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Derek Fowlds
Born September 2, 1937 (age 81)
Derek Fowlds (born 2 September 1937) is an English actor, best known for playing Bernard Woolley in popular British television comedies Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister, and Oscar Blaketon in the long-running ITV police drama Heartbeat, a role he played for 18 years.
Yes Minister
[1980]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 1h
The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms - or so he thinks.
Yes, Prime Minister
[1986]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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James Hacker was propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10.
Heartbeat
[1992]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 50min
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The 1960s lives and adventures of the police constabulary, medical staff, and residents of Ashfordly and Aidensfield.
Over the Hill
[1992]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 39min
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Alma can't stand to have one more birthday without seeing her estranged daughter, Elizabeth, who lives in Sydney, Australia. But Alma doesn't fit into her daughter's political-hostess life even for a visit, and she finds more sympathy in her granddaughter. Alma, in a burst of rebellion, buys a supercharged hotrod and sets out on a voyage of self-discovery to Melbourne--if she can remember to stay on... see more
East of Sudan
[1964]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 1h 25min
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During the Mahdist insurrection in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, veteran colonial private Baker teams up with freshly arrived gentleman Murchison, trying to evacuate from southern Barash the emir's daughter Asua and her English governess, Miss Woodville. It's a perilous journey on the Nile and its banks. They must face crocodiles, Arab slavers and a backward Negro tribe they prey on, where king Gondoko's... see more
The Solarnauts
[1967]
 
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Short Movie | Sci-Fi, Short | 25min
Inspector Morse
[1987]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 40min
Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer, and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.
Movie | Drama, Sport | 1h 44min
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A juvenile offender at a tough reform school impresses its governor with his running ability and is encouraged to compete in an upcoming race, but faces ridicule from his peers.
TV Burp
[2001]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 23min
Harry Hill stars in this surreal comedy show, revolving around the previous week's shows on British television.
Run for Your Wife
[2012]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 34min
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John Smith has been happily involved in a bigamous marriage for five years. He lives with Stephanie in Finsbury and Michelle in Stockwell. Fortunately, for John, he's a taxi driver which involves varying shift work! Simple? Well, when John unwittingly becomes a have-a-go hero and the Finsbury and Stockwell police forces discover something suspicious in their paperwork, John's happy bubble is about... see more
Frankenstein Created Woman
[1967]
 
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Movie | Horror | 1h 32min
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A dead and frozen Baron Frankenstein is re-animated by his colleague Dr. Hertz proving to him that the soul does not leave the body on the instant of death. His lab assistant, young Hans, is found guilty of murdering the local pub owner with whom he had an argument where he foolishly swore to kill the man and Frankenstein acquires his body immediately after the execution. Hans had been quite friendly... see more
The Darling Buds of May
[1991]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 1h 40min
The life of the Larkin family, farmers in Kent.
Minder
[1979]
 
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TV Series | Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h
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Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to satisfy his employer's demands, and putting his own life at risk, Arthur is busy exploiting Terry for all he is worth. For, when other people hire Terry's services, through Arthur, Arthur usually keeps most of Terry's... see more
The Detectives
[1993]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Crime | 50min
In the never ending, high tech war against crime, Detective Constables Bob Louis and David Briggs are the Scud missiles of the police arsenal of intuition, hunches and inspired guesses... all of them hopelessly wrong.
The Royal
[2003]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
Set in the 1960s, this British medical drama follows the staff and patients of St Aidan's Royal Free Hospital.
Horror on Snape Island
[1972]
 
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Movie | Horror | 1h 29min
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A group of experienced archeologists are searching for an old and mystic Phoenician treasure when they are surprised by a series of mysterious murders...
Hotel Paradiso
[1966]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 38min
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Monsieur Feydeau has writer's block, and he needs a new play. But he takes an opportunity to observe the upper class of 1900 Paris - Monsieur Boniface with a domineering wife, and the next-door neglectful husband Henri with a beautiful but ignored wife Marcelle. Henri traces architectural anomalies (most ghost sounds are drains), and plans a night at the Hotel Paradiso; but this hotel is the assignation... see more
Agent 8 3/4
[1964]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 38min
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A Czech-speaking, out-of-work Briton is unwittingly sent on a secret mission to Prague by British Intelligence.
Robin's Nest
[1977]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
Now a qualified chef, Robin from "Man About the House" (1973) sets up home with his girlfriend, and a business with his girlfriend's father.
Chancer
[1990]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 55min
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A business adviser uses all means necessary to help his friends out of financial ruins. However he has a moral code. Also, his unresolved family past won't leave him alone.
Thriller
[1973]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 5min
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Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror.
Edward the King
[1975]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Drama, History | 50min
The life of Edward VII (1841 - 1910), the King of the United Kingdom. Before becoming the king he developed a reputation of a playboy which angered his mother, Queen Victoria. He was a reformer and modernizer, but also an elitist.
Doctor in Distress
[1963]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 42min
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Dr. Simon Sparrow's love life improves dramatically when the lovely Delia Mallory is brought into casualty with a sprained ankle. She's relieved at the diagnosis as she is a model and is as attracted to Sparrow as he is to her. Sparrow finds himself treating Sir Lancelot Spratt who has taken to sleep-walking. He has also quite suddenly lost his gruff manner and is being quite nice to everyone. Sparrow... see more
Van der Valk
[1972]
 
