It's surprising that this episode was ever made. Ray Davies, front man of the Kinks, is known for his theatrical sensibilities and this episode showcases both his acting and songwriting talents extremely well. It's performed with what appears to be a live vocal (rather than simply lip- synched) so the performances are both fresh and a touch on the raw side. This episode is a rare treat for Kinks & Ray Davies fans and is well worth the trouble of hunting down. Some of the ambiance (ancillary dancers, sets) are steeped in the fashions of the day and they do tend to draw the attention away from the sheer brilliance of the script and music but Ray Davies and June Ritchie play against each other surprisingly well.
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