English Character Actress

Liz Smith

  • Dec 11, 1921 - Dec 24, 2016 (age 95)
  • 5' 4" (1.63 m)
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2016
Liz Smith
PersonalDecember 2016

Liz Smith

Liz Smith passed away.
2013
The Tunnel
TV ShowOct 16, 2013

The Tunnel

The Tunnel (French: Tunnel) is a British–French crime drama …
The Tunnel (French: Tunnel) is a British–French crime drama television series adapted from the 2011 Danish-Swedish crime series The Bridge (Broen, Bron). The series began broadcasting on 16 October 2013 on Sky Atlantic in the UK, and on 11 November 2013 on Canal+ in France. The series stars Stephen Dillane and Clémence Poésy as British and French police detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wassermann. The plot follows the two detectives working together to find a serial killer who left the upper half of a French politician and the lower half of a British prostitute in the Channel Tunnel at the midpoint between France and the UK. The killer is nicknamed the "Truth Terrorist" and is on a moral crusade to highlight many social problems, terrorising both countries in the process. As the series progresses, the killer's true intention is revealed.
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2008
City of Ember
MovieSep 25, 2008

City of Ember

For generations, the people of the City of Ember have …
For generations, the people of the City of Ember have languished in a world of artificial lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing ... and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two teenagers in a race against time, must search Ember for clues that will unlock the ancient mystery of the city's existence, and help the citizens escape before the lights go out forever.
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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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2007
The Graham Norton Show
TV ShowFeb 22, 2007

The Graham Norton Show

The Graham Norton Show is …
The Graham Norton Show is a British comedy chat show presented by Graham Norton. It was initially broadcast on BBC Two, from 22 February 2007, before moving to BBC One in October 2009. It currently airs on Friday evenings, and is usually repeated a few nights later.
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Best Comedy Performance
Nomination2007

Best Comedy Performance

Nominated for "The Royle Family".
British Academy Television Award
2006
The Magic Flute
MovieSep 7, 2006

The Magic Flute

During World War I, in an unnamed country, a soldier named …
During World War I, in an unnamed country, a soldier named Tamino is sent by the Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter Pamina from the clutches of the supposedly evil Sarastro. But all is not as it seems.
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2005
Keeping Mum
MovieDec 2, 2005

Keeping Mum

Walter Goodfellow (Rowan Atkinson), the vicar for the …
Walter Goodfellow (Rowan Atkinson), the vicar for the small English country parish of Little Wallop, has allowed his marriage to Gloria (Dame Kristin Scott Thomas) go stale, and he is so detached from his family, that he has not taken notice that his seventeen-year-old daughter Holly (Tamsin Egerton) is going through a succession of relationships with unsuitable boyfriends, and his son Petey (Toby Parkes) fears going to school, owing to being bullied. Out of desperation for affection, Gloria begins to fall for the advances of Lance (Patrick Swayze), an American golf pro who is giving her "private" lessons. The problems upsetting the family start to fade away after Grace Hawkins (Dame Maggie Smith), the new housekeeper, arrives and starts tending to matters as an older, and rather darkly mysterious version of Mary Poppins (1964).
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Oliver Twist
MovieSep 11, 2005

Oliver Twist

In the Nineteenth Century, orphan Oliver Twist is sent from the …
In the Nineteenth Century, orphan Oliver Twist is sent from the orphanage to a workhouse, where the children are mistreated and barely fed. He moves to the house of an undertaker, but after an unfair severe spank, he starts a seven day runaway to London. He arrives exhausted and starving, and is soon welcomed in a gang of pickpockets lead by the old crook Fagin. When he is mistakenly taken as a thief, the wealthy victim Mr. Brownlow brings Oliver to his home and shelters him. But Fagin and the dangerous Bill Sykes decide to kidnap Oliver to burglarize Mr. Brownlow's fancy house.
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Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
MovieSep 4, 2005

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Wer…

Wallace and his loyal dog, …
Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest.
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
MovieJul 10, 2005

