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Housewife, 49 (ITV 2006, Victoria Wood, David Threllfall)

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Period, world war two drama Housewife, 49 was written by Vicoria Wood after she stumbled upon the real life diaries of Nella Last and realised what a wonderful drama they would make. Wood also plays Nella, an ordinary housewife from Lancashire who, when war breaks out, discovers a real sense of purpose (for the first time in her life) when she begins working to aid the war effort.

Her new found confidence is a real catalyst for change in her life as for the first time she feels able to stand up to her bullying husband (another typically brilliant performance from David “Shameless” Threllfall and to face up to the fact that her only son is in danger of being killed after he “joins up”.

A very quietly impressive, moving and ultimately uplifting drama, Housewife, 49 offers up a view we don’t get to see very often when it comes to wartime dramas, that of the ordinary person coping with life on the homefront.

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UK / ITV-1 – ITV Productions / 1×100 minute episodes / Broadcast 10 December 2006

Writer: Victoria Wood / Music: John Lunn / Executive Producers: Michele Buck, Damien Timmer, Victoria Wood / Producer: Piers Wenger / Director: Gavin Millar

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Victoria Wood as Nella Last
David Threlfall as Daddy, Will Last
Christopher Harper as Cliff Last
Ben Crompton as Arthur Last
Lorraine Ashbourne as Dot
Sally Bankes as Mrs Whittaker
Stephanie Cole as Mrs Waite
Marcia Warren as Mrs Lord
Sylvestra Le Touzel as Mrs Lynch
Wendy Nottingham as Miss Finch
Jane Lowe as Mrs Higham
Dorothy Atkinson as Mrs Mac
Sian Brooke as Evelyn Edwards
Laura Power as Madeleine Whittaker
Jason Watkins as Doctor Roger Brierley
Daisy Haggard as Jill
Clare Wille as Pru
Alan Cox as Dennis
Hugh Sachs as Godfrey
Georgie Glen as Mrs Hockey
Samuel Roukin as Michael Hockey
Duncan Barton as Robbie Kilgour
Olwen May as Mrs Brierley
Catherine Skinner as Edith
Sue Wallace as Woman At WVS
Norman Mills as Mr Whittaker
Joseph Kennedy as James Wenchurch
Iain McKee as Tom
Richard Glaves as Alan
Jemma Drake as Girl In Shop
Danny Tennant as Battery Boy

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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

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Writers: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
Novel: Gabriel Chevallier
Producer: Michael Mills

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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

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 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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