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Hadleigh: A Memory of Time Past (ITV 11 Nov 1969, with Ballard Berkeley)

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In A Memory of Time Past James is waylaid at the theatre by Lord Cranford. He invites him to dinner with two of his colleagues. There is an ulterior motive of course – they want Hadleigh to try and persuade an old family friend, Captain Robert Kershaw, to think twice about the memoirs he is about to publish. One indiscreet chapter could spell trouble for one rising politico.

It’s not the sort of thing James would normally like to get involved with but he agrees to speak to Kershaw about the book. After reading the manuscript Hadleigh agrees that Kershaw should publish as is.

When Hadleigh gets a message from Kershaw’s former doctor that Kershaw is to be admitted to a nursing home because his faculties are impaired he is furious knowing the old man is being set up.

An excellent episode, in the end it is Kershaw’s wife who is the catalyst for having put into the nursing home – she also spells out some home truths to Hadleigh about the kind of man Kershaw really is and how badly he has treated her over the years.

Hadleigh A Memory of Times Past

Unsung character actor Moultrie Kelsall played Kershaw.

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UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×50 minute episode / BroadcastTuesday 11 November 1969 ay 9.00pm

Writer: Michael J. Bird (credited without the J on screen) / Production Design: Alan Pickford / Director: Peter Moffat

Series: Hadleigh Season 1 Episode 9

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Gerald Harper as James Hadleigh
Gillian Wray as Susan Jackson
Ballard Berkeley as Lord Cranford
Patrick Waddington as General Sir Austin Ambler
Keith Campbell as Sir Nicholas Stimpson
Eric Lander as George Lovell
Barbara Couper as Lady Kershaw
Moultrie Kelsall as Captain Robert Kershaw
Robert Raglan as Dr John Fielding

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Harry O: Ruby (ABC 11 Mar 1976, with Margaret Avery)

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Harry O Exercise in Fatality

In Ruby, an old friend of Harry’s, the Ruby of the title, seeks out his help when her nephew finds himself on a murder charge. Ruby, a former lady of the night turned nurse, is sure of his innocence and wants Harry to prove it.

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USA / ABC / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 11 March 1976

Writer: Michael Sloan / Story: Michael Sloan, Susan Glasgow / Director: Richard Lang

Series: Harry O Season 2 Episode 20

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David Janssen as Harry Orwell
Anthony Zerbe as Lt K.C. Trench
Margaret Avery as Ruby Dome
Joe Ruskin as Jack Macay
Tony Burton as Peter Macklin
Stanley Bennett Clay as James Lawrence
Paul Tulley as Sgt Roberts
Pauline Meyers as Mrs Highman
Ty Henderson as Gary ‘Aces’ Highman
John Kerry as Desmond Williams
Randy Martin as Carver
John McMurtry as John Cutter
Arnold Soboloff as Bob McGiver
Ed Cambridge as Joseph ‘Hotwire’ Jackson
John Hawker as Bartender
Archie Hahn as Young Man in Jail
Russell Hannon as Hotel Manager
Michael Anthony as Peter Blake

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Hazell: Hazell and Hyde (ITV 7 June 1979, with Maev Alexander)

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Hazell Nicholas Ball

In Hazell and Hyde James is asked to find a young woman, Claudine, who has apparently joined a group of squatters. When Hazell tracks down the group he is told that they had forced her to move on – her drug use was causing big problems. When a body turns up it looks like Hazell has found her, and an identification by her father seems to confirm it. However Choc Minty quickly arrives on the scene and makes it plain the dead girl is not the Claudine he is looking for but a woman who had apparently crossed Claudine in some way.

Claudine actually turns out to be something of a psychopath and having killed once has decided to make her next target our intrepid hero.

Meanwhile Jim has finally found himself somewhere else to live, his old flat having been reclaimed by the fellow he lent him the use of it.

It’s definitely something of a walk on the seedier side of life for Hazell. Maev Alexander, wjho plays the disturbed Claudine, is best known for her role as Christine Russell in the first couple of seasons of Sutherland’s Law.

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UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Thursday 7 June 1979

Writer: P.J. Hammond / Production Design: Robin Parker / Director: Baz Taylor

Series: Hazell Season 2 Episode 8

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Nicholas Ball as Hazell
Maev Alexander as Claudine
Peter Bourke as Graham Morris
Myrtle Devenish as Old lady singer
Christopher Godwin as Claw-Hammer
Betty Hardy as Mrs. Gladys Hazell
Michael J. Jackson as Squatter
Norman Lumsden as Old man singer
Ronald Mayer as Pianist / Singer
Roddy McMillan as ‘Choc’ Minty
Desmond McNamara as Cousin Tel
Yvonne Nicholson as Squatter
Mark Penfold as Mortuary attendant
John Rapley as Mr. Clive
Katherine Stark as Annie

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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

cast
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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