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Playhouse: Rumour (ITV 1970, Michael Coles, Ronald Clarke)

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In the thriller Rumour (broadcast under the Playhouse banner) a journalist investigates when an MP is subjected to an attempt to discredit him.

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UK / ITV – Thames / 1×75 minute episode / Broadcast 2 March 1970

Writer,Producer and Director: Mike Hodges / Executive Producer: Lloyd Shirley

Series: Playhouse

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Michael Coles as Sam Hunter
Ronald Clarke as Vic Smith
Peter Stratford as Photographer
Vivienne Chandler as Liza Curtis
Rita Merkelis as Cherry
David Cargill as Arthur Kook
Larry Martyn as First Reporter
Ivor Dean as James
John Stone as Detective Inspector Ross
Richard Pescud as Hotel Receptionist
Colette O’Neil as Annie Wright
James Donnelly as Mike Weston
Mary Baxter as Cleaner
Joyce Blair as Betty Jacobs
Gordon Tanner as Al Jacobs
Stella Tanner as Mrs Webb
Clovissa Newcombe as Sally Brent
Robert Robertson as Jarrett
Jill Chartell as Belly Dancer
Patrick Jordan as Detective Sergeant Brown
Frank Middlemass as Jack Meredith MP
Vikki Richards as Jackie White
Jonathan Lynn as John Simons
David Simeon as Waiter
Paul Dawkins as Hercules Beaumont
Lane Meddick as Johnny Wilder
Martin Carroll as Mr Wilkins
Jimmy Mac as Undertaker
Ian Cooper as Priest
Clifford Mollison as Jameson
John Caesar as Policeman At Docks
Checker Berry as Driver
Ernie Claydon as Driver’s Mate

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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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