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Bergerac: A Hole in the Bucket (BBC-1 10 Dec 1983, with Celia Gregory)

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In A Hole in the Bucket, despite being about to go on leave Jim is told that he has to work with Liz Phillips, A WDCI, whilst she is on the holiday looking after the chief witness, Terri Fuller, in a major crime bust.

The problems begin when Terri, something of a drug addict, makes a run for it and she is spotted by pilot Tug Williams. Tug, despite living on the island, has London gangland connections. She then meets up with London journalist Brewster who is planning to sell her story to the highest bidder. Once he has his story Brewster hands Terri back over to the police but the stakes are raised when Liz is shot by a hitman.

Interestingly in this third season, Marianne Bellshade (who was Jim’s girlffriend in the last season) is no longer on the scene and with no explanation of where she has gone. In fact Jim is getting pretty cosy with ex-wife Deborah.

Bergerac A Hole in the Bucket

Peter Childs plays journalist Brewster.

The episode ends with a strong action/chase sequence on the beach involving Tug’s light aircraft and Jim (driving Debbie’s car).

The title, A Hole in the Bucket, refers to the fact that there is leak somewhere at the London end which is why Liz and Terri are on Jersey in the first place.

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UK / BBC One / 1×55 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 10 December 1983 at 9.00pm

Writer: Bill Craig / Production Design: Marjorie Pratt / Director: Ian Toynton

Series: Bergerac Season 3 Episode 2

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John Nettles as Jim Bergerac
Terence Alexander as Charles Hungerford
Sean Arnold as Crozier
Annette Badland as Charlotte
Deborah Grant as Debbie
Mela White as Diamante Lil
Rosy Clayton as Terri Fuller
Celia Gregory as Liz Phillips
Barrie Cookson as Forbes
Peter Childs as Brewster
Godfrey James as Tug Williams
Bruce Liddington as Skinner
Giles Meredith as Hitman
Donald Morley as Beresford
Geoffrey Leesley as Det Con Wilson
Michael Maynard as Policeman
Jane Hayward as Receptionist
Patrick Murray as Barman
Arthur Kelly as Video salesman
Julian Cope as Mechanic

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Hazell: Hazell and the Suffolk Ghost (ITV 31 May 1979, with Meg Davies)

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Hazell and the Suffolk Ghost

In Hazell and the Suffolk Ghost our intrepid hero pays a visit to the seaside when an accountant, Peter Harlow, calls him in over a cottage he has been left in a will. He has no idea why he has been left the cottage but since he has taken over ownership more than a few strange things have been happening.

Hazell stays at the cottage for a few days and manages to find no small amount of comfort when Harlow’s wife Stephanie turns up (Harlow himself is in New York). Although there is clearly something spooky going on it’s definitely man made and it doesn’t take Hazell too long to work it out.

The episode was a rare outing outside of London for the series, it was filmed in the East Anglian village of Walberswick and surrounds. Although all the interiors were filmed in studio of coure.

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I may be common but I’m not stupid

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UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Thursday 31 May 1979

Writer: Richard Harris / Production Design: Philip Blowers, Peter Elliot / Director: Mike Vardy

Series: Hazell Season 2 Episode 7

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Nicholas Ball as Hazell
Michael Gaunt as Peter Harlow
John Woodnutt as Vicar
Desmond Llewellyn as Bell
Richard Simpson as Weaver
Meg Davies as Stephanie Harlow
Desmond McNamara as Tel
Peter Woodward as Gregory Summers
Joy Steward as Mrs Summers

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