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Hitch-hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, The (BBC-2 1981, Simon Jones, David Dixon)

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Scifi sitcom. After the Earth is demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass, Arthur Dent finds himself taken on a trip across the galaxy by his alien friend Ford Prefect.

Ford Prefect had always claimed to be from Guildford. Arthur, naturally enough, is extremely surprised when Ford reveals that he’s actually from a small planet near Betelgeuse.

Ford manages to hitch a lift on a Vogon spacecraft for himself and Arthur. Shortly afterwards, the Earth is destroyed.

Discovered by the Vogons, Arthur and Ford are ejected into space, where they are rescued from certain death by a stolen spacecraft crewed by Zaphod Beeblebrox, Trillian and Marvin the Paranoid Android.

They all find themselves involved in the search for “the meaning of life, the universe and everything”.

Hitch-Hikers of course is a phenomenon rather than a TV series. What started out as a radio series became a massively best selling book before arriving on TV. The TV version never had the budget to do the ideas of the series justice – in fact it’s ripe for a massive re-do (especially if we ignore the mid-2000’s big screen outing) – and although the animated take on the book was excellent as was the fabulous Paddy Kingsland music so much else looked like old Doctor Who sets.

The success of the first book led to a landslide of associated material, not least four more books.

A planned second series never happened because Adams, who had a famous and notoriously bad habit of missing deadlines couldn’t come up with the scripts.

Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy

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UK / BBC Two / 6×35 minute episodes / Broadcast 5 January – 9 February 1981 Mondays at 9.00pm

Writer: Douglas Adams / Music: Paddy Kingsland / Animation: Rod Lord / Producer: Alan J.W. Bell

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Peter Jones as The Book (voice only)
Simon Jones as Arthur Dent
David Dixon as Ford Prefect
Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox
Sandra Dickinson as Trillian
Stephen Moore as Marvin (voice)
David Learner as Marvin (body)
Richard Vernon as Slartibartfast

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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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Christmas Reunion, A (Lifetime 2015, Catherine Hicks, Denise Richards)

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A Christmas Reunion Lifetime

In A Christmas Reunion a Madison Avenue executive, Amy, discovers an unusual Christmas surprise when she inherits her Aunt’s hometown bakery. The real surprise comes when she learns the other half of the bakery was left to her long-ago boyfriend, Jack.

Unresolved personal issues resurface between them, as the exes return home to co-manage the store, along with its traditional holiday cookie bake-off.

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Denise Richards as Amy Stone
Patrick Muldoon as Jack Evans
Jake Busey as Dylan Carruthers
Catherine Hicks as Aunt Linda
Parker Stevenson as Don Dupree
Patricia De Leon as Janette Crowder
Jon Briddell as Luke Crowder
Robert R. Shafer as Frank O’Brien
Anna Barnholtz as Chloe
John Colton as Steve Evans
Sandra Evans as Shari
Brody Fitzgerald as Young Jack Evans
Michael Gaglio as Earl Pratt, Sr.
Gib Gerard as Earl Pratt, Jr.
Joyce Greenleaf as Helen

crew details
Director: Sean Olson
Writers: Margaret Base, Mary Glenn, Sam Irvin, Sean Olson, Peter Sullivan, Michael Varrat

production details
Country: USA
Network and Production Companies: Lifetime – Hybrid
Duration: 1×120 minute episode
Aired From: 13 December 2015

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Final Vision (ID 2017, Scott Foley, Dave Annable)

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Final Vision ID

Final Vision is a twisted psychological thriller and a true-crime drama based on the longest running criminal case in U.S. history. It’s the story of Jeffrey MacDonald (Foley), a handsome, Ivy League-educated U.S. Army Green Beret doctor, who was convicted of brutally murdering his pregnant wife and two young daughters in the middle of the night.

Told through the eyes of best-selling author Joe McGinniss (Annable), who was approached by MacDonald to write a book about his personal nightmare as he was about to go to trial.

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Scott Foley as Jeffrey MacDonald
Dave Annable as Joe McGinniss
John Doman as Bernie Segal
Lochlyn Munro as Wade Smith
Jessica Harmon as Colette MacDonald
Caroline Aaron as Leslie Sterling
Primo Allon as MP Sergeant
Julia Maren Baker as Kimberly MacDonald
Julia Benson as Nancy McGinniss
Baylee Breen-Wood as Kristen MacDonald
April Cameron as Nurse at St. Mary’s
Aaron Craven as James Blackburn
Bruce Dawson as Doctor
Parveen Dosanjh as Woman at Party
Lane Edwards as Brian Murtagh

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Writer: Denis O’Neill
Director:  Nicholas McCarthy
Executive Producers: Angela Bromstad, Christine Connor, Linda Berman S

production details
Country:  USA
Network and Production Companies: ID – Lincoln Square Productions
Duration: 1×120 minute episode
Aired From:  Sunday 10 December 2017

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