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Far From the Madding Crowd (ITV 1998, Paloma Baeza, Nathaniel Parker)

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Paloma Baeza takes on the mantle of Bathsheba, the role made famous by Julie Christie in the 1967 movie of Far from the Madding Crowd. This adaptation of the classic Thomas Hardy novel is a story of love, passion and loss as the beautiful Bathsheba is torn between three lovers.

Co-starring with Baeza are Nathaniel Parker and Nigel Terry.

There were a few scary moments on set during production when Jonathan Firth and Paloma, were surrounded by 25,000 bees. ‘We filmed them tending a swarm and made a honeypot to attract the bees,’ says producer Hilary Bevan-Jones. ‘The crew were kitted out in full protective gear, but Jonathan and Paloma only had one protective hat and face-net between them because they share one in the script. You could see bees on their clothes. By some miracle neither was stung but the buzzing gave everyone a thumping headache.’

Far From the Madding Crowd is the story of Dorset country folk, and Nathaniel Parker, who plays farmer Gabriel Oak, learned how to shear a sheep with traditional scissor clippers. The sheep, loaned by a Derbyshire farmer, were relieved when he finally got clipping. They’d sweated through summer to leave their woolly coats intact for winter scenes.

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UK / ITV – Granada – GBH Boston / 4×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 6 – 27 July 1998

Writer: Philomena McDonagh / Novel: Thomas Hardy / Executive Producer: Rebecca Eaton / Producer: Hilary Bevan Jones / Director: Nicholas Renton

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Nathaniel Parker as Gabriel Oak
Victoria Alcock as Temperance Miller
Charles Simon as Old Malter
Jonathan Firth as Frank Troy
Nigel Terry as Mr Boldwood
Paloma Baeza as Bathsheba Everdene
Natasha Little as Fanny Robin
John Boswall as Timothy
Sean Gilder as Joseph Poorgrass
Phillip Joseph as Jan Coggan
Tracy Keating as Liddy Smallbury
Linda Bassett as Maryann Money
Sarah Tansey as Soberness Miller
Andy Robb as Mark Clark
Kevin Kibbey as Billy Smallbury
Elizabeth Estensen as Mrs Coggan
Luke Redbond as Cain Ball
Neil Caple as Laban Tall
Robin Soans as Henery Fray

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Clochmerle (BBC-2 1972, Cyril Cusack, Roy Dotrice)

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Clochmerle BBC 1972

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

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Country: Canada
Network and Production Companies: UP
Duration: 1×120 minute episode
Aired From: Sunday 10 December 2017

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