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Hadleigh: Favours (ITV 21 May 1976, with Michael Elphick)

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In Favours, the penultimate episode of the entire series, things are starting to get desperate for James, time is running out where the bank is concerned. Meanwhile one of his tenant farmers Brian Ainsworth needs help paying off a loan that James acted as guarantor for. James can’t help him but can’t tell him the real reason why – if it gets out that James is in danger of having to sell Melford then he will have no chance of saving it. The issue becomes more pronounced when he learns that the Gazette are looking for a story.

Meanwhile James is more than a little surprised when Stella Clisby turns up unannounced. She claims to not have an ulterior motive for her visit but James is not so sure, especially when Hadleigh gets a phone call from her boss enquiring about the sale of Melford.

Hadleigh Favours Myra Frances

Myra Frances plays Stella Clisby who makes a surprise return, she knows James is in trouble and genuinely wants to help him.

There’s a nice guest appearance from Gordon Jackson as businessman Alan Mannett, who is acting as middle man in the potential sale. Knowing that he is completely backed into a corner Hadleigh tells Mannett to go ahead with the sale.

Hadeigh, knowing what dire straits Ainsworth is in, asks the bank for one last favour. By this point Ainsworth (another brilliant performance from Michael Elphick) is at breaking point. His wife has lost the baby she was expecting and the bailiffs have turned up to execute a county court judgement against him. Hadleigh turns up in the middle of all this and finds himself staring down the barrel of a shotgun. Unfortunately when the press get hold of the story and turn into a “siege” situation Mannett’s clients withdraw their offer.

A real downbeat but fabulous episode, there’s a very sad moment when Hadleigh tells Sutton that he has to give Sutton notice. Hadleigh has simply run out of money and can’t afford to keep him.

Hadleigh Favours Michael Elphick

The fabulous Michael Elphick is troubled farmer Brian Ainsworth.

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UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Friday 21 May 1976 at 9.00pm

Writer: David Ambrose / Production Design: Chris George / Director: Tony Wharmby

Series: Hadleigh Season 4 Episode 12

cast
Gerald Harper as James Hadleigh
Peter Dennis as Sutton
Michael Elphick as Brian Ainsworth
Diana Davies as Ellen Ainsworth
Myra Frances as Stella Clisby
David Ryall as Dick Iverson
Bruce Bould as Bob Whiteside
Anthony Roye as Dr Mullen
Gordon Jackson as Alan Mannett
Teddy Turner as First Man
Bert Gaunt as Second Man

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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

production details
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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