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Rachel And The Roarettes (BBC-2 1985, Josie Lawrence, Gary Oldman)

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Musical comedy drama Rachel and the Roarettes was an early starring role for Josie Lawrence, the production was highly surreal and Lawrence starred as motorbike riding feminist Rachel out to save a bride on her wedding day from a life of enslavement to the opposite sex. The action moves between the 18th century and the present day.

Author Jude Alderson said her inspiration came from reading about groups of Highwaywomen who were around at the same time as Dick Turpin especially the journals of one of them Moll Cutpurse.

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UK / BBC-2 / 1×100 minutes / Broadcast Thursday 13 June 1985 @ 10.10pm

Words and Music: Jude Alderson and Sadista Sisters / Musicians: Richard Wolfson, Andrew Saunders, David Adams, Julia Palmer, and Slaned Jones / Choreography: Stuart Hopps / Sound: Ian Rae / Lighting: Bob Chaplin / Script Editor: Caroline Oulton / Designer: Sally Engelbach / Producer: Roger Gregory / Director: Rob Walker

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The Roarettes
Josie Lawrence as Rachel
Jean Hart as Moll
Femi Taylor as Black Bess
Louise Gold as Bootleg Jane

At The Black Dog
Terry Neason as Maggie
Susannah Bunyon as Melanie
Gary Oldman as Gary (the bride-to-be’s fiancé)
Alan Ford as Harold
Howard Lew Lewis as Eustace
Norman Beaton as Priest

The Law
James Grout as Judge
Linda Polan as Elizabeth
Deborah Poplett as Belinda
Barry Stanton as DC Smear
Christopher Ryan as PC Twerp

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

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Clochmerle BBC 1972

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

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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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