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TV Series | Action, Drama | 2h
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Gritty British-made police drama series set in the beautiful location of Amsterdam. Cynical Dutch detective Commissaris "Piet" Van der Valk and his colleagues investigate murders, kidnappings and political corruption.
The Liver Birds
[1969]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
Ground-breaking British sitcom created by two housewives from Liverpool. The series follows the lives and loves of two young, single women sharing a flat in Liverpool. With a realistic feel and catchy theme song by 'The Scaffold'.
Cribb
[1980]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 30min
The Victorian era cases of Detective Sergeant Cribb of Scotland Yard's newly formed Criminal Investigation Department.
School for Unclaimed Girls
[1969]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 35min
Nicki believes she's the cause of her father's death and when mom tries to remarry her price in shining armor is the flame that restarts Nicki's nightmare from hell. Nicki is then sent to a school for troubled girls. Will Nicki receive the help she needs to move on???
Strangers
[1978]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Thriller | 1h
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Don Henderson resurrected the eccentric police detective George Kitchener Bulman (from the short lived series "The XYY Man") in this British series which saw him reluctantly and grumpily transferred to a station in the North of England. Like the series which followed it ("Bulman") the show drifted between the standard hard edged, grittily realistic and violent policy which was prevalent in British... see more
Comic Relief Does Fame Academy
[2003]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family, Music | 1h
Gideon C.I.D.
[1964]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h
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Follows Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard and his family life.
We Joined the Navy
[1962]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 45min
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This is the story of the riotous, romantic, exciting, astonishing and highly entertaining adventures of Lt Commander Badger, RN. An exceptionally likeable fellow, the Badger has one besetting sin, a shining honesty.
Triangle
[1981]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 30min
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A series about the crew and passengers of a North Sea ferry, on the triangular route between Felixstowe, Gothenburg and Amsterdam.
Tamahine
[1963]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Sport | 1h 35min
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A free-spirited young Polynesian girl is sent to live with her uncle in England. The many social and other rules new to her that she encounters there, as well as attention from student body of a local school cause much hilarity.
Die Kinder
[1990]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
A woman searches for her children, who have been abducted by her ex-husband, a member of the German 'Red Liberation Front'.
Love Story
[1963]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
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Mistress Pamela
[1974]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 31min
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Loosely bases on Samuel Richardson's novel Pamela or Virtue Rewarded, this is the story of Pamela who goes to work in the kitchen of Lord Devenish who is determined to rape her.
Call My Bluff
[1965]
 
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TV Series | Family, Game-Show | 30min
Two teams of three alternate between giving and guessing the meanings of obscure English words.
Perfect Scoundrels
[1990]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 1h
Comedy Connections
[2003]
 
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TV Series | Documentary | 40min
Series looking at the history of favourite comedy shows.
I Love a 1970's Christmas
[2000]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 30min
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A look back at popular culture surrounding Christmas in 1970s Britain.
The Basil Brush Show
[1970]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family
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Comic Relief
[1988]
 
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TV Special | Comedy | 7h 30min
The first night of Comic Relief on Red Nose day 1988 hosted by Lenny 'Nice Suit' Henry and Griff 'Stupid Hat' Rhys Jones. Participants managed to raise over 15 million pounds for charity projects in Britain and Africa.
My Son, My Son
[1979]
 
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Mini Series | 7h 20min
A father that indulged his son too much and the unfortunate events that it lead to.
Clayhanger
[1976]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
A coming-of-age story set in the 19th century England about Edwin Clayhanger, a young man who wants to be an architect, but it is expected of him to continue the family's printing business which he accepts for the time being.
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