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New Scotland Yard: A Case of Prejudice (ITV 20 Oct 1972)

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In A Case of Prejudice Kingdom and Ward investigate when a man is found murdered in the box office of a small scale theatre club. The victim is a black out of work actor. The detectives have to tread carefully as the club as already been the victim of racist attacks, the chief suspects are Leroy, the cleaner at the club, and a hoodlum who may be holding a racist grudge. Ward is convinced the cleaner is the killer in a case of robbery with violence leading to murder but Kingdom thinks the murder may be deliberate racist attack on a person of colour.

Once again Ward and Kingdom are very much at odds, this time over their handling of the chief suspect. Kingdom wants everything done exactly by the book whilst Ward seemingly has it in for the man based solely on the colour of his skin. There’s an interesting conversation the pair have when Ward basically accuses Kingdom of being prejudiced against white people because of the special treatment he seems to be giving Leroy (even though in reality he is just making sure the investigation is carried out correctly.)

There is a strong guest appearance from Rudolph Walker as the gent who runs the theatre club. He was just about to become a major star thanks to the success of Love Thy Neighbour, season two of which had finished just a few days (on the 16th Oct) before this episode aired.

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UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Friday 20 October 1972 at 9.00pm

Writer: Stuart Douglass / Production Design: Roger Hall / Director: Oliver Horsbrugh

Series: New Scotland Yard Season 2 Episode 2

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John Woodvine as Chief Supt Kingdom
John Carlisle as Det Sgt Ward
Rudolph Walker as Henry Buckingham
Charles Hyatt as Leroy
Jay Neill as Station Sergeant
Colin Rix as Det Sgt Bates
Mark Heath as King Daniels
Ian Gelder as Andrew Perks
Antonina Pemberton as Mrs Possee
Vic Hunter as Doctor
Alan Surtess as Mr Possee

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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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