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Feud: Bette and Joan (FX 2017, Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon)

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Feud: Bette and Joan tells the story of the legendary rivalry between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) during their collaboration on the Academy Award(R)-nominated thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, and well after the cameras stopped rolling.

The series explores how the two women endured ageism, sexism, and misogyny while struggling to hang on to success and fame in the twilight of their careers. In addition to Academy Award winners Lange and Sarandon, the cast includes Alfred Molina as the film’s director Robert Aldrich, Stanley Tucci as studio titan Jack Warner, Judy Davis as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, Jackie Hoffman as Crawford’s housekeeper Mamacita, and Alison Wright as Aldrich’s assistant Pauline. Notable guest stars include Dominic Burgess as Crawford and Davis’ co-star Victor Buono, Academy Award winner Catherine Zeta-Jones as film star Olivia De Havilland, Sarah Paulson as Geraldine Page, Academy Award winner Kathy Bates as Joan Blondell and Kiernan Shipka as B.D., Bette Davis’ daughter.

The real Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in Whatever Happened to Baby Jones.

The real Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in Whatever Happened to Baby Jones.

Brilliantly made with stand out performances from Sarandon, Lange and Alfred Molina, as well as superb production design and a high level of accuracy with it’s Hollywood backlots and history.

Season two of Feud has already been commissioned but will focus on Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

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Alfred Molina as Robert Aldrich. CR: Kurt Iswarienko/FX.

cast
Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford
Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis
Alfred Molina as Robert Aldrich
Alison Wright as Pauline
Catherine Zeta-Jones as Olivia de Havilland
Dominic Burgess as Victor Buono
Jackie Hoffman as Mamasita
Judy Davis as Hedda Hopper
Kathy Bates as Joan Blondell
Molly Price as Harriet Aldrich
Sarah Paulson as Geraldine Page
Stanley Tucci as Jack Warner

Joan Crawford meets with gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (played by Judy Davis)

Joan Crawford meets with gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (played by Judy Davis)

key behind the scenes crew
Brad Pitt as Executive Producer
Dede Gardner as Executive Producer
Jaffe Cohen as Creator
Michael Zam as Creator
Ryan Murphy as Executive Producer / Director of Pilot
Tim Minear as Executive Producer

show type
drama, biography

broadcast from
3/5/2017
1 season with 8 episodes in total but has been renewed for a ten episode second season.

network and production companies
FX – Fox 21 Television Studios – Plan B Entertainment – Ryan Murphy

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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

crew details
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

crew details
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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