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Michael Sheard

  • Jun 18, 1938 - Aug 31, 2005 (age 67)
  • 5' 9" (1.74 m)
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2005
The Green Door
MovieSep 10, 2005

The Green Door

A partially deaf woman buys an old Victorian house to restore. …
A partially deaf woman buys an old Victorian house to restore. During her renovations she discovers a hidden room that holds the dark secrets of the buildings former occupants.
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Michael Sheard

Michael Sheard passed away.
2001
Another Life
MovieFeb 1, 2001

Another Life

Just before the outbreak of World War I, Edith Graydon married …
Just before the outbreak of World War I, Edith Graydon married her boyfriend Percy Thomson. He survives the war but theirs is not a happy marriage. She doesn't really love him and he feels it every day. He's also possessive and their daily life is a constant battle. She meets and falls in love with Frederick Bywaters, her sister's one-time boyfriend. They have a long affair and her desperate attempts to get either a formal separation of divorce from her husband falls on deaf ears. They are at their wits end and Bywaters decides to do something about it. On a dark evening when Edith is walking with her husband, Bywaters stabs him to death. Edith is charged with murder along with Bywaters and both are found guilty. She claims her innocence right up until the day they are both executed by hanging in 1923. Base on a true story.
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1991
The Darling Buds of May
TV ShowApr 7, 1991

The Darling Buds of May

The Darling Buds of May is …
The Darling Buds of May is an English comedy drama television series, produced by Yorkshire Television for the ITV network, first broadcast between 7 April 1991 and 4 April 1993. It is an adaptation of the 1958 novel of the same name, and its sequels, by H. E. Bates.
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1990
Alleyn Mysteries
TV ShowDec 23, 1990

Alleyn Mysteries

The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries is a British detective television …
The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries is a British detective television series, broadcast on BBC1, which was adapted from nine of the novels by Dame Ngaio Marsh, featuring the character Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn. The pilot episode was shown in 1990, and two series followed, in 1993 and 1994. In the pilot, Simon Williams played the part of Alleyn. For the subsequent two series, Patrick Malahide replaced Williams in the role.
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1989
Press Gang
TV ShowJan 16, 1989

Press Gang

Press Gang is a British children's television comedy-drama …
Press Gang is a British children's television comedy-drama consisting of 43 episodes across five series that were broadcast from 1989 to 1993. It was produced by Richmond Film & Television for Central, and screened on the ITV network in its regular weekday afternoon children's strand, Children's ITV, typically in a 4:45 pm slot (days varied over the course of the run).
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1985
The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission
MovieFeb 4, 1985

The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission

During WW2, American …
During WW2, American General Worden orders Major Reisman to pick 12 soldiers from the military prison for the dangerous mission of killing a Nazi General.
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1983
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
TV ShowNov 11, 1983

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet ([ʔaʊf ˈviːdɐˌzeːən ˈpɛt]) is a British …
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet ([ʔaʊf ˈviːdɐˌzeːən ˈpɛt]) is a British comedy-drama series about seven English construction workers who leave the UK to search for employment overseas. In the first series, the men live and work on a building site in Düsseldorf. The series was created by Franc Roddam after an idea from Mick Connell, a bricklayer from Stockton-on-Tees, and written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, who also wrote The Likely Lads, Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? and Porridge. It starred Tim Healy, Kevin Whately, Jimmy Nail, Timothy Spall, Christopher Fairbank, Pat Roach and Gary Holton, with Noel Clarke replacing Holton for series three and four and the two-part finale. The series were broadcast on ITV in 1983–84 and 1986. After a fifteen-year gap, two series and a Christmas special were shown on BBC One in 2002 and 2004.
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High Road to China
MovieJan 1, 1983

High Road to China

During WW1, an alcoholic American biplane pilot is …
During WW1, an alcoholic American biplane pilot is hired by the spoiled daughter of an industrialist to find her father who disappeared in Asia.
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1982
'Allo 'Allo!
TV ShowDec 30, 1982

'Allo 'Allo!

