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Jean Heywood

  • Jul 15, 1921 (age 98)
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2010
Accidental Farmer
MovieDec 21, 2010

Accidental Farmer

When London-based commercials director Erin Taylor catches …
When London-based commercials director Erin Taylor catches boyfriend Mike in bed with another woman she gets drunk and buys dozens of things online with his credit card - including a ...
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2000
Down to Earth
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TV ShowAug 6, 2000

Down to Earth

Down to Earth was a BBC One television series first …
Down to Earth was a BBC One television series first broadcast in 2000 about a couple who start a new life on a Devon farm. The early episodes of the series were based on a series of books written by Faith Addis about their real-life move from London to Devon.
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Billy Elliot
MovieMay 19, 2000

Billy Elliot

1984: In a northern England mining town, miners are on strike …
1984: In a northern England mining town, miners are on strike and the atmosphere is tense. Eleven-year old Billy Elliot, whose father and brother are participating in the strike, whose mother has died quite some time ago and whose grandmother is not completely aware of what's going on, doesn't like the brutal boxing lessons at school. Instead, he falls for the girls' ballet lessons. When his folks find out about this unusual love of his, Billy is in trouble. Being supported by the ballet teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson, he keeps on training secretly while the work situation as well as the problems at home get worse. Finally, Mrs. Wilkinson manages to get Billy an audition for the Royal Ballet School, but now he also has to open his heart to his family.
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The Last Musketeer
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MovieMar 26, 2000

The Last Musketeer

Steve McTear, a gifted fencer, tries to distance himself from the …
Steve McTear, a gifted fencer, tries to distance himself from the violent criminal activities of his family. When he finds himself pursued by gangsters, he decides to take a job as a ...
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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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1998
Gunslinger's Revenge
MovieDec 18, 1998

Gunslinger's Revenge

The idealistic lifestyle of an old West farmer, his Indian wife …
The idealistic lifestyle of an old West farmer, his Indian wife and half-breed son, who narrates the tale, is disrupted when his grandfather, an old gunslinger, shows up on the farm. Although looking to retire, the family is not happy with his return, given his past lifestyle and mistreatment of his family. Things get worse when another gunfighter shows up and terrorizes the town, trying to force the father into a gun fight.
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1997
The Locksmith
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TV ShowSep 25, 1997

The Locksmith

The Locksmith is a six-part British television drama series, …
The Locksmith is a six-part British television drama series, created and written by Stephen Bill, that first broadcast on BBC1 on 25 September 1997. The series, which stars Warren Clarke and Chris Gascoyne, follows Roland Pierce (Clarke), a locksmith-turned-vigilante who tries to track down the man responsible for a brutal attack on his estranged wife, Carla (writer Stephen Bill's wife, Sheila Kelley), which leaves her with brain damage. The police suspect a local junkie, Paul (John Simm) is responsible, but Roland remains unconvinced and sets out on his own quest to discover the truth.
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Where the Heart Is
TV ShowApr 6, 1997

Where the Heart Is

Where the Heart Is is a British television family drama …
Where the Heart Is is a British television family drama series set in the Yorkshire town of Skelthwaite. First shown in 1997, it was created by Ashley Pharoah and Vicky Featherstone and focuses on the professional and personal lives of the district nurses who work in the town. The original leads were Sarah Lancashire and Pam Ferris, who played sisters-in-law and colleagues at the Skelthwaite Health Centre. Both actresses had left the series by 2000, but the format of at least two female leads continued with various actresses until the show's end. A typical episode would focus on one or two medical storylines interwoven with personal stories featuring one or both nurses.
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1996
Trip Trap
MovieMar 9, 1996

Trip Trap

The Armstrong Family - Ian (Whately), Kate (Gonet) and …
The Armstrong Family - Ian (Whately), Kate (Gonet) and their children Tom and Molly live in a nice country house. But beneath this seemingly normal exterior, Maggie begins to suffer violent...
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Our Friends in the North
TV ShowJan 15, 1996

Our Friends in the North

Our Friends in the North is a …
Our Friends in the North is a British television drama serial produced by the BBC. It was originally broadcast in nine episodes on BBC Two in early 1996. Written by Peter Flannery, it tells the story of four friends from the city of Newcastle upon Tyne in North East England over a period of 31 years, from 1964 to 1995. The story makes reference to certain political and social events which occurred during the era portrayed, some specific to Newcastle and others which affected Britain as a whole. These include general elections, police and local government corruption, the UK miners' strike (1984–1985) and the Great Storm of 1987.
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Hetty Wainthropp Investigates
TV ShowJan 3, 1996

Hetty Wainthropp Investigates

Hetty Wainthropp …
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates is a British television cozy 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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1995
Bernard's Watch
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TV ShowSep 8, 1995

Bernard's Watch

Bernard's Watch (informally known as Bernard in the final series) …
Bernard's Watch (informally known as Bernard in the final series) is a British children's drama series about a young boy who could stop time with a magical pocket watch. The show was created by Andrew Norriss and was produced for seven series that aired on CITV from 14 November 1997 to 31 March 2005.
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The Glass Virgin
TV ShowJun 1, 1995

