Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson

Born: July 9, 1936
in Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK
Richard Wilson OBE (born Ian Carmichael Wilson; 9 July 1936) is a Scottish actor, theatre director and broadcaster. He played Victor Meldrew in the BBC sitcom One Foot in the Grave. A later role was as Gaius, the court physician of Camelot, in the BBC drama Merlin.

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Sherlock Gnomes
Title: Sherlock Gnomes
Character: Mr. Capulet (voice)
Released: March 15, 2018
Type: Movie
Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renown detective, Sherlock Gnomes, to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream
Title: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Character: Starveling
Released: May 30, 2016
Type: Movie
Shakespeare's comedy adapted for television by Russell T. Davies. In the tyrannical court of Athens, pitiless dictator Theseus plans his wedding to Hippolyta, a prisoner of war, while young Hermia is sentenced to death by her own father for loving the wrong man. Meanwhile, in the town below, an amateur theatre group rehearses. And beyond Athens, in the wild woods, dark forces are stirring...
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Coming Oot! A Fabulous History of Gay Scotland
Title: Coming Oot! A Fabulous History of Gay Scotland
Character: Narrator
Released: November 30, 2015
Type: Movie
A varied history of gay people and Scotland.
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Danny & the Human Zoo
Title: Danny & the Human Zoo
Character: James Broughton
Released: August 31, 2015
Type: Movie
A dramatised account of the early life and career of impressionist, comedian and actor Lenny Henry.
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Title: Playhouse Presents
Character: John
Released: April 12, 2012
Type: TV
Playhouse Presents is a series of self-contained TV plays, made by British broadcaster Sky Arts. The series started airing on 12 April 2012, on Sky Arts 1. Each episode is written by a different writer and stars a different cast. The four-part adaptation of A Country Doctor's Notebook was also broadcast on the strand in December 2012. Sky Arts have announced that they are ordering a five-part spin-off of the third play, Nixon’s The One. They say the full cast, including Harry Shearer as Nixon and Henry Goodman as Kissinger, will return for the series run, which will be filmed in September 2012. The series will broadcast in 2013. The second series began airing in April 2013 featuring Kathy Burke, Frances Barber, Julia Davis, Idris Elba, Anna Friel, Rebecca Front, Stephen Graham, David Harewood, Ian Hart, Sharon Horgan, Mathew Horne, Suranne Jones, Kylie Minogue, Vanessa Redgrave, Peter Serafinowicz, Matt Smith, Johnny Vegas, Marc Warren, Jack Whitehall and Reggie Yates.
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Gnomeo & Juliet
Title: Gnomeo & Juliet
Character: Mr. Capulet
Released: January 13, 2011
Type: Movie
A version of Shakespeare's play, set in the world of warring indoor and outdoor gnomes. Garden gnomes Gnomeo and Juliet have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. But with plastic pink flamingos and lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple find lasting happiness?
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Title: Merlin: Secrets and Magic
Released: September 19, 2009
Type: TV
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Title: Britain's Best Drives
Released: February 19, 2009
Type: TV
Britain's Best Drives is a six-part 2009 British television series in which Richard Wilson travels across the UK in reviewing the best driving roads from a motoring guide of the 1950s. In each episode he drives a different car of the period. There was also a seventh episode where Wilson learns how to drive a manual transmission car again.
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Title: Demons
Character: Father Simeon
Released: January 3, 2009
Type: TV
Luke Rutherford is your average teenager - until his dead father's best friend, Rupert Galvin turns up to reveal his secret destiny: he's the great-grandson of Abraham Van Helsing, the infamous vampire hunter. Luke is set to inherit the family mantle as a warrior against the supernatural entities that lie deep beneath the streets of modern-day London.
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Title: Merlin
Character: Gaius
Released: September 20, 2008
Type: TV
The unlikely friendship between Merlin, a young man gifted with extraordinary magical powers, and Prince Arthur, heir to the crown of Camelot.
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Title: The Alan Titchmarsh Show
Released: September 3, 2007
Type: TV
The Alan Titchmarsh Show is a British daytime chat show presented by Alan Titchmarsh. It was first broadcast on ITV on 3 September 2007 and currently airs on weekday afternoons. The show's main focus is the "Best of British" theme with many of the shows' segments focusing on fashion, health, nature, cookery and animals.
