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Christopher Benjamin

  • Dec 27, 1934 (age 84)
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2016
The Legend of Tarzan
MovieJun 27, 2016

The Legend of Tarzan

In the Nineteenth Century, John Clayton is married to Jane …
In the Nineteenth Century, John Clayton is married to Jane Clayton and fully adapted to the life in London. He is invited by King Leopold from Belgian to visit Africa, but he refuses. However the American Dr. George Washington Williams convinces him to go since he wants to prove that there is slavery in the Belgian lands. Jane also goes with them and out of the blue, the village where they are lodged is attacked by the mercenaries commanded by the evil Leon Rom who works for Leopold. He wants to capture Tarzan to deliver him to Chief Mbonga, who is seeking revenge since Tarzan has killed his only son. In return, Rom will receive a chest of diamonds that Rom will use to pay mercenaries to invade Congo. However Washington saves Tarzan and Rom kidnaps Jane, expecting to be followed by Tarzan that crosses the jungle with Washington to rescue Jane. Will they succeed in their journey?
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2007
Angel
MovieFeb 17, 2007

Angel

Angel, also known as the Real Life of Angel Deverell, is a 2007 …
Angel, also known as the Real Life of Angel Deverell, is a 2007 British film based on the novel of the same name by Elizabeth Taylor, about the life of a fiery and passionate young writer. The protagonist was portrayed by Romola Garai; other characters were played by Sam Neill, Michael Fassbender and Charlotte Rampling.
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2005
Doctor Who
TV ShowMar 26, 2005

Doctor Who

Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme …
Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963. The programme depicts the adventures of a Time Lord called "the Doctor", an extraterrestrial being, to all appearances human, from the planet Gallifrey. The Doctor explores the universe in a time-travelling space ship called the TARDIS. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in Britain in 1963 when the series first aired. Accompanied by a number of companions, the Doctor combats a variety of foes while working to save civilisations and help people in need.
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2003
Rosemary & Thyme
TV ShowAug 31, 2003

Rosemary & Thyme

Rosemary & Thyme is a British television cozy mystery …
Rosemary & Thyme is a British television cozy mystery series starring Felicity Kendal and Pam Ferris as gardening detectives Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme. The show began on ITV in 2003. The third series ended in August 2007. The theme is murder mysteries in the setting of professional gardening jobs. It was created by Brian Eastman to entertain his wife, Christabel Albery, who is an avid gardener. The show was directed by Brian Farnham (10 episodes, 2003–2006), Simon Langton (8 episodes, 2004–2006), and Tom Clegg (3 episodes, 2003). Clive Exton, who helped create the show, contributed 10 of the 22 scripts.
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2002
Foyle's War
TV ShowOct 27, 2002

Foyle's War

Foyle's War is a British detective drama television series set …
Foyle's War is a British detective drama television series set during (and shortly after) the Second World War, created by Midsomer Murders screenwriter and author Anthony Horowitz and commissioned by ITV after the long-running series Inspector Morse ended in 2000. It began broadcasting on ITV in October 2002. ITV director of programmes Simon Shaps cancelled Foyle's War in 2007, but complaints and public demand prompted Peter Fincham (Shaps' replacement) to revive the programme after good ratings for 2008's fifth series. The final episode was broadcast on 18 January 2015, after eight series.
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2001
Sword of Honour
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MovieJan 2, 2001

Sword of Honour

Guy Crouchback, heir to a declining English Roman Catholic …
Guy Crouchback, heir to a declining English Roman Catholic family, returns to England from Italy at the start of World War II, and joins the Royal Corps of Halberdiers along with various ...
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2000
Doctors
TV ShowMar 26, 2000

Doctors

Doctors is a continuing British medical soap opera which …
Doctors is a continuing British medical soap opera which first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 26 March 2000. Set in the fictional Midlands town of Letherbridge, defined (in the programme) as being in the city of Birmingham, the soap follows the lives of the staff of both a NHS Doctor's surgery and University Campus Surgery, as well as their families and friends.
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1997
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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1993
The Black Velvet Gown
MovieApr 4, 1993

