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In Loving Memory (ITV 1979-1986, Thora Hird, Christopher Beeny)

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Long running period sitcom In Loving Memory took us back to the 1920’s and 1930’s where spinster Ivy Unsworth and her nephew Billy run an undertakers in the Lancashire mill town of Oldshaw.

Ivy had taken over the business after the death of her husband and is helped/hindered in equal measure by Billy. Billy is frequently led astray by his best friend, Ernie Hadfield (Colin Farrell – not the Hollywood actor). At the beginning of the final series, Billy marries Mary Braithwaite (Sherrie Hewson).

The programme was filmed on location in Luddenden, Yorkshire. The pilot for the series aired on 4 November 1969 a fill ten years before the series proper. Marjorie Rhodes played Ivy in the pilot. Edward Chapman played Ivy’s husband Jeremiah in the pilot and Freddie Jones played the role in the first episode of the series proper.

In Loving Memory

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Christopher Beeny as Billy Henshaw
Thora Hird as Ivy Unsworth
Harold Goodwin as Harold Henshaw (pilot)
Colin Farrell as Ernie Hadfield
Avis Bunnage as Amy Jenkinson (seasons 1-3)
Sherrie Hewson as Mary Braithwaite / Henshaw (seasons 4-5)
Edward Chapman as Jeremiah Unsworth (pilot)
Freddie Jones as Jeremiah Unsworth (first episode)
Rose Power as Flo Riley (seasons 1 & 4)
Liz Smith as Hilda Pardoe (season 3 & special)

crew details
Writer: Dick Sharples
Producer: Ronnie Baxter

production details
Country: UK
Studio: ITV – Yorkshire
Duration: 36×25 minute episodes
Aired From: Pilot 4 November 1969 and Series 23 May 1979 – 27 March 1986

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Clochemerle (BBC-2 1972, Cyril Cusack, Roy Dotrice)

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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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Christmas Princess (UP 2017, Nicole Munoz, Zak Santiago)

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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

crew details
Director: Allan Harmon
Writer: Tracy Andreen

production details
Country: Canada
Network and Production Companies: UP
Duration: 1×120 minute episode
Aired From: Sunday 10 December 2017

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