Both firmly of its time and spectacularly ahead of it, 'The Strange World of Gurney Slade' is to television comedy what 'The Prisoner' has become to television drama - brilliantly inventive, startlingly surreal and unlike anything previously seen on television. Anthony Newley stars as an actor who walks off the set of a banal sit-com and into a fantasy world of his own imagination. In this surreal odyssey through his own personal alternative reality he indulges in random conversations with both animals and inanimate objects it s a world in which characters can step out of advertising posters and where he can hear the most intimate thoughts of passers by. An unpredictable, absurdist fantasy, Gurney Slade created an indelible impression upon anyone who saw it.
- The Strange World of Gurney Slade: Series review by KG
Normally I don't write reviews because I'm too busy but I'm making an exception here (albeit brief).
I could write a long essay if I had time but I'll be very brief. This is a surreal series so be warned - you'll either love it or hate it and in 1960 most viewers hated it, apparently. Personally I think it's brilliant and way, way ahead of its time. Maybe, 60 years later, it still is.