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Charles Kay

  • Aug 31, 1930 (age 89)
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2011
The Shadow Line
TV ShowMay 5, 2011

The Shadow Line

The Shadow Line is a seven-part British television drama …
The Shadow Line is a seven-part British television drama miniseries produced by Company Pictures/Eight Rooks Ltd/Baby Cow/CinemaNX production for BBC Two. It stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christopher Eccleston, Rafe Spall, Lesley Sharp, Kierston Wareing, Antony Sher and Stephen Rea. The series was written, directed and produced by Hugo Blick.
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2009
Law & Order: UK
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TV ShowFeb 23, 2009

Law & Order: UK

Law & Order: UK is a British police procedural and legal …
Law & Order: UK is a British police procedural and legal television programme broadcast from 2009–14 on ITV, adapted from the American series Law & Order. Financed by the production companies Kudos Film and Television, Wolf Films, and Universal Media Studios, the series originally starred Bradley Walsh, Freema Agyeman, Jamie Bamber and Ben Daniels, with lead actors Dominic Rowan, Georgia Taylor, Paul Nicholls and Ben Bailey Smith joining the cast subsequently, alongside supporting cast members Harriet Walter, Sharon Small, Peter Davison, Bill Paterson and Paterson Joseph. This is the first American drama television series to be adapted for British television, while the episodes are adapted from scripts and episodes of the parent series.
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2005
Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II
MovieDec 1, 2005

Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John …

The biopic Have No Fear: …
The biopic Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II (ABC, December 1, 2005) explains in biographical form the life story of the late head of the Roman Catholic church, Pope John Paul II.
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Colditz
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MovieMar 27, 2005

Colditz

Colditz is a two-part 2005 television drama …
Colditz is a two-part 2005 television drama miniseries, based on the book Colditz: The Definitive History by Henry Chancellor, and the Channel 4 television series Escape from Colditz. It is not claimed to be historically accurate. It features an ensemble cast headlined by Damian Lewis and Sophia Myles and was directed by Stuart Orme. The screenplay was written by Peter Morgan and Richard Cottan.
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2002
The Importance of Being Earnest
MovieMay 17, 2002

The Importance of Being Earnest

In 1890s London, two …
In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.
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1999
Beautiful People
MovieMay 18, 1999

Beautiful People

In London, during October 1993, England is playing Holland …
In London, during October 1993, England is playing Holland in the preliminaries of the World Cup. The Bosnian War is at its height, and refugees from the ex-Yugoslavia are arriving. Football rivals, and political adversaries from the Balkans all precipitate conflict and amusing situations. Meanwhile, the lives of four English families are affected in different ways by encounter with the refugees; one of the families improbably becomes involved with a Balkan refugee through the England vs. Holland match.
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Holby City
TV ShowJan 12, 1999

Holby City

Holby City (styled as HOLBY CI⁺Y) is a British medical …
Holby City (styled as HOLBY CI⁺Y) is a British medical drama television series that airs weekly on BBC One. The series was created by Tony McHale and Mal Young as a spin-off from the established BBC medical drama Casualty, and premiered on 12 January 1999. It is set in the same hospital as Casualty in the fictional city of Holby, and featured occasional crossovers of characters and plots with both Casualty (which featured dedicated episodes broadcast as Casualty@Holby City) and the show's 2007 police procedural spin-off HolbyBlue.
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1998
Goodnight Mister Tom
MovieOct 25, 1998

Goodnight Mister Tom

A shy and quiet World War II evacuee is housed by a …
A shy and quiet World War II evacuee is housed by a disgruntled old man, and they soon develop a close bond.
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1997
Jonathan Creek
TV ShowMay 10, 1997

Jonathan Creek

Jonathan Creek is a British mystery crime drama …
Jonathan Creek is a British mystery crime drama series produced by the BBC and written by David Renwick. It stars Alan Davies as the title character, who works as a creative consultant to a stage magician while also solving seemingly supernatural mysteries through his talent for logical deduction and his understanding of illusions.
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Midsomer Murders
TV ShowMar 23, 1997

