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A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1595/96.
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa is a 2008 NBC television special, directed by Kirk Thatcher and produced by The Muppets Studio, featuring The Muppets in a Christmas mission to personally deliver three letters to Santa, accidentally diverted by Gonzo, to the North Pole.
A Private Function is a 1984 British comedy film starring Michael Palin and Maggie Smith.
About Time is a 2013 British romantic comedy-drama film about a young man with the special ability to time travel who tries to change his past in order to improve his future.
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer, and musician.
After Aida (original title: Verdi's Messiah) is a 1985 play-with-music by Julian Mitchell.
Afternoon Off is a 1979 television play by Alan Bennett.
Alan Bennett (born 9 May 1934) is an English playwright, screenwriter, actor and author.
The American Theatre Wing, "the Wing" for short, is a New York City-based organization "dedicated to supporting excellence and education in theatre," according to its mission statement.
Archibald the Koala is an animated children's television series produced by Millimages in association with HiT Entertainment.
Best Actor in a Leading Role is a British Academy Film Award presented annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding leading performance in a film.
Ballet Shoes is a 2007 British television film, adapted by Heidi Thomas from Noel Streatfeild's 1936 novel Ballet Shoes.
BBC Radio is an operational business division and service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (which has operated in the United Kingdom under the terms of a Royal Charter since 1927).
Bearley is a village and civil parish in the Stratford district of Warwickshire, England.
Bedtime Stories is a 2008 American family-magic realism-comedy film directed by Adam Shankman, written by Matt Lopez and Tim Herlihy and produced by Andrew Gunn and Jack Giarraputo.
Bergerac is a British television series set in Jersey, which ran from 18 October 1981 to 26 December 1991.
Bird of Prey is a British techno-thriller television serial written by Ron Hutchinson and produced by Michael Wearing and Bernard Krichefski for the BBC in 1982.
Blame It on the Bellboy is a 1992 British-American comedy film written and directed by Mark Herman, revolving around a case of mistaken identity of three individuals with similar-sounding surnames staying at the same hotel.
Bleak House is a novel by English author Charles Dickens, first published as a serial between March 1852 and September 1853.
Bleak House is a fifteen-part BBC television drama serial adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel Bleak House, which was originally published in 1852–53.
Boon is a British television crime drama starring Michael Elphick, David Daker, and later Neil Morrissey.
Breaking Glass is a 1980 British film starring Hazel O'Connor, Phil Daniels and Jonathan Pryce.
Britannia Hospital is a 1982 black comedy film by British director Lindsay Anderson which targets the National Health Service and contemporary British society.
The Broadhurst Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 235 West 44th Street in Midtown Manhattan.
Cardiac surgery, or cardiovascular surgery, is surgery on the heart or great vessels performed by cardiac surgeons.
Chariots of Fire is a 1981 British historical drama film.
Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic.
Coventry is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.
Crown Court is a television courtroom drama produced by Granada Television for the ITV network which ran from 1972, when the Crown Court system replaced Assize courts and Quarter sessions in the legal system of England and Wales, to 1984.
Daniel Jacob Radcliffe (born 23 July 1989) is an English actor and producer best known for his role as Harry Potter in the film series of the same name.
Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. (born November 17, 1944) is an American actor and filmmaker.
Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963.
The Drama Desk Awards are presented annually and were first awarded in 1955 to recognize excellence in New York theatre productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway.
The Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play is an annual award presented by Drama Desk in recognition of achievements in the theatre among Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions.
Sir Edward Marshall Hall (16 September 1858 – 24 February 1927) was an English barrister who had a formidable reputation as an orator.
El C.I.D. is an ITV television crime drama comedy that ran for three seasons from 7 February 1990 until 2 March 1992.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.
Episodes is an American-British television comedy series created by David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik and produced by Hat Trick Productions.
Equus is a play by Peter Shaffer written in 1973, telling the story of a psychiatrist who attempts to treat a young man who has a pathological religious fascination with horses.
Sir John Falstaff is a fictional character who is mentioned in four plays by William Shakespeare and appears on stage in three of them.
Funny Bones is a 1995 British-American comedy-drama film from Hollywood Pictures.
Gandhi is a 1982 epic historical drama film based on the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of India's non-violent, non-cooperative independence movement against the United Kingdom's rule of the country during the 20th century.
