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Booze Cruise II: The Treasure Hunt (ITV1 25 Dec 2005, Neil Pearson, Ian Richardson)

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Sequel to 2003’s THE BOOZE CRUISE. In this story the same group of friends and neighbours go on a “treasure hunt” weekend. There was no actual cruising or boozing involved but the name of their team was called “The Booze Cruisers”.

NOTE: Martin Clunes’ character from the first story did not re-appear – instead a new character of Marcus was introduced.

production details
UK / ITV-1 – Granada – Yorkshire – Water Lane / 1×90 minute episode / Broadcast 25 December 2005

Writers: Paul Minett and Brian Leveson / Music: Jim Parker / Production Design: Sue Booth / Executive Producers: Tim Hancock, David Reynolds / Producer: Roy Gould / Director: Paul Seed

cast
Neil Pearson as Rob
Mark Benton as Dave
Brian Murphy as Maurice
Anne Reid as Grace
Karen Henthorn as Cath
Amanda Abbington as Leone
Ian Richardson as Marcus
Suzy Cooper as Jackie
Irene Sutcliffe as Elsie
Tom Bennett as Daniel
Jason Watkins as Laurence
Louise Callaghan as Chloe
Phoebe Thomas as Sally
Jalaal Hartley as Dominic
Emily Wachter as Clare
Alison Kahn as Alison
David Semark as Police Inspector
Larissa Murray as Tess
Stefan Welclawek as Carl
Ricky Nixon as Kev
Scott Worsfold as Detective
Vikky Evans-Hubbard as Hotel Receptionist
John Banfield as Night Porter
Sophie Wright as Barmaid
Maria Gough as Hospital Receptionist

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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.

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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.

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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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