Hadleigh (TV series)

Hadleigh was a British television series made by Yorkshire Television, which originally ran from 1969 to 1976. Developed by Robert Barr, it was a sequel to the writer's earlier Gazette (1968) for the same company.[1] The theme music was composed by Alan Moorhouse and, from series 3, Tony Hatch.

Created byRobert Barr
StarringGerald Harper
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes52
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Yorkshire
Original networkITV
Original releaseSeptember 16, 1969 (1969-09-16) 
May 28, 1976 (1976-05-28)

James Hadleigh played by Gerald Harper, was "the perfect squire, paternalistically careful of his tenantry's welfare, beloved in the village, respected in the council." A "knight in a shining white Aston Martin V8 (actually a Monteverdi 375L), he sets about correcting local injustices."[2] His wife, from a suburban middle-class background, was played by Hilary Dwyer. The series attracted around 17 million viewers at its peak.



Gerald Harper appears as James Hadleigh in all 52 episodes.

Series 1: 1969

Episode # Original air date (UK) Episode title Guest cast
1-01 16 September 1969 Thanks for the Offer Bill Fraser, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Wanda Ventham, Margery Mason, Morris Perry, Anne Kristen, Betty Huntley-Wright
1-02 23 September 1969 The Wrong Side of the Hill Cyril Luckham, Glyn Owen, Roger Booth, Linda Marlowe, Charles Lamb, John Line
1-03 30 September 1969 An Excellent Thing for the District Sue Lloyd, Charles Morgan, Kenneth Watson, John Cazabon
1-04 7 October 1969 Some You Win, Some You Lose Zia Mohyeddin, Harold Goldblatt, Margery Mason, Milo Sperber, Gertan Klauber, Simon Cadell, Elaine Donnelly, David Garth
1-05 14 October 1969 Patron of the Arts Edwin Richfield, Paula Wilcox, Thomas Heathcote, Jeffrey Segal, Christian Rodska
1-06 21 October 1969 If You Can’t Beat 'Em Jon Laurimore, Geoffrey Whitehead, Llewellyn Rees, Richard Goolden
1-07 28 October 1969 The Ring Sydney Tafler, Tim Barrett, Shaun Curry, Peter Welch, Dennis Chinnery, Leon Thau, Jonathan Lynn, Philip Ray, Sidney Vivian, George Little, Denis McCarthy, Alec Ross
1-08 4 November 1969 The Days of Miuras Neil McCallum, Bernard Horsfall, Edward Burnham, Geoffrey Sumner, Clive Cazes, Alan Tucker
1-09 11 November 1969 A Memory of Time Past Moultrie Kelsall, Barbara Couper, Ballard Berkeley, Patrick Waddington, Robert Raglan
1-10 18 November 1969 Safety of the Realm Garfield Morgan, Jonathan Newth, Ivor Dean, Derek Benfield, Robert Cartland, John Owens, Terrance Denville
1-11 25 November 1969 M.Y.O.B. Neil McCallum, John Barron, Geoffrey Sumner, Bernard Horsfall, Rudolph Walker, Roger Brierley, Alan Tucker
1-12 2 December 1969 For Those in Peril Arthur Pentelow, Sheila Fearn, Michael Brennan, Arnold Peters, Caroline Dowdeswell
1-13 9 December 1969 The Dinner Party Ambrosine Phillpotts, Penelope Keith, Margery Mason, Brian Badcoe

Series 2: 1971

Episode # Original air date (UK) Episode title Guest cast
2-01 8 January 1971 Invasion Judy Campbell, Joyce Carey, Roland Culver, Mary Peach, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Edward Underdown, Moray Watson
2-02 15 January 1971 Exposure Kenneth Cranham, Michael Goodliffe, Bryan Mosley, Peter Sproule, Kenneth Watson
2-03 22 January 1971 Ring of Fire Hannah Gordon, Mike Pratt, George Pravda
2-04 29 January 1971 Bow to the Lady Jane Merrow, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Colin Gordon, Peter Sallis, William Simons
2-05 5 February 1971 A Quiet Place in the Country Ambrosine Phillpotts, Norman Bird, Helen Cherry, David Langton
2-06 12 February 1971 A Letter to David Jane Merrow, Len Jones, Richard Pearson, Leon Vitali
2-07 19 February 1971 Nicola Penn Jane Merrow, John Bennett, Jill Dixon, Richard Easton
2-08 26 February 1971 Open Verdict Jane Merrow, John Normington, Anne Stallybrass, Richard Vernon
2-09 5 March 1971 The Diplomat Dawn Addams, Tom Chadbon, Barry Dennen, Carl Duering, Eric Pohlmann, Jack Woolgar
2-10 12 March 1971 Absolute Feudal Jane Merrow, Michael Billington, J. G. Devlin, Preston Lockwood, Irlin Hall
2-11 19 March 1971 The Sealed Order Jane Merrow, Mae Bacon, Lynne Carol, Peter Copley, William Fox, Eric Longworth, Clive Morton, Ian Sharp, John Stratton, Alan Gerrard
2-12 26 March 1971 Breakdown Jane Merrow, Roy Barraclough, Michael Billington, Peter Bowles, Basil Henson, Peter Madden, Norma West
2-13 2 April 1971 Whose Life Is It? Jane Merrow, David Bauer, John Carlisle, Hannah Gordon

