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Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, The (HBO 22 Apr 2017, Oprah Winfrey)

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Oprah Winfrey stars in The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, an adaptation of Rebecca Skloot’s critically acclaimed, bestselling nonfiction book of the same name. The film tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line.

Told through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah Lacks (Winfrey), the film chronicles her search to learn about the mother she never knew and understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks’ cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever.

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Oprah Winfrey as Deborah Lacks
Adriane Lenox as Barbara
Byron Jennings as Dr. Victor McKusick
Courtney B. Vance as Sir Lord Keenan Kester Cofield
Gabriel Ebert as Dr. Christoph Lengauer
John Beasley as Cliff
John Benjamin Hickey as Bill Watson
John Douglas Thompson as Lawrence
Kyanna Simone Simpson as Young Deborah Lacks
Leslie Uggam as Sadie
Peter Gerety as Paul Lurz
Reed Birney as Dr. George Gey
Reg E. Cathey as Zakariyya
Renee Elise Goldsberry as Henrietta Lacks
Rocky Carroll as Sonny Lacks
Roger Robinson as Day Lacks
Rose Byrne as Rebecca Skloot
Ruben Santiago-Hudson as Dr. Pattillo

key behind the scenes crew
Alan Ball as Executive Producer
Carla Gardini as Executive Producer
George C. Wolfe as Writer and Director
Lydia Dean Pilcher as Executive Producer
Oprah Winfrey as Executive Producer
Peter Macdissi as Executive Producer
Rebecca Skloot as Original author/Co-Executive Producer

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TV Movie based on a true story

broadcast from
22 April 2017

network and production companies
HBO
Cine Mosaic
Harpo Films
Your Face Goes Here Entertainment

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

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Combat Sheep

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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