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The Frighteners: Night of the Stag (ITV 14 Jul 1972, Jennie Linden, Robin Ellis)

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In Night of the Stag, Mike is on his Stag night, about to get married. His former girlfriend Ginny demands to see him. They spend a few fraught hours hashing out the past. Ginny wants to see where Mike lives and then refuses to leave.

Inevitably the pair end up in bed together but Mike is unable to “rise to the occasion”. The pair end up sleeping in – unfortunately for Mike his intended, Caroline, is due to call in to make sure he hasn’t had too much to drink the night before.

It’s all quite straightforward until the final two minutes, Ginny is certainly highly strung and she clearly hasn’t been able to get over Mike. However with Caroline due to arrive and Mike in the bath events take a murderous turn. Caroline turns up just as Ginny walks out of the bathroom with a psychotic stare. “You must be Caroline” she says, “he’s all yours.” With a piercing scream from Caroline we are left in no doubt that Ginny has murdered him.

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UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×25 minute episode / Broadcast 14 July 1972

Writer: Andrea Newman / Director: John Reardon

Series: The Frighteners Episode 2 (of 13)

cast
Jennie Linden as Ginny
Robin Ellis as Mike
Vivienne Chandler as Caroline
Derrick Gilbert as Bill
Geraldine Newman as Claire
Prentis Hancock as David
Bill Stewart as Sammy

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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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