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Adrian Dunbar
Born August 1, 1958 (age 61)
Adrian Dunbar (born 1 August 1958) is an actor and director from Northern Ireland, best known for his television and theatre work. Dunbar co-wrote and starred in the 1991 film, Hear My Song, nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the BAFTA awards.
More recently, he has been better known for his role of Superintendent Ted Hastings in the BBC One thriller Line of Duty; a role he has portrayed since... full bio
Line of Duty
[2012]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 1h
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DS Steve Arnott is transferred to the police anti-corruption unit after the death of a man in a mistaken shooting during a counter-terrorist operation.
Blood
[2018]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
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Cat Hogan returns to West Meath upon her mother's sudden death - she has an accident at home and died (or was it an accident?). Blood is about old secrets, older betrayals, mind games and the lies family tell each other.
Broken
[2017]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
Father Michael, a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish who is Modern, maverick, and reassuringly flawed; must be confidant, counsellor and confessor to a congregation struggling to reconcile its beliefs with the challenges of daily life.
The General
[1998]
 
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Movie | Biography, Crime, Drama | 2h 4min
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The real-life story of Dublin folk hero and criminal Martin Cahill, who pulled off two daring robberies in Ireland with his team, but attracted unwanted attention from the police, the IRA, the UVF and members of his own team.
Eye of the Dolphin
[2006]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Family | 1h 42min
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A young girl discovers she can communicate with dolphins.
Shooters
[2002]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 35min
Gilly, fresh out of prison, and J, a hustler with a major drug problem, just can't shake their criminal ways.
Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 1h
Eight men escape from the most isolated prison on earth. Only one man survives and the story he recounts shocks the British establishment to the core. This story is the last confession of Alexander Pearce.
Hear My Song
[1991]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Music | 1h 44min
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Owner of a failing club seeks infamous Irish singer Josef Locke in order to bring business and success to his club
How Harry Became a Tree
[2001]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 39min
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This drama is set in rural Ireland. Believing that "a man is measured by his enemies", Harry Maloney ('Colm Meany') sets out to ruin George O'Flaherty - the most powerful man in town, who not only owns the local pub and most of the businesses in the area, but is also the local matchmaker. When Harry's son Gus(Cillian Murphy) - upon whom Harry regularly heaps abuse (mostly mental and verbal) - falls... see more
The Quatermass Experiment
[2005]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 1h 37min
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A contemporary adaptation of Nigel Kneale's seminal 1953 science fiction serial.
Innocent Lies
[1995]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 28min
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In September 1938 a British detective comes to a small French coastal town in order to investigate the death of a colleague. Prime suspects are the members of English aristocratic family with plenty of skeletons in the closet.
Child of Mine
[2005]
 
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TV Movie | Thriller | 1h 38min
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An Alberta small-town police chief officially finds no suspect in the bloody stabbing to death of 'working girl' Jane McGill. Her daughters are adopted two years later, trough his friend Alvin, by a London couple who don't qualify yet for a correct procedure. Grace, the eldest, behaves viciously to Tess Palmer, who gave up her psychotherapist job to become their full-time mother, yet as sweetly as... see more
TV Series | Reality-TV
Astronaut Chris Hadfield, Doctor Kevin Fong, Psychologist Doctor Iya Whiteley, will select 1 from 12 Astronaut applicants after 6 weeks of Space Agency Tests to receive a Letter of Recommendation from Astronaut Chris Hadfield to become a Space Agency Astronaut Candidate.
World's Most Dangerous Roads
[2011]
 
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TV Series | Documentary
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Mini Series | Drama | 45min
A young man struggles to protect his family and friends from the schemes of his sinister uncle.
The Near Room
[1995]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 30min
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Charlie Colquhoun is a journalist whose career is floundering. As a teenager, he fathered a daughter, Tommy, who was committed to foster care as an infant. Seventeen years later, Charlie, Tommy and Charlie's old schoolmate Harris Hill, now a squeaky-clean solicitor, are reunited by a scandal that includes child pornography, blackmail and murder.
The Wedding Tackle
[2000]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 34min
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The sexual rivalries between a group of friends cause comic chaos during a stag night celebration.
The Blue Boy
[1994]
 
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TV Movie | Thriller | 52min
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Marie is an insecure housewife whose husband, Joe, is having an affair. The two of them take a holiday to rural Scotland, but by sheer bad luck, end up at the hotel Joe uses for his "getaways." There, Marie is told the story of a young boy who drowned in a nearby lake long ago, and finds herself becoming more and more obsessed with his ghost.
Melissa
[1997]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, Thriller | 5h
The Jump
[1998]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama | 54min
Having married into a family with Mafia connections, Donna thought her husband George was the diamond in the rough. But after his arrest, she sees layers of him beneath her worst fears, and finds herself fighting for her safety and sanity.
Suspicion
[2003]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Thriller | 3h
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Carol receives a series of e-mails from "The Truth-Teller", claiming that Mark, her husband, is having an affair with his secretary. Mark is then implicated in the murder of the secretary, and the plot twists and turns from this point onwards.
Car Crash: The DeLorean Story
[2004]
 
