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Seeing Red (ITV 2000 with Sarah Lancashire and Richard Dillane)

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UK / ITV – Granada – WGBH – Producers/ 1x120m-e / Broadcast Sunday 19 March 2000 at 8.00pm

Writer: Chris Monger / Producers: Neal Weisman, Jenny Edwards, Jeanna Polley, Pippa Cross / Music: Barrington Pheloung / Costume: Charlotte Walter / Design: Adrian Smith / Camera: Lukas Strebel / Director: Graham Theakston

Period drama. The true story of how actress Coral Atkins, at the height of her popularity in the seventies (a starring role in TV show A Family At War) gave it all up to start her own children’s home.

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Sarah Lancashire as Coral Atkins
Laura Jane Keston as Jody
Lauren Hartley as Kelly
Nicholas Gecks as Doctor O’Gorman
Lizzy McInnerny as Sylvia
Richard Dillane as Steve
John Quayle as Sir Godfrey Nicholson
Gary Cady as Peter
Robert Curbishley as Chris
Joe Gunn as Harry
Stuart Richman as Tom
Ann Aris as Hillary
Tim Thomas as TV Director
Zoe Henry as Julia
Judith Barker as Matron
Malcolm Scates as Derek
Judy Holt as Mrs Hall
Gillian Cally as Mrs Heel
Jacqueline Jansen as Beryl
Olwen May as Harriet
Emily Keston as Anne
Joseph Aston as Marcus
Eileen Davies as Miss Ross
Kate Layden as Mrs Desmond
Holly Latham as Amy
Roberta Kerr as Miss Robinson
Reece Noi as Wayne
Carrie Davies as Mrs Burrows
Tim Barker as Mr Thomas
Michael Jenn as Mr Farris
Matthew Brown as Jamie
Romy Baskerville as Mrs Skynner
Geoff Holman as TV Producer
Chris Wilkinson as Mr Porter
Justin Ellery as Coral’s Dad
Meriel Schofield as Coral’s Mum
Marita Hing as Young Coral
Sophie Graham as Young Sylvia
Nicola Barnfield as Janice
Heather Carr as Jessica
Judith Davis as Tea Lady
Nicholas Fry as Estate Agent
Geoffrey Swann as Oberon
Robin Polley as Theatre Director
Sarah Beard as Prompter
Viv Warentz as Old Crone
John Draycott as Robin Goodfellow
Gillian Kerrod as Wardrobe Mistress
Liam Tobin as Bottom
Catriona Martin as Smith
Lloyd Peters as Jones
Sarah Nixon as Jamie’s Mum

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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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