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Francesca Annis
Born May 14, 1945 (age 74)
Francesca Annis (born 14 May 1945) is an English actress. She is known for television roles in Reckless (1998), Wives and Daughters (1999), Deceit (2000) and Cranford (2007). A six-time BAFTA TV Award nominee, she won the 1979 BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for the ITV serial Lillie. Her film appearances include Krull (1983), Dune (1984), The Debt Collector (1999) and The Libertine (2004).
Dune
[1984]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 2h 17min
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A Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father's evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor's rule.
Wives and Daughters
[1999]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 5h 1min
The daughter of a country doctor copes with an unwanted stepmother, an impetuous stepsister, burdensome secrets, the town gossips, and the tug on her own heartstrings for a man who thinks of her only as a friend.
Macbeth
[1971]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 2h 20min
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A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord seizes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.
The Debt Collector
[1999]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Thriller | 1h 49min
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Mean, gritty, dirty and low and that's just the Policeman Gary Keltie (Ken Stott) out for retribution for the horrendous crimes against the helpless people of Edinburgh during the nineteen seventies, by notorious, torturous, and killer, debt collector Nickie Dryden (Billy Connolly). This is as hard as they come; giants of their professions one with a trade that needs to be kept secret and the other... see more
Copenhagen
[2002]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, History, War | 1h 30min
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A television adaptation of Michael Frayn's celebrated and award-winning stage play about the meeting between physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg in 1941 Copenhagen. At this time the young Heisenberg was leading a faltering German research program into nuclear energy, while the middle-aged and apparently isolated Bohr was in contact with allied agents, and still held a position of great influence... see more
Reckless
[1997]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, Romance | 5h 10min
Young doctor Owen Springer returns to Manchester to care for his ailing father and proceeds to fall in love with an older woman, who just happens to be married to his boss.
Loving Miss Hatto
[2012]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 30min
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In 1953 William Barrington-Coupe - known as Barrie - spots concert pianist Joyce Hatto and recognizes her talent. They marry with Barrie becoming Joyce's agent. She makes several records,which achieve some popularity,though her stage fright restricts the success of her concert tours and Barrie, still a wheeler dealer, serves a short prison term for tax evasion. Joyce's career is curtailed by cancer... see more
Why Didn't They Ask Evans?
[1980]
 
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TV Movie | Crime, Mystery, Romance | 3h
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While golfing on the Welsh coast, Bobby Jones apparently hits a stranger who falls off the the sea cliff. His enigmatic last words are "Why didn't they ask Evans?"
Partners in Crime
[1983]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 50min
Agatha Christie's husband-and-wife sleuthing team take on a series of short whodunit mysteries.
The Little House
[2010]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 47min
A reluctant mother, young Ruth Clee's post natal vulnerability and failure to bond with her baby is exploited by Elizabeth, her manipulative mother-in-law in a battle to seize control of the child.
Lillie
[1978]
 
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Mini Series | Adventure, Biography, Drama | 52min
Lillie Langtry, trapped in a loveless marriage, takes full advantage of her beauty, attracting many lovers and admirers including the Prince of Wales and Oscar Wilde. As her husband slowly drinks himself to death, Lillie embarks upon a sensational career as a somewhat talented yet beautiful actress in Britain and the United States. Throughout her life she attracts rich and sometimes brutal lovers,... see more
Reckless: The Sequel
[1998]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 42min
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One year on in their lives, Owen and Anna make impulsive plans to marry. But Anna's ex-husband Richard Crane has other ideas. Exploiting their weak spots, he schemes to tear the couple apart. Can Anna and Owen survive this emotional trauma to become man and wife?
I'll Take Manhattan
[1987]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 6h 15min
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Maxi Amberville tries to save the magazine empire her father built, but her treacherous uncle stands in her way.
The Secret Adversary
[1983]
 
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TV Movie | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 1h 55min
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After two old friends accidentally meet and resolve to become investigators for hire, they quickly become embroiled in a missing treaty and a Bolshevik conspiracy.
Deadly Summer
[1997]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Drama | 50min
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Two British couples on holiday in France become entangled in deaths and drama.
Romeo.Juliet
[1990]
 