Midsomer Murders

Midsomer Murders is a British television detective drama …
Midsomer Murders is a British television detective drama that has aired on ITV since 1997. The show is based on Caroline Graham's Chief Inspector Barnaby book series, as originally adapted for television by Anthony Horowitz. A major success in viewership since its first episode, the series has been marketed worldwide in numerous countries.
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1996
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates
TV ShowJan 3, 1996

Hetty Wainthropp Investigates

Hetty Wainthropp …
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates is a British television crime drama series, starring Patricia Routledge as the title character, Henrietta "Hetty" Wainthropp, that aired for four series between 3 January 1996 and 4 September 1998 on BBC One. The series, spawned from a pilot episode entitled "Missing Persons" aired by ITV in 1989, was co-created by writers David Cook and John Bowen, co-starred Derek Benfield as Hetty's patient husband Robert, and Dominic Monaghan as her assistant and lodger Geoffrey Shawcross.
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1993
Heart of Darkness
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MovieOct 1, 1993

Heart of Darkness

A trading company manager travels up an African river …
A trading company manager travels up an African river to find a missing outpost head and discovers the depth of evil in humanity's soul.
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1991
The Darling Buds of May
TV ShowApr 7, 1991

The Darling Buds of May

The Darling Buds of May is …
The Darling Buds of May is an English comedy drama television series, produced by Yorkshire Television for the ITV network, first broadcast between 7 April 1991 and 4 April 1993. It is an adaptation of the 1958 novel of the same name, and its sequels, by H. E. Bates.
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1990
Alleyn Mysteries
TV ShowDec 23, 1990

Alleyn Mysteries

The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries is a British detective …
The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries is a British detective television series, broadcast on BBC1, which was adapted from nine of the novels by Dame Ngaio Marsh, featuring the character Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn. The pilot episode was shown in 1990, and two series followed, in 1993 and 1994. In the pilot, Simon Williams played the part of Alleyn. For the subsequent two series, Patrick Malahide replaced Williams in the role.
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1989
Henry V
MovieOct 6, 1989

Henry V

Young King Henry V of England (Sir Kenneth Branagh) …
Young King Henry V of England (Sir Kenneth Branagh) invades France in order to claim his right to a kingdom and to the daughter, Princess Katherine de Valois (Dame Emma Thompson), of King Charles VI of France (Paul Scofield) in this second movie adaptation of the Shakespearean play. Henry's small but embattled army meet the French forces on the field of Agincourt.
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1987
Fortunes of War
TV ShowOct 11, 1987

Fortunes of War

Fortunes of War is a 1987 BBC television adaptation of …
Fortunes of War is a 1987 BBC television adaptation of Olivia Manning's cycle of novels Fortunes of War. It stars Kenneth Branagh as Guy Pringle, lecturer in English Literature in Bucharest during the early part of the Second World War, and Emma Thompson as his wife Harriet. Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson met filming the TV series and married in real life. Other cast members included Ronald Pickup, Robert Stephens, Alan Bennett, Philip Madoc and Rupert Graves. The series stays relatively faithful to the original novels, with no notable departures from their plot.
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1986
Casualty
TV ShowSep 6, 1986

Casualty

Casualty, stylised as CASUAL⁺Y, is a British medical drama …
Casualty, stylised as CASUAL⁺Y, is a British medical drama series that airs weekly on BBC One. It is the longest-running emergency medical drama television series in the world, and the most enduring medical drama shown on prime time television in the world. Created by Jeremy Brock and Paul Unwin, it was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 6 September 1986. The original producer was Geraint Morris.
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1985
Edge of Darkness
TV ShowNov 4, 1985

Edge of Darkness

Edge of Darkness is a British television drama serial …
Edge of Darkness is a British television drama serial produced by BBC Television in association with Lionheart Television International and originally broadcast in six fifty-five-minute episodes in late 1985. A mixture of crime drama and political thriller, it revolves around the efforts of policeman Ronald Craven (played by Bob Peck) to unravel the truth behind the murder of his daughter Emma (played by Joanne Whalley). Craven's investigations soon lead him into a murky world of government and corporate cover-ups and nuclear espionage, pitting him against dark forces that threaten the future of life on Earth.
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1984
The Life and Death of King John
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MovieNov 24, 1984

