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Bangelstein’s Boys (Saturday Night Theatre – ITV 1969, Del Henney, Ray Smith)

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Drama Bangelstein’s Boys follows a rugby team’s annual tour that looks like descending into chaos when three of the players have a falling out; Tommy and Jack are more than a little put out when they discover their brother-in-law Dave has a mistress.

This was Colin Welland’s debut as a TV writer (broadcast under the Saturday Night Theatre Banner and touches on many of the themes that he would continue with for the rest of his career. Incidentally, Welland, a real Rugby enthusiast, co-created a game called Matchbox Rugby.

Adrienne Frame, who had a minor role as Pete’s girl, is better known as writer Adrienne Conway.

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UK / ITV Network-London Weekend Television (for Saturday Night Theatre) / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 18 January 1969 @ 10.10pm

Writer: Colin Welland / Producer: Kenith Trodd / Director: John McKenzie

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Del Henney as Tommy
Robert Booth as Jack
Donald Webster as Dave
June Ellis as Mother
Christine Hargreaves as Sheila
Geraldine Sherman as Dick’s girl
Terence Rigby as Topper
Ray Smith as Pete
Bruce Myles as Dick
Paddy Frost as Jean
Duncan Rasburn as Tiger
Colin Welland as Bill
Jill Kerman as Tommy’s girl
Adrienne Frame as Pete’s girl
Lesley Daine as Topper’s girl
Philip Ross as Police Sergeant

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

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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

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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

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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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