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Potter’s Picture Palace (BBC-1 1976-1978 with Eden Phillips and Melvyn Hayes)

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UK / BBC One / 13×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 1976 and 1978

Writers: Brian Finch, Phil Redmond, Dick Sharples / Producer: John Buttery / Directors: Tony Harrison (Season 1), Jeremy Swan (Season 2)

Well made children’s sitcom. Peter Potter inherits a run down picture house from his Auntie and tries to restore it to its former glory, although in season one his cousin Reggie did his best to try and stop him (if Potter closed the cinema for just one day ownership would pass to Reggie who wanted to knock it down and build a block of flats).

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EDEN PHILLIPS as Peter Potter
MELVYN HAYES as Melvyn Didsbury
JOHN COMER as Sidney Bogart
DAVID LODGE as Reggie Turpin (Season 1)
ANGELA CROW as Joan Biddle
COLIN EDWYNN as Frank Plank
BRUCE WATT as The Kid (Season 1)
MARK DEMPSEY as Desmond Bagshaw (Season 2)

THE EPISODES
SEASON ONE 13 September – 25 October 1976
1. THAT DARNED KID!
2. THE PHANTOM OF THE PALACE
3. THE LITTLE DICTATOR
4. THE NIGHT OF THE TRIFFIDS
5. THE MOUSE THAT SNORED
6. GUMS
7. KING KONG PHOOEY

SEASON TWO 14 April – 19 May 1978
1. GOLD FEVER
2. THE GREAT ESCAPE
3. ONE OF OUR SPACESHIPS IS MISSING
4. THE GIRL FRIEND
5. GONE DANCING
6. DOWN MEMORY LANE

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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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