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Linda Bassett

  • Feb 04, 1950 (age 69)
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2017
Carnage: Swallowing the Past
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MovieMar 19, 2017

Carnage: Swallowing the Past

Simon Amstell: Carnage It's …
Simon Amstell: Carnage It's 2067, the UK is vegan, but older generations are suffering the guilt of their carnivorous past. Simon Amstell asks us to forgive them for the horrors of what they swallowed.
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Call the Midwife: The Casebook
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MovieJan 15, 2017

Call the Midwife: The Casebook

Documentary. Actor Stephen …
Documentary. Actor Stephen McGann, who plays Dr Patrick Turner, explores real stories behind Call the Midwife.
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2014
Effie Gray
MovieOct 5, 2014

Effie Gray

Based on the real-life scandal that shocked Victorian-era …
Based on the real-life scandal that shocked Victorian-era England, this movie tells the story of Euphemia "Effie" Gray. At nineteen, she married the prominent art historian and critic John Ruskin, but Ruskin refused to consummate their marriage. Lonely and frustrated, Effie is drawn to pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais, and finds a friend and champion in Lady Elizabeth Eastlake. After five years trapped in a loveless marriage, Effie will defy the rules of Victorian society.
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2013
Spies of Warsaw
TV ShowJan 9, 2013

Spies of Warsaw

Spies of Warsaw is a British television series in which a …
Spies of Warsaw is a British television series in which a Deuxième Bureau intelligence agent (spy) poses as a military attaché at the French embassy in Warsaw, and finds himself drawn into the outbreak of World War II.
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2012
Call the Midwife
TV ShowJan 15, 2012

Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife is a BBC period drama series about a group …
Call the Midwife is a BBC period drama series about a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It stars Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Helen George, Bryony Hannah, Laura Main, Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris, Judy Parfitt, Cliff Parisi, Stephen McGann, Ben Caplan, Emerald Fennell, Victoria Yeates, Jack Ashton, Linda Bassett, Charlotte Ritchie, Kate Lamb, Jennifer Kirby, Annabelle Apsion and Leonie Elliott. The series is produced by Neal Street Productions, a production company founded and owned by the film director and producer Sam Mendes, Call the Midwife executive producer Pippa Harris, and Caro Newling. The first series, set in 1957, premiered in the UK on 15 January 2012.
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2010
West Is West
MovieSep 12, 2010

West Is West

Salford, North of England, 1975. The now much diminished, …
Salford, North of England, 1975. The now much diminished, but still claustrophobic and dysfunctional, Khan family continues to struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, the runt of the litter, is deep in pubescent crisis under heavy assault both from his father's tyrannical insistence on Pakistani tradition, and from the fierce bullies in the schoolyard. So, in a last, desperate attempt to 'sort him out', his father decides to pack him off to Mrs Khan No 1 and family in the Punjab, the wife and daughters he had abandoned 35 years earlier. It is not long before Ella Khan (Mrs Khan No2) with a small entourage from Salford, England, swiftly follows to sort out the mess, past and present.
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Grandma's House
TV ShowAug 9, 2010

Grandma's House

Grandma's House is a sitcom television series broadcast …
Grandma's House is a sitcom television series broadcast on BBC Two. Written by Simon Amstell and long term collaborator Dan Swimer, the series stars Simon Amstell playing a version of himself: an ex-television presenter searching for meaning in his life. Each episode takes place at his Grandma's house, where Grandma (Linda Bassett) welcomes her family, desperate to see everyone happy.
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2008
The Reader
MovieDec 10, 2008

The Reader

On a rainy day in late-1950s Neustadt in West Germany, …
On a rainy day in late-1950s Neustadt in West Germany, a shivering 15-year-old tram passenger, Michael Berg, chances upon the stern tram conductor and a woman six years more than twice his age, Hanna Schmitz. A few months later, a fragrant bouquet of flowers and an inadvertent glimpse of Hanna's silken undergarments will prepare the ground for an unexpected and passionate summer-long love affair, accompanied by the life-changing ritual of having Michael narrate the classics to her. However, as their secret liaison mysteriously ends, the clandestine couple will meet again many years later, in 1966, when a now law student Michael sees a grizzled Hanna again, along with a group of Nazi SS prison guards while attending a war crimes trial. But, how can this be true, and above all, how can Michael come to terms with a dark past and an entire country's shame and guilt?
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Cass
MovieJul 28, 2008

