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Television Drama

See also Crime Drama.

Writers

Talking Heads (two series of dramatic monologues, BBC, 1988 and 1998) Click to show or hide the answer
(Boys From) The Black Stuff Click to show or hide the answer
Auf Wiedersehen Pet Click to show or hide the answer
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Downton Abbey (also created and produced the series) Click to show or hide the answer
Nuts in May (1976), Abigail's Party (1977) Click to show or hide the answer
Cathy Come Home, Kes: director Click to show or hide the answer
A Voyage Around My Father (autobiographical play, originally for TV 1963) Click to show or hide the answer
House of Cards, To Play the King (both are series): writer Click to show or hide the answer
The Beiderbecke Affair (1983), The Beiderbecke Tapes (1987), The Beiderbecke Connection (1988) – each a comedy–drama series Click to show or hide the answer
Vote, Vote, Vote for Nigel Barton (1965) was the first drama (based on his own experiences as an election candidate) by Click to show or hide the answer
Pennies from Heaven, The Singing Detective, Blackeyes, Lipstick on your Collar, Cold Lazarus, Karaoke (died in 1994)
Jonathan Creek (series); also wrote One Foot in the Grave Click to show or hide the answer
Bar Mitzvah Boy, The Evacuees, The Knowledge, Spend Spend Spend (TV plays); London's Burning (original one–off drama); also wrote several early episodes for Coronation Street; died 2004 Click to show or hide the answer
Daughter of Albion, One for the Road Click to show or hide the answer
Cathy Come Home, Edna the Inebriate Woman Click to show or hide the answer
Professional Foul (BBC2, 1977) Click to show or hide the answer
Scott and Bailey (ITV, 2011-16); Last Tango in Halifax (BBC, 2012-); Happy Valley (BBC, 2014 and 2016) Click to show or hide the answer

Titles

Seminal Mike Leigh drama, 1977, starring Alison Steadman as Beverley, largely improvised; title character never seen (being Beverley's daughter, whose party is being held next door) Click to show or hide the answer
BBC, 2017: based on a novel by Louise Doughty, stars Emily Watson as scientist Dr. Yvonne Carmichael Click to show or hide the answer
Created by former That's Life presenter Kieran Prenderville (1996–2001) Click to show or hide the answer
"Some people stand in the darkness, afraid to step into the light": opening line of the theme song to Click to show or hide the answer
1980s comedy drama series starring Ray Brooks as small–time gambler Robby Box Click to show or hide the answer
1979 TV play by Dennis Potter (repeated 2005 in a celebration of 1970s TV drama), about a group of children playing in the woods, all played by adults Click to show or hide the answer
ITV, 1986–92: starred Michael Elphick as an ex–fireman (in the title role), joined in Series 2 by Neil Morrissey as motorbike courier Rocky Click to show or hide the answer
Dennis Potter play, withheld by the BBC in 1976 as it depicted the rape of a disabled woman; filmed for the cinema in 1982 with Sting in the lead role; the TV version was shown by the BBC 1986 Click to show or hide the answer
BBC1, 1972–6: based around the Hammond family and their road haulage business Click to show or hide the answer
1971–2: written by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall; starred Adam Faith as a cockney petty criminal (real name Ronald Bird), and Iain Cuthbertson as his Machiavellian Glaswegian associate Charlie Endell Click to show or hide the answer
Warner Bros network, 1997–2003: created by Joss Whedon (who also co–wrote Toy Story); featured characters included Rupert Giles, Spike, Willow Rosenberg, Xander Harris and Anya Click to show or hide the answer
Started in 1967 as an edition of Armchair Theatre, entitled A Magnum for Schneider; title character had a sidekick called Lonely Click to show or hide the answer
BBC One, from 2012: based on the memoirs (published in 2002) of Jennifer Worth Click to show or hide the answer
1966 play in the BBC's Wednesday Play series, written by Jeremy Sandford and directed by Ken Loach, about homelessness: coincidentally gave a welcome boost to the launch of the homelessness charity Shelter, a few days after its first broadcast; a Radio Times readers' poll in 1998 voted it the "best single television drama", and an industry poll in 2000 rated it as the second best British TV programme ever made (behind Fawlty Towers) Click to show or hide the answer
