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Annette Crosbie
Born February 12, 1934 (age 85)
Annette Crosbie, OBE (born 12 February 1934) is a Scottish actor. She is known for her role as Margaret Meldrew in the BBC sitcom One Foot in the Grave (1990–2000). She twice won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress, for The Six Wives of Henry VIII in 1971 and Edward the Seventh in 1976, and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the 1976 film The Slipper and the... full bio
One Foot in the Grave
[1990]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 1h 30min
Victor Meldrew is a retiree who attracts bad luck. If he's not driving his long suffering wife Margeret crazy with his constant moaning, he's fighting with neighbors.
Movie | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 2h 7min
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In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania, the King and his court are most anxious to get Prince Edward wed. But Edward wants to marry for love. Meanwhile, young Cinderella finds life drastically altered with her father's death as she's forced to be a servant in her own house. But a cheery fairy godmother helps her with her impossible tasks, and even gets her to take an evening out at the King's bride-finding... see more
Henry IX
[2017]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 40min
A middle-aged man experiences a mid-life crisis. Unfortunately, this man is King of Great Britain and the Commonwealth.
Gypsy Girl
[1965]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 45min
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A young, lonely, emotionally challenged teenage girl finds solace in burying dead animals after the sudden traumatic death of a childhood friend 10 years earlier.
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman
[1997]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 45min
Cordelia Gray is the reluctant owner of a ramshackle investigation agency following the suicide of her boss. Watching over her as she hunts down clues in the murky and sinister world of crime, is her straight-laced and intuitive office assistant Edith Sparshott.
Viva Blackpool
[2006]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 30min
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Ripley returns from Las Vegas with some big ideas in the form of a chain of wedding chapels and along the way gets roped into trying to steal the World Cup.
Edward the King
[1975]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Drama, History | 50min
The life of Edward VII (1841 - 1910), the King of the United Kingdom. Before becoming the king he developed a reputation of a playboy which angered his mother, Queen Victoria. He was a reformer and modernizer, but also an elitist.
Doctor Finlay
[1993]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
Following his service in World War II, Dr. Finlay returns to the practice at Arden House, at a time when the National Health Service is about to be instituted.
Paradise Postponed
[1986]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 9h 29min
A clergyman, famous for his support of left-wing causes, dies - and surprises his family by leaving a great deal of money to a Conservative Member of Parliament. Why?
Quite Ugly One Morning
[2004]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 34min
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Investigative reporter Jack Parlabane stumbles across the aftermath of a murder scene in Edinburgh, and when he shows little sign of shock at the gruesome killing of a respected doctor, Detective Inspector McGregor suspects that he is the killer and Parlabane must clear his name.
Take Me Home
[1989]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 50min
A middle-aged married man has an obsessive affair with a younger, married woman.
Into the Woods
[2014]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 2h 5min
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A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree.
Black Books
[2000]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 25min
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Bernard Black runs a book shop, though his customer service skills leave something to be desired. He hires Manny as an employee. Fran runs the shop next door. Between the three of them many adventures ensue.
What We Did on Our Holiday
[2014]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 35min
Doug and Abi take their kids on a family vacation. Surrounded by relatives, the kids innocently reveal the ins and outs of their family life and many intimate details about their parents. It's soon clear that when it comes to keeping a big secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability... Find out how the rest of the family cope and see if the holiday will... see more
Dad's Army
[2016]
 
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Movie | Comedy, War | 1h 40min
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The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon deal with a visiting female journalist and a German spy as World War II draws to its conclusion.
Calendar Girls
[2003]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 48min
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A Women's Institute chapter's fundraising effort for a local hospital by posing nude for a calendar becomes a media sensation.
Little Dorrit
[2008]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 7h
This mini-series tells the story of Amy Dorrit (Claire Foy), who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father (Sir Tom Courtenay), who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. Amy and her family's world is transformed when her boss' son, Arthur Clennam (Matthew Macfadyen), returns from overseas to solve his family's mysterious legacy and discovers... see more
The Lord of the Rings
[1978]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Animation, Fantasy | 2h 12min
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The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth.
The Vicar of Dibley
[1994]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 1h
A boisterous female minister comes to serve in an eccentricly conservative small town's church.
Shooting Fish
[1997]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 1h 43min
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Two con artists' plan to steal enough for a house are twisted when a pretty girl enters the picture.
Eat Locals
[2017]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy, Horror | 1h 34min
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Facing difficult times and with their glory days long gone, the eight undisputed British vampire overlords gather up for their semi-centennial meeting. However, before the break of dawn, there will be blood. And corpses. Lots of them.
Jonathan Creek
[1997]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2h
Working from his home in a converted windmill, Jonathan Creek is a magician with a natural ability for solving puzzles. He soon puts this ability to the use of solving impossible crimes and mysterious murders.
Waking the Dead
[2000]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 40min
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Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd is the leader of a police team which investigates unsolved murders using modern technology.
Cider with Rosie
[2015]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 30min
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A semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story set in the Cotswolds during and immediately after the First World War.
Hawk the Slayer
[1980]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Fantasy | 1h 30min
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With the aid of his companions, a man seeks to defeat his evil brother who has taken a nun hostage.
The Pope Must Diet
[1991]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 37min
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A less-than-qualified and far-from-perfect priest is mistakenly named the new pope. As the pontiff, he must deal with Vatican corruption, the Mob and the reappearance of his old lover.
The Debt Collector
[1999]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Thriller | 1h 49min
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Mean, gritty, dirty and low and that's just the Policeman Gary Keltie (Ken Stott) out for retribution for the horrendous crimes against the helpless people of Edinburgh during the nineteen seventies, by notorious, torturous, and killer, debt collector Nickie Dryden (Billy Connolly). This is as hard as they come; giants of their professions one with a trade that needs to be kept secret and the other... see more
Oliver Twist
[1999]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 6h 26min
An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.
Wyrd Sisters
[1997]
 
