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Hadleigh: God Save Us From Moralists (ITV 12 Mar 1976, with Anthony Corlan)

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In God Save Us From Moralists James, after his attempt to take a larger shareholding in a merchant bank has gone awry, is on the verge of bankruptcy. If he doesn’t raise a serious amount of money before the end of the year he could well lose Melford. Maybe an offer from the philanthropic Sir Frank Pierce, who has plans to build a massive marina but needs help from the Merchant Bank to finance it. It seems a sound plan but Charlie Caldwell thinks James should stay well away from Pierce.

Joanna is currently staying at Melford waiting for her married boyfriend Bill, who is in Washington to tell his wife he is leaving her, however Joanna is shook up when she gets a letter to say Bill is moving back to London and giving his marriage another shot. She is concerned that with Jennifer away it may not look the best for James (an idea put forward by the always interfering Lady Helen). He tells her that is just poppycock and promptly gives her a job as his secretary.

In these first couple of episodes at least there seems to be a definite move away from Melford to business in London.

Hadleigh managed to snag the TV Times cover coinciding with this episode, there was also a small feature on the different women who would cross paths with him in this fourth season. The main focus though was on Nancy Kwan, The World of Suzie Wong actress, who would appear in episode 8 Hong Kong Rock.

Incidentally the excellently voiced Anthony Corlan, who appeared a few times this fourth season, is better known as Anthony Higgins (in fact Hadleigh was the last time he appeared as Corlan), he is best known for The Eagle of the Ninth and The Draughtman’s Contract.

Hadleigh God Save Us From Moralists

Hadleigh has dinner with financial whizkid Gregory Baker played by Anthony Corlan, better known as Anthony Higgins.

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UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Friday 12 March 1976 at 9.00pm

Writer: David Ambrose / Production Design: Mary Rea / Director: Derek Bennett

Series: Hadleigh Season 4 Episode 2

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Gerald Harper as James Hadleigh
Jenny Twigge as Joanna Roberts
Peter Dennis as Sutton
Mark Dignam as Sir Frank Pierce
Gerald James as Charlie Caldwell
Ambrosine Phillpotts as Lady Helen
Frances Cox as Lady
Richard Vernon as Sir Geoffrey Osborne
Barbara Olgilvie as Lady Betty Pierce
Anthony Corlan as Gregory Baker
Michael Malnick as Robert
Brian Badcoe as Tim Grant
Brian Hawksley as Gerry
Steve Kane as Photographer

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Hazell: Hazell and the Suffolk Ghost (ITV 31 May 1979, with Meg Davies)

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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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