English Actress

Prunella Scales

  • Jun 22, 1932 (age 87)
  • 5' 3" (1.61 m)
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2014
Great Canal Journeys
TV ShowMar 10, 2014

Great Canal Journeys

Great Canal Journeys is a Channel 4 television series …
Great Canal Journeys is a Channel 4 television series in which husband and wife Timothy West and Prunella Scales take canal barge and narrowboat trips in the United Kingdom, Europe, India and Egypt. The series was originally aired on More4 before transferring to Channel 4 with Series 2. Both West and Scales are keen narrowboaters and were involved in campaigning to revive the Kennet & Avon Canal. West and Scales both talk frankly about Scales' dementia during the series, which has been praised by Alzheimer’s Research UK.
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2013
The Phone Call
MovieSep 9, 2013

The Phone Call

Heather is a shy lady who works in a helpline call centre. …
Heather is a shy lady who works in a helpline call centre. When she receives a phone call from a mystery man, she has no idea that the encounter will change her life forever.
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2012
Run for Your Wife
MovieMay 19, 2012

Run for Your Wife

John Smith has been happily involved in a bigamous …
John Smith has been happily involved in a bigamous marriage for five years. He lives with Stephanie in Finsbury and Michelle in Stockwell. Fortunately, for John, he's a taxi driver which involves varying shift work! Simple? Well, when John unwittingly becomes a have-a-go hero and the Finsbury and Stockwell police forces discover something suspicious in their paperwork, John's happy bubble is about to be burst. The action of the movie takes place during the next hectic 24 hours as John, with the assistance of his gullible neighbor Gary, rush between North and South London attempting to thwart the police and prevent the two loving wives coming face to face!
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2011
Horrid Henry: The Movie
MovieJul 29, 2011

Horrid Henry: The Movie

Horrid Henry finds himself …
Horrid Henry finds himself doing things he never ever thought he'd do, and then some.
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2006
The Shell Seekers
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MovieDec 25, 2006

The Shell Seekers

The Shell Seekers (German: Die Muschelsucher) is a 2006 …
The Shell Seekers (German: Die Muschelsucher) is a 2006 mini-series starring Academy Award-winners, Vanessa Redgrave and Maximilian Schell. The British-German co-production was directed by Piers Haggard. It is an adaptation of Rosamunde Pilcher's 1987 novel of the same name and premiered on Germany's ZDF on 25 December 2006. It was screened in the United States on the Hallmark Channel on 3 May 2008.
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2003
The Royal
TV ShowJan 19, 2003

The Royal

The Royal is a British period medical drama produced …
The Royal is a British period medical drama produced by ITV and aired normally on Sundays in the early evening slot; episodes after 21 June 2009 were also broadcast on ITV HD. The show consisted of eight series of one-hour episodes and was broadcast on ITV from 2003 until the show was cancelled in 2011, with repeats continuing on ITV3. The show is set in the 1960s and focuses on the fictional "St Aidan's Royal Free Hospital", an NHS hospital serving the fictional rural seaside town of Elsinby and its surrounding area. The show began as a spin-off of ITV's period police drama series, Heartbeat, featuring characters from Heartbeat during the first three series, before becoming its own entity.
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2001
Station Jim
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MovieDec 30, 2001

Station Jim

It is the 1890s. Bob Gregson is a young lad who works as a …
It is the 1890s. Bob Gregson is a young lad who works as a porter at a rural railway station. He is keen to impress the stationmaster who is looking for a successor because he is about to ...
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2000
The Ghost of Greville Lodge
MovieOct 6, 2000

The Ghost of Greville Lodge

A modern day ghost story …
A modern day ghost story for the whole family! Teenager James Greville has lived in children's homes his whole life, so he is surprised when a Great Uncle invites him to his country manor for a holiday. He spends most of his time alone exploring the sprawling Greville Lodge and soon discovers that the Lodge has many secrets, including doors to the west wing which have been sealed shut. One night James wakes up to find himself in front of one of the doors and this time it opens! Through the doors, the mysteries of Greville Lodge are revealed.
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1998
Stiff Upper Lips
MovieJun 12, 1998

Stiff Upper Lips

Aunt Agnes (Prunella Scales) vainly tries to force Emily …
Aunt Agnes (Prunella Scales) vainly tries to force Emily (Georgina Cates) to marry boring Cedric Trilling (Robert Portal) by taking them to Italy and India hoping that Emily will forget about the handsome George (Sean Pertwee).
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1997
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
Emma
MovieNov 24, 1996

Emma

Jane Austen's Emma is an adaptation of the 1815 …
Jane Austen's Emma is an adaptation of the 1815 novel of the same name. It was adapted for the British television network ITV in 1996, directed by Diarmuid Lawrence and dramatised by Andrew Davies, the same year as Miramax's film adaptation of Emma starring Gwyneth Paltrow. This production of Emma stars Kate Beckinsale as the title character, and also features Samantha Morton as Harriet Smith and Mark Strong as Mr. Knightley.
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Breaking the Code
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MovieSep 17, 1996

