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The Hanged Man (Marc Miller, Tony Wharmby, 1975)
« on: 09 Dec 2010 - 23:10 »

There have been three attempts to kill Lew Burnett. After the third attempt Burnett decides to stay ‘dead’ – so that he can stay alive.

Burnett, owner of an international construction company, begins scouring his past to find out who hated, loved or envied him enough to want him out of the way for good; he is not running from his enemies but trying to draw them out. Undercover and on borrowed time, he has been given a second chance at life. In this state of transition – symbolised by the Hanged Man of the Tarot – he can no longer fall back on his money or influence, just the wits and hands with which he built up his own small empire. In the process, he is forced to confront some painful truths.

In an exceptional performance, acclaimed RSC player and character actor Colin Blakely (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Son of Man) stars as Lew Burnett alongside Michael Williams as Alan Crowe and Gary Watson as hired assassin John Quentin. This powerful eight-part thriller series also features guest appearances from Jane Seymour, Gareth Hunt, James Grout and Frederick Jaeger, and is scripted by Edmund Ward, whose previous credits include The Power Game and The Main Chance. Ward found inspiration for the series in his own experiences in the often morally dubious world of international construction; The Hanged Man is both a story of self-discovery, and a journey into dark places where the global reach of money ultimately holds the power of life or death.

This complete series, made by Yorkshire Television and originally screened in 1975, is now available for the first time in DVD format.




I watched the first episode tonight and am hooked, good stuff.
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Re: The Hanged Man (Marc Miller, Tony Wharmby, 1975)
« Reply #1 on: 10 Dec 2010 - 00:07 »

Just watched the second episode, this is a fantastic bit of television.
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Re: The Hanged Man (Marc Miller, Tony Wharmby, 1975)
« Reply #2 on: 10 Dec 2010 - 10:39 »

Thank you for the tip, I've ordered it.
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« Reply #3 on: 21 Dec 2010 - 10:30 »

I finished the last of the eight episodes last night. Poweful stuff, this is up there with some of the best 70's programmes.and has a fantastic soundtrack to boot.







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Re: The Hanged Man (Marc Miller, Tony Wharmby, 1975)
« Reply #4 on: 04 Jan 2011 - 10:36 »

Recent CD of this including all 47 tracks from Drama Suite Parts 1 & 2

The Hanged Man CD - Amazon.co.uk

featuring

Alan Parker
James Clarke
Alan Hawkshaw

Fantastic stuff  :'(

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« Reply #5 on: 21 Feb 2011 - 11:59 »

I finished this one last night, and it's a fantastic series  ::). Network is releasing "Turtle's Progress" in april http://www.networkdvd.net/product_info.php?products_id=1328 . Although it seems to be quite different in tone from The Hanged Man, it has the villain Turtle from that series in a leading role.

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Re: The Hanged Man (Marc Miller, Tony Wharmby, 1975)
« Reply #6 on: 07 Mar 2011 - 10:39 »

I thought this might interest some of you  :D





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