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Who Gets The Dog? (ITV 2007, Kevin Whately, Alison Steadman)

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In drama Who Gets The Dog? Middle-aged Jack and Jenny appear to have it all: solid jobs, a great home and a loving daughter, Claire.

But under the surface their marriage is at breaking point, and the final straw comes when Jenny discovers Jack has been having an affair.

Their friends advise them strongly against getting solicitors involved, but both are pushed into it by the actions of the other. Jenny hires the dynamic, sexy Tara Walker and Jack hires Steve Hollister, a young hotshot from a rival firm.

Tara and Steve meet at a Law Society event and are immediately attracted to each other. Their romantic interest is sharpened when they discover they are representing opposing clients.

The battleground of Jack and Jenny’s divorce becomes the platform on which Steve and Tara flirt. They make a bet on the outcome: whoever loses the divorce case will pay for a weekend away.

Unaware of the behind-the-scenes machinations of their solicitors, Jack and Jenny experience the pain of their lives being torn apart as their past mistakes are scrutinised. Even Bounder, the family dog is drawn into the conflict.

Who Gets The Dog?

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UK / ITV-1 – Company Pictures / 1×95 minute episode / Broadcast 2 December 2007

Writer: Guy Hibbert / Production Design: Maurice Cain / Executive Producers: George Faber, Charles Pattinson / Producer: Emma Burge / Director: Nick Renton

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Kevin Whately as Jack Evans
Alison Steadman as Jenny Evans
Stephen Mangan as Steve Hollister
Emma Pierson as Tara Walker
Sinead Matthews as Claire Evans
Deborah Findlay as Pamela Wilson
David Gillespie as Clive Collingwood
Luke Mably as Hugo Delaney-Jones
Martin Hutson as Oliver Steinberg
Judy Flynn as Sue Sullivan
Badi Uzzaman as Harry Singh
Celia Montague as Julia Green
Thunchanok Brown as Mai Collingwood
Andy Robb as Philosophising Hippie
Hazel McBride as Female Judge
Peter Symonds as Male Judge

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Copper’s End (ITV 1971, Bill Owen, Josephine Tewson)

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Sitcom Coppers End was very much from the Will Hay  (and Ask A Policeman in particular) school of comedy; When the series began the boys at the station led by Sergeant Stan Short, had the art of doing nothing down to a tee, so much so that they were even able to hire out their squad car for all manner of weddings, driving lessons and even stock car racing. All until the arrival of the super efficient W.P.S. Penny Pringle that is.

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BILL OWEN as Sgt Sam Short
RICHARD WATTIS as PC Eddie Edwards
GEORGE MOON as PC Chipper Collins
JOSEPHINE TEWSON as WPS Penny Pringle
ROYCE MILLS as PC Dinkworth
GEORGE MOON as Ch Supt Ripper

crew details
Creator: Ted Willis
Producer: Shaun O’Riordan
Director: John Sichel

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: ITV – ATV
Duration: 13×25 minute episodes
Aired From: 19 February – 14 May 1971

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Conjugal Rights (ITV 1993-1994, Gwen Taylor, Michael Williams)

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Conjugal Rights

Sitcom Conjugal Rights detailed the ups and downs of middle-class, middle-aged married couple Gen and Barry.

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GWEN TAYLOR as Gen
MICHAEL WILLIAMS as Barry
STEPHEN MOORE as Philip
CORDELIA BUGEJA as Gillian
MAGGIE HENDERSON as Pam
WARREN MITCHELL as Voice of Toby the Dog (Season 1)
CHRIS ELLISON as Voice of Toby (Season 2)

crew details
Writer: Roger Hall
Producers: Humphrey Barclay, Justin Greene

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: ITV – Granada – Humphrey Barclay
Duration: 13×25 minute episodes
Aired From: 16 April 1993 – 17 June 1994

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Christmas Story, A (Fox 2017, Maya Rudolph, Matthew Broderick)

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A three-hour live television event, inspired by the holiday classic feature “A Christmas Story” and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production “A Christmas Story: The Musical.”

Executive-produced by award-winning film, television and theater producer Marc Platt (“Grease: Live,” “La La Land”). The epic adaptation is filmed at the historic Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank.

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Maya Rudolph as Mother Parker
Matthew Broderick as Ralphie as an Adult
Jane Krakowski as Miss Shields
Chris Diamantopoulos as Old Man Parker
Santino Fontana as Off Camera Vocalist
Ana Gasteyer as Mrs. Schwartz
Andy Walken as Ralphie Parker
Laura Dickinson as Off Camera Vocalist
Sacha Carlson as Scut Farkus
Jessica Fontana as Off Camera Vocalist
Abigail Dylan Harrison as Louise
Artyon Celestine as Richie
Sammy Ramirez as Schwartz
Elie Samouhi as Grover Dill
Chris Mann as Off Camera Vocalist

crew details
Writers and Executive Producers: Jonathan Tolins, Robert Cary
Executive Producers: Marc Platt, Adam Siegel, Alex Rudzinski
Director and Executive Producer: Scott Ellis

production details
Country: USA
Network and Production Companies: Fox – Warner Horizon Television
Duration: 1×180 minute episode
Aired From: Sunday 17 December 2017 at 7.00pm

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