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Title: Kingdom
Released: April 22, 2007
Type: TV
Kingdom is a British television series produced by Parallel Film and Television Productions for the ITV network. It was created by Simon Wheeler and stars Stephen Fry as Peter Kingdom, a Norfolk solicitor who is coping with family, colleagues, and the strange locals who come to him for legal assistance. The series also starred Hermione Norris, Celia Imrie, Karl Davies, Phyllida Law and Tony Slattery. The first series of six one-hour episodes was aired in 2007 and averaged six million viewers per week. Despite a mid-series ratings dip, the executive chairman of ITV praised the programme and ordered a second series, which was filmed in 2007 and broadcast in January and February 2008. Filming on the third series ran from July to September 2008 for broadcast from 7 June 2009. Stephen Fry announced on his blog in October 2009 that ITV was cancelling the series, which was later confirmed by the channel, which said that given tighter budgets, more expensive productions were being cut.
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Reichenbach Falls
Title: Reichenbach Falls
Character: Arthur Conan Doyle
Released: March 1, 2007
Type: Movie
A psychological thriller, set in the heart of Edinburgh and featuring the underbelly of the capital city, Reichenbach Falls tells the story of hard-boiled detective Jim Buchan whose life starts to unravel as he investigates a 100-year-old murder case in the Scottish capital with an old friend - a crime writer researching the new novel. Buchan's investigation takes him into the dark underworld of Edinburgh's literary past and leads him to question the very nature of his own existence.
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A Harlot's Progress
Title: A Harlot's Progress
Character: Sir James Thornhill
Released: November 2, 2006
Type: Movie
Drama looking at artist William Hogarth and his relationship with the prostitute that inspired his most famous piece.
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Love and Other Disasters
Title: Love and Other Disasters
Character: Registrar
Released: September 9, 2006
Type: Movie
Flighty Emily "Jacks" Jackson works for the British edition of Vogue magazine. Rather than pursue a relationship, Jacks regularly hooks up with her devoted ex-boyfriend, James Wildstone, and lives with Peter Simon, a gay screenwriter. When Jacks meets Argentinian photographer's assistant Paolo Sarmiento, she assumes he is gay and tries to bring him and Peter together, unaware that Paolo is straight and in love with her.
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Title: The One Show
Released: August 14, 2006
Type: TV
A topical magazine-style daily television programme broadcast live on BBC One and BBC One HD. The programme is currently hosted by Alex Jones and Matt Baker from Monday-Thursday, with Chris Evans appearing instead of Baker on Fridays and relief presenters appearing when required.
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Title: Davina
Released: February 15, 2006
Type: TV
Davina was a British chat show hosted by Davina McCall. It first aired on BBC One on 15 February 2006, however, the show ended on 12 April 2006 at the end of its first series due to low ratings. One show attracted fewer than 2.3 million viewers, when it was moved to 7pm.
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Title: Monkey Trousers
Released: May 20, 2005
Type: TV
Monkey Trousers was a short-lived comedy series on ITV in 2005, featuring Alistair McGowan, John Thomson, Ronni Ancona, Mackenzie Crook, Griff Rhys Jones, Neil Morrissey, Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Marc Wootton and Steve Coogan. It was directed by David Kerr and produced by Bob Mortimer and Vic Reeves' production company, Pett Productions. It succeeded The All Star Comedy Show, which was written by Reeves and Mortimer, and produced by Coogan. Sketches of the show included the moronic, yet fearless 'Croc Botherer', Roy the eerie, lonely toy-shopkeeper, Alistair the hopeless estate agent, who replies to every question with "I don't know", the swearing chef, and the 'Geordie Astronauts'. A DVD of the series was released on 4 July 2005.
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Title: Doctor Who Confidential
Released: March 26, 2005
Type: TV
Doctor Who Confidential is a documentary series created by the British Broadcasting Corporation to complement the revival of the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. Each episode was broadcast on BBC Three on Saturdays, immediately after the broadcast of the weekly television episode on BBC One. The running time of the first two series was 30 minutes, being extended to 45 minutes in the third. BBC Three also broadcast a cut-down edition of the programme, lasting 15 minutes, shown after the repeats on Sundays and Fridays and after the weekday evening repeats of earlier seasons. Described as focusing on the human element of the series, Confidential features behind-the-scenes footage on the making of Doctor Who through clips and interviews with the cast, production crew and other people, including those who have participated in the television series over the years of its existence. Each episode deals with a different topic, and in most cases refers to the Doctor Who episode that preceded it. There have also been two episodes of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast apart from the showing of Doctor Who episodes: in November 2006 an edition subtitled "Music and Monsters" was produced going behind the scenes of a televised concert of soundtrack music produced as part of that year's Children in Need appeal, and on 3 January 2009, a special edition was broadcast to announce the actor chosen to play the Eleventh Doctor.
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Title: Doctor Who
Released: March 26, 2005
Type: TV
The Doctor is a Time Lord: a 900 year old alien with 2 hearts, part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor saves planets for a living—more of a hobby actually, and the Doctor's very, very good at it.
