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Justice: Harriet Peterson V Dr. Moody (ITV 30 Mar 1973, with Carolyn Courage)



Harriet Petrson V Dr, Moody is a key episode of the second season. Dr Ian Moody is still trying to pressure Harriet into marriage, now though he is also putting pressure on her to leave the bar and join him as a prison advocate. Something she makes plain that she has no real passion for.

Part of Harriet does want to marry Ian but the bigger part wants her career to come first. She is pushing Sir John to help her take “silk” and become a Queen’s Counsel. Both Sir John and Bill think she should wait sometime longer until the Moody being accused of gross misconduct case dies down. Of course Harriet is determined to try anway – she needs the recommendation of two High Court Judges but that is going to be the hard part.

Later over dinner she has a major argument with Ian and storms off only to get stopped by the police over her erratic driving. She’s surprisingly antagonistic towards the policeman who stops her and the matter doesn’t end well as she is told she may be charged with dangerous driving once he has submitted his report.

Justice Harriet V Dr. Moody

John Stone as Dr Ian Moody

Meanwhile Harriet has also agreed to take on Sir John’s niece Phyllis as an intern. She doesn’t feature overly in this episode but it looks she is being set up as an addition to the regular cast.

At one point it looks like that is going to be it for Harriet and Moody but the fact that she is eventually turned down for Silk (for a year anyway) and a major apology from Ian puts them back on track.

production details
UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Friday 30 March 1973 at 9.00pm

Writer: Henry Cecil / Production Design: Vic Symonds / Director: Tony Wharmby

Series: Justice Season 2 Episode 8

Margaret Lockwood as Harriet Peterson
John Stone as Dr Ian Moody
Philip Stone as Sir John Gallagher
John Bryans as Bill, Clerk of Chambers
Carolyn Courage as Phyllis Badstreet
Carleton Hobbs as Mr Justice Bosanquet
Colin McCormack as Policeman
David Graham as Tapworth
Colin Edwynn as Albert Mead
Monica Grey as Mrs Arrow
Norman Shelley as Captain Glint
Russell Napier as Sir Harold Plant
Clifford Evans as Lord Mountjoy



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




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.

production details
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

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)




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.

classic quote
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

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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Hazell: Hazell Gets The Boot (ITV 10 May 1979, with Billy Murray)




Hazell Gets The Boot

In Hazell Gets The Boot Hazell finds himself more or less coerced into taking on a supposedly simple job for villain Dave Castle. His Bently has been stolen and he wants James to get it back for him. Hazell’s investigation leads him to a scrap yard where the car is being hidden. He gets more than he bargained for when two of the Connell gang ambush him and give him a thorough going over.

Meanwhile Hazell’s love life is also going through a troublesome patch. Patsy Flanagan is spending some time at his flat after having a dust up with her husband. Hazell is keen for the arrangement to be just a night or two of pleasure but Patsy is keen on a more permanent arrangement.

production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Thursday 10 May 1979

Writer: Willis Hall / Director: Carol Wilks

Series: Hazell Season 2 Episode 4

James Hazell as Nicholas Ball
Billy Murray as Big Dave
Pauline Delaney as Sister
Peter Bourke as Graham Morris
Liz Crowther as Cynthia
Betty Hardy as Mrs Gladys Hazell
Cindy O’Callaghan as Patsy Flanagan

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