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The Organization: Mr Pershore and Ken Grist (ITV 16 Apr 1972, with Philip Stone)

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In Mr Pershore and Ken Grist, Richard Pershore is very keen to secure a job with the Greatrick company – so much so that he hires interview specialists Chantry and Blount to help him. He gets the job of course and initially thinks he will be working with Peter Frame in the PR department but is assigned to Ken Grist, who has been with the company since before the war.

As it happens this is Pershore’s first test with the company – it is Grist’s last day and Pershore’s boss David Pulman wanted him to have someone to talk to! It also turns out that Grist has actually been sacked but his allegiance to the company is so ingrained that he carries on as if he is entering into retirement.

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Mr Pershore at his interview with Greatrick.

Chantry and Blount are a little like Professor Cosmo Saltana and Dr. Owen Tuby from J.B. Priestley’s The Image Men, experts at “social imagistics.” Philip Stone who plays Chantry was a regular at time in fellow Yorkshire series Justice. Gareth Hunt is one of the team working for Chantry and Blount.

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“Before the interview we will provide you with a black coffee, a suitable necktie, a visit to the lavatory, a copy of The Times with the crossword already solved and a final word of advice.”

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Pershore meets his boss David Pulman for the first time.

production details
UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Sunday 16 April 1972 at 10.15pm

Writer: Philip Mackie / Production Design: Jane Martin / Director: James Ormerod

Series: The Organization Episode 1 (of 7)

cast
Peter Egan as Richard Pershore
Donald Sinden as David Pulman
Anton Rodgers as Peter Frame
Philip Stone as Chantry
John Nettleton as Blount
Patricia Maynard as Chantry’s secretary
Gareth Hunt as First young man
Robert Tayman as Second young man
James Berwick as Wallis
Marilyn Smithwick as Wallis’s Secretary
Mel Martin as Jenny
Elaine Taylor as Veronica
Norman Bird as Ken Grist
Allan Deutrom as Applicant
Giles Phibbs as Man at party
Cyril Varley as Man at party
Geoffrey Russell as Man at party

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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

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

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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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