The Life and Death of King John

King John does whatever …
King John does whatever it takes to keep himself on the throne of England, making enemies of the pope, France, and his nephew along the way.
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The Bill
TV ShowOct 16, 1984

The Bill

The Bill is a British police procedural television …
The Bill is a British police procedural television series, first broadcast on ITV from 16 August 1983 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, Woodentop, broadcast in August 1983.
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Amadeus
MovieSep 6, 1984

Amadeus

Antonio Salieri believes that Wolfgang Amadeus …
Antonio Salieri believes that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music is divine and miraculous. He wishes he was himself as good a musician as Mozart so that he can praise the Lord through composing. He began his career as a devout man who believes his success and talent as a composer are God's rewards for his piety. He's also content as the respected, financially well-off, court composer of Austrian Emperor Joseph II. But he's shocked to learn that Mozart is such a vulgar creature, and can't understand why God favored Mozart to be his instrument. Salieri's envy has made him an enemy of God whose greatness was evident in Mozart. He is ready to take revenge against God and Mozart for his own musical mediocrity.
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1983
By the Sword Divided
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TV ShowOct 16, 1983

By the Sword Divided

By the Sword Divided is a British television series produced …
By the Sword Divided is a British television series produced by the BBC between 1983 and 1985. The series, created by John Hawkesworth, was a historical drama set during the mid-17th century, dealing with the impact of the English Civil War on the fictional Lacey family, made up of both Royalist and Parliamentarian supporters.
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The Citadel
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TV ShowJan 20, 1983

The Citadel

The Citadel is a 1983 BBC television adaptation …
The Citadel is a 1983 BBC television adaptation written by Don Shaw from A. J. Cronin's novel The Citadel, which was originally published in 1937. It was produced by Ken Riddington. The miniseries was directed by Peter Jefferies and Mike Vardy.
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1981
Bergerac
TV ShowOct 18, 1981

Bergerac

Bergerac is a British television series set in Jersey, which …
Bergerac is a British television series set in Jersey, which ran from 18 October 1981 to 26 December 1991. Produced by the BBC in association with the Seven Network, and first screened on BBC1, it stars John Nettles as the title character Jim Bergerac, who initially is a detective sergeant in Le Bureau des Étrangers ("The Foreigners' Office", a fictional department dealing with non-Jersey residents), within the States of Jersey Police, but later leaves the force and becomes a private investigator.
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1980
To Serve Them All My Days
TV ShowOct 17, 1980

To Serve Them All My Days

To Serve Them All My …
To Serve Them All My Days is a British television drama series, adapted by Andrew Davies from R. F. Delderfield's 1972 novel To Serve Them All My Days. It was first broadcast by the BBC over 13 episodes in 1980 and 1981. It was broadcast in Australia in 1981 by the Australian Broadcasting Commission, and in 1982 by PBS in the United States as part of their Masterpiece Theatre anthology series.
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Nijinsky
MovieMar 20, 1980

Nijinsky

Set in the early 1910s at a time of passionate artistic …
Set in the early 1910s at a time of passionate artistic experimentalism, and based on biographical fact, this is the story of Vaslav Nijinsky, the young and brilliant, but headstrong premier ballet dancer and aspiring choreographer of the Ballets Russes. The company is managed by the famous Sergei Diaghilev, a controlling and fiercely possessive impresario. The increasing tension between these powerful egos, exacerbated by homosexual desire and jealousy, becomes triangular when the young ballerina Romola de Pulsky determinedly attempts to draw the increasingly mentally unstable Nijinsky away from Diaghilev.
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1979
Minder
TV ShowOct 29, 1979

