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Hadleigh: Nicola Penn (ITV 19 Feb 1971, with Jill Dixon)

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The green eyed monster rears it’s head somewhat in Nicola Penn when Anne thinks she may have a rival for James’ affections. Nicola is on old friend of Hadleigh’s, she is a widow and James is Godfather to her son. Nicola is now engaged and wants Hadleigh to help her raise £12,000 for intended’s new business.

Of course, as an accountant, Hadleigh is convinced Anne is perfectly poised to help her raise the funds. James is a little worried though, Anne has become a successful businesswoman and he is worried that Nicola’s fiancee might not be so astute.

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Richard Easton as Tim Ross.

John Bennett, who plays Nicola’s fiancee Jean-Pierre, turns in another if his European parts. Here he is a Frenchman but he cropped up in many a show during the sixties and seventies – usually as someone of foreign extraction.

Meanwhile Brian Easton, best known for his long running role in BBC classic The Brothers, makes an appearance as Tim Ross. He is one of Hadleigh’s business partners in the Spanish Hotel scheme that figured in a couple of season one episodes. Hadleigh manages to persuade Tim, who is luckily en route to Paris, to look into Jean-Pierre’s background. Despite his financial background being apparently sound Jean-Pierre is in fact already married.

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John Bennett as Jean-Pierre

classic quote
Anne: “I thought you were against poaching.”
James: “Ah yes but not against hunting.”

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UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Friday 19 February 1971 at 9.00pm

Writer: Mervyn Haisman / Production Design: Gordon Livesey / Director: Peter Cregeen

Series: Hadleigh Season 2 Episode 7

cast
Gerald Harper as James Hadleigh
Jane Merrow as Anne Hepton
John Bennett as Jean-Paul Rocheville
Jill Dixon as Nicola Penn
Richard Easton as Tim Ross
Alastair Hunter as Maxwell
John Devaut as Maurice

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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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Blake’s 7: Breakdown (BBC-1 6 Mar 1978, with Julian Glover)

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