The Masterspy 1979
The Masterspy was a unique espionage based gameshow from
the late 70s hosted by Willian Franklyn where contestants would
compete through a series of spy related challenges. Assisted by
Miss Moneypacker (Jenny Lee Wright) the show would test
observation, problem solving and mental agility as well as
occasionally setting physical challenges.
Unfortunately this show was wiped by ATV in order to record new
material and only a single show remains in the archive. However,
three episodes exist and are belived to be sourced from host
William Franklyn's own personal recordings of the show.
Guest on the 3 episodes include such famous names as David
Jason, Katie Boyle and Crossroads star Tony Adams.
These are VHS transfers which include some interesting
advertisments including Annie Nightingale in the kitchen. The
quality is very good considering the age of the material with
hardly any noticeable faults other than 3 very brief audio drops
and a couple of flickers on screen. Overall audio and video is
rated at least 7/10.
The show is presented on high quality DVDR and comes housed in a
standard 14mm DVD case complete with custom artworkin the form of a
glossy sleeve and printed disc.
The DVD is region free and PAL encoded. Buyers outside Europe
should ensure their playback equipment is capable of playing PAL
encoded material before purchase. This is especially relevant to US
and Canadian buyers.
"Really quick delivery. Though the DVD is a copy the quality is excellent"