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Movie | 2h
The tale centers on an eccentric bag lady who rescues the stray cats of Venice and puts them on a boat to set sail for the new world.
Weep No More, My Lady
[1992]
 
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TV Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 31min
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A short tempered film star is murdered in this early 1990s mystery film based on the novel 'Weep No more My Lady' by Mary Higgins Clark.
Coming Out of the Ice
[1982]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 44min
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Victor and his family moved to the USSR in the mid '30's. When he refused to sign his skydiving accomplishment as a citizen of the USSR, he was not tried but simply sent to prison. His horrific imprisonment, beating and torture culminated with his being sent to the Gulag for many years. He was in the Soviet Union, according to the film, for a total of 45 years.
Penny Gold
[1973]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 27min
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While investigating a murder case, a detective stumbles upon a rare-stamp swindle involving the victim's twin sister.
The Pleasure Girls
[1965]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 28min
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A beautiful young girl arrives in London to pursue a modeling career, and finds herself caught up in the whole "swinging '60s" scene.
Shades of Darkness
[1983]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Horror | 1h
An anthology of short mysterious dramas, each with a supernatural twist.
The Gravy Train Goes East
[1991]
 
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Mini Series | Comedy | 3h 35min
Madame Bovary
[1975]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 3h 40min
The Eyes of Annie Jones
[1964]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery | 1h 13min
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Murder unfolds around a young girl who sleepwalks and talks while she does so.
Deceit
[2000]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 2h 25min
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Parnell & the Englishwoman
[1991]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 1h
A 19th-century Irish nationalist politician has an affair with the wife of an English MP.
Flesh and Blood
[2019]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama
Lives of three siblings are disrupted when their recently widowed mother declares she's in love with a new man. Tangled web of secrets, lies, rivalries and betrayals eventually leads to a murder.
Revolver
[2005]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 51min
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Gambler Jake Green enters into a game with potentially deadly consequences.
King of Thieves
[2018]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 48min
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A true crime movie about a crew of retired crooks who pull off a major heist in London's jewelry district. What starts off as their last criminal hurrah, quickly turns into a brutal nightmare due to greed. Based on infamous true events.
The Libertine
[2004]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 54min
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The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.
Jane Eyre
[2006]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, Romance | 3h 50min
Jane Eyre is a TV mini-series starring Ruth Wilson, Toby Stephens, and Lorraine Ashbourne. A young governess falls in love with her brooding and complex master. However, his dark past may destroy their relationship forever.
Krull
[1983]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 2h 1min
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A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet.
Tales from the Crypt
[1989]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller | 25min
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Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s presented by the legendary Crypt Keeper, a sinister ghoul obsessed with gallows humor and horrific puns.
Cranford
[2007]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.
Home Fires
[2015]
 
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TV Series | Drama, War | 45min
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A drama following a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community during World War II.
Cleopatra
[1963]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 3h 12min
Queen Cleopatra of Egypt experiences both triumph and tragedy as she attempts to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome.
Onegin
[1999]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 46min
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In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is introduced to the young Tatiana. A passionate and virtuous girl, she soon falls hopelessly under the spell of the aloof newcomer and professes her love for him.
Shifty
[2008]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 25min
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Shifty, a young crack cocaine dealer in London, sees his life quickly spiral out of control when his best friend returns home. Stalked by a customer desperate to score at all costs, and with his family about to turn their back on him for good, Shifty must out-run and out-smart a rival drug dealer, intent on setting him up for a big fall. As his long time friend Chris, confronts the dark past he left... see more
Under the Cherry Moon
[1986]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Music | 1h 38min
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Two brothers from Miami are in the Mediterranean, enjoying life by scamming money off of rich women. One day, they read about a young woman set to inherit $50 million from her father. At first, Tricky has Christopher Tracy talked into romancing her for her money, but as he gets to know her, Christopher falls in love with her. This love comes between the brothers, and Tricky tells all about the pla... see more
Murder Most Foul
[1964]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 30min
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When Miss Marple joins a theatrical company after a blackmailer is murdered, several members of the troupe are also dispatched by this mysterious killer.
Doomsday Gun
[1994]
 
