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Francis Matthews

  • Sep 02, 1927 - Jun 14, 2014 (age 86)
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2014
Francis Matthews
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Francis Matthews

Francis Matthews passed away.
2008
Beautiful People
TV ShowOct 2, 2008

Beautiful People

Beautiful People is a British comedy drama television …
Beautiful People is a British comedy drama television series based on the memoirs of Barneys creative director Simon Doonan. The series takes place in Reading, Berkshire, in 1997, where thirteen-year-old Simon Doonan and his best friend Kylie dream of escaping their dreary suburban surroundings and moving to cosmopolitan London "to live amongst the beautiful people". The first episode aired on BBC Two on 2 October 2008 and recorded overnight ratings of 1.5 million viewers and positive critical reaction. Episodes are self-contained, but do follow a loose story arc throughout the course of each series. The second and final series finished airing on 18 December 2009.
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2003
The Royal
TV ShowJan 19, 2003

The Royal

The Royal is a British period medical drama produced by …
The Royal is a British period medical drama produced by ITV and aired normally on Sundays in the early evening slot; episodes after 21 June 2009 were also broadcast on ITV HD. The show consisted of eight series of one-hour episodes and was broadcast on ITV from 2003 until the show was cancelled in 2011, with repeats continuing on ITV3. The show is set in the 1960s and focuses on the fictional "St Aidan's Royal Free Hospital", an NHS hospital serving the fictional rural seaside town of Elsinby and its surrounding area. The show began as a spin-off of ITV's period police drama series, Heartbeat, featuring characters from Heartbeat during the first three series, before becoming its own entity.
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1999
Do Not Disturb
MovieNov 4, 1999

Do Not Disturb

Do Not Disturb tells the story of an American family in …
Do Not Disturb tells the story of an American family in Amsterdam whose mute 10 year old daughter witnesses a murder. The murderers chase the child through nightly Amsterdam.
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1997
Jonathan Creek
TV ShowMay 10, 1997

Jonathan Creek

Jonathan Creek is a British mystery crime drama series produced …
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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1993
The Detectives
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TV ShowJan 27, 1993

The Detectives

The Detectives is a British comedy television series, starring …
The Detectives is a British comedy television series, starring Jasper Carrott, Robert Powell, and George Sewell. It aired on BBC One from 1993 to 1997, and was a spoof of police dramas. It was written by Mike Whitehill and Steve Knight.
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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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1987
Roman Holiday
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MovieDec 28, 1987

Roman Holiday

Remake of the 1953 original. Princess Elysa is touring …
Remake of the 1953 original. Princess Elysa is touring Rome, and decides to get 'out and about' away from her normal life. She meets with an American reporter and his photographer, who show...
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1986
May We Borrow Your Husband?
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MovieNov 1, 1986

May We Borrow Your Husband?

May We Borrow Your Husband? released.
1983
Taggart
TV ShowSep 6, 1983

Taggart

Taggart is a Scottish detective television programme, …
Taggart is a Scottish detective television programme, created by Glenn Chandler, who wrote many of the episodes, and made by STV Productions for the ITV network. It originally ran as the miniseries Killer from 6 until 20 September 1983, before a full series was commissioned that ran from 2 July 1985 until 7 November 2010. The series revolved around a group of detectives, initially in the Maryhill CID of Strathclyde Police, though various storylines were set in other parts of Greater Glasgow and in other areas of Scotland. The team operated out of the fictional John Street police station.
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1979
Ike
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TV ShowMay 3, 1979

Ike

Ike is a 1979 television miniseries about the life of Dwight D. …
Ike is a 1979 television miniseries about the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower, with heavy concentration on the time he went to Europe during World War II to serve as Supreme Commander. The screenplay by Melville Shavelson was based on Kay Summersby's 1948 memoir Eisenhower Was My Boss and her 1975 autobiography, Past Forgetting: My Love Affair. Directed by Boris Sagal and Melville Shavelson, the production starred Robert Duvall as Eisenhower and Lee Remick as Kay Summersby. Film editors John Woodcock and Bill Lenny won an Eddie Award for their work and the series garnered five Emmy Award nominations.
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1976
Spanish Fly
MovieFeb 1, 1976

Spanish Fly

On the beautiful island of Minorca, Sir Percy de Courcy finds …
On the beautiful island of Minorca, Sir Percy de Courcy finds himself once again penniless. Since the disreputable Sir Percy isn't exactly willing to work for a living, this means he must concoct some sort of scam to maintain his luxurious lifestyle.
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1974
Five Women for the Killer
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MovieDec 4, 1974

