Action adventure meets fantasy series Last Resort follows the crew of the ballistic missile carrying nuclear submarine “Colorado” – the most powerful such vessel in the world. Captained by Marcus Chaplin things go seriously awry when the sub is ordered to fire it’s nuclear weapons at a foreign country. Not believing the orders the captains demands verification but instead finds the sub itself fired upon. Even worse they now find they are classed as rogue enemies, taking the decision to flee Chaplin and his crew end up on a strange and definitely dangerous island which they use as a base to try and clear their name.
Last Resort is like a return to classic genre TV of the 1960′s whilst at the same time referencing such modern shows as Lost. There is even a hint of Seaquest DSV in there too! Sadly it didn’t find an audience and was cancelled after one run of 13 episodes.
USA / ABC – Middkid Productions – Sony Pictures Television / 13×50 minute episodes / Broadcast from 27 September 2012 – 24 January 2013
Creators: Shawn Ryan, Karl Gajdusek / Executive Producers: Shawn Ryan, Karl Gajdusek, Marney Hochman, Kevin Hooks
Andre Braugher as Captain Marcus Chaplin
Scott Speedman as XO Sam Kendal
Daisy Betts as Lieutenant Grace Shepard
Dichen Lachman as Tani Tumrenjack
Daniel Lissing as SEAL Officer James King
Sahr Ngaujah as Mayor Julian Serrat
Camille de Pazzis as Sophie Gerard
Autumn Reeser as Kylie Sinclair
Jessy Schram as Christine Kendal
Robert Patrick as Master Chief Joseph Prosser
Clochemerle (BBC-2 1972, Cyril Cusack, Roy Dotrice)
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.
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
Writers: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
Novel: Gabriel Chevallier
Producer: Michael Mills
Network and Production Companies: BBC Two – Bavaria
Duration: 9×30 minute episodes
Aired From: 18 February – 14 April 1972 Fridays at 10.05pm
Clairvoyant, The (BBC-2 1986, Roy Kinnear, Sandra Dickinson)
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.
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
Writer: Roy Clarke
Producer and Director: Alan J.W. Bell
Network and Production Companies: BBC-2
Duration: 6×30 minute episodes
Aired From: Pilot – 27 November 1984 and Series – 15 May – 19 June 1986
Christmas Princess (UP 2017, Nicole Munoz, Zak Santiago)
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.
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
Director: Allan Harmon
Writer: Tracy Andreen
Network and Production Companies: UP
Duration: 1×120 minute episode
Aired From: Sunday 10 December 2017
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