Minder

Minder is a British comedy-drama series about the …
Minder is a British comedy-drama series about the London criminal underworld. Initially produced by Verity Lambert, it was made by Euston Films, a subsidiary of Thames Television and shown on ITV (originally by Thames, then Central Independent Television in 1993 and 1994 after Thames lost its franchise). The original show ran for ten series between 29 October 1979 and 10 March 1994. The series was notable for using a range of leading British actors, as well as many up-and-coming performers before they found their greatest success; at its peak it was one of ITV's most watched shows.
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To the Manor Born
TV ShowSep 30, 1979

To the Manor Born

To the Manor Born is a BBC television sitcom that first …
To the Manor Born is a BBC television sitcom that first aired on BBC1 from 1979 to 1981. A special edition appeared in 2007. Starring Penelope Keith and Peter Bowles, the first 20 episodes and the 2007 special were written by Peter Spence, the creator, while the final episode in 1981 was written by Christopher Bond, the script associate. The title is a play on the phrase "to the manner born," from Shakespeare's Hamlet ("Though I am a native here and to the manner born, it is a custom more honoured in the breach than the observance".)
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1978
The Devil's Crown
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TV ShowApr 30, 1978

The Devil's Crown

The Devil's Crown is a BBC television series which …
The Devil's Crown is a BBC television series which dramatised the reigns of three medieval Kings of England: Henry II and his sons Richard the Lionheart and John Lackland. It is also known as La couronne du diable in French.
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Rumpole of the Bailey
TV ShowApr 3, 1978

Rumpole of the Bailey

Rumpole of the Bailey is a …
Rumpole of the Bailey is a British television series created and written by the British writer and barrister John Mortimer. It starred Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole, an elderly London barrister who defended a broad variety of clients, often underdogs. The TV series led to the stories being presented in other media including books and radio.
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1977
Supernatural
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TV ShowJun 11, 1977

Supernatural

Supernatural is a British anthology television series …
Supernatural is a British anthology television series that was produced by the BBC in 1977. The series consisted of eight episodes and was broadcast on BBC1. In each episode, a prospective member of the "Club of the Damned" was required to tell a horror story, and their application for membership would be judged on how frightening the story was. Applicants who failed to tell a sufficiently frightening story would be killed.
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1976
I, Claudius
TV ShowSep 20, 1976

I, Claudius

I, Claudius is a 1976 BBC Television adaptation of …
I, Claudius is a 1976 BBC Television adaptation of Robert Graves's I, Claudius and Claudius the God. Written by Jack Pulman, it starred Derek Jacobi as Claudius, with Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed, George Baker, Margaret Tyzack, John Hurt, Patricia Quinn, Ian Ogilvy, Kevin McNally, Patrick Stewart, and John Rhys-Davies. The series covers the history of the early Roman Empire, told from the perspective of the elderly Emperor Claudius who narrates the series.
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1975
Hennessy
MovieJul 31, 1975

Hennessy

Hennessy is an Irishman who believes in peace, but who …
Hennessy is an Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the I.R.A. After his family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.
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The Prodigal Daughter
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MovieJan 5, 1975

The Prodigal Daughter

An elderly priest recruits a …
An elderly priest recruits a young woman as housekeeper in the presbytery he shares with two young priests, but temptation and jealousy soon sew discord and doubt in some minds.
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1974
Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill
TV ShowNov 5, 1974

Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill

Jennie: Lady Randolph …
Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill is a British television period serial made by Thames Television and broadcast in 1974. It starred Lee Remick in the title role of Jennie Jerome, Lady Randolph Churchill. The series covers the time period from 1873 to 1921. In the United States, the series was aired as part of PBS' Great Performances.
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Fall of Eagles
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TV ShowMar 15, 1974

Fall of Eagles

Fall of Eagles is a 13-part British television drama aired by …
Fall of Eagles is a 13-part British television drama aired by the BBC in 1974. The series was created by John Elliot and produced by Stuart Burge. The series portrays historical events from 1848 to 1918, dealing with the ruling dynasties of Austria-Hungary (the Habsburgs), Germany (the Hohenzollerns) and Russia (the Romanovs). The scriptwriters were Keith Dewhurst, John Elliot, Trevor Griffiths, Elizabeth Holford, Ken Hughes, Troy Kennedy Martin, Robert Muller [de], Jack Pulman, David Turner and Hugh Whitemore.
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BBC2 Playhouse
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TV ShowMar 13, 1974

