B-movie horror is the main target here, and the bulls-eye is well and truly hit. Palin is good as 'Kevin', but his 'Uncle Jack' is a superb comic creation, almost like something out of 'Monty Python'. He is disgusting in every sense of the word ( watching him clear the rats out of his drains requires a superhuman effort of stamina ), yet he becomes a childhood hero to young Kevin, who visits him to get away from his Victorian-mindset parents ( Tenniel Evans and Hilary Mason ). When Jack dies, people are gagging at his funeral because of the awful smell. The late Aubrey Morris gives good value in his few scenes as sex-mad butler 'Grosvenor'. Keith Smith, who plays explorer 'Captain Merson', was then appearing regularly in Spike Milligan's 'Q' shows. Nigel Rhodes a.k.a. 'Young Kevin' could be seen saving the universe in I.T.V.'s hit children's sci-fi series 'The Tomorrow People'.
Funniest moment - Kevin reminiscing about his late wife 'Lady Agatha' ( Bridget Armstrong ) when Grosvenor comments: "She had such a magnificent body. Will Sir be requiring the Naughty Books tonight?".
Fans had to hate until 1979 to see more Yarns, and then there would only be three. But 'Curse' saw the first season end on a high-note.