'Allo 'Allo! is a BBC television British sitcom that was first …
'Allo 'Allo! is a BBC television British sitcom that was first broadcast on BBC One from 1982 to 1992, comprising 85 episodes. The story is set in a small-town café in Nouvion, German-occupied France during the Second World War. It is a parody of another BBC programme, the wartime drama Secret Army. 'Allo, 'Allo! was created by David Croft, who also wrote the theme music, and Jeremy Lloyd. Lloyd and Croft wrote the first six series. The remaining series were written by Lloyd and Paul Adam.
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1981
Green Ice
MovieMay 21, 1981

Green Ice

A down on his luck engineer gets involved in an adventure with …
A down on his luck engineer gets involved in an adventure with a mysterious woman and an emerald magnate.
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The Bunker
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MovieJan 27, 1981

The Bunker

Dramatization depicting the events surrounding Adolf Hitler's (Sir …
Dramatization depicting the events surrounding Adolf Hitler's (Sir Anthony Hopkins') last weeks in and around his underground bunker in Berlin before and during the battle for the city.
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1980
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
MovieMay 17, 1980

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strik…

After the Rebels are brutally …
After the Rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.
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1979
All Quiet on the Western Front
MovieNov 14, 1979

All Quiet on the Western Front

A young soldier faces …
A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.
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Minder
TV ShowOct 29, 1979

Minder

Minder is a British comedy-drama about the London criminal …
Minder is a British comedy-drama about the London criminal underworld. Initially produced by Verity Lambert, it was made by Euston Films, a subsidiary of Thames Television and shown on ITV (originally by Thames, then Central Independent Television in 1993 and 1994 after Thames lost its franchise). The original show ran for ten series between 29 October 1979 and 10 March 1994. The series was notable for using a range of leading British actors, as well as many up-and-coming performers before they found their greatest success; at its peak it was one of ITV's most watched shows.
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The Riddle of the Sands
MovieMar 16, 1979

The Riddle of the Sands

In 1901, two British …
In 1901, two British yachtsmen visiting Germany's Frisian Islands accidentally discover a German plot to invade England.
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Escape to Athena
MovieFeb 16, 1979

Escape to Athena

During World War II, the prisoners of a German camp on a …
During World War II, the prisoners of a German camp on a Greek island are trying to escape. They don't want only their freedom, but they also seek for an ineffable treasure hidden in a monastery at the top of the island's mountain.
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Danger UXB
TV ShowJan 8, 1979

Danger UXB

Danger UXB is a 1979 British ITV television series set during …
Danger UXB is a 1979 British ITV television series set during the Second World War developed by John Hawkesworth and starring Anthony Andrews as Lieutenant Brian Ash, an officer in the Royal Engineers.
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1978
Les Miserables
MovieDec 27, 1978

Les Miserables

Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for several …
Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for several decades by the relentless and cruel policeman Javert.
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Lillie
TV ShowSep 24, 1978

Lillie

Lillie is a British television serial made by London Weekend …
Lillie is a British television serial made by London Weekend Television for ITV and broadcast from 24 September to 17 December 1978. This period serial stars Francesca Annis in the title role of Lillie Langtry. She had played the same character in the 1975 ATV serial Edward the Seventh and many of the same writers and directors that were responsible for that series helped to create this one.
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The Sandbaggers
TV ShowSep 18, 1978

The Sandbaggers

The Sandbaggers is a British spy drama television series about …
The Sandbaggers is a British spy drama television series about men and women on the front lines of the Cold War. Set contemporaneously with its original broadcast on ITV in 1978 and 1980, The Sandbaggers examines the effect of espionage on the personal and professional lives of British and American intelligence specialists. The series was produced by Yorkshire Television, based in Leeds.
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Force 10 from Navarone
MovieAug 16, 1978

Force 10 from Navarone

During World War II, several …
During World War II, several oddly assorted military experts are teamed in a mission to raid and destroy a bridge vital to enemy strategy.
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Grange Hill
TV ShowFeb 8, 1978

Grange Hill

Grange Hill is a British television children's drama series …
Grange Hill is a British television children's drama series originally made by the BBC and portraying life in a typical secondary school. The show began its run on 8 February 1978 on BBC1, and was one of the longest-running programmes on British television when it ended its run on 15 September 2008. It was created by Phil Redmond, who is also responsible for the Channel 4 dramas Brookside and Hollyoaks; other notable production team members down the years have included producer Colin Cant and script editor Anthony Minghella.
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Enemy at the Door
TV ShowJan 28, 1978

Enemy at the Door

Enemy at the Door is a British television drama series made …
Enemy at the Door is a British television drama series made by London Weekend Television for ITV. The series was shown between 1978 and 1980 and dealt with the German occupation of Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands, during the Second World War. The programme generated a certain amount of criticism in Guernsey, particularly for being obviously filmed on Jersey despite being ostensibly set on Guernsey. The series also marked the TV debut of Anthony Head as a member of the island resistance. The theme music was by Wilfred Josephs.
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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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Blake's 7
TV ShowJan 2, 1978