The Black Velvet Gown

In the 1830's in northern …
In the 1830's in northern England, Riah Millican, a widow with three children, takes a job as housekeeper to a reclusive former teacher, Percival Miller. Miller makes Riah the gift of a ...
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1992
Heartbeat
TV ShowApr 10, 1992

Heartbeat

Heartbeat is an English police drama series set in 1960s …
Heartbeat is an English police drama series set in 1960s North Riding of Yorkshire based on the "Constable" series of novels written by ex-policeman Peter N Walker, under the pseudonym Nicholas Rhea, and broadcast on ITV in 18 series between 1992 and 2010. It was made by ITV Studios (formerly Yorkshire Television) at the Leeds Studios and on location. Heartbeat first aired on Friday 10 April 1992 (it was later moved to Sunday evenings). The 372nd and final episode aired on Sunday 12 September 2010.
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1991
Thatcher: The Final Days
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MovieSep 11, 1991

Thatcher: The Final Days

The events leading up to …
The events leading up to Margaret Thatcher's resignation as Prime Minister in 1990.
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1989
Campion
TV ShowJan 22, 1989

Campion

Campion is a British television mystery drama first …
Campion is a British television mystery drama first broadcast on the BBC on 22 January 1989. Each of the eight stories featured across the two series, broadcast in 1989 and 1990 respectively, are adapted from the Albert Campion mystery novels written by Margery Allingham. The series starred Peter Davison as Albert Campion, Brian Glover as his manservant Magersfontein Lugg and Andrew Burt as his policeman friend Stanislaus Oates. Four novels were adapted for each series, each of which was originally broadcast as two separate hour-long episodes. Davison himself sang the title music for the first series; in the second series, it was replaced with an instrumental version. A Lagonda 16/80 featured extensively in the series. The car used in the series is now kept in Germany. The complete series was released on DVD on 12 May 2008, distributed by Acorn Media UK.
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1987
Inspector Morse
TV ShowJan 6, 1987

Inspector Morse

Inspector Morse is a British detective drama television …
Inspector Morse is a British detective drama television series based on a series of novels by Colin Dexter. It starred John Thaw as Chief Inspector Morse and Kevin Whately as Sergeant Lewis. The series comprises 33 two-hour episodes (100 minutes excluding commercials) produced between 1987 and 2000. Dexter made uncredited cameo appearances in all but three of the episodes.
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1986
London's Burning
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TV ShowDec 7, 1986

London's Burning

London's Burning is a British television drama programme, …
London's Burning is a British television drama programme, produced by London Weekend Television for the ITV network. It was based on the 1986 TV Movie of the same name, and focused on the lives of members of the London Fire Brigade, principally those of the Blue Watch, at the fictional Blackwall fire station. It began with the movie (pilot), broadcast on 7 December 1986. This was then followed by a total of 14 series, which ran from 20 February 1988 to 25 August 2002.
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Boon
TV ShowJan 14, 1986

Boon

Boon is a British television crime drama starring Michael …
Boon is a British television crime drama starring Michael Elphick, David Daker, and later Neil Morrissey. It was created by Jim Hill and Bill Stair and filmed by Central Television for ITV. It revolved around the life of an ex-fireman called Ken Boon. Since 16 January 2017 it has been rerun on UKTV channel Drama.
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Lovejoy
TV ShowJan 10, 1986

Lovejoy

Lovejoy is a British television comedy-drama mystery …
Lovejoy is a British television comedy-drama mystery series, based on the picaresque novels by John Grant, under the pen name Jonathan Gash. The show, which ran to 71 episodes over six series, was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 10 January 1986 and 4 December 1994, although there was a five year gap between the first and second series. It was adapted for television by Ian La Frenais.
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1985
Dempsey and Makepeace
TV ShowJan 11, 1985

Dempsey and Makepeace

Dempsey and Makepeace …
Dempsey and Makepeace (1985–86) is a British television crime drama made by LWT for ITV, created and produced by Ranald Graham. Lead roles were played by Michael Brandon (Dempsey) and Glynis Barber (Makepeace), who later married each other on 18 November 1989.
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1982
The Plague Dogs
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MovieOct 1, 1982