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

A young boy wins a tour …
A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.
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2004
Nero
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MovieMay 23, 2004

Nero

A six-episode mini-series covering five centuries of the Roman …
A six-episode mini-series covering five centuries of the Roman Empire.
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2001
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross
TV ShowNov 2, 2001

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

Friday Night with Jonathan …
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross is a British chat show presented by Jonathan Ross and broadcast on BBC One between 2001 and 2010. The programme features Ross' take on current topics of conversation, guest interviews (usually three per show) and live music from both a guest music group and the house band. First broadcast on 2 November 2001, the show began its final series in January 2010 and ended on 16 July 2010.
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2000
A Christmas Carol
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MovieNov 20, 2000

A Christmas Carol

An unscrupulous loan shark who makes excuses for his …
An unscrupulous loan shark who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
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1999
A Christmas Carol
MovieDec 5, 1999

A Christmas Carol

An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring …
An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
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Loose Women
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TV ShowSep 6, 1999

Loose Women

Loose Women is a British talk show that broadcasts on ITV …
Loose Women is a British talk show that broadcasts on ITV weekdays 12:30pm–1:30pm. The show was originally broadcast from Norwich, then Manchester, before moving to London, and focuses on a panel of four female presenters who interview celebrities, discuss their lives, and discuss topical issues ranging from politics and current affairs to celebrity gossip and entertainment news. The 3,000th episode of Loose Women was broadcast on 15 May 2018.
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Tom's Midnight Garden
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MovieMay 15, 1999

Tom's Midnight Garden

Young Tom Long (Anthony …
Young Tom Long (Anthony Way) is forced to stay with his kindly Aunt Gwen (Greta Scacchi) and Uncle Alan (James Wilby) while his brother recovers from a bout of the measles. At their flat, he is disappointed to find there is no garden in which to play, but his disappointment turns to wonder when he discovers a magical garden which only appears at night when an old grandfather clock strikes thirteen. His nightly excursions to this beautiful garden become even more interesting when he realizes that the people he meets cannot see him, except one young girl named Hatty (Laurel Melsom).
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Alice in Wonderland
MovieFeb 28, 1999

Alice in Wonderland

Alice (Tina Majorino) falls down a rabbit hole, and finds herself …
Alice (Tina Majorino) falls down a rabbit hole, and finds herself in Wonderland, a fantasy land of strange characters and ideas.
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1998
The Royle Family
TV ShowSep 14, 1998

The Royle Family

The Royle Family is a British sitcom produced by Granada …
The Royle Family is a British sitcom produced by Granada Television for the BBC, which ran for three series from 1998–2000, and specials from 2006–12. It centres on the lives of a television-fixated Manchester family, the Royles, comprising family patriarch Jim Royle (Ricky Tomlinson), his wife Barbara (Sue Johnston), their daughter Denise (Caroline Aherne), their son Anthony (Ralf Little) and Denise's fiancé (later husband) David (Craig Cash).
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1996
Secrets & Lies
MovieMay 10, 1996

Secrets & Lies

Cynthia lives in London with her sullen street-sweeper …
Cynthia lives in London with her sullen street-sweeper daughter. Her brother has been successful with his photographer's business and now lives nearby in a more upmarket house. But Cynthia hasn't even been invited round there after a year. So, all round, she feels rather lonely and isolated. Meanwhile, in another part of town, Hortense, adopted at birth but now grown up, starts to try and trace her mother.
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1995
The Queen's Nose
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TV ShowNov 15, 1995

The Queen's Nose

The Queen's Nose is a 1995 BBC children's television series. It …
The Queen's Nose is a 1995 BBC children's television series. It was adapted by Steve Attridge from the novel The Queen's Nose written by Dick King-Smith. It ran for seven series.
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Haunted
MovieOct 27, 1995

