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The Main Chance: Dear Sir, Unless… (ITV 30 Aug 1972)

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In Dear Sir, Unless… Hilary has been speaking to David’s previous wife Julia (off screen) to arrange some time spent with his two children. If David can make sure he doesn’t take on too big a workload. David being David that’s no easy task of course.

Case wise Henry asks David and Clegg to look into a firm of dodgy debt collectors who are getting a little too heavy handed when it comes to making sure people pay up.

Funnily enough David finds events conspiring against him to actually spend anytime at all with his kids and it leads to the first real argument between him and Hilary. Hilary also tells him that if he were to get the children back she would not accept custody of them because David would not be there for them. Their argument is a strong final scene to wrap up the third season, Hilary walking out and Main turning away with a scotch in his hand.

David is also seen driving a fabulous Mark III Jensen Interceptor in this episode when he has to go to the airport to pick up a trio of important clients.

This was the final episode of The Main Chance for some two and half years and the series would be slightly different when it returned – not least with a new theme tune and title sequence.

classic quote
“I’ve haven’t got a conscience but If I had you’d be on it the whole time.”
“same old leopard, same old spots.”

production details
UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 30 August 1972 at 9.00pm

Writer: Edmund Ward / Production Design: Alan Pickford / Director: John Frankau

The Main Chance Season 3 Episode 13

cast
John Stride as David Main
Estelle Kohler as Hilary Main
John Wentworth as Henry Castleton
Margaret Ashcroft as Margaret Castleton
Glynn Edwards as Walter Clegg
John Welsh as James Renshaw
James Donnelly as Joe Marshall
Arthur White as William Shelton
Anthony Sagar as George Cleveland
Allan Cuthbertson as Ian Osborn Utley
Hugh Sullivan as Peter Gregg-Bowen
Noel Willman as Magistrate
Stuart Saunders as Householder

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Hazell: Hazell and the Suffolk Ghost (ITV 31 May 1979, with Meg Davies)

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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

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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