Day: November 12, 2013

Voyage Around My Father, A (ITV 1982 with Laurence Olivier and Alan Bates)

November 12, 2013

UK / ITV – Thames / 1×80 minute episode / Broadcast 2 March 1982 Writer: John Mortimer / Music: Marc Wilkinson / Production Design: David Marshall / Executive Producer: John Frankau / Producer and Director: Alvin Rakoff Drama. The true story of the writer’s life (John Mortimer) as he grew up with his blind father […]

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Voyage Of Charles Darwin, The (BBC-2 1978 with Malcolm Stoddard and Andrew Burt)

November 12, 2013

UK / BBC-2 / 7×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 31 October – 12 December 1978 Writer: Robert Reid / Music: Wilfred Josephs / Design: Colin Shaw / Costume: Reg Reid / Producer: Christopher Ralling / Director: Martyn Friend Period drama serial. The story of naturalist Charles Darwin’s epic voyage aboard the Beagle and his later […]

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Sandbaggers, The (ITV 1978-1980 with Roy Marsden, Richard Vernon and Ray Lonnen)

November 12, 2013

UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 20×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 18 September 1978 – 21 July 1980 Three seasons Creator: Ian Mackintosh / Music: Roy Budd / Producer: Michael Ferguson / Executive Producer: David Cunliffe This strongly played spy drama series told of the exploits of a tough no nonsense intelligence outfit known as […]

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Downton Abbey Renewed by ITV For Fifth Season

November 12, 2013

ITV have commissioned Carnival Films, the makers of Downton Abbey, to make a fifth season of the all conquering show. Viewing figures for the fourth season have remained high making the period drama the most watched drama on UK TV this year. Julian Fellowes will remain at the helm along with executive producer Gareth Neame who […]

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Quick Cuts (BBC-4 2013 with Doon Mackichan, Paul Reynolds and Jane Dowden)

November 12, 2013

UK / BBC-4 / 3×30 minutes / 2013 Writer: Georgia Pritchett Cast: Doon Mackichan, Paul Reynolds, Lucinda Dryzek, O-T Fagbenie, Jane Dowden, Sam Alexander, Jessica Gunning, Sitcom (quite a lot of which is improvised) set in a hairdressing salon with a heavy emphasis on the comings and goings of the customers.

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Nature’s Newborns (ITV 2013 with Steve Leonard)

November 12, 2013

UK / ITV / 8×30 minute episodes / Broadcast from Tuesday 18 June 2013 @ 7.30pm Executive Producers: Guy Davies, Jonathan Hawes / Producers: Bal Croce, Kirsty Calvert-Ansari Wildlife show presented by Vet Steve Leonard who travels up and down the country visiting farms, zoos and people’s home specialising in bring new animals into the […]

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Job Lot, The (ITV 2013 with Russell Tovey, Sarah Hadland and Tony Maudsley)

November 12, 2013

UK / ITV – Big Talk Productions / 6×30 minute episodes / Broadcast from 29 April 2013 @ 9.30pm Executive Producers: Kenton Allen, Matthew Justice / Producer: Hannah Pescod Curiously old fashioned sitcom set in a job centre in the West Midlands. Trish is the boss and her main worker is Karl along with Angela […]

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Ice Age Giants (BBC-2 2013 with Alice Roberts)

November 12, 2013

UK / BBC-2 / 3×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 19 May – 2 June 2013 Series Producer: Mark Flowers / Executive Producer: Tim Martin Documentary series in which Professor Alice Roberts examines new discoveries that have come to light in the northern hemisphere about what life was really for the animals of the ice age […]

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Hollywood Me (Channel 4 2013 with Martyn Lawrence Bullard)

November 12, 2013

UK / Channel 4 / 6×60 minute episodes / Broadcast from Wednesday 19 June 2013 @ 8.00pm Executive Producers: Rob Butterfield, Vickie White and Joanna Ball Reality make-over show hosted by the cravat wearing Martyn Lawrence Bullard who takes a bunch of none the wiser brits off for a surprise trip to Los Angeles where […]

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Follyfoot (ITV 1971-1973 with Gillian Blake, Steve Hodson and Desmond Llewellyn)

November 12, 2013

UK / ITV-Yorkshire / 39×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 1971-73 Creator: Monica Dickens / Horse Manager: Jane Royston / Theme Music: The Lightning Tree by The Settlers (written by Steven Francis) / Executive Producer: Tony Essex / Producer: Audley Southcott In children’s drama series Follyfoot, teenager Dora is sent to live with her Uncle Geoffrey […]

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