's still enjoyable enough though.

6/10


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