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Tony Blair Rock Star (Channel 4 2006, Christian Brassington, Jonathan Roberts)

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Comedy documentary Tony Blair Rock Star reveals how politics’ gain was pop music’s loss by reconstructing the attempts of a teenage Tony Blair to make it big in the world of rock. Long before Tony Blair took up residence in Downing Street he had a dream – a dream in which he heard the roar of adoring schoolgirls as he took to a strobe-lit stage as a rock god.

Based on interviews with people close to Blair as a young man, this film tells the true story of a frustrated rock star whose alternative career path led to the House of Commons. Tony Blair Rock Star charts his journey from naughty public schoolboy to lead singer of Oxford University band Ugly Rumours and features previously unseen photos of Blair as a wannabe rock phenomenon.

Satirical reconstructions, directed by look-alike photographer Alison Jackson, recreate key stages in Tony’s desire to be a rock star. From accomplished Mick Jagger mimic at Fettes Public School, where he styled his unruly hair with butter, to his days as a teenage band promoter, the film portrays Blair as a fame-obsessed student who had no interest in politics but forever craved the limelight.

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UK / Channel 4 – V Good Films / 1×65 minute episode / Thursday 19 January 2006 @ 10:00pm

Writer: Mark Chapell / Producer: Victoria Powell / Documentary Director: Bruce Goodison / Drama Director: Alison Jackson

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Christian Brassington as Tony Blair
Jonathan Roberts as Alan Collenette
Alexandra Milman as Jo West
Tommy Luther as Adam Seiff
Laurence Dobiesz as Paddy
Kristopher Milnes as Band Member
Adam De Ville as David Mc Murray
Edward Fulton as Rock Fan

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

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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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