At the end of 1960, I was all set to emerge from National Service and resume my research
career at the MRC Applied Psychology Unit in Cambridge, with the general idea of
examining what is these days called “Artificial Intelligence.”
[ I have very few rules in life, but one of them is:–Always say ‘Yes’.]
SUPERCAR, with pilot Mike Mercury
The snag was that the screenplays had to be written at the rate of one every week,
for the next half year. A single writer, Hugh pointed out, couldn’t undertake such
a work load . . .
Would I like to join him as soon as I had handed in my uniform?
1960-62 : the Supercar years
So, together, we made Lew Grade his first overseas million dollars, after doing which
we got fired in order to save his film company money.
He had been asked to write 26 half-hour TV episodes for a new children’s adventure
series. It was going to be made using puppets, and was to be called “SUPERCAR”.
(Unless you’re a girl,
. . . Six weeks before being demobilised, I got a phone call from my younger brother
Hugh . . .