Five Women for the Killer

Thriller about a reporter who …
Thriller about a reporter who comes home from an overseas assignment to find his baby in the hospital and his wife dead. The baby isn't his, the reporter learns from his doctor friend Lydia Franzi, as he is quite sterile. Reporter Giorgio and Lydia soon become lovers, and she narrowly escapes the brutal hands of the murderer (or murderers) who claims several other victims in shockingly violent fashion.
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1969
Crossplot
MovieNov 25, 1969

Crossplot

A successful London ad-exec hires a beautiful Hungarian girl to …
A successful London ad-exec hires a beautiful Hungarian girl to pose for some modeling shots, little realising that she has overheard an assassination plot and is now being hunted by some dangerous killers.
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Paul Temple
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TV ShowNov 23, 1969

Paul Temple

Paul Temple is a British-German television series which …
Paul Temple is a British-German television series which originally aired on BBC1 between 1969 and 1971. 52 episodes were made over four seasons, each episode having a running time of around 50 minutes.
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Taste of Excitement
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MovieNov 1, 1969

Taste of Excitement

Mystery adventure involving a young woman holidaying in …
Mystery adventure involving a young woman holidaying in the South of France who is under the threat of being killed.
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1967
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons
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TV ShowSep 29, 1967

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

Captain Scarlet and the …
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, often shortened to Captain Scarlet, is a British science-fiction television series created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and filmed by their production company Century 21 Productions for distributor ITC Entertainment. Running to thirty-two 25-minute episodes, it was first broadcast on ITV regional franchises between 1967 and 1968 and has since been transmitted in more than 40 other countries, including the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. It is one of several Anderson series that were filmed using a form of electronic marionette puppetry dubbed "Supermarionation" combined with scale model special effects sequences.
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The Golden Shot
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TV ShowJul 1, 1967

The Golden Shot

The Golden Shot was a British television game show …
The Golden Shot was a British television game show produced by ATV for ITV between 1 July 1967 and 13 April 1975, based on the German TV show Der goldene Schuß. It is most commonly associated with host Bob Monkhouse, although three other presenters also hosted the show during its lifetime. Hostess Anne Aston was on hand to read out the scores achieved by the contestants, and each month a "Maid of the Month", usually a glamour model of the era, would demonstrate the prizes and announce the contestants. When Bob Monkhouse returned to present the show in 1974, he was joined by co-hostess (to Anne Aston) Wei Wei Wong, recently seen in The Man with the Golden Gun and an ex-member of the Young Generation and Second Generation dance troupes. This was one of the earliest regular appearances by an East Asian woman on British TV.
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Just like a Woman
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MovieFeb 26, 1967

Just like a Woman

A stressed television producer and his unhappy lounge singer …
A stressed television producer and his unhappy lounge singer wife are growing tired of each other.
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1966
That Riviera Touch
MovieMar 24, 1966

That Riviera Touch

After a mix-up with a member of the Royal Family, traffic wardens …
After a mix-up with a member of the Royal Family, traffic wardens Eric and Ernie decide to take a holiday to the South Of France. However, when they arrive there, they find themselves caught up in the plot of Le Pirate who has stolen a collection of valuable jewels and plans to use Eric and Ernie to smuggle the collection out of France. He lures them to an old villa filled with traps and uses Claudette, another member of the gang, to keep Eric and Ernie busy. However, other jewel thieves are after the jewels and Eric continues to find their bodies in the villa just before it disappears. However, while they fight over the love of Claudette, Eric and Ernie begin to wonder just what is going on, and begin to investigate. As to Claudette, whose side is she on...?
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Rasputin the Mad Monk
MovieMar 6, 1966

Rasputin the Mad Monk

Thrown out of his monestary …
Thrown out of his monestary for licentious and drunken behaviour, Rasputin travels to St Petersburg to try his luck. Through a daliance with one of the czarina's ladies in waiting he soon gains influence at court with his powers of healing and of hypnotism. But he also makes enemies who wish to see him dead.
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Dracula: Prince of Darkness
MovieJan 9, 1966

Dracula: Prince of Darkness

Dracula is resurrected, …
Dracula is resurrected, preying on four unsuspecting visitors to his castle.
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1965
The Intelligence Men
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MovieApr 13, 1965

The Intelligence Men

A chance meeting with a Schlecht agent forces a humble coffee …
A chance meeting with a Schlecht agent forces a humble coffee shop manager into the secret world of spies in Swinging London. With the help of his MI5 friend, he poses as the recently dead Major Cavendish who had managed to infiltrate the dreaded organization; he knows that they are intending to assassinate someone - could it be the famous Russian ballerina who has recently arrived for an appearance at Covent Garden?
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1964
Murder Ahoy
MovieSep 22, 1964

Murder Ahoy

After Miss Marple is made a trustee of a merchant marine training …
After Miss Marple is made a trustee of a merchant marine training vessel, a fellow trustee is poisoned, and ship's officers are later murdered after she comes on board.
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The Beauty Jungle
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MovieJun 29, 1964

