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Night Flight (BBC-1 2002, Christopher Plummer, Edward Woodward)

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Night Flight was a powerful drama set in 1943 and the present telling the story of two World War II veterans. Harry Peters piloted a Lancaster bomber at just 20. His now middle-class world is thrown into disarray when former comrade Vic Green lands. A tale of secrets, scandal and corruption based on ghosts as yet not laid to rest.

Set in the present day and 1943. Both parts were shown on the same night with a 20-minute News bulletin in-between – although part one had no closing credits, part 2 started again with new opening titles and star actors’ names repeated – so most likely it was made as a 2-parter rather than a 1-parter simply broken up by the News (as films sometimes are).

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UK / BBC One / 2×80 minute episodes / 2 February 2002 9:00pm and 10:40pm

Writer: William Ivory / Executive Producers: Pippa Harris and Jane Tranter / Producer: Hilary Salmon / Director: Nicholas Renton

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Christopher Plummer as Harry Peters
Edward Woodward as Vic Green
Kenneth Cranham as Ted Atwell
Barbara Flynn as Moira
Alec Newman as Young Harry Peters
Christine Tremarco as Pam Atwell
James Garbutt as Geordie
Andrew Lee-Potts as Tommy Atwell
Andy Sheridan as Frank
Alex Palmer as Charlie
William Ivory as Sergeant Stan
Peter Halliday as Jenkins
Paul Moriarty as Gary
Christian Malcolm as Mac
Christian Steel as Young Geordie
Ian Peck as Sergeant
Norman Gregory as Laurie
Doyne Byrd as Pat
Charles Simon as Geoff Peters
Jo Joyner as Brigitte
Andrea Lowe as Margaret
Ian Thompson as Malcolm
Fred Pearson as Arthur

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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

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

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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

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

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