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New Scotland Yard: Error of Judgment (ITV 1 Dec 1972)

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In Error of Judgement the hanging for murder of Thomas Stevens 12 years earlier is the catalyst for an investigation into the murder of M.P. Richard Austin who had been leading a campaign into getting Steven’s death listed as a miscarriage of justice.

Austin had supposedly uncovered new evidence and appeared on a TV show to talk about but not reveal what the new evidence is – on his way home his car was blown up.

Kingdom has always had a bit of a thing about the original case as he was one of the investigating officers. Without revealing too much about who the killer is there is a strong finish with Kingdom having to defuse a second car bomb with only 30 seconds to do it.

Hugh Manning, who appears in this episode as an M.P., had a long running role on Emmerdale Farm for much of the rest of his career playing the Reverend Donald Hinton.

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

Writer: Vic Pemberton / Production Design: Martin Johnson / Director: Oliver Horsbrugh

Series: New Scotland Yard Season 2 Episode 8

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John Woodvine as Kingdom
John Carlisle as Ward
Richard Grant as TV interviewer
Carmel McSharry as Mrs Stevens
Hugh Cross as Richard Austin M.P.
Bryan Stanion as Kenneth Fraser
Alec Wallis as Snr Sgt Bakewell
Hugh Manning as Joe Caldwell M.P.
Billy Hamon as Tony Stevens
Thomas Heathcote as Ben Mitchell
Valerie Bell as Doreen Jackson
Richard Morgan as Simpson (forensic)

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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

cast
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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