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Villains: Commander (ITV 5 Aug 1972, Michael Culver, Barbara Leigh-Hunt)

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In Commander, the third episode of anthology series Villains, Peter Glazebrook, one of the infamous “bog robbers” is on the run having escaped with the rest of the gang whilst en route to the appeal court. He seeks refuge with his former fiancee Helen who is less than pleased to see him.

Another strong episode, basically a two hander between Michael Culver and Barbara Leigh-Hunt, excellent actors both. Flashbacks show how their relationship developed and how as time goes on Helen discovers just what a fantasist Peter really is. Nothing he has told her, about being in the Navy, a Cambridge education, working as a top salesman, is actually true.

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UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 5 August 1972 at 9.30pm

Writer: Robert Holles / Production Design: David Catley / Director: Derek Bennett

Series: Villains Episode 3 (of 13)

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Michael Culver as Peter Glazebrook
Barbara Leigh-Hunt as Helen Griggs
Noel Hood as Mrs Glazebrook
Rosamund Greenwood as Aunt Truey
John Welsh as Dr Glazebrook
Ken Butler as Racing Commentator
Joseph Greig as Arthur
Reginald Barrett as Harry Pendle

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

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