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Who Killed Lamb? (ITV 1974, Stanley Baker, Denis Lill)

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Crime drama Who Killed Lamb is actually a one off whodunnit that for years has been branded as part of Brian Clemen’s Thriller mainly because it was broadcast right at the end of season two of that series and mistakenly appeared in TV listings at the time under the Thriller banner.

Detective Chief Superintendant Jamieson of Scotland Yard investigates the death of prominent businessman Octavious Lamb but it appears he may not have been quite the man of industry he would have people believe, DCI Jamieson is put out to discover a whole ream of suspects, all of whom have received a letter telling them that Lamb is the person who has been blackmailing them for years.

This is good strong detective drama with the fabulous Stanley Baker (who was making a few TV appearances around this time as his film career faded a little) and excellent back up from Denis Lill.

production details
UK / ITV Network – Yorkshire TV – David Paradine – Trident / 1×65 minute episode / Broadcast 16 March 1974

Writer: Anthony Skene / Director: David Cunliffe

cast
STANLEY BAKER as DCI Jamieson
DENIS LILL as Sergeant Beck
DAVID SWIFT as Inspector Havelock
DEREK FRANCIS as Octavius Lamb
BARBARA LEIGH-HUNT as Madeleine
SIMON TURNER as Steven
PETER SALLIS as Lloyd
ARTRO MORRIS as Mr Humber
GILLIAN RAINE as Miss Bennett
MICHAEL HAWKINS as Bardon
INGRID HAFNER as Mary
BRUCE BOA as Professor Friedland
CYRIL SHAPS as Mr Lavender
SHEELAH WILCOCKS as Mrs Lavender
HONORA BURKE as Mrs Bute
JOHN CHALLIS as Casson
ANTHONY ROYE as Doctor Robson
EVE KARPF as Miss Compton
ANTHONY BAILEY as Sgt Latimer
MILES ANDERSON as P.C. Hanworth
DENNIS BLANCH as P.C. York
CHERYL HALL as Amy
COLIN EDWYNN as Michael
MELINDA SHERIDAN as Receptionist
MONA HAMMOND as Nurse

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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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