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Man At The Top: A Mug Like Me (ITV 3 July 1972, Paul Eddington)

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A very hard hitting opening to A Mug Like Me sees Susan and young daughter Barbara involved in a terrible road accident, made all the more heartbreaking by being seen from Barbara’s point of view as she lay trapped in the upturned car. For the first time we actually get to see a different side to Joe, work is pushed aside and his sole concern is the well being of his child and wife.

Surprisingly young Barbara doesn’t recover from her injuries and dies in hospital. It’s a real turning point in the series Joe is naturally distraught, Susan even more. They both blame themselves. Joe wanted Susan to rush home and Susan wanted to rush home to him but it makes Joe realise that the work he has been doing is essentially worthless and tells his employees to stuff their job!

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UK | ITV Network – Thames

RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes | AIRDATE: 3 July 1972

WRITERS: Roy Bottomley, Tom Brennand | DIRECTOR: Don Leaver

Man At The Top Season Two Episode Five

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KENNETH HAIGH as Joe Lampton
ZENA WALKER as Susan
PAUL EDDINGTON as Clive Kempson
JANET KEY as Dr Helen Reid
GEORGE SEWELL as Webster
PAUL HARDWICK as Abe Brown
AVICE LANDON as Mrs Brown
ROBERT RUSSELL as Lorry Driver
PAMELA SALEM as Jane Wilson
ARTHUR WHITE as Frank Barnes
PAMELA SCOTCHER as Maxine
JULIA BRECK as Mrs Walker
MALCOLM TERRIS as Police Sergeant
TIM HARDY as Soho Policeman
MARGARET ANDERSON as Nurse
CYMA FELDWICK as Barbara Lampton
JEAN McFARLANE as Mrs Kempson

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Hazell: Hazell and the Suffolk Ghost (ITV 31 May 1979, with Meg Davies)

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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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