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Tecx (ITV 1990 with Jenny Agutter and Rob Spendlove)

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UK / ITV Network – Central / 13×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 22 March – 15 August 1990

Producer: Simon Channing-Williams / Special Effects: Dave Beavis / Stunts: Peter Diamond, Bill Weston / Executive Producer: Ted Childs / Titles: Plume Partners / Music: Hal Lindes

Crime drama series Tecx dealt with the cases of a group of international detectives who were based in Brussels but roamed all over Europe. Their headquarters was Souverain Associates.

This was another of those pan european glossy cop shows, Tecx has all but been forgotten these days and the show suffered somewhat at the time from a semi disjointed run of episodes with a two month gap from the schedules halfway through.

Lots of good guest stars popped up though including the likes of John Stride, Stephane Audran, John Castle, Geoffrey Bayldon, Abigail Cruttenden and a young Mark Strong.

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JENNY AGUTTER as Kate Milverton
ROB SPENDLOVE as Chris Tierney
DAVID HOWEY as Colonel Mount
NEIL DUDGEON as Peter Mayert
URBANO BARBERINI as Fabio Cavalcanti
ULRIKE SCHWARZ as Anna Holz

THE EPISODES
DEEP WATER (Broadcast 22 March 1990)
THE WINE BUSINESS (Broadcast 29 March 1990)
THE SEA TAKES ALL (Broadcast 5 April 1990)
A QUESTION OF CHEMISTRY (Broadcast 12 April 1990)
DEAD END (Broadcast 19 April 1990)
17K (Broadcast 26 April 1990)
ROCK A BUY BABY (Broadcast 3 May 1990)
NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK (Broadcast 11 July 1990)
PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS (Broadcast 18 July 1990)
GETTING PERSONAL (Broadcast 25 July 1990)
FALL FROM GRACE (Broadcast 01 August 1990)
WRITING ON THE WALL (Broadcast 08 August 1990)
A SOLDIER’S DEATH (Broadcast 15 August 1990)

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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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