Series 3: 1973

Episode # Original air date (UK) Episode title Guest cast
3-01 22 June 1973 First Impression Hilary Dwyer, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Nigel Hawthorne, Peter Dennis, Colin Edwynn, Frederick Hall, Donald Sumpter, Robert Hartley, Joseph Greig, Bart Allison
3-02 29 June 1973 Second Thoughts Hilary Dwyer, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Peter Dennis, Nigel Hawthorne, Gerald James, Jacqueline Pearce, Kathy Staff, Donald Sumpter
3-03 6 July 1973 The Last Rent Dinner Hilary Dwyer, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Peter Dennis, Brian Blessed, Kathy Staff, Stella Tanner, Jack Woolgar
3-04 13 July 1973 A Tale of Two Paintings Hilary Dwyer, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Peter Dennis, Anthony Nicholls, Margot Thomas, David Webb
3-05 20 July 1973 Strained Relations Hilary Dwyer, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Peter Dennis, Gerald James, Pat Keen
3-06 27 July 1973 Mrs. Paige Ambrosine Phillpotts, Peter Dennis, Peter Madden, Barbara Shelley, Frank Crawshaw
3-07 3 August 1973 Gentlemen and Players Hilary Dwyer, Gerald James, Peter Dennis, Eddie Caswell, David Daker, Richard Hurndall, David Neal, Stuart Wilson, Alan Gerrard, Richard Kane
3-08 10 August 1973 Mishaps Hilary Dwyer, Frederick Jaeger, Derek Keller
3-09 17 August 1973 The Caper Hilary Dwyer, James Maxwell, Hugh Martin
3-10 24 August 1973 The Goddaughter Hilary Dwyer, Rosalie Crutchley
3-11 31 August 1973 Family Feelings Hilary Dwyer, Tony Melody, Kathy Staff, Frank Wylie, Rio Fanning
3-12 7 September 1973 Departure Hilary Dwyer, Ivor Roberts
3-13 14 September 1973 Touch and Go Hilary Dwyer

Series 4: 1976

Episode # Original air date (UK) Episode title Guest cast
4-01 5 March 1976 The Story of a Panic Ambrosine Phillpotts, Peter Dennis, Richard Easton, Peter Ellis, Anthony Higgins, George Innes, Robert McBain, Delena Kidd, Joseph Greig
4-02 12 March 1976 God Save Us from Moralists Ambrosine Phillpotts, Peter Dennis, Mark Dignam, Richard Vernon, Anthony Higgins, Gerald James, Brian Badcoe, Brian Hawksley
4-03 19 March 1976 Bloodline Ambrosine Phillpotts, Eric Pohlmann, Irene Prador, John Quayle, Suzanne Roquette, Milo Sperber, Jenny Twigge, Gary Waldhorn, Joseph Greig
4-04 26 March 1976 Echoes Anthony Higgins, Gerald James, Jenny Twigge, Joseph Greig
4-05 2 April 1976 Divorce Ambrosine Phillpotts, Peter Dennis, David Horovitch, Geoffrey Lumsden, Shane Rimmer, Jenny Twigge
4-06 9 April 1976 The Charm Factor Ambrosine Phillpotts, Peter Dennis, Anthony Higgins, Peter Sallis
4-07 16 April 1976 Film Story Ambrosine Phillpotts, Peter Dennis, Stephanie Beacham, Richard Beale, James Bree, Jenny Twigge
4-08 23 April 1976 Hong Kong Rock Christopher Benjamin, David Waller, Joop Doderer, Nancy Kwan
4-09 30 April 1976 A House of Gamblers Ambrosine Phillpotts, Peter Dennis, Lois Baxter, Richard Gibson, Noel Johnson, Jenny Twigge, Raleigh Gilbert, Joseph Greig
4-10 7 May 1976 Time Out Geoffrey Chater, Patricia Haines, Joanna Dunham, Joan Haythorne, Gerald James
4-11 14 May 1976 Incident Ambrosine Phillpotts, Peter Dennis, Ralph Michael, James Grout, Jenny Twigge
4-12 21 May 1976 Favours Peter Dennis, Michael Elphick, Gordon Jackson, Myra Frances, Bruce Bould, Diana Davies, David Ryall
4-13 28 May 1976 Broke Ambrosine Phillpotts, Peter Dennis, Michael Aldridge, Myra Frances, Roger Hammond, David Horovitch, Preston Lockwood, John Rolfe, John Woodvine


  1. Tise Vahimagi "Barr, Robert (1909-1999)", BFI screenonline
  2. Clive James Visions Before Midnight ISBN 0-330-26464-8
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