ITV series, 1987: starred Nigel Havers as a suave conman, Rosemary Leach as his gullible victim, and Bernard Hepton as his vengeful pursuer Click to show or hide the answer
BBC mini–series, 1994 (and 1996 sequel), about a factory worker (Jed Sheppard) who becomes a country & western singer. Written by Jimmy Nail, who also starred and had a hit with the theme song Click to show or hide the answer
Dynasty spin–off, 1985–7 – starred Charlton Heston Click to show or hide the answer
1960s series featuring Clarence the cross–eyed lion Click to show or hide the answer
1979 ITV series about a bomb disposal squad in London during World War II – starring Anthony Andrews as Lt. Brian Nash Click to show or hide the answer
Based on a novel of the same title, the title coming from Shakespeare's Sonnet 18, which begins "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day .." Click to show or hide the answer
Set in Wisteria Lane, Fairview Click to show or hide the answer
BBC series, 1984–7: starred Nerys Hughes as Megan Roberts, the title character Click to show or hide the answer
March from Trevor Duncan's A Little Suite: theme tune to Click to show or hide the answer
BBC1, 2015 and 2017: stars Suranne Jones as a successful GP who suffers personal betrayal Click to show or hide the answer
US drama series, 1993–8: stars Jane Seymour in the title role – a physician who leaves Boston in search of adventure in the Old American West, settling in Colorado Springs, Colorado Click to show or hide the answer
ITV, 2016: Julian Fellowes adaptation of an Anthony Trollope novel, starring Tom Hollander in the title role Click to show or hide the answer
Roscoe P. Coltrane, Jefferson Davies and Boss Hogg appeared in Click to show or hide the answer
ITV series 1978–80, about the German occupation of Guernsey in World War II Click to show or hide the answer
1981–6: starred Lee Majors as Colt Seavers, Hollywood stuntman and part–time bounty hunter Click to show or hide the answer
2006 BBC4 biography of Kenneth Williams, starring Michael Sheen Click to show or hide the answer
Based on a series of epic novels by George R. R. Martin, collectively entitled A Song of Ice and Fire; title of the TV series is that of the first book in the series, first published in 1996 (less the indefinite article) Click to show or hide the answer
HBO, 2012–17: comedy–drama, created by and starring Lena Dunham, following the lives of four young women living in New York City Click to show or hide the answer
ITV, 2017: set in a five–star London hotel during World War II; intended to fill the gap left by Downton Abbey, but cancelled after one series Click to show or hide the answer
Netflix, 2013–18: political thriller series starring Kevin Spacey as Congressman Frank Underwood – adapted from the 1990 BBC miniseries of the same title; terminated after allegations of sexual misconduct made against Spacey Click to show or hide the answer
BBC series, 1991–4: two sisters running a dressmaking business in the 1920s Click to show or hide the answer
Always there – a top 20 hit for Marti Webb in 1986 – was the theme tune to Click to show or hide the answer
Roger Moore got his big break (1958) in Click to show or hide the answer
Based on Paul Scott's Raj Quartet Click to show or hide the answer
Theme tune was an arrangement of Saint–Saens's Danse Macabre; starred Alan Davies Click to show or hide the answer
1993 Dennis Potter series set in Whitehall during the Suez crisis: gave Ewan McGregor his first major role Click to show or hide the answer
Sicknote and Bayleaf were the nicknames of characters in Click to show or hide the answer
BBC2 drama series, 1972-3: set on Crete and filmed in Aghios Nikolaos, it starred Ian Hendry and Wanda Ventham as a married couple, Erik and Ann Shepherd, who ran a tavern called Shepherd's Bar; in the final episode it was revealed that Ann was a "sleeper agent" of British Intelligence, and Erik a broken–down drunk whom she was made to marry as part of her cover story; a clash with Soviet and Chinese agents resulted in both of them having to leave Crete. Title comes from Homer Click to show or hide the answer
Based on a series of novels by Jonathan Gash; title character (played by Ian McShane) was a disreputable but likeable antiques dealer, who drove a battered Morris Minor convertible called Miriam Click to show or hide the answer
