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Playhouse (BBC-2 1974-1983)

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Long running anthology series of one of plays of all kinds. The productions ranged across the classics up to brand new for TV productions. There were no real seasons each year until the late 70’s when there would then be a proper concerted run of epiosdes.

ITV also had a long running Umbrella strand called Playhouse which ran from 1967 – 1983 and between 1978 and 1985 the BBC also had a children’s strand known as Playhouse.

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UK / BBC Two / 13 March 1974 – 20 May 1983

The full list of episodes for this version is below.
SIZWE BANSI IS DEAD (Broadcast 13 March 1974)
THE JOKE (Broadcast 6 August 1974)
THE CAFETERIA (Broadcast 13 August 1974)
THE BREAKTHROUGH (Broadcast 8 January 1975)
MRS. ACLAND’S GHOSTS (Broadcast 15 January 1975)
DIANE (Broadcast 9 July 1975)
KITES (Broadcast 19 March 1976)
AN ACCIDENT OF CLASS AND SEX (Broadcast 26 March 1976)
A MARTYR TO THE SYSTEM (Broadcast 2 April 1976)
THE BUTTON MAN (Broadcast 9 April 1976)
PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE (Broadcast 16 April 1976)
DAD (Broadcast 23 April 1976)
THE CHAUFFEUR (Broadcast 30 April 1976)
PLAY THINGS (Broadcast 7 May 1976)
JUMBO (Broadcast 14 May 1976)
THE ACHURCH LETTERS (Broadcast 12 January 1977)
SCHOOL PLAY (Broadcast 7 November 1979)
EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR (Broadcast 14 November 1979)
THE BRYLCREEM BOYS (Broadcast 21 November 1979)
AN AFFINITY WITH DR STILL (Broadcast 28 November/1979)
HOME MOVIES (Broadcast 5 December 1979)
SWEET WINE OF YOUTH (Broadcast 12 December 1979)
SPEED KING (Broadcast 19 December 1979)
PEWS (Broadcast 12 January 1980)
GENTLEFOLK (Broadcast 19 January 1980)
LIFELIKE (Broadcast 26 January 1980)
THE ENIGMA (Broadcast 9 February 1980)
HESTHER FOR EXAMPLE (Broadcast 16 February 1980)
TROUBLE WITH GREGORY (Broadcast 23 February 1980)
THE BEST OF FRIENDS (Broadcast 8 March 1980)
IN HIDING (Broadcast 15 March 1980)
ROTTINGDEAN (Broadcast 22 March 1980)
THE DIG (Broadcast 18 April 1980)
HAPPY (Broadcast 25 April 1980)
MARY’S WIFE (Broadcast 2 May 1980)
GAMES WITHOUT FRONTIERS (Broadcast 9 May 1980)
THE UNBORN (Broadcast 16 May 1980)
ELECTRIC IN THE CITY (Broadcast 23 May 1980)
HALLELUYAH, MARY PLUM (Broadcast 13 July 1980)
DALHOUSIE’S LUCK (Broadcast 3 August 1980)
AN ORDERED LIFE (Broadcast 10 August 1980)
CAUGHT IN A TRAIN (Broadcast 31 October 1980)
THE FATAL SPRING (Broadcast 7 November 1980)
THE BLACK MADONNA (Broadcast 14 November 1980)
THE HAPPY AUTUMN FIELDS (Broadcast 21 November 1980)
GROWN-UPS (28 November 1980)
MY DEAR PALESTRINA (5 December 1980)
SHAPING UP (12 December 1980)
STANDING IN FOR HENRY (19 December 1980)
FOTHERGILL (9 January 1981)
ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY!!! (16 January 1981)
THE KINDNESS OF MRS RADCLIFFE (23 January 1981)
A LAST VISITOR FOR MR HUGH PETER (30 January 1981)
THE JOURNAL OF BRIDGET HITLER (6 February 1981)
DAYS AT THE BEACH (13 February 1981)
BOBBY WANTS TO MEET ME (20 February 1981)
DAYS (27 February 1981)
CLAPPERCLAW (6 March 1981)
THE POTSDAM QUARTET (13 March 1981)
UNITY (20 March 1981)
SKYLARK (27 March 1981)
ELIZABETH ALONE (3 – 17 March 1981 – A 3 part story)
THE MAN WHO WHO ALMOST KNEW EAMONN ANDREWS (24 April 1981)
YOU’RE ALL RIGHT, HOW AM I? (1 May 1981)
THE DAY WAR BROKE OUT (15 May 1981)
RANDOM MOMENTS IN A MAY GARDEN (22 May 1981)
GOING GENTLY (5 June 1981)
MARRIAGE (10 July 1981)
MRS REINHARDT (30 October 1981)
LAST SUMMER’S CHILD (6 November 1981)
AUTUMN SUNSHINE (13 November 1981)
THE GRUDGE FIGHT (27 November 1981)
VIRGINIA FLY IS DROWNING (4 December 1981)
FINDINGS ON A LATE AFTERNOON (11 December 1981)
DANCING COUNTRY (18 December 1981)
THE COMBINATION (9 January 1982)
A SILLY LITTLE HABIT (15 January 1982)
AUBREY (22 January 1982)
PREVIEW (29 January 1982)
OUT OF STEP (5 February 1982)
A SHILLING LIFE (12 February 1982)
THE WORKSHOP (19 february 1982)
HOW MANY MILES TO BABYLON? (26 February 1982)
THE PIGMAN’S PROTEGE (5 March 1982)
POCKETFUL OF DREAMS (12 March 1982)
KEEPING IN TOUCH (19 March 1982)
THE GUEST (26 March 1982)
THE SIDMOUTH LETTERS (2 April 1982)
THE QUEEN OF ANNAGH (16 April 1982)
BY GEORGE (23 April 1982)
LUNCH (30 April 1982)
PASSING THROUGH (7 May 1982)
JAKE’S END (14 May 1982)
HOUSEWARMING (21 May 1982)
EASY MONEY (28 May 1982)
POTATO HEAD BLUES (4 June 1982)
THE MAN WHO MARRIED A FRENCH WIFE AND OTHER STORIES (11 June 1982)
CHAINS (18 June 1982)
COME INTO THE GARDEN MAUD (7 July 1982)
A SONG AT TWILIGHT (9 July 1982)
IMAGINARY FRIENDS (1 April 1983)
POSSIBILITIES (20 May 1983)

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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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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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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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