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Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders, The (ITV 1996, Alex Kingston, Daniel Craig)

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Period drama serial telling the life and hard times of ambitious ‘hard-working’ (all be it on her back) lass Moll Flanders in the 17th Century. The publicity for the serial seemed obsessed with the fact that the production contained 17 sex scenes but the serial was well made and was actually pretty good.

Also in 1996 there was an American film version starring Robin Wright and there was also a BBC2 serial version in 1975 with Julia Foster in the title role, the serial also featured Ian Olgilvy and Kenneth Haigh.

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Alex Kingston as Moll Flanders
Daniel Craig as Jemmy Seagrave
Diana Rigg as Mrs Golighty
Trevyn McDowell as Mrs Seagrave
Christopher Fulford as Daniel Dawkins
Nicola Kingston as Moll’s Mother
Geoffrey Beevers as Judge
Lucy Evans as Little Moll
Anthony Bessick as Gypsy
Struan Rodger as Mr. Richardson
Chrissie Cotterill as Mrs. Fairley
Peter Jonfield as Parish Officer
Neville Phillips as Magistrate
Maureen O’Brien as Mrs. Richardson
Colin Buchanan as Rowland
Ian Driver as Robin
Caroline Harker as Maria
Dawn McDaniel as Emily

crew details
Writer: Andrew Davies
Novel: Daniel Defoe
Music: Jim Parker
Costume: Trisha Biggar
Producer: David Lascelles
Director: David Attwood

production details
Country: UK
Network: ITV – Granada – WGBH
Year of Release: 1996
Duration: 4×60 minute episodes
Aired From: 1 – 9 December 1996

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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 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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