The Final Programme had everything but a good director. Jon Finch was an old poker-school friend of mine -- we'd played every weekend for a while when he was in the SAS. We used to take the piss out of his posh accent which he lost when he became a film star! Very good bloke and he'd read my stuff long before he got the part, so the best things he did are either his own ideas or are based on mine -- but explains the discrepencies, too. The director was desperate for a property and had done wiell with Dr Phibes. He thouht he could do FP the way he'd done Phibes -- with a lot of cameos from good actors whose and a few cool angle shots.