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Anna Karenina (BBC 1961, Sean Connery, Claire Bloom)

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A production of Anna Karenina from the BBC’s golden age and starring a pre James Bond Sean Connery and the amazing Claire Bloom.

Originally broadcast on 3 November 1961 Anna Karenina is based on one of Tolstoy’s best loved novels, set in Russia in the 1870’s it tells the story of the married Anna (Bloom) who, whilst attempting to save the marriage of her brother after he has an affair, meets and falls in love with dashing count Alexis Vronsky and gets swept up in an affair of her own, an affair which is destined to end in tragedy.

Adapted with great panache by actor/writer Donald Bull this production might be in black and white but lets face it everything was when this was made. It has a quality sheen though, thanks in no small part to producer Rudolph Cartier, a hugely important figure in the early days of British TV, he was the man who brought Nigel Kneale’s Quatermass to the screen.

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UK / BBC / 1×104 minute episodes / Broadcast 3 November 1961

Writer: Donald Bull / Translation: E. J. King / Novel:Leo Tolstoy / Producer: Rudolph Cartier

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Sean Connery as Vronksy
Jack Watling as Stiva
Valeria Taylor as Countess Vronsky
Claire Bloom as Anna
Gertan Klauber as Station Master
Daphne Anderson as Dolly
Graham Leaman as Matvey
June Thorburn as Kitty
Frank Williams as Korsunsky
Albert Lieven as Karenin
John Barratt as Cord
Alan Tilvern as Makhotin
Patricia Laffan as Betsy
Campbell Cotts as Grand Duke
Elaine Inescourt as Lydia
Alice Esmie-Bell as Miagki
Arthur Ridley as Korney
Derek Aylward as Serpoukhovskoi
Laurie Leigh as Annoushka
David Lander as Yashvir
Robert Percival as Prince Tverskey
Elaine Laniado as First Lady
Joy Skelton as Second Lady
Peter Augustine as Opera Attendant
Bobby Caetano as Sergei
Enid Lindsey as Old Nurse
Frances Cohen as Tania
Endré Muller as Priest
Peter Rutter as Server
Sydney Vivian as Misha

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Clochmerle (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 Clochmerle 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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Christmas Princess (UP 2017, Nicole Munoz, Zak Santiago)

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Christmas Princess Nicole Munoz

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.

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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

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Director: Allan Harmon
Writer: Tracy Andreen

production details
Country: Canada
Network and Production Companies: UP
Duration: 1×120 minute episode
Aired From: Sunday 10 December 2017

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