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Against The Wall (Lifetime 2011, Rachael Carpani, Treat Williams)

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Crime drama series Against The Wall focuses on Chicago police officer Abby Kowalski. This single early thirty something comes from a very close knit family of cops and has just become a detective in the Internal Affairs department which manages to cause a great deal of friction with her family. Her new work partner is Lina Flores and Lieutenant Papodol is their boss.

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USA / Lifetime – Paid My Dues Production / 13×45 minute episodes / Broadcast Sunday 31 July – 23 October 2011

Creator: Annie Brunner / Executive Producer: Nancy Miller

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Rachael Carpani as Abby Kowalski
Treat Williams as Don Kowalski
Kathy Baker as Sheila Kowalski
Marisa Ramirez as Lina Flores
Brandon Quinn as Richie
Steve Byers as Steve
James Thomas as Donnie
Daniel Kash as Chris Johnson
Mayko Nguyen as Mackie Phan
Chris Johnson as Danny Mitchell

THE EPISODES
1. PILOT (31 Jul 11)
2. A GOOD COP (7 Aug 11)
3. WE HAVE A COP IN TROUBLE HERE (14 Aug 11)
4. THE FIFTH BODY (21 Aug 11)
5. BABY, DID A BAD THING (28 Aug 11)
6. OBSESSED AND UNWANTED (4 Sep 11)
7. COUNTDOWN TO MELTDOWN (11 Sep 11)
8. MEMORIES WE FEAR (25 Sep 11)
9. LEAN ON ME OR DIE (2 Oct 11)
10. BOYS ARE BACK (9 Oct 11)
11. WONDER WHAT GOD’S UP TO (16 Oct 11)
12. SECOND CHANCES (23 Oct 11)
13. WE PROTECT OUR OWN (23 Oct 11)

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Combat Sheep (BBC-1 2001, Steve Coogan, Ronni Ancona)

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One-off comedy film Combat Sheep detailed the comic adventures of four ex-army mascot sheep. Made using a mixture of live action and puppetry.

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STEVE COOGAN as Harris
RONNI ANCONA as Peaches
MARK WILLIAMS as Moose
KEVIN ELDON as Cooper
CHRIS ELLISON as Detective Inspector Hindle

crew details
Writer: Tim Firth
Additional material: Peter Baynham and Graham Duff
Executive Producers: Steve Coogan, Henry Normal
Producer: Robert Howes;
Director: Dominic Brigstocke.

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: BBC One – A Baby Cow Productions – Childrens Company
Duration: 1×30 minute episode
Aired From: 30 December 2001 at 5:35pm

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Clochemerle (BBC-2 1972, Cyril Cusack, Roy Dotrice)

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Clochmerle BBC 1972

Period sitcom, based on a novel by Gabriel Chevallier that was adapted by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, that saw the French villagers of Clochemerle kick up a fuss over plans to install a new toilet.

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CYRIL CUSACK as Major Piechut
ROY DOTRICE as Ponosse
KENNETH GRIFFITH as Ernest Tafardel
WENDY HILLER as Justine Putet
HUGH GRIFFITH as Alexandre Bourdillat
BERNARD BRESSLAW as Nicholas the Beadle
MADELINE SMITH as Hortase Girodet
GEORGINA MOON as Rose Biraque
PETER USTINOV as Narrator

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Writers: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
Novel: Gabriel Chevallier
Producer: Michael Mills

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: BBC Two – Bavaria
Duration: 9×30 minute episodes
Aired From: 18 February – 14 April 1972 Fridays at 10.05pm

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Clairvoyant, The (BBC-2 1986, Roy Kinnear, Sandra Dickinson)

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In Roy Clarke penned sitcom The Clairvoyant used car salesman Arnold Bristow is knocked down in a car accident and suddenly finds himself with psychic powers – or so he believes. There was a pilot broadcast 27 Nov 1984.

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ROY KINNEAR as Arnold Bristow
SANDRA DICKINSON as Lily
HUGH LLOYD as Burma
SHAUN CURRY as Newton
GLYNIS BROOKS as Dawn
CARMEL CRYAN as Carmen

crew details
Writer: Roy Clarke
Producer and Director: Alan J.W. Bell

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: BBC-2
Duration: 6×30 minute episodes
Aired From: Pilot – 27 November 1984 and Series – 15 May – 19 June 1986

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