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Encyclopedia > Hazell (TV series)

Hazell was a television series that ran from 1978-1980, about a fictional private detective named James Hazell. A private investigator, or PI, is a person who undertakes investigations. ...


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James Hazell was a cockney private detective character created by journalist and novelist Gordon Williams and footballer-turned-manager Terry Venables. The first book, The Bornless Keeper, appeared in 1974, quickly followed by Hazell plays Solomon in the same year. Terence Frederick Venables (born January 6, 1943 in Dagenham, London) is the Assistant England national football team manager and a former English international footballer. ...


Hazell plays Solomon was the first episode of the (1978-1980) TV series Hazell. The wise-cracking private dick was played by a youngish Nicholas Ball. Hazell was a smart parody of earlier film-noir detectives such as Philip Marlowe or Sam Spade, the casting of Ball in the title role made for a younger TV Hazell than printed Hazell. Ed Bishop had the title role in BBC Radios The Adventures of Philip Marlowe. ... Poster of the 1941 Warner Brothers film version of The Maltese Falcon, directed by John Huston Sam Spade was the leading character in the novel and movie The Maltese Falcon (1931). ...


A Thames Television Network Production, Hazell ran for 22 hour-long episodes.


 
 

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