Hadleigh: Bow to the Lady (ITV 29 Jan 1971, with Jane Merrow)

In Bow to the Lady Hadleigh is returning home from London on the train and shares a dining car table with Anne Hepton and her eight year old daughter Charlotte. He thinks nothing of it at the time but a later meeting with Anne will have a strong impact on him.

Meanwhile Aunt Helen is concerned that local brewery owner Dakin is about to retire and sell his shares. She also owns quite a few shares in the company and is concerned that if he sells out to Mercantile Brewers they will shut the brewery down.

Having had a disagreeable run in with Merton, the Mercantile’s front man, James decides to organise a syndicate to buy out Dakin’s himself. With £10,000 still to find he approaches his accountant Taylor who has worked with Hadleigh on several projects previously. However Taylor has just merged his company and his new associate just happens to be Anne Hepton who makes it plain they will not be lending James the ten thousand.

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Jane Merrow as Anne Hepton

classic quote
“James, wear some of that smelly stuff. But not too much.”

production details
UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Friday 29 January 1971 at 9.00pm

Writer: Michael J. Bird / Production Design: Gordon Livesey / Director: Peter Cregeen

Series: Hadleigh Season 2 Episode 4

Gerald Harper as James Hadleigh
Jane Merrow as Anne Hepton
Peter Sallis as Dakin
William Simons as Merton
Colin Gordon as Taylor
Ambrosine Phillpotts as Helen
Nicola Shaw as Charlotte
Alastair Hunter as Maxwell
Valerie Dane as Miss Wilson
Derek Keller a Dining car attendent

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