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Inheritors, The (ITV 1974 with Peter Egan and Bill Maynard)

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UK / ITV – HTV / 6×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 15 August – 19 September 1974

Executive Producer: Aled Vaughan / Co-Producer: Clifford Evans / Creator and Producer: Wilfred Greatorex

Drama series. The Gethin estate, on acres of land in the heart of Wales, is in danger of being swept up by the taxman thanks to a six million pound death duties demand. Both Lord Gethin and his son Michael are determined to save the estate.

However they have different ideas about how to do that – Lord Gethin would like to bring on board a mining company who would be able to exploit the copper reserves that are under the land; Michael though is completely opposed to that idea preferring instead to look at making it part of the national trust.

Whilst they argue over the estate’s future the vultures are circling.

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PETER EGAN as Michael Gethrin
ROBERT URQUHART as Lord Gethrin
HEATHER WRIGHT as Eleanor Gethrin
BILL MAYNARD as Sefton Garrett
RICHARD HURNDALL as Mackie
PHILIP MADOC as Elliott Morris
SARAH DOUGLAS as Jennie Garrett
FREDERICK TREVES as Lister
JOHN OGWEN as Alun Ryder

THE EPISODES
1. EPISODE ONE
2. FATHERS AND SONS
3. DID MACHIAVELLI HAVE WELSH BLOOD
4. FAR BE IT FROM ME
5. THE AXEMAN COMETH
6. DOUBLE, DOUBLE

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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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