Monday, 4 March 2019

Persuaders' 'Space Queen Special' clip

This is what I wrote in Maximum Mini 3 about the vehicle seen below: "Made for the television series The Persuaders, this Mini Moke-based car appeared in the 1971 episode ‘The Long Goodbye’. As a promotion vehicle for Space Queen soap, the mobile rocket is driven by the gorgeous Valerie Leon, who says she is, “supposed to be cruising at 5 miles an hour handing out 5 pounds to anyone with a Space Queen label in their front window.” But then Roger Moore comes by with a little more haste..."
With two of my favourite actors in it and a groovy 'made for movie' Mini derivative, it's a favourite from a series which - in my humble opinion - had the best possible opening theme of all time (click!). With the little movie clip now appearing on the world wide web and available to everyone, I think it deserves to be shared here also. What's not to like about it?

"Would you please get off my rocket!"
Movie clip: ITV, via 'Vintage et Industrial'

1 comment:

  1. Interesting spotting what is parked up on the side of the road, saw a nice wire wheel MGBGT and a GT6 mk1 amongst all the other vehicles which were common at the time.