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    12:55 on Monday 22nd September. Channel 4.

    A vivid and realistic portrait of an ordinary British family during the early years of the Second World War. The father joins the Home Guard, the son is sent overseas with the army and his three daughters go to work - the youngest gets her first job in a factory, and has to move to a hostel. It is here that she makes friends with women from different walks of life before finding romance with a shy Scottish airman.



    Mr Denning Drives North

    13:05 on Tuesday 23rd September. Channel 4.

    Comedy thriller about a successful aircraft manufacturer who finds trouble when he attempts to prevent his daughter running off with an undesirable boyfriend. He visits the rogue with the intention of buying him off but accidentally kills him. After temporarily disposing of the body, he returns to the site to make more permanent arrangements but finds the corpse has mysteriously disappeared.



    Murder at the Grange

    13:00 on Wednesday 24th September. BBC 2.

    Short film drama in which a private detective is called to a family home by an elderly lady to investigate the murder of her father some years before. She believes it was the work of her sister's former fiance and that he plans to kill the rest of the family. However the detective discovers that the fiance died in America years earlier - so who is the real killer?



    Victim

    12:50 on Wednesday 24th September. Channel 4.

    Groundbreaking drama about a closeted gay barrister who discovers that a former lover has committed suicide after being blackmailed. It emerges that a number of men are being blackmailed by the same people, and in a life-changing decision, the lawyer resolves to take on the blackmailers himself, risking his marriage and his career.



    The Hawk

    23:45 on Wednesday 24th September. BBC 1.

    A tense drama about a woman who suspects her husband might be the the Hawk, a serial killer wanted by the police. Annie is an ordinary housewife who lives with her two children and a husband who is often away on business. Her suspicions begin to turn into reality when she checks the murder dates against her husband's diary. Is he guilty, or is she the victim of her own paranoia? She has only one course of action open to her.



    Cosh Boy

    13:25 on Thursday 25th September. Channel 4.

    Cockney jack-the-lad Roy Walsh makes his dubious living by applying the eponymous weapon to the pates of old ladies and relieving them of their purses. Eventually the little charmer finds himself on a charge of attempted murder.



    The End of the Affair

    12:50 on Friday 26th September. Channel 4.

    Romantic drama set in wartime London, in which a repressed woman has an affair with an American, but after he is injured in a bomb blast, she finds herself battling with her conscience. Based on a book by Graham Greene.

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    Thanks for that, some excellent stuff, so lets all ensure that videos are set.



    I am intrigued by the short story "Murder at the Grange" any further info on this one?



    Thanks

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    From Imdb Russ.



    </div><div class='quotemain'>"Murder at the Grange" was shot under another title, "Death at the Festival", at Bushey Studios. It was part of the "Inspector Morley Investigates" series, originally made with an eye towards television - but apparently never aired. Filmed in 35mm, some of the episodes were shown in theaters in 1952 and 1954 as two "features", "King of the Underworld" and "Murder at Scotland Yard" - each composed of 3 episodes. "Murder at the Grange" was shown separately as a short film. Another featurette, "A Ghost for Sale", was also released separately, but, although it has the same principals, is NOT part of the series. Apart from these released titles, others (exact number unknown) were made and I saw some of them. They are NOT mentioned in movie reference books... "Murder at the Grange" seems to have been slightly altered for its release; the name of Tod Slaughter doesn't appear in the print itself, probably a result of the change of title, and the end credits mention "Adapted and Produced by Frank Ross; Directed by Gerald Landau; Made at Pinewood Studios, England" - however, these changes seem limited to some exteriors shot (probably lifted from other episodes) and no real sequence seems to have been added, as ALL of the actors appearing in the final result were listed in the original credits for "Murder at the Festival"...[/b]

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    From these, Mr Denning Drives North - A delightful little twist and turn litle tale, unusual in that for brief periods it almost becomes a comedy, obviously showing its directors roots.

    Sadly I'm not in a position to copy VHS, but I know that those who spent time with it wll have enjoyed it, and well worth pursuing if you missed it.



    Cosh Boy - early Joan Collins, who falls for a "wrong un", but don't worry he gets his just rewards, with an ending which wouldn't be morally permissable today, but in those distant "clip round the ear" days was perfect.



    Anything good for next week?

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    Anybody get MURDER AT THE GRANGE ? I was hooked into VICTIM at that half hour, but would like a copy of the former if possible...



    TIA

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