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Title: Doctor Who
Character: Dr. Constantine
Released: March 26, 2005
Type: TV
The Doctor is a Time Lord: a 900 year old alien with 2 hearts, part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor saves planets for a living—more of a hobby actually, and the Doctor's very, very good at it.
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Deck Dogz
Title: Deck Dogz
Character: Robert 'Poker' Benardi
Released: January 6, 2005
Type: Movie
It is a movie about three teen skaters, played by young Australian actors Richard Wilson, Sean Kennedy and Ho Thi Lu. Their characters Poker, Spasm and Blue Flame, are trying to escape the law, their school, their parents, their demons and a couple of low-life criminals to realise their burning ambition — to meet world class skating champion, Tony Hawk.
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King of Fridges
Title: King of Fridges
Character: Frank
Released: September 18, 2004
Type: Movie
A play about an ambitious young manager of a Dixons-style electrical warehouse who gets saddled with a 65-year-old re-trainee on a frenetic bank holiday.
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Title: Out There
Released: May 1, 2003
Type: TV
Out There is an Australian comedy-drama series following the trials and tribulations of an American high school boy named Reilly who moves to Australia from Connecticut as his father flees the authorities. He stays with his aunt and uncle who are the owners of a nature reserve and veterinary clinic.
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Jeffrey Archer: The Truth
Title: Jeffrey Archer: The Truth
Character: Duke of Edinburgh
Released: December 1, 2002
Type: Movie
A satirical look at the 'secret' TRUE life of Jeffrey Archer. The Truth, the whole truth and everything BUT the truth.
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Dick Whittington: The ITV Pantomime
Title: Dick Whittington: The ITV Pantomime
Character: Sally the Cook
Released: January 1, 2002
Type: Movie
An adaptation of the folktale about a lonely boy, his beloved cat, and the hard decisions that come with their adventures.
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Women Talking Dirty
Title: Women Talking Dirty
Character: Ronald
Released: December 7, 2001
Type: Movie
A lively, outspoken single mother develops an unlikely friendship with a shy cartoonist.
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Title: McLeod's Daughters
Released: August 8, 2001
Type: TV
Following the death of her mother, Tess Silverman travels to "Drover's Run", the farm where she spent the first few years of her life. "Drover's Run" is a rural cattle property in South Australia, and is where her only remaining family lives, her father Jack and her sister Claire, whom she has not seen in 20 years.
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Title: Life as We Know It
Released: July 22, 2001
Type: TV
A sitcom about an couple growing old and follows their life and their children as they try to remain active and young, but their children who still live at home don't make it easy for them.
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Title: High Stakes
Released: April 22, 2001
Type: TV
High Stakes is a British sitcom starring Richard Wilson that aired in 2001. It was written by Tony Sarchet. The second series remains unaired.
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Title: Life Support
Character: John Doone
Released: July 19, 1999
Type: TV
Life Support is a medical drama series that aired on BBC Scotland. Aisling O'Sullivan starred as Dr. Katherine Doone, the new clinical ethicist at Caledonian Hospital Trust, a fictional Glasgow hospital.
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Ted & Ralph
Title: Ted & Ralph
Character: Landowner at Party
Released: December 26, 1998
Type: Movie
One-off comedy drama featuring characters from award-winning BBC sketch series 'The Fast Show'. Ralph Mayhew (Charlie Higson) lives alone in a faded stately home. His only friend is Ted (Paul Whitehouse), the elderly Irish estate-worker. But their way of life is under threat: Ralph must marry before his 35th birthday or lose everything. Just when it all seems hopeless, along comes Wendy (Kathy Burke). But as Ralph's affection for Wendy grows, his dependence on Ted wanes. Is this the end of a beautiful friendship? Is Wendy all that she seems? Will Ralph go through with the marriage? And will he save the Hall?
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Title: Duck Patrol
Released: July 19, 1998
Type: TV
Duck Patrol is a British television comedy series that originally aired in 1998. Produced by LWT for the ITV network, it centered around a river police station by the River Thames. The script for the pilot episode 'Of Ducks and Men' was re-filmed with some changes to supporting cast and main cast uniforms, and retitled as 'Flying Colours' which then became the first episode of the following series.
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Title: So Graham Norton
Released: July 3, 1998
Type: TV
So Graham Norton was a British television programme, hosted by Irish personality Graham Norton. It ran from 3 July 1998 to 1 March 2002.
