Jason King: A Royal Flush (1972)
Season 1, Episode 21
26 June 2021
Jason King is a knowing self-parody of action and adventure series with the hero a writer whose own fictional plots have a tendency to become entangled in his creator's adventures. In these circumstances outlandish situations and bizarre coincidences can be taken for granted but that doesn't excuse Philip Broadley's script, a melange of hackneyed ingredients with a lame finale that doesn't make any sense. Yet the series even at its worse is always watchable and apart from Peter Wyngarde who always went to great pains to try and get every detail right there's another fine character actor in Wolfe Morris. Not forgetting the usual excellent score from Laurie Johnson. Pity the script-editor was not more rigorous.
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