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Public Eye: Many A Slip (ITV 29 Nov 1972, Michael Culver)

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In Many a Slip Frank is asked by a hire purchase company to look into the credit worthiness of five people in the Windsor. It should be a straight forward job but one of the five, the wife of Percy Firbank’s doctor Pembroke may be hiding something.

As Frank digs deeper he discovers that Pembroke’s first wife died and the doctor had a large insurance payout soon after. Frank thinks he may have deliberately killed his first wife but the answer is far from that. In fact she is still alive, having refused to divorce him – once the truth is out, Pembroke, devastated that his career is in ruins, kills himself.

The unnamed Insurance Investigator who gives Frank the job in the first place is a real berk and gives Frank a pretty hard time – mind you Frank is used to people not being overly pleasant towards him so it’s pretty much a case of water off a duck’s back.

Legendary Doctor Who companion Elisabeth Sladen has a small role as a policewoman.

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“coppers can’t afford friends Frank, it never pays…”

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UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 29 November 1972 at 9.00pm

Writer: John Kershaw / Production Design: Norman Garwood / Director: David Wickes

Series: Public Eye Season 6 Episode 3

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Alfred Burke as Frank Marker
Ray Smith as Percy Firbank
Michael Culver as Dr Pembroke
Ann Curthoys as Felicity
Beryl Cooke as Optician’s Assistant
Travor Adams as Farmer
Elisabeth Sladen as Policewoman
Esmond Knight as Dr Stowe
David Ellison as Freezer man
Ronald Govey as Insurance investigator

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

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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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