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Title: Fantasy World Cup
Released: June 9, 1998
Type: TV
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Title: In the Red
Character: Lord Tone
Released: May 26, 1998
Type: TV
A series of killings of bank managers has London in a turmoil, all the way up to Parliament. And the killer regularly calls about his handiwork, but only to a street-wise, and usually rather tipsy, radio reporter, about to be sacked for his habitual irreverence toward his station and the BBC. And while everything seems to point to a lead singer of a rock group famous for the "In The Red" music which has been connected to the killings, in typical British mystery fashion, there are also other sub-plots to be considered.
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Title: All Saints
Released: February 24, 1998
Type: TV
Medical drama focusing on the working and personal lives of the doctors and nurses working on the front line of a busy inner city Emergency Department at All Saints Hospital.
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The Man Who Knew Too Little
Title: The Man Who Knew Too Little
Character: Sir Roger Daggenhurst
Released: November 14, 1997
Type: Movie
An American gets a ticket for an audience participation game in London, then gets involved in a case of mistaken identity. As an international plot unravels around him, he thinks it's all part of the act.
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Lord of Misrule
Title: Lord of Misrule
Released: May 6, 1996
Type: Movie
Comedy drama. Retired Lord Chancellor Bill Webster decides to sell his memoirs to a tabloid newspaper in order to save his crumbling Cornish house. The Prime Minister wants to stop him as he believes the government will fall if his book is published. One of Bill's old girlfriends, now the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, is sent to try and stop him, but also on his trail is a tabloid journalist who senses a scoop.
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Title: Gulliver's Travels
Character: Professor of Language
Released: February 4, 1996
Type: TV
Dr. Gulliver has returned from his journey to his family after a long absence - and tells them the story of his travels.
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Title: The Frank Skinner Show
Released: September 10, 1995
Type: TV
The Frank Skinner Show was a television chat show hosted by comedian Frank Skinner, which lasted nine series on British television between 1995 and 2005. As well as celebrity interviews, the shows included an initial stand-up routine, various sketches throughout the episode and usually concluded with a comedic song featuring Frank and the guest stars. The Frank Skinner Show became notorious over the years for the unconventional nature of the interviews, including some shocking revelations from the guests. The programme ended in 2005 after nine series. It was screened on BBC One from its first episode on 10 September 1995 until 3 June 1999. In 2000, the show moved to ITV. The programme was nominated for a Royal Television Society Award in 2001.
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Title: Father Ted
Released: April 21, 1995
Type: TV
A crazy comedy about three rather strange parish priests exiled to Craggy Island, a remote island off the Irish west coast.
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Title: The Mrs Merton Show
Released: February 10, 1995
Type: TV
The Mrs Merton Show is a mock chat show starring Caroline Aherne as the elderly host Mrs Merton. It ran from 10 February 1995 to 2 April 1998 and was produced by Granada Television and aired on the BBC. The writers included Aherne, Craig Cash, Dave Gorman and Henry Normal. Prior to TV success, Aherne's Mrs Merton character appeared on Frank Sidebottom's album "5/9/88", then made her TV debut on the 1991 Channel 4 gameshow Remote Control, hosted by Anthony H Wilson. The chat show was followed up by a sitcom, Mrs Merton and Malcolm, based on Mrs Merton and her son Malcolm, who was played by Craig Cash.
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Title: Room 101
Released: July 4, 1994
Type: TV
Fast-moving game show meets talk show, which sees Frank Skinner refereeing three celebrities each week as they compete to banish their top peeve or worst nightmare to the depths of Room 101.
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Butter
Title: Butter
Character: Steven Williams
Released: January 1, 1994
Type: Movie
Jane has an eating problem. She has bought and prepared a feast for an unseen date who calls in sick and sends her spiraling round London, visiting friends and revisiting old habits.
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Title: Shooting Stars
Released: December 27, 1993
Type: TV
Shooting Stars is a British television comedy panel game broadcast on BBC Two as a pilot in 1993, then as 3 full series from 1995 to 1997, then on BBC Choice from January to December 2002 with 2 series before returning to BBC Two for another 3 series from 2008 until its cancellation in 2011. Created and hosted by double-act Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, it uses the panel show format but with the comedians' often slapstick, surreal and anarchic humour does not rely on rules in order to function, with the pair apparently ignoring existing rules or inventing new ones as and when the mood takes them.
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One Foot in the Algarve
Title: One Foot in the Algarve
Character: Victor Meldrew
Released: December 26, 1993
Type: Movie
The Meldrews go on holiday to Portugal with Mrs Warboys, who is hoping for romance with her penpal Alfonso. Photographer Martin Trout follows them there, believing they have a roll of film that belongs to him.
