Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Armed with his familiar catch phrase "Tempting, isn't it?," comic actor William Franklyn headed the "repertory company" of versatile actors who appeared on the British comedy anthology The Steam Video Company. Written by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick, each of the series' six half-hour playlets were spoofs of specific horror movies or genres. Episode titles included "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll," "Creature From the Black Forest Gateau," "I Was Hitler's Bookie," "The Secret of Plankton Lodge," "Amityville II, Luton Town 3," and "The Fall of the House of Franklyn." The Steam Video Company aired courtesy of Thames Television from January 19 to February 23, 1984.