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The Frighteners: The Minder (ITV 7 Jul 1972, with Tom Bell)

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In The Minder, the opening episode of The Frighteners, Cyril, a major a villain, in hospital with a broken leg, is rescued by some of his gang. He has heard rumours of Porter, one of his top men, “bad mouthing” him whilst he has been inside. He wants him brought to him but Bender, one of the men who “rescued” him doesn’t seem keen to do so.

What Cyril doesn’t know is (and we find out through flashbacks) that Porter has already more or less taken over the gang and wants Bender to kill Cyril.

It’s quite a slight story but the cast is fabulous with Tom Bell, Warren Clarke and Brian Glover all taking prominent roles.

The Frighteners The Minder

Kenneth J Warren, Tom Bell and Warren Clarke.

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UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×25 minute episode / Broadcast 7 July 1972

Writer: Eric Coltart / Production Design: Eric Shedden / Director: James Goddard

Series: The Frighteners Episode 1 (of 13)

cast
Tom Bell as Bender
Kenneth J. Warren as Cyril
Warren Clarke as Ronnie
Maurice Bush as Tosca
Derek Martin as Henry
Nick Hobbs as Peebles
Brian Glover as Porter

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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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