Blake's 7

Blake's 7 (sometimes styled Blakes7) is a British science …
Blake's 7 (sometimes styled Blakes7) is a British science fiction television series produced by the BBC. Four 13-episode series were broadcast on BBC1 between 1978 and 1981. It was created by Terry Nation, who also created the Daleks for the television series Doctor Who. The script editor was Chris Boucher. The main character, at least initially, was Roj Blake, played by Gareth Thomas. The series was inspired by various fictional media, including Robin Hood, Star Trek, Passage to Marseille, The Dirty Dozen, Brave New World and classic Western stories, as well as real-world political conflicts in South America and Israel.
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1977
Mind Your Language
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TV ShowDec 30, 1977

Mind Your Language

Mind Your Language is a British sitcom that premiered on ITV …
Mind Your Language is a British sitcom that premiered on ITV in 1977. It was produced by London Weekend Television and directed by Stuart Allen. Three series were made by LWT between 1977 and 1979, and the show was briefly revived in 1985 (but this series was, in most ITV regions, transmitted in 1986), with six of the original cast. The series shows how people of different countries with different caste, religion and language exist under the same roof.
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1976
The New Avengers
TV ShowOct 22, 1976

The New Avengers

The New Avengers is a British secret agent action television …
The New Avengers is a British secret agent action television series produced during 1976 and 1977. It is a sequel to the 1960s series, The Avengers (created by Sydney Newman) and was developed by original series producers Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens.
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Rogue Male
MovieSep 22, 1976

Rogue Male

Early in 1939 Sir Robert Hunter (Peter O'Toole) takes aim at …
Early in 1939 Sir Robert Hunter (Peter O'Toole) takes aim at Adolf Hitler (Michael Sheard) with a high powered rifle, but the shot misses its mark. Captured and tortured by the Gestapo and ...
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1975
Space: 1999
TV ShowSep 4, 1975

Space: 1999

Space: 1999 is a British and Italian science-fiction television …
Space: 1999 is a British and Italian science-fiction television programme that ran for two seasons from 1975 to 1977. In the opening episode, set in the year 1999, nuclear waste stored on the Moon's far side explodes, knocking the Moon out of orbit and sending it, as well as the 311 inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha, hurtling uncontrollably into space. Space: 1999 was the last production by the partnership of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and was the most expensive series produced for British television up to that time. The first season was co-produced by ITC Entertainment and Italian broadcaster RAI, while the second season was produced solely by ITC.
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The Hiding Place
MovieMay 1, 1975

The Hiding Place

Corrie and Betsie ten Boom are middle-aged sisters working …
Corrie and Betsie ten Boom are middle-aged sisters working in their father's watchmaker shop in pre-World War II Holland. Their uneventful lives are disrupted with the coming of the Nazis. Suspected of hiding Jews and caught breaking rationing rules, they are sent to a concentration camp, where their Christian faith keeps them from despair and bitterness. Betsie eventually dies, but Corrie survives, and after the war, must learn to love and forgive her former captors.
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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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1974
Father Brown
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TV ShowSep 26, 1974

Father Brown

Father Brown is a British television series, which originally aired …
Father Brown is a British television series, which originally aired on ITV in 1974. It featured Kenneth More as Father Brown, a Roman Catholic Priest who solved crime mysteries. The episodes were closely based on the stories by G. K. Chesterton.
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1973
Holiday on the Buses
MovieDec 26, 1973

Holiday on the Buses

Sacked by the bus company Stan and Jack get jobs as drivers …
Sacked by the bus company Stan and Jack get jobs as drivers ferrying punters to and from a holiday camp and arrange for the rest of the family to come and stay. Blakey is there as the chief security guard and manages to get caught in accidental compromising situations with the camp's nurse. The Butlers head for one disaster after another as Jack and Stan,still chasing women half their age,take two girls for a bus trip on the sands only for the bus to sink in as the tide approaches. Olive gets into bed with someone else's husband when she makes it back to the wrong chalet in the dark and 'little' Arthur sprays the chalet with ink,requiring a re-painting job. The holiday over Arthur's sidecar combination manages to come apart on the way out as it did on the way in.
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The Tomorrow People
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TV ShowApr 30, 1973

