As requested by Vic Mars and Piper Gates, here's some stills from 'Hitler's Last Secret', a 1977 story from 'The Tomorrow People', which reveal what I always suspected as a child: that Hitler was actually Nibor from the planet Vashir, a galactic shape changing psychopath.
Once again, the premise is interesting enough: apart from the old Hitler being a alien and all that, there's a group of perenially teenage Nazis in a bunker charged with protecting their Fuhrer's cryogenically frozen body, a youth cult of SS uniforms and attitudes (the 'Horst Wessel' song is in the charts!) and a British public genetically modified and pre-programmed to accept the return of Hitler forty years after his supposed death at the end of World War Two. The trouble is that all this good stuff is thrown away in a two part story utterly devoid of tension and full of the most terrible acting.
Mike Holloway is often singled out for criticism, and he is pretty unconvincing, but he's only a boy. Michael Sheard is a professionally trained actor of some experience and he's a lot worse. His Hitler is an utterly preposterous creation, a panto villain. We all know that Adolf was a passionate and animated orator, for instance, and that he used big, plain gestures and held stylised poses for effect, but did he ever really do an Oliver Hardy 'hmm' at the end of a big speech? No. No, he didn't. Because that would be stupid.
& yes, that is Rodney Trotter behind the camera. What a show it was!