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Van der Valk: Blue Notes (ITV 27 Sep 1972, with Hilary Dwyer)

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In Blue Notes international violinist Jan Servaas is in Amsterdam for a prestigious concert but he is pertubed when he begins receiving menacing threats. He becomes seriously concerned when one of his priceless violins is smashed.

Tnings take a turn for the murderous when Servaas is thrown from his hotel window and killed.

The lovely Hilary Dwyer, a familiar early seventies TV face and a regular on Hadleigh, as well as the fabulous Geoffrey Bayldon play Hotel staff and possible suspects. In fact the pair of them, despite not having a huge amount of screen time, have a major role in the drama as it unfolds.

The clue to the solving of the murder lies in the dark days of world war II and to be fair Van der Valk and Kroon’s investigation is going nowhere until they get a helping hand from one of the key suspects – and even then it doesn’t end well.

Van der Valk Blue Notes

Geoffrey Bayldon as hotel porter Josef Kettner

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UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 27 September 1972 at 9.00pm

Writer: Geoffrey Gilbert / Production Design: Tony Borer / Director: Marc Miller

Series: Van der Valk Season 1 Episode 3

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Barry Foster as Van der Valk
Michael Latimer as Kroon
Susan Travers as Arlette
Hilary Dwyer as Nana Schneers
Geoffrey Bayldon as Josef Kettner
Edgar Wreford as Jan Servaas
Peter Pratt as Westermann
Matthew Guiness as Barman
Dave Carter as Brigadier Stribos
John Rees as Mulhauzen

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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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Blake’s 7: Breakdown (BBC-1 6 Mar 1978, with Julian Glover)

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