Sky TV black comedy thriller series, 2011–, starring Max Beesley, Marc Warren, Philip Glenister and John Simm Click to show or hide the answer
2007–: US series, set in the 1960s, created by Matthew Wiener and starring Jon Hamm as advertising executive Don Draper Click to show or hide the answer
Starred Patrick Duffy as amnesiac Mark Harris (1977–8) Click to show or hide the answer
BBC miniseries, 2018: inspired by a non–fiction book, written by the BBC correspondent Misha Glenny and first published in 2008; starred James Norton as Alex Godman, the British–raised son of a Russian mafia boss Click to show or hide the answer
Netflix series, beginning in 2015, starring Wagner Moura as drug baron Pablo Escobar Click to show or hide the answer
2016 BBC1 spy drama mini–series – based on a 1993 novel of the same title by John le Carré: won Golden Globe awards for Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman and Hugh Laurie Click to show or hide the answer
Famous theme tune was an excerpt from Khachaturian's ballet Spartacus Click to show or hide the answer
First shown in 2013, became Netflix's most–watched original series (to date): a comedy–drama, based on Piper Kerman's 2010 memoir about her experiences at a minimum–security federal prison; set in Litchfield Penitentiary, in upstate New York (the real–life prison was FCI Danbury, in Connecticut); stars Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman Click to show or hide the answer
Spoof TV police series, 1982, starring Leslie Nielsen; cancelled after only six episodes, but spawned the Naked Gun film series Click to show or hide the answer
1987 Channel 4 series, based on Tom Sharpe's 1974 novel – starring David Jason as Skullion, the porter of a fictional Cambridge college Click to show or hide the answer
ITV, 1965–9: starred Patrick Wymark as hard–nosed businessman John Wilder (the character had previously appeared in The Plane Makers, 1963–5) Click to show or hide the answer
ITV, 1977: starred Anthony Valentine as E. W. Hornung's gentleman burglar Click to show or hide the answer
The story of a pop group called The Little Ladies Click to show or hide the answer
Series starring Felicity Kendal and Pam Ferris as gardening detectives (2003–6) Click to show or hide the answer
Based on a newspaper column by Candace Bushnell, represented in the series as Carrie Bradshaw Click to show or hide the answer
ITV, 1993–2008: based on the novels of Bernard Cornwell, starred Sean Bean as the title character, a fictional British soldier in the Napoleonic Wars Click to show or hide the answer
1980 miniseries, based on James Clavell's novel; starred Richard Chamberlain as John Blackthorne (Anjin–san); Michael Hordern played Friar Domingo Click to show or hide the answer
Controversial Dennis Potter play of 1969, starring Colin Blakeley as Jesus Click to show or hide the answer
Tagline "MI5 – not 9 to 5" (BBC, 2002–11) Click to show or hide the answer
US (cable) legal drama, first broadcast in 2011: Meghan Markle played paralegal Rachel Zane, leaving after her engagement to Prince Harry was announced (2017) Click to show or hide the answer
Australian wartime family drama, set in Melbourne (1976–83) Click to show or hide the answer
1973–6: starred Iain Cuthbertson as the Procurator Fiscal in a small Scottish town Click to show or hide the answer
BBC, 2016–17: set in 1814, stars Tom Hardy as James Delaney, who returns to England after twelve years in Africa with fourteen stolen diamonds, following the death of his father and as the war with the United States nears its end Click to show or hide the answer
BBC1, 1969–71: starred Lisa Goddard and Susan Jameson (and Angela Down) as three characters sharing a flat in "Swinging London"; theme music was Light Flight by Pentangle Click to show or hide the answer
1983 miniseries: starred Richard Chamberlain as Father Ralph de Bricassart, a young, ambitious priest assigned to a remote Australian parish as punishment for insubordination – based on a 1977 novel by Colleen McCullough Click to show or hide the answer
BBC, 1988: TV film starring Colin Firth, about the taking of a high point near Port Stanley by British forces during the Falklands war, and the experiences of a Scots Guards officer who was left hemiplegic after being shot in the head during the battle Click to show or hide the answer
