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PQ17 (Play For Today BBC-1 1982, Richard Briers, Paul Copley)

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Wartime drama PQ17, an entry in the Play For Today series was set during World War II an officer finds himself ordered to abandon a Russian convoy. Writer Roger Milner also appeared as Admiral Naismith.

Series: Play For Today Season 12 Episode 8

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Richard Briers as Jack Broome
Paul Copley as PO Jordan
Philip Bloomfield as Chief Yeoman Blood
Tony Caunter as Coxswain
Simon Haywood as Lieutenant Lloyd
Norman McDonald as Surgeon Lieutenant McKendrick
Osmund Bullock as Lieutenant Colin Beale
Frederick Treves as Admiral Jack Tovey
Rowena Cooper as Sybil Broome
John Horsley as Admiral Nicholas
Christopher Villiers as Sub-Lieutenant Larkin
Joshua Le Touzel as Simon Broome
Sylvester Morand as Commander Richards
Patrick Troughton as Commodore Londonderry
Susie Jenkinson as Third Officer Wren, Angela
Richard Beale as Captain Bulteel
Edward Lyon as Lieutenant Commander Peter Gretton
Blain Fairman as Lieutenant Commander Hollerith
Nicholas Lumley as Squadron Leader Maxwell
David Waller as First Lord A. V. Alexander
Roger Milner as Admiral Naismith
Shelley Borkum as First Party Girl
Christine Kimberley as Muriel Beale
Georgina Coombs as Second Party Girl

crew details
Writer: Roger Milner
Book: Captain Jack Broome
Script Editor: Brenda Reid
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Frank Cox

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: BBC One
Duration: 1×75 minute episode
Aired From: 15 December 1981

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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 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

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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