Breaking the Code

A biography of the English mathematician Alan …
A biography of the English mathematician Alan Turing, who was one of the inventors of the digital computer and one of the key figures in the breaking of the Enigma code, used by the Germans...
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Dalziel and Pascoe
TV ShowMar 16, 1996

Dalziel and Pascoe

Dalziel and Pascoe is a popular British television crime …
Dalziel and Pascoe is a popular British television crime drama based on the novels of the same name, written by Reginald Hill. The series was first broadcast on 16 March 1996, with Warren Clarke being cast as Dalziel (pronounced "dee-ell") and Colin Buchanan being cast as Pascoe. The series is primarily set in the fictional town of Wetherton in Yorkshire, and "follows the work of two detectives that are thrown together as partners. Complete opposites. Different backgrounds, different beliefs, different styles. They get on each other's nerves. They are continually embarrassed by each other. But their differences make them a stunningly brilliant crime-solving team."
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Silent Witness
TV ShowFeb 21, 1996

Silent Witness

Silent Witness is a British crime drama series, produced by …
Silent Witness is a British crime drama series, produced by the BBC, focusing on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations into various crimes. First broadcast in 1996, and still on air, the series was created by Nigel McCrery, a former murder squad detective based in Nottingham. He later went on to create the hit series New Tricks, with writer Roy Mitchell.
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1995
An Awfully Big Adventure
MovieApr 7, 1995

An Awfully Big Adventure

Set right after World War …
Set right after World War II, a naive teenage girl joins a shabby theatre troupe in Liverpool. During a winter production of Peter Pan, the play quickly turns into a dark metaphor for youth as she becomes drawn into a web of sexual politics and intrigue.
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1994
Second Best
MovieSep 11, 1994

Second Best

Graham Holt is a lonely middle-aged man who runs a …
Graham Holt is a lonely middle-aged man who runs a postal substation in a small village in England. He decides to adopt a son. James is the troubled youth he gets with the assistance of social worker Debbie. James has been in an orphanage for years since his mother committed suicide. He adores his outlaw father John, sent to prison not long after the mother's death. Can James learn to love Graham? Can Graham settle for being second best?
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Wolf
MovieJun 17, 1994

Wolf

Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight …
Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job.
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The Rector's Wife
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TV ShowMar 3, 1994

The Rector's Wife

Anna Bouverie (Lindsay Duncan, Rome) chafes at her …
Anna Bouverie (Lindsay Duncan, Rome) chafes at her limited life as a vicar's wife in a small English town. When her husband Peter (Jonathan Coy, from the Horatio Hornblower series) is ... See full synopsis »
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1992
Freddie as F.R.O.7
MovieAug 14, 1992

Freddie as F.R.O.7

The story about a man-sized frog named Prince Frederic …
The story about a man-sized frog named Prince Frederic who is turned into a frog by his wicked aunt Messina and hired by British Intelligence to solve the mysterious disappearances of some of Britain's greatest monuments. Several hundred years later, Freddie is now living in modern-day Paris, a six-foot-tall amphibian with the moniker Secret Agent F.R.O.7. Messina, too, is still around causing mischief, joining forces with an arch-villain named El Supremo in a scheme to shrink Big Ben. Freddie, alerted to Messina's nefarious plans, gathers his fellow agents Daffers and Scottie together, planning to hide out in Big Ben and surprise the evil doers when they are set to strike at the much-loved British landmark.
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Howards End
MovieFeb 27, 1992

Howards End

England, early 1900s. Margaret Schlegel (Dame Emma …
England, early 1900s. Margaret Schlegel (Dame Emma Thompson) befriends Ruth Wilcox (Vanessa Redgrave), the sickly wife of Henry Wilcox (Sir Anthony Hopkins), a man of significant wealth. On her deathbed, Ruth bequests her house, Howards End, to Margaret, but this is deemed non-binding by her family, and Margaret doesn't hear of the inheritance. Meanwhile, Margaret's sister Helen (Helena Bonham Carter) has taken a philanthropic interest in Leonard Bast (Samuel West), a poor, working class man. When Henry Wilcox and Margaret get engaged, Helen sees her chance to help out Leonard.
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Best Actress
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Nomination1992

Best Actress

Nominated for "Screen One".
British Academy Television Award
1991
A Question of Attribution
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MovieOct 20, 1991

A Question of Attribution

A Question of Attribution is …
A Question of Attribution is a 1988 one-act stage play, written by Alan Bennett. It was premièred at the National Theatre, London, in December 1988, along with the stage version of An Englishman Abroad. The two plays are collectively called Single Spies.
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1990
When We Are Married
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MovieApr 15, 1990

