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Mrs Biggs (ITV 2012, Sheridan Smith, Daniel Mays)

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Period drama series Mrs Biggs told the story of the Great Train Robbery and it’s aftermath from the point of view of Ronnie Bigg’s wife. In the 1950′s Charmian Powell, daughter of a highly strict and upright father, meets petty crook Ronald Biggs. Despite the opposition of her parents the pair get married and Ronnie determines to go straight. In 1963 though he is persuaded by old mate Bruce Reynolds to take part in a massive robbery on train carrying a fortune in used notes. The Great Train Robbery causes a massive across the country and the gang find themselves extremely wanted. When Ronnie is caught he is shocked to be sentenced to thirty years. Later he manages to escape and gets away to Australia with Charmain and their kids. For four years they manage to live an ordinary life until Ronnie is forced to flee once again – this time to South America. Charmian stays behind to bring up their three children.

Brilliantly told true story of one of the most famous criminal events of the twentieth century (and it’s aftermath) but seen from the perspective of the wife of one of the main players. Sheridan Smith and Daniel Mays were real stand outs as Charmain and Ronnie and the atmosphere was spot on.

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UK – Australia / ITV1 Network – Channel 7 – December Media / 5×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 5 September – 3 October 2012 Wednesdays @ 9.00pm

Writer: Jeff Pope / Producers: Kwadjo Dajan, Tony Wright / Executive Producers: Jeff Pope, George Adams / Director: Paul Whittington

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Sheridan Smith as Charmian Biggs
Daniel Mays as Ronald Biggs
Caroline Goodall as Muriel Powell
Adrian Scarborough as Bernard Powell
Oscar Sanders as Nicky Biggs
Blake Nicholson as Twiz
Jay Simpson as Bruce Reynolds
Jack Lowden as Alan Wright
Claire Rushbrook as Ruby Wright
Leo Gregory as Eric Flower
Denise Roberts as Annie Pitcher
Ron Cook as Peter
Tom Brookeas Mike Haynes
Jamie Croft as Sam
Jon Foster as Gordon Goody
Iain McKee as Charlie Wilson
Matthew Cullum as Buster Edwards
Freya Stafford as Julie Flower

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Clochmerle (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 Clochmerle 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

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Writers: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
Novel: Gabriel Chevallier
Producer: Michael Mills

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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

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Writer: Roy Clarke
Producer and Director: Alan J.W. Bell

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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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