1988, Channel 4: based on a novel by Chris Mullin, teleplay by Alan Plater, starring Ray MacAnally as a left–wing politician who becomes Prime Minister Click to show or hide the answer
Three separate series, 1959 to 1995, based on the Para Handy stories of Neil Munro – named after Para Handy's boat (a 'Clyde puffer') Click to show or hide the answer
Created by Earl Hammer Jr. from his novel Spencer's Mountain (filmed 1963 starring Henry Fonda): piloted in a TV movie called The Homecoming: a Christmas Story (1971) Click to show or hide the answer
1983 blockbuster miniseries, based on Herman Wouk's follow–up novel to The Caine Mutiny: starred Robert Mitchum as Victor 'Pug' Henry, a naval officer and confidante of President F. D. Roosevelt, and Ali McGraw as as Natalie Jastrow, who marries Pug's second son Click to show or hide the answer
Italian–produced English–language series, starring Jude Law as the fictional Pope Pius XIII and Diane Keaton as his personal secretary, Sister Mary; broadcast on Sky Atlantic in October and November 2016 Click to show or hide the answer

General

Adam AdamantTitle role Click to show or hide the answer
Theme song sung by Click to show or hide the answer
All Creatures Great and SmallSetting Click to show or hide the answer
Pub Click to show or hide the answer
James Herriot Click to show or hide the answer
Herriot's senior partner Click to show or hide the answer
played by Click to show or hide the answer
Siegfried's irresponsible younger brother Click to show or hide the answer
played by Click to show or hide the answer
Helen Herriot (series 1–3) Click to show or hide the answer
Helen Herriot (series 4–7) Click to show or hide the answer
Ally McBealTitle role played by Click to show or hide the answer
Theme song sung by Click to show or hide the answer
Set in (US city) Click to show or hide the answer
AngelsName of the hospital Click to show or hide the answer
Auf Wiedersehen Pet Barry, the "Brummie " electrician (sparks) from Wolverhampton Click to show or hide the answer
Bomber (from the West Country) Click to show or hide the answer
Bomber's real name Click to show or hide the answer
Denis Click to show or hide the answer
Moxey, the Liverpudlian plasterer Click to show or hide the answer
Neville Click to show or hide the answer
Oz Click to show or hide the answer
Wayne, the Cockney plasterer Click to show or hide the answer
Setting for the first series (1983, German city) Click to show or hide the answer
Setting for the second series (1986): UK and Click to show or hide the answer
Series 3 (2002) featured the demolition of the famous Transporter Bridge in Click to show or hide the answer
Wayne's son in Series 3 (played by Noel Clarke) Click to show or hide the answer
Series 4 (BBC, 2004): set in Click to show or hide the answer
"Cuban" scenes were filmed in Click to show or hide the answer
Final 2–part special (Christmas 2004): set in Click to show or hide the answer
Baywatch David Hasselhoff's character Click to show or hide the answer
Pamela Anderson's character Click to show or hide the answer
Bouquet of Barbed Wire (ITV, 1976) Prue Click to show or hide the answer
Prue's father, Peter Click to show or hide the answer
Boys from the Blackstuff (BBC2, 1982)The series's most memorable character: catchphrase "I could do that – gizza job!"; says "I'm desperate, Dan" to a priest who (in confession) has sympathetically urged him to call him Dan rather than Father Click to show or hide the answer
... played by Click to show or hide the answer
Chrissie (previously played Carol's brother, Lucien Boswell, in The Liver Birds) Click to show or hide the answer
Chrissie's wife, Angie (arguably her breakthrough role) Click to show or hide the answer
Brass (ITV, 1973–4)Setting (fictional Lancashire mining town) Click to show or hide the answer
Character played by Timothy West Click to show or hide the answer
Brideshead RevisitedCharles Rider Click to show or hide the answer
Sebastian Flyte Click to show or hide the answer
Lord Marchmain Click to show or hide the answer
Budgie (ITV, 1971–2) Title role Click to show or hide the answer
Budgie's suave and Machiavellian Glaswegian associate Click to show or hide the answer
Played by Click to show or hide the answer
Buffy the Vampire SlayerTitle role Click to show or hide the answer
