Tuesday 8 July 1986

…Went to Granny’s in the morning.
I watched a film which starred Sean Connery in a black and white comedy…

I don’t mention the title. Scanning Sir Sean’s page on IMDb, I wonder if it might have been this. It’s the only vaguely “comic” monochrome effort he seems to have done.

Besides not mentioning the name, I don’t say what I thought of it, or what channel it was on. Chances are, given I was visiting my grandparents, it would’ve been on ITV – although I’m surprised the channel would be shoving out a black-and-white film before lunchtime.

Presumably Once Upon A Time… Man was on a hiatus.

2 thoughts on “Tuesday 8 July 1986

  1. Yep, you were right, although it was shown under its original UK title, On The Fiddle (Central, 9.50am – 11.25am). It was renamed Operation Snafu for its American release, in a straightforward attempt to cash in on Connery’s newly-acquired star status as 007.

    Did you hang around for Home Cookery Club afterwards?

    Oh, and just for the record, that afternoon and evening had a textbook BBC-1 schedule. Dastardly and Muttley, Wacky Races, Think of a Number, Newsround, We Are The Champions, Rolf Harris Cartoon Time. And after the news, Terry and June, EastEnders, Juliet Bravo, Points of View, News, ‘Allo ‘Allo (at 9.30pm? don’t remember it being on that late) and Miami Vice.

  2. Cheers Gareth. I’m sure I stayed tuned to Central until lunchtime, or whenever it was time to come home. And I definitely would’ve watched that entire line-up of children’s programmes. I’d happily to do the same today.

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