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The Sweeney: Cover Story (ITV 20 Feb 1975, with Prunella Gee)

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In Cover Story reporter Sandy Williams seems to have inside knowledge on the whereabouts of the proceeds of a bank robbery. One of the main men behind the robbery, Whittle, is in prison but is able to get info of the whereabouts of the haul from the robbery to his men on the outside. Williams has written an article about Whittle (along with an interview with his wife) and in it she reveals inside knowledge of the crime that only Whittle could know.

Jack initially thinks Sandy is a man but very quickly has his head turned when he realises she is the glamorous Prunella Gee. While Regan quickly falls for her and gets romantically involved Carter is convinced she is actually a go-between in getting information from Whittle to his gang members Myles and Ward on the outside. Jack has fallen heavily for Sandy and knows if she is guilty it could major trouble for his career.

A distinct lack of evidence proving Sandy is involved with Whittle and the fact that Jack is too closely involved with her sees the Detective Inspector taken off the case. Meanwhile Carter does some digging of his own (and gets a beating in the process) and discovers that Sandy is in fact an innocent pawn being played by Whittle’s men.

The Sweeney Cover Story Prunella Gee

Gee had recently scored a major success with the lead role in Granada’s Shabby Tiger series.

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UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Thursday 20 February 1975 at 9.00pm

Writer: Ranald Graham / Director: Douglas Camfield

Series: The Sweeney Season 1 Episode 8

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John Thaw as Regan
Dennis Waterman as Carter
Garfield Morgan as Haskins
Prunella Gee as Sandy Williams
Bernadette Milnes as Maureen Whittle
Michael McStay as Nightclub Manager
Timothy Carlton as Justin
Mike Savage as Ward
James Marcus as Myles
Thalia Kouri as Maid
Los Gitanos as Flamenco artists

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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

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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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