The Beauty Jungle

On a seaside holiday, pretty Bristol typist Shirley meets Dan …
On a seaside holiday, pretty Bristol typist Shirley meets Dan Mackenzie from her local paper. He persuades her that she has what it takes in the world of beauty contests, and so it proves. Ditching her predictable fiancé and having to leave home, Shirley moves to London to continuing success. Increasingly smitten by her, Dan reckons he should be more than just her manager, but this is not at all the way Shirley sees things.
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1963
A Stitch in Time
MovieDec 1, 1963

A Stitch in Time

An accident in the butcher's shop leads Norman and Mr …
An accident in the butcher's shop leads Norman and Mr Grimsdale to the hospital where, after causing the normal amount of chaos, Norman finds Lindy, a little girl who hasn't spoken or smiled since her parents were killed in an aeroplane accident. Norman decides to help.
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Bitter Harvest
MovieOct 10, 1963

Bitter Harvest

A pretty young woman will do anything to escape her …
A pretty young woman will do anything to escape her deadly dull existence in the backlots of Wales. But when she reaches the bright lights of London is the price too high?
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The Human Jungle
TV ShowMar 30, 1963

The Human Jungle

The Human Jungle is a British TV series about a psychiatrist, …
The Human Jungle is a British TV series about a psychiatrist, made for ABC Television by the small production company Independent Artists, for transmission on ITV. Starring Herbert Lom and Sally Smith, it ran for two series, which were first transmitted during 1963 and 1965.
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Nine Hours to Rama
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MovieFeb 21, 1963

Nine Hours to Rama

Fictional narrative of Hindu militant activist Nathuram Godse's …
Fictional narrative of Hindu militant activist Nathuram Godse's plan to kill Mahatma Gandhi and of police officer Gopal Das' task to find the killer before it's too late.
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Angela Browne
Relationship1963

Angela Browne

Angela Browne (1938–2001) was a British stage, film and …
Angela Browne (1938–2001) was a British stage, film and television actress. She had a recurring role in the early 1960s crime series Ghost Squad. She also appeared in episodes of shows such as Danger Man, No Hiding Place, The Saint, The Avengers, The Prisoner and Upstairs, Downstairs. In 1966 she appeared in the Norman Wisdom comedy film Press for Time.
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Angela Browne
Marriage1963

Angela Browne

Angela Browne (1938–2001) was a British stage, film and …
Angela Browne (1938–2001) was a British stage, film and television actress. She had a recurring role in the early 1960s crime series Ghost Squad. She also appeared in episodes of shows such as Danger Man, No Hiding Place, The Saint, The Avengers, The Prisoner and Upstairs, Downstairs. In 1966 she appeared in the Norman Wisdom comedy film Press for Time.
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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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The Dark Island
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TV ShowJul 8, 1962

The Dark Island

The Dark Island is a six-part British television miniseries, …
The Dark Island is a six-part British television miniseries, produced by Gerard Glaister for the BBC. It premièred on 8 July 1962. It was later adapted for radio, which was transmitted in 1969. It was set on the Outer Hebridean island of Benbecula, though the majority of the series was filmed on South Uist.
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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 Pursuers
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MovieDec 1, 1961

The Pursuers

A group of former concentration camp prisoners has formed …
A group of former concentration camp prisoners has formed an underground network to hunt Nazi leaders, who are still on the loose. At a secret meeting in Paris they discuss what to do with the former Auschwitz commandant Karl Brochmann, who since 12 years lives in London under the false identity of Karl Luther. They decide to take the law in their own hands, and send their member David to London. He starts his commission by scaring Luther, to see his reactions. Luther is already nervous, because the newspapers are writing about the capture of Eichmann. When he finds out that somebody has broken into his apartment and painted a swastika on his mirror, he gets terrified. He empties his bank account, packs a bag with all his cash and runs away, followed by David. He stumbles into a night club, where the criminal owner soon finds out that Luther is an expedient target for extortion. The singer Jenny feels pity for him, and offers him to hide in her apartment. It turns out that she is a Jew and was a prisoner in Auschwitz as a child. Pursued not only by the Nazi hunters but also the gangsters, Luther makes a last attempt to flee the country.
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The Secret of Monte Cristo
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MovieJun 22, 1961

The Secret of Monte Cristo

In 1815 England, Col. …
In 1815 England, Col. Jackson hires Adam Corbett to serve as armed escort for himself and his daughter as they travel to the isle of Monte Cristo. It seems the Colonel has part of a map showing the site of the fabled Monte Cristo treasure.
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The Hellfire Club
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MovieFeb 1, 1961

