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Tony C wrote: Christ, your memory is sensational, Taylor.
Tubby Isaacs wrote: I thought the inner cities were the most dangerous place in Britain in the late 70s/ early 80s.
I was wrong. Seems you couldn't walk down the street in Henley-on-Thames without a machine gun being fired at you.
Yes it was.
Taylor wrote: Was it Second Thoughts which once featured Lynda Bellingham and Belinda Lang in Emma Peel-style black PVC catsuits? That wasn't what anyone expected.
Yeah, this was something they deliberately tried to change after the first series. That was almost all filmed out in Bucks, Herts and Beds, and I think everyone was starting to realise that the quietest, poshest parts of Britain being full of all these machine-gun-toting assassins and wild-eyed terrorists was getting a bit silly. The new producer insisted on a budget hike so the show could be filmed on location in London instead - there's some quote from him where he says it had previously looked "a bit highways and byways of Ruislip". Which is why I get to see the railway arch at the end of my street, and the junction up by the tube station, in The Professionals.
George wrote: Lovejoy's more of a Thief Takers man - entirely due to the presence of Reece Dinsdale who he had seen in ID a couple of years earlier and admired greatly. This all happened around the time he first acquired a season ticket for the Matthew Harding stand.
The squad's investigation into an audacious bullion robbery leads Matteo to probe the relationship between a veteran armed robber and a stripper, while Hall faces danger among the local Asian business community.
DI Glenn Matteo takes over from DI Scott as guvnor of the Met's Armed Robbery Squad immediately finds himself caught up in a robbery case with racial overtones.
Tony C wrote: I tell you who I really fancied in the 1970's; Vicki Michelle. That 'Two Ronnies' spoof of 'The Professionals' reminded me why.
Yeah, Lynda Bellingham - rather like Linda Hayden - was staple crumpet in a host of British sex comedies (you could conceivably put inverted commas around both 'sex' and 'comedies' there) and well remembered for those godawful Robin Asquith 'Confessions' films.
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