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Documentary | Documentary
Tough Love
[2002]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 2h 17min
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Pleasure
[1994]
 
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TV Movie
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Emma's comfortable life is left behind when she answers a lonely hearts ad.
Cruel Train
[1995]
 
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TV Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 40min
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A sordid story of sexual passion, sexual crimes, and murder, set among the staff of an English railway line in 1940-41.
Death in Paradise
[2011]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 1h
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A British inspector is transferred to Saint-Marie's police department, but he hates the sun, sea and sand. The series follow his investigations into murders on the island. Later series see another British DI head the investigative team.
Silent Witness
[1996]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2h
Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.
The Snowman
[2017]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 59min
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Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.
My Left Foot
[1989]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 43min
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Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.
The Crying Game
[1992]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Romance | 1h 52min
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A British soldier kidnapped by IRA terrorists soon befriends one of his captors, who then becomes drawn into the soldier's world.
Ashes to Ashes
[2008]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 1h
DCI Gene Hunt swaps the Ford Cortina for an Audi Quattro and joins the London Metropolitan Police to deal with the 'Southern Nancy' criminal scum.
The Hollow Crown
[2012]
 
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TV Series | Drama, History | 2h 30min
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A mini-series of adaptations of Shakespeare's history plays: Richard II, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, and Henry V.
Scott & Bailey
[2011]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama | 45min
Two female detectives, one motherly, the other emotionally immature, have varying levels of success applying their eccentric outlooks on life to their police cases and private lives.
Richard III
[1995]
 
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Movie | Drama, War | 1h 44min
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The classic Shakespearean play about a murderously scheming king staged in an alternative fascist England setting.
Good Vibrations
[2012]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Music | 1h 43min
A chronicle of Terri Hooley's life, a record-store owner instrumental in developing Belfast's punk-rock scene.
Silk
[2011]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
A six-part series about life at the Bar, the dilemmas and problems that modern day barristers have to face, and what it means to become a silk.
The Secret Scripture
[2016]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 48min
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A woman keeps a diary of her extended stay at a mental hospital.
A Touch of Cloth
[2012]
 
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TV Series | Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 1h
DCI Jack Cloth and DC Anne Oldman are paired to investigate a series of grisly murders done by a devious killer.
Hideaways
[2011]
 
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Movie | Fantasy, Thriller | 1h 28min
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James Furlong, motherless, discovered an extraordinary gift by accident which caused the death of his father and his grandmother.
A Touch of Frost
[1992]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 45min
DI Jack Frost is an unconventional policeman with sympathy for the underdog and an instinct for moral justice. Sloppy, disorganized and disrespectful, he attracts trouble like a magnet.
Cracker
[1993]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 40min
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Dr Edward "Fitz" Fitzgerald is a criminal psychologist. He is rather anti-social and obnoxious but he has a gift for solving crimes. Thus he is employed as a consultant by the Manchester Police.
Jo
[2013]
 
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TV Series | Crime
Joachim Jo Saint-Clair is a veteran detective in Paris elite Criminal Brigade tackling the city's most challenging murder cases.
Mickybo and Me
[2004]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 35min
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The film tells the story of two boys who become friends at the start of the Troubles in 1970. They share an obsession with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), with the consequence that they run away to Australia.
Triggermen
[2002]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime | 1h 36min
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One of two deadly hired kilers switches places with one of a duo of conmen in order to pursue love.
Widows' Peak
[1994]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 1h 41min
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Edwina has just moved into the neighborhood known as "Widows' Peak," so called due to the prevalent marital status of the residents, who tend to be a rather exclusive bunch. The residents are all curious about their new neighbor, but no one can seem to get much information about her, including queen bee Mrs. DC, whose son is busy wooing Edwina. Miss O'Hare and Edwina have an immediate dislike for each... see more
Murphy's Law
[2003]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h
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As a maverick cop with a dark past, DS Tommy Murphy fails a psychiatric assessment but is given one last chance by his boss and given a dangerous undercover assignment.
A World Apart
[1988]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 53min
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A White enclave in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 1960s. Molly Roth, 13 years old, is the daughter of leftist parents, and she must piece together what's happening around her when her father disappears one night, barely evading arrest, and, not long after, her mother is detained by the authorities. Some of Molly's White friends turn against her, and her family's friendships with Blacks take on... see more
The Playboys
[1992]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 57min
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A young woman, Tara Maguire (Robin Wright) scandalizes her provincial Irish village in the 1950s by having a baby out of wedlock, and refusing to name the father. She has a rare beauty and every man in town desires her, especially Sergeant Hegarty (Albert Finney). The arrival of a dramatic troupe stirs things up even more, especially when she falls in love with one of the "Playboys", Tom Casey (Aidan... see more
Mo
[2010]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 41min
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A revealing biopic about politician Mo Mowlam.
Wild About Harry
[2000]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 31min
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A sleazy chef is forced to face the truth about the man he has become and realizes that he has the chance to begin again.
Kidnapped
[2005]
 