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Mini Series | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy | 2h 20min
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Based on the Terry Pratchett novel. On Discworld, (a world carried on four elephants standing on a huge turtle travelling in space), in a small country called Lancre, three witches, the flowery Magrat Garlick, the lively Nanny Ogg and their leader Granny Weatherwax find themselves dragged into royal politics. The king of Lancre, Verence, has been murdered by Duke Felmet and he has taken over control... see more
William and Mary
[2003]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 48min
The lives of William (an undertaker) and Mary (a midwife) cross. They become romantically involved, but what happens for the rest of the series is far less predictable.
Hope Springs
[2009]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
Four recently paroled female English thieves pull an elaborate stunt to steal a fortune in cash and get a crime boss arrested for it. They plan to escape to Barbados with the loot, but mess up. They hide for a while in Scottish town Hope Springs, where they pretend to take over the run-down hotel as a cover. They soon lose the fortune in a fire, so they must stay and make the hotel work, but get caught... see more
The Six Wives of Henry VIII
[1970]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, History, Romance | 9h
A six-episode dramatization of Henry VIII's relationships with each of his six wives. Each episode is devoted to one wife, and is a complete play in itself.
TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Certain events which had an impact on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, while he was still a medical student under the supervision of Dr. Bell, his teacher and mentor, on whom the character of Sherlock Holmes is partly drawn from.
Ordeal by Innocence
[1984]
 
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Movie | Mystery, Thriller | 1h 30min
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Dr Calgary returns home from an expedition and goes looking for a hitchhiker whom he gave a lift to two years previously in order to return the man's address book. He discovers the man has been executed for his mother's murder.
Leon the Pig Farmer
[1992]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 38min
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An irreverent comedy is set in motion when Leon Geller, a sensitive Jewish man from London, accidentally learns that his is the product of artificial insemination.
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.
Lillie
[1978]
 
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Mini Series | Adventure, Biography, Drama | 52min
Lillie Langtry, trapped in a loveless marriage, takes full advantage of her beauty, attracting many lovers and admirers including the Prince of Wales and Oscar Wilde. As her husband slowly drinks himself to death, Lillie embarks upon a sensational career as a somewhat talented yet beautiful actress in Britain and the United States. Throughout her life she attracts rich and sometimes brutal lovers,... see more
Solitaire for 2
[1995]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 46min
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Katie can read minds. Being desirable, the male minds she reads are all thinking of one thing. She always responds by hitting them and storming off without explanation. Daniel is an expert in body language and interprets this as a sign she wants to be pursued. Since Daniel spends most of his time, when not terrorizing his students, pursuing women, Katie gets ever more exasperated that he is treating... see more
The Public Eye
[1972]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 35min
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When a straight-laced British accountant marries a free-spirited American, he starts trying to change her. His wife doesn't keep regular hours, so he suspects an affair and hires a detective (Topol). The wife notices she is being followed, and maintaining their distance she and the detective explore London for 10 days in a game of follow-the-leader without ever exchanging a word.
Callan
[1967]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h
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David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and country" under duress. This bleak, "Spy who Came in from the Cold"-style espionage drama concentrates on the seamy underside of covert operations: assassinations, blackmail and dirty dealing.
Movie | Comedy, Musical | 1h 50min
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Friends Herman, Karl, Keith, Derek and Barry are working class Manchester lads who aren't getting very far in their respective working lives. That fact is epitomized by Herman's failure to get the promotion to junior account executive at the advertising company at which he works. Regardless, his Grandmother Gloria, with who he lives, has faith in him. What Herman really wants to do is race Mrs. Brown... see more
Chernobyl: The Final Warning
[1991]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 35min
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True story about the tragic nuclear power plant accident in Chernobyl.
Lily's Driftwood Bay
[2014]
 
