In Chancer Clive Owen takes on the lead role of Stephen Crane, a slick City business analyst who weaves his financial wizardry around the ailing fortunes of an elegant sports car company.
In between the dodgy deals designed to save Douglas Motors and his own serious business worries, Crane is drawn into the complicated lives of the formidable Douglas clan. Underpinning all that is the secret that Stephen Crane is not who he says he is.
He falls in love, is dragged into a blistering and adulterous marriage break-up, makes some faithful new friends – and some dangerous new enemies. His brash City arrogance always clashes with the old-fashioned and gentlemanly values of the Douglas family.
Clive Owen was tipped to replace Pierce Brosnan as James Bond, but instead the role went to Daniel Craig.
The music to Chancer was penned by Jan Hammer, the man who composed the score to US cop drama Miami Vice.
UK / ITV – Central / 20×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 6 March 1990 – 4 June 1991
Creators: Guy Andrews, Simon Burke and Tony Grounds / Script Editor: Simon Burke / Producer: Sarah D. Wilson / Music: Jan Hammer / Executive Producer: Ted Childs
Clive Owen as Derek Love aka Stephen Crane
Simon Shepherd as Piers Garfield-Ward
Benjamin Whitrow as Robert Douglas
Caroline Langrishe as Penny Nichols
Susannah Harker as Jo Franklyn
Lynsey Baxter as Victoria Douglas
Sean Pertwee as Jamie Douglas
Caroline Blakiston as Mary Douglas
Matthew Marsh as Gavin Nichols
Nicholas Shelton as Richard Nichols
Sam London as Tom Nichols
Leslie Phillips as James Blake
Stephen Tompkinson as Marcus Worton
Peter Vaughan as Thomas Franklyn
Frank Windsor as Peter Fiitchford
Robert Glenister as Colin Morris
Cliff Parisi as Lunchbox
Andy Linden as Dink
Paul Barber as Gerald
Louise Lombard as Anna Blake
Jennie Linden as Olivia
Tom Tudgay as Joseph Franklyn
Clochemerle (BBC-2 1972, Cyril Cusack, Roy Dotrice)
Period sitcom, based on a novel by Gabriel Chevallier that was adapted by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, that saw the French villagers of Clochemerle kick up a fuss over plans to install a new toilet.
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
Writers: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
Novel: Gabriel Chevallier
Producer: Michael Mills
Network and Production Companies: BBC Two – Bavaria
Duration: 9×30 minute episodes
Aired From: 18 February – 14 April 1972 Fridays at 10.05pm
Clairvoyant, The (BBC-2 1986, Roy Kinnear, Sandra Dickinson)
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.
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
Writer: Roy Clarke
Producer and Director: Alan J.W. Bell
Network and Production Companies: BBC-2
Duration: 6×30 minute episodes
Aired From: Pilot – 27 November 1984 and Series – 15 May – 19 June 1986
Christmas Princess (UP 2017, Nicole Munoz, Zak Santiago)
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.
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
Director: Allan Harmon
Writer: Tracy Andreen
Network and Production Companies: UP
Duration: 1×120 minute episode
Aired From: Sunday 10 December 2017
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