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Man At The Top: You’ll Never Understand Women (ITV 5 June 1972)

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In the opening episode of the second season You’ll Never Understand Women Joe and Susan are going through one of their “living apart” spells but with a new Chairman taking over at the company he works for he begins to think he would be better served being part of a functioning marriage once more. Susan has returned home to Yorkshire where she is growing friendly with old flame Paul Harmsworth luckily for Joe though he has to return to his home town Doveton and manages to persuade Susan to give their marriage another try. Unfortunately it’s too late and Joe finds himself out of a job.

Superb opening episode, new title sequence but same highly groovy theme music. There is fabulous dialogue as always between Joe and Susan “you’re looking well”, “the bruises have all gone”. There is a chance for Joe to turn reflective too taking Susan around some of their old haunts in a bid to win her back.

New actors take on the roles of Joe’s son Harry and his father in law Abe Brown and guest appearances from Gareth Thomas as an oily striker and Edward Petherbridge as a business rival of Joe’s.

classic quote
Finch: Couldn’t they have booked us into a hotel in Doveton?
Joe: No
Finch: Why not?
Joe: There isn’t one

production details
UK | ITV Network – Thames

RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes | AIRDATE: 5 June 1972

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

Man At The Top Season Two Episode One

cast
KENNETH HAIGH as Joe Lampton
ZENA WALKER as Susan Lampton
EDWARD PETHERBRIDGE as Leonard Finch
PAUL HARDWICK as Abe Brown
BRENDAN PRICE as Harry
DONALD PICKERING as Paul Harmsworth
JACK WOOLGAR as Harold Bolton
LINDA MARLOWE as Diana Charlton
RICHARD BUTLER as Ernest Lewis
JOHN COLLIN as Frank Napier
GARETH THOMAS as Dave Croxley
ADRIENNE FRANK as Marylyn
MARC BOYLE as Policeman

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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.

classic quote
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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