George II (George Augustus; Georg II.; 30 October / 9 November 1683 – 25 October 1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) and a prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 (O.S.) until his death in 1760.
The Gielgud Theatre is a West End theatre, located on Shaftesbury Avenue in the City of Westminster, London, at the corner of Rupert Street.
Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (9 or 10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian opera composer.
Gorky Park is a 1983 mystery drama film based on the novel Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith.
Gormenghast is a four-episode television serial based on the first two novels of the Gothic fantasy Gormenghast series by Mervyn Peake.
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes is a 1984 British Technicolor adventure film directed by Hugh Hudson and based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel Tarzan of the Apes (1912).
Guarding Tess is a 1994 American comedy-drama film starring Shirley MacLaine and Nicolas Cage, directed by Hugh Wilson.
Harry James Potter is the title character and protagonist of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.
Harry Potter is a British-American film series based on the Harry Potter novels by author J. K. Rowling.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a 2002 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is a 2010 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a 2007 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (released in the United States as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) is a 2001 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a 2004 fantasy film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Henry V is a 2012 British television film based on the play of the same name by William Shakespeare.
Henry VIII is a collaborative history play, written by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher, based on the life of King Henry VIII of England.
Hermann Wilhelm Göring (or Goering;; 12 January 1893 – 15 October 1946) was a German political and military leader as well as one of the most powerful figures in the Nazi Party (NSDAP) that ruled Germany from 1933 to 1945.
Hope and Glory is a BBC television drama about a comprehensive school struggling with financial, staffing and disciplinary problems, and faced with closure.
Hugo is a 2011 historical adventure drama film directed and co-produced by Martin Scorsese and adapted for the screen by John Logan.
In the Red is a 1989 PG Wodehouse Prize nominated black comedy-crime novel by Mark Tavener, featuring fictional BBC Reporter George Cragge and fiction Police Officer Frank Jefferson, investigating a series of murders of London bank managers, a small political party contesting a by-election, and a plan to overthrow the Director-General of the BBC.
Inspector Morse is a British detective drama television series based on a series of novels by Colin Dexter.
Sir Isaac Newton (25 December 1642 – 20 March 1726/27) was an English mathematician, astronomer, theologian, author and physicist (described in his own day as a "natural philosopher") who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time, and a key figure in the scientific revolution.
It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet (in the US also known as All Things Bright and Beautiful), is a 1976 sequel to the 1975 film All Creatures Great and Small.
ITV Playhouse is a British television anthology series that ran from 1967 to 1983, which featured contributions from playwrights such as Dennis Potter, Rhys Adrian and Alan Sharp.
Jackboots on Whitehall (a.k.a. Nazi Invasion: Team Europe) is a 2010 British puppet adult animated satirical action comedy war adventure film set in an alternative history Second World War, in which Nazi Germany has seized London.
Jeffrey Archer: The Truth is a 2002 BBC satirical comedy drama on the life of Jeffrey Archer, with the title role played by Damian Lewis.
King Ralph is a 1991 American comedy film directed by David S. Ward and starring John Goodman, Peter O'Toole, and John Hurt.
The Laurence Olivier Awards, or simply the Olivier Awards, are presented annually by the Society of London Theatre to recognise excellence in professional theatre in London at an annual ceremony in the capital.
The Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Play is an annual award presented by The Society of London Theatre in recognition of achievements in commercial British theatre.
A librarian is a person who works professionally in a library, providing access to information and sometimes social or technical programming.
Life, the Universe and Everything (1982) is the third book in the five-volume Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy science fiction trilogy by British writer Douglas Adams.
The following are supporting characters in the Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling.
Littlewoods was a retail and football betting company founded in Liverpool, England, by John Moores in 1923.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
Lovejoy is a British television comedy-drama mystery series, based on the picaresque novels by John Grant, under the pen name Jonathan Gash.
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 530,300.
The Manchester School of Theatre also known as The Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre originally called the Manchester Polytechnic School of Drama is a drama school, situated in the city of Manchester, UK founded in 1970.
Measure for Measure is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603 or 1604.
Sir Michael John Gambon, (born 19 October 1940) is an Irish actor who has worked in theatre, television, and film.
Minder is a British comedy-drama about the London criminal underworld.
National Theatre Live is an initiative operated by the Royal National Theatre in London, which broadcasts live via satellite, performances of their productions (and from other theatres) to cinemas and arts centres around the world.
