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Borderers, The (BBC-2 1968-1970, Iain Cuthbertson, Joseph Brady)

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Period action adventure drama series The Borderers set on the Anglo-Scottish border in the 16th Century where Sir Walter Ker of Cessford did his best to maintain law and order. 8 Episodes from season one still exist but none from season two are still around.

Guest stars included Moray Watson, Edward Judd, Alethea Charlton, John Thaw, Michael Sheard, Alex Norton, Roy Boyd, Robin Askwith, Andrew Keir, Maurice Roeves and Norman Rossington.

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UK / BBC Two / 26x50m-e / Broadcast 21 December 1968 – 31 March 1970

Creator: Bill Craig / Script Editor: Martin Worth / Music: David Lord / Producers: Peter Graham-Scott, Anthony Coburn

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IAIN CUTHBERTSON as Sir Walter Ker of Cessford
JOSEPH BRADY as Rab
MICHAEL GAMBON as Gavin Ker
EDITH MACARTHUR as Margaret
IAN McCULLOCH as Robin Graham (Season One)
ROSS CAMPBELL as Jamie Ker
NELL BRENNAN as Agnes Ker
RUSSELL WATERS as Pringle (Season 2)
EILEEN NICHOLAS as Agnes Ker (Season 2)
JAMES GARBUTT as Rab (Season 2)

THE EPISODES
SEASON ONE 31 December 1968 – 25 March 1969
1. VENGEANCE (31 Dec 68)
2. TRUCE (7 Jan 69)
3. WITCH-HUNT (14 Jan 69)
4. TREASON (21 Jan 69)
5. FUGITIVE (28 Jan 69)
6. STRANGER (4 Feb 69)
7. HERO (11 Feb 69)
8. BLOODFEUD (18 Feb 69)
9. GIANT (25 Feb 69)
10. WEDLOCK (4 Mar 69)
11. OUTLAW (11 Mar 69)
12. JUSTICE (18 Mar 69)
13. DISPOSSESSED (25 Mar 69)

SEASON TWO 6 Jan 1970 – 31 Mar 1970
1. THE SIEGE OF COCKLAWS (6 Jan 70)
2. SURVIVAL DAY (13 Jan 70)
3. SNATCH (20 Jan 70)
4. WHAT A VENGEANCE UPON ENGLAND (27 Jan 70)
5. AMONG THE EAGLES (3 Feb 70)
6. PLOT COUNTERPLOT (10 Feb 70)
7. THE QUACKSALVER (17 Feb 70)
8. TO THE GALLOWS TREE (24 Feb 70)
9. A WOMAN OR AN EPITAPH (3 Mar 70)
10. HOSTAGE (10 Mar 70)
11. WHERE THE WHITE LILLIES GROW (17 Mar 70)
12. THE TERROR OF THE MARCH (24 Mar 70)
13. THE SEA-COLE MAN (31 Mar 70)

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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

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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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