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Soft Top Hard Shoulder
Title: Soft Top Hard Shoulder
Character: Uncle Salvatore
Released: January 15, 1993
Type: Movie
Eight years ago, Gavin, artistic son of an Scots/Italian ice-cream dynasty, turned his back on Glasgow and moved south to London to make his name illustrating children's books. Now, frustrated and broke, his Uncle Sal appears with an offer. Gavin's father has sold the family business and to get his share of the proceeds, Gavin must return home for his father's birthday party. Swayed by the money, he sets off north and picks up a hitchicker with a secret. Their journey is difficult but ultimately rewarding.
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Carry On Columbus
Title: Carry On Columbus
Character: Don Juan Felipe
Released: October 2, 1992
Type: Movie
Christopher Columbus believes he can find an alternative route to the far East and persuades the King and Queen of Spain to finance his expedition...
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Title: Selling Hitler
Character: Henri Nannen
Released: June 11, 1991
Type: TV
Based on the book by Robert Harris, this is a comic-dramatisation of the true story of the one of the most famous forgery cases in the world, the infamous 'Hitler Diaries' of the early 1980s. Jonathan Pryce stars as the German journalist Gerd Heidemann who convinces himself that he has discovered a set of secret diaries written by the leader of the Third Reich and tries to convince the world, making a fortune for himself in the process.
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Selling Hitler
Title: Selling Hitler
Character: Henri Nannen
Released: June 11, 1991
Type: Movie
In 1981, Gerd Heidemann (Jonathan Pryce), a war correspondent and reporter with the German magazine Stern, makes what he believes is the literary and historical scoop of the century: the personal diaries of Adolf Hitler. Over the next two years, Heidemann and the senior management figures at Stern secretly pay 10 million German marks to a mysterious 'Dr Fischer' (Alexei Sayle) for the sixty volumes of 'Hitler's diaries'. However, to the dismay of all, it is discovered after the publication of first extract that the diaries are crude forgeries, faked by Stuttgart criminal Konrad Kujau.
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Title: Cluedo
Character: Reverend Green
Released: July 25, 1990
Type: TV
Cluedo was a UK television game show based on the board game of the same name. Each week, a reenactment of the murder at the stately home Arlington Grange of a visiting guest was played and, through a combination of interrogating the suspects and deduction, celebrity guests had to discover who committed the murder, which of six weapons and in which room it was committed, whilst viewers were invited to play along at home.
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Title: MasterChef
Released: July 2, 1990
Type: TV
MasterChef is a BBC television competitive cooking show. It initially ran from 1990 to 2001 and was later revived in a different format known as MasterChef Goes Large from 2005 onwards. In 2008, the "Goes Large" part of the name was dropped, but the format remains identical. The revamped format was devised by Franc Roddam and John Silver with Karen Ross producing. The series now appears in four versions: the main MasterChef series, MasterChef: The Professionals for working chefs, Celebrity MasterChef, and Junior MasterChef, for 9-to-12-year-olds. The format has been reproduced around the world in a large number of international versions.
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Title: One Foot in the Grave
Character: Victor Meldrew
Released: January 4, 1990
Type: TV
One Foot in the Grave is a BBC television sitcom series The series features the exploits of Victor Meldrew and his long-suffering wife, Margaret. The programmes invariably deal with Meldrew's battle against the problems he creates for himself. Living in a typical household in an unnamed English suburb, Victor takes involuntary early retirement. His various efforts to keep himself busy, while encountering various misfortunes and misunderstandings are the themes of the sitcom. The series was largely filmed on location in Walkford, near New Milton in Hampshire, although several clues show that the series may have been set in Hampshire – possibly Winchester. Despite its traditional production, the series supplants its domestic sitcom setting with elements of black humour and surrealism.
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Title: Mr. Bean
Character: Dentist
Released: January 1, 1990
Type: TV
Mr Bean turns simple everyday tasks into chaotic situations and will leave you in stitches as he creates havoc wherever he goes.
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Fellow Traveller
Title: Fellow Traveller
Character: Sir Hugo Armstrong
Released: September 29, 1989
Type: Movie
In the Golden Age of Hollywood, two men had it all; one was a top screenwriter, the other a film idol. But when the witch hunts of McCarthyism swept into Tinseltown, it drove one out of the country and the other to suicide.
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How to Get Ahead in Advertising
Title: How to Get Ahead in Advertising
Character: John Bristol
Released: May 5, 1989
Type: Movie
Pressure from his boss and a skin-cream client produces a talking boil on a British adman's neck.
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A Dry White Season
Title: A Dry White Season
Character: Cloete
Released: January 1, 1989
Type: Movie
During the 1976 Soweto uprising, a white school teacher's life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
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Title: Thompson
Released: November 10, 1988
Type: TV
Thompson is a 1988 British TV variety series hosted by actress Emma Thompson the show also starred Imelda Staunton, Kenneth Branagh and Stephen Moore. The show featured musical numbers, as well as comedy skits and…
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The Four Minute Mile
Title: The Four Minute Mile
Character: Harold Abrahams
Released: November 9, 1988
Type: Movie
A dramatization of the race to the four-minute mile.
