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One Of Us: Beneath The Surface (BBC-1 30 Aug 2016)



In Beneath The Surface the families have decided to cover up the murder of Walsh, the police of course don’t know he is dead yet. As we learn more about the two families it’s clear that they all have secrets to hide.

Mind you after coming to the decision to hide their terrible secret from the police, suspicion and guilt is soon taking its toll on both the Elliot and Douglas families.

Bill and Moira turn on each other after lying to protect their son Jamie, and it’s clear Bill is keeping things from his wife. The Elliots struggle to hold it together as the police, on the trail of Lee, interview them, with Louise making a big slip-up. Later, when Louise makes a shocking discovery, it is left to Claire to take action.

After confessing all to his partner, Peter decides to make an important journey.

Meanwhile in the cop selling drugs subplot Juliet now has the finances to organise her daughter’s operation, but Juliet’s actions have tragic and unexpected consequences.

This second episode is incredibly tense and full of what would you do moments. Claire is quickly becoming the voice of reason but we are no nearing having any kind of clue as to who really did kill Walsh.

production details
UK / BBC One / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast Tuesday 23 August 2016 at 9.00pm

Writers: Harry and Jack Williams / Director: William McGregor

Series: One Of Us Episode 2 of 4

Juliet Stevenson as Louise Elliot
Joanna Vanderham as Claire Elliot
Laura Fraser as Juliet
Joe Dempsie as Rob Elliot
John Lynch as Bill Douglas
Georgina Campbell as Anna
Julie Graham as Moira Douglas
Cristian Ortega as Jamie Douglas
Steve Evets as Andrew
Gary Lewis as Alistair
Adrian Edmondson as Peter
Kate Dickie as Sal
Cristian Ortega as Jamie Douglas
Gilly Gilchrist as Charlie Fuller
Georgina Campbell as Anna
Jeremy Neumark Jones as Adam Elliot
Kate Bracken as Grace Douglas
Anne Kidd as Meredith
Owen Whitelaw as Lee Walsh
Chris Fulton as Jay
Elizabeth Healey as Leah
Isis Hainsworth as Maddy
Beth Marshall as Helen
Matthew Zajac as Minister Mathews
James Harkness as Matt
Gordon Alexander as Man in suit



Hazell: Hazell and Hyde (ITV 7 June 1979, with Maev Alexander)




Hazell Nicholas Ball

In Hazell and Hyde James is asked to find a young woman, Claudine, who has apparently joined a group of squatters. When Hazell tracks down the group he is told that they had forced her to move on – her drug use was causing big problems. When a body turns up it looks like Hazell has found her, and an identification by her father seems to confirm it. However Choc Minty quickly arrives on the scene and makes it plain the dead girl is not the Claudine he is looking for but a woman who had apparently crossed Claudine in some way.

Claudine actually turns out to be something of a psychopath and having killed once has decided to make her next target our intrepid hero.

Meanwhile Jim has finally found himself somewhere else to live, his old flat having been reclaimed by the fellow he lent him the use of it.

It’s definitely something of a walk on the seedier side of life for Hazell. Maev Alexander, wjho plays the disturbed Claudine, is best known for her role as Christine Russell in the first couple of seasons of Sutherland’s Law.

production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Thursday 7 June 1979

Writer: P.J. Hammond / Production Design: Robin Parker / Director: Baz Taylor

Series: Hazell Season 2 Episode 8

Nicholas Ball as Hazell
Maev Alexander as Claudine
Peter Bourke as Graham Morris
Myrtle Devenish as Old lady singer
Christopher Godwin as Claw-Hammer
Betty Hardy as Mrs. Gladys Hazell
Michael J. Jackson as Squatter
Norman Lumsden as Old man singer
Ronald Mayer as Pianist / Singer
Roddy McMillan as ‘Choc’ Minty
Desmond McNamara as Cousin Tel
Yvonne Nicholson as Squatter
Mark Penfold as Mortuary attendant
John Rapley as Mr. Clive
Katherine Stark as Annie

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




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

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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Hazell: Hazell Gets The Boot (ITV 10 May 1979, with Billy Murray)




Hazell Gets The Boot

In Hazell Gets The Boot Hazell finds himself more or less coerced into taking on a supposedly simple job for villain Dave Castle. His Bently has been stolen and he wants James to get it back for him. Hazell’s investigation leads him to a scrap yard where the car is being hidden. He gets more than he bargained for when two of the Connell gang ambush him and give him a thorough going over.

Meanwhile Hazell’s love life is also going through a troublesome patch. Patsy Flanagan is spending some time at his flat after having a dust up with her husband. Hazell is keen for the arrangement to be just a night or two of pleasure but Patsy is keen on a more permanent arrangement.

production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Thursday 10 May 1979

Writer: Willis Hall / Director: Carol Wilks

Series: Hazell Season 2 Episode 4

James Hazell as Nicholas Ball
Billy Murray as Big Dave
Pauline Delaney as Sister
Peter Bourke as Graham Morris
Liz Crowther as Cynthia
Betty Hardy as Mrs Gladys Hazell
Cindy O’Callaghan as Patsy Flanagan

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