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TV Movie | Adventure, Drama, Family | 3h 42min
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15-year-old Davie Balfour is poised to receive a vast inheritance when he's lured onto a cargo ship, knocked unconscious, and kidnapped by his malevolent uncle Ebenezer, who devises a scheme to sell him into slavery. But Davie's unforeseen rescue at the hands of a Scottish rogue, Alan Breck, sees them racing across the Scottish moors, with English bounty hunters in hot pursuit.
Murder in Mind
[2001]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h
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Each episode of this anthology drama has a murderous theme with twist being that the action is followed from the point of view of the killer.
Dealers
[1989]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 32min
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The London branch of Whitney Paine, a major American investment bank, is in the midst of a crisis; after the loss of $100 million, one of their leading traders, Tony Eisner commits suicide by putting a slug through his head while seated at his place in the board room. Despite the high stakes, many of the firm's staff are eager to step into Tony's now-vacated shoes and get credit for saving the company... see more
The Dawning
[1988]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 1h 37min
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An IRA gunman on the run from the government. He meets up with an idealistic young woman and attempts to win her support for his cause.
The Whistleblowers
[2007]
 
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TV Series | Drama
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Sky Bandits
[1986]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, War | 1h 45min
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Through a series of circumstances, a pair of Old West gunfighters end up as fighter pilots in World War I.
A Woman's Guide to Adultery
[1993]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 2h 29min
The story of three women who are involved in adulterous affairs - and Rose, who believes that anyone who sleeps with another's husband is committing a crime against womanhood. Ah, but how long will Rose be able to resist the charms of married photographer Paul...? Will Ray leave Sandy? Will Martin leave Margaret? Is ANY relationship better than NO relationship? And will Rose's erotic pictorial portfolio... see more
The Alan Titchmarsh Show
[2007]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
Alan Titchmarsh presents a mix of celebrity interviews, music, topical discussions and gardening features.
The Late Late Show
[1962]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
Chat show that looks at current affairs in Ireland
The Four Minute Mile
[1988]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Drama, History
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32nd NAACP Image Awards
[2001]
 
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TV Special | Family | 2h
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African-Americans in film and television are honored in this annual awards ceremony, sponsored by the NAACP.
Mother's Milk
[2011]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 38min
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A coruscating drama, based on an award winning novel, which explores the troubled relationships between the various members of an English family over a long summer when Eleanor, the stroke-afflicted old mother decides to give away her beautiful house in Provence to a New Age Foundation run by an Irish charlatan rather than to her own son and his young family. The story is told from the point-of-view... see more
Tubridy Tonight
[2004]
 
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TV Series | 1h 5min
Join swashbuckling presenter Ryan Tubridy on a madcap adventure featuring equally sensational guests, This week:- - That lad from the post office - George Hook - A guy from Armagh county council - Singing School children which tubridy will undoubtably annoy. - George Hook - A guy from a viral video you will forget in the next week. - A singer which tubridy talks up but ends up being actually really... see more
Relative Strangers
[1999]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 3h 7min
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Maureen is an Irishwoman, happily married and living in Germany. Or so she thinks. When her husband dies, she finds that not only had he debts, but was also a bigamist, having had a second wife and family in Ireland. Shocked and angry, she travels there to meet the other family. And she learns that they have troubles of their own, the worst of them being that the other woman's young son is suffering... see more
Two Angry Men
[2016]
 
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Short Movie | 16min
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Two men battle against the odds to stage a play daring to tackle religious division in the Belfast shipyards in the late 1950s. Despite being censored, resigning and being turned away from nearly every theatre in town, they eventually stage the play to audiences of 42,000 people, including Laurence Olivier.
Screen Two
[1985]
 
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TV Series | Drama
Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making films for both television and theatrical release. The result was a transition from the earlier concept of studio-made plays, such as "Play for Today" and the introduction of the new BBC anthology film series, "Screen One" and "Screen Two," with Trodd's supervision... see more
Screenplay
[1986]
 
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TV Series
The Fear
[1988]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
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Act of God
[2009]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 8min
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An unhinged man metes out his own form of justice when a surgeon chooses another girl over his girlfriend for a lifesaving heart transplant.
Walter
[2014]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy | 1h
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After DI Dick Romney is killed under the wheels of a tube train DI Walter Gambon, a widower with a teenage daughter Lily and DS Anne Hopkins are charged by naïve, young CS Addison to locate the undercover officer Dc Lenny Rice . Fifty grand has also gone missing which Dick gave to his informant though Walter himself has debts of his own and when Dick's widow tells Walter her late husband was expecting... see more
A Taste of My Life
[2006]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Documentary, Talk-Show | 30min
Nigel Slater interviews celebrities about their lives and the food that has affected them.
Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde
[2004]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 20min
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Documentary celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Oscar Wilde. 150 of Wilde's finest lines, epigrams and verses are spoken on camera by 150 public figures.
The Price
[1985]
 
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Mini Series | 6h
Drama/Triller set in northern Ireland where wife of wealthy business man is kidnapped for ransom by IRA Hitman, relationship between key protagonists took satisfying if non conventional arch, 6 part mini series, was unique in its time.
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