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Wilde Alliance: A Suspicion of Sudden Death (ITV 4 Apr 1979, with Philip Stone)

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In A Suspicion of Sudden Death Rupert, Amy and Christopher attend the funeral of fellow writer Will Carpenter (Christopher was also his agent). Will supposedly died of a heart attack and when his brother Douglas and sister Alice begin acting strangely over the book that Will left unfinished both Rupert and Amy are convinced there is more to his death than meets the eye.

Another intriguing and fun episode, the excellent character actor Philip Stone, bald for most of his career, sports a rather luxuriant wig here. Very similar to the haircut worn by Rupert. The wig plays an important in the finale. It turns out Will has actually faked his death to claim an insurance pay out.

Wilde Alliance A Suspicion of Sudden Death

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UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Tuesday 4 April 1978 at 9.00pm

Writer: Jacques Gillies / Production Design: Chris George / Director: Leonard Lewis

Series: Wilde Alliance Episode 12 (of 13)

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John Stride as Rupert Wilde
Julia Foster as Amy Wilde
John Lee as Christopher
Moira Redmond as Alice Sorrel
Philip Stone as Douglas Carpenter
Cyril Shaps as Tom Helliwell
Ruth Trouncer as Ellie Helliwell
John Ringham as Rev. Crabbe
Peter Schofield as Doctor Austen

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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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