The Good Life The Americans had a sitcom called The Good Life years before the one with Richard Briers and Felicity Kendall—though with a very different premise. Note that the theme tune is adapted from the English lyrics of Sacha Distel’s ‘La belle vie’, made popular by Tony Bennett as ‘The Good Life’.
(via Volvo 1800 ES… 1972)
Return of the Saint and the three kids I still remember the Volvo 1800ES—and how front and rear seemed at odds. You have a front end that is very ’60s where you could pretend to be Roger Moore rescuing women in distress—and a back end that’s very ’70s with that glass hatch. I suppose Rog could have put Luisa and the three kids in it …
More than Valerie My friend Keith Adams started a Valerie Leon fan page on Facebook after publishing a 1973 Motor Show photograph with the actress—and two-time Bond girl. Tonight, after uploading some screen shots from The Persuaders episode ‘The Long Goodbye’ to Keith’s page, in which Valerie guest-stars, I was reminded how many famous people were in this: Anoushka Hempel, for starters, who is a successful interior designer and hotelier now, and Madeline Smith, another Bond girl who was with Roger Moore in Live and Let Die. Here are the two ladies with Bernie and Roger.