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Fraud Squad: People Can Go Too Far (ITV 31 Oct 1970, with Patience Collier)

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In People Can Go Too Far Gamble decides to investigate a charity run by the elderly Grace Miles. The well to do spinster has run the charity, which is geared towards helping the middle classes who may be down on their luck, for the last few years however it has only payed out once in all that time. The charity apparently has the backing of a baronet and a marquis but it looks like their backing may not be genuine.

Meanwhile the Marquis’s secretary Eric Mason, having discovered what Miles is up to, decides to blackmail her.

A highlight of the season so far thanks to the wonderful performance from the fabulous Patience Collier, especially when she gets together with Fabia Drake and Joyce Carey.

Fans of BBC classic drama The Brothers will be pleased to note an appearance from Richard Easton, he would star alongside O’Connell as his brother Brian Hammond. Although Easton is in quite a bit of the episode he only has one small scene with Patrick at the end.

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“Should the good samaritan have passed by because only one man needed help?”

Fraud Squad People Can Go Too Far

Patience Collier, Fabia Drake and Joyce Carey. 

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UK / ITV – ATV / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 31 October 1970 at 9.00pm

Writer: Ivor Jay / Production Design: Michael Bailey / Director: Paul Annett

Series: Fraud Squad Season 2 Episode 7

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Patrick O’Connell as Gamble
Joanna Van Gyseghem as Hicks
Ralph Nossek as Proud
Patience Collier as Grace Miles
Fabia Drake as Muriel Mowbray
Joyce Carey as Jane Anstruther
Richard Easton as Eric Mason
Clive Morton as Major Brampton
Sebastian Abineri as Donald

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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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