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Straightline To Danger (ITV 1957, Bernard Hunter, Malcolm Knight)

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Family thriller adventure serial Straightline To Danger saw Inspector Mark Pride gets personally involved when his young son is caught up in the machinations of a sinister Professor.

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UK / ITV Network / 5×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 16 February – 16 March 1957 / Saturdays at 5.00pm – black and white

Writers: Betty Marsden, Richard Morris / Producer: Arthur Lane (episodes 1-3), Cecil Petty (episodes 4-5)

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Bernard Hunter as Professor Borgmann
Malcolm Knight as Jimmy Martinelli
Geoffrey Denton as Sergeant Crown
Arthur Adair as Inspector Mark Pride
Colin Gibson as Jonathon Pride (Little Guv)
Pamela Abbott as Lucy Pride
Sandy Allen as Snowball
Leonard Frank as Carl

THE EPISODES
1. THE BEGINNING (Broadcast: Saturday 16 February 1957 at 5.00pm)
“… Now see here, Sergeant; it’s not murder, not kidnapping; therefore we are up against something or somebody who has reasons for wanting three persons to disappear. I have a feeling that last night’s victim will not be the end…”

2. FEAR BELOW (Broadcast: Saturday 23 February 1957 at 5.00pm)
“…Radio Control Room please, hullo, control?… Inspector Pride here… general alarm…all cars…all stations…the search is on for a boy aged 14…name as follows…Jonathon Pride…”

3. TERROR BY NIGHT (Broadcast: Saturday 2 March 1957 at 5.00pm)
“…Then there is much activity…too much…my brain-child is roaming below uncontrolled. If he is discovered we are finished…meddling, petty people will destroy my equipment and pry into my secrets…”

4. BATTERSEA (Broadcast Saturday 9 March 1957 at 5.00pm)
“… Sergeant, we’re going out to find Taylor’s car… It never arrived with the children, and Control can’t get any thing from it on the radio…”

5. THE HOUSE ON THE HEATH (Broadcast Saturday 16 March 1957 at 5.15pm)
The net is closing in on the sinister professor as the police are close to locating the missing children.

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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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Christmas Reunion, A (Lifetime 2015, Catherine Hicks, Denise Richards)

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A Christmas Reunion Lifetime

In A Christmas Reunion a Madison Avenue executive, Amy, discovers an unusual Christmas surprise when she inherits her Aunt’s hometown bakery. The real surprise comes when she learns the other half of the bakery was left to her long-ago boyfriend, Jack.

Unresolved personal issues resurface between them, as the exes return home to co-manage the store, along with its traditional holiday cookie bake-off.

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Denise Richards as Amy Stone
Patrick Muldoon as Jack Evans
Jake Busey as Dylan Carruthers
Catherine Hicks as Aunt Linda
Parker Stevenson as Don Dupree
Patricia De Leon as Janette Crowder
Jon Briddell as Luke Crowder
Robert R. Shafer as Frank O’Brien
Anna Barnholtz as Chloe
John Colton as Steve Evans
Sandra Evans as Shari
Brody Fitzgerald as Young Jack Evans
Michael Gaglio as Earl Pratt, Sr.
Gib Gerard as Earl Pratt, Jr.
Joyce Greenleaf as Helen

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Director: Sean Olson
Writers: Margaret Base, Mary Glenn, Sam Irvin, Sean Olson, Peter Sullivan, Michael Varrat

production details
Country: USA
Network and Production Companies: Lifetime – Hybrid
Duration: 1×120 minute episode
Aired From: 13 December 2015

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