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6.23 - Love All

 
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peabody
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:13 am    Post subject: 6.23 - Love All Reply with quote

Discuss, review and rate Love All.

Written by Jeremy Burnham
Directed by Peter Sykes
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norw27
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Splendidly silly story but executed very well, with great performances from Veronica Strong and the rest of the guest cast and a brand new score from Laurie Johnson, (something that becomes greatly missed in the last series as snippets from old scores get reused more frequently, and sometimes distractingly) help make this an enjoyable episode.
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Darren
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

9/10

After the disappointing, False Witness, Jeremy Burnham comes along with a fun love propelled script. It's wonderfully silly. The piano computer that writes the novels. The microdots (I need to check that as it doesn't seem right) hidden in the book causing people to fall in love with the first person they see and Steed covering his waistcoat in them (even getting the villainous Bromfield to fall for him!).

Burnham's wife, Veronica Strong does a great job in her dual role as cleaner Martha and sexbomb Martha. I always admire an actress who can dress down, it shows real vulnerability. And Terrance Alexander makes another appearance, he's so effortlessly suave. I love Thelma. Patsy Rowlands and Macnee play off one another so well as he flirts with sweet words about her hair colour and she's rather demused by it,

Thelma: It's not original you know.
Steed: Your hair?
Thelma: Your line.

I love it when Steed fakes an obsession with something, in this case the romance novels.

The scenes between Anne Rye as the policewoman and Brian Oulton as Tait are equally funny.

I don't think that Tara is used especially well especially with Mother fobbing off her suggestions.

It's another great show for director Peter Sykes making sadly his final job on the show. There's great diversity to his shots, high shots, low shot, tracking shots. It all helps to keep things interesting.

Laurie Johnson's score is easily one of his best. It's romantic as well as being downbeat and slightly twisted. Nice used of music from A Touch of Brimstone for Tara's fight.

The tag scene doesn't really work as Tara is in love with Steed anyway and the hundreds of girls who followed Steed are clearly two women, one of whom is rather old. But it's harmless.
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Rhonda
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

7 from me. Like Rodder's lady's disguise.
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Ian Wegg
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last episode I watched, "Wish You Were Here", I thought started brilliantly but crashed into farce so I gave it an average 5.

I found "Love All" to be completely different ... it was uniformly average from start to finish. Perhaps I wasn't in the mood but to me they might just as well have called this episode Carry On Avenging.

I couldn't avoid the irony in the scene where Thelma (played, appropriately, by Carry On regular Patsy Rowlands) reveals that the romantic novels are actually created by computer; it seemed to me this story was too.

Nothing much to complain about but nothing to recommend it either.

5 / 10
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