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Fraud Squad: Double Deal (ITV 10 Oct 1970, with Dinsdale Landen)

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In the fun Double Deal Gamble is surprised when well known conman Charlie Dickens pays him a visit. He is fresh out of prison and tells Gamble that he is now going straight and getting into the property business. Gamble is not convinced. He puts Hicks on Dicken’s trail and she discovers that he is part of a consortium planning to buy the town hall. She also lets Dickens treat her to dinner and gets a little tipsy in the process. She rather likes him and is convinced he is playing straight.

Gamble keeps digging though and discovers that the sale is not as straightforward as it seems, especially when the price being offered is way below market value.

Dinsdale Landen has a ball as Dickens, he’s a classic Landen character it has to be said. Rather surprisingly he walks away ahead of the game and it’s the crooked councillors who really come unstuck.

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UK / ITV – ATV / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 10 October 1970 at 9.00pm

Writer: Lewis Greifer / Production Design: Anthony Waller / Director: Paul Annett

Series: Fraud Squad Season 2 Episode 4

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Patrick O’Connell as Gamble
Joanna Van Gyseghem as Vicky Hicks
Ralph Nossek as Proud
Dinsdale Landen as Charlie Dickens
Ellis Dale as Pritchett
Phoebe Shaw as Miss Hennessy
Richard Vernon as Sir Roy Prentiss
Reginald Barratt as Biggins
Martyn Wyldeck as Alderman Ross
Anton Darby as Detective Constable Roberts
Peter Woodthorpe as Soapy Richards

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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

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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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