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Madly In Love (ITV 1972, Richard Beckinsale, Madeline Smith

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Comedy drama Madly In Love was broadcast under the Sunday Night Theatre strand of single plays and starring a young Richard Beckinsale as timid, love struck Angus MacFee and his relationship with Mary Todd (played by the gorgeous Madeline Smith, as evidenced by the picture above very much playing to type) who suffers from a complex that makes her obey every command.

The week of broadcast saw the TV Times carry an interview with Smith in which she spoke at length about the fact that producers and directors only wanted her to undress. “At one time I became so fed up with it all that I called a halt to pin-up pictures and attempted to become recognised only as an actress. But everything I do seems to end up with me in a mini-skirt and a tiny, tight top. My resolve doesn’t seem to have worked.”

Madly In Love (1972 ITV Richard Beckinsale, Madeline Smith)

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UK / ITV – Anglia (for Sunday Night Theatre) / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast Sunday 2 July 1972 at 10.15pm

Writer: Paul Ableman / Script Editor: John Rosenberg / Production Design: Marilyn Taylor / Director: John Jacobs

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Richard Beckinsale as Angus MacFee
Madeline Smith as Mary Todd
Eleanor Summerfield as Mrs Elsie Todd
Michael Bates as Reginald Todd
Stuart Mungall as Dr Gordon MacNair

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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)

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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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