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New Scotland Yard: Shock Tactics (ITV 27 May 1972)

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In Shock Tactics Kingdom and Ward investigate the strange death of a woman apparently killed by her husband after a practical joke goes wrong.

The episode does open with Archer scaring his wife by plunging the house into darkness when she returns home and then jumps out on her wearing a mask so we are left in no doubt that he did scare his wife to death but as the investigation continues his cries of practical joke don’t ring true – especially as he has been having an affair for some time.

The excellent Sheila Gish guest stars as the other woman who eventually starts to realise she might be in love with a madman and there are also small roles for the fabulous Ray Smith, Artro Morris and Frank Middlemass.

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UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 27 May 1972 at 7.00pm

Writer: Patrick Alexander / Production Design: John Clements / Director: John Reardon

Series: New Scotland Yard Season 1 Episode 6

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John Woodvine as John Kingdom
John Carlisle as Alan Ward
John Normington as Robert Archer
Joyce Cummings as Pauline Archer
Artro Morris as Detective Inspector Tug Wilson
Frank Middlemass as Dr Percy Bull
Derrick Gilbert as P.C. Peters
Sheila Gish as Kay Stevens
Pauline Stroud as W.P.C. Fry
Ray Smith as Arthur Clevedon Q.C.
John Quentin as Reginald Davidge Q.C.
Hugh Morton as Judge
Mischa de la Motte as Court Clerk
Anthony Higginson as Jury Foreman
Gareth Forbes as Detective 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

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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