The Happiness Patrol are magic: leggy lasses in pink minis, pink/purple wigs, high heels and they carry big guns! One of the foes is unforgettable: the Bertie Bassett's inspired Kandyman, who executes people by drowning them in liquid confectionary.
This is another of those quirky stories, in the positive sense of Paradise Towers - visually,it is off-beat and there is a delightful blues sound in the incidental music .
Believe it or not, the story is a look at Thatcher's Britain! Sheila Hancock's Helen A is Mrs. T. There is possibly a gay rights message in here somewhere too (a prisoner wears a pink triangle).
The only let down is the Fifi puppet. Still, one of my favourites from the McCoy era.
We need a new kind of life - *BREAK THE CHAINS* *We are **living thro**ugh a period of mounting populism. The aim is to divide workers by nationalist and racist rhetoric. Against this...
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