When We Are Married

When We Are Married released.
Nomination1990

Best Actress

Nominated for "Single Spies".
Laurence Olivier Award
1989
Screen One
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TV ShowSep 10, 1989

Screen One

Screen One is a British television anthology drama series, …
Screen One is a British television anthology drama series, produced by BBC Studios and distributed by BBC Worldwide, that transmitted on BBC1 between 1989 and 1994. A total of six series were broadcast, incorporating sixty individual films, several of which were broadcast as stand-alone specials. The series was born following the demise of the BBC's Play for Today, which ran from 1970 to 1984. Producer Kenneth Trodd was asked to formulate a new series of one-off television dramas, the result of which was Screen Two, which began broadcasting on BBC2 in 1985. However, while Play for Today's style had often been a largely studio-based form of theatre on television, Screen Two was shot entirely on film.
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A Chorus of Disapproval
MovieMay 1, 1989

A Chorus of Disapproval

A man new to a smallish …
A man new to a smallish British town joins an amateur theatre company. Once there, he discovers that the drama on stage is quite often nothing compared to what's happening behind the scenes...
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1988
This Morning
TV ShowOct 3, 1988

This Morning

This Morning is a British daytime television programme that …
This Morning is a British daytime television programme that is broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom. The show airs live on weekdays from 10:30am until 12:30pm featuring news, topical items, showbiz, style and beauty, home and garden, food, health, real life and other similar features.
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Consuming Passions
MovieApr 6, 1988

Consuming Passions

A tragic mishap at a chocolate factory results in candy …
A tragic mishap at a chocolate factory results in candy lovers getting an unexpected 'extra' in their sweets. The problem is that they want more!
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After Henry
TV ShowJan 4, 1988

After Henry

After Henry is a British sitcom that aired on ITV from …
After Henry is a British sitcom that aired on ITV from 1988 to 1992. Starring Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson, it had started on BBC Radio 4 in 1985, finishing in 1989. It was written by Simon Brett. After Henry was made for the ITV network by Thames Television.
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1987
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne
MovieDec 23, 1987

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

A middle-aged spinster …
A middle-aged spinster falls in love with a fellow resident of her boardinghouse, who mistakenly believes she has the money to help him start a new business.
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1985
After Henry
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TV ShowApr 17, 1985

After Henry

After Henry is a British sitcom written by Simon Brett. It …
After Henry is a British sitcom written by Simon Brett. It started on BBC Radio 4 and later moved to television. Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson starred in both radio and television versions. A novel, also by Simon Brett, followed the series.
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Mapp and Lucia
TV ShowApr 14, 1985

Mapp and Lucia

Mapp and Lucia is a British television series, set in the …
Mapp and Lucia is a British television series, set in the fictional Sussex coastal town of Tilling-on-Sea and based on three 1930s novels by E. F. Benson. It was produced by London Weekend Television, filmed in Rye (on which Benson based Tilling) and neighbouring Winchelsea in the 1980s, and starred Prunella Scales as Mapp, Geraldine McEwan as Lucia, Nigel Hawthorne as Georgie, and Denis Lill as Major Benjy. The script was by Gerald Savory. There were ten episodes, (which aired in two series of five) broadcast on Channel 4 in 1985 and 1986. These have been repeated over the years, most recently on ITV Encore in 2015, shortly after the broadcast of the new BBC adaptation Mapp and Lucia and the death of Geraldine McEwan.
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1983
The Wicked Lady
MovieApr 21, 1983

The Wicked Lady

Caroline is to be wed to Sir Ralph and invites her …
Caroline is to be wed to Sir Ralph and invites her sister Barbara to be her bridesmaid. Barbara seduces Ralph, however, and she becomes the new Lady, but despite her new wealthy situation, ...
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1982
The Merry Wives of Windsor
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MovieDec 27, 1982

The Merry Wives of Windsor

When Sir John Falstaff …
When Sir John Falstaff decides that he wants to have a little fun he writes two letters to a pair of Window wives: Mistress Ford and Mistress Page. When they put their heads together and ...
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1980
Nomination1980

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "Make and Break".
Laurence Olivier Award
1978
The Boys from Brazil
MovieOct 4, 1978

The Boys from Brazil

From the jungles of Paraguay, Dr. Josef Mengele, the …
From the jungles of Paraguay, Dr. Josef Mengele, the chief doctor at Auschwitz, plans the rebirth of the Nazi empire. He sends his minions to assassinate 94 men over a two year period just around the time they will turn 65 years of age. Famed Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman gets hold of this information and isn't quite sure how killing these 65-year old men will lead to a new Nazi regime. That is, until he visits some of the dead men's families and sees their sons.
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1976
The Littlest Horse Thieves
MovieMay 26, 1976

