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Strangers: Accidental Death (ITV 26 June 1978)

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In Accidental Death Linda goes undercover as a journalist on a local paper whilst Willis is posing as an assistant at the coroner’s office. It seems that the death of a prominent local journo in a supposed car accident may have suspicious overtones.

It quickly becomes obvious to both Doran and Willis that his death was no accident and that the coroner himself may be involved.

Another good villainous role for Doctor Who’s William Russell as the coroner who was being blackmailed by Smith the journalist.

Don Henderson’s Bulman isn’t in this episode, a passing remark by Willis letting us know that the enigmatic be-gloved Bulman is supposedly on leave suffering depression.

classic quote
“You’re new”
“Not all that new but the body work is in good condition.”

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UK / ITV – Granada / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 26 June 1978 at 9.00pm

Writer: Brian Finch / Production Design: Alan Price / Director: Philip Draycott

Series: Strangers Season 1 Episode 4

cast
William Russell as Bamford Harker
John Moore as Smith
John Ronane as Det Sgt Smith
Dennis Blanch as Det Con Willis
Frances Tomelty as Det Con Doran
Briony McRoberts as Cassandra Harker
Andy Abrahams as Swann
James Warrior as Murdoch
John Batty as Farrimond
Jean Rimmer as Mrs Smith
Reginald Marsh as Harrison
Emrys Leyshon as Wine Waiter
Yvonne Nicholson as Bank Clerk
Phil Corke as Forensic expert

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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

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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