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Knights of God Episode 10 (ITV 15 Nov 1987, with Nigel Stock)



In the tenth episode, having given his casting vote and spared the lives of Gervase and Julia, Arthur has instead cast them out into “the wilderness.” Arthur and Julia still believe that Gervase can lead them to the chosen one, the rightful King who can unite the country and overthrow Mordrin. Arthur points them in the direction of Canterbury, where it is believed the King is in hiding.

Colley persuades Arthur to tell him where Gervase and Julia are headed so that he can discreetly watch over them – in reality he is still out to kill them.

Hugo is now languishing in prison but still thinks he can possibly talk Mordrin around. Especially when he tells him that as long as Julia is with Gervase he will always do what she wants and not Mordrin. It does Hugo no good though, Mordrin tells him he is to stand trial in a week.

Instead Mordrin puts a major detail out to recapture Gervase and Julia.

A very strong episode, mixing moments of tense action, epecially when Colley tracks the young couple and tries to kill them. He ends up shot by the Knight patrol and Gervase and Julia end up caught once more. Colley, with his dying breath, also gives away the information they are heading to Canterbury. In a twist it turns out that Julia’s father, Brigadier Clarke, has infiltrated the squad that captured the pair in order to keep them safe. As things move towards a finish it’s also now very clear that Mordrin’s real ambition is to make himself King.

Knights of God Episode 10

Colley tries to kill Gervase.

classic quote
“Gervase Edwards is a poison in your body.”

production details
UK / ITV – TVS / 1×25 minute episode / Broadcast 15 November 1987

Writer: Richard Cooper / Director: Michael Kerrigan

Series: Knights of God Episode 10 (of 13)

Claire Parker as Julia
George Winter as Gervase
Julian Fellowes as Hugo
John Woodvine as Mordrin
Patrick Troughton as Arthur
Barrie Cookson as Brigadier Clarke
Don Henderson as Colley
Nigel Stock as Simon
Peter Childs as Tyrell
Christopher Bowen as Helicopter Pilot
Bunny Losh as Officer
Alan Mock as Communications Officer
Mark Burgess as Knight in carrier
John Rapley as Crown maker



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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