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The Onedin Line: Plain Sailing (BBC-1 22 Oct 1971)

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In Plain Sailing the Charlotte Rhodes is en-route from Lisbon laden with Braganza’s wine. When many of the crew fall sick, including James, Anne is thrown in at the deep to try and get the ship home.

Baines thinks the men are suffering from ocean sickness but Anne knows it’s from eating tainted meat. She orders it all to be thrown overboard. Trouble maker Taffy is sure it’s bad luck from having a woman aboard.

It’s a real baptism of fire for Anne, especially as Baines isn’t happy about the fact she is in charge. After several run-ins, a ship drifting away from home and with a crew close to mutiny the pair agree to work together to bring the Charlotte Rhodes back on course.

Meanwhile back on dry land Robert is growing increasingly concerned about the amount of debts that are being called in, made even worse by the fact that the Charlotte Rhodes is a week late. What he doesn’t know yet of course is that James has made sure Robert won’t get a penny in profit from the voyage – which feels pretty mean in our opinion.

On the romance front Daniel Fogarty is put out when he hears that Albert Frazer has been making approaches to Elizabeth.

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UK / BBC One / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 22 October 1971 at 9.20pm

Writer: Cyril Abraham / Production Design: Oliver Bayldon / Director: Paul Ciappessoni

Series: The Onedin Line Season 1 Episode 2

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Windsor Davies as Taffy
Gawn Grainger as Armitage
Ronald Hackett as Jacko Waters
Peter Gilmore as James
Anne Stallybrass as Anne
Howard Lang as Baines
Jessica Benton as Elizabeth
Brian Rawlinson as Robert
Declan Mulholland as Simpson
Mary Webster as Sarah
Michael Billington as Fogarty
Mary Dennison as Jacko’s mother
Ruth Kettlewell as Mrs Waters

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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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