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Search (NBC 1972-1973, Hugh O’Brian, Doug McClure)

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Action adventures series Search detailed the stories of a trio of ‘bodyguards’ working for World Securities more often than not specialising in tracking things or people that were missing. The organisation had some heavy duty advanced technology that they could call upon to help with their cases – including dental implants that enabled them to communicate by clicking their teeth and radio transceivers implanted directly into the ear. Another major tool at their disposable was a tiny scanner that could send and receive information.

Of the three agent Hugh Lockwood was a one time astronaut and nominally the lead agent, Nick Bianco tended to deal with organized crime and C.R. Grover tended to be something of a floater taking cases where ever he was needed. The trio answered to V.C.R. Cameron who watched over them from his hi-tech base. Also on hand was medical supervisor Gloria Harding.

Based on a pilot called Probe. The stars rotated the leads and appeared only every third week (despite all appearing in the opening credit at the beginning of each episode.)

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USA / NBC – Warner – Leslie Stevens / 24×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 13 September 1972 – 20 August 1973 Wednesdays at 10.00pm

Creator: Leslie Stevens / Music: Dominic Frontiere / Producer: Robert H. Justman, Anthony Spinner

cast
Hugh O’Brian as Hugh Lockwood
Tony Franciosa as Nick Bianco
Doug McClure as Christopher R. Grover
Burgess Meredith as B.C. Cameron
Ford Rainey as Dr. Barnett
Angel Tompkins as Gloria Harding
Byron Chung as Kuroda
Ginny Golden as Miss Keach
Tom Hallick as Harris
Ann Prentiss as Probe control agent
Ron Costro as Probe control agent
Albert Popwell as Griffin
Cheryl Ladd as Amy
Pamela Jones as Miss James, Probe Control
Tony De Costa as Ramos, Probe Control (7 eps)

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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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