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From A Bird’s Eye View (ITV-NBC 1971, Millicent Martin, Patte Finley)

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Cabaret star Millicent Martin starred in glossy sitcom From A Bird’s Eye View. She played stewardess Millie who worked for International Airlines flying between the UK and the US. Her best friend and work colleague was Maggie and Clyde Beauchamp was their boss.

The series was made by Lew Grade’s ITC, filmed in England but with a mix of American and English talent.

Guest stars included Arthur Mullard, Jess Conrad, Richard Briers, Frank Thornton, Carmen Munro, Clive Dunn and John Laurie and writers included TEB Clarke, Eric Green, Tom Brennand and Roy Bottomley, Brad Ashton and Lew Schwarz.

Much of the same production team also worked on similar sitcom Shirley’s World.

From A Bird's Eye View

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UK – USA / ITV – NBC – ITC – ATV – Sheldon Leonard Productions / 15×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 18 September 1970 – 8 January 1971 (in the UK’s Midlands region), 29 March – 16 August 1971 (in the US and sporadically between 16 September 1973 and 29 March 1975 in the rest of the UK)

Story Editor: Carl Kleinschmitt / Executive Producer: Sheldon Leonard / Producer: Jack Greenwood.

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Millicent Martin as Millie Grover
Patte Finley as Maggie Ralston
Peter Jones as Clyde Beauchamp

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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

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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