Day: November 12, 2013

Edward VIII: The Lion King (Channel 4 28 May 2013)

November 12, 2013

UK / Channel 4 / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast Tuesday 28 May 2013 @ 9.00pm) Producer and Director: George Pagliero / Executive Producer: Dick Colthurst Documentary making heavy use of some recently uncovered footage of the African safaris undertaken in 1928 and 1930 by Edward VIII (filmed by him too!) The safaris turned out […]

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Dance of Salome (BBC 1949 with Celia Franca and Michael Holmes)

November 12, 2013

UK / BBC / 1×45 minute episode / Broadcast 9 December 1949 Play: Oscar Wilde / Music: James Hartley / Producer: Christian Simpson Ballet based on the play by Oscar Wilde. Broadcast live and as was the norm in those days the whole thing was mounted again a few days later on 14 December. cast […]

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1990 (BBC-2 1977-1978 with Edward Woodwood, Robert Lang and Barbara Kellerman)

November 12, 2013

UK / BBC-2 / 16×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 18 September 1977 – 10 April 1978 Creator: Wilfred Greatorex / Music: John Cameron / Producer: Prudence Fitzgerald Scifi drama series. In the year 1990 Britain is controlled by a government that suppresses all opposition, with the country being run by The Public Control Department. From […]

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199 Park Lane (BBC-1 1965 with Isabel Dean, Derek Bond and Edwin Richfield)

November 12, 2013

UK / BBC-1 / 18×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 3 August – 1 October 1965 Creator: William Fairchild / Story Editor: Richard Beynon / Theme Music: Eddie Thomas / Producer: Morris Barry Twice weekly drama series. Stories of the people living in a highly exclusive block of flats. cast Brenda Kaye as Kate Harvester Geoffrey […]

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1066 And All That (BBC 1947 with Charles Heslop, Erik Chitty and Richard Hurndall)

November 12, 2013

UK / BBC / 1×80 minute episode / Broadcast 2 February 1947 Book: Reginald Arkell / Lyrics: Reginald Arkell / Music: Alfred Reynolds / Producer: Desmond Davis. Comedy musical. Broadcast live and given a second live performance two days later on the fourth Feb. cast Charles Heslop Erik Chitty Cyril James Frank Foster Bill Stephens […]

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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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1,000,000 Pound Bank Note, The (BBC-1 1968 with Stuart Damon and John Bryans)

November 12, 2013

UK / BBC-1 / 4×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 29 September – 20 October 1968 Writer: John Hawkesworth / Novel by Mark Twain / Script Editor: Michael Voysey / Music by Tristram Cary / Production Design: Daphne Shortman / Producer: Campbell Logan / Director: Rex Tucker Ambitious four part adaptation of the Mark Twain story […]

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Hot Rock, The (TCF 1972 with Robert Redford, George Segal and Zero Mostel)

November 12, 2013

USA / Twentieth Century Fox / 105 minutes / 1972 Writer: William Goldman, from the novel by Donald E Westlake / Cinematography: Ed Brown / Music: Quincy Jones / Producers: Hal Landers, Bobby Roberts / Director: Peter Yates Cast: Robert Redford, George Segal, Ron Liebeman, Zero Mostel, Paul Sand, Moses Gunn, William Redfield, Topo Swope, […]

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Big Circus, The (AA 1959 with Victor Mature, Vincent Price and Red Buttons)

November 12, 2013

USA / AA / 109 minutes / 1959 Writers: Irwin Allen, Charles Bennett, Irving Wallace / Cinematography: Winton C Hoch / Music: Paul Sawtell, Bert Shefter / Producer: Irwin Allen / Director: Joseph Newman Cast: Victor Mature, Red Buttons, Rhonda Fleming, Kathryn Grant, Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Gilbert Roland, David Nelson, Adele Mara, Steve Allen, […]

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Blue Dahlia, The (Paramount 1946 with Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake and William Bendix)

November 12, 2013

USA / Paramount / 99 minutes / 1946 Writer: Raymond Chandler / Cinematography: Lionel Lindon / Music: Victor Young / Producer: John Houseman / Director: George Marshall Cast: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix, Howard Da Silva, Tom Powers, Hugh Beaumont, Howard Freeman, Will Wright Alan Ladd plays an ex-serviceman returning to Los Angeles after […]

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