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Bergerac: When Did You Last See Your Father? (BBC-1 4 Mar 1989, with Benedict Taylor)

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In When Did You Last See Your Father? Jim and the Bureau are called in when a girl is found attacked on a ferry after it docks on the island. She is an exotic dancer due to start work at a club on the island.

She was seen drinking with a young local, Tom St Clements. Because St Clements has form Barney is sure St Clements is the guilty party. He, though, insists that the girl was spending time with another island boy. Toby Lemaire, the cocky scion of the very wealthy Roger Lemaire, who also happens to be a noted barrister and the current Mayor of Jersey.

Barney is keen to wrap the case up and certainly doesn’t want it to be Lemaire’s son who is the guilty party.

There is a subplot, only there to give Susan and Charlie something to do, with Charlie thinking of selling his house and wanting Susan’s advice as an ex real estate agent. Susan then calls on Charlie to help with a series of interviews she is conducting. Although as the episode progresses it’s Charlie who moves centre stage and actually saves Jim.

Dominic Taylor plays Toby Lemaire, he scored quite a few lead roles in the 1980’s in erie such as Beau Geste and My Brother Jonathan, he has remained a solid character player since.

Bergerac When Did You Last See Your Father?

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UK / BBC One / 1×55 minute episode / Broadcast 4 March 1989

Writer: Robert Banks Stewart / Production Design: Phil Roberson / Director: Alex Kirby

Series: Bergerac Season 7 Episode 6

cast
John Nettles as Det Sgt Bergerac
Tom Radcliffe as Tom St Clements
Benedict Taylor as Toby Lemaire
Kelly Hunter as Sylvia
John Telfer as Willy Pettit
David Kershaw as Ben Lomas
Harry Jones as Barman
Sean Arnold as Crozier
Nancy Mansfield as Peggy
Terence Alexander as Hungerford
Louise Jameson as Susan Young
Annabel Leventon as Leonie Lemaire
Angela Barlow as Sister
Zoot Money as Harry
Philip Locke as Roger Lemaire
Frances Atkinson as Rox
Geoffrey Beevers as Bishop

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

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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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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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