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Graham’s Gang (BBC-1 1977-1979, Mark Francis, Melanie Gibson)

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Children’s sitcom telling adventures of the five boys and one girl who make up Graham’s Gang. The kids adventures saw them getting involved with crooks and the such like.

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UK / BBC one / 10×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 21 November 1977 – 14 March 1979

Writer: John Challen / Executive Producer: Anna Home / Director: Marilyn Fox

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MARK FRANCIS as Graham
MELANIE GIBSON as Mildred
NEILL LILYWHITE as William
ALAN CORBETT as Lux
TOMMY PENDER as Robert
LLOYD MAHONEY as Keith
KATHERINE HUGHES as Denise (Season 2)

THE EPISODES
SEASON ONE 21 November – 19 December 1977
1. SATURDAY (21 Nov 77)
2. THE GREAT OUTDOORS (28 Nov 77)
3. WILLIAM’S WEEK (5 Dec 77)
4. KIDNAP (12 Dec 77)
5. CAMARADERIE (19 Dec 77)

SEASON TWO 14 February – 14 March 1979
1. ACTION! (14 Feb 79)
2. REMEMBER REMEMBER (21 Feb 79)
3. MILDRED’S PARTY (28 Feb 79)
4. ONLY FOOLING (7 Mar 79)
5. CORDIAL INTENT (14 Mar 79)

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Combat Sheep (BBC-1 2001, Steve Coogan, Ronni Ancona)

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One-off comedy film Combat Sheep detailed the comic adventures of four ex-army mascot sheep. Made using a mixture of live action and puppetry.

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STEVE COOGAN as Harris
RONNI ANCONA as Peaches
MARK WILLIAMS as Moose
KEVIN ELDON as Cooper
CHRIS ELLISON as Detective Inspector Hindle

crew details
Writer: Tim Firth
Additional material: Peter Baynham and Graham Duff
Executive Producers: Steve Coogan, Henry Normal
Producer: Robert Howes;
Director: Dominic Brigstocke.

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: BBC One – A Baby Cow Productions – Childrens Company
Duration: 1×30 minute episode
Aired From: 30 December 2001 at 5:35pm

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Clochemerle (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 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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