The Littlest Horse Thieves

When the owner of a …
When the owner of a Yorkshire coal-mine decides to mechanize to increase profits, the mine's pit ponies are scheduled to be destroyed. So, three children plan to steal them to keep them ...
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1975
Fawlty Towers
TV ShowSep 19, 1975

Fawlty Towers

Fawlty Towers is a British television sitcom broadcast on BBC2 in 1975 and 1979. Just two series of six episodes each were made. The show was created and written by John Cleese and Connie Booth, who also starred in the show and were married at the time of the first series, but divorced before recording the second series. The show was ranked first on a list of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes drawn up by the British Film Institute in 2000, and in 2019 it was named the "greatest ever British TV sitcom" by a panel of comedy experts compiled by the Radio Times.
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1973
Seven of One
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TV ShowMar 25, 1973

Seven of One

Seven of One is a British comedy series that aired …
Seven of One is a British comedy series that aired on BBC2 in 1973. Starring Ronnie Barker, Seven of One is a series of seven separate comedies that would serve as possible pilots for sitcoms. Originally it was to be called Six of One, which Barker planned to follow up with another series called And Half a Dozen of the Other. This was a BBC equivalent of a similar showcase for London Weekend Television called Six Dates with Barker created in 1971.
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1971
Masterpiece
TV ShowJan 10, 1971

Masterpiece

Masterpiece (formerly known as Masterpiece Theatre) is a …
Masterpiece (formerly known as Masterpiece Theatre) is a drama anthology television series produced by WGBH Boston. It premiered on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) on January 10, 1971, making it America's longest-running weekly prime time drama series. The series has presented numerous acclaimed British productions. Many of these are produced by the BBC, but the line-up has also included programs shown on the UK commercial channels ITV and Channel 4.
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1966
On the Margin
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TV ShowNov 9, 1966

On the Margin

On the Margin was a British satirical comedy sketch …
On the Margin was a British satirical comedy sketch show written and performed by Alan Bennett and a regular cast including John Sergeant, Virginia Stride, Madge Hindle and Yvonne Gilan. Guest performers included John Fortune and Jonathan Miller. The show also featured songs and poems by John Betjeman and Philip Larkin.
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Samuel West
ChildJune 1966

Samuel West

Samuel Alexander Joseph West, also known as Sam West …
Samuel Alexander Joseph West, also known as Sam West (born 19 June 1966), is an English actor and director. He is best known for his role in the film Howards End and his work on stage (including the award-winning play Enron).
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1965
Play of the Month
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TV ShowOct 19, 1965

Play of the Month

Play of the Month is a BBC television anthology …
Play of the Month is a BBC television anthology series, which ran from 1965 to 1983 featuring productions of classic and contemporary stage plays (or adaptations) which were usually broadcast on BBC1. Each production featured a different work, often using prominent British stage actors in the leading roles. The series was transmitted regularly from October 1965 to May 1979, before returning for the summer seasons of 1982 and 1983. The producer most associated with the Play of the Month series was Cedric Messina.
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1963
Marriage Lines
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TV ShowAug 16, 1963

Marriage Lines

Marriage Lines is a British television sitcom first …
Marriage Lines is a British television sitcom first broadcast between 1963 and 1966. The series gave Richard Briers and Prunella Scales, its lead stars, a significant boost in their careers. At first titled The Marriage Lines, the programme was written by Richard Waring, and was later adapted for radio.
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Timothy West
Marriage1963

Timothy West

Timothy Lancaster West, CBE (born 20 October 1934) is …
Timothy Lancaster West, CBE (born 20 October 1934) is an English film, stage and television actor.
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1962
Waltz of the Toreadors
MovieApr 12, 1962

Waltz of the Toreadors

This is the end of a …
This is the end of a glorious military career: General Leo Fitzjohn retires to his Sussex manor where he will write his memoirs. Unfortunately, his private life is a disaster: a confirmed ...
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1960
Coronation Street
TV ShowDec 9, 1960

Coronation Street

Coronation Street (often referred to as Corrie) is a British …
Coronation Street (often referred to 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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1954
Hobson's Choice
MovieFeb 26, 1954

Hobson's Choice

Henry Hobson (Charles Laughton) is a successful …
Henry Hobson (Charles Laughton) is a successful bootmaker, a widower and a tyrannical father of three daughters. The girls each want to leave their father by getting married, but Henry refuses because marriage traditions require him to pay out settlements.
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1953
Scotch on the Rocks
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MovieApr 1, 1953

Scotch on the Rocks

A parliamentary delegation is sent to a remote …
A parliamentary delegation is sent to a remote community in the Scottish Highlands where the residents are protesting at their poor links with the outside world. After a few days amongst them, the visitors come to appreciate the locals' lifestyle.
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1932
Prunella Scales
BirthJune 1932

Prunella Scales

Prunella Scales was born.
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