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The Toy Box: Tubelox and The Grid (ABC 21 Apr 2017)

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Passionate toy inventors present the mentors and judges with unique concepts that include life-size construction tubes, sinkable building blocks, a new idea for a board game, a therapy doll and a lightbox in the shape of a terrier.

This week’s toy inventions include:
Tubelox – life-size construction toy where you can build your own play Inventor: Rachel and Steve from Pleasant Grove, Utah
Pool Cubes – sinkable building blocks for the swimming pool Inventor: Troy from Fayetteville, Arkansas
The Grid – a game where players aim to collect their opponents’ pieces Inventor: Tom from Farmington, Connecticut, and Mike from Sandy Hook, Connecticut
Emotiplush – a therapy doll that can help children express their emotions Inventor: Padmini from Naperville, Illinois
Lightbox Terrier – a lightbox in the shape of an adorable dog that can inspire art and creativity Inventor: Melissa from Pleasant Hill, California

In each episode of “The Toy Box,” inventors present their toy concepts to a group of mentors that include Dylan’s Candy Bar owner, Dylan Lauren, toy guru Jim Silver and Pixar creative director of Consumer Products, Jen Tan. If the toy maker gets past the mentors, they will move on to The Toy Box where a panel of young, no-holds-barred judges that include Sophia Grace Brownlee (“The Ellen Degeneres Show”), Aalyrah Caldwell (“Uncle Buck”), Toby Grey (“The Unexpected John Cena Prank”) and Noah Ritter (“The Ellen Degeneres Show”) decide which toy moves on to the finals and eventually crowned the winner. That winning toy will be sold exclusively at Toys”R”Us(R) after the series finale.

Series: The Toy Box Season 1 Episode 4 (This is the fourth episode to be screened but according to the production order was actually the seventh episode.
Air Date: Friday, April 21, 2017
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC

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Bergerac: The Waiting Game (BBC-1 16 Feb 1991, with Simon Oates)

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In The Waiting Game, Charlie is in France with Frank Blakemore to move their investment into Danielle’s father Albert’s Winery forward. Danielle asks Charlie if she can travel back to Jersey with him to surprise Jim. He, meanwhile, has been hired by a solicitor called Lesgate from the Economic Advisors Officer to look into a company that has applied for a Jersey trading licence. The investigation sends him on a wild goose chase across the UK and it seems that the company doesn’t actually exist.

Meanwhile still in France Charlie, Frank and Danielle meet an old business acquaintance of Charlies called Michael Faraday. Danielle is immediately suspicious of the smooth businessman when she catches him out in a lie. Danielle is even more suspicious when he seems rather too interested in Jim’s current activities.

In a bit of a runaround when Danielle arrives on Jersey Jim is still in England. She, worried about Jim, heads out to try and join up with him at the same time as he is enroute back to Jersey. Whilst at Lesgate’s to tell him about the company he was investigate Lesgate asks Jim to take on another case – this time coincidentally investigating a company that Faraday is the chairman of.

Jim gets a phone call to say Danielle is waiting for him at Charlies, when he gets there he is attacked. Eventually Danielle and Jim do manage to meet up but before they can enjoy each other’s company Jim needs to discover just what Faraday is upto. Things get murkier when Gustave Boswell, an petty crook who has been helping Jim by keeping an eye on Faraday’s place, turns up dead. Before he is killed though he does get some vital information to Jim about the fact that Faraday’s company is a front for gun running.

Cult favourite Simon Oates (of Doomwatch fame) plays the untrustworthy Faraday.