Haunted

Professor David Ash is invited to Edbrook to calm the fears of …
Professor David Ash is invited to Edbrook to calm the fears of the elderly nanny of the Mariell family. Nanny Tess is seeing things, and Ash's book debunking such phenomenon makes him a good choice to set her mind at ease and convince her she is just tired and stressed. But soon after arriving David too begins to doubt his senses, and watching the odd behavior of the three grown Mariell children doesn't make his task any easier. In fact, he begins to think Nanny Tess isn't really just tired and stressed out after all.
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1994
The Vicar of Dibley
TV ShowNov 10, 1994

The Vicar of Dibley

The Vicar of Dibley is a British sitcom which originally ran …
The Vicar of Dibley is a British sitcom which originally ran on BBC One from 10 November 1994 to 22 January 1998 (with three sets of specials in the Winters of 1999/2000, 2004/2005 and 2006/2007). It is set in a fictional small Oxfordshire village called Dibley, which is assigned a female vicar following the 1992 changes in the Church of England that permitted the ordination of women.
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1993
Son of the Pink Panther
MovieAug 27, 1993

Son of the Pink Panther

Charles Dreyfus encounters …
Charles Dreyfus encounters Jacques Gambrelli, who reminds him painfully of Inspector Clouseau, the man who drove him insane. With good reason: Gambrelli is Clouseau's son.
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1991
2point4 Children
TV ShowSep 3, 1991

2point4 Children

2point4 Children is a BBC television sitcom that was …
2point4 Children is a BBC television sitcom that was created and written by Andrew Marshall. It follows the lives of the Porters, a seemingly average family whose world is frequently turned upside-down by bad luck and bizarre occurrences.
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1989
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
MovieSep 11, 1989

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

The wife of a barbaric crime …
The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture, and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this beautifully filmed, but brutally uncompromising modern fable.
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1988
High Spirits
MovieNov 18, 1988

High Spirits

When Peter Plunkett's Irish castle turned hotel is about to be …
When Peter Plunkett's Irish castle turned hotel is about to be repossesed, he decides to spice up the attraction a bit for the 'Yanks' by having his staff pretend to haunt the castle. The trouble begins when a busload of American tourists arrive - along with some real ghosts. Among the tourists are married couple Jack and Sharon. Sharon's father holds the mortgage on Castle Plunkett, so she's hoping to debunk the ghosts. Jack, on the other hand, after meeting pretty ghost Mary, is very eager to believe. Can there be love between a human and ghost? Jack and Mary are going to try and find out.
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This Morning
TV ShowOct 3, 1988

This Morning

This Morning is a British daytime television programme that is …
This Morning is a British daytime television programme that is broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom, presented by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, and Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes. The show airs live and features news, topical items, showbiz, style and beauty, home and garden, food, health, real life and other similar features.
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Apartment Zero
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MovieSep 30, 1988

Apartment Zero

Set in modern day Buenos Aires, the film centers around a …
Set in modern day Buenos Aires, the film centers around a relationship between two emotionally crippled roommates. Adrian LeDuc is a lonely sociopath who is forced to rent his insane mother's room due to poor ticket sales at his revival movie theater. Jack Carney, the new roommate, appears normal enough at first but it soon becomes apparent that he is hiding something. As their friendship develops, Adrian suppresses his suspicions that Jack may be the government mercenary turned serial killer who has been terrorizing the city. The other eccentric residents of the building begin to worry as Adrian shows increasing signs that his mother's insanity may be hereditary. The shocking climax of this twisted tale of deceit, perversion and murder reveals the darker side of the human psyche.
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1987
Little Dorrit
MovieDec 11, 1987

Little Dorrit

Arthur returns to London after working abroad for many …
Arthur returns to London after working abroad for many years with his now deceased father. Almost at once he becomes involved in the problems of his mother's seamstress Amy and of her father residing in the Marshalsea debtors' prison.
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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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1986
Casualty
TV ShowSep 6, 1986

