Gazette: In Loving Memory (ITV 13 Sep 1968, with Marti Webb)

In In Loving Memory a young man, Gerald Page, has been killed in a pot-holing accident, Walters wants Bill to write a story about him but Spence doesn’t think there is much there to write about. Page’s parents claim that Gerald was an only child but when Spence starts digging he discovers that Gerald was not an only child and that his brother Harry is something of a gangster with businessman pretensions who has just got off a major charge after rigging the jury.

Harry Page decides to return home for the funeral much to the disgust of his parents, he also intends to make a major donation to Gerald’s school (only for the publicity).

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Spence has a difficult decision to make, the Page’s don’t want him to publish the story but he knows if he does it could be final piece that leads to the job on the London daily that he is desperate to get.

It’s a chance for Bill to take centre stage in this episode. He has made no secret of the fact that he wants to move to a daily newspaper and even has an interview lined up but he does have something of a conscience. Luckily for the Page’s his conscience wins out.

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Hadleigh doesn’t appear in this episode.

classic quote
“You don’t care who gets hurt as long as you get your story.”

production details
UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Friday 13 September 1968 at 9.00pm

Writer: J.P. Hill / Production Design: Alan Pickford / Director: Peter Moffatt

Series: Gazette Episode 7 of 13

Jon Laurimore as Walters
Gillian Wray as Sue
Michael Blackham as Bill Spence
Frank Barrie as Harry Page
Reginald Barratt as Mr Page
Gretchen Franklin as Mrs Page
Marti Webb as Terri
John Scott as Mr Emmison
Edmond Bennett as Headmaster
David Robinson as Woodward
Bill Pilkington as Policeman

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