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The Hanged Man: Wheel of Fortune (ITV 15 Feb 1975, Brian Croucher)

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In the opening episode of The Hanged Man tough businessman Lew Burnett decides that enough is enough after the third attempt on his life, he decides to fake his own death and goes undercover to find just why his life is being targeted and why. First of all he needs to find himself a new identity and calls upon an old contact to put him in touch with someone who can create two new passports for him. Meanwhile investigator Alan Crowe is convinced he is still alive and wants to find him.

Good strong opening episode that sets out the raison d’etre of the series perfectly. Strong playing by Blakely and Williams and by the end of the episode Crowe has actually joined forced with Burnett. Lots of cult tv names popping up here too including the likes of Brian “Travis” Croucher and the always slightly sinister Peter Miles who has been in everything from the likes of Doctor Who to Survivors.

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UK | ITV Network – Yorkshire

RUNNING TIME: 60 Minutes | AIRDATE: 15 February 1975

WRITER: Edmund Ward | PRODUCTION DESIGN: Alan Pickford | DIRECTOR: Marc Miller

Series: The Hanged Man / Episode One of Eight

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COLIN BLAKELY as Lew Burnett
GARY WATSON as John Quentin
MICHAEL WILLIAMS as Alan Crowe
JOHN REES as Brian Nelson
ANTHONY SHARP as Henry Wakely
BRIAN HAINES as Matthew Reeve
ANGELA BROWNE as Elizabeth Haydon
TENNIEL EVANS as Joseph Blenkinson
BRIAN CROUCHER as Sammy Gray
PETER MILES as Harry Gold
IVAN BEAVIS as George Halloran
ALAN HOCKEY as Basil Slaughter
VICKY IRELAND as Receptionist

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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

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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

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

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Blake’s 7: Project Avalon (BBC-1 27 Feb 1978, with Glynis Barber)

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