The Glass Virgin

Set in 1870s England, the story tells of Annabella Lagrange …
Set in 1870s England, the story tells of Annabella Lagrange and the terrible secret her wealthy parents have kept from her. When she finally learns the truth, she runs away and eventually ...
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Kavanagh QC
TV ShowJan 3, 1995

Kavanagh QC

Kavanagh QC is a British television series made by Central …
Kavanagh QC is a British television series made by Central Television for ITV between 1995 and 2001. All six series are available on DVD in both Region 1 and Region 2.
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1994
Men of the World
TV ShowMar 14, 1994

Men of the World

Men of the World was a 1990s BBC1 situation comedy …
Men of the World was a 1990s BBC1 situation comedy which starred David Threlfall and John Simm.
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1993
Peak Practice
TV ShowMay 10, 1993

Peak Practice

Peak Practice is a British drama series about a GP surgery in …
Peak Practice is a British drama series about a GP surgery in Cardale—a small fictional town in the Derbyshire Peak District—and the doctors who worked there. It ran on ITV from 10 May 1993 to 30 January 2002 and was one of their most successful series at the time. It originally starred Kevin Whately as Dr Jack Kerruish, Amanda Burton as Dr Beth Glover and Simon Shepherd as Dr Will Preston, though the roster of doctors would change many times over the course of the series. The series was axed in 2002, ending on a literal cliffhanger when two of the series' main characters plunged off a cliff.
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Harry's Mad
TV ShowJan 4, 1993

Harry's Mad

Harry's Mad was a children's television programme that …
Harry's Mad was a children's television programme that was shown on CITV in the United Kingdom between 4 January 1993 and 11 March 1996. It is based upon a book written by Dick King-Smith.
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1992
A Touch of Frost
TV ShowDec 6, 1992

A Touch of Frost

A Touch of Frost is a television detective series produced by …
A Touch of Frost is a television detective series produced by Yorkshire Television (later ITV Studios) for ITV from 6 December 1992 until 5 April 2010, initially based on the Frost novels by R. D. Wingfield. Writing credit for the three episodes in the first 1992 series went to Richard Harris.
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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
Spender
TV ShowJan 8, 1991

Spender

Spender is a British television police procedural drama, …
Spender is a British television police procedural drama, created by Ian La Frenais and Jimmy Nail, that first broadcast on 8 January 1991 on BBC1. The series, which also starred Nail as the title character, ran for three series between 1991 and 1993, finishing with a feature-length special, The French Collection, broadcast on 29 December 1993. A total of twenty-one episodes were produced. The first and second series were produced by Martin McKeand, while the third and final series was produced by Paul Raphael and Peter McAleese.
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1990
Jeeves and Wooster
TV ShowApr 22, 1990

Jeeves and Wooster

Jeeves and Wooster is a British comedy-drama series …
Jeeves and Wooster is a British comedy-drama series adapted by Clive Exton from P. G. Wodehouse's "Jeeves" stories. The series was a collaboration between Brian Eastman of Picture Partnership Productions and Granada Television.
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1989
KYTV
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TV ShowMay 12, 1989

KYTV

KYTV is a British television comedy show about a fictional …
KYTV is a British television comedy show about a fictional television station. It ran on BBC2 from 1989 to 1993, and satirised satellite television in the UK at the time.
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1987
The Ruth Rendell Mysteries
TV ShowAug 2, 1987

The Ruth Rendell Mysteries

The Ruth Rendell Mysteries …
The Ruth Rendell Mysteries is a British television crime drama series, produced by TVS and Meridian Broadcasting, in association with Blue Heaven productions, for broadcast on ITV. Twelve series were broadcast between 2 August 1987, and 11 October 2000. Created by renowned author Ruth Rendell, the first six series focused entirely on Rendell's main literary character Chief Inspector Reg Wexford, played by George Baker. Repeat airings of these series change the programme's title to The Inspector Wexford Mysteries. However, later series shifted focus onto other short stories previously written by Rendell, with Wexford only featuring in three further stories, in 1996, 1998 and 2000 respectively. When broadcast, these three stories were broadcast under the title Inspector Wexford.
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Yesterday's Dreams
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TV ShowJan 9, 1987

Yesterday's Dreams

Yesterday's Dreams is a British romantic drama television …
Yesterday's Dreams is a British romantic drama television series produced by Central Television for ITV. The series was written by Peter Gibbs and starred Paul Freeman and Judy Loe. Freeman and Loe play divorced couple Martin and Diane Daniels who rekindle their relationship after Diane begins a temping job at Martin's firm. Much of the series filmed in Tideswell, Derbyshire.
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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 (sometimes with a short break in the summer between series, but not always). 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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1984
The Bill
TV ShowOct 16, 1984

The Bill

The Bill is a British police procedural television series, …
The Bill is a British police procedural television series, first broadcast on ITV from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, Woodentop, broadcast in August 1983.
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Sakharov
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MovieJun 20, 1984