The Hellfire Club

Years after fleeing his ancestral home with his mother, Jason …
Years after fleeing his ancestral home with his mother, Jason returns home to claim his birthright, only to find his way blocked by his evil cousin Thomas. In order to reclaim his title, Jason must do battle with his cousin, who calls upon the members of the deadly Hellfire Club to stop him.
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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 with 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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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
Corridors of Blood
MovieDec 1, 1958

Corridors of Blood

In an effort to relieve the suffering of surgery patients, Dr. …
In an effort to relieve the suffering of surgery patients, Dr. Thomas Bolton painstakingly develops an opium-based anesthetic, to which he gradually becomes addicted. In order to provide a continual supply of chemicals to continue his experiments and support his addiction, he falls in with a den of murderers who use his signature to sell cadavers to the local hospital.
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I Only Arsked!
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MovieNov 11, 1958

I Only Arsked!

A group of misfit soldiers are desperately trying to fiddle …
A group of misfit soldiers are desperately trying to fiddle themselves some leave. Instead they wrangle a posting to the British Middle-East protectorate of Darawa. Their frustrations and disappointment at landing one of the harshest territories is compensated when they discover a secret passage to the King's harem.
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A Woman Possessed
MovieSep 14, 1958

A Woman Possessed

John and Ann want to marry but John's possessive mother is …
John and Ann want to marry but John's possessive mother is a bit overbearing and jealous. How far will mother go to come between them?
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The Revenge of Frankenstein
MovieJun 1, 1958

The Revenge of Frankenstein

Baron Frankenstein escapes …
Baron Frankenstein escapes from the guillotine and goes to Germany. There, he names himself Dr. Stein and plans to restart his experiments by using parts of dead bodies.
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1957
The Mark of the Hawk
MovieDec 1, 1957

The Mark of the Hawk

The man called Obam struggles with the increasingly hostile …
The man called Obam struggles with the increasingly hostile forces facing each other in a colonial African country. The African natives want their land and lives back from the British colonists. Obam's motives are questioned by his own people, in particular his brother Kanda. With the help of his wife Renee and missionary Bruce Craig, will he be able to get things under control before the country self-destructs?
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Small Hotel
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MovieOct 1, 1957

Small Hotel

The crafty and experienced waiter Albert keeps things running …
The crafty and experienced waiter Albert keeps things running smoothly at the Jolly Fiddler Hotel, and he is the only one who can placate the crabby justice of the peace who is a permanent resident there. But Mr. Finch, a representative from the chain that owns the hotel, thinks that Albert is too old and should be fired. When Finch visits the hotel, his ideas and his manner quickly antagonize the staff and guests, setting off a lengthy battle of wills.
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1956
Bhowani Junction
MovieMay 1, 1956

Bhowani Junction

Ava Gardner was never more alluring than as the half …
Ava Gardner was never more alluring than as the half-caste heroine of Bhowani Junction. Set during India's battle for independence from Britain, the film begins with Ava returning to her native land after spending several years in England. Her true loyalties, and her own sense of who she really is, are put to the test by the two men in her life: Stewart Granger, whose job it is to prevent saboteurs from destroying the trains at Bhowani Junction, and Bill Travers, another half-caste.
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1955
The Adventures of Robin Hood
TV ShowSep 25, 1955

The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Adventures of Robin …
The Adventures of Robin Hood is a British television series comprising 143 half-hour, black and white episodes broadcast weekly between 1955 and 1959 on ITV. It starred Richard Greene as the outlaw Robin Hood, and Alan Wheatley as his nemesis, the Sheriff of Nottingham. The show followed the legendary character Robin Hood and his band of merry men in Sherwood Forest and the surrounding vicinity. While some episodes dramatised the traditional Robin Hood tales, most were original dramas created by the show's writers and producers.
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Dixon of Dock Green
TV ShowJul 9, 1955

Dixon of Dock Green

Dixon of Dock Green was a BBC television series about daily …
Dixon of Dock Green was a BBC television series about daily life at a fictional London police station, with the emphasis on petty crime, successfully controlled through common sense and human understanding. The central character was a mature and sympathetic police constable, George Dixon, played by Jack Warner in all of the 432 episodes, from 1955 to 1976.
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1951
The Vise
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TV ShowOct 5, 1951

The Vise

Saber of London is a half-hour 1950s detective television …
Saber of London is a half-hour 1950s detective television series about a British police captain named Mark Saber, who works, in the original version of the show, in the homicide department of a large American city. Tom Conway portrayed Mark Saber from October 1951 to June 1954. Donald Gray, a native of South Africa, played the part from December 1955 through May 1960. Nelson Case was the announcer. Several of the episodes were combined and released as second feature films. The character originally appeared in the radio series ABC Mystery Theater.
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1927
Francis Matthews
BirthSeptember 1927

Francis Matthews

Francis Matthews was born.
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