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The Challengers: What About England? (Series finale ITV Mon 7 Feb 1972, with Gerald Flood)

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The Challengers: What About England? ITV 1972 William Gaunt, Joanna Van Gyseghem

In What About England?, the final episode of the six part series, the focus is on Annie MacKinnon who supports the decision to try and have an open prison in Andersley, even though Brodie and Killane are both dead set against the idea.

Local landowner and Tory M.P. Simon Haselton has his own reasons for wanting the prison to go ahead.

This turned out to be the final episode of the series overall, there was a small one page feature in the weeks TV Times about the trials and tribulations of becoming an MP.

Excellent character actor Gerald Flood, who here plays Haselton, would also appear the same year in The Main Chance episode Choice of Jungles, this was another Edmund Ward series with the episode itself also scripted by Ward.

production details
UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 7 February 1972 at 9.00pm

Series: The Challengers Episode 6 (of 6)

Writer: Edmund Ward / Production Design: Vic Symonds / Director: Marc Miller

cast
Michael Gambon as John Killane
Colin Blakely as Sam Brodie
Hilary Dwyer as Janie Killane
Margaret John as Elizabeth Brodie
Joanna Van Gyseghem as Annie MacKinnon
William Gaunt as Peter Chapman
Gerald Flood as Simon Haselton
Colin Gordon as Sir Robert Wensley
Bill Owen as Sir Joseph Conran
Charles Lamb as George Taylor