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Hazell: Hazell Bangs The Drum (ITV 3 May 1979, with Dino Shafeek)

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In Hazell Bangs the Drum our intrepid hero gets involved in the murky world of illegal immigrants when a Dr Patel asks him to look into what is going on with her cousin. He is working at an Indian Restaurant called The Taj Mahal and as Hazell begins his investigation it’s clear there may be an illegal immigrant racket going on.

Heading back to his lookout point, the launderette across the road, James is set upon by four of the men he had seen earlier outside the Taj, he is quite badly beaten but luckily Sheila, the manageress of the launderette is on hand to offer a little bit of comfort.

Most of the action takes place between the launderette and the alley between that and the restaurant, it’s all built on set giving the whole thing a wonderfully play like vibe.

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UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 3 May 1979

Writer: Jim Hawkins / Director: Brian Farnham

Series: Hazell Season 2 Episode 3

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Nicholas Ball as James Hazell
Roddy McMillan as ‘Choc’ Minty
Desmond McNamara as Cousin Tel
Peter Bourke as Graham Morris
Gavin Brown as Joe Walden
Lois Daine as Sheila
Alexandra Dane as Woman on Boat
Soltan Lalani as Tough
Anna Nicholas as Dr. Patel
Reggae Ranjhe as Immigrant
Dev Sagoo as Indian Cook
Heronimo Sehmi as Tough
Dino Shafeek as Raiji
Kenneth Watson as Bert
Bruce White as Johnny Sutch

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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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