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New Scotland Yard: Bullet in a Haystack (7 July 1973, Sam Kydd)

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In Bullet in a Haystack William Radkin is shot dead through his sitting room window. There seems to be absolutely no motive for the killing. Meanwhile local uniformed police have pulled in notorious pickpocket Sammy whose latest haul includes a phone number that jut happens to Radkin’s home phone.

As the investigation continues a chance remark leads Ward and Kingdom to a fire that happened three years previously. One that led to two deaths. The trail leads to the husband of the fire victim, it’s also clear that he has another target in mind.

Another excellent guest appearance from the always reliable Sam Kydd as the pickpocket who “knows the law I do.” Frank Mills, another very familiar face, also appears. Despite not having any dialogue he has the pivotal role of the shooter.

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“If you stopped thinking out loud, if you kept your nose in the book. You might get promotion one day.” – Kingdom to Ward.

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UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 7 July 1973 at 8.30pm

Writer: Don Houghton / Production Design: David Catley / Director: Bill Turner

Series: New Scotland Yard Season 3 Episode 3

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John Woodvine as Kingdom
John Carlisle as Ward
Peter Miles as William Radkin
Sam Kydd as Sammy Cutler
John Malcolm as Sgt Lee
Colin Proctor as P.C. Fleetwood
Ken Halliwell as P.C. Gunter
Joy Stewart as Mrs Stone
Peter Williams as Mr Lester
Frank Mills as George Onslow
Patricia Denys as Joyce Ross
Stanley Stewart as Det Constable

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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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