CallanTitle role Click to show or hide the answer
Callan's first name Click to show or hide the answer
Call the Midwife (BBC, 2012–)Narrator (as the author, Jennifer Worth) Click to show or hide the answer
Casanova (BBC TV 1971)Title role Click to show or hide the answer
CasualtySetting Click to show or hide the answer
Charlie Fairhead Click to show or hide the answer
The Charmer (1987)Title role Click to show or hide the answer
Cold Feet (ITV, 1997–2003 and 2016–)Adam Williams Click to show or hide the answer
Pete Gifford Click to show or hide the answer
Jenny Gifford Click to show or hide the answer
Rachel Bradley (original series only – not in the 2016 revival) Click to show or hide the answer
David Marsden Click to show or hide the answer
Karen Marsden Click to show or hide the answer
The Darling Buds of MayPop Larkin Click to show or hide the answer
Ma Larkin Click to show or hide the answer
Ma & Pop Larkin's eldest daughter, Mariette Click to show or hide the answer
Desperate HousewivesNarrator Click to show or hide the answer
Played by Click to show or hide the answer
Susan Mayer (later known as Susan Delphino) Click to show or hide the answer
Lynette Scavo Click to show or hide the answer
Bree Van de Kamp Click to show or hide the answer
Gabrielle Solis Click to show or hide the answer
Dr. Finlay's CasebookDoctor Finlay Click to show or hide the answer
Doctor Cameron Click to show or hide the answer
Their housekeeper, Janet MacPherson Click to show or hide the answer
Set in (fictional town) Click to show or hide the answer
Tannochbrae was filmed in Click to show or hide the answer
Dr. KildareTitle role Click to show or hide the answer
Dr. Kildare's mentor Click to show or hide the answer
Dr. Gillespie played by Click to show or hide the answer
Doc MartinMartin's surname Click to show or hide the answer
Downton Abbey (ITV, 2010–)Downton Abbey is the seat of the Earl of Click to show or hide the answer
The Earl of Grantham's name Click to show or hide the answer
Hampshire stately home that is filmed as Downton Click to show or hide the answer
Name of the cook (played by Lesley Nicol) Click to show or hide the answer
The Earl of Grantham's beloved pet labrador – put down in Series 5, suffering from cancer (its name had acquired controversial overtones) Click to show or hide the answer
Edge of Darkness (BBC series, 1985)Detective Ronald Craven Click to show or hide the answer
Edna the Inebriate Woman (1971)Title role played by Click to show or hide the answer
Edward and Mrs. Simpson (1978)Edward VIII / Duke of Windsor Click to show or hide the answer
Edward the Seventh (ITV, 1975)Title role (as an adult) Click to show or hide the answer
Queen Victoria Click to show or hide the answer
Elizabeth R (1970s)Title role Click to show or hide the answer
Enemy at the Door (ITV, 1978–80)Set in Click to show or hide the answer
An Englishman Abroad (BBC one–off drama, 1983) Screenplay Click to show or hide the answer
Guy Burgess Click to show or hide the answer
Played herself (Australian–American actress who met Burgess while touring the Soviet Union in 1958) Click to show or hide the answer
ERCreator (executive producer, and writer of the original one–off drama – based on his own experiences as a hospital doctor) Click to show or hide the answer
A Family at War (ITV, 1970–2)Name of the family Click to show or hide the answer
The Forsyte Saga (BBC, 1967)Soames Click to show or hide the answer
Young Jolyon Click to show or hide the answer
Irene Click to show or hide the answer
Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011–) Lord of Winterfell (in Series 1 only) – played by Sean Bean Click to show or hide the answer
Illegitimate son of Sean Bean's character, who joins and eventually leads the Night's Watch guarding the northern borders Click to show or hide the answer
Distant cousin of the former king, Aerys II, who seized the throne from him and crushed his dynasty; played by Mark Addy Click to show or hide the answer
Youngest daughter of Aerys II, and one of the last surviving members of his family; the 'mother of dragons' Click to show or hide the answer
Described by the New York Times as "a dwarf ... a cynic, a drinker, an outcast and unquestionably the novels' most intelligent presence" Click to show or hide the answer
Glee (Fox, 2009–15)Name of the school Click to show or hide the answer
