Connect with us
New Scotland Yard Hoax New Scotland Yard Hoax

Episodes

New Scotland Yard: Hoax (ITV 5 Jan 1973)

Published

on

More insights into Ward’s home life in Hoax when funeral directors turn up on his doorstep to make arrangements for his mother who is in fact very much alive.

It’s clear somebody has it in for Ward, Kingdom thinks it may well be somebody in the street who doesn’t want a police presence in the neighbourhood. The typically gung ho Ward wants to go all vigilante especially when two tons of concrete are then delivered to his driveway. It’s also clear from the way he acts around her that Ward is, despite being a detective sergeant, still very much a home boy.

Meanwhile Kingdom and Ward also have their hands full trying to uncover who is sending bomb threats to local train stations.

An excellent guest appearance from a very young Michael Kitchen as the would be bomber who has a crisis of conscience and reveals where he has planted the bomb. In a tense countdown Ward also discovers that the man out to get him is actually colleague Detective Sergeant Tree who has a grudge against Ward over something he said about Tree’s son.

Watch out too for a surprise guest appearance from the boom mike around the half hour mark.

production details
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Friday 5 January 1973 at 9.00pm

Writer: Stuart Douglass / Production Design: Bryan Bagge / Director: John Reardon

Series: New Scotland Yard Season 2 Episode 12

cast
John Woodvine as Chief Supt Kingdom
John Carlisle as Det Sgt Ward
Reginald Barratt as Mr Bannerman
Betty Baskcomb as Mrs Ward
John Ringham as D.C.I. Clough
Colin Rix as D.S. Bates
Mark Dowse as D.S. Tree
Roger Hume as Mr Barker
Doreen Andrew as Mrs Barker
Michael Kitchen as Peter Coppard
Jack Woolgar as Mr Pargiter

Advertisement












Episodes

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

Published

on

By

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

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

Continue Reading

Episodes

Blake’s 7: Breakdown (BBC-1 6 Mar 1978, with Julian Glover)

Published

on

By

Continue Reading

Episodes

Blake’s 7: Project Avalon (BBC-1 27 Feb 1978, with Glynis Barber)

Published

on

By

Continue Reading

More to View