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Goodnight Mister Tom (ITV 1998, John Thaw, Nick Robinson)

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Charming, award-winning family drama Goodnight Mr Tom stars John Thaw as “Mr Tom” Oakley, a widower who reluctantly looks after a boy who has been evacuated from London during World War II. Mr Tom is still brooding over the death of his wife and young son and so finds his new charge William an unwelcome guest. However, the old man soon takes the quiet 10-year-old under his wing after discovering the child has scars on his back and irrational fears, as a result of an abusive home life, and resolves to give him a better life.

Goodnight Mr Tom won the Most Popular Drama, and John Thaw the Most Popular Actor gongs at the National TV Awards in 1999.  Thaw was voted number three in a public poll of TV’s Greatest Stars in 2006, four years after his death from throat cancer aged 60.

Goodnight Mr Tom

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John Thaw as Tom Oakley
Nick Robinson as William Beech
Annabelle Apsion as Mrs. Beech
Thomas Orange as Zacharias Wrench
Bill Armstrong as Dr. Stelton
Geoffrey Beevers as Vicar
Mossie Smith as Mrs. Fletcher
Peter England as Michael Fletcher
Ivan Berry as George Fletcher
Harry Capehorn as Edward Fletcher
Merelina Kendall as Mrs. Holland
Marlene Sidaway as Mrs. Webster
John Cater as Dr. Little
Denyse Alexander as Mrs. Little
Avril Elgar as Mrs. Ford

crew details
Writer: Brian Finch
Novel: Michelle Magorian
Producer: Chris Burt
Director: Jack Gold

production details
Country: UK
Network: ITV – Yorkshire
Duration: 1×100 minute episodes
Aired From: 25 October 1998

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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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