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The Sweeney: Down To You, Brother (ITV 22 Nov 1976, with Kenny Lynch)

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In Down To You, Brother Jack bumps into villain Meadows at a charity boxing do. Somewhat the worse for drink Meadows tells Jack that he got away with a hundred and fifty grand in his last gold bullion job. He was on Jack’s target list at the time but he had no evidence to tie him to the job.

These days Meadows is very much the respectable businessman. Jack wants him under surveillance, Haskins doesn’t. Jack puts him under surveillance anyway. The key seems to be Meadows’ daughter Debbie who is involved with a small time villain. Further surveillance reveals that a raid on a diamond merchants may be on the cards.

Jack and Carter do not seem to be getting on overly well in this episode either. The pair spend a lot of time bickering about nothing.

Some interesting faces amongst the cast including Kenny Lynch as safe cracker Holder, a tiny role for Simon Callow as a detective sergeant and Tina Heath as Debbie Meadows. Heath is best known for playing Lizzie Dripping in a well remembered children’s series and for being the first Blue Peter presenter to be pregnant during her stint on the show.

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UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 22 November 1976 at 9.00pm

Writer: Richard Harris / Director: Chris Menaul

Series: The Sweeney Season 3 Episode 9

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John Thaw as Jack Regan
Dennis Waterman as George Carter
Garfield Morgan as Frank Haskins
Derek Francis as Meadows
Terence Budd as Owen
Tina Heath as Deborah
Kenny Lynch as Holder
Malcolm Tierney as Miller
Ron Pember as Apps
John Barrard as Chauffeur
Simon Callow as Detective Sergeant
Michael Logan as Joke Teller
Jenny Cryst as Girl at hotel
Jennifer Thanish as Susan Regan

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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

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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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Blake’s 7: Breakdown (BBC-1 6 Mar 1978, with Julian Glover)

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