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Carry On Christmas 1972: Carry On Stuffing (ITV 1972 with Hattie Jacques and Valerie Leon)

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UK / ITV – Thames / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 20 December 1972 @ 8.00pm

Writers: Talbot Rothwell, Dave Freeman / Costumes: Frank Van Raay / Production Design: Tony Borer / Executive Producer: Peter Rogers / Producer: Gerald Thomas / Director: Ronnie Baxter

In Victorian times the Carry on team get together over Christmas dinner to tell each other tales.

Basically a series of sketches such as one involving Adam and Eve, The Last Outpost which goes on far too long and focuses on a colonial Christmas dinner out in Africa, it features much the same scenes and dialogue as the one in Carry On Up the Khyber; The Musician’s Story is set in Elizabeth times and is a couple of comic song interludes. The Sailor’s Story is a spooky haunted house type sketch and there is a saucy send up of the Aladdin pantomime, this is actually the funniest segment and has some genuinely witty rhyming lines.

Besides all the usual team (minus Sid James who was busy with Bless This House) has the fantastic addition of the gorgeous Valerie Leon as a very busty serving wench.

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HATTIE JACQUES
JOAN SIMS
BARBARA WINDSOR
KENNETH CONNOR
PETER BUTTERWORTH
NORMAN ROSSINGTON
JACK DOUGLAS
BRIAN OULTON
VALERIE LEON
BILLY CORNELIUS
VALERIE STANTON

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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

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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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