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Time For Murder: Mister Clay, Mister Clay (ITV 9 Nov 1985, Ian Olgilvy)

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In this opening episode from the Time For Murder anthology series, Mister Clay, a teacher at an all boys prep school is unable to control his particularly unruly class of pupils, when one of them is later found dead the evidence seems to point to Clay as being the killer, but what about fellow teacher Max Donaldson who seems just too good to be true.

An early role for Aden Gillett as nervy teacher Mr Clay is one of the major pluses of this at times quite disconcerting production written by crime maestro Antonia Fraser. Ian Olgivly is his typically smooth self as fellow teacher and Joan Hickson also pops up as a dotty fellow teacher.

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“Mr Clay, Mr Clay, Who Are You going to kill today”.

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UK / ITV – Granada / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 9 November 1985

Writer: Antonia Fraser / Production Design: Margaret Coombes / Costumes: Esther Dean / Director: Brian Mills

Series: Time For Murder / Episode 1 of 6

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ADEN GILLETT as Matthew Clay
IAN OLGILVY as Max Donaldson
CHARLES KAY as Mr Kaufman
JOAN HICKSON as Miss Wainwright
PHILIP BLISS as Roddy Granger
EDWARD HARDWICKE as Gavin Barlow
ELEANOR BRON as Josie Barlow
BEATIE EDNEY as Pippa Millington
SIMON BOWEN as Paul Millington
YOHAN LIYANAGE as Bobbie Sanchez
And the boys of Mostyn House and Manchester Grammar Schools.

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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

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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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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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