The Plague Dogs

An animated adaptation of Richard Adams' novel, about a pair of …
An animated adaptation of Richard Adams' novel, about a pair of dogs (Snitter and Rowf) who escape from a research laboratory and try to survive in the wild with the help of a cunning fox (The Tod). The lab director tries to keep the escape quiet, but as an increasing number of sheep are found killed, word leaks out, together with rumors that the dogs might be plague carriers.
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1980
Hawk the Slayer
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MovieNov 1, 1980

Hawk the Slayer

Hawk the Slayer, after seeing both his father and bride die at the …
Hawk the Slayer, after seeing both his father and bride die at the hands of his malevolent brother, Voltan, sets out for revenge and the chance to live up to his title. Tooling himself up with the "mind-sword" and recruiting a motley band of warriors: a giant, a dwarf, a one-armed man with a machine-crossbow and an elf with the fastest bow in the land; Hawk leads the battle against Voltan to free the land from the forces of evil and avenge his loved ones.
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1979
Minder
TV ShowOct 29, 1979

Minder

Minder is a British comedy-drama about the London criminal …
Minder is a British comedy-drama 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 hit the big time; at its peak it was one of ITV's biggest ratings winners.
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Dick Turpin
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TV ShowJan 6, 1979

Dick Turpin

Dick Turpin is a British television drama series starring …
Dick Turpin is a British television drama series starring Richard O'Sullivan and Michael Deeks. It was created by Richard Carpenter, Paul Knight and Sydney Cole and written by Richard Carpenter, John Kane, Charles Crichton and Paul Wheeler. It was made by Gatetarn, Seacastle productions in-association with London Weekend Television between 1979 and 1982. 26 half-hour episodes and one feature-length episode were filmed on location at Maidenhead in Berkshire, England.
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1978
The Sandbaggers
TV ShowSep 18, 1978

The Sandbaggers

The Sandbaggers is a British television drama series about …
The Sandbaggers is a British television drama series about men and women on the front lines of the Cold War. Set contemporaneously with its original broadcast on ITV in 1978 and 1980, The Sandbaggers examines the effect of espionage on the personal and professional lives of British and American intelligence specialists. The series was produced by Yorkshire Television, based in Leeds.
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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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1976
When the Boat Comes In
TV ShowJan 8, 1976

When the Boat Comes In

When the Boat Comes In is a …
When the Boat Comes In is a British television period drama produced by the BBC between 1976 and 1981. The series stars James Bolam as Jack Ford, a First World War veteran who returns to his poverty-stricken (fictional) town of Gallowshield in the North East of England. The series dramatises the political struggles of the 1920s and 1930s and explores the impact of national and international politics upon Ford and the people around him.
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1975
Poldark
TV ShowOct 5, 1975

Poldark

Poldark is a series of historical novels by Winston Graham, …
Poldark is a series of historical novels by Winston Graham, published from 1945 to 1953 and continued from 1973 to 2002. The series comprises 12 novels: the first seven are set in the 18th century, concluding in Christmas 1799; the remaining five are concerned with the early years of the 19th century and the lives of the descendants of the previous novels' main characters. Graham wrote the first four Poldark books during the 1940s and 1950s. Following a long hiatus, he decided to resume the series and published The Black Moon in 1973.
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1974
Brief Encounter
MovieNov 12, 1974

Brief Encounter

Dr. Alec Harvey travels by train to the city once a week to visit …
Dr. Alec Harvey travels by train to the city once a week to visit the local hospital. One day, when a passing train kicks up dirt and the dirt lands in a woman's eyes, he comes to the woman's rescue, wiping the dirt away. Harvey's interaction with the woman is brief. Harvey has no idea fate has something planned for him: When Harvey sees the same woman again, he recognizes her and begins to chat with her. Harvey soon learns that her name is Anna, and she is a social worker who also travels to the city once a week. Although they are married, they begin to see each other.
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Father Brown
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TV ShowSep 26, 1974