Casualty

Casualty, stylised as CASUAL⁺Y, is a British medical drama …
Casualty, stylised as CASUAL⁺Y, is a British medical drama series that airs weekly on BBC One. It is the longest-running emergency medical drama television series in the world, and the most enduring medical drama shown on prime time television in the world. Created by Jeremy Brock and Paul Unwin, it was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 6 September 1986. The original producer was Geraint Morris.
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Harem
MovieFeb 9, 1986

Harem

Jessica, a young British girl, goes off to Arabia with her father …
Jessica, a young British girl, goes off to Arabia with her father to be with her fiancé when he's called there suddenly on diplomatic duty. On a tourist journey she's kidnapped by what ...
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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
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Award1985

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Won award for "A Private Function".
BAFTA Award
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nomination1985

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "A Private Function".
BAFTA Award
1984
A Christmas Carol
MovieNov 23, 1984

A Christmas Carol

An old bitter miser who rationalizes his uncaring nature learns …
An old bitter miser who rationalizes his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.
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A Private Function
MovieNov 9, 1984

A Private Function

1947 in a small town in England. The war has been over for …
1947 in a small town in England. The war has been over for two years, but there's still rationing of meat. When Princess Elizabeth is going to marry, a group of businessmen wants to impress (or probably bribe) the local government by giving a big party. They want to slaughter an illegally raised pig for this event. Unfortunately, someone steals the pig.
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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 August 1983 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, Woodentop, broadcast in August 1983.
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Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nomination1984

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "A Private Function".
BAFTA Award
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Award1984

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Won award for "A Private Function".
BAFTA Award
1983
Curse of the Pink Panther
MovieAug 12, 1983

Curse of the Pink Panther

The Curse of the Pink …
The Curse of the Pink Panther came out in 1983. The original Pink Panther movies came out in the early 1960s. Like all the other Pink Panther films, Curse of the Pink Panther was directed by Blake Edwards. The success of the Pink Panther movies was due largely to Peter Sellers who played bumbling French detective Inspector Closeau. Sellers passed away in 1980, and Curse of the Pink Panther was an attempt to breathe new life into the Pink Panther series.
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Frontline
TV ShowJan 17, 1983

Frontline

Frontline is the flagship investigative journalism …
Frontline is the flagship investigative journalism program of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), producing in-depth documentaries on a variety of domestic and international stories and issues, and broadcasting them on air and online. Produced at WGBH-TV in Boston, Massachusetts, and distributed through PBS in the United States, the critically acclaimed program has received every major award in broadcast journalism. Its investigations have helped breathe new life into terrorism cold cases, freed innocent people from jail, prompted U.N. resolutions, and spurred both policy and social change.
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1982
Trail of the Pink Panther
MovieDec 2, 1982

Trail of the Pink Panther

Journalist Marie Jouvet …
Journalist Marie Jouvet (Joanna Lumley) attempts to uncover the mysterious disappearance of Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers).
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1981
The French Lieutenant's Woman
MovieSep 18, 1981

The French Lieutenant's Woman

The French Lieutenant's …
The French Lieutenant's Woman is a 1981 British romantic drama film directed by Karel Reisz, produced by Leon Clore, and adapted by the playwright Harold Pinter. It is based on the The French Lieutenant's Woman, a 1969 novel by John Fowles. The music score is by Carl Davis and the cinematography by Freddie Francis.
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1979
Agatha
MovieFeb 9, 1979

Agatha

A fictional account of the real life, eleven day, never explained …
A fictional account of the real life, eleven day, never explained 1926 disappearance of famed murder mystery writer Agatha Christie is presented. On a cold winter day, her damaged car with her expensive fur coat is found abandoned at the side of a country road. While the authorities initially suspect that she could have committed suicide, her pompous husband, Col. Archibald Christie, who is less than cooperative with the authorities, is adamant that she is still alive. What he doesn't tell them is that he recently asked her for a divorce so that he could marry his secretary, Miss Nancy Neele. Although the divorce request was not a total surprise since she knew of the extramarital affair, Mrs. Christie still did not want to grant him the request since she still loves him. Concurrently, American newspaper columnist Wally Stanton was scheduled to conduct an interview with Mrs. Christie. Since he can no longer do so with her disappearance, Stanton instead tries to find out himself what happened to her. He manages to track her to a resort spa hotel in Harrogate, she who is living openly there but under an assumed name, and he who does not disclose his own identity to her when he meets her. Stanton's goal is not only to find out what she is up to, but to protect her good name which means not allowing the authorities to find her before he uncovers her motives. Stanton's own motives end up being more than just wanting an exclusive story.
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1977
The Duellists
MovieMay 22, 1977

