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Broadchurch Series Finale (ITV 17 Apr 2017, with Sebastian Armesto)



And so we come to the very final episode of Broadchurch airing on Monday 17 April at 9.00pm on ITV and as DI Alec Hardy says, the vice is tightening. Hardy and Miller are faced with some tough choices. They’ve gone from having no serious suspects to having too many.

As the episode opens the duo arrest taxi driver Clive Lucas having discovered a disturbing cache of material, some of it belonging to Trish, in his garage. Clive’s story is all over the place and both Miller and Lucas think he is the guilty man.

The team have already brought in Ed Burnett (who admits to be obsessed with Trish and spending huge amounts of time in the street outside her house in order to protect her) as well as mechanic Jim Atwood who slept with Trish on the morning of the night she was attacked.

Meanwhile new CCTV footage has emerged that shows someone dumping incriminating evidence, including the twine that used in the attack on Trish, in the grounds of Ed’s supermarket. Miller is able to track the person dumping the evidence across other CCTV cameras….

It’s been another excellent season, less intense than what has gone before but brilliantly made and at times achingly sad, especially Mark Latimer’s breakdown and attempted suicide.

Fittingly though there is a real sense of closure for many of the characters we’ve got to know over the last three seasons.

Broadchurch Season 3 Episode 8

production details
UK / ITV / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 17 April 2017 at 9.00pm

Writer: Chris Chibnal

Series: Broadchurch Season 3 Episode 8

Jodie Whittaker as Beth Latimer
Charlotte Beaumont as Chloe Latimer
David Tennant as D.I. Alec Hardy
Olivia Colman as D.S. Ellie Miller
Lenny Henry as Ed Burnett
Andrew Buchan as Mark Latimer
Emily Allison as Lizzie Latimer
Mark Bazeley as Jim Atwood
Josette Simon as Chief Superintendent Clark
Hannah Rae as Daisy Hardy
Carolyn Pickles as Maggie Radcliffe
Mariah Gale as Caroline Hughes
Kelly Gough as Laura Benson
Jasper Meehan as Daniel
Aaron May as Charlie
Deon Lee-Williams as Michael Lucas
Sarah Parish as Cath Atwood
Julie Hesmondhalgh as Trish Winterman
Hannah Millward as Leah Winterman
Steve Bennett as Uniform Bob
Charlie Higson as Ian Winterman
Arthur Darvill as Rev. Paul Coates
Georgina Campbell as D.C. Katie Harford
Becky Brunning as Lindsay Lucas
Sebastian Armesto as Clive Lucas
Simone Ashley as Dana
Chris Mason as Leo Humphries



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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