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Scott And Bailey (ITV 2011-2016, Suranne Jones, Lesley Sharp)

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Crime drama series Scott and Bailey focuses on the cases of two Detective Constables working for the Manchester Metropolitan Police’s Major Incident Team. Rachel Bailey is the intuitive, bright, bold and funny one and highly career minded. Janet Scott is the thinker of the pair, highly subtle and something of a diplomat, always handy when your partner is impulsive and bold! Janet also has a few demons in her past and has also had a fling with her boss Detective Sergeant Andy Roper.

Heading up the unit is Detective Chief Inspector Gill Murray, divorced, single parent and highly capable. She inspires a great deal of devotion from her 30 strong team.

Scott and Bailey has an interesting genesis, series writer Sally Wainwright was working on the series Unforgiven in Yorkshire and met former police Detective Inspector Diane Taylor which gave Wainwright the chance to flesh out the background for the series. At the same Suranne Jones and Sally Lindsay had come up with an idea for a series about a pair of female DC’s. Wainwright took elements of both of these and Scott and Bailey was born. The character played by Amelia Bullmore is heavily based upon Diane Taylor.

Scott and Bailey

Suranne Jones as Rachel Bailey and Lesley Sharp as Janet Scott.

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UK | ITV1 Network – Red – 3SixtyMedia

RUNNING TIME: 45 minutes | NUMBER OF EPISODES: 33 | AIRDATES: 29 May 2011 – 27 April 2016

CREATORS: Diane Taylor, Sally Wainwright | ORIGINAL IDEA: Suranne Jones, Sally Lindsay | WRITER: Sally Wainwright | EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Nicola Shindler, Sally Wainwright | PRODUCER: Yvonne Francas

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SURANNE JONES as Detective Constable Rachel Bailey
LESLEY SHARP as Detective Constable Janet Scott
AMELIA BULLMORE as Detective Chief Inspector Gill Murray
RUPERT GRAVES as Nick Savage
TONY PITTS as Adrian Scott
NICHOLAS GLEAVES as Detective Sergeant Andy Robson
DANNY MILLER as Detective Sergeant Rob Waddington (from series 3)

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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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