Cass

An orphaned Jamaican baby is adopted by an elderly white …
An orphaned Jamaican baby is adopted by an elderly white couple and brought up in an all white area of London and becomes one of the most feared and respected men in Britain. Based on a true story.
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Lark Rise to Candleford
TV ShowJan 13, 2008

Lark Rise to Candleford

Lark Rise to Candleford is a …
Lark Rise to Candleford is a British television costume drama series, adapted by the BBC from Flora Thompson's trilogy of semi-autobiographical novels about the English countryside, published between 1939 and 1943. The first episode aired on 13 January 2008 on BBC One and BBC HD in the UK. In the U.S., the series began airing on select PBS stations in the spring of 2009. A third series began airing in the UK on 10 January 2010. The fourth and final series began on 9 January 2011 on BBC One and BBC One HD, and was filmed during August 2010.
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Sense and Sensibility
TV ShowJan 1, 2008

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility is a …
Sense and Sensibility is a 2008 British television drama adaptation of Jane Austen's 1811 novel Sense and Sensibility. The screenplay was written by Andrew Davies, who revealed that the aim of the series was to make viewers forget Ang Lee's 1995 film Sense and Sensibility. The series was "more overtly sexual" than previous Austen adaptations, and Davies included scenes featuring a seduction and a duel that were absent from the feature film. Sense and Sensibility was directed by John Alexander and produced by Anne Pivcevic. Hattie Morahan and Charity Wakefield star as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, two sisters who go on "a voyage of burgeoning sexual and romantic discovery".
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2005
The English Harem
MovieDec 27, 2005

The English Harem

Martine McCutcheon plays a young working class girl, Tracy, …
Martine McCutcheon plays a young working class girl, Tracy, who - against the wishes of her parents and racist ex-boyfriend - becomes one of three wives of West London Persian restaurateur, Sam (Art Malik).
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Kinky Boots
MovieOct 7, 2005

Kinky Boots

Price & Sons, located in Northampton, is a fourth …
Price & Sons, located in Northampton, is a fourth generation owned and operated family business specializing in quality shoes for men. The heir apparent to the company, Charlie Price, is not planning on taking over the company but rather move to London with his fiancée, Nicola Marsden, both who want to get as far away from the company and the close-mindedness of Northampton as possible. Charlie's plans change when Harold Price, Charlie's father and current company president, suddenly dies. In dealing with immediate company issues, Charlie learns that the primary contract on which the company had been working has long expired - something that Harold hid from everyone - meaning that there is no work and little prospect for work with their current line of shoes. Under the circumstances, Charlie feels he has no other option but to lay off several of his employees. Instead, Nicola wants Charlie to sell the business; she even finds a buyer, a property developer who wants to convert the factory into upscale condos. But one of Charlie's employees, a young woman named Lauren who would be one of those laid off, believes Charlie would be taking the easy way out by either of these options and that he is not looking out for the interests of the company's loyal and hard working employees. She suggests he change the business model and create another line of shoes in a niche market. Upon a chance meeting with a relatively large drag queen named Lola, Charlie comes up with the idea of specializing in fashionable women's boots made for the general heft of drag queens. There are many obstacles to converting the business to this new model including meshing fashionable design with the required functionality of the boots, and having a relatively conservative town, business and employees into supporting this change, especially with their target market being "unfamiliar" people such as Lola. With Lola's assistance, these changes are both advanced and hindered. Charlie believes that to make the company truly successful in this new model, he has to show the boots during the Milan fashion season using the target market, drag queens, as the models. Showing in Milan takes money, money which Charlie doesn't have. But more importantly, Charlie has to overcome some internal issues with himself to be successful in this venture.
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Color Me Kubrick
MovieOct 6, 2005

