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Black Sails XXXVI (Starz 19 Mar 2017, with Guy Paul)



In Black Sails XXXVI Flint tells Silver that he truly believes that he and Madi are the key to the survival of Nassau and it’s imperative that she is rescued. Heading out to Nassau, Silver is taking no chances and has secretly brought the cache with them.

In Philadelphia Max is caring for Anne but Anne remains unconvinced of Max’s motives. Anne is determined to leave as soon as she is able and reunite with Jack. Marion Guthrie wants Max to control her interests in Nassau but thinks she needs to be married and she has just the right pliable, wealthy man in mind as a husband. Max turns her down. She refuses to have a man stand in the way of any possible reconciliation she may with Anne.

As Flint and Silver head into Nassau they are perturbed to find another ship waiting in the harbour for them with Rogers, Billy Bones and Madi aboard. They immediately make a show of brutally killing captive pirates. Flint wants to turn the guns on him but Silver overrides his command and insists that the cache is brought up (at this stage Flint doesn’t know it is even aboard) and shown to Rogers. Rogers then hauls up anchor forcing Flint and Silver to follow. It soon becomes apparent they are heading to notorious Skeleton Island.

Flint is determined to make sure that the cache does not fall into Roger’s hands and takes the gems off the boat to bury on Skeleton Island. Israel spots what he is up to and takes the chance to show Silver that Flint needs taking out of the equation. Silver sends his six best men after him with orders to kill him. In the meantime Silver has a parley with Rogers and Bones.

The council on Nassau are growing disturbed at what they see as Roger’s obsession with avenging Eleanor’s death and he will soon have chaos on his hands. Mrs Hudson goes to see the brothel madam, knowing that she has the ears of all the important men left on Nassau. Mrs Hudson also thinks Rogers has become a seriously loose cannon and may need stopping.

classic quote
“You’re plan failed, we’re moving on to my plan.”

production details
USA / Starz / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 19 March 2017

Writers: Tyler Van Patten (from a story by Jenniffer Castillo, Jillian Molin / Director: Uta Briesewitz

Series: Black Sails Season 4 Episode 8

Toby Stephens as Captain Flint
Hannah New as Eleanor Guthrie (voice only)
Luke Arnold as John Silver
Jessica Parker Kennedy as Max
Tom Hopper as Billy Bones
Toby Schmitz as Rackham
Clara Paget as Anne Bonny
Luke Roberts as Woodes Rogers
David Wilmot as Israel Hands
Harriet Walter as Marion Guthrie
Zethu Dlomo as Madi
Andre Jacobs as De Groot
Craig Jackson as Featherstone
Lise Slabber as Idelle
Anna-Louise Plowman as Mrs. Hudson
Laudo Liebenberg as Dooley
Chris Fisher as Ben Gunn
Theo Landey as First Mate Molin
Andrian Mazive as Kofi
Dale Jackson as Lieutenant Utley
Fiona Ramsay as Mrs. Mapleton
Rory Acton Burnell as Colin
Tyrone Keogh as Adams
Sizo Mahlangu as Obi
Winston Chong as Joji
Adam Neill as Mr. Soames
Mpho Osei-Tutu as Footman (as Mpho Osei-Tutu)
Guy Paul as Joseph Guthrie
Ron Smerczak as Mr. McCoy



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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