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Frighteners, The (ITV 1972-1973, John Thaw, Ian Hendry)

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The Frighteners was a shot on film anthology series of half hour suspense stories mostly about ordinary people threatened by situations out of their control. They all tended to have a bit of a sting in the tail too. Some fell a little flat but one or two were superb especially The Manipulators and The Disappearing Man.

The half hour format kept the stories tight and the writing and casting was excellent. Writers included Andrea Newman, Mike Hodges, Brian Phelan and Wilfred Greatorex.

Well known names appearing included John Thaw, Ian Hendry, Tom Bell, Warren Clarke, Brian Glover, Bryan Marshall, Michael Craig, Ian Holm, Jack Hedley and Talfryn Thomas.

Like similar series Shadows of Fear, the opening titles are quite creepy.

The broadcast dates below refer to it’s airing in London region. Although most regions did show the series they didn’t show it at the same time.

Tom Bell in The Minder

Tom Bell in the opening episode The Minder

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UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 13×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 7 July 1972 – 3 June 1973

Script Editor: John Burke / Producer: Paul Knight / Executive Producer: Peter Wildeblood

THE EPISODES
1. THE MINDER (7 Jul 72)
2. NIGHT OF THE STAG (14 Jul 72)
3. OLD COMRADES (21 Jul 72)
4. THE MANIPULATORS (28 Jul 72)
5. THE DISAPPEARING MAN (4 Aug 72)
6. FIRING SQUAD (11 Aug 72)
7. MISS MOUSE (25 Aug 72)
8. THE TREAT (1 Sep 72)
9. BED AND BREAKFAST (8 Sep 72)
10. YOU REMIND ME OF SOMEONE (23 Sep 72)
11. THE SCHOOLROOM (13 May 73)
12. GLAD TO BE OF HELP (20 May 73)
13. HAVE A NICE TIME AT THE ZOO, DARLING (3 Jun 73)

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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

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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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