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The Sweeney: Supersnout (ITV 15 Sep 1975, with Bill Maynard)

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In Supersnout Haskins is away in Toronto so Detective Chief Inspector Quirk is currently im charge. He seem to have inside knowledge on the activities of a team of blaggers. It’s clear he has a snout (someone willing to sell information) on the team

Meanwhile Regan’s own snout, the seedy Stickley, seems to be involved with the crooks too. Although he has proved useful in the past Regan is sure he is trying to put one over on him.

Quirk has big ambitions and plans to film the robbery to use as a training film, he has even invited over members of the German state police to watch the operation. Despite the meticulous planning of the operation things do not go according to plan. In fact the whole thing has been a set up by the odious Stickley as pay back to Quirk who was responsible for putting stickley away years before.

Quite a funny episode with a typically first rate performance from Bill Maynard as the quirky Quirk. The TV Times of the week’s episode (13 Sep 75) devoted quite a bit of space to Brandy Di Frank, a cabaret artist who plays a stripper in a scene where Regan talks to Stickley.

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“Some things about this job are great and some things stink. The more you get involved with dirt… Let’s go and have a drink.”

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UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 15 September 1975 at 9.00pm

Writer: Ranald Graham / Director: Tom Clegg

Series: The Sweeney Season 2 Episode 3

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John Thaw as Regan
Dennis Waterman as Carter
Bill Maynard as Detective Chief Inspector Quirk
John Tordoff as Stickley
Vernon Dobtcheff as Kretchmar
Carl Duering as Dantziz
Rosemarie Dunham as The Dowager
Christopher Coll as Shop Owner
George Silver as Yannos
Vincent Wong as Japanese Tourist
Frank Coda as Quirk’s Snout
Geoffrey Drew as Stooge
Brandy Di Frank as Stripper

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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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