Color Me Kubrick

The true story of a man who posed as director Stanley Kubrick …
The true story of a man who posed as director Stanley Kubrick during the production of Kubrick's last film, Eyes Wide Shut (1999), despite knowing very little about his work and looking nothing like him.
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Separate Lies
MovieSep 16, 2005

Separate Lies

The successful, honest and methodic lawyer James …
The successful, honest and methodic lawyer James Manning works in London and is living in the country with his beloved wife Anne. Anne decides to have a party at their home, and the husband of their housemaid Maggie is hit by a car at the same time nearby her house and Maggie witnesses a Land Rover. James associates the scratch on the car of his acquaintance Bill Bule with the accident, and forces him to confess and promise to go to the police on the next morning. When he arrives home, Anne tells him that she was driving the car; further, Bill is her lover. James changes his opinion and decides to support the lie, while a persistent detective is investigating the case and the list of guests.
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2004
Spivs
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MovieMay 13, 2004

Spivs

Jack, Steve and Goat are East-End Spivs. They spend their time …
Jack, Steve and Goat are East-End Spivs. They spend their time wheeling and dealing wherever and whenever they can. It's not until Jack and the others get involved with a guy called Villa, and they are landed with a big payday they have been waiting for, when they realise what a mess they are into. At the back of the lorry they have smuggled goods in, they find illigal immegrants. Most of them escape but they are left with 2 kids; a boy and a girl, and have to decide what to do with them...Are they going to look after them and feed them, clothe them, love them, etc. or are they going to leave them on the streets of East-End London.
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2003
Calendar Girls
MovieAug 9, 2003

Calendar Girls

Calendar Girls is a comedy film that was released in 2003. …
Calendar Girls is a comedy film that was released in 2003. Calendar Girls is based on a true story about a group of women in New York who create a calendar featuring nude pictures of women in order to raise money for leukemia research. The main character of the story is Annie Clarke, whose husband dies from leukemia at a very early age. Annie and her friend Chris want to purchase a special couch from the hospital room that John stayed in during his treatment. Annie and Chris propose to get people from the Women's Institute to pose nude while doing everyday activities for pictures to be featured in a calendar.
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This Little Life
MovieMar 19, 2003

This Little Life

This Little Life is a 2003 TV film drama starring Kate Ashfield, …
This Little Life is a 2003 TV film drama starring Kate Ashfield, Peter Mullan and Linda Bassett. The story follows the life of a married couple following the premature birth of their son. The film was produced by Stewart Mackinnon (Headline Pictures), directed by Sarah Gavron and written by Rosemary Kay who was awarded the Dennis Potter Award for the script and a BAFTA for Best New Writer for the film. The film score was composed by Dario Marianelli.
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2002
The Hours
MovieDec 15, 2002

The Hours

In 1951, Laura Brown, a pregnant housewife, is planning a …
In 1951, Laura Brown, a pregnant housewife, is planning a party for her husband, but she can't stop reading the novel 'Mrs. Dalloway'. Clarissa Vaughn, a modern woman living in present times is throwing a party for her friend Richard, a famous author dying of AIDS. These two stories are simultaneously linked to the work and life of Virginia Woolf, who's writing the novel mentioned before.
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2001
The Martins
MovieSep 14, 2001

The Martins

Out of work, scrounger Robert Martin lives with his …
Out of work, scrounger Robert Martin lives with his dysfunctional family - long suffering wife accident prone son and pregnant teenage daughter in a shabby house next door to a giant shopping center in the London suburbs. The Martins are the family from hell! Robert dreams if winning a dream holiday for his family, and when he fails to win yet another competition he flips, out tracks down the elderly winners, ties them up in the cellar and steals their tickets!
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2000
Don Quixote
MovieApr 9, 2000

Don Quixote

Adapted from the work of Miguel de Cervantes, this is the story of …
Adapted from the work of Miguel de Cervantes, this is the story of a hidalgo, fanatic for chivalry novels, who loses his sanity and believing to be a knight named Don Quixote de La Mancha, ...
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Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nomination2000

