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Van der Valk: Season For Love (ITV 26 Sep 1973, with Lisa Daniely)

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In Season In Love, rich American woman Margo pays her annual visit to Amersterdam for a festival and a meeting with her young lover Ko. However Ko seems to have gone missing. It’s not the sort of case Van der Valk would normally investigate but he agrees to see if he can turn up any information about Ko’s whereabouts.

When Ko turns he claims to have been in Paris at an audition. Van der Valk then receives an anonymous phone call claiming that a woman was murdered in Paris at the same time Ko was there and that “the American woman” should be told.

Van der Valk Season in Love

Margo gives Van der Valk a gift of Havana cigars as a thank you for helping her look for Ko.

Quite an interesting story, not an official case for Van der Valk but he clearly likes Margo and distrusts Ko who turns out to “swing both ways” and it is disgruntled lover Bekker who calls Van der Valk with the murderous accusations.

In the TV Times of 22 Sep 1973 there was a short piece about guest star Lisa Daniely and how after changing her name from Boddington to Daniely she ended up getting somewhat typecast as “continental types”! Shane Briant turns in a suitably creepy performance as Ko and Ronald Leigh-Hunt also turns up as the mysterious Bekker, the man who gives Van der Valk the anonymous tip-off.

Van der Valk Season in Love

Ronald Leigh-Hunt as Bekker, another close friend of Ko’ s who cannot bear the thought of him seeing somebody else.

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UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 26 September 1973 at 9.00pm

Writer: Philip Broadley / Production Design: Neville Green, Mike Hall / Director: Mike Vardy

Series: Van der Valk Season 2 Episode 5

cast
Barry Foster as Van der Valk
Michael Latimer as Kroon
Susan Travers as Arlette
Lisa Daniely as Margo
Shane Briant as Ko
Ronald Leigh-Hunt as Bekker
Donald Morley as Dr Stapper
Peter Blythe as Max
John Bailey as Huisman

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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

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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