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The Main Chance: Survival (ITV 16 May 1975)

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In Survival David Main is now on the open market looking for new opportunities for money making. He has a couple of options, one from the shady Paul Miller (played by Australian star of Skippy Ed Devereaux) who is not actually a solicitor but offers to help people with organising the paperwork when they are buying a house and suchlike – not strictly illegal but definitely borderline morally, he also seems to like hanging on to his clients money for a little too long.

The second offer holds more intrigue for Main, criminal gone straight as a developer Harry Kenton has stupidly committed another crime which he will definitely get a prison sentence for – he wants David to take over the running of his business affairs whilst he is inside. Meanwhile Kenton’s right hand man Jacobson want’s the job and is prepared to resort to violence to make sure Main turns it down.

Main knows that both jobs could offer up big rewards but realistically he knows he needs to be his own man.

There is a good side plot that ties in nicely with Margaret and her legal aid work – a young couple are using Miller to handle the legal stuff for the house they are hoping to buying, he has been hanging to their £3,000 deposit for some months. This dodgy dealing makes Main’s mind up about Miller and also allows him to come up with to get Barrett his money back.

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UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Friday 16 May 1975 at 9.00pm

Writer: John Batt / Production Design: Howard Dawson / Director: Cyril Coke

Series: The Main Chance Season 4 Episode 5

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John Stride as David Main
Glynn Edwards as Walter Clegg
Margaret Ashcroft as Margaret Castleton
John Wentworth as Henry Castleton
Sharon Mughan as Inge Lindstrom
George Sewell as Harry Kenton
David Daker as Jacobson
Ed Devereaux as Paul Miller
Geoffrey Chater as Peter Redman
John Stratton as Edward Pendlebury
Andrew Bradford as Terry Barrett
William Fox as High Court Judge

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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.

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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

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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