BBC2 Playhouse

BBC2 Playhouse is a one-hour UK anthology television …
BBC2 Playhouse is a one-hour UK anthology television series produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Among its many performers were Helen Mirren, Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, Liam Neeson, Paul Scofield, Deborah Kerr, Ben Kingsley, Donald Pleasence, Brenda Blethyn, Peggy Ashcroft and Margaret Whiting.
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1973
The Merchant of Venice
MovieOct 7, 1973

The Merchant of Venice

Antonio's (Anthony …
Antonio's (Anthony Nicholls') friend Bassanio (Jeremy Brett) is in love and needs money to go courting. Using Antonio as his collateral, he borrows money from Shylock (Sir Laurence Olivier)...
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1965
Play of the Month
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TV ShowOct 19, 1965

Play of the Month

Play of the Month is a BBC television anthology …
Play of the Month is a BBC television anthology series, which ran from 1965 to 1983 featuring productions of classic and contemporary stage plays (or adaptations) which were usually broadcast on BBC1. Each production featured a different work, often using prominent British stage actors in the leading roles. The series was transmitted regularly from October 1965 to May 1979, before returning for the summer seasons of 1982 and 1983. The producer most associated with the Play of the Month series was Cedric Messina.
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1964
Horizon
TV ShowMay 2, 1964

Horizon

Horizon is a documentary series that first started to air in …
Horizon is a documentary series that first started to air in 1964 on BBC 2. The series has aired for almost half a century, and has produced a huge number of historical documentaries. The series covers topics that include such things as the history of warfare, advances in medicine and science, and the careers of numerous politicians. The series has had a number of presenters and voice-over hosts during its run with Paul Vaughn hosting 134 episodes. Each episode of Horizon is fifty minutes in length. The series has won the Royal Television Award for Film, and a British Academy Award.
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1962
The Wild and the Willing
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MovieOct 16, 1962

The Wild and the Willing

Harry Brown (Ian …
Harry Brown (Ian McShane in his introductory movie role) is a somewhat rough student (the wild) at Kilminster University, who has the ability to win friends, especially the underdogs like Phil (Sir John Hurt in his introductory movie role) who doesn't play "rugger", and can't sink a whole pint of beer, and African student Reggie (Johnny Sekka). He also has a way with the girls (the willing), one of whom is his professor's wife, who likes the students, but also her comfortable life with her boring husband more. After Harry is rebuffed, he takes up the challenge to hang a banner from the dangerously crumbling University tower. The rather weak Phil insists on being part of this escapade. This is a rather interesting movie showing a university of the early 1960s as a melting pot where many different rungs of society meet, and its message is still relevant today.
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1960
Piccadilly Third Stop
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MovieSep 6, 1960

Piccadilly Third Stop

A Playboy tries to recruit a …
A Playboy tries to recruit a gang, who include an American who needs cash to satisfy his wife's expensive tastes, and an old time expert cracksman, to rob a foreign embassy's safe, but trouble starts when the plan begins to go wrong.
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1959
No Hiding Place
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TV ShowSep 16, 1959

No Hiding Place

No Hiding Place is a British television series that was …
No Hiding Place is a British television series that was produced at Wembley Studios by Associated-Rediffusion for the ITV network between 16 September 1959 and 22 June 1967. It was the sequel to the series Murder Bag (1957–1958) and Crime Sheet (1959), all starring Raymond Francis as Detective Superintendent, later Detective Chief Superintendent Tom Lockhart.
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1958
Bachelor of Hearts
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MovieDec 16, 1958

Bachelor of Hearts

German scholar Wolf Hauser arrives for a year at …
German scholar Wolf Hauser arrives for a year at Cambridge. Apart from his studies he tries to muck in with the very English non-academic goings-on while romancing pretty Girton-girl Ann.
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1930
Charles Kay
BirthAugust 1930

Charles Kay

Charles Kay was born.
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