Name of the Glee Club Click to show or hide the answer
Grey's AnatomySet in (real–life US city) Click to show or hide the answer
Happy Valley (BBC, 2014 and 2016) Strong–willed police sergeant Catherine Cawood Click to show or hide the answer
Catherine's sister, Clare Cartwright (a recovering alcoholic and heroin addict) Click to show or hide the answer
HazellWriters: Gordon Williams and Click to show or hide the answer
Hazell was played by Click to show or hide the answer
Holby CityMark Williams (2005–11) Click to show or hide the answer
HomelandUS Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody Click to show or hide the answer
 CIA case officer Carrie Mathison Click to show or hide the answer
House of CardsPrime Minister David Urquhart: played by (d. 2007) Click to show or hide the answer
I, Claudius (BBC2, 1976)Title role Click to show or hide the answer
Livia (Claudius's grandmother) Click to show or hide the answer
Augustus Click to show or hide the answer
Caligula Click to show or hide the answer
Jesus of Nazareth (ITV, 1977)Jesus Click to show or hide the answer
The Virgin Mary Click to show or hide the answer
Mary Magdalene Click to show or hide the answer
Roman Centurion Click to show or hide the answer
The Adulteress Click to show or hide the answer
Balthazar Click to show or hide the answer
Melchior Click to show or hide the answer
Barabbas Click to show or hide the answer
Joseph of Arimathea Click to show or hide the answer
Judas Iscariot Click to show or hide the answer
Nicodemus Click to show or hide the answer
Herod Antipas Click to show or hide the answer
Caiaphas Click to show or hide the answer
Simeon Click to show or hide the answer
Pontius Pilate Click to show or hide the answer
Herod the Great Click to show or hide the answer
John the Baptist Click to show or hide the answer
Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa! (BBC4, 2006)Title role Click to show or hide the answer
Kung Fu'Grasshopper' was played by Click to show or hide the answer
London's BurningWriter of the original one–off drama Click to show or hide the answer
Fire station Click to show or hide the answer
Watch Click to show or hide the answer
Nickname of firefighter Mike Wilson – played by James Hazeldine Click to show or hide the answer
Nickname of Bert Quigley (a chronic hypochondriac, played by Richard Walsh) Click to show or hide the answer
Lou Grant… was a spin–off from (sitcom) Click to show or hide the answer
Title role Click to show or hide the answer
Paper that he worked on Click to show or hide the answer
The Love BoatName of the cruise ship (usually – there were others) Click to show or hide the answer
Man at the TopJoe Lampton Click to show or hide the answer
MinderThe eponymous character Click to show or hide the answer
Played by Click to show or hide the answer
Theme song (sung by Waterman) Click to show or hide the answer
"The world's your lobster" was a classic line spoken by (character) Click to show or hide the answer
Arthur Daley played by Click to show or hide the answer
Arthur's "pet" name for his wife Click to show or hide the answer
Arthur Daley's club Click to show or hide the answer
Steward at the Winchester Click to show or hide the answer
played by Click to show or hide the answer
Arthur's nephew – who replaced Terry for the last 3 series Click to show or hide the answer
Police Inspector played by Patrick Malahide Click to show or hide the answer
2009 Channel 5 revival: Arthur's nephew Archie was played by Click to show or hide the answer
Archie's minder (played by Lex Shrapnel) Click to show or hide the answer
Mo (2010)Title role (Mo Mowlam, the popular but controversial Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, who suffered from a brain tumour and died in 2005 aged 55) Click to show or hide the answer
The Naked Civil Servant (1975)Title role (eccentric writer and raconteur Quentin Crisp) Click to show or hide the answer
The Onedin LineJames Onedin Click to show or hide the answer
Anne Onedin Click to show or hide the answer
Name of the schooner – Onedin's first ship Click to show or hide the answer
Captain of the ship Click to show or hide the answer
Our Friends in the NorthSet in Click to show or hide the answer
Peak PracticeName of the surgery Click to show or hide the answer
