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Codename (BBC-2 1970 with Clifford Evans and Alexandra Bastedo)

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UK | BBC Two | 13 x 50 minute episodes | AIRDATES: 7 April to 30 June 1970

Creator: David Sullivan Proudfoot | Producer: Gerard Glaister | Music: John Baker

Thriller series Codename took us into the cases of a government department known as MI7. The group had as their cover a section of Cambridge College at St Martyr’s Hall and head of the unit was master and former cabinet Minister Sir Iain Dalzell.

The series grew out of a Drama Playhouse entry broadcast Thursday 07 August1969. That edition was known as Codename: Portcullis and was about a new member joining the organisation. In the pilot Dalzell had the surname Carfax and his wife was played by Jennifer Daniel.

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CLIFFORD EVANS as Sir Iain Dalzell
ALEXANDRA BASTEDO as Diana Dalzell
ANTHONY VALENTINE as Philip West
BRIAN PECK as Culliford

THE EPISODES
PILOT 7 August 1969
PORTCULLIS

SERIES  7 April – 30 June 1970
1. KINGSMATE
2. TARGET
3. A WALK WITH LIONS
4. ONE FOR THE LOBSTER POT
5. COME HOME TO PARADISE
6. WARHEAD
7. THE BIG PLANT
8. THE QUICKNESS OF THE HAND
9. HAVE A WORD WITH GRECO
10. THE ALPHA MEN
11. APPOINTMENT IN PRAGUE
12. OPENING GAMBIT
13. THE UNBIDDEN GUEST

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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 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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