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Man At The Top: Too Good For This World (ITV 4 Jan 1971)

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In Too Good For This World Joe’s latest job sees him working for a company whose head is neighbour friend Tom Binsey, he is unsure what to do when he discovers that Tom has been taking back handers in order to finance his wife’s extravagant lifestyle. Binsey’s assistant (who is like a younger version of Joe) wants his job and provides Joe with all the evidence he needs however Joe is uneasy about the whole thing and wants to do the right thing by Tom. After he hands in his resignation things take a decidedly tragic turn for Tom.

A different side of Joe Lampton is on display in this episode, he actually seems to care about what happens to Binsey (played by the fab Michael Bates) and goes out of his way to make sure he is looked after. The best scene though is between Binsey and his wife as she tells him how it is and how she has a real man to take care of her anyway.

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“ask Eva for anything you want”
“she might get a shock”

production details
UK / ITV Network – Thames / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 4 January 1971

Writer: John Braine / Production Design: Patrick Downing, Stan Woodward / Director: Reginald Collin

Man At The Top Season One Episode Three

guest cast
MICHAEL BATES as Tom Binsey
CAROLINE BLAKISTON as Maureen Binsey
GAWN GRAINGER as Toby Marlcliffe
BASIL HENSON as Ray Torver
JAMES DONNELLY as Teddy Soames
PETER BETON as Jerry Bodine
FRANCES TOMELTY as Denise
CHLOE FRANKS as Monica

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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

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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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