Father Brown

Father Brown is a British television series, which originally aired …
Father Brown is a British television series, which originally aired on ITV in 1974. It featured Kenneth More as Father Brown, a Roman Catholic Priest who solved crime mysteries. The episodes were closely based on the stories by G. K. Chesterton.
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1973
The Tomorrow People
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TV ShowApr 30, 1973

The Tomorrow People

The Tomorrow People is a British children's science fiction …
The Tomorrow People is a British children's science fiction television series, created by Roger Price. Produced by Thames Television for the ITV Network, the series first ran from April 30, 1973 to February 19, 1979. In 1992, after having much success of the replays in America, Nickelodeon requested Price and Thames Television for a new version to be piloted and filmed at Nickelodeon Studios Florida in April 1992, with Roger Price acting as executive producer. This version used the same basic premise as the original series with some changes, and ran until March 8, 1995. A series of audio plays using the original concept and characters (and many of the original series' actors) was produced by Big Finish Productions between 2001 and 2007. In 2013, an American remake of the show by Greg Berlanti, Phil Klemmer and Julie Plec premiered on The CW.
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Thriller
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TV ShowApr 14, 1973

Thriller

Thriller is a British television series, originally broadcast in the UK …
Thriller is a British television series, originally broadcast in the UK from 1973 to 1976. It is an anthology series: each episode has a self-contained story and its own cast. As the title suggests, each story is a thriller of some variety, from tales of the supernatural to down-to-earth whodunits.
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Baffled!
MovieJan 30, 1973

Baffled!

Baffled! is a 1973 British made-for-television science fiction …
Baffled! is a 1973 British made-for-television science fiction thriller film, which was intended as a pilot for a television series. The story is part of the occult detective subgenre and starred Leonard Nimoy, Susan Hampshire, Rachel Roberts and Vera Miles.
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1972
The Strauss Family
TV ShowNov 7, 1972

The Strauss Family

The Strauss Family is a 1972 English Associated …
The Strauss Family is a 1972 English Associated Television series of eight episodes, about the family of composers of that name, including Johann Strauss I and his sons Johann Strauss II, Eduard Strauss and Josef Strauss.
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The Protectors
TV ShowSep 29, 1972

The Protectors

The Protectors is a British television series, an action …
The Protectors is a British television series, an action thriller created by Gerry Anderson. It was Anderson's second TV series to exclusively use live actors as opposed to marionettes (following UFO), and his second to be firmly set in contemporary times (following The Secret Service). It was also the only Gerry Anderson-produced television series that was not of the fantasy or science fiction genres. It was produced by Lew Grade's ITC Entertainment production company. Despite not featuring marionettes or any real science fiction elements, The Protectors became one of Anderson's most popular productions, easily winning a renewal for a second season. A third season was in the planning stages when the show's major sponsor, Brut, ended its funding and thus forced the series' cancellation.
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Van der Valk
TV ShowSep 13, 1972

Van der Valk

Van der Valk is a British television crime drama series, …
Van der Valk is a British television crime drama series, produced by Thames Television for ITV, that starred Barry Foster in the title role as Dutch detective Commissaris "Piet" (real name Simon) van der Valk. Based on the characters and atmosphere (but not the plots) of the novels of Nicolas Freeling, the first series of six episodes was broadcast in 1972. A second series followed in 1973. Both were recorded on 2" quadruplex videotape at Thames' Teddington Studios in London, with location scenes shot in Amsterdam on 16mm film.
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1969
Ring of Bright Water
MovieApr 2, 1969

Ring of Bright Water

Whoever said dog is man's best friend never met Mij! Mij is a …
Whoever said dog is man's best friend never met Mij! Mij is a cute, cuddly pet shop otter who captures the heart of Graham Merill (Bill Travers). It doesn't take Graham long to realize that...
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1967
The Prisoner
TV ShowSep 29, 1967

