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New Scotland Yard: Point Of Impact (ITV 22 April 1972)

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In series opener Point Of Impact Detective Chief Superintendent John Kingdom and Detective Inspector Alan Ward have a difficult case on their hands involving one of their own. A student has been killed during a demonstration and it looks the prime suspect may well be mounted policeman Derek Tyrell.

Tyrell claims he didn’t kill anybody but back home he finds the pressure hard to deal with, especially when he begins to get threats.

It’s straight into the action in this first episode with no introduction to the characters they are just busy doing their job, although we do learn a bit about Kingdom’s background including the fact that he is a lover of Roses and is estranged from his wife. His brother-in-law is journalist Harry Carson who appears several times throughout the season using his relationship with Kingdom to get extra insight for his articles. The antagonism that is the dynamic of the relationship between Kingdom and Ward is also well to the fore with lots of little niggly comments aimed at each other. Despite that they do get results though!

There are some well known faces popping up too including Nicholas Young soon to go on to The Tomorrow People, a young Mel Martin and the always excellent Bryan Marshall as troubled copper Derek Tyrell.

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UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 22 April 1972 at 7.00pm

Writer: Don Houghton / Production Design: Roger Hall / Director: Tony Wharmby

New Scotland Yard Season 1 Episode 1

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John Woodvine as Det Chief Supt John Kingdom
John Carlisle as Det Insp Alan Ward
Shirley Cain as Mary Tyrell
Mel Martin as Fiona Calvert
Nicholas Young as Peter Calvert
Norman Jones as George Bowen
Brian Rawlinson as Sgt Grainger
Bryan Marshall as P.C. Derek Tyrell
Basil Henson as Major Lofthouse
Barry Warren as Harry Carson

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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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