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Day Britain Stopped, The (BBC-2 2003 with Joanna Griffiths and Eric Carte)

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UK / BBC Two – Wall to Wall / 1×90 minute episode / Broadcast 13 May 2003

Writers: Simon Finch, Gabriel Range / Producer: Simon Finch / Director: Gabriel Range

A drama told in the style of a retrospective documentary “re-telling” the events of 19th December 2003 when events conspired to cause the worst ever day for Britain’s transport system using news footage from the day.

A national rail strike made the roads extra busy on one of the busiest days of the year – road accidents meant the closing of key motorways causing huge jams – this delayed air traffic controllers arriving for their shift replacements and with the earlier shift over-tired a calamitous mistake resulted in a mid-air plane collision over London.

All “news” footage was specially shot and hindsight eyewitness interview clips were played by actors.

Narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith

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Joanna Griffiths as Nicola Evans
Eric Carte as Tom Walker
Steve North as Julian Gait
Nancy McClean as Jane Newell
Andy Shield as Clive Turner
Jonathan Linsley as Tony Foster
Olivia MacDonald as Marina Gait
Angelo Andreou as Tomas Gait
Emma Pinto as Ana Gait
Prue Clarke as Pauline Watkins
Anna Rajan as Herself
Tony Longhurst as Steve Thomas
Satnam Bhogal as Inesh Gunwardena
Daniel Copeland as Matt Ogden
David Holt as Dominic Steel
Tim Crouch as Daniel Boyd
Rebekah Janes as Concerned Woman
Alison Skot as Air Traffic Controller

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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 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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