The Prisoner

The Prisoner is a 1967 British science fiction-allegorical …
The Prisoner is a 1967 British science fiction-allegorical television series about an unidentified British intelligence agent who is abducted and imprisoned in a mysterious coastal village, where his captors try to find out why he abruptly resigned from his job. It was created by Patrick McGoohan and George Markstein with McGoohan playing the main role of Number Six. Episodes covered various plots from spy fiction with elements of science fiction, allegory and psychological drama. It was produced by Everyman Films for distribution by Lew Grade's ITC Entertainment company.
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The Forsyte Saga
TV ShowJan 7, 1967

The Forsyte Saga

The Forsyte Saga is a 1967 BBC television adaptation of John …
The Forsyte Saga is a 1967 BBC television adaptation of John Galsworthy's series of The Forsyte Saga novels, and its sequel trilogy A Modern Comedy. The series follows the fortunes of the upper middle class Forsyte family, and stars Eric Porter as Soames, Kenneth More as Young Jolyon and Nyree Dawn Porter as Irene.
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1966
The Baron
TV ShowSep 28, 1966

The Baron

The Baron is a British television series made in 1965 and …
The Baron is a British television series made in 1965 and 1966, based on the book series by John Creasey (written under the pseudonym Anthony Morton) and produced by ITC Entertainment. Thirty episodes were produced, and the show was exported to the American ABC network. It was the first ITC show without marionettes to be produced entirely in colour. (ITC marionette series Stingray and Thunderbirds had been filmed in colour; the last fourteen of the thirty episodes of The Adventures of Sir Lancelot in 1956-57 had been shot in colour, as had the 1962 pilot episode of Man of the World.)
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1963
Doctor Who
TV ShowNov 23, 1963

Doctor Who

The adventures in time and space of the Doctor, a Time Lord …
The adventures in time and space of the Doctor, a Time Lord who changes appearance and personality by regenerating when near death, and is joined by companions in battles against aliens and other megalomaniacs.
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1962
The Saint
TV ShowOct 4, 1962

The Saint

The Saint is a British ITC mystery spy thriller television series …
The Saint is a British ITC mystery spy thriller television series that aired in the United Kingdom on ITV between 1962 and 1969. It was based on the literary character Simon Templar created by Leslie Charteris in the 1920s and featured in many novels over the years. He was played by Roger Moore. Templar helps those whom conventional agencies are powerless or unwilling to protect, often using methods that skirt the law. Chief Inspector Claud Eustace Teal is his nominal nemesis who considers Templar a common criminal, but often grudgingly tolerates his actions for the greater good.
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Z-Cars
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TV ShowJan 2, 1962

Z-Cars

Z-Cars or Z Cars /ˈzɛd ˌkɑːrz/ is a British television drama …
Z-Cars or Z Cars /ˈzɛd ˌkɑːrz/ is a British television drama series centred on the work of mobile uniformed police in the fictional town of Newtown, based on Kirkby, Lancashire. Produced by the BBC, it debuted in January 1962 and ran until September 1978.
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1961
The Avengers
TV ShowJan 7, 1961

The Avengers

The Avengers is a British espionage television series …
The Avengers is a British espionage television series created in 1961. It initially focused on Dr. David Keel (Ian Hendry), aided by John Steed (Patrick Macnee). Hendry left after the first series; Steed then became the main character, partnered by a succession of assistants. His most famous assistants were intelligent, stylish and assertive women: Cathy Gale (Honor Blackman), Emma Peel (Diana Rigg) and Tara King (Linda Thorson). The series ran from 1961 until 1969, screening as one-hour episodes for its entire run. The pilot episode, "Hot Snow", aired on 7 January 1961. The final episode, "Bizarre", aired on 21 April 1969 in the United States, and on 21 May 1969 in the United Kingdom.
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1960
Maigret
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TV ShowOct 31, 1960

Maigret

Maigret is a British television series made by the BBC and which …
Maigret is a British television series made by the BBC and which – following a pilot episode broadcast in 1959 – ran for 52 episodes from 1960 to 1963. Based on the Maigret stories of Georges Simenon, the series starred Rupert Davies in the title role.
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1934
Christopher Benjamin
BirthDecember 1934

Christopher Benjamin

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