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And Mother Makes Five (ITV 1974-1976 with Wendy Craig and Richard Coleman)

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UK / ITV – Thames / 26×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 1 May 1974 – 11 Feb 1976 / Wednesdays 8.00pm

Creator: Richard Waring / Theme Music: Johnny Hawkesworth / Producer and Director: Peter Frazer-Jones

Sitcom. Sequel to …And Mother Makes Three. Sally Harrison has married widower David Redway, he has a daughter Jane, which obviously necessitated the title change.

Wendy Craig wrote quite a few episodes of this series under the pen name of Johnathon Marr.

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WENDY CRAIG as Sally Redway
RICHARD COLEMAN as David Redway
ROBIN DAVIES as Simon Redway
DAVID PARFITT as Peter Redway
MAXINE GORDON as Jane Redway
VALERIE LUSH as Auntie Flo

THE EPISODES
SEASON ONE 1 May – 12 June 1974
1. WHERE OUR CARAVAN IS RESTING
2. THE MATTER OF TINY FEET
3. SEED OF SUSPICION
4. TO THE AID OF THE PARTY
5. WISH YOU WERE THERE
6. IF I CAN HELP SOMEBODY
7. FAIR EXCHANGE

SEASON TWO 22 October – 26 November 1974
All episodes written by Wendy Craig (as Jonathan Marr)
1. LOVE’S LABOURS LOST
2. DOUBLE STANDARDS
3. BRIDGING THE GAP
4. FOR RICHER FOR POORER
5. DATE DATA
6. PART OF THE FURNITURE

SEASON THREE 4 June – 16 July 1975
1. GROWING PAINS*
2. GOODBYE MR TURNBULL
3. FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS*
4. THE MATING TEST*
5. LEGS ELEVEN
6. ART FOR ARTS SAKE
7. RE-CHARGING THE BATTERIES*
* Written by Wendy Craig (as Jonathan Marr)

SEASON FOUR 7 January – 11 February 1976
1. WORDS AND PICTURES
2. NONE SO BLIND*
3. LOVE IS A MOST CONFOUNDED THING
4. UNLICENSED PREMISES
5. SALLY’S DIARY*
6. JOBS FOR THE BOY
* Written by Wendy Craig (as Jonathan Marr)

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Combat Sheep (BBC-1 2001, Steve Coogan, Ronni Ancona)

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One-off comedy film Combat Sheep detailed the comic adventures of four ex-army mascot sheep. Made using a mixture of live action and puppetry.

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STEVE COOGAN as Harris
RONNI ANCONA as Peaches
MARK WILLIAMS as Moose
KEVIN ELDON as Cooper
CHRIS ELLISON as Detective Inspector Hindle

crew details
Writer: Tim Firth
Additional material: Peter Baynham and Graham Duff
Executive Producers: Steve Coogan, Henry Normal
Producer: Robert Howes;
Director: Dominic Brigstocke.

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: BBC One – A Baby Cow Productions – Childrens Company
Duration: 1×30 minute episode
Aired From: 30 December 2001 at 5:35pm

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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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