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TV Movie | Action, Drama, History | 2h
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When a brilliant munitions engineer contracts to build a super-gun for Saddam Hussein in 1988, he attracts the attention of several intelligence agencies.
Carry on Teacher
[1959]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 26min
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Pupils run amok at Maudlin Street School in an attempt to hang on to their headmaster. He has applied for a new job, but the students like him and don't want to lose him. They concoct a plan - blacken his record in front of the Ministry Inspector and then he won't ever be able to get another job!
Jericho
[2005]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama | 2h
Detective Chief Inspector Michael Jericho of Scotland Yard is a respected, uncompromising and forward thinking detective investigating high-profile murders in 1950s London.
TV Movie | Drama, Romance | 2h
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Biography of the life of Aristotle Onassis, a Greek who rose to become one of the world's most wealthiest men, detailing his rise to power and unhappy marriages.
Secret Agent
[1964]
 
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TV Series | Action, Adventure, Crime | 49min
Two years after the original "Danger Man" series concluded, it was revamped and retconned. The series returned in a longer format. (1 hour/episode instead of 30 minutes). John Drake was now an agent for MI9, getting exotic assignments exclusively from Her Majesty's Secret Service as an agent of M9. This version of the series introduced several Bond-like gadgets, including a tape-recording shaver, as... see more
Between the Lines
[1992]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama | 50min
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"Between The Lines" is set in the Complaints Investigation Bureau (CIB) - the department responsible for investigating other police officers - of London's Metropolitan Police. The first two series had stories based around various different aspects of the darker side of the police, ranging from such topics as petty corruption, racism and sexual harassment through to grand conspiracy, with some plot... see more
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.
The Walking Stick
[1970]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Romance | 1h 36min
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A young woman's highly ordered and structured life is turned upside-down when she meets a handsome stranger at a party. Friendship soon develops into romance and for the first time in her life she is truly happy. This happiness is short lived, however, as little by little she discovers her partner has been lying to her about his past. It is soon revealed that he and his friends have been planning to... see more
Milk
[1999]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 34min
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When the posh townie mother of an eccentric bachelor dairy farmer is found dead, members of the family return to the run down family home ostensibly to grieve, but in reality to argue over the inheritance.
Flipper's New Adventure
[1964]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, Family | 1h 34min
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Boy Sandy and Dolphin Flipper are in the Bahamas where they pester a bunch of outlaws holding an English family captive.
Crooks in Cloisters
[1964]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime | 1h 37min
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Having pulled off the smallest ever train robbery, Little Walter and his crew decide to get out of London. The six of them set up business in a disused monastery off the Cornish coast, despite the fact that none of them really qualifies as a monk - least of all Walter's moll Bikini. Bit by bit, the quiet way of life starts becoming a habit.
His and Hers
[1961]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 30min
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Great Mysteries
[1973]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Mystery | 30min
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The Human Jungle
[1963]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
This is a British TV series in which Dr. Corder is a Psychiatrist who is able to treat and cure any Patients' mental disorders through Freudian and contemporary approaches.
West 11
[1963]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 33min
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This Michael Winner directed film looks into life at Notting Hill, London, then a seedy slum. A down on his luck Joe Beckett (Alfred Lynch) is recruited into crime by Richard Dyce (Eric Portman).
Performance
[1992]
 
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TV Series | Drama
BBC Play of the Month
[1965]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 2h
Beware of Children
[1961]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 26min
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A young, married couple inherit an estate and decide to turn it into a summer camp for children.
Love Story
[1963]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
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Sir Francis Drake
[1961]
 
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TV Series | Adventure, Family | 25min
The adventures of Sir Francis Drake during the 1500's. Sir Francis is probably one of the most famous explorers of the high seas. The twenty six episodes of the series are about his explorations of many far off lands.
Saturday Night Out
[1964]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Music | 1h 40min
Sailors in port variously plan diversions for a Saturday night; but the reality is a bit different.
ITV Playhouse
[1967]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama
Aspel & Company
[1984]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show
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Middle-of-the-road celebrity chat show hosted by smooth presenter Michael Aspel.
The Comedy of Errors
[1978]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Musical | 2h 10min
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The Royal Shakespeare Company act (and sing and dance!) Shakespeare's play about two sets of identical twins, separated at birth and brought together by circumstance.
Destination Dune
[1984]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 6min
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