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The Main Chance: The Professional (ITV 2 Jul 1969)

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In The Professional David is up in Yorkshire helping Henry on the details with a large industrial company take-over. It’s all going smoothly until Charles Ian Grady, a professional agitator and trouble maker, decides to create trouble. One of the men working for the company is seriously, Grady thinks he can prove it is thanks to the working methods employed by the company. David has to prove otherwise.

Such was the strength of Anthony Bate’s performance as Grady he gained his own spin off series, the self titled Grady, which aired for three episodes in 1970.

Whilst still in Yorkshire David also tries to persuade Sarah to spend the night with him but she refuses. Despite admitting that she would like to. Kate O’Maria’s Julia doesn’t appear in this episode.

classic quotes
“I don’t want an orthodox solicitor here. I want a fast, legal, hatchet man.”
“Keen aren’t you. All bright and shiny. Like something a kid finds in a cornflake packet.”

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UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 2 July 1969 at 9.00pm

Writer: Edmund Ward / Director: John Frankau

Series: The Main Chance Season 1 Episode 3

cast
John Stride as David Main
John Wentworth as Henry Castleton
Anna Palk as Sarah Courteney
John Arnatt as Sidney Bulmer
Richard Wyler as Tim Cowley
Jack Woolgar as Arthur Litchfield
Anthony Bate as Charles Ian Grady
John Garrie as Ernest Paxton
Marjorie Rhodes as Ruth Paxton
Michael Gover as James Earnshaw
Michael Beint as George Seager
Walter Sparrow as Joe Philips, Site foreman
Stuart Saunders as Back copies salesman

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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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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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