Doctors’ Daughters was a lesser known entry in the work of Doctor in the House creator Richard Gordon, it dealt with the delicate issue of old age with the three ageing Doctors of the Old Chapterhouse Surgery in the thoroughly old school Cathedral City of Mitrebury.
After 35 years running the practice the trio, Freddie Fellows-Smith, Roland Carmichael and “Bigging” Hill are persuaded that it’s time for them to retire, they agree to hand over the practice to younger doctors.
The new doctors are not quite what they had in mind though, especially as they happen to be female. Dr Fay Liston and Dr Lucy Drake and have strong ideas of improving the practice with the help of gynaecolagist Liz Arkdale.
UK / ITV – ATV / 6×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 22 February – 29 March 1980 Sundays at 7.15pm
Writers: Richard Gordon, Ralph Thomas / Producer and Director: Stuart Allen
Jack Watling as Dr Roland Carmichael
Richard Murdoch as Dr ‘Biggin’ Hill
Bill Fraser as Dr Freddie Fellows-Smith
Lesley Duff as Dr Lucy Drake
Victoria Burgoyne as Dr Fay Liston
Bridget Armstrong as Liz Arkdale
Norman Chappell as Mr Windows
Patrick Newell as Archdeacon Bellweather
Clochemerle (BBC-2 1972, Cyril Cusack, Roy Dotrice)
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.
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
Writers: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
Novel: Gabriel Chevallier
Producer: Michael Mills
Network and Production Companies: BBC Two – Bavaria
Duration: 9×30 minute episodes
Aired From: 18 February – 14 April 1972 Fridays at 10.05pm
Clairvoyant, The (BBC-2 1986, Roy Kinnear, Sandra Dickinson)
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.
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
Writer: Roy Clarke
Producer and Director: Alan J.W. Bell
Network and Production Companies: BBC-2
Duration: 6×30 minute episodes
Aired From: Pilot – 27 November 1984 and Series – 15 May – 19 June 1986
Christmas Princess (UP 2017, Nicole Munoz, Zak Santiago)
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.
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
Director: Allan Harmon
Writer: Tracy Andreen
Network and Production Companies: UP
Duration: 1×120 minute episode
Aired From: Sunday 10 December 2017
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