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Prick Up Your Ears
Title: Prick Up Your Ears
Character: Psychiatrist
Released: April 17, 1987
Type: Movie
Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton moves to London in 1951, to study at RADA, and enjoys an openly gay relationship with Halliwell in their famous Islington flat in the 1960s. However, when Orton achieves spectacular success with such plays as 'What the Butler Saw' and 'Loot', Halliwell begins to feel alienated and the pair's future looks increasingly uncertain.
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Title: Tutti Frutti
Character: Eddie Clockerty
Released: March 3, 1987
Type: TV
Tutti Frutti is a BBC Scotland six part drama series, transmitted in 1987 and written by John Byrne. It starred Robbie Coltrane, Emma Thompson, Maurice Roëves, Richard Wilson and Katy Murphy. It brought many of the cast to national prominence.
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Title: High & Dry
Character: Richard Talbot
Released: January 7, 1987
Type: TV
It's 1946, and when Ron Archer discovers that the pier at the nearby seaside town of Midbourne is up for sale, he sets out with his son Trevor to find the money to buy it.
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Title: Inspector Morse
Released: January 6, 1987
Type: TV
Inspector Morse is a detective drama based on Colin Dexter's series of Chief Inspector Morse novels. The series starred John Thaw as Chief Inspector Morse and Kevin Whately as Sergeant Lewis, as well as a large cast of notable actors and actresses.
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Title: Room at the Bottom
Released: November 9, 1986
Type: TV
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Ruthless People
Title: Ruthless People
Character: Aerobic Instructor
Released: June 26, 1986
Type: Movie
A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation—without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.
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Whoops Apocalypse
Title: Whoops Apocalypse
Character: Nigel Lipman (Foreign Secretary)
Released: May 6, 1986
Type: Movie
When a small British owned island in the Caribbean is invaded and the world's most dangerous terrorist kidnaps a member of the Royal family, the countdown to World War 3 begins. If anyone can prevent the oncoming apocalypse it's the American President, but her closest ally the British Prime Minister appears to have gone stark raving mad.
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Title: Hot Metal
Released: February 16, 1986
Type: TV
Hot metal is a London Weekend Television sitcom about the British Newspaper industry broadcast between 1986 and 1988. The daily crucible, the dullest newspaper in Fleet Street, is suddenly taken over by media magnate Terence "Twiggy" Rathbone. Its editor Harry Stringer is 'promoted' to managing editor, and is replaced in his old job by Russell Spam. Spam then takes the paper shooting downmarket and turns the crucible into a sensation seeking scandal rag, very much in the style of the British tabloids of the 1980s. He is helped along by his ace gutter journalist, Greg Kettle, who intimidates his tabloid victims by claiming to be "a representative of Her Majesty's press" and produces stories such as accusing a vicar of being a werewolf. Throughout the first series, a running plot involved cub reporter Bill Tytla gradually uncovering an actual newsworthy story that went to the very heart of government. Written by David Renwick and Andrew Marshall, it is very much a continuation in style from their previous sitcom Whoops Apocalypse!. It was produced by Humphrey Barclay.
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Murder by the Book
Title: Murder by the Book
Character: Sir Max Mallowan
Released: January 1, 1986
Type: Movie
Agatha Christie’s agents propose that it’s time for her to publish the manuscript she wrote thirty-five years earlier, a novel in which she finally kills off her most famous creation. And it’s not an entirely sad occasion. “That wretched little man,” she says. “He’s always been so much trouble. How is it Miss Marple has never upset me at all, not ever?” That night, who should appear at her doorstep but the wretched little man himself, Hercule Poirot? The great fictional detective and his creator proceed to play a very Christie-like game of cat and mouse for the manuscript – and for their own lives.
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Title: The Last Place on Earth
Character: Scott Keltie
Released: February 18, 1985
Type: TV
The Last Place on Earth is a 1985 Central Television seven part serial, written by Trevor Griffiths based on the book Scott and Amundsen by Roland Huntford. The book is an exploration of the expeditions of Captain Robert F. Scott and his Norwegian rival in polar exploration, Roald Amundsen in their attempts to reach the South Pole. The series ran for seven episodes and starred a wide range of UK and Norwegian character actors as well as featuring some famous names, such as Max von Sydow, Richard Wilson, Sylvester McCoy and Pat Roach. It also featured performances early in their careers by Bill Nighy and Hugh Grant. Subsequently Huntford's book was republished under the same name. The book put forth the point of view that Amundsen's success in reaching the South Pole was abetted by much superior planning, whereas errors by Scott ultimately resulted in the death of him and his companions.