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Nominated for "East Is East".
BAFTA Award
1999
Beautiful People
MovieMay 18, 1999

Beautiful People

In London, during October 1993, England is playing Holland in …
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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East Is East
MovieMay 14, 1999

East Is East

In early 1970's England, a traditional Pakistani father …
In early 1970's England, a traditional Pakistani father (Om Puri) finds his family spinning in decidedly non-traditional directions. His brood consisting of six sons and one daughter all move in independent-minded directions set off when the eldest son runs away from home rather than keeping to his fate of an arranged marriage. When the next two sons also find out that their father has secretly been arranging marriages for them, they rebel and set off repercussions that forces the family to totally reconsider their family structure.
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Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nomination1999

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Nominated for "East Is East".
BAFTA Award
1998
Dinnerladies
TV ShowNov 12, 1998

Dinnerladies

dinnerladies is a British television sitcom created, written and …
dinnerladies is a British television sitcom created, written and co-produced by Victoria Wood. Two series were broadcast on BBC One from 1998 to 2000, with 16 episodes in total. The programme is repeated on Gold, and the complete series was released on DVD in November 2004.
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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MovieMay 10, 1998

Far from the Madding Crowd

A vain, pretty girl has …
A vain, pretty girl has recently taken over her uncle's farm. Her independent, naïve personality leaves her torn between the three men who wish to marry her.
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Our Mutual Friend
TV ShowMar 9, 1998

Our Mutual Friend

This series is a dramatic adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel …
This series is a dramatic adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel of the same name. Its plot revolves around a young heir who, in order to claim his fortune, must marry a woman he's never met. His life is further complicated by others who also are scheming to get their hands on his money.
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The Life and Crimes of William Palmer
MovieMar 3, 1998

The Life and Crimes of William Palmer

The Life and Crimes of …
The Life and Crimes of William Palmer is a British film made in 1998 about the Victorian poisoner William Palmer. The film starred Keith Allen in the lead role, and was shot in the North Yorkshire village of Helperby.
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1997
Oscar and Lucinda
MovieDec 31, 1997

Oscar and Lucinda

In mid-1800s England, Oscar is a young Anglican priest, a …
In mid-1800s England, Oscar is a young Anglican priest, a misfit and an outcast, but with the soul of an angel. As a boy, even though from a strict Pentecostal family, he felt God told him ...
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Alive and Kicking
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MovieJun 6, 1997

Alive and Kicking

A passionately committed young dancer is forced to re …
A passionately committed young dancer is forced to re-examine his career and life when faced with death, finding hope through an older man who becomes his lover, mentor and companion.
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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
Mary Reilly
MovieFeb 23, 1996

Mary Reilly

In the nineteen century, in London, the dedicated housemaid …
In the nineteen century, in London, the dedicated housemaid Mary Reilly is part of the staff under the command of the butler Mr. Poole that works for Dr. Henry Jekyll. Mary is a traumatized woman that was abused by her father when she was a child and very devoted to Dr. Jekyll. One day, he gathers Mr. Poole and the servants in a room and tells that his assistant Mr. Edward Hyde will be work in his laboratory with free access to the house. Mary Reilly and her mates are unsuccessful to see the mysterious Mr. Hyde. Dr. Jekyll trusts on Mary Reilly and she helps him, delivering letters to the notorious Mrs. Farraday (Glenn Close) that owns a brothel to clean the mess that Mr. Hyde does in the city. Mary Reilly is seduced by the educated Dr. Jekyll and by the reckless and violent Mr. Hyde.
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1995
Haunted
MovieOct 27, 1995

Haunted

After the accidental death of his twin sister, David and his …
After the accidental death of his twin sister, David and his family move back to the United States. In 1928, David returns to England to teach at Cambridge. Besides teaching, David is an author who exposes false mediums and spiritualist. While he has never found a person who can communicate with the "dearly departed", his continues to accept challenges. For this reason, and the desperate letter he receives from Miss Webb, he heads to Edbrook to investigate her claims of spirits who torment her. At Edbrook Hall, David meets beautiful Christina and her two brothers who live in the house with Nanny Tess.
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Loved Up
MovieAug 21, 1995

