UK / ITV – Yorkshire TV / 6x30m-e / Broadcast 14 February – 21 March 1973
Producer: Ian Davidson / Directors: Roger Cheveley, Ian Davidson
Short lived sitcom that had the main attraction of starring the fabulous Diana Dors as Garsley Garments factory owner Big D Dorkins who takes over the running of her firms rugby league team which she renames The Frilly Things.
The series basically only happened because Yorkshire wanted to keep Diana Dors on board after the end of Queenie’s Castle, here she takes over the running of the team because as she says “its not good for the image, lost matches don’t sell clothes.”
The series was filmed at the Bison Sports team’s ground in Yorkshire and many of the team’s players popped up during the scenes of game play. Roy Holder had a prominent part in the series but broke a leg (not playing rugby) and ended up having to be replaced.
Diana Dors as Di Dorkins
Tony Caunter as Ken Hicks
Norman Jones as Stan Maycock
Anthony Jackson as Frank Bosomworth
John Comer as Wilf
Doug Fisher as Ronnie Rendell
1. CHARITY MEETS ITS MATCH
2. THE UNHAPPY HOOKER
3. 100 YEARS OF OUTSTANDING UNDERTHINGS
4. THE REF IS ALWAYS RIGHT?
5. COME HOME STAN MAYCOCK
6. WHEN THE NOBBING HAD TO STOP
Clochmerle (BBC-2 1972, Cyril Cusack, Roy Dotrice)
Period sitcom, based on a novel by Gabriel Chevallier that was adapted by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, that saw the French villagers of Clochmerle kick up a fuss over plans to install a new toilet.
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
Writers: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
Novel: Gabriel Chevallier
Producer: Michael Mills
Network and Production Companies: BBC Two – Bavaria
Duration: 9×30 minute episodes
Aired From: 18 February – 14 April 1972 Fridays at 10.05pm
Clairvoyant, The (BBC-2 1986, Roy Kinnear, Sandra Dickinson)
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.
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
Writer: Roy Clarke
Producer and Director: Alan J.W. Bell
Network and Production Companies: BBC-2
Duration: 6×30 minute episodes
Aired From: Pilot – 27 November 1984 and Series – 15 May – 19 June 1986
Christmas Princess (UP 2017, Nicole Munoz, Zak Santiago)
Christmas Princess is the true story of Donaly Marquez who, through a childhood of neglect and abuse, achieved her dream of becoming a rose bowl princess. An inspirational story of resilience, strength and finding a family to call your own.
Nicole Muñoz as Donaly Marquez
Rosa Blasi as Sara
Zak Santiago as Ignacio Marquez
Olivia Steele Falconer as Emily Marquez
Jaedon Siewert as Abraham Marquez
Lina Renna as Young Donaly
Paloma Kwiatkowski as Chloe
Ty Wood as Trent
Pendo Muema as Monique
Kalyn Miles as Maria
Kaaren de Zilva as Roberta
Garfield Wilson as Dr. Miller
Clay St. Thomas as Judge #1
Patti Allan as Judge #2
Natalie von Rotsburg as Judge #3
Director: Allan Harmon
Writer: Tracy Andreen
Network and Production Companies: UP
Duration: 1×120 minute episode
Aired From: Sunday 10 December 2017
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