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Follow Me (ITV 1977, Ronald Fraser, Murray Hayne)

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Follow Me was a children’s adventure drama serial.  When teenage Tom Dawes goes to spend a fortnight with his father on his run down boat in Bristol the pair become caught up in mystery involving a missing girl and a group of possible gun-runners.

Tom very quickly finds the girl, 15 year old Lynn whose brother is the skipper of a boat that has been chartered by a secretive group who are clearly up to no good. A phone message, captured on tape by Lynn, seems to hold the clue to solving the whole mystery.

Follow Me is a fabulous slice of drama from the always reliable Baker and Martin. The theme tune is pretty groovy too as is the incidental music that at times is very BBC Radiophonic Workshop and reminiscent of 1975 series The Changes. Follow Me is the kind of family adventure fare that HTV excelled at in the 1970s.

production details
UK / ITV – HTV / 7×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 26 June – 7 August 1977

Writers: Bob Baker, Dave Martin / Music: Eve King / Theme Sung by First Reaction / Production Design: Ken Jones / Executive Producer: Patrick Dromgoole / Producer and Director: Peter Graham Scott

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Ronald Fraser as Sid Dawes
Murray Hayne as Gaines
Tony Wright as Baxter
Katharine Levy as Lynn
Ian Donnelly as Tom
Godfrey James as Southways
Steve Emerson as Green
Ewen Solon as Bert
Richard Bartlett as Nigel
Edmund Pegge as Forman
Roy Stewart as General
June Barrie as Brenda
Hubert Tucker as Jones

 

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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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