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Lone Star (Fox 2010, James Wolk, Adrianne Palicki)

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Drama series Lone Star follows Robert Allen who, despite living in Houston and being married to Cat, the daughter of super wealthy Texas oil man Clint Thatcher is actually leading a double life with his girlfriend Lindsay Holloway 400 miles away in the Texas town of Midland. Despite playing the role of Mr Perfect to his wife and girlfriend he is really a major league con man out to not only con the locals of Midland but pull off the big con of taking Clint Thatcher for everything he’s got.

Scoring massively well with the critic-o-meter Lone Star had all the hallmarks of being one of the big hits of the year, unfortunately viewers disagreed and Fox, as is the way with modern TV decided to not bother letting the show find it’s own audience and cancelled the show after just two episodes. Hard to say whether the series was good or not really, the opening episode was very strong, episode two spent a little bit too much time going over the same ground as episode one but that’s always an issue with new shows as they trying to establish characters.

The cast was excellent though and there was a strong recurring guest role for Andie McDowell as a femme fatale also out to relieve Clint of some of his cash.

production details
USA / Fox – Depth of Field Productions – Keyser/Lippman Productions / 2×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 20 – 27 September 2010

Creator: Kyle Killen / Music: Danny Lux / Executive Producers: Kyle Killen, Kerry Kohansky, Amy Lippman, Paul Weitz / Producer: John B. Moranville

cast
JAMES WOLK as Robert/Bob Allen
ADRIANNE PALICKI as Cat Thatcher
ELOISE MUMFORD as Lindsay
JON VOIGHT as Clint Thatcher
DAVID KEITH as John Allen
BRYCE JOHNSON as Drew Thatcher
MARK DEKLIN as Trammell Thatcher
CHAD FAUST as Harrison “Harry” Boone

THE EPISODES
1. PILOT (20 September 2010)
2. ONE IN EVERY FAMILY (27 September 2010)

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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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