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David Copperfield (BBC-1 1999 with Cieran McMenamin and Daniel Radcliffe)

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UK / BBC One / 2×90 minute episodes / Broadcast 25-26 December 1999 Sat 7.00pm/Sun 6.25pm

Writer: Adrian Hodges / Novel: Charles Dickens / Costume: Mike O’Neill / Producer: Kate Harwood / Director: Simon Curtis

Period drama serial. Young orphan boy David Copperfield grows up to become an idealistic teacher and becomes romantically involved with two women, Dora and also Emily who is promised to another.

Featuring a pre Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe as the young David in part one Copperfield is positively jam packed with quality British acting talent from renowned names like Trevor Eve, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Smith to comedy names like Nicholas Lyndhurst, Dawn French and the fantastic Paul Whitehouse.

The cast do make it extra special and mention must be made of Bob Hoskins’ magnificent Mr Micawber, the stuff of legend – slightly over the top but oh so perfect; Nicholas Lyndhurst also does very well playing against type as the sinister Uriah Heep. An effortless production that is just a veritable Dickensian feast.

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Daniel Radcliffe as Young David
Ciarán McMenamin as David Copperfield
Emilia Fox as Clara
Pauline Quirke as Peggotty
Michael Elphick as Barkis
Trevor Eve as Mr Murdstone
Zoë Wanamaker as Miss Murdstone
Ian McKellen as Creakle
Bob Hoskins as Mr Micawber
Dawn French as Mrs Crupp
Joanna Page as Dora Spenlow
Clare Wilkie as Julia Mills
James Grout as Mr Spenlow
Amanda Ryan as Agnes Wickfield
Nicholas Lyndhurst as Uriah Heep
Oliver Milburn as Steerforth
Edward Hughes as Steerforth’s Friend
Colin Farrell as Milkman
Imelda Staunton as Mrs Micawber
Cherie Lunghi as Mrs Steerforth
Clare Holman as Rosa Dartle
Kenneth MacDonald as Littimer
James Thornton as Ham Peggotty
Alun Armstrong as Dan Peggotty
Patsy Byrne as Mrs Gummidge
Aislin McGuckin as Emily
Maggie Smith as Betsey Trotwood
Ian McNeice as Mr Dick
Oliver Ford Davies as Mr Wickfield
Thelma Barlow as Mrs Heep
Richard Howard as Doctor
Chris Sugden as Fisherman
David Maybrick as Officer
Tom Wilkinson as Narrator

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Clochemerle (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 Clochemerle 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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