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The Brothers: Birthday (BBC-1 18 Apr 1976, Joby Blanshard)

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In Birthday it the biggest day in the history of Hammond Transport, the merger with Van Der Merwe is nearing fruition but first the board must call an extraordinary general meeting to convince their shareholders it is the right thing to do. Mary Hammond, who is celebrating her birthday, is decidedly unhappy about the whole thing and plans to put a spanner in the works at the meeting as does rival company Kirkmans who own shares in Hammonds and were previously trying to form a merge with them. Thanks to some last minute persuasion by Ted the merger is allowed to go through.

Meanwhile Clare finishes at Hammonds and walks out of Merroney’s life for good.

A good end to the season with lots of closure in the Merroney/Clare/David triangle and setting up developments for the next season. The whole Van Der Merwe merger does happen a bit quick but it does offer further growth for Hammonds.

For the first time ever the end credits play out over continuing scenes of the board being congratulated rather than the static pictures of the cast we usually get.

classic quote
Clare: Will you come in for tonight
David: Do you think that’s a good idea?
Clare: I’ve got to put my arms around somebody

production details
UK / BBC One / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 18 April 1976

Writer: Ray Jenkins / Production Design: Ian Ashurst / Director: Christopher Baker

Series: The Brothers Season Six Episode Thirteen

main cast
JEAN ANDERSON as Mary Hammond
RICHARD EASTON as Brian Hammond
ROBIN CHADWICK as David Hammond
JENNIFER WILSON as Jennifer Hammond
DEREK BENFIELD as Bill Riley
KATE O’MARA as Jane Maxwell
COLIN BAKER as Paul Merroney
MARGARET ASHCROFT as Gwen Riley
CAROLE MOWLAM as Clare Miller (final appearance)

guest cast
CARLETON HOBBS as Sir Neville Henniswode
JOBY BLANSHARD as Van Der Merwe
CARMEN SAUTOY as Ika
WILLIAM MERROW as Uncle Willi
STEVE UBELS as Paul Van Kepe
MICHAEL SPICE as David Gosper

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

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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

cast
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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Blake’s 7: Breakdown (BBC-1 6 Mar 1978, with Julian Glover)

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Blake’s 7: Project Avalon (BBC-1 27 Feb 1978, with Glynis Barber)

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