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Fraud Squad: To Pay Paul (ITV 3 Oct 1970, with Dandy Nichols)

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In To Pay Paul elderly Peter Taylor, a retired railway clerk, has given away his life savings of £300 to Phyllis Sturt. She has been stringing him along claiming to be widowed and with a son in a sanatorium.

As Gamble and Hicks look into the matter it’s clear that although she has been lying to old Taylor she is very much out of her depth too. She has borrowed a lot of money to pay for her house from driving instructor/loan shark Paul Wylie and he is now demanding excessive interest. Hicks discovers that there are several other women Wylie has loaned money to. Tragically one of them, widowed schoolteacher Mrs Hill, kills herself over the business.

Dandy Nichols of Till Death Us Do Part fame had a plum role as Phyllis’ mother, speaking in the TV Times about the possibility of being typecast she said “I don’t mind if I play this sort of part for the rest of my life.” Meanwhile Arthur Brough, who plays Mr Taylor, is best known for his long running role in Are You Being Served.

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UK / ITV – ATV / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 3 October 1970 at 9.00pm

Writer: Alun Falconer / Production Design: Anthony Waller / Director: Paul Annett

Series: Fraud Squad Season 2 Episode 3

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Patrick O’Connell as Gamble
Joanna Van Gyseghem as Vicky Hicks
Ralph Nossek as Proud
Dandy Nichols as Mrs Brody
Arthur Brough as Peter Taylor
Dilys Laye as Phyllis Sturt
Robert Russell as Arthur Sturt
Trisha Noble as Liz Paterson
Richard Gale as Paul Wylie
Piers Rogers as Policeman
Hilary Mason as Mrs Hill

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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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