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The Main Chance: Copper Bottomed Cert (ITV 26 July 1972)

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In Copper Bottomed Cert Margaret and David help a couple, Derek and Joyce Adams, who sank their entire savings into a business after being persuaded to by the shady Frank Gerrard. Soon after the company was forced into liquidation.

Meanwhile David could well find himself in a conflict of interest when Northern Counties Bank want to retain Castleton and Main at the grand sum of ten thousand pounds per annum. The problem is that the bank is also involved in the liquidation of the Adams company.

A great first act as Margaret takes on the Adams case whilst David is finalising the details of the Northern Counties Bank contract. Main is furious when he founds out about the conflict of interest, Castleton and Main really have no choice but to continue with the Adams case but by the same token really can’t afford to lose the bank contract, especially as one of their other clients may be moving their legal operations to a different part of the country.

Margaret and David are the only regulars who appear.

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“I’m acting for a client, Derek Adams, he’s going to sue the Northern Counties Bank for negligence”
“He’s What!”

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UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 26 July 1972 at 9.00pm

Writer: David Lees / Production Design: Vic Symonds / Director: Marc Miller

Series: The Main Chance Series 3 Episode 8

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John Stride as David Main
Margaret Ashcroft as Margaret Castleton
Emrys James as Derek Adams
Etain O’Dell as Joyce Adams
Gilbert Wynne as Frank Gerrard
George Barcroft as Ian Matthews
Ronald Adam as Sir Charles Braithwaite
Sandra Duncan as Carol Gerrard
Richard Mathews as Arnold Henderson

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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

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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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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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