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Aphrodite Inheritance, The (BBC-1 1979, Peter McEnery, Alexandra Bastedo)

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In The Aphrodite Inheritance David Collier learns that his engineer brother has been badly injured in an accident whilst in Cyprus (where he is working) he flies over to visit him only to find that he has died from his injuries. The arrival of a beautiful lady called Helene and a brief case containing over 50,000 pounds causes David to believe his brother may have been murdered.

Determined to uncover the true facts he is soon tangling with some unsavoury characters, including a wealthy yacht residing American, who all seem to know more than they are revealing. Collier is also convinced Helene has lots of secrets about his brother. Helene meanwhile, along with two “colleagues” Charalambos and Basileos seems to have some rather special talents.

Hot on the heels of his superb series Who Pays The Ferryman, Michael J. Bird returns to the region for another slice of top quality intrigue filled drama. Where as Ferryman was more traditional The Aphrodite Inheritance has a distinctly other worldly quality about it. To say more would ruin the intrigue and mystery.

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UK / BBC One – Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation / 8×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 1979

Writer: Michael J. Bird / Original Music by George Kotsonis / Production Design: Jon Pusey / Costume Design: Nicholas Rocker / Producer: Andrew Osborn / Directors: Viktors Ritelis, Terence Williams

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Peter McEnery as David Collier
Alexandra Bastedo as Helene
Brian Blessed as Basileos
Stefan Gryff as Charalambos
Tony Doyle as Martin Preece
William Wilde as Eric Morrison
Costas Demetriou as Antonio
Carmen Gómez as Maria
Barry Halliday as Barry Collier
Karl Held as Travis
John Ioannou as Policeman
Godfrey James as Inspector Dimas
Ray Jewers as Olsen
Nicholas Kamenos as Detective Sergeant
Paul Maxwell as Hellman
Theodoulos Moreas as Priest
Andreas Moustras as Doctor
Nikias Nicolaides as Police Sergeant
Nicos Shiafkalis as Nicos
Tom Watson as Wyndham
George Zenios as Prof. Stylianou

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Clochmerle (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 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

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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

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Country: Canada
Network and Production Companies: UP
Duration: 1×120 minute episode
Aired From: Sunday 10 December 2017

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