Marvin Neil Simon (born July 4, 1927) credited as Neil Simon, is an American playwright, screenwriter and author.
Sir Nicholas Robert Hytner (born 7 May 1956) is an English theatre director, film director, and film producer.
Nick Bottom is a character in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream who provides comic relief throughout the play.
The North Riding of Yorkshire is one of the three historic subdivisions (ridings) of the English county of Yorkshire, alongside the East and West Ridings.
Opa! is a 2005 film directed by Udayan Prasad and starring Matthew Modine.
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.
The Outer Critics Circle Awards are presented annually for theatrical achievements both on Broadway and Off-Broadway.
Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (15 October 188114 February 1975) was an English author and one of the most widely read humourists of the 20th century.
Paul John McGann (born 14 November 1959) is an English actor.
Perfect Scoundrels is an early-1990s British television comedy-drama following two con-men's travels while conning various people.
Sir Peter Levin Shaffer, CBE (15 May 1926 – 6 June 2016) was an English playwright and screenwriter of numerous award-winning plays, of which several have been turned into films.
Pie in the Sky is a light-hearted British police drama starring Richard Griffiths and Maggie Steed, created by Andrew Payne and first broadcast in five series on BBC1 between 13 March 1994 and 17 August 1997 as well as being syndicated on other channels in other countries, including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is a 2011 American fantasy swashbuckler film, the fourth installment in the ''Pirates of the Caribbean'' film series and the sequel to At World's End (2007).
Private Peaceful is a 2012 British war drama film directed by Pat O'Connor and starring Jack O'Connell and George MacKay.
Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II (Πτολεμαῖος Εὐεργέτης, Ptolemaĩos Euergétēs "Ptolemy the Benefactor"; c. 182 BC – June 26, 116 BC), nicknamed Physcon (Φύσκων "the Fat"), was a king of the Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt.
Ragtime is a 1981 American drama film, directed by Miloš Forman, based on the 1975 historical novel Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow.
Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, (29 August 1923 – 24 August 2014), was an English actor, filmmaker, entrepreneur, and politician.
Richard E. Grant (born Richard Grant Esterhuysen; 5 May 1957) is a Swazi-English actor, screenwriter, director and perfumier.
The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is a major British theatre company, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England.
Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, or simply Santa, is a legendary figure originating in Western Christian culture who is said to bring gifts to the homes of well-behaved ("good" or "nice") children on Christmas Eve (24 December) and the early morning hours of Christmas Day (25 December).
The Savoy Theatre is a West End theatre in the Strand in the City of Westminster, London, England.
Shanghai Surprise is a 1986 British adventure comedy film directed by Jim Goddard and starring then-newlyweds Sean Penn and Madonna.
Sir Charles Sedley, 5th Baronet (March 1639 – 20 August 1701), was an English noble, dramatist and politician.
Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 American gothic supernatural horror film directed by Tim Burton.
Stage Beauty is a 2004 British-American-German romantic period drama directed by Richard Eyre.
Stockton-on-Tees is a market town in the ceremonial county of County Durham, North East England.
Stop motion is an animated-film making technique in which objects are physically manipulated in small increments between individually photographed frames so that they appear to exhibit independent motion when the series of frames is played back as a fast sequence.
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in the Stratford-on-Avon District, in the county of Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, north west of London, south east of Birmingham, and south west of Warwick.
Superman II is a 1980 superhero film directed by Richard Lester, based on the DC Comics character Superman.
Ted and Ralph are fictional characters created by Arthur Mathews and Graham Linehan, played by Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson in the BBC comedy sketch show The Fast Show.
Teesside University is a public university with its main campus in Middlesbrough, Teesside in North East England.
A television special (often TV special, or rarely "television spectacular") is a stand-alone television show which temporarily interrupts episodic programming normally scheduled for a given time slot.
The Brides in the Bath is a 2003 Yorkshire Television film based on the life and Old Bailey trial of British serial killer and bigamist George Joseph Smith, the "Brides in the Bath Murderer".
The Cleopatras was a 1983 BBC Television eight-part historical drama serial.
The Comedy of Errors is a musical with a book and lyrics by Trevor Nunn and music by Guy Woolfenden.
The Doctor is the title character in the long-running BBC science fiction television programme Doctor Who.
The Dreamstone is an English animated television series that ran for 4 series of 13 episodes each between 1990 and 1995.
