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The Main Chance: World of Silence (ITV 25 April 1975)

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In World of Silence David is informed that he has been reported to the Law Society and will have to defend his actions – it’s a serious matter and if things don’t go his way he could be struck off. David stands accused of condoning the theft of a blood sample by Walter Clegg to prove that the driver in the fatal crash involving David’s wife Hilary and son was over the limit. This is true, David in his grief did condone the theft so it’s going to be difficult to come away with a positive result.

Meanwhile he has still keep taking on cases and in Leeds prominent business Lord Arkwright persuades David to take on a case involving the working conditions of a company called Barside Engineering – conditions that have led to the death of one of their workers. The noise levels within the company are so high that many of their workers are completely deaf within a couple of years. This has led directly to the death of one of their employees in a fire.

Despite being unable to work for Main any longer Clegg is still involved in the Barside Engineering investigation by working for Lord Arkwright at David’s behest. Unfortunately for David his hearing goes badly and he is struck off.

The brilliant Denis Lill makes the first of several appearances this season as fellow solicitor Stephen Howard who is presiding over the case involving David and the Law Society. Frederick Treves is also back as the odious Simon Rimsey the solicitor who acted for truck driver George Duncan who was responsible for killing David’s wife and child in a car crash.

classic quote
“I’m an ex-copper, I collect facts like other people sing in the bath.”

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UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Friday 25 April 1975 at 9.00pm

Writer: Edmund Ward / Production Design: Malcolm Middleton / Director: Derek Bennett

Series: The Main Chance Season 4 Episode 2

cast
John Stride as David Main
Margaret Ashcroft as Margaret Castleton
John Wentworth as Henry Castleton
Glynn Edwards as Walter Clegg
Denis Lill as Stephen Howard
Ronald Radd as Lord Arkwright
Eve Pearce as Joan Brockford
Martin Leroy as Ernest Brockford
Richard Hampton as William Eversley
Andrew Lane as Percy Roper
Gerald Sim as Rufus Mansfield
Frederick Treves as Simon Rimsey
Paul Arlington as James Ogmore
John Moore as Coroner

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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

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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