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That’s My Boy (ITV 1981-1986, Mollie Sugden, Christopher Blake)

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Sitcom That’s My Boy was Mollie Sugden’s biggest hit outside of Are You Being Served. Mollie played Ida Willis who takes a job as housekeeper to your doctor Robert Price only to discover that he is the son she had adopted.

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UK / ITV – Yorkshire TV / 37×25 minute episodes / Broadcast Broadcast 23 October 1981 – 4 April 1986 Five seasons + 2 Specials

Writers: Pam Valentine, Michael Ashton / Music: Dennis Wilson / Producer: Graeme Muir

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Mollie Sugden as Ida Willis
Christopher Blake as Dr Robert Price
Jennifer Lonsdale as Angie Price
Clare Richards as Mrs Price (Series 1-4)
Harold Goodwin as Wilfred Willis
Deddie Davies as Miss Parfitt (Series 4-5)

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THE EPISODES
SEASON ONE 23 October – 27 November 1981
1. LIVE AS FAMILY (23 Oct 81)
2. SETTLING IN (30 Oct 81)
3. HAPPY BIRTHDAYS, ROBERT (6 Nov 81)
4. IS IT CATCHING? (13 Nov 81)
5. DRIVEN APART (20 Nov 81)
6. THINK THIN (27 Nov 81)

SEASON TWO 7 January – 25 February 1983
1. ONLY WHEN IT HURTS (7 Jan 83)
2. WAKEY WAKEY (14 Jan 83)
3. A HOLIDAY ROMANCE (21 Jan 83)
4. A BRUSH WITH THE LAW (28 Jan 83)
5. DOWN UNDER (4 Feb 83)
6. TO CATCH A THIEF (11 Feb 83)
7. “GO JUMP IN THE FOUNTAIN” (18 Feb 83)
8. INVITATION TO A WEDDING (25 Feb 83)

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
1. COLD TURKEY (23 December 1983)

SEASON THREE 27 April – 8 June 1984
1. WHERE THERE’S A WILL (27 Apr 84)
2. BABY BLUES (4 May 84)
3. THE BIG NIGHT OUT (11 May 84)
4. LIGHT AND SHADE (18 May 84)
5. UNFAIR DISMISSAL (25 May 84)
6. DIRTY LINEN (1 Jun 84)
7. RING IF YOU NEED ME (8 Jun 84)

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
1. LITTLE DONKEY (28 December 1984)

SEASON FOUR 18 January – 8 March 1985
1. MOVING OUT (18 Jan 85)
2. MOVING IN (25 Jan 85)
3. WHAT SEEMS TO BE THE TROUBLE? (1 Feb 85)
4. FRIENDSHIP VIEW MARRIAGE (8 Feb 85)
5. HELLO YOUNG MOTHERS (15 Feb 85)
6. THE PHANTOM OF THE FARMYARD (22 Feb 85)
7. SURPRISE SURPRISE (8 Mar 85)

SEASON FIVE 21 February – 4 April 1985
1. DIGGING IN (21 Feb 86)
2. DRUGS ON THE MARKET (28 Feb 86)
3. JEZEBEL (7 Mar 86)
4. SOMETHING TO LOVE (14 Mar 86)
5. THE BYPASS (21 Mar 86)
6. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY (28 Mar 86)
7. TWO LONELY PEOPLE (4 Apr 86)

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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

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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