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Poppyland
Title: Poppyland
Character: Theodore Watts-Dunton
Released: January 13, 1985
Type: Movie
He is a respectable pillar of London society who yearns for an idyllic existence away from the noise and the smoke. She feels hemmed in by the confines of an isolated fishing village and dreams of the bright lights, and even brighter people, of the great metropolis. On a hot August day in 1883, Clement Scott, the writer, and Louie Jermy, the miller's daughter, meet each other for the first time.
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A Passage to India
Title: A Passage to India
Character: Mr. Turton
Released: December 14, 1984
Type: Movie
Set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj, the story begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela Quested, who is joining her fiancé, a city magistrate named Ronny Heaslop. She and Ronny's mother, Mrs. Moore, befriend an Indian doctor, Aziz H. Ahmed.
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Title: Sherlock Holmes
Character: Duncan Ross
Released: April 24, 1984
Type: TV
Sherlock Holmes uses his abilities to take on cases by private clients and those that the Scotland Yard are unable to solve, along with his friend Dr. Watson.
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Those Glory Glory Days
Title: Those Glory Glory Days
Character: Arnold - Journalist
Released: November 17, 1983
Type: Movie
Girls growing up in 1960-61 London develop a passion for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, the first British team in the 20th century to win the English league and FA Cup "double". Twenty years later, one of the girls tracks down players of the '60-'61 Spurs for a documentary.
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Title: Countdown
Released: November 2, 1982
Type: TV
Countdown is a British game show involving word and number puzzles. It is produced by ITV Studios and broadcast on Channel 4. It is presented by Nick Hewer, assisted by Rachel Riley, with regular lexicographer Susie Dent. It was the first programme to be aired on Channel 4, and 67 series have been broadcast since its debut on 2 November 1982. With over 5,000 episodes, Countdown is one of the longest-running game shows in the world, along with the original French version, Des chiffres et des lettres, which has been running on French television continuously since 1965. Countdown was initially recorded at The Leeds Studios for 27 years, before moving to Granada Studios in 2009, and then over to MediaCityUK in Salford Quays in 2013. The programme was presented by Richard Whiteley for over 20 years, until his death in June 2005. It was then presented by Des Lynam until the end of 2006, Des O'Connor until the end of 2008, and Jeff Stelling until the end of 2011. The current presenter is Nick Hewer. Carol Vorderman, the show's co-host, who had been on the programme since it began, left the show in December 2008, at the same time as O'Connor. She was replaced by Rachel Riley. A celebrity guest features in every programme, and provides a brief interlude before the first advertisement break. The two contestants in each episode compete in three disciplines: eleven letters rounds, in which the contestants attempt to make the longest word possible from nine randomly chosen letters; three numbers rounds, in which the contestants must use arithmetic to reach a random target number from six other numbers; and the conundrum, a buzzer round in which the contestants compete to solve a nine-letter anagram. During the series heats, the winning contestant returns the next day until he or she loses or has accumulated eight wins. The best contestants are invited back for the series finals, which are decided in knockout format. Contestants of exceptional skill have received national media coverage, and the programme as a whole is widely recognised and parodied within British culture.
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Pasmore
Title: Pasmore
Character: Abercrombie
Released: October 21, 1980
Type: Movie
Colin Pasmore tests his strength against his family ties but finds them stronger than he ever imagined.
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Title: Only When I Laugh
Released: October 29, 1979
Type: TV
Only When I Laugh is a British television sitcom. It is set in the ward of an NHS hospital. The title is the answer to the question, "Does it hurt?"
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Title: A Sharp Intake of Breath
Released: July 28, 1977
Type: TV
British sitcom in which happy-go-lucky character Peter Barnes comically and haphazardly tries to deal with the daily frustrations his life throws at him.
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Title: Yanks Go Home
Released: November 22, 1976
Type: TV
Yanks Go Home is a British sitcom about U.S. Army Air Forcemen stationed in Lancashire, England in the Second World War. It was produced and directed by Eric Prytherch for Granada Television and broadcast on ITV between 1976 and 1977. The series ran for 2 series and 13 episodes in total before its cancellation.
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Bet Your Life
Title: Bet Your Life
Character: Consultant
Released: September 21, 1976
Type: Movie
Like alcoholism, gambling is a disease. Ches, a compulsive gambler, is sent for medical help. A wonder drug perhaps? Or hypnosis maybe? Ches finds that his psychiatrist has other ideas.
