hen i were a snotty kid and loved spies and all kinds of guys who shot baddies and blew up secret bases, JAMES BOND,obviously....GARRISONS GORILLAS a wartime telly version of the DIRTY DOZEN....But another favourite was the adventures of ILYA KURYAKEN and NAPOLEAN SOLO in the MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. and their unending battle against the evil organisation THRUSH! The main character was NAPOLEAN SOLO,but ILYA KURYAKEN,originally a side character became an equal team. Solo was played by ROBERT VAUGHN who has appeared in every film and television show ever made....A real Hollywood star, currently he's been on a ruck of British telly stuff ,most recent being 'HUSTLE',which i have to confess never seeing. But he'll always be NAPOLEAN SOLO,THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. to me.
I don't know if its a move ,up ,down or sideways for a Hollywood star to become a member of the cast of ....CORONATION STREET!!!!.......I can see him outside the corner shop, or the 'Rovers' speaking into his little pen radio, saying those immortal words,"OPEN CHANNEL D"....Every show title was 'the something ,or oher AFFAIR!'.....So this is 'THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. in the CORONATION STREET AFFAIR!'
Whats next?......WILLIAM SHATNER/CAPTAIN KIRK in EMMERDALE(its life,Jim,but not as we know it!).......ADAM WEST/BATMAN in EASTENDERS,he managed GOTHAM CITY,but could he handle ALBERT SQUARE?
Its totally insane, but wonderful!