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Where the Heart Is (ITV 1997-2006, Sarah Lancashire, Pam Ferris)

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Long running (10 seasons) heart-warming drama Where The Heart Is features the loves and lives of families living in the small Yorkshire town of Skelthwaite.

The first series focuses on two hard-working district nurses, Peggy Snow (Pam Ferris) and her sister-in-law Ruth Goddard (Sarah Lancashire). The plots gradually branch out to take in the wider community with each new series. Newer lead characters included Karen Buckley (Leslie Ash), glamorous single mum Kim Blakeney (Denise Van Outen) and the new sister at the health centre Anna Kirkwall (Lesley Dunlop).

Memorable moments
There is high drama for the Snow family when Peggy and her daughter Lucy fight for life following a car accident. Several lead characters also meet a sticky end: from being killed in a house fire to death by runaway horse.

Trivia
A single episode of Where the Heart Is took 11 days to film and another five weeks in post production.
Pam Ferris and Sarah Lancashire were both nominated for National TV Awards after the first two series.

production details
UK / ITV-1 – Anglia – United / 92×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 6 April 1997 – 10 September 2006

Creators: Vicky Featherstone, Ashley Pharoah / Titles: Judy Lysaght / Theme Music: Paddy McAloon / Technical Advisors: Margaret Tiffany, Belinda Marks / Executive Producers: Michele Buck, Damien Timmer / Producers: Kate Anthony, Ian Hopkins (2002)

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PAM FERRIS as Peggy Snow (- 16 July 2000)
SARAH LANCASHIRE as Ruth Goddard (Seasons 1-3)
TONY HAYGARTH as Vic Snow
THOMAS CRAIG as Simon Goddard
WILLIAM ASH as Stephen Snow
JESSICA BAGLOW as Lucy Snow
MARSHA THOMASON as Jacqui Richards (1998-99)
LESLEY DUNLOP as Anne Kirkwall(from season four)
VINCENZO PELLEGRINO as Chris Eckersley (from season four)
LESLIE ASH as Karen Buckley (from season four-season six)
PHILIP MIDDLEMISS as David Buckley (from season four)
JESSICA BAGLOW as Jess Buckley (from season four)
SAMANTHA GILES as Sally Boothe (from season 7)
KEITH BARRON as Alan Boothe (season 7)
ANDREW PAUL as Billy Boothe (season 7)
DENISE VAN OUTEN as Kim Blakeney

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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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