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Sally Ann: A Sailor’s Return (ITV 4 Nov 1979, with Patrick Troughton)

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In A Sailor’s Return the platoon have more than a few problems to deal with at the hostel. Bernie is a regular who seems to have an answer for everything; James Pope is a former civil servant now living rough and Simon is a young man in his late teens/early twenties who is having trouble with his parents. Meanwhile Major Cartwright crosses swords with old sailor Banjo who he knew back in his Merchant Navy days. Banjo is convinced that Cartwright was responsible for the death of his wife.

Given that this went out in an early evening Sunday night slot it doesn’t pull it’s punches, both in terms of dialogue and situation. There’s a strong scene in the local pub when sailor Banjo lets rip about his feelings on religion when Mrs Major Gibbs is handing out pamphlets. In fact there is quite a naturalistic feel about the series as a whole.

Sally Ann A Sailor's Farewell

Joe Melia as knower Bernie.

Some excellent guest stars popping up in this episode too, notably Patrick Troughton but there are also appearances from the excellent Joe Melia as an old prison colleague of Pike’s and Frederick Treves as Pope.

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UK / ITV – Southern / 1×25 minute episode / Broadcast Sunday 4 November 1979 at 6.00pm

Writer: Anne Valery / Production Design: Greg Lawson / Director: Tristan de Vere Cole

Series: Sally Ann Episode 2 (of 8)

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Gerald James as Major Cartwright
Stephanie Cole as Mrs Major Gibbs
Carol Leader as Lieutenant Mark Barker
Philip da Costa as Bramwell
Patrick Troughton as Banjo
Dave Parke as Johnny
Frederick Treves as James Pope
Joe Melia as Bernie
Tony Sympson as Screwy
Kevin Hart as Simon
Mollie Maureen as Nelly

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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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