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Man At The Top: High Stakes (ITV 14 Aug 1972, Susan Littler)

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In High Stakes Joe is back once more in his old stomping ground to try and reach a compromise on a major strike but behind the scenes wheels are turning, it seems that Abe and a few of his business colleagues (including old oppo Charlie Armitage) think Joe has what it takes to become the parlimentary candidate for Warley in an up coming by election, not only would this give the businessmen more power it would also rise Joe even higher. Naturally he is keen!

Meanwhile on the strike front, he discovers that the key to solving it lies with persuading his son Harry’s girlfriend (who just happens to be the daughter of the man able to end the strike) to dump him.

Man At The Top is entering it’s final phase here, a return of Joe to his roots for good, you get the impression that this could well just be a stepping stone to a seat on the government for him. Which would in actual fact be quite fitting for someone as ruthless as Joe! Watch out for Susan Littler who has a small role here as a hot pants wearing hostess at Charlie’s casino, she is probably best known for playing Viv Nicholson in the Play For Today Spend Spend Spend.

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“Deputy Chairman of one of the biggest companies in the country, you’ve come a long way from Doveton.”

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UK | ITV Network – Thames

RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes | AIRDATE: 14 August 1972

WRITERS: | Roy Bottomley, Tom Brennand | DIRECTOR: Mike Vardy

Man At The Top Season 2 Episode 11

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KENNETH HAIGH as Joe Lampton
PAUL HARDWICK as Abe Brown
AVICE LANDON as Mrs Brown
COLIN WELLAND as Charlie
BRYAN PRINGLE as Bainbridge
BRENDAN PRICE as Harry
LIZ GOULDING as Sarah
JAMES COSSINS as Colonel Broadhurst
TED CARROLL as Denny Hawthorne
JOHN FLANAGAN as Vic Naughton
SUSAN BROWN as Mrs Naughton
SUSAN LITTLER as Cheryl
ELAINE BAILLIE as Linda
PAULINE CUNNINGHAM as Suzy

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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

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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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