Loved Up

Tells the story of a girl who, while working in a London cafe, …
Tells the story of a girl who, while working in a London cafe, meets a "raver" who introduces her to the drug Ecstasy and the whole British drugs scene. The girl falls in love with the ...
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Bramwell
TV ShowMay 1, 1995

Bramwell

Bramwell is a British television series starring Jemma …
Bramwell is a British television series starring Jemma Redgrave as Dr. Eleanor Bramwell, a woman challenging the domination of men in the medical establishment, who runs a free hospital for the poor in the East End of London, during the late Victorian era. The series was produced by Whitby Davison Productions in association with Carlton Television, and was shown on ITV 22 May 1995 to 18 June 1998, in a total of four series.
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A Village Affair
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MovieApr 17, 1995

A Village Affair

Alice has married the rich but boring Martin. When they …
Alice has married the rich but boring Martin. When they move to a small village Martin starts flirting with Clodagh, but she is more interested in his wife Alice.
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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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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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Love Hurts
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TV ShowJan 3, 1992

Love Hurts

Love Hurts is a British comedy-drama series that was …
Love Hurts is a British comedy-drama series that was broadcast from 3 January 1992 to 18 March 1994 on BBC One. It was scripted by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran and starred Adam Faith, Zoë Wanamaker and Jane Lapotaire as Frank Carver, Tessa Piggott and Diane Warburg, respectively.
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1991
A Small Dance
MovieNov 1, 1991

A Small Dance

A neglected teenager in rural England successfully hides …
A neglected teenager in rural England successfully hides her pregnancy from her parents, intending to leave the infant to die, but relents when the child infuses her life with a sense of purpose.
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Let Him Have It
MovieSep 12, 1991

Let Him Have It

In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley (Christopher …
In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley (Christopher Eccleston) falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig (Paul Reynolds), a teenager with a fondness for American ...
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1989
Traffik
TV ShowJun 22, 1989

Traffik

Traffik is a 1989 British television serial about the illegal drugs …
Traffik is a 1989 British television serial about the illegal drugs trade. Its three stories are interwoven, with arcs told from the perspectives of Afghan and Pakistani growers, dealers and manufacturers, German dealers, and British users. It was nominated for six BAFTA Awards, winning three. It also won an International Emmy Award for best drama.
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1988
Paris by Night
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MovieNov 17, 1988

Paris by Night

Clara Bell is a busy Euro MP with a husband and child at home …
Clara Bell is a busy Euro MP with a husband and child at home and a high powered career - but on a trip to Paris her ordered existence is overturned by a murder and a chance encounter.
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1987
Waiting for the Moon
MovieMar 6, 1987

Waiting for the Moon

Waiting for the Moon is a 1987 film about Gertrude Stein and her …
Waiting for the Moon is a 1987 film about Gertrude Stein and her lover and assistant Alice B. Toklas, played by Linda Bassett and Linda Hunt. Set in the 1930s, it depicts the two women meeting Pablo Picasso and his lover Fernande Olivier (played by Bernadette Lafont), as well as the authors Ernest Hemingway (Bruce McGill), and Guillaume Apollinaire (Jacques Boudet). The film was written by Mark Magill and directed by Jill Godmilow.
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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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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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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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1982
American Playhouse
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TV ShowJan 12, 1982

American Playhouse

One of PBS's most distinguished series, mounting superb …
One of PBS's most distinguished series, mounting superb dramas and musicals by the likes of (to name just a few) Eugene O'Neill, John Cheever, Lanford Wilson, Mark Twain, Thornton Wilder, James Baldwin and Stephen Sondheim. Perhaps the most memorable (and controversial) presentation: `Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City,' which won a Peabody Award.
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1950
Linda Bassett
BirthFebruary 1950

Linda Bassett

Linda Bassett was born.
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