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Hadleigh: A Quiet Place in the Country (ITV 5 Feb 1971, with David Langton)

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Espionage rears it’s head in A Quiet Place in the Country, when a former civil service colleague of Hadleigh’s wants him to see his superiors. The colleague, Knockholt, is clearly a spy and although there has been no previous mention of Hadleigh’s civil service career being anything other than a junior member of of the government, it’s clear he knows more than a little about the spying game.

Knockholt’s superior Heather want’s Hadleigh to look after a man called Sheldon, he has been in prison on treason charges having supposedly given info to the Russians but Helen assures Hadleigh that the department was simply unable to pull him out in time. It’s hoped that once he is out the Russians will contact him again. However the longer Sheldon stays with Hadleigh the more convinced James becomes that Sheldon is planning to defect.

David Langton had previously appeared in Hadleigh prequel Gazette, playing a crooked businessman in the episode Not For Publication.

Hadleigh A Quiet Place in the Country

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UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Friday 5 February 1971 at 9.00pm

Writer: William Hall / Production Design: Tom Carter / Director: Tony Wharmby

Series: Hadleigh Season 2 Episode 5

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Gerald Harper as James Hadleigh
David Langton as Sheldon
Norman Bird as Knockholt
Helen Cherry as Heather
Ambrosine Phillpotts as Aunt Helen
Henry Webb as Cummings
Ingrid Evans as Secretary

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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

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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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