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The Brothers: The Race (BBC-1 27 Oct 1974, Murray Hayne)

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In The Race David manages to persuade the Hammond board to finance his motor racing exploits into Formula Ford by way of advertising sponsorship and a large delegation from Hammond’s go to his first race to wish him luck, Bill is very keen and gets on board as David’s race engineer, whilst Jill is David’s time keeper.

Meanwhile Nicholas Fox and Ann are back from Amsterdam and he is making it very plain that he thinks she should go back to Brian. Fox then pays a visit to Brian and tries to persuade him to take Ann back but Brian makes it clear that’s not going to happen. Matters come to a head when Nicholas tells Ann he is going to New York and he wants her out of his life. Ann, bereft, turns up on David and Jill’s doorstep.

Interesting action with the race taking centre stage for much of the first half with lots of talky bits between Ann and Nicholas Fox. The racing sequences are well done but the editing leaves a lot to be desired, the trackside commentary saying that David is in the lead whilst in the shot he has two cars in front of him, in the end David comes in ninth. By the end of the episode Jill makes it clear that she doesn’t want him involved in anymore races.

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UK / BBC One / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 27 October 1974

Writer: John Pennington / Production Design: Michael Edwards / Director: Roderick Graham

Series: The Brothers / Season 4 Episode 9

guest cast
MURRAY HAYNE as Martin Farrell
JONATHAN NEWTH as Nicholas Fox
JOHN ROLFE as Haughton
ANTHONY MARSH as Race Commentator

 

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

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