The Duellists

France, 1801. Due to a minor, perceived slight, mild …
France, 1801. Due to a minor, perceived slight, mild-mannered Lieutenant d'Hubert is forced into a duel with the hot-headed, irrational Lieutenant Feraud. The seemingly pointless disagreement ultimately results in scores of duels, spanning several years.
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1976
It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet
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MovieApr 8, 1976

It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet

Comedy-drama based on the …
Comedy-drama based on the books by James Herriot about a Yorkshire vet and the adventures he and his colleague have in their everyday life.
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1975
I Didn't Know You Cared
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TV ShowAug 27, 1975

I Didn't Know You Cared

I Didn't Know You Cared is a …
I Didn't Know You Cared is a British television comedy set in a working-class household in South Yorkshire in the 1970s, written by Peter Tinniswood loosely based upon his books A Touch of Daniel, I Didn't Know You Cared and Except You're a Bird. It was broadcast by the BBC in four series (seven episodes each in series 1, 3 and 4 and six in series 2) from 1975 to 1979.
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The Sweeney
TV ShowJan 2, 1975

The Sweeney

The Sweeney is a 1970s British television police drama …
The Sweeney is a 1970s British television police drama focusing on two members of the Flying Squad, a branch of the Metropolitan Police specialising in tackling armed robbery and violent crime in London. It stars John Thaw as Detective Inspector Jack Regan and Dennis Waterman as his partner, Detective Sergeant George Carter. The programme's title derives from "Sweeney Todd", which is Cockney rhyming slang for "Flying Squad". Produced by Thames Television subsidiary Euston Films for broadcast on the ITV network. It began as a television film Regan written by Ian Kennedy Martin, brother of Troy Kennedy Martin, who wrote several episodes and also the second film. Such was its popularity in the UK that it spawned two feature film spin-offs, Sweeney! and Sweeney 2. In the early 1990s repeats aired on UK Gold, but repeats currently air on ITV4...
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1973
Last of the Summer Wine
TV ShowJan 4, 1973

Last of the Summer Wine

Three old men from …
Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.
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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. Interior scenes have been filmed at The Leeds Studios since its inception, while exterior scenes were previously filmed in Esholt, a real village, but are now shot at a purpose built set on the Harewood estate. The programme is broadcast in every ITV region.
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1971
Bleak Moments
MovieOct 1, 1971

Bleak Moments

Moments from the uncompromisingly bleak …
Moments from the uncompromisingly bleak existence of a secretary, her intellectually disabled sister, aloof and uneasy teacher boyfriend, bizarre neighbor and irritating workmate.
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1960
Bootsie and Snudge
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TV ShowSep 23, 1960

Bootsie and Snudge

Bootsie and Snudge is a British sitcom that aired on ITV for …
Bootsie and Snudge is a British sitcom that aired on ITV for three series from 1960 to 1963, with a fourth in 1974. The show is a spin-off of The Army Game, a sitcom about soldiers undertaking national service, and follows two of the main characters (played by Alfie Bass and Bill Fraser) after they returned to civilian life. The first series is titled Bootsie and Snudge in Civvy Life. Between the 1963 and 1974 series, a spin-off called Foreign Affairs was broadcast.
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1945
Jack Thomas
Marriage1945

Jack Thomas

Married Jack Thomas.
1921
Liz Smith
BirthDecember 1921

Liz Smith

Liz Smith was born.
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