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Spindoe (ITV 1968, Ray McAnally, Anthony Bate)

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Six part crime drama Spindoe grew out of the 1967 series The Fellows and focused on a minor character in that series, villain Alec Spindoe. When this series opens Spindoe has just been released from prison after serving a seven year sentence. Before Alec went inside he was the boss of a major South London crime syndicate involved in every crooked racket going, from vice, gambling and protection rackets.

Now though things have changed, his number two, Edwards, has taken over not only his position but also his wife Shelagh. Meanwhile a North London gang is also keen to take over his patch.

In this strong and often violent series there are no good guys as such. Even the police are happy to let events play out hoping that the gangs will wipe each other out. A thoroughly grown up series that doesn’t pull its punches.

Spindoe also offered a rare starring role for Ray McAnally who is his typically brilliant self. McAnally was mostly working on stage as a member of the Abbey Theatre in Ireland and only worked occasionally in TV and Film.

The supporting cast included Richard Hurndall, the fabulous Anthony Bate and a young Bryan Marshall as the cop who is most closely involved with what Spindoe and co are up to.

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UK / ITV – Granada / 6×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 19 April – 24 May 1968 black and white

Writer and Producer: Robin Chapman / Design: Alan Price / Directors: Cormac Newell (aka Mike Newell) and Cyril Coke

cast
Ray McAnally as Alex Spindoe
Richard Hurndall as Mackleson
Anthony Bate as Edwards
Colette O’Neill as Shelagh
Bryan Marshall as Det Sgt Peach
George Sewell as Scaliger
Glynn Edwards as Billy Humphries
Rachel Herbert as Renata
Garfield Morgan as Webster
Tom Watson as Larry Bolsover

THE EPISODES
1. YOU COME OUT FROM NOTHING (19 Apr 1968)
2. AND THE BLOOD STARTS FLOWING (26 Apr 1968)
3. BUT YOU’RE BACK AND FIGHTING (3 May 1968)
4. YOU START WINNING (10 May 1968)
5. HOW IS IT YOU’RE LOSING (17 May 1968)
6. NOW YOU’RE RUNNING (24 May 1968)

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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

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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