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Crime Sheet (ITV 1959, Raymond Francis)

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Crime Sheet was the second of three crime dramas to feature career policeman Tom Lockhart, after starring first in the series Murder Bag where he was a detective Superintendent focusing on murder solving. Here he has a promotion to Chief Superintendent and tackled a greater range of cases.

Crime Sheet though quickly made way for the hugely popular No Hiding Place which saw Lockhart transferred to Scotland Yard.

Raymond Francis was a big TV star of the fifties and sixties but felt that thanks to the huge success of the Lockhart character but in the process became somewhat typecast.

Writers included Peter Yeldham, John Whitney and Glyn Davies.

The series finished 9 September 1959 to make way for No Hiding Place but one episode, The Superintendent Takes A Trip, was broadcast 8 November 1961. This had been recorded on 26 May 1959 but held back.

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UK / ITV – Associated Rediffusion / 24×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 8 April – 9 September 1959 plus one rogue episode broadcast 8 November 1961

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Raymond Francis as Detective Chief Superintendent Tom Lockhart

THE EPISODES
1. LOCKHART RINGS THE BELL (8 Apr 59)
2. LOCKHART FOLLOWS A LINE (15 Apr 59)
3. THE SUPERINTENDENT PLAYS SAFE (22 Apr 59)
4. THE SUPERINTENDENT HEDGES A BET (29 Apr 59)
5. THE SUPERINTENDENT FINDS THE ANGLES (6 May 59)
6. LOCKHART DRAWS A DOUBLE BLANK (13 May 59)
7. LOCKHART CHOOSES A WEAPON (20 May 59)
8. LOCKHART FITS A UNIFORM (27 May 59)
9. LOCKHART FINDS A WATCH (2 Jun 59)
10. LOCKHART GOES BACKSTAGE (9 Jun 59)
11. LOCKHART VISITS A PAWNSHOP (16 Jun 59)
12. LOCKHART SEES A CHEMIST (23 Jun 59)
13. LOCKHART MISSES THE POINT (1 Jul 59)
14. LOCKHART SEARCHES THE RECORDS (8 Jul 59)
15. LOCKHART BUYS A PICTURE (15 Jul 59)
16. LOCKHART LOSES A WITNESS (22 Jul 59)
17. LOCKHART FINDS A NOTE (29 Jul 59)
18. LOCKHART STARTS AN ALARM (5 Aug 59)
19. LOCKHART HAS IT IN STORE (12 Aug 58)
20. LOCKHART VISITS A LAUNDRY (19 Aug 59)
21. LOCKHART KEEPS AN APPOINTMENT (26 Aug 59)
22. LOCKHART MEETS A ROMEO (2 Sep 59)
23. LOCKHART CLOSES THE DOOR (9 Sep 59)
24. THE SUPERINTENDENT TAKES A TRIP (8 Nov 61)

No Hiding Place began on 16 September 1959.

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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

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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