Bognor: Deadline (ITV 3-19 Mar 1981)

In Bognor’s second case Deadline he goes undercover at Daily Globe’s newspaper’s diary column when the previous “Samuel Pepys” columnist is murdered. Bognor fits right in with the rest of the column staff and even acquits himself in the writing game (once he remembers to “lose the adjectives” that is.

A second murder and some shady business practices lead Bogner to a discovery that could actually lead to a take-over of the Globe itself.

More fun and games for Bognor in this story and lots of recognisable faces amongst the cast too including the likes of David Calder as an over the top Police Inspector, Rock Follies star Charlotte Cornwell as a journalist who has the hots for Bognor, the always Peter Jeffrey as your archetypal old soak journo and Benjamin Whitrow as the editor of the column. There are also guest appearances from a pre Dempsey and Makepeace Glynis Barber and 1970’s starlet Seretta Wilson.

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production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 6×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 3 – 19 March 1981 Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm

Writer: T.R. Bowen / Production Design: Desmond Crowe / Director: Carol Wiseman

Series: Bognor Season 1 Story 2 Episodes 7-12

David Horovitch as Bognor
Joanna McCallum as Monica
David Calder as Inspector Flanders
Ewan Roberts as Parkinson
Charlotte Cornwell as Molly Mortimer
Benjamin Whitrow as Eric Gringe
John Harding as Bertie Spaight
Annette Badland as Sharon
Peter Jeffrey as Milburn Port
Robert Addie as Willy Wimbledon
Louise Hall Taylor as Liz
Glynis Barber as Wharfedale’s Secretary
Richard Vernon as Lord Wharfdale
Seretta Wilson as Gravelle’s Secretary
Geoffrey Bateman as Elliston Gravelle
Ray Marioni as Italian Waiter

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