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Thriller: K Is For Killing (ITV 2 Mar 1974, Gayle Hunnicut, Stephen Rea)

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In K is For Killing husband and wife private detective team Suzy and Arden Buckley are asked by the wealthy Sunny Garrick to investigate when it appears that somebody is trying to murder his industrialist father David.

Not one of the real gems of the Thriller series, the weakest in fact broadcast up to that point. The bantering between Suzy and Arden aims for wisecracking Thin Man / McMillan and Wife vibe but ends up being a little irritating. The storyline seems unsure whether to go for the humour angle or the thriller angle and unfortunately manages neither. Good cast as always though.

Clemens has since revealed that the episode was a mash up of a storyline for a pilot written by Terry Nation for a possible series to be called The Team. This never came to fruition but instead was converted into an episode of Thriller.

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UK / ITV Network – ATV – ITC / 1×75 minute episode / Broadcast 2 March 1974

Writers: Brian Clemens, Terry Nation / Production Design: Lewis Logan / Director: Peter Moffatt

Series: Thriller Season 2 Episode 6

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GAYLE HUNNICUT as Suzy Buckley
STEPHEN REA as Arden Buckley
JEAN KENT as Mrs Garrick
CHRISTOPHER CAZENOVE as Sunny Garrick
PETER DYNELEY as David Garrick
DEREK FRANCIS as Shelby Grafton
FRANCES BENNETT as Mrs Gale
SHIRLEY CAIN as Mrs Terril
OLIVER SMITH as Marcus
ARTHUR WHITE as Charley Wilson
JAMES APPLEBY as Brett
SALLY MILES as Karen Standard
FRANCIS MORTIMER as Young Man
JULIA BRECK as Samantha
GILLY FLOWER as Miss Cardiff

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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

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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Blake’s 7: Project Avalon (BBC-1 27 Feb 1978, with Glynis Barber)

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