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Judge Dee (ITV 1969, Michael Goodliffe, Garfield Morgan)

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Intriguing but short lived drama series Judge Dee took us to China in the seventh century where the judge of the title was a mix of detective, judge and jury. His investigations took in strange goings on in a monastery and at a religious festival. Dee was assisted on his cases by Ma Joong, Tao Gan and Hoong.

Dee had three wives, played by Penny Castagli, Susan Lefton and Pamela Roland. The wives, as was the norm in ancient china were seen but not heard and none of the wives had a single line of dialogue in the series. Body movement teacher Litz Pisk provided special coaching on how they should behave.

The series was based on novels written by Dutch author Robert van Gulik but Dee himself was a real life figure who lived from AD 630-700 and became a minister of state in the T’ang Empire. The books, which were first began to appear in the 1950’s were popular not least in Asia. Gulik based his stories on an 18th century Chinese original called Dee Goong An.

Judge Dee

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UK / ITV – Granada / 6×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 8 April – 13 May 1969

Writer: John Wiles / Novels: Robert van Gulik / Music: Derek Hilton / Producer: Howard Baker

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Michael Goodliffe as Judge Dee
Arne Gordon as Ma Joong
Garfield Morgan as Tao Gan
Norman Scace as Hoong

THE EPISODES
1. TRAITORS IN HIGH PLACES (8 Apr 69)
2. A PLACE OF GREAT EVIL (15 Apr 69)
3. THE HAUNTED PAVILION (22 Apr 69)
4. A FESTIVAL OF DEATH (29 Apr 69)
5. THE DAY OF THE SCAVENGERS (6 May 69)
6. THE CURSE OF THE LACQUER SCREEN (13 May 69)

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

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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

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

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

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