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Cooking Without Tears (ITV 1973 with Andre Francois Villon)

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UK / ITV Network-Thames / 7×30 minute episodes / 1973 4 January – 15 February – Thursdays @ 11.00pm

Designer: Jim Nicholson / Producer: Marjory Ruse / Director: Tony Davenall

Presented by Andre Francois Villon this lifestyle show looked at all aspects of cooking from buying food, preparing it and serving it, always with an eye on budget, Villon covered cooking for singles, cooking for families and cooking for special occasions. Not fully networked across all ITV regions so dates above refer to the London region.

THE EPISODES
1. COOKING FOR ONE – AT LEISURE (Broadcast Thursday 4 January @ 11.00pm)
The importance of a well balanced diet if you are single.

2. COOKING FOR ONE – AT SPEED (Broadcast Thursday 11 Jan 1973 @ 11.00pm)
Quick and deceptively easily cooking for one.

3. YOUNG COUPLES (Broadcast Thursday 18 January 1973 @ 11.00pm)
Building up your kitchen and some easy cooking ideas.

4. FAMILY COOKING (Broadcast Thursday 25 January 1973 @ 11.00pm)
Making balanced meals that kids will love.

5. EXPECTED GUESTS (Broadcast Thursday 1 February1973 @ 11.00pm)
Preparing for a dinner party without getting stressed.

6. UNEXPECTED GUESTS (Broadcast Thursday 8 February 1973 @ 11.00pm)
The secrets of having a well stocked larder.

7. A SPECIAL OCCASION (Broadcast Thursday 15 February 1973 @ 11.00pm)
Making sure that that special occasion you have planned goes off without a hitch.

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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

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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