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The Brothers: Emergency (BBC-1 1 Sep 1974)

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In the season opener Emergency which continues on directly from the end of the final season three episode Ted and Jennifer (who are back from their holiday together having made a commitment to get married) have discovered Mary Hammond on the floor of her conservatory having suffered another heart attack, rushed to hospital intensive care things are quite touch and go, she makes something of a rally and makes it plain to Edward that she could not stand having Jennifer Kingsley being any part of the Hammond family, Edward is unable to tell her of his plans for marriage. Meanwhile Ann makes contact once again with Nicholas Fox.

A quiet opener for the season really, lots of anguish for the family and in particular Ted and Jenny who are coming to realise that whilst Mary Hammond is alive they will never be able to be together properly. Meanwhile there a few changes in the cast too, gone are the conniving Julie and Ann’s confidant Pamela Graham and in for the first time is Bill Riley’s wife Gwen (Margaret Ashcroft who plays Gwen had a prominent role in the excellent ITV series The Main Chance prior to her role here) as we get to see quite a bit of Riley’s home life. There are also new updated end titles with new photographs which make an appearance with this episode too.

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UK / BBC One / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 1 September 1974

Writer: N.J. Crisp / Production Design: Gavin Davies / Director: Roderick Graham

Series: The Brothers Season Four Episode One

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ALEXANDER JOHN as Hospital Registrar

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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.

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I may be common but I’m not stupid

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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

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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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