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New Scotland Yard: Nothing To Live For (ITV 13 Oct 1972, Philip Madoc)

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Nothing To Live For is a supremely tense season opener as a possible case of euthanasia leads to the uncovering of some long held family secrets and a siege situation which develops as a result.

Another typically strong guest performance from Philip Madoc as Cyril Belmont who snaps when he discovers his son was fathered by close family friend Dr Paul Mason which leads to him shooting the doctor dead and taking his own wife hostage.

When the episode opens Ward is back in uniform, down to sergeant and has been bumped to T-Division, Traffic. At a leaving party for a colleague Ward persuades Kingdom to put in a good word for him in trying to get back on into plain clothes. Still as a sergeant naturally. Kingdom is able to pull a few strings and get Ward back – but on six months probation.

There was a later time slot for this second season, moving from early Saturday evening to prime time Friday night – a move definitely reflected in this hard edged episode.

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UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Friday 13 October 1972 at 9.00pm

Writer: Tony Hoare / Production Design: John Emery / Director: Bryan Izzard

New Scotland Yard Season 2 Episode 1

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John Woodvine as John Kingdom
John Carlisle as Alan Ward
Lynn Farleigh as Sarah Belmont
Mark Jones as Dr Paul Mason
Stephen White as Peter Belmont
Raymond Adamson as Ex Detective Supt Hamel
Charle Morgan as Harry Insley
John Peel as Detective Constable Sidey
Philip Madoc as Cyril Belmont
Peter Kenton as 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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