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The Siege of Golden Hill: Ultimatum (ITV 8 Jun 1975, with Sara Clee)

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In Ultimatum, the first episode of The Siege of Golden Hill, the new manager at the Golden Hill youth club is thrown in at the deep end when a group of tearaways, the Anvil gang, cause a major disturbance.

A strong opening, the Anvil gang are very aggressive, but there is one of the gang, Billy, who realises that what the gang is doing is wrong. His granddad Tom is also having trouble, he has lived in the same house for forty years but property developers want him out.

The Anvil gang are actually working for the none too likable Mr Allen who is determined to get old Tom out at any cost. He is the last occupant in the whole street and Allen needs vacant possession to get planning permission.

Meanwhile Sarah, one of the members of the club, has her own problems. Her father, a local councillor, wants her to stay away from the place while the gang are causing trouble.

The central premise of the series is very much on display, the urban decay and the lack of opportunity for the young.

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UK / ITV – ATV / 1×25 minute episode / Broadcast Sunday 8 June 1975 at 5.35pm

Writer: Nick McCarty / Production Design: Bryan Holgate / Director: John Sichel

Series: The Siege of Golden Hill Episode 1 (of 12)

cast
Billy Hamon as Jacky
Gerry Sundquist as Billy
Peter Dudley as Des
Sara Clee as Sarah
Arnold Peters as Small
John Malcolm as Allen
Chris Sanders as Herbert Franks
Karen Berlinski as Mary
Walter Dalby as Old Tom
Gregory Munroe as Kenny

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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

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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