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TV Series | Animation
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Driftwood Bay is a special island that exists in the imagination of Lily, who creates a world of adventure and friendship from different treasures she finds washed up on the beach.
Summer's Lease
[1989]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, Mystery | 3h 40min
Twelfth Night
[1980]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2h 8min
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Viola and Sebastian are lookalike twins, separated by a shipwreck. Viola lands in Illyria, where she disguises herself like her brother and goes into the service of the Duke Orsino. Orsino sends her to help him woo the Lady Olivia, who doesn't want the Duke, but finds that she likes the new messenger the Duke's sending. Then, of course, Viola's brother shows up, and merry hell breaks loose. Meanwhile... see more
Play for Today
[1970]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 1h 15min
A British television anthology drama series that aired on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984.
The Bridal Path
[1959]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 35min
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Based on a novel by Nigel Tranter, The Bridal Path is a light-hearted look at the somewhat unfortunate results that can come of the continued marrying of fairly close cousins in a restricted and remote community. Set in the Hebrides off Scotland, the story tells how Ewan MacEwan leaves the isle of Eorsa in search of the perfect wife, but finally returns to marry Katie.
Richard III
[1983]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 3h 59min
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Richard of Gloucester uses murder and manipulation to claim England's throne.
Colin's Sandwich
[1988]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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Struggling writer Colin has the unenviable daytime job of listening to the complaints of the public using British Railways.
Bodily Harm
[2002]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 2h 55min
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Dramarama
[1983]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Family
A series of plays for children which featured the supernatural frequently and science fiction occasionally.
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
The Daily Politics
[2003]
 
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TV Series | News, Talk-Show | 30min
BBC Play of the Month
[1965]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 2h
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
[1984]
 
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TV Movie | 2h 57min
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When Pericles discovers the dread answer to Antioch's riddle, he flees for his life straight into famine, shipwreck, love, fatherhood, and another shipwreck; he loses his wife and daughter, and doesn't find them again until the story moves us through resurrection, attempted murder, pirates, prostitution, and divine revelation.
Special Branch
[1969]
 
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TV Series | Action, Crime | 1h
Ground-breaking British police drama series following the exploits of the Special Branch of the Metropolitan Police. An elite group of officers tasked with protecting London from spies, terrorists and subversives.
Screenplay
[1986]
 
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TV Series
Performance
[1992]
 
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TV Series | Drama
The Wednesday Play
[1964]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h 15min
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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 60s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer and John Hopkins. Famous plays include 'Up the Junction', 'Cathy Come Home' , 'Stand Up Nigel Barton', 'Vote, Vote, Vote For Nigel Barton', 'On the Eve of Publication' and 'Son of Man'. The series often addressed controversial issues... see more
The Edwardians
[1972]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, History | 50min
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Common Ground
[2013]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Short | 10min
Grumpy Old Women
[2005]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Documentary | 30min
Bremner, Bird and Fortune
[1999]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 1h
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Game, Set, and Match
[1988]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
Bernard Samson is a spy in the employ of SIS, London Central.
Comedy Connections
[2003]
 
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TV Series | Documentary | 40min
Series looking at the history of favourite comedy shows.
Underworld
[1997]
 
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Mini Series | Comedy, Drama, Thriller | 50min
William Smith, a middle-class school teacher from a suburb in London, returns home one day to find his wife Gilda has run off with her boyfriend and taken all his possessions with her. With the help of his sister, Susan, they begin a search for Gilda, and are drawn into the British crime world and become caught in the cross-fire of two crime lords who have been fighting each other all their lives:... see more
TV Special | 45min
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Documentary celebrating 10 years of the popular BBC sitcom 'One Foot in the Grave', which ran from 1990 to 2000. Cast members and writer David Renwick discuss the series and a selection of memorable clips illustrate the show's huge appeal.
Today with Des and Mel
[2002]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 50min
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Monday to Friday lunchtime chat show
Footprints in the Snow
[2005]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 36min
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Paralysed from the waist down after a car crash, Julie Hill struggles to get used to her disability and to save her marriage. It looks as if her husband will leave her. Then doctors try a revolutionary treatment which feeds electrical impulses to her leg muscles - allowing her to ride a bicycle once again and so go out for bike rides with her family. Her marriage survives and she and her husband end... see more
TV Movie | Comedy, Documentary | 1h
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The story of the British sitcom from HANCOCK'S HALF HOUR to GAVIN AND STACEY and beyond.
Aspel & Company
[1984]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show
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Middle-of-the-road celebrity chat show hosted by smooth presenter Michael Aspel.
Documentary | Documentary | 3h 5min
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TV Special | Comedy | 7h 5min
Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 59min
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First Night
[1963]
 
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TV Series | Drama
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