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The Fools on the Hill (1986)

TV Movie | 99 min | Drama

This is a dramatisation of the events surrounding the opening night of British television on November 2, 1936 at Alexandra Place in London. It was produced to commemorate its 50th anniversary. The characters are both real and fictional.
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Nov 17, 1986 (United States)

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Shaughan Seymour
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Caroline Embling
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Nicola King
Wendy Piggot-Smythe Wendy Piggot-Smythe   See fewer
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Jill Balcon
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Mike Lewin
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Roger Booth
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Leila Hoffman
Ellen Townsend Ellen Townsend   See fewer
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Graham Cull
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Anthony Calf
Leslie Mitchell Leslie Mitchell   See fewer
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Dave Hill
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Ron Meadows
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Ian Barritt
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Maev Alexander
Jasmine Bligh Jasmine Bligh   See fewer
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John Flint
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Leon Lissek
Isaac Shoenberg Isaac Shoenberg   See fewer
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Robert McIntosh
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Edmund Pegge
George More O'Ferrall George More O'Ferrall   See fewer
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Harry Iggulden
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Tracy Miller
Helen McKay Helen McKay   See fewer
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Max Hafler
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John Rapley
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Anthony Douse
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George Malpas
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Paddy Ward
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Jonathan Newth
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Josie Kidd
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Wilfred Harrison
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Clifford Parrish
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Hugh Dickson
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Kenneth Midwood
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Pat Whitmore
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Lorraine Porter
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Simon Barrett
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Rodney James
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6.8 / 10 | 13 votes