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Telepathic stage magician, Tarot, and his two assistants solve mysteries and crimes of a bizarre or magical nature, and battle against villains with various powers.

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Trevor Preston
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Michael MacKenzie Michael MacKenzie ...  Tarot 46 episodes, 1970-1972
Tony Selby Tony Selby ...  Sam Maxstead 26 episodes, 1970-1971
Judy Loe ...  Lulli Palmer 26 episodes, 1970-1971
Roy Holder ...  Chas Diamond / ... 23 episodes, 1971-1972
Petra Markham Petra Markham ...  Mikki Diamond 20 episodes, 1972
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Telepathic stage magician, Tarot, and his two assistants solve mysteries and crimes of a bizarre or magical nature, and battle against villains with various powers.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 1970 (UK) See more »

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Thames Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(46 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The entirety of the first two seasons are currently believed to no longer exist, although poor-quality off-air soundtrack recordings survive for the second season stories "Seven Serpents, Sulphur and Salt", "Nightmare Gas" and "The Eye of Ra" parts 2, 3 and 4. The third and final season survives in its entirety. Additionally, around nine minutes of a studio recording session for "Sisters Deadly" from this final run was discovered at the end of a tape Bob Monkhouse had purchased from Thames Television to record over in his personal TV archive. See more »

Soundtracks

Tarot
(uncredited)
Composed by Andrew Bown and Trevor Preston
Performed by Andrew Bown
[Series theme tune]
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Magical mystery series
4 December 2004 | by mabelgarlandSee all my reviews

I remember this TV series back in the early 1970s because it had such an impact on me as a young teenager(only just). I fell in love with the lead character Tarot and aspired to be like his assistant Lulli.

It has stayed in my mind over 20 years so it must have had something. I remember the main character was a performing magician/conjurer who was involved in solving mysteries of a supernatural/magical nature and I remember a guy with a white glove who used to refer to it as the hand of stabs or something similar. I used to rush home from school to watch it - wish we'd had video recorders then I'd love to see it again. Anyone else out there remember it?


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