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Man From Haven, The (ITV 1972, Ian Holm, Leonard Sachs)

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Crime drama series The Man From Haven followed shady businessman Jack Byron Lever who learns the identity of a number of Swiss bank account holders and embarks on a course of blackmail in a bid to make a million pounds in a month.

Series creator Wilfred Greatorex, speaking to the TV Times (15/7/72), said the idea for the series came to him when he was stopped at London Airport’s Passport Control and asked how much he was taking out of the country. This at a time when there very strict controls on the amount of money you could take out of the country with you.

Leonard Sachs who co-starred is perhaps best known as host of the BBC’s popular 1970’s variety series The Good Old Days.

production details
UK / ITV – ATV / 6×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 21 July – 25 August 1972

Creator: Wilfred Greatorex / Music: Christopher Gunning / Design: Stanley Mills / Producer: Richard Bates / Directors: Peter Wood (episodes 1,3,5) and Mike Newell (episodes 2,4,6)

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Ian Holm as Jack Byron Lever
Leonard Sachs as Schaffer
Prunella Ransome as Terry
Clifford Parrish as Oswald Kohler
Ivor Roberts as Donald Balfour
Anna Korwin as Secretary
John Caesar as Vallais
David Butler as Strobel
Simon Cadell as Michael Western
Laurence Naismith as Sir James Western
Julian Holloway as Guy Western
Susan Fleetwood as Andrea
Ray McAnally as Lansing
Gordon Jackson as Franklin
John Savident as Chairman

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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

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

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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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