Planet of the ApesApe played by Roddy McDowall – named after a Greek physician of the 2nd century AD; also the surname of the surgeon in the 1968 Planet of the Apes film Click to show or hide the answer
Pride and Prejudice (BBC1, 1995)Elizabeth Bennet Click to show or hide the answer
Mr. Darcy Click to show or hide the answer
Mrs. Bennet Click to show or hide the answer
Rita, Sue and Bob Too (BBC1, 1986) Rita: went on to star in Coronation Street (as Josie Philips, 1989–90), Clocking Off (BBC, 2000–2002), Benidorm (ITV, 2007–2015), Downton Abbey (ITV, 2010–2013) and Happy Valley (BBC, 2014–), and (as Mrs. Swift) in the film The Selfish Giant (2013) Click to show or hide the answer
Sue: also played Tina Fowler in Coronation Street (1989–90), Yvonne Sparrow in Goodnight Sweetheart (1993–6), Connie Harper in Merseybeat (BBC, 2001–4) Click to show or hide the answer
Bob: also played Nevison Gallagher in Happy Valley Click to show or hide the answer
Bob's wife, Michelle: also starred in The Full Monty (1997), Naked (1993), and as Janet Scott in Scott & Bailey (ITV, 2011–16) Click to show or hide the answer
Robin Hood (2006)Sheriff of Nottingham Click to show or hide the answer
Robin of Sherwood (1984–6) Robin Hood (series 1 & 2) Click to show or hide the answer
Robin Hood (series 3) Click to show or hide the answer
Will Scarlett Click to show or hide the answer
Little John Click to show or hide the answer
The RoyalName of the hospital Click to show or hide the answer
Sex and the CitySet in (real–life US city) Click to show or hide the answer
Narrator Click to show or hide the answer
Played by Click to show or hide the answer
Nickname of the character played by Chris Noth – Carrie's primary on–and–off love interest – said to be based on Ron Galotti, former publisher of GQ and Talk; his name is eventually revealed to be John James Preston Click to show or hide the answer
The Singing DetectiveSinging star (actually he was miming!) Click to show or hide the answer
Sherlock (BBC1, 2010–)Sherlock Holmes Click to show or hide the answer
Dr. Watson Click to show or hide the answer
Detective Inspector Lestrade Click to show or hide the answer
Mycroft Holmes Click to show or hide the answer
Mrs. Hudson Click to show or hide the answer
Squaring the Circle Played by Bernard Hill Click to show or hide the answer
St. Elsewhere (1982–8) Starred as Dr. Philip Chandler; went on to win two Oscars Click to show or hide the answer
Tales of the Unexpected was based on the stories of Click to show or hide the answer
Telford's Change The eponymous banker was played by Click to show or hide the answer
William Tell Title role Click to show or hide the answer
Testament of Youth (1979) Vera Brittain Click to show or hide the answer
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; also Smiley's PeopleSmiley Click to show or hide the answer
24US President, played by Dennis Haysbert Click to show or hide the answer
Twin PeaksEccentric FBI agent with a fondness for coffee and cherry pie Click to show or hide the answer
Played by Click to show or hide the answer
Homecoming Queen, whose body was found in the pilot episode Click to show or hide the answer
Played by Click to show or hide the answer
Margaret Lanterman – "crazy" woman, apparently with supernatural powers Click to show or hide the answer
Sheriff (played by Michael Ontkean) Click to show or hide the answer
Upstairs, DownstairsName of the family Click to show or hide the answer
Address of the house Click to show or hide the answer
Name of the cook Click to show or hide the answer
Played by Click to show or hide the answer
Name of the butler Click to show or hide the answer
Played by Click to show or hide the answer
Lady Marjorie Bellamy dies on the Click to show or hide the answer
The West WingName of the President (for most of the series) Click to show or hide the answer
Played by Click to show or hide the answer
Wolf Hall (BBC2, 2015)Thomas Cromwell Click to show or hide the answer
Henry VIII Click to show or hide the answer
Anne Boleyn Click to show or hide the answer
When the Boat Comes InSet in (fictional north–east town) Click to show or hide the answer
First World War veteran Jack Ford Click to show or hide the answer
Theme song sung by Click to show or hide the answer
The World of Wooster (BBC, 1965–7)Bertie Wooster Click to show or hide the answer
Jeeves Click to show or hide the answer

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