The Expert is a British television series produced by the BBC between 1968 and 1976.
The French Lieutenant's Woman is a 1981 British romantic drama film directed by Karel Reisz, produced by Leon Clore, and adapted by playwright Harold Pinter.
The Good Guys was a comedy-drama television series, starting on 3 January 1992 and ended on 26 February 1993, that ran for two seasons.
The Habit of Art is a 2009 play by English playwright Alan Bennett, centred on a fictional meeting between W. H. Auden and Benjamin Britten while Britten is composing the opera Death in Venice.
The History Boys is a play by British playwright Alan Bennett.
The History Boys is a 2006 British comedy-drama film adapted by Alan Bennett from his play of the same name, which won the 2005 Olivier Award for Best New Play and the 2006 Tony Award for Best Play.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (sometimes referred to as HG2G, HHGTTG or H2G2) is a comedy science fiction series created by Douglas Adams.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American science fiction comedy film directed by Garth Jennings, based upon previous works in the media franchise of the same name, created by Douglas Adams.
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear is a 1991 comedy film.
The Old Vic is a 1,000-seat, not-for-profit producing theatre, located just south-east of Waterloo station on the corner of the Cut and Waterloo Road in Lambeth, London, England.
The Raggy Dolls is a 1980s–1990s British cartoon series which originally aired on ITV from 1986 until 1994.
The Sunshine Boys is a play by Neil Simon that was produced on Broadway in 1972 and later adapted for film and television.
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.
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).
The World Cup: A Captain's Tale is a 1982 British television sports film directed by Tom Clegg and starring Dennis Waterman, Andrew Keir, Marjorie Bland, Nigel Hawthorne and Tim Healy.
The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends is a British animated anthology television series based on the works of Beatrix Potter, featuring Peter Rabbit and other anthropomorphic animal characters created by Potter.
Sir Thomas More (7 February 14786 July 1535), venerated in the Catholic Church as Saint Thomas More, was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted Renaissance humanist.
Thornaby-on-Tees is a royal charter town, civil parish and former borough in North Yorkshire, England.
TLC is a darkly surreal farce-like sitcom set in a fictional NHS hospital called South Middlesex.
Thomas Stewart Baker (born 20 January 1934) is an English actor.
The Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play is an honor presented at the Tony Awards, a ceremony established in 1947 as the Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, to actors for quality leading roles in a Broadway play.
University Hospital Coventry is a large National Health Service (NHS) hospital situated in the Walsgrave on Sowe area of Coventry, West Midlands, England, from the city centre.
Vatel is a 2000 historical drama film directed by Roland Joffé, written by Jeanne Labrune and translated by Tom Stoppard, and starring Gérard Depardieu, Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Timothy Spall, Julian Glover and Julian Sands.
Venus is a 2006 British comedy-drama film starring Peter O'Toole, Leslie Phillips, Vanessa Redgrave and Jodie Whittaker.
The Vogons are a fictional alien race from the planet Vogsphere in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy—initially a BBC Radio series by Douglas Adams—who are responsible for the destruction of the Earth, in order to facilitate an intergalactic highway construction project for a hyperspace express route.
Wystan Hugh Auden (21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973) was an English-American poet.
Wales (Cymru) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain.
The West Midlands is a metropolitan county and city region in western-central England with a 2014 estimated population of 2,808,356, making it the second most populous county in England.
When the Boat Comes In is a British television period drama produced by the BBC between 1976 and 1981.
Whoops Apocalypse is a six-part 1982 television sitcom by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick, made by London Weekend Television for ITV.
William Robert Beausire (born 1948) (also known as Guillermo Roberto Beausire Alonso – his official name in Chile) was a British stockbroker with dual British and Chilean nationality, abducted while in transit in Buenos Aires airport in November 1974, then taken to a torture centre in Chile and never seen since.
William Stephen Ian Whitelaw, 1st Viscount Whitelaw, (28 June 1918 – 1 July 1999), often known as Willie Whitelaw, was a British Conservative Party politician who served in a wide number of Cabinet positions, most notably as Home Secretary and de facto Deputy Prime Minister.
Withnail and I is a 1987 British black comedy film written and directed by Bruce Robinson.
The New Year Honours 2008 for the Commonwealth realms were announced on 29 December 2007, to celebrate the year passed and mark the beginning of 2008.