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Gazette: Between The Lines (ITV 6 Sep 1968, with Isla Blair)



In Between The Lines “Paddy” Fawcett is suing the paper for libel over a piece Susan wrote for the Woman’s page about his “friendship” with Gwen Neilsen. The article in question is seemingly innocuous but it seems the Fawcett’s have spotted a chance to make some money out of Hadleigh and hopefully get control of the Gazette.

Gazette Between The Lines

Diana Chappell as Gwen and Donald Sumpter as Paddy.

There is no chance that Gwen and Paddy are involved in a relationship as they are actually half brother and sister. Susan has been deliberately played by Paddy’s friend Bettie Strickland.

Luckily a bit of digging by Walters manages to save the day. At one stage Hadleigh is convinced he is going to lose everything but is determined to hold on to the Gazette at any cost.

A young Isla Blair plays Bettie Strickland and an equally young Donald Sumpter is the scheming Paddy.

Gazette Between The Lines Isla Blair

A young Isla Blair plays the scheming Bettie Strickland.

production details
UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Friday 6 September 1968 at 9.00pm

Writer: Robert Barr / Production Design: Malcolm Middleton / Director: John Frankau

Series: Gazette Episode 6 of 13

Gerald Harper as James Hadleigh
Jon Laurimore as Walters
Gillian Wray as Sue
Ralph Michael as Colonel Chamberlayne
Douglas Wilmer as Douglas Fawcett
Norman Claridge as Appleton
Michael Blackham as Bill Spence
Vivienne Burgess as Mrs Chamberlayne
Donald Sumpter as Paddy Fawcett
Diana Chappell as Gwen Neilson
Isla Blair as Bettie Strickland
Frank Williams as Burgess
Mark Shelley as Steward
Kendrick Owen as Porter
Bay White as Mrs Braddon
Duncan Taylor as Buyer