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Black Sails XVIII (Starz 28 Mar 2015, with Bart Fouche)



In Black Sails XVIII the season two finale of Black Sails, Vane is convinced that rescuing Flint is the perfect way to show that the Pirates are still a force to be reckoned with. Flint is standing trial in the centre of Charlestown, part of Vane’s plan involves him giving himself up and handing in as evidence the diary Abigail Ashe kept on board and painted Flint in a different light.

The stakes are incredibly high but it’s epic in scope and intent and pulled off superbly. Vane and his crew’s attack is quickly followed by Silver leading the rescue of the crew, it’s also the catalyst for him losing his leg and becoming the Long John Silver of Treasure Island legend.

Despite the fact that he has lost his leg he is held in such high regard that he is made quartermaster. Silver also tells Flint that the gold wasn’t lost at all. In the meantime Rackham pulls into Nassau with his own ship and Flint’s former ship The Walrus, both heavily laden with Spanish gold.

Meanwhile Eleanor has been taken by the English and is en route back to England.

classic quote
“when we remind them that they are right to be afraid.”

“The question you should be asking is where are his keys, he hasn’t had them since you took me from my men.”

production details
USA / Starz / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 28 March 2015

Writers: Jonathan E. Steinberg, Robert Levinee / Director: Steve Boyam

Series: Black Sails Season 2 Episode 10

Toby Stephens as Captain Flint
Luke Arnold as John Silver
Jessica Parker Kennedy as Max
Tom Hopper as Billy Bones
Zach McGowan as Captain Charles Vane
Toby Schmitz as Rackham
Clara Paget as Anne Bonny
Hakeem Kae-Kazim as Mr. Scott
Louise Barnes as Miranda Barlow
Meganne Young as Abigail Ashe
Nick Boraine as Peter Ashe
Robert Hobbs as Jenks
Adrian Collins as Vincent
Craig Jackson as Featherstone
Bart Fouche as Kensington
Sibongile Mlambo as Eme
David Butler as Frasier
Lise Slabber as Idelle
Craig Macrae as Yardley
Justin Munitz as Militia Guard
Lars Arentz-Hansen as William Rhett
Graeme Bunce as Clerk
Martin Van Geems as Larson
Andre Jacobs as De Groot
Laudo Liebenberg as Dooley
Alistair Moulton Black as Dr. Howell
Oscar Freeman as Street Kid Runner
Richard Wright-Firth as Muldoon
John Peate as Town Crier
Fiona Ramsay as Mrs. Mapleton
Josh Ramsey as Bayman Lieutenant
Winston Chong as Joji



Hazell: Hazell and Hyde (ITV 7 June 1979, with Maev Alexander)




Hazell Nicholas Ball

In Hazell and Hyde James is asked to find a young woman, Claudine, who has apparently joined a group of squatters. When Hazell tracks down the group he is told that they had forced her to move on – her drug use was causing big problems. When a body turns up it looks like Hazell has found her, and an identification by her father seems to confirm it. However Choc Minty quickly arrives on the scene and makes it plain the dead girl is not the Claudine he is looking for but a woman who had apparently crossed Claudine in some way.

Claudine actually turns out to be something of a psychopath and having killed once has decided to make her next target our intrepid hero.

Meanwhile Jim has finally found himself somewhere else to live, his old flat having been reclaimed by the fellow he lent him the use of it.

It’s definitely something of a walk on the seedier side of life for Hazell. Maev Alexander, wjho plays the disturbed Claudine, is best known for her role as Christine Russell in the first couple of seasons of Sutherland’s Law.

production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Thursday 7 June 1979

Writer: P.J. Hammond / Production Design: Robin Parker / Director: Baz Taylor

Series: Hazell Season 2 Episode 8

Nicholas Ball as Hazell
Maev Alexander as Claudine
Peter Bourke as Graham Morris
Myrtle Devenish as Old lady singer
Christopher Godwin as Claw-Hammer
Betty Hardy as Mrs. Gladys Hazell
Michael J. Jackson as Squatter
Norman Lumsden as Old man singer
Ronald Mayer as Pianist / Singer
Roddy McMillan as ‘Choc’ Minty
Desmond McNamara as Cousin Tel
Yvonne Nicholson as Squatter
Mark Penfold as Mortuary attendant
John Rapley as Mr. Clive
Katherine Stark as Annie

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




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.

classic quote
I may be common but I’m not stupid

production details
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

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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Hazell: Hazell Gets The Boot (ITV 10 May 1979, with Billy Murray)




Hazell Gets The Boot

In Hazell Gets The Boot Hazell finds himself more or less coerced into taking on a supposedly simple job for villain Dave Castle. His Bently has been stolen and he wants James to get it back for him. Hazell’s investigation leads him to a scrap yard where the car is being hidden. He gets more than he bargained for when two of the Connell gang ambush him and give him a thorough going over.

Meanwhile Hazell’s love life is also going through a troublesome patch. Patsy Flanagan is spending some time at his flat after having a dust up with her husband. Hazell is keen for the arrangement to be just a night or two of pleasure but Patsy is keen on a more permanent arrangement.

production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Thursday 10 May 1979

Writer: Willis Hall / Director: Carol Wilks

Series: Hazell Season 2 Episode 4

James Hazell as Nicholas Ball
Billy Murray as Big Dave
Pauline Delaney as Sister
Peter Bourke as Graham Morris
Liz Crowther as Cynthia
Betty Hardy as Mrs Gladys Hazell
Cindy O’Callaghan as Patsy Flanagan

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