Jim, never the sharpest when it comes to fashion, commits the ultimate faux pas in this episode. Black shoes with white socks!

production details
UK / BBC One / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 16 February 1991

Writer: David Crane / Director: Colm Villa

Series: Bergerac Season 9 Episode 7

cast
John Nettles as Jim Bergerac
Terence Alexander as Charlie Hungerford
Therese Liotard as Danielle
Jack Watling as Frank Blakemore
Simon Oates as Michael Faraday
Simon Coady as Stephen
Michael Mellinger as Albert Leufroid
Emer Gillespie as Angie
Roger Sloman as Inspector Deffand
David Kershaw as Ben Lomas
Eileen Way as Mrs Edwards
Barrie Jaimeson as Gustave Boswell
Paul Ridley as Lesgate
Charmaine Parsons as Ellie
Barry McCarthy as Cafe Owner

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Within These Walls: Long Shadows (ITV 4 Oct 1975, with Cheryl Campbell)

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In Long Shadows Susan Carpenter, serving a six year sentence for forgery, has for years been desperate to discover who her real parents are after being adopted as a baby. When she was eight her adoptive parents told her that her real parents were career criminals but when Miss Clarke looks into Susan’s background she discovers that her mother was unmarried and killed herself after giving up her baby. She was though, according to Miss Clarke, a decent person and certainly no criminal. Miss Clarke then traces Susan’s father and is shocked to discover he is prominent MP Donald Derwent QC.

Meanwhile Susan’s cellmate Helen Cheeseman is also having troubles. She is serving a two year sentence for drugs related offences. Her father is the very wealthy owner of a daily newspaper and she is carrying a huge amount of resentment towards him. When he pays her a rare visit she causes a major disturbance in the visiting room.

None too likeable inmate Rita is running something of a blackmail/betting/general scam, she has discovered the secrets of Susan’s parents and is even prepared to threaten Faye with being willing to spill the beans when she is released (which just happens to be shortly). Faye of course is having none of that.

Cheryl Campbell is a highlight as troubled Susan, in the end having met her father and feigned disinterest Faye knows that it’s all just an act.

classic quote
“You’re in here as well, nobody ever comes in here alone.”

production details
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 4 October 1975 at 8.00pm

Writer: Stuart Douglass / Production Design: Bryan Bagge, Roger Hall / Director: Derrick Goodwin

Series: Within These Walls Season 3 Episode 5

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Googie Withers as Faye Boswell
Jerome Willis as Charles Radley
Beth Harris as Miss Clarke
Denys Hawthorne as Dr Mayes
Mona Bruce as Mrs Armitage
Sonia Graham as Martha Parrish
Jumoke Debayo as Officer Carto
Cheryl Campbell as Susan Carpenter
Gillian Hawser as Helen Cheeseman
Jo Warne as Rita
Joyce Rae as Sylvie
Heather Emmanuel as Sabena
Bernard Gallagher as Mr Cheeseman
Antony Carrick as Donald Derwent MP

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Bergerac: On The Rocks (BBC-1 9 Feb 1991, with Helen Fitzgerald)

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In On The Rocks Charlie wants Jim to accompany him on a trip to France for a birthday party for very old friend Constance Battiston. The Battiston’s are clearly going through financial difficulties and matters get seriously out of hand when a very valuable diamond necklace is stolen on it’s way to the bank.

Constance’s grand-daughter Camilla has become involved with the none too trustworthy Englishman Jeff and as Jim looks into the theft he is sure that both Camilla and Jeff are somehow involved.

Although it’s fairly obviously almost immediately what is going on, indeed we soon learn what Camilla and Jeff are upto, it still makes for an entertaining episode. Also despite all the goings on it is the elderly Constance who has played them all.

production details
UK / BBC One / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 9 February 1991

Writer: Christopher Russell / Director: Michael Rolfe

Series: Bergerac Season 9 Episode 6

cast
John Nettles as Jim Bergerac
Terence Alexander as Charlie Hungerford
Charmaine Parsons as Ellie (Charlie’s secretary)
Helen Fitzgerald as Camilla Battiston
Judy Campbell as Constance Battiston
Francois Guetary as Florent Papin
Jeff Langley as Jason Salkey
Elizabeth Kas as Sylvie Risogne
Jean Badin as Inspecteur Rocheteau
Garrie J. Lammin as Tony
Anne-Marie Jabraud as Marie-Claude
David Martin as Builder
Dany Hericourt as Hotel Receptionist
Patrick Lepcynski as Xavier Merot

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