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Law and Order UK (ITV 2009-2014, Freema Agyeman, Bradley Walsh)

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Crime drama series Law and Order UK is a spin off from the long running US show of the same name and each episode follows a particular case from two angles, that of the police tracking down the criminals and then to court with the Crown prosecutors. The series was an immediate hit with the UK audiences.

The cops heading up most cases are Detective Sergeants Ronnie Brooks and his oppo Matt Devlin. Meanwhile on the prosecutor side the initial Director of the Crown Prosecution Service was George Castle but Henry Sharpe arrived for season five, at the same time Senior Crown Prosecutor James Steel was replaced by Jake Thorpe.

The storylines were generally hard hitting too but that is not overly surprising as all of the episodes are remakes of original US ones.

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UK / ITV 1 – Kudos – Wolf Films – NBC Universal Production / 53×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 5 February 2009 – 11 June 2014

Creator: Dick Wolf / Executive Producers: Andrew Woodhead, Stephen Garrett, Jane Featherstone, Dick Wolf

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FREEMA AGYEMAN as Alesha Phillips
BRADLEY WALSH as DS Ronnie Brooks
JAMIE BAMBER as DS Matt Devlin
BEN DANIELS as James Steel (seasons 1-4)
BILL PATERSON as George Castle (seasons 1-4)
HARRIET WALTER as Natalie Chandler
DOMINIC ROWAN as Jake Thorne (from Season 5)
PETER DAVISON as Henry Sharpe (from Season 5)
ROBERT GLENISTER as Narrator

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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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