The Tomorrow People

The Tomorrow People is a British children's science fiction …
The Tomorrow People is a British children's science fiction television series, created by Roger Price. Produced by Thames Television for the ITV Network, the series first ran from April 30, 1973 to February 19, 1979. In 1992, after having much success of the replays in America, Nickelodeon requested Price and Thames Television for a new version to be piloted and filmed at Nickelodeon Studios Florida in April 1992, with Roger Price acting as executive producer. This version used the same basic premise as the original series with some changes, and ran until March 8, 1995. A series of audio plays using the original concept and characters (and many of the original series' actors) was produced by Big Finish Productions between 2001 and 2007. In 2013, an American remake of the show by Greg Berlanti, Phil Klemmer and Julie Plec premiered on The CW.
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1972
Colditz
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TV ShowOct 19, 1972

Colditz

Colditz is a British television series co-produced by the BBC and …
Colditz is a British television series co-produced by the BBC and Universal Studios and screened between 1972 and 1974. The series deals with Allied prisoners of war imprisoned at the supposedly escape-proof Colditz Castle when designated Oflag IV-C during World War II, and their many attempts to escape captivity, as well as the relationships formed between the various nationalities and their German captors.
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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. Interior scenes have been filmed at their Leeds studio since its inception. 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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The Protectors
TV ShowSep 29, 1972

The Protectors

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

Van der Valk

Van der Valk is a British television crime drama series, …
Van der Valk is a British television crime drama series, produced by Thames Television for ITV, that starred Barry Foster in the title role as Dutch detective Commissaris "Piet" (real name Simon) van der Valk. Based on the characters and atmosphere (but not the plots) of the novels of Nicolas Freeling, the first series of six episodes was broadcast in 1972. A second series followed in 1973. Both were recorded on 2" quadruplex videotape at Thames' Teddington Studios in London, with location scenes shot in Amsterdam on 16mm film.
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1971
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes
TV ShowSep 20, 1971

The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes

The Rivals of Sherlock …
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes is a British anthology mystery television series produced by Thames Television which was originally broadcast on the ITV Network. There were two series of 13 fifty-minute episodes; the first aired in 1971, the second in 1973. The programme presented adaptations of short mystery, suspense or crime stories featuring, as the title suggests, detectives who were literary contemporaries of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes.
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The Persuaders!
TV ShowSep 17, 1971

The Persuaders!

The Persuaders! is an action-comedy series starring Tony …
The Persuaders! is an action-comedy series starring Tony Curtis and Roger Moore, produced by ITC Entertainment, and initially broadcast on ITV and ABC in 1971. The show has been called "the last major entry in the cycle of adventure series that began 11 years earlier with Danger Man in 1960", as well as "the most ambitious and most expensive of Sir Lew Grade's international action adventure series". The Persuaders! was filmed in Britain, France, and Italy between May 1970 and June 1971.
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1970
The McKenzie Break
MovieOct 28, 1970

The McKenzie Break

In the closing days of World War II, German prisoners riot in a …
In the closing days of World War II, German prisoners riot in a POW Camp in Scotland. Fearful of a mass escape attempt, the British Army sends in an unorthodox Irish Captain in hopes of discovering exactly what is going on. The Irishman at once comes into conflict with the senior prisoner, a U-Boat commander, and the two must match wits, knowing that only one will emerge victorious.
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1969
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
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TV ShowSep 21, 1969

Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)

Randall and Hopkirk …
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) is a British private detective television series, starring Mike Pratt and Kenneth Cope respectively as the private detectives Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk. The series was created by Dennis Spooner and produced by Monty Berman, and was first broadcast in 1969 and 1970. In the United States, it was given the title My Partner the Ghost. In Spain it was entitled El Detective Fantasma (The Phantom Detective). The series contains plots and scenes that combine elements of the supernatural horror, private investigator and crime thriller genres.
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1963
Doctor Who
TV ShowNov 23, 1963

Doctor Who

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

Rosalind Allaway was born in 1940 in Penzance, Cornwall, …
Rosalind Allaway was born in 1940 in Penzance, Cornwall, England as Rosalind Moir. She is an actress, known for Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962). She was previously married to Michael Sheard.
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1960
Coronation Street
TV ShowDec 9, 1960

Coronation Street

Coronation Street (also known as Corrie) is a British soap …
Coronation Street (also known as Corrie) is a British soap opera created by Granada Television and shown on ITV since 9 December 1960. The programme centres on Coronation Street in Weatherfield, a fictional town based on inner-city Salford. In the show's fictional history, the street was built in 1902 and named in honour of the coronation of King Edward VII.
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1938
Michael Sheard
BirthJune 1938

Michael Sheard

Michael Sheard was born.
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