Sakharov

Biography of Russian physicist & dissident Andrei Sakharov …
Biography of Russian physicist & dissident Andrei Sakharov focuses on his first acts in his civil rights movement to his receiving the Nobel Peace prize. Sakharov's actions first caused him...
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1983
No Place Like Home
TV ShowDec 13, 1983

No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home was a BBC situation comedy series, …
No Place Like Home was a BBC situation comedy series, written by Jon Watkins and starred William Gaunt and Patricia Garwood as Arthur and Beryl Crabtree, a middle-aged couple who plan for a quiet life once their children have left home. Sadly, it is not to be.
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Red Monarch
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MovieJun 16, 1983

Red Monarch

Red Monarch is a 1983 British television film starring Colin …
Red Monarch is a 1983 British television film starring Colin Blakely as Joseph Stalin. It is directed by Jack Gold and features David Suchet as Lavrentiy Beria and David Threlfall as Stalin's son Vasily.
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1982
Brookside
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TV ShowNov 2, 1982

Brookside

Brookside is a British soap opera set in Liverpool, England. …
Brookside is a British soap opera set in Liverpool, England. The series began on the launch night of Channel 4 on 2 November 1982, and ran for 21 years until 4 November 2003. Originally intended to be called Meadowcroft, the series was produced by Lime Pictures (then Mersey Television) and it was conceived by Phil Redmond who also devised Grange Hill (1978–2008) and Hollyoaks (1995–present).
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1979
Shelley
TV ShowJul 12, 1979

Shelley

Shelley is a British sitcom made by Thames Television and …
Shelley is a British sitcom made by Thames Television and originally broadcast on ITV from 12 July 1979 to 12 January 1984 and from 11 October 1988 to 1 September 1992. Starred Hywel Bennett as James Shelley, originally 28 years old and a sardonic, perpetually unemployed anti-establishment 'freelance layabout' with a doctoral degree. In the original run, Belinda Sinclair played Shelley's girlfriend Fran, and Josephine Tewson appeared regularly as his landlady, Edna Hawkins. The series was created by Peter Tilbury who also wrote the first three series. The scripts for subsequent episodes were by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin (both of whom would later go on to write the hugely successful Drop the Dead Donkey for Channel 4), Colin Bostock-Smith, David Frith, Bernard McKenna and Barry Pilton. All 71 episodes were produced and directed by Anthony Parker.
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1978
All Creatures Great and Small
TV ShowJan 8, 1978

All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and …
All Creatures Great and Small is a British television series based on the books of the British veterinary surgeon Alf Wight, who wrote under the pseudonym James Herriot. In early 1977, the BBC tasked producer Bill Sellars with the creation of a television series from Herriot's first two novels, If Only They Could Talk and It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet, using the title of the 1975 film adaptation. It is part of a series of movies and television series based on Herriot's novels.
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1977
Our Day Out
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MovieDec 28, 1977

Our Day Out

Our Day Out is a television play about poor children from …
Our Day Out is a television play about poor children from Liverpool in the United Kingdom. It was written by Willy Russell and first aired on 28 December 1977, at 9: 00 p.m. on BBC2. It was later converted into a full length stage musical.
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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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1973
Open All Hours
TV ShowMar 25, 1973

Open All Hours

Open All Hours is a British television sitcom created and …
Open All Hours is a British television sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke for the BBC. It ran for 26 episodes in four series, which premiered in 1976, 1981, 1982 and 1985. The programme developed from a television pilot broadcast in Ronnie Barker's comedy anthology series, Seven of One (1973). Open All Hours ranked eighth in the 2004 Britain's Best Sitcom poll. A sequel, entitled Still Open All Hours, was created in 2013.
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1972
Emmerdale
TV ShowOct 16, 1972

Emmerdale

Emmerdale (known as Emmerdale Farm until 1989) is a British …
Emmerdale (known as Emmerdale Farm until 1989) is a British soap opera set in Emmerdale (known as Beckindale until 1994), a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales. Created by Kevin Laffan, Emmerdale Farm was first broadcast on 16 October 1972. Produced by ITV Yorkshire, it has been filmed at their Leeds studio since its inception. The programme is broadcast in every ITV region.
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War and Peace
TV ShowSep 28, 1972

War and Peace

War and Peace is a television dramatisation of the Leo …
War and Peace is a television dramatisation of the Leo Tolstoy novel of War and Peace. This 20 episode series began on 28 September 1972. The BBC dramatisation of Tolstoy's epic story of love and loss set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. Anthony Hopkins heads the cast as Pierre Bezukhov, Morag Hood is Natasha Rostova, Alan Dobie is Andrei Bolkonsky and David Swift is Napoleon, whose decision to invade Russia in 1812 has far-reaching consequences for each of them and their families.
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1971
Owen, M.D.
TV ShowSep 22, 1971

Owen, M.D.

Owen, M.D. was a BBC 1 television series that ran from 1971 to …
Owen, M.D. was a BBC 1 television series that ran from 1971 to 1973. It centered around the eponymous lead character's new country practice, following his departure from The Doctors, which had been set in north London.
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1955
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 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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1921
Jean Heywood
BirthJuly 1921

Jean Heywood

Jean Heywood was born.
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