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Basil Brush Show, The (BBC-1 1968-1980, 2002-2007)

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Having been created as a puppet by the legendary Peter Firmin (who along with Oliver Postgate created some truly magical children’s telly) and given voice by Ivan Owen, Basil Brush, whose catch phrase was Boom-Boom (usually heard after Basil had told a joke) spent the early part of his career playing second fiddle on kids shows The Three Scampis and as a friend of TV Magician David Nixon. The clearly influenced by Terry-Thomas Basil hit the big time with his first starring series in 1968, an early Saturday evening entertainment that was full of Basil’s trademark rubbish jokes and banter with ex-Likely Lad Rodney Bewes, there were also sketches and music from the latest top pop acts.

Quite big budget stuff and very popular, with lots of merchandise and even two LPs (Long Playing records), the Basil Brush show ran throughout the 1970′s and was only cancelled at the end of 1980 after Owen apparently wanted to move Basil into more of an adult audience. Over the years Basil’s co-stars, always male and always known as Mister, changed and included Derek Fowlds, Roy North, Billy Boyle and Howard Williams (who had also appeared with Basil in The Three Scampis). Many star names made appearances on the show including the Dad’s Army Cast, Princess Anne and Abba and the show was mostly written by George Martin (not the Beatles producer!).

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In 1976 there was a Christmas special broadcast called BASIL IN NEVERLAND again written by Martin and which aired on BBC1 on 18 December at Saturday 5.20pm, guest stars were Brian Blessed and Jan Hunt and in 1980 Basil appeared on the children’s show Let’s Read With Basil Brush.

After some 20 years (and the death of Ivan Owen) Basil Brush returned to BBC TV with a show of his own (26×25 minute episodes and made by Entertainment Rights and The Foundation) once more (he had in fact made semi- regular appearances on other shows throughout the 1980′s), this time the format was straight sitcom in which Basil was staying with “Uncle Steven” an his neice and nephew Dave and Molly.

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UK / BBC-1 / x25 minute episodes / Broadcast 14 June 1968 – 27 December 1980 and 21 September 2002 – 21 December 2007

Creators: Ivan Owen, Peter Firmin / Producers included Johnny Downes, Robin Nash, Brian Penders and Paul Ciani

cast of 2002 revival
CHRISTOPHER PIZZEY as Steven
MICHAEL HAYES as Dave
GEORGINA LEONIDAS as Molly
AJAY CHABRA as Anil

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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

crew details
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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Christmas Reunion, A (Lifetime 2015, Catherine Hicks, Denise Richards)

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A Christmas Reunion Lifetime

In A Christmas Reunion a Madison Avenue executive, Amy, discovers an unusual Christmas surprise when she inherits her Aunt’s hometown bakery. The real surprise comes when she learns the other half of the bakery was left to her long-ago boyfriend, Jack.

Unresolved personal issues resurface between them, as the exes return home to co-manage the store, along with its traditional holiday cookie bake-off.

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Denise Richards as Amy Stone
Patrick Muldoon as Jack Evans
Jake Busey as Dylan Carruthers
Catherine Hicks as Aunt Linda
Parker Stevenson as Don Dupree
Patricia De Leon as Janette Crowder
Jon Briddell as Luke Crowder
Robert R. Shafer as Frank O’Brien
Anna Barnholtz as Chloe
John Colton as Steve Evans
Sandra Evans as Shari
Brody Fitzgerald as Young Jack Evans
Michael Gaglio as Earl Pratt, Sr.
Gib Gerard as Earl Pratt, Jr.
Joyce Greenleaf as Helen

crew details
Director: Sean Olson
Writers: Margaret Base, Mary Glenn, Sam Irvin, Sean Olson, Peter Sullivan, Michael Varrat

production details
Country: USA
Network and Production Companies: Lifetime – Hybrid
Duration: 1×120 minute episode
Aired From: 13 December 2015

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Final Vision (ID 2017, Scott Foley, Dave Annable)

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Final Vision is a twisted psychological thriller and a true-crime drama based on the longest running criminal case in U.S. history. It’s the story of Jeffrey MacDonald (Foley), a handsome, Ivy League-educated U.S. Army Green Beret doctor, who was convicted of brutally murdering his pregnant wife and two young daughters in the middle of the night.

Told through the eyes of best-selling author Joe McGinniss (Annable), who was approached by MacDonald to write a book about his personal nightmare as he was about to go to trial.

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Scott Foley as Jeffrey MacDonald
Dave Annable as Joe McGinniss
John Doman as Bernie Segal
Lochlyn Munro as Wade Smith
Jessica Harmon as Colette MacDonald
Caroline Aaron as Leslie Sterling
Primo Allon as MP Sergeant
Julia Maren Baker as Kimberly MacDonald
Julia Benson as Nancy McGinniss
Baylee Breen-Wood as Kristen MacDonald
April Cameron as Nurse at St. Mary’s
Aaron Craven as James Blackburn
Bruce Dawson as Doctor
Parveen Dosanjh as Woman at Party
Lane Edwards as Brian Murtagh

crew details
Writer: Denis O’Neill
Director:  Nicholas McCarthy
Executive Producers: Angela Bromstad, Christine Connor, Linda Berman S

production details
Country:  USA
Network and Production Companies: ID – Lincoln Square Productions
Duration: 1×120 minute episode
Aired From:  Sunday 10 December 2017

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