Monthly Archiv: November, 2019

Tilly Trotter COMPLETE mini-series

Tilly Trotter COMPLETE mini-series

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0184164/

Tilly Trotter is a down to earth young woman who is full of integrity and impassioned with innocent affection for the local farmer. Resilience and self belief carry her through some very dark days, and this splendid adaptation shows us her journey from destitution to eventual happiness. True love grows with time and in the most unexpected of places. Tilly had her own mind, nobody can take that away from her. I totally recommend this film – the DVD is 3 hours long – every minute worth watching. A must for Catherine Cookson fans, and for realists and romantics.

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Chekhov Comedy Shorts COMPLETE mini-series

Chekhov Comedy Shorts COMPLETE mini-series

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1776403/

Chekhov Comedy Shorts is a four-part series of Chekhov comedies and farces in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Russian writer and dramatist.

Steve Coogan plays Ivan Ivanovich Nyukhin in the one-act play On the Harmful Effects of Tobacco, while other performances see MacKenzie Crook appearing alongside Johnny Vegas in A Reluctant Tragic Hero, and Mathew Horne taking the lead in The Proposal.

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The Gingerbread Girl COMPLETE S01

The Gingerbread Girl COMPLETE S01

www.imdb.com/title/tt0106011/

Linda (Janet Dibley) is a divorced mother struggling to bring up her eight-year-old daughter Kerry (Isabella Marsh).

Life is made more difficult than it should be by the fact that her ex-husband Matt (John Diedrich) rarely bothers to make maintenance payments.

Linda’s neighbour Eddie (Tyler Butterworth) would like to get to know her better, but she isn’t interested in him. She prefers to go out looking for men with fellow single mum Stella (Tracie Bennett).

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The Kit Curran Radio Show COMPLETE S 1-2

The Kit Curran Radio Show COMPLETE S 1-2

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kit_Curran_Radio_Show

Series 1: The Kit Curran Radio Show (2 April 1984 ‘ 7 May 1984)
Series 2: Kit Curran (21 July 1986 ‘ 25 August 1986)

Set in the fictional UK location of ‘Newtown’ (though exteriors are filmed in Bracknell), it stars Denis Lawson as devious radio DJ Kit Curran, Paul Brooke as his assistant, Les Toms, and Clive Merrison as newsreader Damien Appleby. The first series saw Kit clashing with new station boss Roland Simpson (Brian Wilde), while the second series saw Kit attempt to start his own pirate radio station, while fighting for the affection of Pamela Scott (Lindsay Duncan).

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