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The Brothers: Hijack (BBC-1 3 Mar 1974)

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In Hijack Hammond’s have pressed ahead with their plans to buy the Dover depot and Edward and Bill Riley head off to Boulougne (via hovercraft) to talk to a French handling company. Unbeknownst to them a gang of crooks are planning to hijack one of their trucks with a cargo worth 50,000 pounds inside it, Hammonds are suspicious of new boy Jim Barker who was behind the wheel at the time (accompanying Bill Riley back from the Dover depot) but when the police discover that Bill Riley has a criminal record they are suddenly keen on talking to him.

Meanwhile Nicholas Fox is making a major play for Ann, even getting Brian’s permission to take her to an art gallery. Ann is attracted to him but is not offering him any encouragement.

Things move on apace in this episode which mixes the high action of the hijacking itself with the closely personal of Ann and Nicholas Fox. One does wonder though about Riley’s easy acceptence of Jim Barker’s ideas that lead him directly into the robbery.

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UK / BBC One / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 3 March 1974

Writer: Eric Paice / Production Design: Gavin Davies / Director: Philip Dudley

Series: The Brothers Season Three Episode Five

guest cast
JONATHAN NEWTH as Nicholas Fox
HUGH SULLIVAN as D.I. Parsons
BRIAN GRELLIS as D.S. Pritchard
FRANK JARVIS as Jim Barker
PAUL HALEY as Harvey
YVONNE BONNAMY as Isobel
JOHN BARCROFT as Lowe

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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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