'Gazette' was the precursor to 'Hadleigh'.

This one off series of 13 episodes, would introduce television viewers to the character of James Hadleigh. Gerald Harper would go on to make the character his own in the highly successful follow up series, "Hadleigh."

Gerald Harper welcomed the change of pace when he signed up for the "Gazette" series, after the gruelling schedule of "Adam Adamant Lives."