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Harpur And Iles (BBC-1 1996 with Hywel Bennett and Aneirin Hughes)

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UK / BBC One / 2×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 7 and 8 September 1996

Writer: Don Shaw / Novels: Bill James / Producer: Jane Dauncey / Executive Producer: Jen Samson / Director: Jim Hill

Crime drama serial. A pair of none too friendly Welsh C.I.D. men team up to investigate the kidnapping of the son of a gangster.

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Hywel Bennett as ACC Desmond Iles
Aneirin Hughes as Detective Superintendent Colin Harpur
Patrick Robinson as Detective Chief Inspector Francis Garland
Jim Carter as Tenderness Mellick
Liam James as Graham Mellick
Sara McGaughey as Madeleine Church
Peter Hugo Daly as Milton Bain
Dafydd Hywel as Detective Superintendent Hubert Scott
Ian Puleston-Davies as Rick The Intelligent
Brian Hibbard as Ancient Dave
Di Botcher as Jane Mellick
Ken Drury as ACC Adrian Bundy
Jams Thomas as Detective Constable Rob Cotton
Louise Breckon-Richards as WDC Wendy
James Steven Elliott as Detective Constable Brian Avery
Phyl Harries as DS Leo Peters
Cara Konig as Sarah Iles
Victoria Williams as Megan Harpur
James Coombes as Jack Lamb
Jeff Diamond as Ivor Wright
Rhodri Hugh as Vernon King
Philip Howe as Dennis
James Westaway as Reg Carboni
Vikki Meakin as Hazel Harpur
Anna Coulbeck as Jill Harpur
Christine Morris as TV Reporter
Steven Elias as Hotel Receptionist
Simon Ludders as Bank Manager

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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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