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Boardwalk Empire (HBO 2010-2014, Steve Buscemi, Gretchen Mol)

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Set in the 1920s in the early days of Prohibition, Emmy(R)-nominated, Golden Globe-winning series Boardwalk Empire chronicles the life and times of “Nucky” Thompson, the undisputed leader of Atlantic City, who was equal parts politician and gangster.

From HBO’s press release, August 2014… Atlantic City, 1931: As the country struggles to cope with the Great Depression and the end of Prohibition looms, Nucky Thompson looks to legitimize himself through alliances with liquor producers, while rivals Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky seek to consolidate their power in the wake of Arnold Rothstein’s death and eliminate all competition – by any means necessary. The Emmy(R)-winning HBO drama series BOARDWALK EMPIRE returns for its eight-episode, fifth and final season SUNDAY, SEPT. 7 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. From Terence Winter, Emmy(R)-winning writer of “The Sopranos,” and Academy Award(R)-winning director Martin Scorsese, BOARDWALK EMPIRE is set in the Prohibition era and chronicles the life and times of Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, the leader of Atlantic City. The first four seasons took place during the 1920s. In the final season, which takes place in the depths of the Depression in 1931, Nucky recalls his Atlantic City roots and plots a post-Prohibition future.

Boardwalk Empire

cast
Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson
Vincent Piazza as Lucky Luciano
Anthony Laciura as Eddie Kessler
Arron Shiver as Dean O’Banion
Bobby Cannavale as Gyp Rosetti
Charlie Cox as Owen Sleater
Christopher McDonald as Harry Daugherty
Gretchen Mol as Gillian
Jack Huston as Richard Harrow
Kelly Macdonald as Margaret Schroeder
Meg Chambers Steedle as Billie Kent
Michael Kenneth Williams as Chalky White
Michael Shannon as Nelson Van Alden
Michael Stuhlbarg as Arnold Rothstein
Paul Sparks as Mickey Duffy
Shea Whigham as Elias
Stephen Graham as Al Capone
Stephen Root as Gaston Means

other cast info
Aleksa Palladino as Angela Darmody
Dabney Coleman as Louis Kaestner
Michael Pitt as Jimmy Darmody
Paz de la Huerta as Lucy Danziger

key behind the scenes crew
Andrew Schneider as Co-Executive Producer
Chris Haddock as Co-Executive Producer
Diane Frolov as Co-Executive Producer
Eugene Kelly as Co-Executive Producer
Howard Korder as Executive Producer
Joseph Iberti as Producer
Mark Wahlberg as Executive Producer
Martin Scorsese as Executive Producer/Director of pilot
Rick Yorn as Producer
Rolin Jones as Co-Executive Producer
Stephen Levinson as Executive Producer
Steve Kornacki as Co-Producer
Terence Winter as Creator/Executive Producer
Tim Van Patten as Executive Producer

show type
period crime drama

broadcast from
9/19/2010 – 10/26/2014
5 seasons with 56 episodes in total

network and production companies
HBO – Closest to the Hole Productions – Cold Front Productions – Leverage Management – Sikelia Productions

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Ape And Essence (The Wednesday Play BBC-1 1966, Alec McCowen)

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In Scifi drama Ape and Essence, based on the novel by Aldous Huxley, a group of New Zealand scientists conduct a survey on a Britain ravaged by atomic war 80 years previously.

Series: The Wednesday Play Season 2 Episode 29

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Alec McCowen as Alfred Poole
Robert Eddison as Arch Vicar
Derek Sydney as Chief
Jenny Lee as Flossie
Yvonne Antrobus as Young Girl
Sydney Bromley as Craigie
Martin Carroll as Director of Food
Hazel Douglas as Mies Hook
John Falconer as Patriarch
Petra Markham as Loola
Ken Parry as Science Praet
Amanda Reiss as Polly
Jonathan Scott as Int. Priest
Fiona Fraser as Part of Crowd
Ann Mitchell as Shaven-Head
Jacki Salt as Mulatto Girl
Carol Blake as Shaven-Head
Gordon Craig as Part of Crowd
Robert Cude as First Man

crew details
Writer: John Finch
Book: Aldous Huxley
Music: BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Producer: Peter Luke
Director: David Benedictus.

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: BBC One
Duration: 1×75 minute episode
Aired From: 18 May 1966

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Plane Makers, The (ITV 1963-1965, Patrick Wymark, Barbara Murray)

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Plane Makers Patrick Wymark

Drama series The Plane Makers took us behind the scenes in the boardroom and shop floor of the Scott Furlong Aircraft Factory. After two seasons the lead character John Wilder took a place on the board of a merchant bank and the series was then renamed The Power Game.

cast
Patrick Wymark as John Wilder
Jack Watling as Don Henderson
Barbara Murray as Pamela Wilder (Seasons 1-2)
Ann Firbank as Pamela Wilder (Season 3)
Reginald Marsh as Arthur Sugden
Alan Dobie as David Corbett

crew details
Creator: Wilfred Greatorex
Producers: Rex Firkin (seasons 1-2), David Reid (season 3)

production details
Country: UK
Network: ITV – ATV
Duration: 57×50 minute episodes
Aired From: 4 February 1963 – 12 January 1965 black and white

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Running Wild (ITV 1987, Ray Brooks, Janet Key)

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Sitcom Running Wild was about the ups and downs of separated couple, Max and Babs, trying to get on with their lives. In season two Max wants to return to his wife but Babs is not so keen.

cast
Ray Brooks as Max Wild
Janet Key as Babs Wild
Sharon Duce as Wanda
Michelle Collins as Stephanie Wild
Peter Amory as Rob
Berwick Kaler as Tom Coleman (Season 1)
Brigit Forsyth as Jenny (Season 2)

crew details
Writer: Philip Trewinnard
Producers: Marcus Plantin (Season 1), Derrick Goodwin (Season 2)
Directors: Vic Finch (Season 1), Derrick Goodwin (Season 2)

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: ITV – London Weekend Television
Duration: 13×25 minute episodes
Aired From: 6 March 1987 – 4 June 1989

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