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Night Of, The (HBO 2016, John Turturro, Riz Ahmed)

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In The Night Of… Pakistani-American college student Nasir “Naz” Khan, who lives with his parents in Queens, NY, takes his father’s taxi to go a party in Manhattan. But what starts as a perfect night for Naz becomes a nightmare when he’s arrested for murder.

The series delves into the intricacies of a complex New York City murder case with cultural and political overtones. The story examines the police investigation, the legal proceedings, the criminal justice system and Rikers Island, where the accused await trial. “It’s a crime story, a police story, a legal story, a corrections story,” observes Zaillian. “You make a story about all that, tell it honestly, and it will naturally be a social story.”

The Night Of… is based on UK drama serial Criminal Justice which was written by Peter Moffat and aired in 2008. This version is a co-production between the BBC and HBO. HBO ordered a pilot in 2013 that was to have starred James Gandolfini but the network then passed on making a series, they then changed their mind and decided to go ahead with a series, sadly Gandolfini had died. Initial reports suggested Robert De Niro would take his place but scheduling conflicts meant that John Turturro took the role. In a nice tribute Gandolfini is still given an executive producer credit.

The Night Of

Riz Ahmed as Nasir Khan

production details
USA / HBO – BBC Worldwide – Film Rites / 8×60 minute episodes / Broadcast from 10 July 2016

Creators: Richard Price, Steven Zaillian from the BBC series Criminal Justice written by Peter Moffat / Music: Jeff Russo / Executive Producers: Steven Zaillian, Richard Price, Peter Moffatt, Jane Tranter, Garrett Basch, James Gandolfini

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John Turturro as Jack Stone, a lawyer
Riz Ahmed as Nasir Khan
Bill Camp as Dennis Box, a detective
Peyman Moaadi as Salim Khan
Poorna Jagannathan as Safar Khan
Sofia Black D’Elia as Andrea
Frank L. Ridley as Jerry
Glenne Headly as Alison
Jeannie Berlin as Helen
Amara Karan as Chandra
Michael K. Williams as Freddy
Jeff Wincott as Detective Lucas
David Chen as Inmate
Ariya Ghahramani as Amir Farik
Ben Shenkman as Sgt. Klein
Syam Lafi as Hasan Khan
Max Casella as Edgar
Chip Zien as Dr. Katz
Paul Sparks as Don Taylor
J. D. Williams as Trevor William

 

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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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