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Title: Victorian Scandals
Released: September 3, 1976
Type: TV
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Title: Cilla's World Of Comedy
Released: August 31, 1976
Type: TV
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Through the Night
Title: Through the Night
Character: Registrar
Released: December 2, 1975
Type: Movie
The play tells the story of Christine Potts, who undergoes an unexpected mastectomy, and struggles to cope with the aftermath and the deficiencies of her post-operative care.
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Title: The Sweeney
Character: D.C.I. Anderson
Released: January 2, 1975
Type: TV
The Sweeney is a 1970s British television police drama focusing on two members of the Flying Squad, a branch of the Metropolitan Police specialising in tackling armed robbery and violent crime in London. The programme's title derives from Sweeney Todd, which is Cockney rhyming slang for "Flying Squad". The programme was shot entirely on 16mm film by Thames Television's film division, Euston Films. It originally aired on ITV between 2 January 1975 and 28 December 1978 in the 9-10pm weekday slot with repeated showings at the same time until the early 1980s. It starred John Thaw as Detective Inspector Jack Regan, and Dennis Waterman as his partner Detective Sergeant George Carter. Such was its popularity in the UK that it spawned two theatrically released feature film spin-offs, Sweeney! and Sweeney 2. The series aired during a dark period for the real-life Flying Squad. In the late 1970s, the Flying Squad was publicly censured for being involved in bribery, police corruption and excessively close links with the criminal fraternity. Unlike the unwavering high standards seen in the fictional Sweeney, the actual commander of the Flying Squad, Detective Chief Superintendent Kenneth Drury was convicted of five counts of corruption and jailed for eight years on 7 July 1977. An internal investigation, called Operation Countryman, was then launched to stamp out more corruption. A further 12 officers were convicted and many others resigned.
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Title: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
Released: February 15, 1973
Type: TV
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em is a BBC situation comedy, written by Raymond Allen and starring Michael Crawford and Michele Dotrice. It was first broadcast in 1973 and ran for three series, ending in 1978. The series follows the accident-prone Frank Spencer and his tolerant, if long-suffering, wife, Betty, through Frank's various attempts to hold down a job, which frequently end in disaster. Noted for its stuntwork, performed by Michael Crawford himself as well as featuring various well-remembered catchphrases, the series was voted #22 in the BBC's poll "Britain's Best Sitcom".
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The Trouble with 2b: Part Two, On the Air
Title: The Trouble with 2b: Part Two, On the Air
Released: January 1, 1972
Type: Movie
A series of six short films concerning the adventures of form 2B and their inventive science master, Mr Potter
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The Trouble with 2b: Part Five, Thirty Years Younger
Title: The Trouble with 2b: Part Five, Thirty Years Younger
Released: January 1, 1972
Type: Movie
A series of six short films concerning the adventures of form 2B and their inventive science master, Mr Potter
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The Trouble with 2b: Part Four, Parents' Day
Title: The Trouble with 2b: Part Four, Parents' Day
Released: January 1, 1972
Type: Movie
A series of six short films concerning the adventures of form 2B and their inventive science master, Mr Potter
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The Trouble with 2b: Part One, Happy Days
Title: The Trouble with 2b: Part One, Happy Days
Character: Mr Potter
Released: January 1, 1972
Type: Movie
A series of six short films concerning the adventures of form 2B and their inventive science master, Mr Potter
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The Trouble with 2B
Title: The Trouble with 2B
Released: January 1, 1972
Type: Movie
It isn't really the fault of the children in 2B that their efforts to be helpful end in disaster.
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Junket 89
Title: Junket 89
Released: September 9, 1970
Type: Movie
Science-fiction comedy: Junket, a schoolboy, borrows an apparatus invented by the absent-minded science master for transporting matter - and, by accident, makes it work...
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Title: The First Lady
Released: April 7, 1968
Type: TV
The series starred Thora Hird as crusading local councillor Sarah Danby and was set around the fictional borough of Furness in Lancashire. Capitalising on the popularity of its lead actress, The First Lady was a down-to-earth series exploring the inner workings of local government.
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Title: Dr. Finlay's Casebook
Released: August 16, 1962
Type: TV
Dr. Finlay's Casebook is a television series that was broadcast on the BBC from 1962 until 1971. Based on A. J. Cronin's novella entitled Country Doctor, the storylines centred on a general medical practice in the fictional Scottish town of Tannochbrae during the late 1920s. Cronin was the primary writer for the show between 1962 and 1964.
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Title: Unnatural Pursuits
Character: Hector Duff
Released: December 31, 1969
Type: TV
An English playwright sacrifices his health waiting for his play's make-or-break opening on Broadway.