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The Fourth Arm Part One (BBC-1 1983, with Roy Boyd)

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In the first episode of The Fourth Arm, a series that can be considered something of a companion piece to the BBC’s popular drama Secret Army (and from the same production team), it is 1944 and British officer Major Gallagher is tasked by Colonel Gwillim to join forces with the French resistance to try and scupper Hitler’s V-1 rocket plans.

Initially Gallagher’s resistance contacts, led by Lamboit, are unimpressed by his arrival but he quickly shows just how ruthless he can be. He also finds time to meet up with old girlfriend Claudine.

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“We are both in the same business, you put them up, I knock them down.”

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UK / BBC One / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 7 January 1983

Writers: John Brason, Gerard Glaister / Production Design: Tim Dann / Director: Viktor Ritelis

Series: The Fourth Arm Episode 1 (of 12)

cast
Paul Shelley as Major Gallagher
Philip Latham as Colonel Gwillim
Gerald James as Professor Evans
Gregory de Polnay as Pierre de Grouchy
Roy Boyd as Lamboit
Paul Chapman as Viardot
Marianne Lawrence as Claudine
Brian Hawksley as Jacques Gran
Christopher Good as Major Whickers
Ray Roberts as Doctor
John Tallents as Sqn Ldr Fielding
Richard Owens as Gp Capt Edwardes
Clare Bonass as FANY Spooner
Juliette Mole as WAAF
Roy Herrick asMet officer
Brian Darnley as French farmer
Anthony Wingate as Dispatcher
Yves Aubert as Farmer’s son
Michael Batz as German motorcyclist

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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

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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