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The Sweeney: Faces (ITV 8 Sep 1975, with Colin Welland)

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In Faces a gang of villains pull off a wages snatch at an engineering firm. Armed with “shooters” they badly injure one of the guards and despite being chased by The Sweeney get clean away.

It’s heavily thought some of the faces involved are a violent army deserter, a subversive called The German and a thug known as Evil Willie. Given The German’s involvement it looks like the raid, one of a series the gang have pulled off in quick succession, may have been pulled to fund terrorist activity.

Once the secret service get involved it’s clear that is the case. Tober is working for the terrorist cell under duress, they claim they will kill his daughter if he doesn’t help. The squad have to tread very carefully, a secret service agent is also undercover with the gang.

Another excellent Colin Welland performance as the violent Tober, it’s an all round classic episode actually. Top guest stars, violent robbery, an epic car chase and a major punch up.

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UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 8 September 1975 at 9.00pm

Writer: Murray Smith / Director: William Brayne

Series: The Sweeney Season 2 Episode 2

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John Thaw as Regan
Dennis Waterman as Carter
Garfield Morgan as Haskins
Colin Welland as Tober
Barry Stanton as The German
Jeffry Wickham as The Major
Keith Buckley as Jake
John Cording as Evil Willie
Martin Read as Thorpe
Grahame Mallard as Ingram
John Vyvyan as Albert
John Bardon as Doc

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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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