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Dancing Years, The (ITV 1979 with Anthony valentine and Celia Gregory)

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UK / ITV – ATV / 1×165 minute episode / Broadcast Sunday 30 December 1979 at 3.15pm

Devisor and Producer: Cecil Clarke / Writer: Christopher Hassall / Lyrics: Ivor Novello and based on a play by Ivor Novello / Musical Director: Cyril Ornadel / Choreography: Geraldine Stephenson / Production Design: Henry Graveney / Director: Richard Bramall

Based on a romantic musical by Ivor Novello with a setting of Vienna between the years 1911 and 1938. Storyline concerns three people who find their lives changed forever by their association with a young woman.

Should have been broadcast 27 August 1979 but was postponed because of the long running ITV strike of 1979.

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Anthony Valentine as Rudi
Celia Gregory as Maria
Neville Jason as Charles
Susan Skipper as Grete
Vera Jakob as Hattie
Tim Brierley as Franzel
Kate Coleridge as Lotte
Joyce Grant as Cacille Kurt
Corinna Seddon as Lilli
Jane Morant as Elizabeth
Jeffrey Hardy as Officer
Penelope Beaumont as Hilde
Marilyn Finlay as Wanda
Belinda Sinclair as Emmy
Nina Thomas as Sonia
Jane Paton as Mitzi
Judi Maynard as Sari
Philip York as Officer
John Oxley as Officer
Richard Cornish as Officer
Geoffrey Leesley as Officer
James Murray as Officer
Andrew Seear as Officer
William Humbert as Officer
Terry Mitchell as Ceruti
Bruno Barnabe as Brietkopf
Joyce Graeme as Ballet Mistress
Michael Sheard as Captain Goetzer
Stephen O’Shea as Carl
Felicity Harrison as Lady Guest
Keith Jayne as Boy
Kevin Sullivan as Otto
Michael Hall as Oscar
David Rolfe as Manservant
Alan Collins as Nightwatchman
Roger Ostime as Footman
The Ambrosian Singers

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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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