Adam Adamant Lives! 2.13 – A Sinister Sort of Service

Well, they certainly didn’t go out with their strongest episode. The first sixteen of the episodes we watched were all really good, but Tony Williamson’s “A Sinister Sort of Service” was just kind of dull. The villain is played by T.P. McKenna, and he has an evil supercomputer. I got more of a giggle out of our son suggesting that instead of it being a real computer, there’s a little man inside typing everything out than anything that actually happened in the story! But they can’t all be winners, and I was glad to renew my acquaintance with Adam, Simms, and Miss Jones. It’s a very good little show, and I hope that another one or two of the missing twelve episodes turns up one of these days!

(Note: I can play them, but I’m not presently able to get screencaps from Region 4 DVDs, so many of these entries will just have a photo of the set to illustrate it. Click the link to purchase it from Amazon UK.)

One thought on “Adam Adamant Lives! 2.13 – A Sinister Sort of Service

  1. The Face is a totally unnecessary inclusion in this episode, TP McKenna and his supercomputer were more than enough. It’s not exactly bad, it’s just workman like. It was decided quite late in the day that this episode would go out last, for a while the previous episode “Wish You Were Here” was intended to go out last. It was vetoed because it was a rather downbeat episode but somehow for me having the episode where we meet Simms mum sounds like an ideal season closer. It was still undecided if there would be a third season when it went out but I have an inkling Verity felt the writing was on the wall.

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