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American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX 2017, Cuba Gooding Jr, Sarah Paulson)

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American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson is based on the book The Run of His Life: The People V. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, the limited series is a look at the O.J. Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers. It explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness, and the LAPD’s history with the city’s African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt.

The People Vs O.J. Simpson

The infamous gloves.

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Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson
David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian
Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark
Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran
John Travolta as Robert Shapiro
Angel Parker as Shawn Chapman
Billy Magnussen as Kato Kaelin
Bruce Greenwood as Gil Garcetti
Cheryl Ladd as Linell Shapiro
Connie Britton as Faye Resnick
Evan Handler as Alan Dershowitz
Jake Koeppl as Ron Goldman
Jordana Brewster as Denise Brown
Joseph Siravo as Fred Goldman
Keesha Sharp as Dale Cochran
Kenneth Choi as Lance Ito
Leonard Roberts as Dennis Schatzman
Malcolm-Jamal Warner as Al “A.C.” Cowlings
Nathan Lane as F. Lee Bailey
Rob Morrow as Barry Scheck
Selma Blair as Kris Jenner
Sterling K. Brown as Christopher Darden
Steven Pasquale as Mark Fuhrman
Tye White as Jason Simpson

other cast info
Gbenga Akinnagbe as Dennis Schatzman (Originally Cast)

key behind the scenes crew
Brad Falchuk as Executive Producer
Brad Simpson as Executive Producer
Dante Di Loreto as Executive Producer
Jeffrey Toobin as Original Author
Larry Karaszewski as Creator/Executive Producer
Nina Jacobson as Executive Producer
Ryan Murphy as Executive Producer/Director of pilot
Scott Alexander as CRTR/Executive Producer

show type
Period legal drama, True Story

broadcast from
2 February 2016
1 Season with 10 Episodes in total

network and production companies
FX – Fox 21 – FX Productions – Ryan Murphy Productions

country
USA

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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

crew details
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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